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Globalization and the plan for New Word Order => Vaccine information => SWINE FLU EXPOSED! => : Irobot August 15, 2009, 11:34:03 AM

: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Irobot August 15, 2009, 11:34:03 AM

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: Swine flu Vaccination is linked to a Nerve Disease
: Irobot August 15, 2009, 08:02:52 PM


FORCED VACCINATION PROGRAM FEARED over H1N1 Swine Flu http://snardfarker.ning.com/group/flu/forum/topics/forced-vaccination-program

Banned 60 Minutes Show: Swine Flu 1976
http://snardfarker.ning.com/group/flu/forum/topics/banned-60-minutes-show-swine

A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the UK Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

http://snardfarker.ning.com/group/flu/forum/topics/a-warning-that-the-new-swine
: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: blackwater August 15, 2009, 08:34:37 PM


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html)

Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America

By Jo Macfarlane
Last updated at 11:05 PM on 15th August 2009


A girl wearing a face mask to prevent swine flu in London

Prevention: Is the swine flu jab safe?

A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.

GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

    * More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
    * 500 cases of GBS were detected.
    *  The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.
    * The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.
    * The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected.

Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown.

It is being developed by pharmaceutical companies and will be given to about 13million people during the first wave of immunisation, expected to start in October.

Top priority will be given to everyone aged six months to 65 with an underlying health problem, pregnant women and health professionals.

The British Neurological Surveillance Unit (BNSU), part of the British Association of Neurologists, has been asked to monitor closely any cases of GBS as the vaccine is rolled out.

One senior neurologist said last night: ‘I would not have the swine
flu jab because of the GBS risk.’

There are concerns that there could be a repeat of what became known as the ‘1976 debacle’ in the US, where a swine flu vaccine killed 25 people – more than the virus itself.

A mass vaccination was given the go-ahead by President Gerald Ford because scientists believed that the swine flu strain was similar to the one responsible for the 1918-19 pandemic, which killed half a million Americans and 20million people worldwide.

Swine flu vaccines being prepared

The swine flu vaccine being offered to children has not been tested on infants

Within days, symptoms of GBS were reported among those who had been immunised and 25 people died from respiratory failure after severe paralysis. One in 80,000 people came down with the condition. In contrast, just one person died of swine flu.

More than 40million Americans had received the vaccine by the time the programme was stopped after ten weeks. The US Government paid out millions of dollars in compensation to those affected.

The swine flu virus in the new vaccine is a slightly different strain from the 1976 virus, but the possibility of an increased incidence of GBS remains a concern.

Shadow health spokesman Mike Penning said last night: ‘The last thing we want is secret letters handed around experts within the NHS. We need a vaccine but we also need to know about potential risks.

‘Our job is to make sure that the public knows what’s going on. Why
is the Government not being open about this? It’s also very worrying if GPs, who will be administering the vaccine, aren’t being warned.’

Two letters were posted together to neurologists advising them of the concerns. The first, dated July 29, was written by Professor Elizabeth Miller, head of the HPA’s Immunisation Department.

It says: ‘The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use.

‘GBS has been identified as a condition needing enhanced surveillance when the swine flu vaccines are rolled out.

‘Reporting every case of GBS irrespective of vaccination or disease history is essential for conducting robust epidemiological analyses capable of identifying whether there is an increased risk of GBS in defined time periods after vaccination, or after influenza itself, compared with the background risk.’

The second letter, dated July 27, is from the Association of British Neurologists and is written by Dr Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, chair of its surveillance unit, and Professor Patrick Chinnery, chair of its clinical research committee.
America swine flu 1976

Halted: The 1976 US swine flu campaign

It says: ‘Traditionally, the BNSU has monitored rare diseases for long periods of time. However, the swine influenza (H1N1) pandemic has overtaken us and we need every member’s involvement with a new BNSU survey of Guillain-Barre Syndrome that will start on August 1 and run for approximately nine months.

‘Following the 1976 programme of vaccination against swine influenza in the US, a retrospective study found a possible eight-fold increase in the incidence of GBS.

‘Active prospective ascertainment of every case of GBS in the UK is required. Please tell BNSU about every case.

‘You will have seen Press coverage describing the Government’s concern about releasing a vaccine of unknown safety.’

If there are signs of a rise in GBS after the vaccination programme begins, the Government could decide to halt it.

GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, leaving them unable to transmit signals to muscles effectively.

It can cause partial paralysis and mostly affects the hands and feet. In serious cases, patients need to be kept on a ventilator, but it can be fatal.

Death is caused by paralysis of the respiratory system, causing the victim to suffocate.
It is not known exactly what causes GBS and research on the subject has been inconclusive.

However, it is thought that one in a million people who have a seasonal flu vaccination could be at risk and it has also been linked to people recovering from a bout of flu of any sort.

The HPA said it was part of the Government’s pandemic plan to monitor GBS cases in the event of a mass vaccination campaign, regardless of the strain of flu involved.
But vaccine experts warned that the letters proved the programme was a ‘guinea-pig trial’.

Dr Tom Jefferson, co-ordinator of the vaccines section of the influential Cochrane Collaboration, an independent group that reviews research, said: ‘New vaccines never behave in the way you expect them to. It may be that there is a link to GBS, which is certainly not something I would wish on anybody.

‘But it could end up being anything because one of the additives in one of the vaccines is a substance called squalene, and none of the studies we’ve extracted have any research on it at all.’

He said squalene, a naturally occurring enzyme, could potentially cause so-far-undiscovered side effects.

Jackie Fletcher, founder of vaccine support group Jabs, said: ‘The Government would not be anticipating this if they didn’t think there was a connection. What we’ve got is a massive guinea-pig trial.’

Professor Chinnery said: ‘During the last swine flu pandemic, it was observed that there was an increased frequency of cases of GBS. No one knows whether it was the virus or the vaccine that caused this.

‘The purpose of the survey is for us to assess rapidly whether there is an increase in the frequency of GBS when the vaccine is released in the UK. It also increases consultants’ awareness of the condition.

Panic over? The number of swine flu cases has fallen sharply in the past week

Panic over? The number of swine flu cases has fallen sharply in the past few weeks

‘This is a belt-and-braces approach to safety and is not something people should be substantially worried about as it’s a rare condition.’

If neurologists do identify a case of GBS, it will be logged on a central database.

Details about patients, including blood samples, will be collected and monitored by the HPA.

It is hoped this will help scientists establish why some people develop the condition and whether it is directly related to the vaccine.

But some question why there needs to be a vaccine, given the risks. Dr Richard Halvorsen, author of The Truth About Vaccines, said: ‘For people with serious underlying health problems, the risk of dying from swine flu is probably greater than the risk of side effects from the vaccine.

‘But it would be tragic if we repeated the US example and ended up with more casualties from the jabs.

‘I applaud the Government for recognising the risk but in most cases this is a mild virus which needs a few days in bed. I’d question why we need a vaccine at all.’

Professor Miller at the HPA said: ‘This monitoring system activates pandemic plans that have been in place for a number of years. We’ll be able to get information on whether a patient has had a prior influenza illness and will look at whether influenza itself is linked to GBS.

‘We are not expecting a link to the vaccine but a link to disease, which would make having the vaccine even more important.’

The UK’s medicines watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, is already monitoring reported side effects from Tamiflu and Relenza and it is set to extend that surveillance to the vaccine.

A Department of Health spokesperson said: ‘The European Medicines Agency has strict processes in place for licensing pandemic vaccines.

‘In preparing for a pandemic, appropriate trials to assess safety and the immune responses have been carried out on vaccines very similar to the swine flu vaccine. The vaccines have been shown to have a good safety profile.

‘It is extremely irresponsible to suggest that the UK would use a vaccine without careful consideration of safety issues. The UK has one of the most successful immunisation programmes in the world.’

I COULDN''T EAT OR SPEAK... IT WAS HORRENDOUS
Hilary Wilkinson

Victim: Hilary Wilkinson spent three months in hospital after she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome
When Hilary Wilkinson woke up with muscle weakness in her left arm and difficulty breathing, doctors initially put it down to a stroke.

But within hours, she was on a ventilator in intensive care after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

She spent three months in hospital and had to learn how to talk and walk again. But at times, when she was being fed through a drip and needed a tracheotomy just to breathe, she doubted whether she would survive.

The mother of two, 57, from Maryport, Cumbria, had been in good health until she developed a chest infection in March 2006. She gradually became so weak she could not walk downstairs.

Doctors did not diagnose Guillain-Barre until her condition worsened in hospital and tests showed her reflexes slowing down. It is impossible for doctors to know how she contracted the disorder, although it is thought to be linked to some infections.

Mrs Wilkinson said: ‘It was very scary. I couldn’t eat and I couldn’t speak. My arms and feet had no strength and breathing was hard.

I was treated with immunoglobulin, which are proteins found in blood, to stop damage to my nerves. After ten days, I still couldn’t speak and had to mime to nurses or my family.

‘It was absolutely horrendous and I had no idea whether I would get through it. You reach very dark moments at such times and wonder how long it can last.

But I’m a very determined person and I had lots of support.’

After three weeks, she was transferred to a neurological ward, where she had an MRI scan and nerve tests to assess the extent of the damage.

Still unable to speak and in a wheelchair, Mrs Wilkinson eventually began gruelling physiotherapy to improve her muscle strength and movement but it was exhausting and painful.

Three years later, she is almost fully recovered. She can now walk for several miles at a time, has been abroad and carries out voluntary work for a GBS Support Group helpline.

She said: ‘It makes me feel wary that the Government is rolling out this vaccine without any clear idea of the GBS risk, if any. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone and it certainly changed my life.

‘I’m frightened to have the swine flu vaccine if this might happen again – it’s a frightening illness and I think more research needs to be done on the effect of the vaccine.’

Hotline staff given access to confidential records

Confidential NHS staff records and disciplinary complaints could be accessed by hundreds of workers manning the Government’s special swine flu hotline.

They were able to browse through a database of emails containing doctors’ and nurses’ National Insurance numbers, home addresses, dates of birth, mobile phone numbers and scanned passport pages – all details that could be used fraudulently.

And private and confidential complaints sent by hospitals about temporary medical staff – some of whom were named – were also made available to the call-centre workers, who were given a special password to log in to an internal NHS website.

It could be a breach of the Data Protection Act.

The hotline staff work for NHS Professionals, which was set up using taxpayers’ money to employ temporary medical and administrative staff for the health service.

The not-for-profit company runs two of the Government’s swine flu call centres – with 300 staff in Farnborough, Hampshire, and 900 in Watford, Hertfordshire.

Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley described the revelations as ‘disturbing’.

Anne Mitchell, a spokeswoman for Unison, said: ‘There’s no excuse for such a fundamental breach of personal security. Action needs to be taken as soon as possible to make sure this does not happen again.’

A spokeswoman for NHS Professionals would not confirm whether access to the confidential files had been granted.


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: nofakenews August 15, 2009, 08:53:04 PM
bump

25 deaths should tell you all you need to know and their was another article I remember reading that said vaccines turned a few kids into hallucinating zombies.
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: Monkeypox August 15, 2009, 08:56:35 PM
bump

25 deaths should tell you all you need to know and their was another article I remember reading that said vaccines turned a few kids into hallucinating zombies.

At least those kids will have a future as US Congressmen.

 :D
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: muggl3z August 15, 2009, 08:57:58 PM
The second I saw this on Drudge I knew it'd be a PP article. lol *prints it off to show everyone he knows*
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: nofakenews August 15, 2009, 08:58:35 PM
At least those kids will have a future as US Congressmen.

 :D

Hahah

Here is what I was talking about.
http://www.infowars.com/tamiflu-turned-my-children-into-hallucinating-sobbing-wrecks/
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concer
: Irobot August 15, 2009, 08:58:54 PM
bump, and get this out to everyone!
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=126530.msg779191#msg779191
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: Dig August 15, 2009, 09:23:28 PM
‘Tamiflu turned my children into hallucinating, sobbing wrecks’
http://www.infowars.com/tamiflu-turned-my-children-into-hallucinating-sobbing-wrecks/
Richard Price
Mail Online
August 13, 2009

This week, it was with no small measure of satisfaction that I watched Andy Burnham, our implausibly youthful Health Secretary, squirm on the GMTV sofa.

Andrew Castle, it must be said, is no Jeremy Paxman. So when Mr Burnham agreed to take part in the show to discuss the alleged merits of Tamiflu (how it sticks in my craw even to write those words) he was doubtless looking forward to putting across the Government’s point of view in the gentlest of surroundings.

What ensued was an ambush, as the visibly irate presenter revealed that his daughter Georgina had collapsed and nearly died after taking the supposedly harmless drug.
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: Dig August 15, 2009, 09:30:32 PM
NEWSWEEK TITLE:

Your Doctor may Give You Swine Flu This Fall http://www.newsweek.com/id/212139

The story is below. They are saying because only 45% of medical professionals get flu vaccines, the ones that do not may give you swine flu.  They are committing wholesale genocide for profit because they are racketeering to pressure a higher percentage of healthcare workers to take the shot that has already killed 25 and is releasing a new deadly nerve disease. It is a bioweapon of the worst kind.  Newsweek is running this on the 31st. Newsweek was founded by Skull and Bones.  They are assisting in the committing of genocide. It is a fact, there is no other argument about it. WTF?

Rest of story:
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Reuters-Corbis
By Claudia Kalb | NEWSWEEK
Published Aug 15, 2009
From the magazine issue dated Aug 31, 2009
  

The CDC says health-care workers should be among the first in line to receive the swine-flu (H1N1) vaccine, which the government hopes will be available by mid-October. But will your doctors, nurses, and other medical providers roll up their sleeves? Only 45 percent of health-care workers get a seasonal flu shot every year, citing the same reasons for opting out that patients do: I'm healthy and don't need it; I'm worried about side effects; I'm afraid of needles. M.D.s and R.N.s are better covered than other staffers, like lab techs and home health aides. But everyone needs to improve. The CDC has been campaigning to raise immunization rates among the white-coat set for years. Already, seasonal flu kills 36,000 Americans annually. When swine flu starts surging, ask your provider: did you get your shot?


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other top stories that shoe Newsweek is a piece of shit:

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Attack!
By Sharon Begley
The truth about obamacare
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What You Need to Know
By Andrew Romano
Our search for alien life.
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Town Hall Face
An unsightly condition caused by unsanitary health-care politics
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On Hold And In Hell
By Russ Juskalian
Inside the young science of keeping callers on the line. Damn you, Erik Satie.
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I mean, WTF?
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: Dig August 15, 2009, 09:43:27 PM
Nerve disease alert over flu jab
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hUB4EyHm4FJEaTz2LzjY9skDOmmA
(UKPA) – 3 hours ago

Doctors have been put on alert for cases of a nerve disease following the introduction of a vaccine for swine flu, it has emerged.

Health chiefs said there was an increased risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome after a flu-like illness, but stressed there was no evidence linking it to the vaccination.

The syndrome, which affects about 1,500 people a year in the UK, attacks the nervous system and can result in temporary paralysis.

Its exact cause is unclear but many people affected by it have had a viral or bacterial infection a few weeks earlier.

A Health Protection Agency (HPA) spokesman said enhanced surveillance was "routine" when introducing a new vaccine.

More than 13 million people in the UK, including people with asthma, diabetes, heart disease, renal disease or with a compromised immune system, will get the jab from October. It is anticipated the normal seasonal flu vaccine may be given at the same time.

The spokesman said: "Guillain-Barre syndrome has long been identified as a potential adverse event that would require enhanced surveillance following the introduction of a pandemic vaccine, but there is no evidence to suggest there is an increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome from this vaccine.

"There is robust evidence that no increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome arises from seasonal flu vaccination.

"Establishing enhanced surveillance on Guillain-Barre syndrome has always been part of our pandemic plan because there is an increased risk of this disease after a flu-like illness.

"The HPA is working in collaboration with the Association of British Neurologists Surveillance Unit (BNSU) and the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) who will ask clinicians to report each month whether they have seen any cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome."

Copyright © 2009 The Press Association. All rights reserved.
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: Dig August 15, 2009, 09:44:08 PM
OUTBREAK!
Swine flu vaccine linked to deadly nerve disease?
Leaked letters raise fears of repeat of '1976 debacle'
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=107064
Posted: August 15, 2009

Two letters from the U.K.'s Health Protection Agency to top neurologists, sent on the eve of a massive vaccination program against the H1N1, or swine flu, virus and leaked to a British newspaper, warn doctors to watch for an increase in cases of a fatal brain disorder which could be triggered by the vaccine.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal, London's Mail on Sunday reported.

The first round of immunizations is scheduled for October and is set to treat 13 million pople, giving priority to "everyone aged six months to 65 with an underlying health problem, pregnant women and health professionals."

Already, concerns have been raised over insufficient testing and lack of knowledge about the new vaccine's effect on children.

Shots frighten you? Be sure to get "SCARY MEDICINE: Exposing the dark side of vaccines"

The HPA letters, sent to 600 neurologists, cite the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the U.S. in 1976 that caused more fatalities than the influenza.

During the 10-week period the vaccine was administered, 500 cases of GBS were identified. Immunization for swine flu increased the chances of being stricken by GBS by a factor of 8. Although the vaccine was withdrawn when the connection was made, the U.S. government paid millions to settle suits by those injured or killed.

The HPA's reference to GBS has some health professionals concerned the upcoming vaccination program could become a repeat of what has become known as the "1976 debacle," despite the fact that the swine flu virus in the new vaccine is a slightly different strain from the 1976 virus.

"I would not have the swine flu jab because of the GBS risk," a senior neurologist told the Mail.

The HPA letters noted the lack of testing on the new vaccine and called on neurologists to monitor and report every incident of GBS so the product could be withdrawn if problems were identified.

Vaccine experts expressed both skepticism and alarm.

"New vaccines never behave in the way you expect them to," said Dr. Tom Jefferson, co-ordinator of the vaccines section of the Cochrane Collaboration. "It may be that there is a link to GBS, which is certainly not something I would wish on anybody.

"But it could end up being anything because one of the additives in one of the vaccines is a substance called squalene, and none of the studies we've extracted have any research on it at all.'

Jackie Fletcher of the vaccine support group Jabs, told the Mail, "The government would not be anticipating this if they didn't think there was a connection. What we've got is a massive guinea-pig trial."

GBS leaves nerves unable to transmit signals to muscles effectively, resulting in partial paralysis, primarily in the hands and feet. In serious cases, patients must be kept on a ventilator. Those who die from the disease experience paralysis of the respiratory system and suffocation.
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: Dig August 15, 2009, 09:44:47 PM
April 2007 – 'SCARY MEDICINE: Exposing the dark side of vaccines'
http://shop.wnd.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=2083

The growing controversy over vaccines – where children are forced to get increasing numbers of vaccinations before attending school, and parents are forced to decide whether to comply despite the reality that dreadful adverse reactions to the shots do regularly occur – has now mushroomed into an issue crucial to all Americans, according to the April edition of Whistleblower.

This comprehensive and powerfully eye-opening report is titled "SCARY MEDICINE: Exposing the dark side of vaccines."

For years, the vaccine debate was confined largely to the traditional childhood vaccines like DPT (diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus), MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) and polio. Even then, there were major concerns. The pertussis vaccine, for example, is notorious for having rare but horrendous side effects, and most polio cases in the world in recent years have been caused by the live-virus vaccine itself!

But in recent times, many new childhood vaccines have been introduced, from rotavirus and chickenpox to hepatitis B, meningitis and pneumonia, each with their own controversies and, in some cases, scandals. At first, the new vaccines are just ''suggested,'' then they became ''recommended" by pediatricians, and before long they're ''required'' before entering public school.

"A one-year-old healthy child today can get 10 different antigens injected into his body in one day," warns columnist Barbara Simpson in this issue of Whistleblower. "No one knows the effect on his immune system, and such tests haven't been conducted."

But it gets worse, much worse. As a result of today's vaccine mania:

Right now, state after state is attempting literally to force young, prepubescent school-girls into getting a brand-new vaccine, with an unproven safety record, to prevent a sexually transmitted form of cancer. The manufacturer, pharmaceutical giant Merck, has lobbied state politicians to make their vaccine mandatory.

There's major movement toward an AIDS vaccine. Once approved by the government, will there be another push like the current one to immunize schoolgirls against a sexually transmitted disease, only this time to mandate the AIDS vaccine for everybody?

Despite publicity to the contrary, the controversial mercury-based vaccine preservative Thimerosal – thought by some researchers to be linked to rising levels of autism in the U.S. – is still used in some vaccines.

Then there's the U.S. military, which compels soldiers to get multiple vaccinations. Some experts, citing compelling evidence, blame the military's anthrax shots for the epidemic dubbed "Gulf War Syndrome."

These are just a few of the controversies explored in "SCARY MEDICINE: Exposing the dark side of vaccines."

In this highly polarized debate, on one side there is the medical establishment, including the federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which endlessly repeats the mantra that vaccines are safe and effective and everybody should get them. To question their wisdom tags one as a paranoid conspiracy theorist.

On the other side is a substantial and growing movement of skeptics, including many medical professionals, who openly question vaccines. Some are strident, claiming all vaccines are bad for all people at all times and places, and a few even impute a sinister motive to vaccine manufacturers and the doctors that give the shots. But many others are careful and nuanced and very well informed. They consider each vaccine individually on its merits as well as its known and suspected negatives – and come out holding up a big "caution" sign.

Highlights of this issue include:

"The dark side of vaccines" by David Kupelian, on what your doctor never told you

"Beware of vaccine bullies" by Michelle Malkin, who says: "Informed consent? Ha. This was uninformed coercion"

"Do vaccines cause cancer?" – the startling but indisputable story of how 10 to 30 million Americans received polio shots tainted with monkey virus linked to cancers

"Medical terrorists on your doorstep" by Barbara Simpson, who shows how today's vaccine mania is pumping healthy children full of dozens of foreign antigens, without their parents being fully informed about the shots

"Newborn vaccinated over parents' objections" by Diana Lynne, who documents the Orwellian nightmare of a young couple as armed guards forced their infant's vaccination against a sexually transmitted disease

"Civilians could face mandatory anthrax shots" by Bob Unruh, on credible evidence tying the controversial shots to Gulf War Syndrome, and quoting an expert warning that civilians could be required to received the government's 10 million "emergency" doses

"New study links mercury to autism," documenting how the incidence of the common disorder dropped dramatically after a controversial mercury-based preservative was removed from most vaccines

"Feds' conflict of interest over vaccines?" by Jon Dougherty, on the history of "incestuous" ties between drug-makers and the federal government

"Doctors' group opposes all vaccine mandates." The 4,000-member Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, established in 1943, has called for a moratorium on the government forcing any vaccines on the American people, warning, "Our children face the possibility of death or serious long-term adverse effects"

"Vaccinations and the right to refuse," by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, who says parents, not the state, must retain authority over America's children

And much more …

"I admit it, this is a downright frightening issue of Whistleblower," said David Kupelian, managing editor of WND and Whistleblower. "But its purpose is to 'immunize' readers against the lies and partial truths that abound in this all-important area."
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: sociostudent August 15, 2009, 09:46:43 PM
Sounds like the Clinton Farm.
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: Dig August 15, 2009, 09:55:27 PM
look at the comments to the newsweek insanity:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/212139
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Posted By: young vee @ 08/15/2009 9:23:39 PM


Are you kidding me? Vaccines don't save lives?? Give me a break. Compare the rate of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, typhoid, cholera, pertussis, tetatus, etc. in the U.S. now to 75 years ago. Yea, vaccines are made by big companies who make money. So are antibiotics.. If you had sepsis (a life threatening bacterial infection of the blood), would you not take anti-biotics b/c they're made by money making corporations? The reason doctors recommend you and your kids get vaccinated is not b/c they want those companies to make money, it's because these vaccine save your lives! I'll go ahead and say that anybody who buys this Jenny McCarthy induced hype that vaccines cause autism or whatever is an IDIOT. The risk of not getting vaccinated is exponentially higher than getting vaccinated.
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Posted By: AuntJ0303 @ 08/15/2009 7:51:44 PM

To the so-called "nurse" (who I really suspect must be a Big Pharma employee) ...Get the vaccine to save my neighbor's life? Give me a break. lol If I truly wanted to save my neighbor's life, I'd make sure he is armed with REAL knowledge and stays far away from this or any other "life-saving vaccine" concocted in the future.

We have been brainwashed into believing vaccines have 'saved' our health when the fact is we've never been sicker! We are avoiding short term acute infections (such as chicken pox, measles, etc) but at what cost? We are trading these short-term illnesses that may have lasted a week or less for a LIFETIME of chronic ills! No thank you, I'd rather take my chances with the natural disease and get lifetime immunity in the process, something that vaccines can not give you because most of the time it is temporary.

Vaccines steal our health, not preserve it. With all the vaccines given today, we should be the healthiest nation on earth, no? In fact there is NO other country on EARTH That gives as many vaccines to children as we do in the good ole U.S. of A.! We've got them all beat! Do some research on other countries and compare THEIR childhood vaccine schedule with ours. Also make sure to compare the numbers of children dying from vaccine preventable diseases in each country as well as the rates of chronic ills suffered by children. I think we also rank something like 39th (maybe its 29th) in infant mortality.

When I was a child, I never knew ANYone with asthma, had probably never even heard of it. Today 1 out of 7 children has asthma! Allergies, childhood diabetes, ADHD and autism are also affecting our children at record numbers and they keep getting higher every year!

When I was a child and there were FEW childhood vaccines on the schedule, it was rare to find a child living with a chronic health condition. Today, children receive 48 vaccines before the age of 6! Ridiculous! NO child needs this many vaccines for any reason. Today, it is rare to find a child who does NOT live with a chronic health condition. And learning disabilites are through the roof!

The comment about vaccines not being profitable for big pharma.. give me a break lol NO company is going to waste time with a product they will not profit from. I just read an article the other day that detailed how many BILLIONS they expect to reap from swine flu alone this winter. Even if the vaccine is "free" don't think they don't make a profit - it is paid for by taxpayers $$$ and they profit no matter what!
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Posted By: Anti-Federalist @ 08/15/2009 6:33:01 PM

This story is NWO propoganda...For the truth about the vaccine, look here:

http://drtenpenny.com/the_truth_about_the_flu_Shot.aspx
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: Intruth August 15, 2009, 10:21:50 PM
Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html

: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Beefcake August 15, 2009, 10:26:17 PM
Something we all suspected the vaccine could cause among other things.  This is a very important development as the Mail is reporting it but pretty much no other sources.  Typical lame stream media.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: sociostudent August 15, 2009, 10:45:46 PM
So, is it squalene, alum, or MPL?
: Swine Flu vaccine already linked to a deadly disease
: LoreOnTerror August 16, 2009, 01:50:32 AM
A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.

GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html#ixzz0OK3TxYPO


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html#ixzz0OJZqdiPO
: Re: Swine Flu vaccine already linked to a deadly disease
: Letsbereal August 16, 2009, 02:05:08 AM
TnX good work!

Spread the news: Swine Flu vaccine already linked to a deadly disease http://tinyurl.com/nem6ek
: Re: Swine Flu vaccine already linked to a deadly disease
: LoreOnTerror August 16, 2009, 02:07:02 AM
Sorry I just noticed the MSM is just now catching on.. lol Appears to be referring to the deaths of '76. Still good news that it's going mainstream.
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: Letsbereal August 16, 2009, 02:16:53 AM
bump!
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: Letsbereal August 16, 2009, 02:58:47 AM
This is the most Conservative MSM Newspaper in the Netherlands!
 
Dutch advice on Mexican flu: 'Just sit it out'
7 August 2009
, by our news staff (NRC Handelsblad International)
http://www.nrc.nl/international/article2322818.ece/Dutch_advice_on_Mexican_flu_Just_sit_it_out%0A

Mexican flu downgraded to common flu

"Just sit it out" is the new advice of the Dutch health authorities concerning the Mexican flu, which turns out to be a relatively mild common flu.

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) announced Friday that it has stopped recording new Mexican flu patients in the Netherlands. Doctors and hospitals no longer have to report new cases to the health authorities.
From the available data it looks like the Mexican flu is after all relatively mild. Only one to three percent of all patients develop complications, mostly pneumonia.
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Two thirds of all patients with complications so far belong to the traditional groups at risk. These include people over 60, children under two, people with diabetes, heart or lung diseases, pregnant women in their third trimester, and people with diminished resistance, for instance as a result of chemotherapy. These people already qualify for the regular winter flu shot.

In other words, the Dutch health authorities are now treating the Mexican flu as a common winter flu. The common flu typically kills 200 to 1,000 people every year in the Netherlands, mostly people with an underlying condition. That is far below the "worst-case scenario" of 80,000 deaths that the health and home affairs ministries laid out this week for the Mexican flu.

"In terms of treatment, we are giving doctors the advice to treat the Mexican flu as the common flu," says Martijn Sobels of the RIVM. "That means that only patients at risk of developing complications require treatment. To other people our advice is to just sit it out."

People who catch the Mexican flu can expect to be sick for two to seven days. It remains to be seen whether the Mexican flu will have a serious effect on the economy if a lot of people get sick at the same time.

Sobels: "This will depend on how the disease develops, whether it peaks or is more spread out. According to our estimates we are looking at one in three to one in ten people getting sick at the same time."

The World Health Organisation announced on Friday that a vaccine for the Mexican flu will be available in September, sooner than expected. The Netherlands has ordered 34 million vaccines from the pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis - enough to vaccinate everyone twice.

It is not clear yet if the new approach to the Mexican flu will have an effect on the vaccine order.

Sobels: "The health minister will decide in mid-August who will be given the vaccine. But there too our advice is that doctors treat the Mexican flu as a common flu."

The RIVM is also asking doctors to give the anti-viral drug Tamiflu, which is used to treat already infected patients, only to people at risk of developing complications.

According to Jaap van Disel of the UMC hospital in Leiden the drug has too many side-effects to be distributed to all patients with the Mexican flu. Tamiflu given to 200 patients will avoid complications in just one patient, whereas 20 to 30 others may experience serious side-effects from the drug.

In mid-August every inhabitant of the Netherlands will receive a pamphlet in the mail with advice on what to do when the Mexican flu breaks out.

Meanwhile, the association of Dutch hospitals said on Friday that everything is in place to deal with a flu pandemic if it materialises.

The Netherlands currently has 912 reported cases of the Mexican flu. Last week the first death from the Mexican flu - a 17-year-old boy with an underlying condition - was recorded.


Dutch advice on Mexican flu: 'Just sit it out' http://tinyurl.com/m57sp6

P.S. There even have been "Mexican Flu Parties" in Europe by people who want to get the flu and get it over with.

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: sociostudent August 16, 2009, 02:59:15 AM
guys, I just realized something about the vaccine:

Remember the homeless people that died of the bird flu vaccine?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/2235676/Homeless-people-die-after-bird-flu-vaccine-trial-in-Poland.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/2235676/Homeless-people-die-after-bird-flu-vaccine-trial-in-Poland.html)

Well, turns out the Vero Cell Technology uses their trials with making H5N1 with african green monkey cell cultures, and they publish their "findings" that say the  "trials were successful":


http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=292024 (http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=292024)
Swine flu vaccine tests begin at Baxter using virus
Bloomberg News

Swine flu virus has been received by Baxter International Inc. from the World Health Organization, and the company said it has begun testing samples in an Austrian laboratory as the first step toward developing a vaccine.

The Deerfield pharmaceutical company is now growing and testing the virus at the research facility near Vienna to make a vaccine against the current outbreak of the H1N1 influenza in half the six months usually needed for conventional egg-based vaccines. Baxter is using a cell-based technique to mass produce a vaccine.

The outbreak, which has sickened 2,371 people in 24 countries, may spread to one-third of the world's population, said Keiji Fukuda, WHO's assistant director-general of health, security and environment, in a video broadcast today from Geneva to Asian health ministers.

"We got the virus this week and are working with WHO as part of the vaccine supply group," said Baxter spokesman Chris Bona in a telephone interview today. "Testing has begun on the virus at our research and development facility for vaccines in Orth, Austria," Bona said.

Baxter will spend three to four weeks checking growth of the virus, he said, to prepare for large-scale production of a vaccine. The company will use a culture of monkey kidney cells at its manufacturing plant in Bohumil, Czech Republic.


‘Hilton’ Chickens Are Essential to Stave Off Pandemic (Update2)
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By Simeon Bennett and Kanoko Matsuyama

May 13 (Bloomberg) -- Workers at Kinross Farm defended its hens against the worst wildfires in Australian history while their own homes burned. Now the birds may return the favor by protecting humans from swine flu.....

‘In a Bind’

“We’re going to be in a bind,” said Fedson, now an independent specialist in pandemic preparedness. “People who have been talking about the potential for using inactivated vaccines for the world simply haven’t done their arithmetic.”


So-called inactivated vaccines contain viruses that have been killed, yet contain parts of the pathogen that prompt the body to mount an immune response.

Fedson urges the use of so-called live attenuated vaccines, such as MedImmune Inc.’s Flumist, which contain weakened forms of the live virus. These require less virus to achieve the same effect, so production is faster, he said.

....New Vaccine?

CSL is the only flu vaccine producer in the Southern Hemisphere. The company has begun developing so-called seed virus, in preparation for making vaccines using swine flu strains sent from California and New Zealand, David said.

CSL is also testing an alternative method that doesn’t require live virus and relies instead on building a synthetic version of the pathogen from scratch using its genetic code. If successful, this approach would enable CSL to produce vaccines even when it couldn’t obtain virus samples, David said.

The regular flu shots now being made protect against three strains, including a seasonal variety of H1N1. Those inoculations would be unlikely to help against the new swine form of H1N1, according to the WHO.


The WHO said a panel will convene tomorrow to decide whether vaccine makers should be producing a separate swine flu shot. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Director-General Margaret Chan will meet company chief executive officers in Geneva on May 19 to discuss how they can respond to the new strain.

Seasonal Shots

Sanofi-Aventis, the world’s largest producer of seasonal flu vaccine, plans to finish making this year’s batch in August.

If Sanofi stops production “too fast” in favor of the shot for swine flu, it may have a shortage of inoculations for the seasonal varieties, Jacques Berger, head of the drugmaker’s Sanofi Pasteur vaccine unit in France, said May 5.

Baxter International Inc., based in Deerfield, Illinois, said it received swine flu virus from the WHO and started testing samples in an Austrian laboratory.

The company will use a technique that cuts production time and isn’t dependent on eggs. Its strategy is to inject the virus into a dish containing the Vero cell line, a culture of kidney cells from the African green monkey, in a process that takes 12 to 16 weeks
, said Chris Bona, a Baxter spokesman. That compares with the four to six months needed to produce vaccine with eggs, according to WHO.

A study of 275 healthy volunteers showed the cell-based approach was safe and effective with a vaccine developed against H5N1 bird flu, the company reported in the New England Journal of Medicine last June.
Future of Flu

Cell culture could represent the future of influenza vaccine production,” John Oxford, a professor of virology at the University of London, said in a statement issued by Baxter at the time of the journal report.

At Kinross, the lights are dimmed at 8 p.m. daily to simulate sunset, keeping the hens relaxed and ready to do what they do best the next morning, Szepe said.

“We’re the beginning of a long production chain that is flu vaccine, and it starts from our hens,” he said. “It’s very satisfying to know we’re a small cog in what will be a very big wheel.”
(Well, that is definitely becoming apparent as we find out more about all of this)
To contact the reporter on this story: Simeon Bennett in Singapore at sbennett9@bloomberg.net; Kanoko Matsuyama in Tokyo at kmatsuyama2@bloomberg.net.

(Seeing as how the vero cell technology was first being used to make (and test experimentally in humans) an H5N1 vaccine within 2 or 3 weeks of the homeless people story... I think the Czech are very, very wise ; I also think that several big, big companies would NOT like to take a loss this big, neither to their revenue nor their reputation....so I'm glad we have people praying that God gives the right people the discernment and the will to stand up against the globalists when the time comes and achieve a bloodless, peaceful revolution of the true spirit of humanity, not this fake, new age crap)



 (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=aw2vZjMU99cY&refer=australia[/url)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Dig August 16, 2009, 03:14:30 AM
UK Health Agency to Neurologists: Swine Flu Vaccine is a Nerve Disease    
http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/7869/54/       
Sunday, 16 August 2009

A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to British Media, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.


GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

    * More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
    * 500 cases of GBS were detected.
    *  The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.
    * The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.
    * The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected.

Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown.

It is being developed by pharmaceutical companies and will be given to about 13million people during the first wave of immunisation, expected to start in October.

Top priority will be given to everyone aged six months to 65 with an underlying health problem, pregnant women and health professionals.

The British Neurological Surveillance Unit (BNSU), part of the British Association of Neurologists, has been asked to monitor closely any cases of GBS as the vaccine is rolled out.

One senior neurologist said last night: ‘I would not have the swine
flu jab because of the GBS risk.’

There are concerns that there could be a repeat of what became known as the ‘1976 debacle’ in the US, where a swine flu vaccine killed 25 people – more than the virus itself.

A mass vaccination was given the go-ahead by President Gerald Ford because scientists believed that the swine flu strain was similar to the one responsible for the 1918-19 pandemic, which killed half a million Americans and 20million people worldwide.

Within days, symptoms of GBS were reported among those who had been immunised and 25 people died from respiratory failure after severe paralysis. One in 80,000 people came down with the condition. In contrast, just one person died of swine flu.

More than 40million Americans had received the vaccine by the time the programme was stopped after ten weeks. The US Government paid out millions of dollars in compensation to those affected.

The swine flu virus in the new vaccine is a slightly different strain from the 1976 virus, but the possibility of an increased incidence of GBS remains a concern.

Shadow health spokesman Mike Penning said last night: ‘The last thing we want is secret letters handed around experts within the NHS. We need a vaccine but we also need to know about potential risks.

‘Our job is to make sure that the public knows what’s going on. Why
is the Government not being open about this? It’s also very worrying if GPs, who will be administering the vaccine, aren’t being warned.’

Two letters were posted together to neurologists advising them of the concerns.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Dig August 16, 2009, 03:19:53 AM
(http://blog.camera.org/archives/skynews.jpe)

Nerve Disease Alert Over Swine Flu Jab
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Swine-Flu-Vaccine-Doctors-Told-To-Look-Out-For-Guillian-Barre-Nerve-Disease-One-Jab-Introuduced/Article/200908315362153
5:22am UK, Sunday August 16, 2009


Doctors have been put on alert to look out for cases of a nerve disease once the swine flu vaccine is introduced next month.

The risk of developing Guillian-Barre syndrome is increased after a flu-like illness according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

But health chiefs said despite asking doctors to be on a sharper lookout for the disease there is no evidence linking it to the vaccination.

A spokesman for the HPA also said watching for more cases of the nerve disease is "routine" when introducing a new vaccine.

The syndrome affects around 1,500 people in Britain every year.

It attacks the nervous system and can result in temporary paralysis.

"There is robust evidence that no increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome arises from seasonal flu vaccination." - Health Protection Agency spokesman [Name? Why is this person not fired yet and investigated for crimes against humanity?]

The swine flu jab will be given to over 13 million people in the UK who suffer with asthma, diabetes, heart disease, nenal disease or with a comprimised immune system.

It is thought the normal seasonal flu vaccine could be given at the same time.

The HPA spokesman said: "Guillain-Barre syndrome has long been identified as a potential adverse event that would require enhanced surveillance following the introduction of a pandemic vaccine.

"But there is no evidence to suggest there is an increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome from this vaccine.

"There is robust evidence that no increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome arises from seasonal flu vaccination."

A Department of Health spokesman said: "In preparing for a pandemic, appropriate trials to assess safety and the immune responses have been carried out on vaccines very similar to the swine flu vaccine. The vaccines have been shown to have a good safety profile.

"It is extremely irresponsible to suggest that the UK would use a vaccine without careful consideration of safety issues. The UK has one of the most successful immunisation programmes in the world."
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concer
: Irobot August 16, 2009, 03:27:00 AM
Here comes ths spin from  the murdoch media schill empire.


"There is robust evidence that no increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome arises from seasonal flu vaccination." - Health Protection Agency spokesman [Name? Why is this person not fired yet and investigated for crimes against humanity?]

(http://spaghettiwesterns.1g.fi/characters/Tuco/Tuco_06.jpg)
we dont need no stinking names.
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: sociostudent August 16, 2009, 03:28:23 AM
Wait a minute. They said it's a threat in the "swine flu shot" but not in the seasonal, right? Well, duh, we knew that...she didn't say anything about it being in the swine flu, she just kept saying it wasn't a threat in the seasonal, over and over and over again... ::)

I swear, the UK is so obvious in it's orwellian qualities, you'd think people as intelligent as the Brits would figure it out sooner
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Dig August 16, 2009, 03:30:50 AM
this shit is getting scary...


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Death link to swine flu vaccine
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/Swine_flu/article6797993.ece
Dominic Tonner August 16, 2009
 

HEALTH officials have warned doctors of possible similarities between the new swine flu vaccine and a jab linked to 25 deaths in America in the 1970s.

The government’s Health Protection Agency (HPA), said in a letter to neurologists that they needed to look out for increases in cases of a brain disorder that might follow the launch of the immunisation programme.

The letter has been sent because of concerns sparked by studying of the swine flu vaccination campaign in America.

In 1976, Washington rushed in a mass immunisation programme against a swine flu outbreak that was confined to a single military base.

Several hundred cases of a rare, lethal, paralysing neurological disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) were reported afterwards, and although no clear link was ever found to the vaccine, the incident made many people mistrustful of immunisations.

Although the swine flu virus vaccine now close to completion is different from the one used in 1976, the HPA said the earlier incident nevertheless highlighted a possible area of concern.

“The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use,” Professor Elizabeth Miller, head of the HPA’s immunisation department, wrote in the letter sent last month to neurologists.

“GBS has been identified as a condition needing enhanced surveillance when the swine flu vaccines are rolled out.”

The Department of Health said: “Appropriate trials to assess safety and immune responses have been carried out on vaccines very similar to the swine flu vaccine. The vaccines have been shown to have a good safety profile.”

The World Health Organisation has also said recently that the public should be “reassured” about the safety of the new vaccine. It acknowledged that “genuine adverse events directly caused by the vaccine may also occur, but cannot be predicted in advance”.

The NHS will monitor any possible risks from the vaccine, including a possible connection with GBS.

GlaxoSmithKline is developing the vaccine in Germany for an immunisation programme due to start in October.

Some 9.4m people in England will receive the vaccine if they fall into priority groups, alongside 2.1m frontline health and social care workers. In Scotland 1.4m people in either at-risk groups or working in health and social care will get the jab.

Priority will be given to those aged six months to 65 years in high-risk groups – including those with asthma, diabetes, heart disease, renal disease or with a compromised immune system.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: sociostudent August 16, 2009, 03:32:01 AM
I'm telling you, it's the adjuvant.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Dig August 16, 2009, 03:32:05 AM
Breaking News: Swine Flu Vaccine Killed 25 in America in 1976
http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=243815&t=01000860093551905860
August 15, 2009 – Comments (6)

Umm, that's more dead from the vaccine than from the disease.  And yes, this is a government health care initiative.  If this is legit, wow.. just wow.  I hope somebody will follow up to confirm this.

From the Daily Mail:

A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.

GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
500 cases of GBS were detected. 
The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by 8 times.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Dig August 16, 2009, 03:33:46 AM
for the record, thousands died.  Most did not immediately died but were permanently affected and died a year or two later. there must be some info on this shit. f**k, twenty five people? 25? how the f**k is that a statistic worthy of mentioning.

they are hiding something big time.
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: Anti_Illuminati August 16, 2009, 03:45:03 AM
From GLP:

"Remember WHO ordered mandatory vaccinations for 195 countries. I asked myself, where are these countries going to get the money. Well here it is!

IMF injects 250 Billion into member nations amid the global economic crisis. Takes effect Aug. 28, 2009

All IMF member nations will share in the allocation "in proportion to their existing quotas"


EDIT--Also:

"Patriot, I've been singing this same song at the top of my lungs since 1986! EVERY year when the flu vaccines are pushed, I tell everyone who will listen to JUST SAY NO! The risk of the flu is definitely the lesser of the two evils when you consider what my mom and others with GBS have been through. Imagine this, if you can...

You can't speak, you can't move, you can't even blink your eyes, but you CAN feel, and hear and see. A nurse comes in every 4 hours or so and jams a large bore needle into an artery so they can check your blood gasses to make sure you are getting enough oxygen. (no anesthetic used, either) They shove something UP YOUR NOSE, hard enough to break it. You feel all of it, but can't even cry out. (I came into mom's room right after they did that. She wasy lying there, staring blankly at the ceiling, with tears streaming from her eys. The doc said "no, she's not crying, her eyes are just over compensating for the lack of blinking. Later, she confirmed they were tears) The doctor determines you are going to be on the ventilator for a while, so a tracheotomy is necessary. They cut a hole in your throat and do the trach with you COMPLETELY CONSCIOUS OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING! (Mom fainted during that one). They tape your eyes shut to keep them from drying out, and you immediately become so claustrophobic you literally almost have a heart attack. You are trapped inside your own body, with no way out.

Try to see how it would be to deal with that BEFORE you say yes to the flu vaccine!"

: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Dig August 16, 2009, 03:49:22 AM
1976: Fear of a great plague
http://www.capitalcentury.com/1976.html
By PAUL MICKLE / The Trentonian


On the cold afternoon of February 5, 1976, an Army recruit told his drill instructor at Fort Dix that he felt tired and weak but not sick enough to see military medics or skip a big training hike. Within 24 hours, 19-year-old Pvt. David Lewis of Ashley Falls, Mass., was dead, killed by an influenza not seen since the plague of 1918-19, which took 500,000 American lives and 20 million worldwide.  Two weeks after the recruit's death, health officials disclosed to America that something called "swine flu" had killed Lewis and hospitalized four of his fellow soldiers at the Army base in Burlington County. The ominous name of the flu alone was enough to touch off civilian fear of an epidemic. And government doctors knew from tests hastily conducted at Dix after Lewis' death that 500 soldiers had caught swine flu without falling ill. Any flu able to reach that many people so fast was capable of becoming another worldwide plague, the doctors warned, raising these questions:

Does America mobilize for mass inoculations in time to have everybody ready for the next flu season? Or should the country wait to see if the new virus would, as they often do, get stronger to hit harder in the second year? Thus was born what would become known to some medical historians as a fiasco and to others as perhaps the finest hour of America's public health bureaucracy. Only young Lewis died from the swine flu itself in 1976. But as the critics are quick to point out, hundreds of Americans were killed or seriously injured by the inoculation the government gave them to stave off the virus. According to his sister-in-law, John Kent of President Avenue in Lawrence went to his grave in 1997 believing the shot from the government had killed his first wife, Mary, long before her time. Among other critics are Arthur M. Silverstein, whose book, "Pure Politics and Impure Science," suggests President Gerald Ford's desire to win the office on his own, as well as the influence of America's big drug manufacturers, figured into the decision to immunize all 220 million Americans.

Still, even the partisan who first branded Ford's program a fiasco, says now that it happened because America's public health establishment identified what easily could have been a new plague and mobilized to beat it amazingly well. To understand the fear of the time you have to know something about the plague American soldiers seemed to bring home with them after fighting in Europe during World War I. The Great Plague, as it came to be called, rivaled the horrid Black Death of medieval times in its ability to strike suddenly and take lives swiftly. In addition to the half million in America, it killed 20 million people around the world. It got its name because it was a brand of flu usually found in domestic pigs and wild swine. It was long thought to have come, like so many flus, out of the Chinese farm country, where people and domestic pigs live closely together.

Recent research has shown, however, that the post-WWI flu was brought to Europe by American troops who had been based in the South before they went to war. Medical detectives, still working on the case in the 1990s, determined that a small group of our soldiers took swine flu to Europe and that it spread to the world from there. How the swine flu got to Fort Dix in 1976 still hasn't been tracked down. At the time, Dix military doctors knew only that a killer flu had made it to the base and that they were lucky more men hadn't died or been sickened seriously.

Weeks after Lewis died, doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and other federal public health officials were meeting in Washington, trying to decide if they should recommend the government start a costly program of mass inoculations.  One doc later told the authors of "The Epidemic that Never Was" that he and others in on the meetings realized there was "nothing in this for the CDC except trouble," especially because a decision had to be made fast to get the immunizations manufactured by the fall. "...The obvious thing to do was immunize everybody," the doctor said. "But if we tried to do that ... we might have to interrupt a hell of a lot of work on other diseases." The doctors knew they faced complaints if the epidemic broke out and vaccines weren't ready, as well as criticism if they spent millions inoculating people for a plague that didn't happen. "As for 'another 1918,' 1 didn't expect that," the doctor continued in the book. "But who could be sure? It would wreck us. Yet, if there weren't a pandemic, we'd be charged with wasting public money, crying wolf and causing all the inconvenience for nothing ... It was a no-win situation." By mid-March, CDC Director Dr. David J. Sencer had lined up most of the medical establishment behind his plan to call on Ford to support a $135 million program of mass inoculation. On March 24, one day after a surprise loss to Ronald Reagan in the North Carolina Republican presidential primary, Ford decided to make the announcement to the American public.

Congress still had to appropriate the money, of course, and that wasn't going to be easy. Even before official congressional consideration of the plan was taken up, there were forces arguing against it. Another big hurdle was the drug makers, who were insisting the government take liability for any harmful side effects from the vaccine. During congressional hearings in the spring and early summer, lawmakers heard some naysayers who noted that the swine flu of last winter never got beyond Dix and that only one death had been reported. The president and his experts prevailed, however, and on Aug. 12 Congress put up the money to get the job done. The mighty task was put into the hands of a charismatic 33-year-old physician for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Dr. W. Delano Meriwether, a world-class sprinter who still competed in track meets. Now he was in a race for life, or so he thought. Meriwether was given until the end of the year to get all 220 million Americans inoculated against swine flu. By Oct. 1, the makers had the serums ready and America's public health bureaucracy had lined up thousands of doctors, nurses and paramedics to give out the shots at medical centers, schools and firehouses across the nation.

Jim Florio, then an ambitious rookie Democratic congressman supporting Jimmy Carter for president, didn't use the situation to take a shot at Ford. He lined up and was the first Jersey resident to take the inoculation.

Within days, however, several people who had taken the shot fell seriously ill. On Oct. 12, three elderly people in the Pittsburgh area suffered heart attacks and died within hours of getting the shot, which led to suspension of the program in Pennsylvania.

Jersey pressed on with inoculations, however. Through the fall, even as more bad reports about the side effects of the vaccine came out, thousands of mostly older people in Greater Trenton lined up outside health centers, schools and firehouses to get the shot, sometimes waiting for an hour.

One of them was Lawrence's Mary Kent, a 45-year-old mother of two teenage boys who couldn't tie the ribbons on Christmas presents only days after she got her shot at the Trenton War Memorial in early December.

On Dec. 16, increasingly concerned about reports of the vaccine touching off neurological problems, especially rare Guillain-Barre syndrome, the government suspended the program, having inoculated 40 million people for a flu that never came.

By year's end, Jack Kent knew his wife was seriously ill and started reading all about the side effects of the president's flu inoculation, especially nerve problems like those his wife was experiencing.

Even before Mary Kent died an invalid at age 51 in January 1982, Kent had joined the hundreds of Americans who filed suit against the government on behalf of children left without a parent due to fatal side effects from the swine flu vaccine.

Kent's sister-in-law, also named Mary Kent, recalled the other day that Jack Kent died in 1997 still angrily blaming the government for giving his wife Guillian-Barre, leading to her death.


The swine flu case of 1976 forever reduced confidence in public health pronouncements from the government and helped foster cynicism about federal policy makers that continues to this day. Citing the swine flu fiasco, for instance, one scholar recently authored a report suggesting the threat of AIDS has been similarly overblown. Yet Joseph Califano, one of the earliest to use the word "fiasco" in describing the swine flu affair, came to the conclusion that it all couldn't have been avoided. Califano, whom President Carter appointed Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare after beating Ford in the November election, said the doctors had no choice but to err on the side of the caution. In "The Epidemic That Never Was," Califano said that faced with the threat of another killer plague with the potential to end millions of lives, the doctors were right to seek an inoculation program.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN SUED THE GOVERNMENT FOR BEING LEFT WITHOUT A PARENT?

25 DEATHS?


THAT DOG DON'T HUNT!
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Satyagraha August 16, 2009, 05:34:52 PM
From GLP:

"Remember WHO ordered mandatory vaccinations for 195 countries. I asked myself, where are these countries going to get the money. Well here it is!

IMF injects 250 Billion into member nations amid the global economic crisis. Takes effect Aug. 28, 2009

All IMF member nations will share in the allocation "in proportion to their existing quotas"


EDIT--Also:

"Patriot, I've been singing this same song at the top of my lungs since 1986! EVERY year when the flu vaccines are pushed, I tell everyone who will listen to JUST SAY NO! The risk of the flu is definitely the lesser of the two evils when you consider what my mom and others with GBS have been through. Imagine this, if you can...

You can't speak, you can't move, you can't even blink your eyes, but you CAN feel, and hear and see. A nurse comes in every 4 hours or so and jams a large bore needle into an artery so they can check your blood gasses to make sure you are getting enough oxygen. (no anesthetic used, either) They shove something UP YOUR NOSE, hard enough to break it. You feel all of it, but can't even cry out. (I came into mom's room right after they did that. She wasy lying there, staring blankly at the ceiling, with tears streaming from her eys. The doc said "no, she's not crying, her eyes are just over compensating for the lack of blinking. Later, she confirmed they were tears) The doctor determines you are going to be on the ventilator for a while, so a tracheotomy is necessary. They cut a hole in your throat and do the trach with you COMPLETELY CONSCIOUS OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING! (Mom fainted during that one). They tape your eyes shut to keep them from drying out, and you immediately become so claustrophobic you literally almost have a heart attack. You are trapped inside your own body, with no way out.

Try to see how it would be to deal with that BEFORE you say yes to the flu vaccine!"



And where does the IMF get the money?
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:28pm EDT

Obama proposes $100 billion U.S. loan for IMF
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE53J6NH20090420

: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Dig August 16, 2009, 05:33:19 PM
Report: Swine Flu Vaccine May Be Deadly
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/health/dpgo_Report_Swine_Flu_Vaccine_May_Be_Deadly_mb_08162009_2982851
Updated: Sunday, 16 Aug 2009, 4:33 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 16 Aug 2009, 4:32 PM EDT
By MIKE BRODY

(MYFOX NATIONAL) - British medical authorities are warning that there could be a link between the swine flu vaccine, which is expected in October, and a deadly nervous disorder, according to the Telegraph .

The reports states there is a link between the vaccine and Guillain-Barre Syndrome , a serious neurological disease that causes paralysis and in extreme cases can lead to death. Doctors are being urged to watch for cases of the disorder.

A swine flu or H1N1 vaccine caused some problems in 1976 when the U.S. health officials rushed out the vaccine following an outbreak of swine flu in military barracks because the virus was found somewhat related to the strain involved in the 1918 flu pandemic that killed millions around the world.

Around 40 million people received the vaccine but doctors reported an increase Guillain-Barre and 25 people died before the immunization program was stopped.

This year's vaccine is different to the version used in 1976, and although doctors will be monitoring all reported cases of Guillain-Barre, they don't expect any cases linked to the vaccinations this time. They added that because Guillain-Barre can be caused by infections like flu, the new program may establish that vaccinations actually protect against the syndrome.

As the new school year approaches, parents' concerns about swine flu have increased as schools around the country prepare for possible outbreaks .
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: sociostudent August 16, 2009, 05:33:27 PM
1976: Fear of a great plague
http://www.capitalcentury.com/1976.html
By PAUL MICKLE / The Trentonian



HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN SUED THE GOVERNMENT FOR BEING LEFT WITHOUT A PARENT?

25 DEATHS?


THAT DOG DON'T HUNT!

No, it doesn't. It sounds like the result of a monitoring program that didn't do it's job. Kind of like now:
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1894625,00.html?iid=tsmodule (http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1894625,00.html?iid=tsmodule)
. The last time the U.S. recommended nationwide vaccination against a suspected swine flu was in 1976, with less than successful results, to say the least. Under orders from President Gerald Ford, a vaccine was rushed into production and administered to 45 million Americans, at a cost of $135 million. But within weeks, people started developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing immune-system disorder that can result from the vaccine. Some experts estimated the risk of Guillain-Barré as being seven times higher in those who were immunized vs. those who were not. After the immunization program was terminated nine months after it began, government officials paid $90 million in damages to patients who were injured by the vaccine. The widely feared swine flu epidemic never emerged.
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1894129,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1894129,00.html)
How to Deal with Swine Flu: Heeding the Mistakes of 1976
(http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2009/0904/swine_flu_1976_0427.jpg)
In February 1976, an outbreak of swine flu struck Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey, killing a 19-year-old private and infecting hundreds of soldiers. Concerned that the U.S. was on the verge of a devastating epidemic, President Gerald Ford ordered a nationwide vaccination program at a cost of $135 million (some $500 million in today's money). Within weeks, reports surfaced of people developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a paralyzing nerve disease that can be caused by the vaccine. By April, more than 30 people had died of the condition. Facing protests, federal officials abruptly canceled the program on Dec. 16. The epidemic failed to materialize.
Medical historians and epidemiologists say there are many differences between the relatively benign 1976 outbreak and the current strain of swine flu that is spreading across the globe. But they also say the decisions made in the wake of the '76 outbreak — and the public's response to them — provide a cautionary tale for public health officials, who may soon have to consider whether to institute draconian measures to combat the disease. (See pictures of the swine flu outbreak in Mexico.)

"I think 1976 provides an example of how not to handle a flu outbreak, but what's interesting is that it made a good deal of sense at the time," says Hugh Pennington, an emeritus professor of virology at Britain's University of Aberdeen. Pennington points out that conventional wisdom in 1976 held that the 1918 flu pandemic — which started among soldiers and eventually killed as many as 40 million — was the result of swine flu (scientists now know it was in fact a strain of bird flu). Despite modern advances in microbiology, today's health officials still make decisions in a "cloud of uncertainty," Pennington says. "At the moment, our understanding of the current outbreak is similarly limited. For example, we don't yet understand why people are dying in Mexico but not elsewhere." (See pictures of bird flu.)

In a quickly evolving situation, deciding what public health orders to make becomes as much an art as a science, and can often stir debate. On Monday, for example, health officials in Europe advised citizens to cancel all nonessential trips to Mexico and the U.S. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that advisory was too severe. Such decisions, difficult enough to make on purely medical grounds, become even more complicated when they involve politics. In 1976, President Ford's vaccine program came during an election cycle, and some historians believe he was swayed as much by a desire to display strong leadership as by the advice of health experts. (Read "Swine Flu: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Outbreak.")

Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan and a historical consultant to the CDC on flu pandemics, says the most vexing decision facing health officials is when to institute mass vaccination programs. Vaccines carry risks of complications, leading to agonizing ethical dilemmas. In 1976, Ford offered indemnity to the vaccine manufacturers. But according to reports, President George W. Bush decided in 2002 not to administer a nationwide smallpox vaccination program — despite Vice President Dick Cheney's belief that doing so was a prudent counterterrorism step — because it could have resulted in dozens of deaths (the smallpox vaccine kills between 1 and 2 people per million people inoculated).

Markel says the political climate in the U.S. is much less combustible today than in the post-Watergate era, when Ford faced a skeptical public. Even so, he says, citizens still need to trust that the government is working for the greater good. He says, "The good news is that our surveillance, methodology and public health professionals have never been better. But we are human and mistakes may be made — as happened with the 1976 swine flu affair — and we may jump the gun in the hope of preserving life. The current outbreak is a situation in flux. The American public has to be forgiving and patient and do [their] part too."

(Time is owned by Rockefeller, right? In that case, I'm assuming the last sentence means: "We know you know that we're actively trying to murder you, but let that cognitive dissonance kick in and make you forget that we just tried this a few years ago and tell you that the globalists love you and your family and roll up your sleeve....We're desperate to begin agenda 21, we need this")
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Dig August 16, 2009, 05:33:55 PM
Glaxo Starts Testing Swine Flu Vaccine With Additive (Update1)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=a5dGXc.OML_k
By Trista Kelley

Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- GlaxoSmithKline Plc has started clinical tests on its experimental swine flu vaccine, completing enrollment for the first of 16 studies planned.

Glaxo, of London, said the first trial of adults ages 18 to 60 in Germany is part of a program to test the vaccine in 9,000 infants, children and adults in Europe, Canada and the U.S., the drugmaker said in an e-mailed statement today. The vaccine contains an experimental additive called an adjuvant, which is designed to boost a patient’s immune response and extend limited supplies of the vaccine.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department declared a public health emergency over swine flu in April, and the Food and Drug Administration has the power to allow the use of unapproved medical products during such a crisis. While Glaxo has said its adjuvant has proven safe and effective in clinical trials with 39,000 people, the additive isn’t yet approved in the U.S. Data from the first trial will be available for regulators in September, Glaxo said.

“The clinical development program, which has been designed in close partnership with regulatory authorities, will evaluate the immune response as well as tolerability and other safety aspects of the vaccine,” Thomas Breuer, chief medical officer of Glaxo’s biologicals unit said in the statement.

To contact the reporter on this story: Trista Kelley in London at tkelley2@bloomberg.net
Last Updated: August 14, 2009 10:17 EDT
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: Dig August 16, 2009, 05:34:34 PM
Parents are worried about the swine flu vaccine
Parents are confused and concerned about the swine flu vaccine due to be introduced in October.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/swine-flu/6029856/Parents-are-worried-about-the-swine-flu-vaccine.html
By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
Published: 10:00AM BST 15 Aug 2009

Parents talking on the internet forums have expressed some concern about the H1N1 vaccine that will be offered to children and adults with underlying health conditions and pregnant women as priorities.

Fears raised include its safety for pregnant women, whether the vaccine has been tested enough and the fact one of them contains a controversial mercury preservative. One mum posted: "Absolutely no way would I allow my son to be vaccinated, he's not a guinea pig."

Another said: "This strain seems to be mild but they are predicting that the second strain will be alot worse especially with it being flu season. Plus if it mutates we could be in serious trouble if we are not vaccinated."

Justine Roberts, Co-founder of mumsnet.com said: "Lots of mums on Mumsnet are questioning whether giving the swine flu vaccine to their children is a good idea. Some are worried about how well it's been tested, others about it's effectiveness and side effects."

The GlaxoSmithKline vaccine contains thiomersal which was linked to neurological disorders and autism in the 1990s but has since been extensive tested and no evidence of harm has been found.

Its use was phased out of most vaccines, however it is being used in the GSK vaccine to make it last longer and avoid wastage.

Prof David Salisbury, head of immunisation at the Department of Health, said the vaccines will arrive in vials containing about ten doses as it is not feasible to produce or store single-dose preloaded syringes on the scale needed to vaccine the 11m people who will be offered the vaccine between October and December.

He said, if only one or two doses in a vial are used on one day the GSK vaccine can be stored overnight in the fridge and the remaining doses used the next day. However the Baxter vaccine, which does not contain thiomersal, would have to be thrown away if the whole vial's contents were not used within three hours, he added.

Pregnant women on the forums had mixed views with some saying they are eager to be vaccinated against swine flu while others were circumspect.

Prof Salisbury said the vaccine will be offered to pregnant women who are at greater risk of complications if they contract flu, data from Britain and America has shown.

The European Medicines Agency will decide on whether the vaccine is offered to women at all stages of pregnancy or only in the second or third trimester when the risks of swine flu to both mother and baby are higher.

Prof Salisbury said concerns about vaccines during pregnancy are based on theorectical risks that a live virus vaccine could affect the feotus but extensive tested with the rubella vaccine had not found any evidence of this. He added that the H1N1 vaccines are not live anyway but contain an inactivated version of swine flu.

He said: "We are taking a sensible approach to vaccinate people who are at greatest risk from swine flu first. For people with risk factors the flu may not be mild at all."

He said the products are based on pre-pandemic vaccines using the H5N1 bird flu virus, which have been extensively trialled. The manufacturers have then switched the flu H5N1 flu strain for the current H1N1 swine flu change, in the same way as the seasonal flu vaccines are altered each year to match the current circulating strain.

In addition to this new trials are now beginning using the H1N1 vaccines covering all age groups.

A spokesman for GlaxoSmithKline said: "The World Health Organisation has recommended that for vaccines which come in multidose vials, manufacturers use a preservative to enable doctors to withdraw several doses from the same vial.

"There have been many studies conducted over decades of research which suggest that thiomersal has a good safety profile and is well tolerated. It is essential that a preservative is used in vaccines such as this to avoid wastage."

He said there was no alternative to thiomersal as a preservative for vaccines of this kind.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine likely to kill many people
: Dig August 16, 2009, 05:37:55 PM
Friday, August 14, 2009, 4:11pm CDT
UTMB to conduct pediatric H1N1 vaccine trials
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2009/08/10/daily56.html
Baylor College of Medicine starts H1N1 vaccine trial
Baylor College of Medicine names McGuire as first Caroline Weiss Law Scholar

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is joining Baylor College of Medicine in testing the H1N1 flu vaccine.

The medical center has been selected by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to conduct pediatric vaccine trials.

“Because children have had so many fewer seasons of exposure to influenza, their immune systems are considered naïve and at much higher risk for serious illness and death than adults,” Dr. Christine Turley, vice chairwoman for pediatric clinical services at UTMB, said. “This is a key reason that the vaccine is being studied in children so quickly.”

Last week, Baylor College of Medicine began enrolling adults in its vaccine trials.

http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2009/08/10/daily16.html

It is one of eight federally funded sites taking part in studies to determine the best dose of the experimental vaccine to protect against the H1N1 virus.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern...
: sociostudent August 16, 2009, 05:40:30 PM
Parents are worried about the swine flu vaccine
Parents are confused and concerned about the swine flu vaccine due to be introduced in October.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/swine-flu/6029856/Parents-are-worried-about-the-swine-flu-vaccine.html
By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
Published: 10:00AM BST 15 Aug 2009

Parents talking on the internet forums have expressed some concern about the H1N1 vaccine that will be offered to children and adults with underlying health conditions and pregnant women as priorities.

Fears raised include its safety for pregnant women, whether the vaccine has been tested enough and the fact one of them contains a controversial mercury preservative. One mum posted: "Absolutely no way would I allow my son to be vaccinated, he's not a guinea pig."

Another said: "This strain seems to be mild but they are predicting that the second strain will be alot worse especially with it being flu season. Plus if it mutates we could be in serious trouble if we are not vaccinated."
(It usually replicates into a less harmful strain, but ok)
Justine Roberts, Co-founder of mumsnet.com said: "Lots of mums on Mumsnet are questioning whether giving the swine flu vaccine to their children is a good idea. Some are worried about how well it's been tested, others about it's effectiveness and side effects."

The GlaxoSmithKline vaccine contains thiomersal which was linked to neurological disorders and autism in the 1990s but has since been extensive tested and no evidence of harm has been found.

Its use was phased out of most vaccines, however it is being used in the GSK vaccine to make it last longer and avoid wastage. (If no harm, why try to phase it out, anyway? Doublethink alert!)

Prof David Salisbury, head of immunisation at the Department of Health, said the vaccines will arrive in vials containing about ten doses as it is not feasible to produce or store single-dose preloaded syringes on the scale needed to vaccine the 11m people who will be offered the vaccine between October and December.

He said, if only one or two doses in a vial are used on one day the GSK vaccine can be stored overnight in the fridge and the remaining doses used the next day. However the Baxter vaccine, which does not contain thiomersal, would have to be thrown away if the whole vial's contents were not used within three hours, he added.

Pregnant women on the forums had mixed views with some saying they are eager to be vaccinated against swine flu while others were circumspect.

Prof Salisbury said the vaccine will be offered to pregnant women who are at greater risk of complications if they contract flu, data from Britain and America has shown.

The European Medicines Agency will decide on whether the vaccine is offered to women at all stages of pregnancy or only in the second or third trimester when the risks of swine flu to both mother and baby are higher.

Prof Salisbury said concerns about vaccines during pregnancy are based on theorectical risks that a live virus vaccine could affect the feotus but extensive tested with the rubella vaccine had not found any evidence of this. He added that the H1N1 vaccines are not live anyway but contain an inactivated version of swine flu.

(Just to point out, the CHAT 10a-11 oral polio vaccine was made from the fecal matter of a retarded child who's mother was pregnant when she had rubella...don't know if that's relevant, just thought I'd throw in a little factoid there)
He said: "We are taking a sensible approach to vaccinate people who are at greatest risk from swine flu first. For people with risk factors the flu may not be mild at all."

He said the products are based on pre-pandemic vaccines using the H5N1 bird flu virus, which have been extensively trialled. The manufacturers have then switched the flu H5N1 flu strain for the current H1N1 swine flu change, in the same way as the seasonal flu vaccines are altered each year to match the current circulating strain.

In addition to this new trials are now beginning using the H1N1 vaccines covering all age groups.

A spokesman for GlaxoSmithKline said: "The World Health Organisation has recommended that for vaccines which come in multidose vials, manufacturers use a preservative to enable doctors to withdraw several doses from the same vial.

"There have been many studies conducted over decades of research which suggest that thiomersal has a good safety profile and is well tolerated. It is essential that a preservative is used in vaccines such as this to avoid wastage."

He said there was no alternative to thiomersal as a preservative for vaccines of this kind.
I thought there were alternatives to thimerosal.
 
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: KiwiClare August 16, 2009, 05:43:50 PM
I thought there were alternatives to thimerosal.

So did I. Some flu vaccines don't contain it.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 16, 2009, 05:46:13 PM
Distributing H1N1 vaccine: Start slowly or 'full-throttle?'
http://www.indystar.com/article/20090815/LOCAL/908140388/Start+vaccine+slowly+or++full-throttle?+
By Josh Duke
Posted: August 15, 2009


VINCENNES, Ind. -- A group of about 65 Hoosiers, primarily from Knox County, began discussing this morning how the federal government should distribute the H1N1 influenza vaccine.

The key issue: whether immunization should start slowly or "full-throttle.''

“We would rather err on the side of doing too much, so we are leaning more toward the full-throttle approach,’’ said Janet Archer, emergency preparedness nurse for the Indiana State Department of Health.

“Local departments will decide how the vaccine will be distributed. We will offer suggestions and guidance to help them with their planning.’’

The vaccine is expected to become available on a limited basis in October, and specific groups of people – such as pregnant women, infants, young adults and other at-risk grups -- will get the vaccine first.

A senior adviser from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is among the participants today at Vincennes University.

Schools across the nation are preparing to possibly serve as the distribution locations for the free shots, and some Indianapolis-area educator already have begun discussing plans.

The CDC planned today's public discussion "as the agency considers whether to simply make vaccines available to those seeking immunization, to promote vaccination to those most at risk, or to implement a widespread immunization program," according to a news release from state health department spokeswoman Melissa Dexter.

Roger H. Bernier, senior adviser for scientific strategy and innovation with the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, will be a key figure at today's six-hour discussion beginning at 9 a.m. Another national expert will be Dr. Raymond A. Strikas of the National Vaccine Progrm Office and the U.S. Public Health Service.

In Marion County, the Health Department will oversee and store vaccines. Dr. Virginia A. Caine, the county's health director, said about 400,000 county residents will be eligible for H1N1 vaccine.

Federal officials have said priority should be given to pregnant women and those aged six months to 24 years, as well as health care providers, infant caregivers, and those with underlying health conditions.

Stephanie Sample, spokewoman for the Indiana Department of Education, said using schools as vaccination sites is a possible option should the state decide to widely distribute the vaccine. However, she said, no timeline has been set for a decision and the state has no concrete plans set.

"There are ongoing meetings and discussions between the Department of Health, Department of Education and Homeland Security," Sample said. "But nothing has been determined yet."

Some educators are awaiting word.

"I've only heard confusion on how that is going to play out," said Zionsville Schools superintendent Scott Robison on Thursday.

Zionsville as well as Hamilton Southeastern and Carmel Clay school districts have been evaluating whether they could hold thousands of vials of the vaccine. Robison said Zionsville told Boone County health authorities the school district might be able to provide storage.

Washington Township Schools on the Northside landed in the center of the swine flu pandemic when a Spring Mill Elementary student was diagnosed with the new strain of flu in May.

The district hasn't made specific plans for handling the disease this year and is waiting direction from the Marion County Health Department, said Superintendent James Mervilde.

"This particular strain is more dangerous to young people," Mervilde said. "If we had an opportunity to offer flu shots, we'd be fools not to."

Indianapolis Public Schools had two schools close in May due to H1N1 cases. IPS spokeswoman Mary Louise Bewley said IPS would let the health department take charge if another incident occurs. IPS also is counting on the county health department to take the lead on vaccine distribution.

Roger Bennett, Indiana schools superintendent, on Tuesday sent each district's superintendent a memo with H1N1 information. That memo basically encouraged good hygiene practices and preparedness.

"The Indiana Department of Education will continue to share additional information and instructions with local schools as the situation continues to develop," Bennett's memo said.

Some educators and local health officials, though, are moving ahead.

Hamilton and Hendricks counties' health and emergency officials have planned meetings with educators later this month to discuss plans. The Hamilton County meeting will be Aug. 31 at a Noblesville church, according to Steve Dillon, Carmel Clay director of student services.

"We'll hopefully get a little more definitive information. We've heard a variety of different things, going all the way back to June, that the federal government would do a massive inoculation for HINI. The ages (of who will get the vaccine) keep changing. Who's going to do it keeps changing. It is one shot? Is it two shots? Is it a nasal spray? Is it whatever, it's all over the board."

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Friday it has started testing its swine flu vaccine in humans. Those tests are expected to determine many of the final decisions about the dosage amounts, types and delivery.

"We aim to get the first doses out in September," spokeswoman Alexandra Harrison said, with major orders fulfilled by the end of the year or early 2010.

A small amount of the vaccine would be available at the earliest in late September, said Dr. Judith Monroe, Indiana's health commissioner. In Indiana, the virus has been found in 314 people and four have died, Indiana Department of Health spokeswoman Julie Dunlap said Friday.

Since swine flu emerged in April, it has killed at least 1,462 people worldwide and is estimated to have infected millions.

Rothschild controlled Associated Press and Star reporters Mark Ambrogi, Lindsay Machak, Carrie Ritchie, Shari Rudavsky and Bruce C. Smith contributed to this report.
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: Dig August 16, 2009, 05:49:50 PM
Online database created ahead of inoculation campaign that could start next month
http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bal-md.flu15aug15,0,1903800.story
By Kelly Brewington | kelly.brewington@baltsun.com August 15, 2009


In anticipation of a mass vaccination campaign against swine flu this fall, Maryland health officials are communicating with doctors' offices, clinics and hospitals about the details of administering a vaccine to nearly 3 million of the state's most vulnerable residents.

Providers who plan to administer the vaccine should begin signing up at the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Web site, www.dhmh.state.md.us.

Officials created an online database Friday to take requests from family doctors' offices, clinics and hospitals that would likely give the inoculations.

While Maryland officials are waiting for details from the federal government about how agreements would work between the state and providers, they are eager to begin the process for the vaccine campaign that could start as soon as next month - earlier than previous federal estimates of mid-October.

"We are shooting for the end of September to have the providers lined up and ready to go and to have the seasonal flu campaign under way," said Frances Phillips, the state's deputy secretary for public health services.

Anticipating that there won't be enough vaccine for every American, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set five priority groups: pregnant women; people between the ages of 6 months and 24 years old; non-elderly people with chronic illness; health care workers; and caretakers of children younger than 6 months old. Phillips said she expects the state to receive enough vaccine for the estimated 2.9 million Marylanders in those categories.

"I think we'll have enough. The question is how soon will we have enough of it," Phillips said. "School is starting, [and] as the weather gets colder, it's going to be a real race to get it to people with the highest risk to develop immunity so when they are exposed, they are protected."

The vaccine could cost consumers between $10 and $20, but state officials are still working out the details of the price and whether it would be reimbursed by insurers.

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Data bases?

IBM Data Bases?

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: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 16, 2009, 05:50:20 PM
Going "full-throttle" is not something you want to do with vaccines that are unapproved by the FDA, opposed by thousands of pediatricians and hundreds of thousands of parents, and proven to be unsafe in other countries....unless.... ::)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 16, 2009, 05:55:30 PM
Going "full-throttle" is not something you want to do with vaccines that are unapproved by the FDA, opposed by thousands of pediatricians and hundreds of thousands of parents, and proven to be unsafe in other countries....unless.... ::)

and do not forget, granted full immunity to any legal compensation for causing genocide.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 16, 2009, 06:04:54 PM
Actual NAZI poster promoting the Hollerith machine that categorized humans into slave laborers/useless breathers:

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Actual poster in London now promoting increased profiling of humans into slave labor/useless breathers:

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: sociostudent August 16, 2009, 06:48:32 PM
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200908091213.htm (http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200908091213.htm)
India scrambles for germ-free eggs for swine flu vaccines

New Delhi (IANS): The crack team at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which is charged with creating a vaccine for swine flu, is confronted with a problem — sourcing enough chicken eggs free of pathogens, or germs, to grow the vaccine.

Luckily, Venkateshwara Hatcheries, India's largest poultry farm, is situated in the very city where there was panic among residents after the first death on account of swine flu August 3.

"Currently the company will supply us about 1,00,000 pathogen-free eggs," Suresh Jadhav of the Serum institute told the Indian edition of "Technology Review", the 109-year publication of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"But if there is an urgent requirement to step up the vaccine production, they will be able to give us up to 2.5 million eggs a month," Mr. Jadhav was further quoted as telling the magazine, published in India by CyberMedia.

There are two farms in Bangalore as well that could be roped in if the swine flu virus spins out of control in India. Over 700 confirmed swine flu cases have been reported in India till on Friday.

Under the scheme supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Serum Institute is committed to providing at least 10 per cent of itsproduction of vaccine against swine flu for use in other countries.

"Such an assurance has been guaranteed by the Indian government. This is just to ensure that in the case of a national emergency, the government does not stake claim to the entire production, leaving nothing for global use," said the institute's senior director Satish Ravetkar.

Though the government has given the go-ahead for mass-scale production of the H1N1 influenza vaccine, it has yet to give firm orders to either the Serum institute or the two other Indian companies -- Panacea Biotec, New Delhi, and Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad — about the quantity requirements.

"We have given approvals to these three companies to get seed strains from Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the UK-based National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) to start preliminary research," said Drug Controller General of India Surinder Singh.

The companies will now have to go through the other stages of development like preclinical trials and clinical tests.

Scientists at the Serum institute expect to have the vaccine ready by September. They are also preparing a limited human trial involving at least 25 volunteers. However, it will be another six months before the vaccine is ready for mass use.

In the event of an emergency, WHO has clarified that countries could relax some of the stringent provisions related to approvals to speed up the vaccine's availability to fight a raging swine flu pandemic.

Authorities in China have been more proactive and the Beijing city government has already placed the order to supply at least four million doses by the end of September to local vaccine maker Sinovac.

This will be administered to 2 million people in the high risk group. Additional orders are expected beginning in October and, in total, Sinovac expects to supply approximately 10 million doses to the Beijing government.

The 10 million doses will be administered to 5 million people in Beijing.

Indians are waiting for a similar announcement from their government. Of course, the government is not too worried because of the mild form of infection that has surfaced in the country so far.

Yet again, the technological prowess demonstrated by the Serum institute, in developing an influenza vaccine in the shortest possible time, could benefit millions across the globe. India scrambles for germ-free eggs for swine flu vaccines

New Delhi (IANS): The crack team at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which is charged with creating a vaccine for swine flu, is confronted with a problem — sourcing enough chicken eggs free of pathogens, or germs, to grow the vaccine.

Luckily, Venkateshwara Hatcheries, India's largest poultry farm, is situated in the very city where there was panic among residents after the first death on account of swine flu August 3.

"Currently the company will supply us about 1,00,000 pathogen-free eggs," Suresh Jadhav of the Serum institute told the Indian edition of "Technology Review", the 109-year publication of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"But if there is an urgent requirement to step up the vaccine production, they will be able to give us up to 2.5 million eggs a month," Mr. Jadhav was further quoted as telling the magazine, published in India by CyberMedia.

There are two farms in Bangalore as well that could be roped in if the swine flu virus spins out of control in India. Over 700 confirmed swine flu cases have been reported in India till on Friday.

Under the scheme supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Serum Institute is committed to providing at least 10 per cent of itsproduction of vaccine against swine flu for use in other countries.

"Such an assurance has been guaranteed by the Indian government. This is just to ensure that in the case of a national emergency, the government does not stake claim to the entire production, leaving nothing for global use," said the institute's senior director Satish Ravetkar.

Though the government has given the go-ahead for mass-scale production of the H1N1 influenza vaccine, it has yet to give firm orders to either the Serum institute or the two other Indian companies -- Panacea Biotec, New Delhi, and Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad — about the quantity requirements.

"We have given approvals to these three companies to get seed strains from Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the UK-based National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) to start preliminary research," said Drug Controller General of India Surinder Singh.

The companies will now have to go through the other stages of development like preclinical trials and clinical tests.

Scientists at the Serum institute expect to have the vaccine ready by September. They are also preparing a limited human trial involving at least 25 volunteers. However, it will be another six months before the vaccine is ready for mass use.

In the event of an emergency, WHO has clarified that countries could relax some of the stringent provisions related to approvals to speed up the vaccine's availability to fight a raging swine flu pandemic.

Authorities in China have been more proactive and the Beijing city government has already placed the order to supply at least four million doses by the end of September to local vaccine maker Sinovac.

This will be administered to 2 million people in the high risk group. Additional orders are expected beginning in October and, in total, Sinovac expects to supply approximately 10 million doses to the Beijing government.

The 10 million doses will be administered to 5 million people in Beijing.

Indians are waiting for a similar announcement from their government. Of course, the government is not too worried because of the mild form of infection that has surfaced in the country so far.

Yet again, the technological prowess demonstrated by the Serum institute, in developing an influenza vaccine in the shortest possible time, could benefit millions across the globe.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Catalina August 16, 2009, 06:49:18 PM
It's going top be an interesting fall. Who among the sheeple will stand up against forced vaccinations?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 16, 2009, 06:57:34 PM
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200908091213.htm (http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200908091213.htm)

..."Authorities in China have been more proactive and the Beijing city government has already placed the order to supply at least four million doses by the end of September to local vaccine maker Sinovac.

This will be administered to 2 million people in the high risk group. Additional orders are expected beginning in October and, in total, Sinovac expects to supply approximately 10 million doses to the Beijing government.

The 10 million doses will be administered to 5 million people in Beijing."

3 Reasons to Be Scared of These Stocks
http://www.fool.com/investing/international/2009/08/12/3-reasons-to-be-scared-of-these-stocks.aspx (http://www.fool.com/investing/international/2009/08/12/3-reasons-to-be-scared-of-these-stocks.aspx)
By Rex Moore
August 12, 2009 | Comments (3)


Veteran Global Gains members know what we love about China. There's tremendous potential upside there, with many cheap stocks ready to explode in value -- especially among smaller companies.

We can never emphasize enough, however, the dangers that lurk in the world's most populous country -- the nasty traits of some Chinese businesses that make us fear and loathe them.

An emerging giant
There are nearly 2,000 public companies in China. About 450 are listed in the U.S., with that number growing all the time. And many of them are future multibaggers that will make their shareholders rich. Look around, and you'll find businesses such as Sinovac Biotech (AMEX: SVA) and AgFeed Industries (Nasdaq: FEED), up 215% and 299%, respectively, in just the past six months alone.

But we can't pretend these types of winners are easy to find. If you don't know the lay of the land -- the ins and outs of Chinese political structure -- you could quite literally lose a fortune.

Here are just three of the problems to look out for:
 1. Hard-to-decipher financials
The Economist magazine sums it up better than I can: "The financial results of companies that global investors wish to buy into can be as unintelligible as the dialect spoken in the company town. It is said (with apparent sincerity) that some Chinese firms keep several sets of books — one for the government, one for company records, one for foreigners and one to report what is actually going on."

In fairness, this was written a couple of years ago, and Chinese financials are a bit easier to understand now. And there's no doubt that American companies also do not make available the books we'd really like to see. Even the ones we can see aren't necessarily easy to decipher -- Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) are perfect examples.

But there's little question that we simply can't get the same lucidity and transparency from Chinese companies that we do from domestic firms.

2. Questionable quality of earnings
Quality of earnings refers to the extent to which financial reporting can be trusted. The more conservative management is with its assumptions, the better we feel about the numbers it reports. A 2008 Barron's article relayed a pretty sobering study from RateFinancials, an independent firm that rates financial reports. Looking at the five largest recent Chinese IPOs -- including LDK Solar and Yingli Green Energy -- RateFinancials found problems with "big increases in receivables, negative operating and free-cash flows, significant amounts of deferred revenues, major prepayments, and sizable long-term commitments to suppliers."

3. Poor corporate governance

China is "perceived to routinely engage in bribery when doing business abroad," according to Transparency International. And in TI's 2008 corruption report, the country falls well below any comfortable level, ranking 72nd. That doesn't mean every Chinese company is dicey, of course, but investors must be on guard. So while investors can check Yahoo! Finance and see that U.S.-based Halliburton (NYSE: HAL), for example, has a much higher-than-average corporate governance rating in the energy sector, such easy tools don't exist for Chinese companies...."
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler August 16, 2009, 08:27:27 PM
So did I. Some flu vaccines don't contain it.

Not exactly. It's possible they all contain thimerosal. It's hard to say for sure because the FDA plays a word game with this "preservative-free" label. If the FDA considers the quantity of thimerosal present in the vaccine insufficient to act as a preservative, it labels the vaccine preservative-free.

http://www.cdc.gov/FLU/ABOUT/QA/thimerosal.htm
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: birgit August 16, 2009, 08:38:32 PM
Not exactly. It's possible they all contain thimerosal. It's hard to say for sure because the FDA plays a word game with this "preservative-free" label. If the FDA considers the quantity of thimerosal present in the vaccine insufficient to act as a preservative, it labels the vaccine preservative-free.

http://www.cdc.gov/FLU/ABOUT/QA/thimerosal.htm
Yes, PLEASE do not forget  who we are dealing with and what their ENDGAME  is.
The lies they tell should disqualify them from  being trusted . :(
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Irobot August 16, 2009, 09:40:47 PM
RE:
UTMB to conduct pediatric H1N1 vaccine trials

This just makes my stomache turn, man oh man, babies, and children.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 16, 2009, 10:18:16 PM
Corporate Media in U.S. Ignores Report N1H1 Vaccine Link to Guillain-Barré Syndrome
http://www.infowars.com/corporate-media-in-u-s-ignores-report-n1h1-vaccine-link-to-guillain-barre-syndrome/
Kurt Nimmo Infowars August 16, 2009

A Google News search this morning returns no mention of the Guillain-Barré Syndrome link to the experimental H1N1 vaccine in the U.S. media.   
   
28,000 people in the U.S. will participate in a government trial of the experimental H1N1 vaccine.

The story has made the rounds in the British press. “The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has asked doctors to check for increases in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) once the national vaccination programme begins,” the Telegraph reports. “According to the Mail on Sunday, two letters were posted together to neurologists advising them of the concerns. The first, dated July 29, was written by Professor Elizabeth Miller, head of the HPA’s Immunization Department.”

The Times Online, Sky News, and the Daily Mail also ran stories on the warning. Alternative news sites in the United States reported on the link but the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other corporate media sources are silent as of this morning.

28,000 people in the U.S. will participate in a government trial of the experimental H1N1 vaccine. “Volunteers will be checked closely for any side effects. They’ll also be monitored for Guillain-Barre syndrome, which was reported in people who received a swine flu vaccine 33 years ago. It’s a rare syndrome usually triggered by a viral infection, and no one knows for sure if the vaccine is also a trigger,” KPBS reported on August 10.

Adult volunteers for the clinical trials will be recruited at 8 separate sites including Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, the University Iowa in Iowa City, and St. Louis University, Deborah Shlian reported for the Examiner on July 28.

The initial tests will be of vaccines made by Sanofi-Pasteur, a European company, and CLS Biotherapies, an Australian company that has supplied seasonal flu shots in the U.S. for years. Novartis is also conducting separate trials for FDA licensing.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 16, 2009, 10:35:43 PM
World Health Organization

and

Queen Elizabeth II

WANT YOUR FAMILY DEAD!

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Don't worry about swine flu vaccines, says WHO

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http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/don%5Ct-worry-about-swine-flu-vaccines-says-who/367206/
Surinder Sud / New Delhi August 17, 2009, 1:20 IST


There’s no need to worry on the safety or efficacy of the anti-swine flu vaccines being currently developed in different countries, said the World Health Organization.

Taking notice of the fears being expressed in different quarters on the safety or risks in using the vaccines, the WHO said the regulatory procedures in place for the licencing of pandemic vaccines, including procedures for expediting regulatory approval, are rigorous and do not compromise safety or quality.

Drug companies in several countries are in an advanced stage of developing a H1N1 influenza vaccine to check the swine flu pandemic which has swept across over 160 countries, affecting over 1.5 million (confirmed cases; actual number may be far higher) and killing nearly 1,000 persons. In India, too, over two dozen people have lost their lives due to swine flu in recent weeks, in different cities.

Some Indian drug companies are also engaged in developing a swine flu vaccine based on the seed strain of H1N1 influenza virus provided by the WHO. However, it may take a few months to develop and test the vaccines and get approval for their general use.

In a statement issued from Geneva, the WHO has said: “Influenza vaccines have been used for over 60 years and have an established record of safety in all age groups.”

At the same time, it has also cautioned that some adverse events may arise during a pandemic when the vaccine is administered on a massive scale.

“Some adverse events, which may be too rare to show up even in large clinic trials, may become apparent when very large numbers of people receive a pandemic vaccine,” the WHO has said, while maintaining that such cases will be rare.

It has observed that nearly 50 million people had died in the 1918 world-wide influenza pandemic, largely because vaccines had not been developed by then.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 16, 2009, 10:48:34 PM
'Vaccination Overdose' by Sylvie Simon
http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/emma_holister/2004/10/16/vaccination_overdose_by_sylvie_simon.htm
October 16, 2004

"Civil responsibility is a form of protest and calls for more responsibility. This principle will become more and more relevant with the development of science and associated techniques. People will not blindly believe in those who act on their behalf. The contaminated-blood affair, among others, might perhaps never have come about if someone had blown the whistle in time."
-Andre Glucksmann

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"Sylvie Simon's approach to the detail and data of the problem will empower those who favour freedom of choice and, therefore, rejection of obligatory practices sustained and perpetuated by dubious 'experts' who are out of date by being out of touch with the progress of science in this field. Nor can we avoid the view that the objective is less the health of the public than the profits of the pharmaceutical companies.


All this throws light on the scandals that disturb our daily life and threaten our economy. Those responsible never pay, and the incompetent or dishonest 'experts' are always with us. That they are exposed by the facts and even by some politicians, yet rest untroubled, is an indication of the financial clout at their disposal.

Our thanks are due to Sylvie Simon for bringing us up to date on what will be one of the great scandals of the future. Her work will enable victims to understand how their condition came about, caused by those - the 'implicated but not guilty' - whose mission is to protect them."  Jacqueline Bousquet - Doctor of Science (Biology-Biophysiology) CNRS Honorary Researcher

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PRINCIPLES OF VACCINATION
BY SYLVIE SIMON
Translated by Harry Clarke

"We are still living with a deceitful government, a compliant press, corruption and an overriding cynicism."

-Jim Garrison (1988) - American Prosecutor who led the enquiry into the assassination of John F Kennedy.

The history of vaccination is full of implausibilities and errors. Everything has been said on the subject except what would have discredited it in the eyes of the world and questioned its fundamental basis. From the beginning, when Jenner wanted to vaccinate instead of "variolate", right up to the present time, everything depended on the conditioning of minds.

Vaccinations are favoured today, for we have become dependent consumers, always 'wanting more' and manufacturers have well understood this dependency. Vaccinations reflect the concept of having the disease, the role of the doctor and the control of individual and collective health, a concept that leads to reliance on others as opposed to taking responsibility for oneself,

Vaccination was practised at a time when nothing was known about microbes, viruses or the immune system. Nevertheless, it was soon promoted to the first rank of general medical practice, routinely applied and unquestioned. It took on the aspects of a faith rather than of a science.

Convinced that in this practice they had a panacea, supporters imposed it worldwide in mass campaigns, expanded programmes and laws making it compulsory. It became an ideology to which a few had to be sacrificed in order to protect the many.

An apparently easy solution, notionally simple, vaccination offers a convenience unlike that of any other medical practice and, if its development required a measure of investment, the compensation was profit and commercial success.

It began at the end of the 18th century, to protect against smallpox. The English doctor, Edward Jenner, experimented with inoculation of the bovine disease, cowpox, which was considered similar to variola (or small pox, as opposed to the great pox, syphilis), a disease of man.

Vaccination's fascination, with upper-class notables lauding it, masked the reality since there was lively opposition from the very beginning.

What did Jenner do? He simply replaced the pus of smallpox, which was transferred from arm to arm (variolation), by the pus from the lesions on the cow (vaccination). In time this pus was put through several stages before administration but Jenner's first vaccine, crude and empirical though it was, was given to millions across the globe. Variolation was spreading smallpox. Vaccination stopped the spread by replacing one pus with another, and by halting the multiplication of sources. But it was no great advance for all that because it opened the way for a more complex infection. For the first time an element of another species was introduced, directly into the body, this being DNA from the genes of another animal and, moreover, a sick animal. Thus the consequences may be measurable only after several decades or longer. At the end of the 18th century man had enabled the passage of micro-organisms from one species to another. The species barrier had been crossed, beginning the animalisation of man, or the 'minotaurisation of the human species', according to Pierre Darmon in La Longue Traque de la Variole (Pierre Darmon, Perrin, 1986). This aspect, though unremarked by the public, should not have escaped the attention of scientists, because it determined an ensemble of unnatural phenomena which called for caution. Jenner introduced the era of the apprentice sorcerers.

Observation had often shown that when an infectious disease is contracted it is not contracted again - hence the idea of inoculation of microbes or viruses whose toxicity had been weakened so as to provoke a benign form of the disease capable of producing a reaction and thus protect the organism against a future serious attack.

The concept was not without substance, for the procedure favoured prevention, although the basis and harmlessness of the practice remained unclear. That an organism could accustom itself to a poison and thus acquire resistance to it is a principle recognised since antiquity. It was immortalised by King Mithridate, who, according to legend, had acquired immunity to poisons from stronger and stronger doses. Each syringe contains a concentrated dose of vaccine, including added material. VIDAL, the professional's dictionary of medicine notes the components for each vaccine.

What's in a Vaccine?

Standard manufacture uses a bacterial or viral antigen, e.g. a germ, bacterium or virus, which may be killed, generally with formol or great heat, or may be living but attenuated. The attenuation can be obtained by heat (e.g. the whooping-cough vaccine) or by rapid passage in a culture (BCG by 230 passages in potatoes mixed with beef bile; or measles by 85 passages in chicken fibroblasts - cells derived from eyelid mucus).

Bacterial vaccines can contain all of the bacterium (whooping-cough vaccine) or can be acellular (only antigenic fragments). Diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are 'anatoxins' - they contain only the toxin (attenuated) produced by the bacteria and supposed to be responsible for the disease.

Cell cultures are required for viral vaccines since viruses lack autonomy - they can exist only in a cell. The prerequisites are often obtained from animals: from monkey kidneys for polio vaccine; from hamster ovaries for hepatitis-B vaccine; from rabbit brain for rabies vaccine; from chicken embryos for mumps vaccine; and from foetuses for rubella vaccine.

Industrial production of vaccines requires cell lines from a vaccine strain (e.g. Vero strain for polio vaccine) that is cancerised for reproduction to infinity. The use of these continuous lines raises problems of purity. World Healh Orgainisation report 747 (1986) raised objections to cellular substrates for vaccine manufacture since they could be contaminated with unknown viruses such as SV40, which has been associated with cancer, by DNA contamination or by mutagenic proteins.

Culture cells can grow only if nourished, generally by calf serum containing growth factors (cf. National Cancer Institute Monograph, 29 December 1968, pp 63-70). We may wonder if there is not a risk of prion propagation. In the context of an evaluation of microbial safety of medicines the French Medicines Agency has just withdrawn five homeopathic remedies derived from human microbial strains. In addition, by decree, 28 October 1998, the Health Minister has banned "any homeopathic preparation from human strains, particularly when ready-made or prepared specially" (Journal Officiel, 5 November 1998). But vaccines escape this precautionary measure...

To avoid bacterial contamination of culture cells, which occurs frequently, the laboratories use antibiotics, e.g. Neomycin, which is to be feared by those who are allergic to Pentacoq vaccine, for example. Hence Dr Jean Pilette, the Belgian doctor who has studied the polio vaccine in particular: "Any product from living matter presents unknown factors". (See his La Poliomyélite... Which Vaccine? Which Risk? L'Aronde).

To make these vaccines more active an adjuvant is introduced, with the aim of augmenting the immune response, which might otherwise fail to occur. Hence we deduce that the efficacy of these vaccines is such that that their advocates are forced to adopt such tricks as adding chemical toxins to their soups.

At present the adjuvant mainly used is aluminium hydroxide, and this is a product that often causes serious allergies. And for a number of years aluminium has been linked to Alzheimer's Disease. In VIDAL we find that each dose of the hepatitis-B vaccine (Engerix or Genhevac) - as also the DTP-polio - contains "not more than" 1250 µg of aluminium hydroxide, whereas the official non-toxic dose is 15 µg/litre of blood, and more than 150 µg is definitely toxic for the nerve cells. Most vaccinations contain a preservative based on mercury, and VIDAL refers to stabilisers and excipients in its less-than-expansive remarks on vaccine ingredients. We learn also that a unidose of the Pasteur DTP contains 0.5 ml of vaccine, of which 0. 005 ml is phenoxyethanol (excipient) and 0.1 mg formic aldehyde for 1.25 mg of aluminium hydroxide (preservative).

In other words, vaccines contain several potentially dangerous toxic products that oblige the body to recognise and neutralise them, if possible. These mechanisms are different from those called into play in the natural response to disease. Thus vaccination puts different demands on the immune system from those that apply when the real thing comes along.

Vaccines are currently produced by gene techniques, i.e. instead of using a virus or bacterium, certain segments of its chromosomes are isolated and grafted on to others to obtain hybrid elements that do not exist in nature. The result is not a synthetic but a recombinant vaccine - a manipulation of live material. The antigen fragments are then cultivated in substrates (e.g. yeast for the hepatitis-B vaccine). Adjuvants, preservatives, antibiotics, etc are then added as for traditional vaccines. We are told - untruthfully - that these new vaccines are purer, therefore less dangerous. But they can activate oncogenes, repress anti-oncogenes or modify genes in one way or another. Hence they can be factors in the process of cancerisation.

Vaccines Adsorbed on Aluminium Hydroxide

Where tetanus is concerned, for example, the procedure to alter its toxin requires precipitation on sulphate of ammonium, or an adsorption (fixation of a substrate, molecule, atom or ion at the surface of another substance). This operation provides a toxin that is attenuated but possessing enhanced antigenic power by virtue of the new chemical component.

Pasteur BCG contains 800 000 to 3200 000 units of Koch bacilli - hardly negligible doses. Then, even attenuated or killed vaccines are not dead or neutral, since they must retain immunising power if they are to produce a reaction from the immune system. Their active principle is therefore to cause disease and insofar as the sought-after effect is to provoke the malady, vaccines represent a traumatising jolt to the organism. Thus they entail permanent modifications to the cells, for the product that is injected is not a simple poison, which the body's elimination processes can clear, filter and purify via the liver, kidneys, etc. It is not a matter of Mithridisation for vaccination brings into play infinitely more complex mechanisms. Our knowledge of these is very imperfect, immunity as a science being only 50 years old.

The Immune System

Vaccinations are supposed to confer immunity, but what is immunity ? It is our capacity to resist disease, the outcome of the activity of our immune system, which regulates our defences to protect our biological identity, just as the function of the blood system is to irrigate the body, bringing nourishment and oxygen to the cells. But the body is a whole and its different control systems operate in close collaboration in that damage to one entails some effect on others. Thus when pathogenic agents or physical or psychological shocks threaten our equilibrium, the immune system organises and sets in motion a chain of reactions each with an important role to play at its own level. The mobilisation of all these reactions will be proportional to the nature of the attack. Sometimes our defences are overwhelmed and serious danger threatens, but our immune system is a powerful mechanism of great precision and surprising efficiency: it can withstand any assault so long as it is enabled to function optimally.

At birth, the system is not fully developed and it will be some years before it is self-sufficient. During the first months the baby is protected by the immunity passed on by the mother - it does not yet have its own identity. Gradually, this 'passive' immunity will be replaced by its own, created by virtue of the germs encountered from day to day. In time this acquired immunity will provide a stout armour that will enable the infant to withstand the tests that life will impose, such as childhood disease, the problems of growth and the psychological crises that will help form the personality, different for each individual. Vaccinations intrude on this process as uncontrollable disturbances. In his 3-volume Constitution of Animal and Vegetable Organisms; Causes of Diseases that Affect Them (Published by Laboratoire de physiologie générale (3 volumes), Paris 1926,1936,1946), J. Tissot, Professor of Physiology at the Natural History Museum, who had done experimental studies of microbes in vivo and in vitro, puts us on guard : "Immunity by vaccination is acquired only when it confers the chronic phase of the disease - which is really to be avoided - a phase that entails fearsome complications in the short or long term."

We live in symbiosis with microbes. They surround us and are part of us. We should not forget that they are living and, perforce, need to feed and reproduce. Taking advantage of the opportunity provided by humans, they try for a niche in which to exist. They do not seek to attack us; they only want to live and are no more deadly pathogens than any other cohabitants. To treat them as enemies is to adopt the logic of war and runs counter to natural processes and imperils the ecosystem.

The work of Antoine Béchamp, Jean Tissot, R R Rife, Léon Grigoraki, and Gaston Naessens, to mention a very few, direct us to the same theory: the smallest elements that govern life are endowed with powers of transformation that allow them to take on various forms and have diverse effects on our bodies.

It is not the germs that provoke disease; it is breakdown of metabolic equilibrium. The germs begin to proliferate when the organism changes and disorganisation sets in. Certain pathogenic agents can persist without causing damage; others can trigger disease without the presence of antibodies. Man is obsessed with the idea that polio can kill or handicap endlessly, whereas millions of infants are infected with the virus with no sign of the disease, the microbe being a "table companion" in the intestines.

In nature nothing is lost, nothing is created, nothing dies, all is transformed. The infinitely small changes unceasingly. A virus can become a bacillus, then a mould (fungus), and inversely. Most of life's elements undergo cycles and are protean. Man himself evolved from fish to mammal. The Russian biologist, Bochian, has shown that elements in the filtrate in tuberculin can revert to bacilli and become pathogenic (Soviet Studies, July 1950). Micro-organisms are principally endogenous and are compounds of more complex vital elements. Their function is to participate in the maintenance of life.

In his article, A Possible Cause of Aids and Other Diseases, published in 1984, Professor Richard Delong, Virologist at Toledo (USA) University, wrote: "Everything supports the belief that that there is a definite equilibrium between the human immune system and natural viruses. Breaking this state could have unforeseeable consequences". (Medical Hypotheses,Vol 395, No 13, 1984).

In 1983 John Shaw Billings, the public-health specialist, had said: "It is important to note that simply introducing microbes into a living organism does not automatically provoke their multiplication and the disease. The condition of the organism itself has a great bearing on the result."


TRUE AND FALSE HEROES

"It seems to me a service to reveal the means employed by the immoral to corrupt the moral." Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Many a famous man hides a very different face behind the image he likes to present. Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895) is an example. Adopted as a hero, a model scientific researcher and a benefactor of humanity, he has inspired a cult, a myth, a legend. Are the many honours merited? Has his promotion to the halls of fame been to the detriment of some of his contemporaries, whose work and discoveries were of greater use to mankind? And if so, why?

Historians like Dr Philippe Decourt, Ethyl Douglas Hume, G Gerald Geison, Xavier Raspail, Daniel Raichvarg and others have provided answers. By close re-reading of the past they have breached the myth and highlighted the real Pasteur. Like Pierre Thuillier, for example, in La science existait-il? , we can acknowledge that "contrary to the golden legend, science advances thanks to extremely daring conjectures, clever but often very doubtful experiments, and attempts at success as diverse as irrational" Nevertheless, Pasteur has not honoured science, imperfect though it might be. Probity required that he recognise his mistakes and be open to criticism, as any rigorous researcher would. But Pasteur was too vain, too attracted by honours and too partial to glory, and he sacrificed honour and truth to it all. He claimed for himself discoveries made by others. Like a real con man and with the help of accomplices he doctored unfavourable experimental results and tyrannically refused to discuss them.

Over some years, Ethyl Douglas Hume consulted the Pasteur archives and, in a book published in 1947, Béchamp ou Pasteur - A Lost Chapter in the History of Biology, he came down against the celebrated founder of microbiology and vaccination: "Pasteur, ambitious man, opportunistic, a genius at self-promotion, plagiarised then vulgarised Béchamp's work.

"He stole his concept of small organisms but revealed only part of Béchamp's discoveries, Pasteur declared that these organisms came only from outside. He omitted to say that, in the open air, microbes and other morbid microzymes (anormal) soon lose their virulence,And the lie is perpetuated today..".

All these facts are reported in well-authenticated writings and should be enough to diminish Pasteur and knock him off his pedestal. But not at all; so well-anchored is the Pasteur myth in the public mind that nothing has yet succeeded in shaking it loose. With chauvinism at work from one year to the next France adds to Pasteur's laurels, but the sad reality is that the French are adulating an impostor. For imposture it certainly is. He usurped honours and amassed a considerable fortune in doing so, as numerous episodes in his life will illustrate. Let us look at three of these.

Rabies Vaccine

History has recorded it only as a success but forgotten that it increased rabies deaths. Rather than a success it was a failure. No-one has been able to prove its efficacy, at first because it was practically impossible to prove that the dogs involved were rabid and then because so many vaccinees died that nobody wanted to take account of them. The deaths of six Russian peasants bitten by a wolf and vaccinated by Pasteur makes one shudder, such was their suffering. In Souvenirs des milieux littéraires, politiques, artistiques et médicaux de 1880 à 1905, Léon Daudet relates the story and conveys something of their agony.

Not many are familiar with this episode, but everyone has heard of Joseph Meister, bitten on the hand by a dog. Pasteur "saved" him by his Méthode pour Prévenir La Rage après Morsure (title of his communication to the Académie des Sciences, 26 October 1885) but he had no trumpet to blow. Firstly, it was not certain that the dog was rabid. Secondly, if it had been, the risk for the boy was small because a truly rabid animal - a rare event - transmits the disease in only 5 - 15 per cent of cases. Where Joseph Meister was concerned, the degree of risk was no more than 5 per cent if the dog was definitely infected. And to proclaim the efficacy of a treatment on the basis of one subject has no scientific value.

What was most serious in this affair were Pasteur's lies. Contrary to all that we are taught, the rabies vaccine was not created by Pasteur but by a professor at Toulouse Veterinary School, Henri Toussaint, whose name has not gone down in history. Toussaint succeeded in high attenuation of the virulence by heating the preparation and by adding an antiseptic, phenolic acid, at one per cent (and/or potassium bichromate). Pasteur's vaccine, based on dried marrow, was highly dangerous and was quickly abandoned - his collaborator, Emile Roux, had concluded that the vaccine was hazardous and refused to associate himself with the initial "intensive treatment". Young Meister was fortunate to escape the vaccine.

Pasteur's collaborator, Emile Roux, had decided that it was hazardous to use his colleague's vaccine and he had refused to be associated with the first so-called "intensive treatment".

The drama of a 12-year-old child who died as a consequence of the vaccination revealed the dishonesty of Pasteur and his colleagues. The boy Rouyer was bitten on 8 October 1886 by an unknown dog. Pasteur inoculated him by the intensive method (seven injections over 12 days). On 16 October the child died. An inquiry under Professor Brouardel sought the cause but the lofty, titled, professor was a friend of Pasteur. In Emile Roux's laboratory they inoculated part of the cervical bulb from the boy into the brains of rabbits. Some days later the rabbits died of rabies, which proved that the child clearly had the disease but Brouardel, in agreement with Roux, decided to falsify the evidence before the inquiry. In Les Vérités Indésirables - Le Cas Pasteur, Philippe Decourt records that it was a matter of avoiding official acknowledgement of a failure that would entail, according to Brouardel, "an immediate step backwards in the progress of science" as well as dishonour to Pasteur.

The report to the coroner confirmed that: "These two rabbits are in good health today, 9 January 1887, i. e. 48 hours after the inoculation. The negative results of the inoculations on the bulb of this child enables us to discount the hypothesis that the young Rouyer had succumbed to rabies". In collusion with Roux and Brouardel, Pasteur declared that death was due to uraemia.

Not content with falsification, Pasteur and his accomplices sought to silence those who knew the truth. One lie leads to another, for Brouardel went on to affirm that none of 50 people given the intensive treatment had died. "He knew that it wasn’t true but no matter since they would believe it", Decourt noted.

In 1886 the number of deaths where liability attached to the Pasteur method had risen to 74, 34 in France and 40 abroad. Certain of these were attributable to rabies but others were associated with "laboratory rabies", as it came to be known. These laboratory cases presented symptoms of rabiform paraplegia as observed in the rabbits used to cultivate the Pasteur virus (see Raspail et Pasteur: 30 ans de Critiques Médicales et Scientifique -1884 - 1914, Vigot Frères, Paris 1916). Pasteur himself indicated that from 9 November 1885 to 30 December 1986 nine of 18 vaccinees died in the three weeks after being bitten.

In March 1886 he told Dr Navarre: "From now on I won't accept discussion of my theories and my method. I won't have anyone coming to monitor my experiments".

We see here a practice that was to become institutionalised - the scientific lie. What confidence can we have in hallowed men of science who make off-hand statements like this?

Pouilly-le-Fort Experiment

The anti-rabies vaccine was Pasteur's first great triumph, although it was preceded by the vaccine against anthrax, which was rampant in cattle. Pasteur vigorously opposed Henry Toussaint's theories and practices, which he said were ineffective and dangerous. To prove that his vaccine was better he agreed a protocol of experiments that would come to fruition on 28 August 81 at Pouilly-le-Fort, near Melun. They would select 50 sheep, only 25 of which would be vaccinated and all the animals would be inoculated with virulent anthrax 15 days later. Pasteur said that the unvaccinated sheep would die. On the appointed day Pasteur confided to his associates that he would not use his own vaccine but Toussaint's, which contained an antiseptic capable of attenuating the virulence of the anthrax bacteria. (For some considerable time Pasteur had tried to achieve comparable attenuation with oxygen). The sheep received the Toussaint vaccine, containing potassium bichromate, a powerful poison that kills microbes (and provokes cancer). These facts are recorded by Adrien Loir in A l'ombre de Pasteur (Le Mouvement sanitaire, 1938). So these 25 sheep survived and Pasteur triumphed.

Who today is aware that the Pouilly le Fort experiment was no more than a hoax?

Silk-Worm Disease

One could multiply examples of Pasteur's tricks. His method was simple,While deploring the methods of others he proceeded to appropriate them and thus garnered further laurels. Another example that well illustrates his technique is the silk-worm episode, where he was directly opposed to Antoine Béchamp. Hostile to the theory of parasitism, carefully developed by Béchamp, Pasteur turned the situation to his advantage by letting it appear that the theory was his, thus relegating Béchamp's work to the shade.

The affair of the soluble ferments in 1878 was similar. This gave rise to a controversy which lasted 18 months between Pasteur and the chemist, Berthelot. Pasteur refused to acknowledge the evidence and maintained his belief in spontaneous generation, which he later repudiated, whilst shamelessly plundering Béchamp's work when he saw that the other man was right.

But these scientists' quarrels were relatively unimportant against the backdrop of a development, stimulated at the time by the economic boom born out of the industrial revolution: the vaccine industry.

How has it come about that the world has suffered the imposition of a doctrine whose basis is so contestable? In his "La Felure du Monde" (Flammarion 1995) André Glucksmann tried to explain these Pasteurian mirages: "The vanity of Pasteurism discloses more than a sure science and less than an effective art -a religion. Pasteur has expressed, in terms of biopower, the constituent equation of modern nations, cujus regio ejus religio... Without Pasteurian blinkers AIDS seems less unthinkable than one would have believed".

Pasteur pushed scientists down a false road by his three postulates, and these are still the foundation of vaccination. They were developed by Pasteur and recorded in his submissions to a commission of the Académie de Médicine between 1869 and 1872:

1) Asepsis reigns in the cells. The cell is clean; all the microbes are exogenous.

2) For each germ (specific agent) there is a corresponding disease, against which we can protect with a vaccine. The disease has only a single cause, therefore a single remedy.

3) Immunity is obtained by production of antibodies in reaction to the introduction of antigens (substances in the vaccine). The antigen-antibody combination is sufficient to confer protection.


We have long known that disease is never the result of a single cause, a single culprit. It is always multifactorial

Numerous mechanisms, sometimes very sophisticated, come into play and lead to dysfunction expressed in clinical symptoms. If the germs were the only cause every contact would fall ill. But that does not happen, so "one germ, one disease, one vaccine" is simplistic and reductionist.

As regards microbes, viruses or bacteria as invading aggressors bent on doing us harm - are they really our enemies? Recent research in molecular biology suggests otherwise. And the work of Antoine Béchamp and, later, Professsor Jean Tissot, has already shown the endogenous origin (internal) of micro-organisms (Les Mycrozymas, Antione Béchamp, out of print).

"Microbe" is imprecise in respect of bacteria. A bacterium is the more promiscuous form of the living cell, whereas a virus reproduces itself from its own genetic material and is an absolute parasite on the cell.

Biologist Gaston Naessens has recently invented a microscope by which Béchamp's work has been corroborated and completed. As mentioned earlier, viruses are cell constituents and if they become pathogenic it is because there is disequilibrium. Hence when an infant has measles we find the virus specific to measles. But if the virus is expressed it is because the organism is enfeebled.

And, as with all viruses, rather than being the cause they are a consequence of the disease.

As regards bacteria, we see a similar phenomenon. In nature bacteria appear where there is decomposition. In the body, bacteria are found where there is disequilibrium, accumulation of residues and dead cells, where they find nourishment - and they are capable of degrading and ingesting everything. In fact, humans have ten times more bacteria than cells.

They maintain biological equilibrium; without them we die, and they become pathogenic only with change in physiological equilibrium or breakdown of the immune system. For example, the intestines are full of colibacilli and many saprophytic bacteria (that live on the organism by feeding on decomposing matter). These bacteria contribute to fermentation of digestive residues and to the synthesis of vitamins. But, in the event of disequilibrium, they precipitate diarrhoea, appendicitis and other problems. That is why it is much more sensible to rebalance and clean the body than to kill the microbe.

"If, on return from holiday, you find your house full of dirt, you need to clean it thoroughly. If you squirt insecticide everywhere the house will still be dirty and even worse than before, since you have added toxic substances to the dirt," is the good advice from Dr Lourdes Tornos in El Mundo de los Microbes. (Article in the Spanish review, Natura Medicatrix No 46-47, Spring 1997).

In the 1890s when the Nobel prizewinner, Robert Koch, returned triumphant from the Indies as a hero, a spoilsport awaited him at Munich in the person of the old professor of hygiene, Max Pettenkofer, who had made Munich the cleanest city in Europe by means of effective sanitary services. "Your bacillus can do nothing, my dear Koch. What matters is the organism. If your theory were correct I should be a dead man in 24 hours," he said, snatching from Koch's hands a test tube containing a pure culture of cholera germs. In front of his horrified colleagues he swallowed the lot! Koch was the only one to fall ill.

When we speak of health we need to broach the notion of "terrain", a fundamental notion for those who want to practise true medicine. Let us remember Claude Bernard's summary: "The microbe is nothing; the terrain is everything!". The terrain defines our immunity. It establishes itself gradually, during nine month's gestation and it is unique to the individual. Regular routine vaccinations conflict with Bernard's axiom and lead to disequilibrium. The supposition that mass vaccination has eliminated disease does a great disservice to mankind and the ecosystem since we are all so intimately linked one to the other.

Antoine Béchamp

Antoine Béchamp (1816-1908) was one of the great savants of the 19th century. Doctor, chemist, biologist, naturalist, he was Professor of Medical Chemistry and Pharmacology at the Montpellier Faculty, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Physiology at Paris University, then Dean of Liberal Studies at Lille. He verified Claude Bernard's concept of individual terrain and was the first to understand the microbial basis of infectious pathology. Nevertheless, his work is almost unknown nowadays because it has been systematically discredited and falsified in favour of Pasteur.

Béchamp thought that microbes were a "process", "deriving from a single strain (prebacterialparticles - microzymes - present in all organic structures) which could change size and form according to the health of the host". His theses have since been confirmed by many other researchers and, in 1980, certain bacteriologists (Sorin, Sonea, Panisset, Naessens) confirmed that bacterial polymorphism was an irrefutable scientific fact. "If we upset the bacterial world by our interference, the point may reached at which life on earth is compromised", they said.

It has also been shown that a bacterium can transform into a virus according to the substrate (nutrient culture medium) provided (Introduction a la Nouvelle Bactériologie, S Sonea and M Panisset, Montreal University Press, 1980).

Béchamp, founder of enzymology, identified minuscule corpuscles, microzymes, smaller than cells. These are at the origin of life and are found in both man and animal and in plants and micro-organisms. In humans their form varies with the general state of their home terrain and their nutrition. Disease occurs when disequilibrium disturbs their normal functioning. When there is change in the normal state of health, from malnutrition, poisoning, or physical or psychological stress, the microzymes can transform into pathogenic germs or microbes. To Antoine Béchamp the same microbes could take several forms relative to their milieu - the theory of polymorphism, which, had it been widely recognised, would have revolutionised general perceptions of health and disease. The key, say it supporters, is reinforcing health, which enables the germs to recover their original microzyme form and their protective function. Recreate the right milieu and the microbes disappear and hence the disease also.

In Pasteur's view the microbe causes the disease whereas in Béchamp's opinion the disease generates the microbe, and this argument has continued for more than a 100 years. According to the 250 pages that pharmacist Dr Marie Nonclerq devoted to Béchamp: "In this fight Béchamp was beaten - not because his arguments were mistaken but because Pasteur benefited from circumstances at the time, from his experiments and results, falsified to favour his primary notions. Today this doctoring seems unbelievable. Serious examination in the realm of bacteria showed that the facts simply did not support his ideas. Pasteur had deliberately ignored the work of Béchamp, one of the great 19th-century French scientists, whose considerable oeuvre in chemical synthesis, in biochemistry and pathology of infections goes unrecognised today, having been degraded in favour of the illustrious Pasteur who, unlike Béchamp, had a genius for publicity and for what we now call public relations. Ten years previously in Médecine et Hygiène, Geneva, 23 March 1983, Dr Rentschnick, whose medical orthodoxy goes without saying, wrote: 'I don't believe it was an empty historical quarrel. We are not barred from reflecting on the past when a great man abuses power. We have known other examples, even all the way to the Nobel prize...'"

On his death bed Pasteur declared that Claude Bernard was right, that the microbe was nothing, the terrain everything. If the microbe alone were responsible, how was it that nurses caring for the tuberculous were not infected whereas others, much less exposed to the bacillus, rapidly fell ill with the disease? On this question Claude Bernard came to develop the theory of susceptibility - an innate or acquired tendency to develop certain pathologies.

On 17 June 1906 the Medecin published a letter from Professor Béchamp to his confrere, Dr Vindevogel: "You know better than I that all traditional medicine from smallpox and tuberculosis to common enteritis is the prey of preconceived notions that, to be sustained, require facts imagined as need dictates. Whatever you do they vaccinate, they inject - against all good sense - to kill the microbe and the thoughtless masses will thoroughly approve. Whatever you write to prove that they are mistaken and misled is a waste of time. Poor souls!"

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CHILDHOOD DISEASES

"Man will discover a vaccine that could, from early life, via the body, destroy the tendency to spirituality. In the future we will use a poorly balanced product, which they could very well manufacture, that will prevent spiritual 'folly' - in the material sense, of course."
-Rudolph Steiner, 27 October

1917

"Childhood diseases are clear evidence of the struggles between the I and hereditary forces," suggests Dr Victor Bott in Medecine Anthroposophic (Triades, 1976). Micro-organisms that today can be responsible for certain pathologies are the result of species evolution. We are composed of millions of micro-organisms which, at first, are capable of aggression but which, with time, become beneficent to the point where we cannot live without them. Thus by constant mutation there is constant natural adaptation.

Thus man has gradually acquired and consolidated his immunity. The prime consideration is a symbiosis, an equilibrium, the proof of good health. We exist thanks to our adaptive processes, and childhood diseases are probably a necessary stage in the life of the individual. They enable us to build the personality. Fever expresses a salutary reaction of the body to eliminate toxins, after which episode - a test of the immune system - the child has changed, is strengthened. Surmounting one infection from ones own resources provides for increase in resistance to other diseases.

There is no doubt that disease plays an important role in reinforcing our defences, in the consolidation of the terrain. Traditional medicine is directed only at suppressing symptoms by strong medicaments that assault the system as, for example, in the regular suppression of fever. Worse, by vaccination it professes protection of the individual by preventing emergence of natural disease. In other words it kills, for a sterile microbeless world is synonymous with death.

There has always been a balance between childhood disease, viruses and the environment and it is important to foresee, in the long term, what would upset this equilibrium by vaccinations. At all events, these artificial provocations do not provide the same degree of protection as do the natural processes, antibody levels after an injection generally being lower than those after the disease.

Moreover, immunity acquired naturally is long term; that from vaccination, if any, is time-limited. (For confirmation refer to La Presse Médicale, Vol 17, Supplement No 1, May 1998).

The importance of childhood infections should be acknowledged and their development monitored. Poor nutrition or hygiene, or overtaxing of resources can lead to problems where the child is weak or predisposed to certain maladies. For these children there are various effective therapies in the pharmacopoeia of alternative medicine.

A child is born with maximum potential. Gradually he develops, forges ahead, but not without the occasional rough passage. However, he has all he needs to defend himself against the diseases of childhood. In this regard we do not need to paint a bleak picture. Fear is not a wise councillor. Anxious parents think that vaccinations are the answer, that they save their offspring from many ills. Unfortunately, they only cloud the issue and weaken the terrain. The disease is hindered in expressing itself, but can, nevertheless, develop insidiously into a chronic condition, often incurable. We don't need to dread these diseases. Remaining calm and attentive is the best way to help the child over the hurdle.

In Mon Enfant et les Vaccins (Vivez Soleil, 1994), Dr Françoise Berthoud cites John D Goetelen: "A disease is an important moment in a child's life. It is the first test of conscious distress, the first experience, a crisis to resolve. This crisis has several objectives: the first is to stimulate the natural defences, for let us not forget that we possess the forces to cure ourselves - humans cured themselves before needing medicines, even the natural kind. The second objective is to provoke elimination of accumulated toxic deposits. The third is to correct physical functions, and the fourth is to put the system under test, forcing it to find an answer. Often parents feel powerless, lacking confidence, panicking even. The doctors contribute to the situation with such comments as 'Your child is in danger', or 'There may be complications'. Too often parents, acting from fear rather than confidence, agree to suppressive treatment". Like death, disease is part of life.

A child's immune system doesn't behave like a computer. It cannot confront several pathogens at the same time and assimilate them without consequences. The situation promotes mother-child bonding, the disease providing the opportunity for close dependency and intimacy and this emotional dimension plays a part in the building of personality and should not be avoided, according to sociologist C Marenco (Majeur et vacciné: prevention et idéologie, en Science Sociales et Santé, Vol II, No 3 and 4, pp. 136-165, 1984).

If we believe Dr Mendelsohn, the American pædiatrist, we should not vaccinate young children: "Much of what we are told about vaccinations is simply not true. If I am to abide by deep conviction I would recommend rejection of all vaccination of your child. I have become a fierce opponent of mass immunisation because of its numerous dangers. We blindly inject foreign proteins into children without knowing what harmful effects they may cause." (How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor).

DO VACCINES REALLY PROTECT?

"I rebel against mass medication that puts the sick at the mercy of the commercial interests of the big pharmaceuticals and the murderous interests of vaccine manufacturers." Pie X11

There are many who believe that most epidemics have disappeared because of vaccination and who refuse to question the efficacy of this practice. Yet certain epidemic diseases that ravaged our country have disappeared without any vaccination and the pro-vaccine seem to ignore this fact. Moreover, the plague ran rampant for centuries across the world, yet has vanished without vaccination. Leprosy, which is still endemic in some countries, no longer ravages as in the past and great epidemics of it are no more despite the absence of any leprosy vaccine. Generally speaking, the decline in a disease has always preceded the vaccine for it. And if the disappearance of epidemics is primarily due to vaccines, the diseasesin question should have continued to prosper in areas that did not vaccinate or that abandoned vaccination, whereas epidemiological history demonstrates the opposite. In any event, the international scientific press attests to the fact that epidemics still occur in countries where immunisation is almost total.

In 1348 the black plague killed vast numbers in France and the cholera spread terror during several centuries in our country, yet both disappeared entirely without vaccination. It is perfectly possible that if vaccines had existed for them at the time, and been compulsory, they would have received the credit for eliminating these diseases. But clearly we must assign it to other factors. Since 1949, when compulsory vaccination was abandoned in Britain, the UK has demonstrably shown that dropping compulsion has not entailed a return of epidemics, which runs counter to the argument invoked by those who support continued vaccination.

During almost 50 years the countries of the West have systematically vaccinated, covering virtually their entire populations but, curiously, it is in these countries that diphtheria and polio have reappeared. Hence we must wonder if the vaccines have been as effective as claimed and if the strains used for them have changed, for we are seeing the re-emergence of more aggressive pathologies than those we thought to have been mastered. This phenomenon can be compared to the widespread use of insecticides with the appearance of more dangerous insects, along with the use of herbicides and associated increase in resistant plants.

The inefficacy of some vaccines is sometimes admitted by the pharmaceutical companies themselves. Thus the manufacturer of a hepatitis-B vaccine, SmithKline Beecham: "This vaccine, obligatory for at-risk groups, merits being used more widely, particularly for the young since it seems that, in the USA, vaccination of those at risk had no effect on incidence of the disease there". (In Le Concours Médical, Vol 15, No 4, 1993). Statements like these are particularly instructive in revealing the strategy of the pharmaceutical lobby and of certain public authorities. In this instance we have a pharmaceutical company admitting the failure of its vaccine, yet recommending a vaccine that has had no impact on the disease.

A similar view is taken in Le Concours Médical, No 8, 1993 (Vol 115) by Dr C Sicot, with other doctors, under the title, Medico-Surgical Consultations: "If we look at the experience of the USA, the overall incidence of acute hepatitis B since vaccination for it began has not diminished but has increased from 55 to 63 per 100000 between 1981 and 1987. This disappointing result is not, however, unexpected: coverage of high-risks groups remains unsatisfactory". Zero times zero always gives zero.

It seems that the medical corps goes so far out of its way to avoid understanding why there is recrudescence of the disease after vaccination that it cannot admit that it may even be propagating the disease. On the contrary, it prescribes hepatitis-B jabs for everyone. So we can be sure that this infection will spread, if we are to believe these recent observations. And how can we not attach importance to them when they come down to us from such high places?

It is often noted that a recently vaccinated individual falls victim to the disease in question. Some observers decline to see these accidents as anything more than unfortunate coincidences; others, perhaps wiser and distinctly more curious, think of cause and effect and the dangers associated with injecting microbes and toxins into a healthy organism and thereby making it less resistant because of vaccine stress.

Partisans of vaccination rely on specific arguments to support the efficacy of their method. One such argument amounts to little more than "It works!" Then they bring out the statistics. But efficacy is very relative and can't be verified simply by figures, which are often incomplete, approximate or just manipulated.

Moreover, disappearance of a disease after vaccination is invariably treated as scientific proof of efficacy whereas it is nothing of the sort.

Again, antibody level after injection is often the argument and the protection level declared is quite arbitrary. Clearly, any antigen will produce a reaction and, more often than not, the immune system indicates its response in the form of antibodies. But their presence does not prove that they will protect, i. e. immunise. They are merely evidence of aggression, like discoloration after a blow, or they simply indicate infection, as lighted windows show that the house is occupied. We know now that, in some instances, antibodies play an inverse role: instead of protecting, as assumed, they assist the disease - they act as facilitators. Moreover, the antibodies' regulatory mechanisms may sometimes go into overdrive, the result being antibody-antigens or "complex immunes", which are not destroyed but remain in the body. They can give rise to serious problems such as glomerulonephritis. Duration of activity of induced antibodies is always shorter than that of natural antibodies, which suggests that vaccination activates very different mechanisms from those of the natural process. How does one determine, other than arbitrarily, what the neutralising antibody level is? Of course, vaccines are lauded to the skies if the infection under assault does not develop in the vaccinated, or at least not in the usual form.

Vaccines can provoke a sub-acute phase of the disease, which can appear gradually in more disconcerting forms. What then is the vaccine's efficacy?

A vaccine is intended to hinder the disease but it can pave the way for other ailments when there is weakening of the terrain, which can then be attacked by germs that proliferate and become virulent. Mirko D Grmek, Professor, History of Medicine at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes, has called this phenomenon "pathocenosis", in relation to the appearance and disappearance of epidemics. (Mirko D Grmek, Histoire du SIDA, Payot, 1989, p. 261). Thus smallpox vaccine reinforced Koch bacilli, which helps to explain the widespread TB of the 19th century. Diphtheria vaccination, coupled with whooping-cough vaccination, made the polio virus virulent, hence the epidemics after several years of diphtheria immunisation. Polio vaccination, coupled with other, routine vaccinations, contributed to overload of the immune system and evolution of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. (Refer also to Dr Jean Pilette's La Poliomyélite: quel vaccin? quel risque? L'Aronde, 1997)

Hepatitis-B jabs complement the damage done by the others by attacking the nervous system and provoking auto-immune problems that pave the way to premature ageing.

Withdrawing smallpox vaccination led to a reduction - spectacular in the 80s - in incidence of TB. And, where scarlet fever - rampant in the 19th century - is concerned, this gave way to measles and diphtheria.

Vaccines, and even antibiotics, reduce natural resistance, with the associated effects tending to cancerisation. When it is argued that an individual does not develop a disease because he has been vaccinated and therefore immunised, the reality is that he has lost the vitality to react. Chronic illness can intervene where energy level is low, where the organism cannot respond vigorously because its vitality has been sapped from within.

According to Harris Coulter in Vaccination: Social Violence and Criminality (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, 1980), any vaccination can trigger encephalitis, slight or severe, accompanied by demyelination, which hinders normal development of the brain with consequent pathological effects leading to handicaps and behavioural problems. In the USA one in five infants have suffered these effects.

Any demyelination can be directly attributed to vaccination, for research has revealed similarities between the make-up of vaccines and the protein structure of myelin. (In Science, Vol 29, 19 July 1985).

This discovery explains the appearance of auto-immune symptoms after immunisation procedures. The immune system confuses antigen with myelin and attacks the latter, hence some of the diseases that become so debilitating over time.

Immunologists are embarrassed by outbreaks of measles, polio, etc in vaccinated populations. In Medical Practice (No 467) Professor Lépine states: "In several developing countries it is thought that a single vaccination campaign will resolve the problem. But we now see in some of these countries that the frequency of the disease has almost quintupled since vaccination."

Peter Deusberg, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Berkeley University, puts another view: "The credit is due to plumbers and farmers! Thanks to them we have better hygiene and nutrition. With good nutrition comes sound immune defences and we are no longer prey to these infections." ("AIDS From Drug Addiction and Other Factors of Non-Infectious Risk", in Pharmaceutical Therapy, Vo 55, Berkeley, 1992).

Hygiene and Disinfection

Hygiene is the important thing. We owe a great deal more to Préfect Poubelle and to bleach than to Pasteur and vaccines. When it was discovered that cholera and typhus were transmitted by water contaminated with foecal matter a radical approach to water supply, coupled with purification, brought an end to epidemics of these diseases without recourse to vaccination.

Curiously, the medical corps was not entirely receptive to hygiene and disinfection. We need only mention the difficulties encountered by Dr Semelweiss in Vienna: he wanted doctors to wash their hands in a chlorinated solution before delivering babies: a measure that would have reduced deaths from puerperal fever almost to zero. But he was laughed at and died insane. He would have been forgotten had not Dr Louis-Ferdinand Celine come to his rescue by way of a book on his life.

The Dayton Times, 28 May 1993, published details from a study by the Department of Health which showed that half the victims of whooping cough in 1987 and 1991 in Ohio state had been vaccinated against it according to their medical records. It also disclosed for the same state that 72 per cent (2720 cases) of victims of measles two years earlier had received the measles vaccine.

Doctors rarely concern themselves with thorough follow-up, being conditioned to see vaccines as effective and inoffensive. Inevitably, therefore, they tend to assign the disease to other factors.

Professor Tara Shirakawa, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, has published the results of a study in Japan on 867 infants who received BCG vaccine and had tuberculin tests. Thirty-six per cent developed allergies, including asthma. The number of TB cases in the province under review appeared not to increase but, by contrast, the incidence of severe allergy clearly did. (Science, Vol 275, 3 Jan 1997. )

What was feared by an editor in the Petit Journal, 19 September 1888, and indicated by Dr Xavier Raspail, son of François Raspail, chemist and politician, in Raspail et Pasteur, seems about be realised: "If these hazardous inoculations contemplated by M Pasteur are introduced generally, many people will eventually be transformed, tattooed from head to foot by the so-called protective jabs like a sewage collector of multicoloured vaccines." Dr Raspail enquires: "Are we not poisoning humanity in small doses? It is diabolical that we are inflicting all these infections that have assaulted human beings at one time or another. It is stupefying this arrogant introduction into the blood of a cocktail of germs when for the slightest surgical operation we wage unremitting war against them."

Vaccinations and the Third World

Mass vaccinations in the third world have not reduced infant mortality. In effect, they have deprived these countries of basic nutritional requirements and clean water supplies. In his La Recherche Contre le Tiers-Monde (Editions PUF, 1993), Dr Mohamed Bouguerra of the Tunis Faculty of Science and Associate Director of Research at CNRS, criticises the corruption and machinations of multinational pharmaceutical companies and proclaims the benefits of clean water supply, hygiene and adequate nourishment. But he notes that these remedies do not generate profits for those enterprises: "You would think a multinational pharmaceutical's first response would be for the benefit of mankind, to ease suffering. Wrong. The sole aim is profit. When flu struck India one of the multis increased the price of vitamin C instead of reducing it. It is about time we punctured the spurious proclamations of the multinational pharmaceutical firms. We are all involved. Research should not be at the mercy of profit. I believe that intelligent men should fight against such taking this route."

RISKS OF VACCINATION

"In the past, tyranny resided in the egotism of princes at the expense of the multitude. Today it is seen in the degradation and enslavement of the individual in the name of collectivity." Dr Joseph Roy

We make much of the dangers of infectious diseases nowadays. We dramatise their consequences but make little or no reference to the potentially unfortunate effects of vaccines. A vaccine is an infectious agent that must be virulent to some degree to be active and everything depends on this virulence and the subject's powers of resistance, a factor that receives only cursory attention at the time. In any event, each vaccine represents an assault on the immune system, and there are long-term consequences to think about since a virus can recover its pathogenicity.

The deleterious effects of vaccines are almost a taboo subject for many doctors, no doubt because of the range of side effects observed.

When they say that no adverse reactions have been seen, that does not mean that there have been none but that no study has been carried out or published. Such reactions are often out of the ordinary. Deterioration in the vaccinated can be difficult to evaluate and, in any event, adverse reactions are not necessarily reported loud and long. In fact, that is the last thing wanted since it might make the public inimical to vaccination.

In the British Medical Journal, 17 July 1971, Professor G Dick, Middlesex Hospital Immunologist, reflected that: "Few doctors are willing to attribute a death or complication to a method that they have recommended and believe in."

In Les Vaccinations, Prévention ou Aggression, (Vivez Soleil, 1995, 1995), Dr Marie-Thérèse Quentin tells us: "At the Congress of the American Pædiatric Academy in 1982 it was proposed by certain doctors that parents should be alerted to the dangers of vaccinations but it would seem that parents were considered incompetent in this respect - the resolution was not carried."

In his Dictionnaire de la Médecine Ecologique (Le Rocher, 1995), Dr Joseph Levy enumerates various factors predisposing to onset of multiple sclerosis. He cites, among others, vaccine and serums that "... probably play a part. According to the noted immunologist, Professor A Good, the use of animal vaccines and serums provokes the transformation of human and animal lymphocytes. Such lymphocytes attack human cells as though they were foreign cells to be eliminated."

Isabelle Robard, a barrister specialising in medical cases, notes that "In 1991 the Ministry of Health put the risk of post-vaccination encephalitis from smallpox at one in 400 000 whilst in the CEE member states the estimated risk is one in 10 000. The Ministry did not take account of consequences that led to court cases." (La Santé assassinée, Isabelle Robard, Ancre 1992). The disparity here illustrates all too well how figures can be manipulated.

Besides, every time that the Minister is attacked in connection with post-vaccination accidents, he cites the absence of a direct link between the vaccination and the reaction, finds in favour of the plaintiff and the state neglects to compensate the victims, who are often in dire straits. Hence more stages in the process of litigation - and so complainants often withdraw from the seemingly interminable, and onerous, procedure, with the effect that the official number of victims is reduced, and particularly where a victim withdraws by dying. How many parents would relive a nightmare through a long legal process at the end of which they receive a sum that, in relation to the life of their child, is an insult?

It is, of course, very difficult to demonstrate cause and effect, and it is for the victims to provide the proof. Thus the authorities refuse to record as vaccine reactions what are then treated as unfortunate accidents. For want of the kind of evidence that would support going to law a large number of vaccine complications are not reported officially.

In Vous et Votre Sante, (Special Issue No 4, 1995) Dr Marie-Benedicte Hibon explains: "An infant's immune system matures slowly, from the appearance in the embryo of the first marrow cells up to the age of 10-12 years before attaining adult ability. Only then is it really functional. In the first two years the child's system has to deal with ten vaccine interventions (more if there are boosters). Who will link these with problems of dyslexia, hyperactivity, mental disturbance and diabetes and whether apparent immediately or years later? Why not let the disease express itself naturally by the epidemic route?"

Dr Alain Scohy has noted that the vaccine dose is the same for a baby as for an adult. The baby's immune system is incapable of establishing any protection. Abnormally stimulated or irritated tissue is likely to react by malfunctioning, then scarring and sclerosing, becoming inert and incapable of natural defence, especially in fragile infancy.

One doctor who has attempted to throw light on the problems of vaccination is Jacqueline Bousquet but her peers in the scientific community are disinclined to listen because she attacks dogma: "The immune system should not be imposed on recklessly and experimentally when it is in the process of establishing itself in the young, or where it is still immature. The consequences are now all too evident - AIDS."

Immunity - Natural and Artificial

Apart from their toxic effects, vaccinations can have undreamed-of consequences. Even the pro-vaccine accept that artificial immunity does not last as long as natural immunity. In the USA adults are contracting whooping cough and complications are frequent. France is witnessing the same phenomenon.

"Voici le temps des supermicrobes" is the title of an article in Le Nouvel Observateur, September 1994. It included a table of calamities of the near future.

Traditional medical literature still treats microbes as responsible for disease and contagion, but the works of Béchamp, Tissot and others make out a case for microbes being evidence of disease, not the cause. So, when it is argued that viruses cause disease it is reductionist doctors who are presenting this view rather than homeopaths and doctors, who see man as more than a simple physical entity.

Louis-Claude Vincent a past professor at the Ecole d'Anthropologie, Paris, has conceived a bio-electronic method of defining state of health from physico-chemical data obtained from blood, saliva and urine. The method has interested famous names in medicine and biology but whereas it has not received much attention in France it has been taken seriously in Germany and the USA, where NASA uses it to monitor the health of astronauts in space. Professor Vincent has demonstrated to the Congress of Comparative Pathology that any vaccination against microbes, by upsetting the terrain, quite clearly predisposes to viral disease and cancer, as polio vaccination predisposes to TB. (See the Revue de Pathologie Générale et de physiologie clinique, January 1958, Vol 694, p. 10).

Professor Jean Dausset, Nobel prizewinner in 1980 for his HLA system (cell group determination), has said: "Vaccination of infants against a series of diseases could soon be a thing of the past. Vaccinations would then be given only for high-risk diseases. We are on the verge of a new epoch when everyone will receive personalised treatment".

In Vous et Votre Santé Louis Bon de Brouwer sounds a warning: "Vaccine damage is not accounted. With vaccination people become reservoirs of virus and their immune defences are so affected that new and incurable ailments appear... True medicine has been replaced by a pharmaceutical system whose only interest is profit, not patients. This holds good for medicaments in general but when medicine, in the name of prevention, institutes a vaccination regime which seriously pollutes the bodies of people who are perfectly healthy..."

Our immune system, which depends on our genetic patrimony, ensures the endogenous functions that control hormones and antibodies as well as the cleaning of abnormal or infected cells. This equilibrium can be upset by injection of foreign proteins, whether attenuated bacterial (BCG), toxins (tetanus and diphtheria), killed or inactivated viruses (polio, whooping-cough, flu) or living attenuated virus (oral polio, measles, rubella, mumps).
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British medical authorities told clinicians to report each month whether they have seen any cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a deadly nervous disorder that could be triggered by swine flu vaccine, which is expected in October, telegraph.co.uk reported today.

Swine flu or H1N1 vaccine proved a fiasco in 1976 when the U.S. health officials rushed out the vaccine following an outbreak of swine flu in military barracks because the virus was found somewhat related to the strain involved in the 1918 flu pandemic that killed millions around the world

News media has reported that in that outbreak, seven soldiers were infected with H1N1 virus and one died after getting H1N1 flu. Ironically, the soldier who died was reportedly the only one who received the vaccine among the seven.

The national vaccination campaign had as many as 40 million people vaccinated and unfortunately many people developed Guillain-Barre syndrome. Twenty-five people died reportedly from the nervous disorder before the immunization program was scrapped.

The following is cited from a U.S. government website to give readers more information on the nervous disorder.

What is Guillain-Barré syndrome?

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until certain muscles cannot be used at all and, when severe, the patient is almost totally paralyzed. In these cases the disorder is life threatening - potentially interfering with breathing and, at times, with blood pressure or heart rate - and is considered a medical emergency. Such a patient is often put on a respirator to assist with breathing and is watched closely for problems such as an abnormal heart beat, infections, blood clots, and high or low blood pressure. Most patients, however, recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, although some continue to have a certain degree of weakness.

Guillain-Barré syndrome can affect anybody. It can strike at any age and both sexes are equally prone to the disorder. The syndrome is rare, however, afflicting only about one person in 100,000. Usually Guillain-Barré occurs a few days or weeks after the patient has had symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection. Occasionally surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome.

After the first clinical manifestations of the disease, the symptoms can progress over the course of hours, days, or weeks. Most people reach the stage of greatest weakness within the first 2 weeks after symptoms appear, and by the third week of the illness 90 percent of all patients are at their weakest.

What causes Guillain-Barré syndrome?

No one yet knows why Guillain-Barré—which is not contagious—strikes some people and not others. Nor does anyone know exactly what sets the disease in motion.

What scientists do know is that the body's immune system begins to attack the body itself, causing what is known as an autoimmune disease. Usually the cells of the immune system attack only foreign material and invading organisms. In Guillain-Barré syndrome, however, the immune system starts to destroy the myelin sheath that surrounds the axons of many peripheral nerves, or even the axons themselves (axons are long, thin extensions of the nerve cells; they carry nerve signals). The myelin sheath surrounding the axon speeds up the transmission of nerve signals and allows the transmission of signals over long distances.

In diseases in which the peripheral nerves' myelin sheaths are injured or degraded, the nerves cannot transmit signals efficiently. That is why the muscles begin to lose their ability to respond to the brain's commands, commands that must be carried through the nerve network. The brain also receives fewer sensory signals from the rest of the body, resulting in an inability to feel textures, heat, pain, and other sensations. Alternately, the brain may receive inappropriate signals that result in tingling, "crawling-skin," or painful sensations. Because the signals to and from the arms and legs must travel the longest distances they are most vulnerable to interruption. Therefore, muscle weakness and tingling sensations usually first appear in the hands and feet and progress upwards.

When Guillain-Barré is preceded by a viral or bacterial infection, it is possible that the virus has changed the nature of cells in the nervous system so that the immune system treats them as foreign cells. It is also possible that the virus makes the immune system itself less discriminating about what cells it recognizes as its own, allowing some of the immune cells, such as certain kinds of lymphocytes and macrophages, to attack the myelin. Sensitized T lymphocytes cooperate with B lymphocytes to produce antibodies against components of the myelin sheath and may contribute to destruction of the myelin. Scientists are investigating these and other possibilities to find why the immune system goes awry in Guillain-Barré syndrome and other autoimmune diseases. The cause and course of Guillain-Barré syndrome is an active area of neurological investigation, incorporating the cooperative efforts of neurological scientists, immunologists, and virologists.

How is Guillain-Barré syndrome diagnosed?

Guillain-Barré is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it is not clear that a specific disease-causing agent is involved. A syndrome is a medical condition characterized by a collection of symptoms (what the patient feels) and signs (what a doctor can observe or measure). The signs and symptoms of the syndrome can be quite varied, so doctors may, on rare occasions, find it difficult to diagnose Guillain-Barré in its earliest stages.

Several disorders have symptoms similar to those found in Guillain-Barré, so doctors examine and question patients carefully before making a diagnosis. Collectively, the signs and symptoms form a certain pattern that helps doctors differentiate Guillain-Barré from other disorders. For example, physicians will note whether the symptoms appear on both sides of the body (most common in Guillain-Barré) and the quickness with which the symptoms appear (in other disorders, muscle weakness may progress over months rather than days or weeks). In Guillain-Barré, reflexes such as knee jerks are usually lost. Because the signals traveling along the nerve are slower, a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test can give a doctor clues to aid the diagnosis. In Guillain-Barré patients, the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain contains more protein than usual. Therefore a physician may decide to perform a spinal tap, a procedure in which the doctor inserts a needle into the patient's lower back to draw cerebrospinal fluid from the spinal column.

How is Guillain-Barré treated?

There is no known cure for Guillain-Barré syndrome. However, there are therapies that lessen the severity of the illness and accelerate the recovery in most patients. There are also a number of ways to treat the complications of the disease.

Currently, plasma exchange (sometimes called plasmapheresis) and high-dose immunoglobulin therapy are used. Both of them are equally effective, but immunoglobulin is easier to administer. Plasma exchange is a method by which whole blood is removed from the body and processed so that the red and white blood cells are separated from the plasma, or liquid portion of the blood. The blood cells are then returned to the patient without the plasma, which the body quickly replaces. Scientists still don't know exactly why plasma exchange works, but the technique seems to reduce the severity and duration of the Guillain-Barré episode. This may be because the plasma portion of the blood contains elements of the immune system that may be toxic to the myelin.

In high-dose immunoglobulin therapy, doctors give intravenous injections of the proteins that, in small quantities, the immune system uses naturally to attack invading organisms. Investigators have found that giving high doses of these immunoglobulins, derived from a pool of thousands of normal donors, to Guillain-Barré patients can lessen the immune attack on the nervous system. Investigators don't know why or how this works, although several hypotheses have been proposed.

The use of steroid hormones has also been tried as a way to reduce the severity of Guillain-Barré, but controlled clinical trials have demonstrated that this treatment not only is not effective but may even have a deleterious effect on the disease.

The most critical part of the treatment for this syndrome consists of keeping the patient's body functioning during recovery of the nervous system. This can sometimes require placing the patient on a respirator, a heart monitor, or other machines that assist body function. The need for this sophisticated machinery is one reason why Guillain-Barré syndrome patients are usually treated in hospitals, often in an intensive care ward. In the hospital, doctors can also look for and treat the many problems that can afflict any paralyzed patient - complications such as pneumonia or bed sores.

Often, even before recovery begins, caregivers may be instructed to manually move the patient's limbs to help keep the muscles flexible and strong. Later, as the patient begins to recover limb control, physical therapy begins. Carefully planned clinical trials of new and experimental therapies are the key to improving the treatment of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome. Such clinical trials begin with the research of basic and clinical scientists who, working with clinicians, identify new approaches to treating patients with the disease.

What is the long-term outlook for those with Guillain-Barré syndrome?

Guillain-Barré syndrome can be a devastating disorder because of its sudden and unexpected onset. In addition, recovery is not necessarily quick. As noted above, patients usually reach the point of greatest weakness or paralysis days or weeks after the first symptoms occur. Symptoms then stabilize at this level for a period of days, weeks, or, sometimes, months. The recovery period may be as little as a few weeks or as long as a few years. About 30 percent of those with Guillain-Barré still have a residual weakness after 3 years. About 3 percent may suffer a relapse of muscle weakness and tingling sensations many years after the initial attack.

Guillain-Barré syndrome patients face not only physical difficulties, but emotionally painful periods as well. It is often extremely difficult for patients to adjust to sudden paralysis and dependence on others for help with routine daily activities. Patients sometimes need psychological counseling to help them adapt.

What research is being done?

Scientists are concentrating on finding new treatments and refining existing ones. Scientists are also looking at the workings of the immune system to find which cells are responsible for beginning and carrying out the attack on the nervous system. The fact that so many cases of Guillain-Barré begin after a viral or bacterial infection suggests that certain characteristics of some viruses and bacteria may activate the immune system inappropriately. Investigators are searching for those characteristics. Certain proteins or peptides in viruses and bacteria may be the same as those found in myelin, and the generation of antibodies to neutralize the invading viruses or bacteria could trigger the attack on the myelin sheath. As noted previously, neurological scientists, immunologists, virologists, and pharmacologists are all working collaboratively to learn how to prevent this disorder and to make better therapies available when it strikes.
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In another case where the cure is worse than the disease, concerns have arisen over a link between the new Swine Flu vaccine and a neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré. Actually, the link is a rehashing of the first time the Flu hit in 1976. Like today, there was a huge public panic, with many concerned that the new Flu could be like the 1918-19 pandemic that killed 20 million people worldwide.

When a massive vaccination campaign ensued, the vaccine’s safety was insufficiently weighted against its risks. As such, the Flu claimed one death and complications attributed to the vaccine killed 25. This dark spot in the annals of US public health has been immortalized as the Swine Flu ‘Debacle.’

It must be said that the 1976 outbreak and this year’s are quite different in scope, with this iteration already claiming 477 deaths in the US and over 1,462 worldwide, according to the CDC and WHO respectively. Also, the yet-to-be-released new vaccine will be different than the 70’s version.

But with this new vaccine, there are reports that public health officials are taking the Microsoft approach to R & D, asking doctors to look out for Guillain-Barré after they’ve administered the vaccine. The European Medicines Agency's September release seems particularly shady. In the UK for example,according to the Daily Mail UK, a confidential letter was sent by the government's Health Protection Agency to 600 neurologists asking if they’d report any increases in the incidences of Guillain-Barré in the near future (after the vaccinations hit that is). While this does not automatically mean that it will induce the condition, it connotes an unnerving lack of confidence in the vaccine's safety by the authorities.

The more litigious US is testing the vaccine on several thousand volunteers to assess its safety before an expected October release.

With millions of vaccinations planned in the coming months—surely accompanied by all the hysteria the CDC and the pharma companies can muster—it might be best to take a minute to think about whether the vaccine might be protecting your body (or your child's) from one thing, while subjecting it to another. Likewise, it might serve public health officials look at some of the causes of the Flu—i.e. industrial agriculture, air travel, etc.—rather than being so rash to cure its effects.
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Scientist warns over pandemic flu vaccine 6-month time lag
Study is first to show pre-pandemic vaccine approach

New research published today (Monday April 27) from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust warns of a six-month time lag before effective vaccines can be manufactured in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak.

By that time, the first wave of pandemic flu may be over before people are vaccinated, says Dr Iain Stephenson, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester.

In his paper published in PNAS- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA- Dr Stephenson makes the first case for a pre-pandemic vaccine to mitigate the worst effects of pandemic flu.

He said: "This study is the first to show an effective pre-pandemic vaccine approach. This means that we could vaccinate people potentially many years before a pandemic, to generate memory cells that are long lasting and can be rapidly boosted by a single dose of vaccine when needed."

Dr Stephenson, of the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester, said: "If an influenza pandemic occurs, vaccination will to be the main way to protect the population. The major current threat seems to be from avian influenza H5N1 (bird flu) which has spread rapidly around the world and causes human infections and deaths.

"Unfortunately, if a pandemic occurs, it will take up to six months to manufacture effective vaccine, so the first waves of the pandemic may be over before people are vaccinated. Furthermore, most people need two doses of H5 pandemic vaccine to get protection- so this adds a further delay.

"To reduce any delay, we could consider stockpiling vaccine or immunizing people with vaccine prepared in advance -(a so called 'pre-pandemic vaccine' - to protect them before a future pandemic.

"However, we don't know which strain of influenza will cause the pandemic. There are several strains of H5N1 virus, so we can't be sure of which virus strain to make pre-pandemic vaccine from. Therefore a 'pre-pandemic' vaccine needs to give cross protection to as many H5 strains as possible."

Dr Stephenson and his team conducted a study comparing the effect of a single H5 bird flu vaccine dose to people who had been vaccinated with an H5 vaccine previously with people who had not previously received vaccine. The aim was the test out the idea of a pre-pandemic vaccination approach.

He said: "We found that those people who received H5 vaccine between 1999 and 2001 responded very well to a single dose of a newer H5 vaccine. They had memory cells that gave a rapid protective response within 7 days of the repeat vaccine. Also the response was very broad and able to protect against all known strains of H5N1 virus.

"In contrast, those people who had not been previously vaccinated with H5 vaccine, behaved as we had expected. They required 2 doses of vaccine and got good antibody responses up to 6 weeks after the first dose."

Dr Stephenson added that this was the first study to show an effective pre-pandemic vaccine approach.

The trial subjects were all recruited at the University of Leicester or University Hospitals of Leicester.

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NOTE TO NEWSDESK:

For more information, please contact Dr Stephenson via University of Leicester press office -0116 252 2415
Email: iain.stephenson@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

The authors:

Grazia Galli; Monia Bardelli; Carmine Malzone; Flora Castellino; Giuseppe Del Giudice; Michaela Praus; Angelika Banzhoff; Volker Brauer
Novartis Vaccines

Kathy Hancock; Joshua DeVos; Jacqueline Katz
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Katja Hoschler; Maria Zambon
Health Protection Agency

Chiara Gentile; Emanuele Montomoli
University of Siena

Teresa McNally; Karl Nicholson; Iain Stephenson
University of Leicester

Please cite University of Leicester and Leicester Royal Infirmary in any report

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"We have grown accustomed to believing that no illness can be cured without medicine.
However, this is just a superstition. Medicines are always dangerous".

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According to Plato, Socrates was condemned to death because he did not believe in the gods recognised by the State. Today, these gods have been replaced by bureaucrats and experts. Like Socrates, a great number of doctors who refuse to idolise the thought processes of these new masters are brought before a 'tribunal of exclusion', Le Conseil de l'Ordre (the Council of the Order of Doctors), who have assigned to themselves a regal power and abuse it with total impunity, all with the complicity of the health insurance organisations.

Throughout the centuries, unable to tolerate the deviations of those who drift from the established way of thinking, men of power have always found various methods to gag or prevent from 'causing damage' those who have dared to think and act differently.

In this country, 'exporter' of human rights, most people feel that the Inquisition is a practice of the past as we no longer torture in the name of God. However, we continue to torture doctors and patients in the name of a so-called medical science whose limitations and misdeeds can be constantly observed.

All doctors should have the freedom to act according to their conscience as the Hippocratic Oath declares. Furthermore, article 7 of the Code of Medical Ethics states: "The doctor is free to prescribe that which he considers the most appropriate according the circumstances". As for the Helsinki declarations (1964) and those of Tokyo (1975) that prohibit the Huriet law, the international conventions taken to national law are very clear: "In the treatment of a sick patient, the doctor must be free to resort to a new diagnostic or therapeutic method if he considers that it offers a hope of saving the life of a sick patient, returning them to health, and relieving their suffering."

In reality, however, therapeutic freedom does not exist in the land of human rights, of citizens' rights, despite certain declarations by our politicians who unanimously claim their adherence to freedom of therapeutic choice. Thus, during a dinner debate organised on February 5th 1998 at the Hotel Concorde Saint-Lazare by the association of friends of L'Evénement du Jeudi, without fear of ridicule Bernard Kouchner, the then Secretary of State for Health, declared before more than eighty people that in France "we have therapeutic freedom". Several people, suffering from illness, who were present at the debate were surprised to hear this as they had seen their medicines - not approved in France but liberally sold elsewhere - confiscated by the police a few months earlier by order of the Ministry of Health.

However, Bernard Kouchner has not always delivered this type of speech. In June 1995 he confided to the Revue des deux mondes, in an article entitled: "Medicine and Cruelty":

" . . . Our medical system has become perverse to the point that the interests of doctors can sometimes be at variance with those of the sick . . . And I will not even mention here the staggering number of appendixes that have been removed for no justifiable pathological reason in French clinics during a certain period. Nor the bladders that the surgeons - but do they still deserve that name? - have removed simply to increase their business figures, nor the trafficking in prostheses amongst certain dishonest orthopaedists who attempt to profit from a diabolical system . . . We have made great progress in medical science but we have lost sight of the most important thing: people! . . . The social security system that the French hold so dear will soon crumble if we don't seriously modify it. Small reforms will only slow down the decline. A critique of the beliefs and medical practices is necessary in our country. Let us reform medical training, where too many statistics are learned (most of which, moreover, are falsified, full of lies, erroneous and fallacious!), and not enough humanism; the CHU must give priority to the human and social sciences! . . ."

We can only agree, but why two different speeches as time goes by and circumstances change? The reality is very different from all these nice declarations we hear from the irresponsible 'people of responsibility'.

As a prosecutor once claimed back in 1930 during the trial of a healer: "It matters little that the guilty have cured their fellow beings! The only thing that interests me is if they have the right to cure. Only people holding diplomas have the right to heal and even to kill. Get a diploma, you the guilty, and you will have the right over life and death."

It is currently the case that doctors are stricken from the register and thus accused of the illegal practice of medicine, whilst still in possession of an incontestable diploma, but once removed from the register they find themselves forbidden to practise medicine and are often treated as "charlatans". So nothing has really changed since 1930 and the indictments of the modern-day prosecutors strangely resemble those of their forefathers, every time that a doctor is brought before a tribunal for having treated his patients with a substance that is 'not authorised' by the Faculty (Order) and hence considered dangerous, even if the evidence of its efficacy is manifest. These indictments produce the same litany: "The question is not whether you have cured but that you did not have the right to do so!". An accusation which could well be replaced by "non-assistance of a person in danger", if the censured doctor had not intervened.

The discrimination to which hundreds of doctors are victim is ignored by no political party, but the subject is carefully avoided by our elected representatives who wish to remain, above all, 'politically correct'.

The Ordre des médecins, the organisation of private law and public interest whose mission it is to serve the public was created on October 7th 1940 by the Vichy government, four days after the promulgation of the Jewish Statute. Its aim was, amongst others, to 'purify' the profession. A role which it has fulfilled and which it continues to fulfil, as the texts of the period and the current political repression testify. It was dissolved during the liberation, but an order on September 24th 1945 rendered it legitimate even though it had never been ratified by Parliament as the Constitution decrees.

The connections between the Order during the occupation and the current Order are clear. The Order remained the sole agent of its archives during the war period and Doctor Portes, who was president of the Order in 1943-1944, then from 1946 to 1950, is still a moral reference for the current president Bernard Glorion. His recent repentance is in total contradiction to what he declared in March 1994, "I was 13 years old in 1941. I am also one of those people who were completely unaware of 'things' at the period when they were happening".

Ever since, the method of functioning of the national Order and its departmental or regional vassals, like that of its disciplinary sectors, has hardly evolved. Any disciplinary sector operates like a court of exclusion and scorns with impunity the basic principle of open debate. The doctor in question is judged by his associates who have no judicial competence and therefore nothing can guarantee either independence or impartiality, as it is common to find doctors who have interests within the pharmaceutical industry. Likewise, in the sector of social insurance, certain judges, with salaries from health insurance funds, are both judge and jury.

What is more, until just recently, the defendant was not heard publicly: he is at present, but generally witnesses who could contribute to clearing his name are not allowed to be heard. Once condemned, the accused cannot request compensation for damage, even when this has been flagrant and no matter what the consequences, whether on a personal or a professional level.

Already, in the 1950s, in the name of the national Union of Medical Doctors, Doctor Topsen had addressed a circular to all the candidates for the legislative elections asking them if they intended to maintain an institution inspired by the occupation, four days after the Jewish Statute. ". . . the near totality of French doctors - with the exception evidently of the members of the different Order Committees - ardently desire to be rid of this organisation which has turned out to be both useless and harmful. Created by Pétain at the request of the occupation, against doctors and not for them - in order to render them servants and not to serve them - it has been since its creation an instrument of oppression in the hands of the enemy and its supporters and has not succeeded in liberating itself from the totalitarian spirit which presided at its conception."

This situation is criticised by a growing number of doctors who consider that the existence of a Conseil de l'Ordre can be justified as a guarantee of the respect for medical ethics, but that it should withhold power from its disciplinary sector.

Certain doctors denounce their actions, which prompts Alain Dumas to say:

"In fact, the Order operates the combination of the three powers, executive, legislative, judicial, and as Montesquieu declares in spirit with the law: 'All would be lost if the same man or the same body of principles, or the nobility, or the people, exercised the three powers: that of making laws, that of executing public decisions, and that of judging crises or the differences between individuals.'

The danger of a corporatist and sectarian deviation had already been the object of a warning from the State Council in 1958. Condemned doctors cannot make an appeal to civil or penitentiary tribunals. As for the State Council, if it gives an opinion on the content, it can never judge until the end; it maintains a constant jurisprudence adhering obstinately until now to considering as inapplicable to disciplinary jurisdictions the dispositions of the article 6 - 1 of the European Convention that protect human rights and fundamental liberties: 'All persons have the right to have their case heard fairly, publicly and within reasonable delay by an independent and impartial tribunal . . .'.

Questioned recently on the aims of the Order, its president Pr. Glorion declared: 'The Ordre des Médecins does not have the competence to scientifically judge the quality of a treatment, only that of assuring that the treatment be officially validated.'

This is a confession of total submission to the French Agency for Medicine and to pharmaceutical power; moreover, it is confessing that a beneficial treatment for a patient, if it is not validated, can lead to its administrator being suspended from practice. In this line of argument, the sick patient no longer exists as an individual, but is subjected to the whims of the protocols. It is a dramatic confession and the end of Medicine with a human face".
(Cf. Votre Santé: May 2000)

Effectively, in March 2000, Bernard Glorion was evoking the need to reform the ordinal institutions in his last work Medicine of the 21st Century. According to the current president, the threat of the suppression of the Ordre des Médecins, envisaged and promised by candidate François Mitterand in 1981, "revived bad memories and certainly calmed high feelings. Careful to be as discreet as possible, the members of the Conseil de l'Ordre fell into a certain lethargy . . . From the sessions of the committee to the writing of reports via contacts and meetings, deceit led to fantasy as nothing ever happened". The suggestions for reform of the permanent national committee remain secret.

The day after a disciplinary decision was taken regarding a famous cancer therapist in 1991, "the Order's wish to reform thrilled us with the Terquem report". This report included changes in the composition of the departmental councils that were more representative of the diversity of activities at the heart of the profession. It foresaw a more independent disciplinary jurisdiction with a magistrate from the beginning, with the regional council. "Other, more meticulous measures were to complete this operation which had as its aim the modernisation of an institution whose existence was no longer contested", commented the President. Coming up against a unanimous refusal, "these visionary and premonitory ideas would now be taken up and accepted with many fewer difficulties". For Bernard Glorion, the rules enunciated in the Code of Ethics are not to be ignored if one wishes to conserve the human side of the medical act. "An order of doctors that is reformed and adapted to social change constitutes an efficient rampart against the deviations of a modernism that is rash . . . The order of doctors must be representative of a large number of different forms of practice. It must be an open and transparent organisation, of service to society, thus harmonising with the motto of the British Medical Council that one could translate as: protection of the sick, guidance for doctors."

At the end of a lyrical flight of fancy about the exceptional mission of the Order to preserve health and to respect human beings throughout their lives until death, this president-doctor turns to the subject of the rights of ill people: "Of course, it may seem utopian, even hurtful, to speak of the rights of the ill. Isn't this judicial formula in contradiction to the notion of service, of generosity and devotion that constitute the honour of the world of medicine?" All whilst recognising that it is unfortunately sometimes necessary to remind doctors that they have duties, he suggests going further, to "also speak of the duties of the patients and the rights of the doctors. The future of healthcare depends on the sharing of responsibilities as in a reciprocal mutual assistance". The current president nevertheless refrains from suggesting that there be representatives of patients at the heart of the Ordre des Médecins, as is the case in the United Kingdom.

So, according to professor Glorion, the ideas regarding the reform of the permanent national committee of the national Order were never revealed after the electoral promise to suppress it by the future president of the Republic in 1981. And despite this wish to reform, the Terquem report, with its "visionary and premonitory ideas", was unanimously rejected in 1991. According to the present Secretary of State for Health: "It would however be currently accepted without difficulty"; nevertheless, he is not sure that this project of reform should be integrated into the governmental text for the modernisation of the health system.

Why, under such conditions, in twenty years, has this desire for reform been clearly expressed only by the partial opening of closed doors? Why did Professor Glorion, who claims to support an Order that is representative of a diversity of practices, not react when his homeopathic colleagues were called "recruiters for sects" by the Secretary of State for Health?

The same month that his book came out, the Green Party deputies took their turn in opposing the organisation and practices of the departmental sectors of the Order, accusing it of "partiality, union favouritism and fraudulent electoral procedures". Of course the French ecologists refer only to the "serious deviations of certain departmental sectors that have filed a complaint against certain referring doctors with the sole aim of obstructing the establishment of a legal system", but one can hope that the parliamentary commission that they are asking for will not remain a pious wish and will be the point of departure for indispensable reform in depth of the Order, leading it to total conformity with human rights.

Following the opposition of the Greens, the President of the national Order agreed to an interview with the paper Libération. He recognised the abuses of certain doctors holding positions in the departmental Order all whilst being union elected or members of an ordinal jurisdiction. According to him, certain departmental councils are even "organised like small feudalities". In confessing to "having requested, for seven years, modifications to our system", he justified on the other hand the necessity for in-depth reform of this archaic order of doctors (luxuriously installed at the Boulevard Haussmann, after having moved from the Boulevard La Tour Maubourg) and stated the impotence of this desire to reform. Despite these criticisms, March 25th 2001, during a channel 2 programme on the Ordre des Médecins, the president did not hesitate to affirm that: "The Order guarantees the independence of doctors", whilst Dr Bernard Debré admitted that the Order was "corporate".

In his work A Split World (La fêlure du monde) André Glucksmann tells of

"the adventure of a certain surgeon, at the time president of the Order of Doctors, therefore spokesman for the ethics and morality of the medical world . . . In the early eighties he was given a blood transfusion. Two or three years went by and a colleague recommended a test. He thought this sensible and complied: negative. 'And then?' asked a journalist, seven years later. 'And then; nothing', he answered. Relieved on his own account, he did not warn the thousands of people who had received transfusions in these years of ignorance. All of them ran a similar risk to his own. President, ex-president, never once did the thought occur to him to make a public announcement. . . This doctor, ill at ease, regretful . . . referred to the long, spiritual blindness that led him to neglect his own interests, then those of his constituents, finally those of a whole population, as 'a blind spot'. . . He became as suicidal as he had previously been almost homicidal."

As for the CNAM (Caisse nationale d'assurances maladies - National Health Insurance Fund), although they fiercely defend themselves to the contrary, they are even more dogged than the Order when it comes to pursuing those who stray from the beaten track. Their national counsellor-doctor, Pr. Hubert Allemand, insists: "cases of harassment (of liberal doctors by the health insurance's counsellor-doctors) do not exist" and he "guarantees a medical service that does a difficult job with a great deal of rigour, that is to say, precision" (cf. Le Quotidien du médecin February 23rd 2000). These statements provoked an outcry from liberal doctors. "Mr. Allemand's statements are unacceptable, but certainly reveal the state of mind of many of the leaders and executives in health insurance: arrogant certainty of the total authority of the administration, refusal to be aware of and admit their errors, refusal to accept any responsibility related to their everyday decisions. Democracy is in a bad way when the administration adopts such a stance." replied Dr Patrick Gérard de Nantes in the publication Le Quotidien du médecin March 8th 2000. Dr Martial Groboz commented that he is a "victim of the tribunals of exclusion that the CMR represents".

"Yes, harassment exists, whether or not Pr. Hubert Allemand agrees. His declarations to the contrary will not succeed in hiding the truth for long", says Dr Roch Menes de Clermont-Ferrand in the same magazine. "Rather than deny the evidence, Pr.Allemand would no doubt be advised to pay careful attention to the control of the funds and to attempt to put them into some order. . . But it is easier and more politically correct to take it out on the practitioners than to fight the malfunctioning of health-insurance funds.".

Healing: an Illegal Practice By Sylvie Simon

How is it possible to legally practise medicine, respect the Hippocratic Oath and the rights of ill people, in the face of the dictatorship of the Conseil de l'Ordre, in addition to that of the pharmaceutical lobbies?

This question, essential to the well-being of each one of us, is at the heart of Sylvie Simon's book. The author, who has gathered statements from courageous doctors, gives us access to the cogs of a machine that is controlled by the Conseil de l'Ordre, a tribunal of exclusion. She reveals how this Order uses and abuses its regal power in order to muzzle doctors who choose to heal their patients solely according to their knowledge and their conscience.

This book therefore, through the experiences of various practitioners, helps us to understand the pain of those who give their lives to curing the sick and who suddenly find themselves forbidden to practise on the pretext that they dare question a system that is on the whole riddled with the rot of medical and economic authority.
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'Modern Medicine : the New World Religion' by Olivier Clerc
http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/emma_holister/2004/10/10/modern_medicine_the_new.htm
October 10, 2004

A presentation of Oliver Clerc's book, published by Personhood Press, California, April 04.

" Ô Lord, I trust you so much that sometimes I call you 'Doctor' ! " says an old lady praying in church, in a famous French cartoon that Olivier Clerc could well have used for the cover of his illuminating essay on medicine and religion. Medicine, this author writes, is in many ways more a religion than a science. Strong hidden religious influences determine along what lines modern medicine is developing, what researches can be made, what theories are called "heretic", as well as the kind of relationships that exist between physicians and patients, or between medicine and the State, etc.

It all started, O. Clerc says, with Louis Pasteur, the French founder of modern day medicine and "Good Shepherd" of medical religion ("pasteur" means "shepherd" in French). Pasteur, a devoted Catholic, strove to prove the religious truths he believed in in the medical field, which led him to twist the theories he "borrowed" from his contemporaries (A. Béchamp, for instance), to ignore relevant facts, and to found modern medicine on four major dogmas that were all proved wrong in the following decades.

As a result, medicine has developed along the same lines as the Christian religion, duplicating its structure, its relationships, its beliefs, taboos and practices, Clerc shows.

Physicians are its priests; the search for health mimics the quest for salvation; the hope of physical immortality (through cryonisation, cloning and genetic manipulation) competes with eternal life; vaccination plays the same initiatory role as baptism; and a universal vaccine is expected to save all mankind from illness, tomorrow, just as the Saviour atoned for the sins of the world.

Today, the medical powers, Clerc continues, have a strong political influence, just as the Catholic Church used to; "charlatans" are prosecuted as were "heretics" in the past; dogmatism in medicine often prevails over an open state of mind regarding "unorthodox" - yet quite relevant - theories.

Finally, Clerc states, present medical behavior and arguments deprive us of our responsibility for our health, just as the religious powers did for centuries with people's spiritual evolution. We are still being manipulated by fears and childish hopes, the author concludes.

Interestingly, Clerc's argument is not accusatory but enlightening. No conspiracy theorist, he does not accuse some hidden Machiavellian medico-pharmaceutical power of abusing people's ignorance and making money on their illnesses, nor does he put his readers in the position of victims. Instead, he highlights the phenomena that have lead to that evolution, unbeknownst to the majority of people. To do so, he uses an interesting metaphor : "Just as the magnetic field of a magnet placed under a sheet of paper controls the way iron filings fall on its surface, revealing the invisible lines of force between the two poles of the magnet, a "religious field" likewise imperceptibly structures and organizes the development of modern medicine." This invisible "religious field", Clerc writes, is made up of all the beliefs of the Christian religion.

Rational and scientific on the surface, our society remains thus deeply religious, he explains. We took away the former "iron filings," the specific collective religious forms, but we did not change the "current of thoughts", the underlying "religious field" which continues to exert the same influence, but through medicine, now.

Therefore, behind the different structures of medicine and the Church of Rome we find the same fundamental concepts, the same relationships, the same characteristics, the same fears, the same hopes and expectations, according to this author. The light that Clerc sheds on this superposition of medicine and religion can bring about a needed new awareness and important changes.

Indeed, as he shows, this substitution of medicine for religion has many unfortunate consequences that we are not clearly aware of. In medical research, it influences what should be looked for and what can be discovered. "Any discovery or theory that is at odds with the over-arching orthodoxy is rejected, and its authors called heretics", Clerc explains. "Entire areas of research, as well as promising new lines of approach, are thus disqualified." We must thus become aware of how religious beliefs and fears surreptitiously influence medicine if we want to be responsible for our own health, and if medicine is to be free from unconscious and limiting influences.

First published in France in 1999, Olivier Clerc's essay received a lot of positive feed-back from the medical field: many physicians and researchers shared with him how his unprecedented outlook on their field of activity helped them better understand what was really going on below the surface. Thanks to Personhood Press, this valuable book is now available to all English-speaking readers.

"Every so often someone comes along and bonks us in the head with a proposition that elucidates something we already know but have not formulated into a whole idea. Your book about the new religion has done that. " Tim Bennett, a reader.

"I want to say to you that your essay is some of the best integrated writing I have seen on consciousness. Authors such as you help many readers connect the dots of their own experience. Your essay furthers my understanding of much more than even medicine. It helps me understand the state of planetary consciousness. Thank you again for this unique and enlightening perspective." Ray Carlson, a reader

"Your book is a major calling into question of several of our essential fears, as well as our more or less conscious search of how to rid ourselves of uncertainty. I can only say that I wholeheartedly agree with what you have said so well. Your development clarifies everything in a way that is most remarkable." Dr André Passebecq, pioneer of natural medicines in France and author of over thirty books on naturopathy.

"This is an important book. It is the book of an "honest man", as one might have said in the XVIIIth century. Not only is it written in a language of quality - the first courtesy to the reader, but also the expression of a clear mind - it is also the book of a humanist. It allowed me to structure and clear up several ideas and feelings which seem to me decisive for the future. Who shall read this book will make progress in the knowledge of him(her)self, in bringing up to date some of his (her) regressive temptations. It is an hymn to liberty. Which includes of course responsibility." Jean-Yves Revault, French author of several novels and self-help books.
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Swine flu vaccine linked to deadly breathing disease
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1206988/Swine-flu-vaccine-linked-deadly-breathing-disease.html
By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 11:49 PM on 16th August 2009

Swine flu vaccines have been linked to Guillain-Barr Syndrome - a paralysis of the breathing muscles

Doctors have been put on alert for a deadly disease linked to swine flu jabs.

The Health Protection Agency has told neurologists to look out for a rise in Guillain-Barr Syndrome - in which paralysis of the breathing muscles can cause death by suffocation - when vaccination starts in the next few weeks.

The link was made following a mass immunisation programme in the U.S., in which a swine flu jab was blamed for more deaths than the disease itself.

More than 40million Americans were vaccinated after an outbreak of swine flu at an army base in 1976.

The programme was abandoned after hundreds of cases of GBS were diagnosed and 25 died.

The flu, however, did not spread further than the base and claimed only one life.

In a letter to the Association of British Neurologists, Elizabeth Miller, head of immunisation at the HPA, said: 'GBS has been identified as a condition needing enhanced surveillance when the swine flu vaccines are rolled out.'

The warning will add to concerns about the safety of the jab, which will be given to more than 13million Britons from October.

Professor Patrick Chinnery, of the Association of British Neurologists, said: 'This is a belt-and-braces approach to safety and is not something people should be worried about as it's a rare condition.'
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Concern Grows in the British Media About Swine Flu Vaccine
http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/08/concern-grows-in-the-british-media-about-swine-flu-vaccine.html
August 17, 2009 By John Stone

Concern is finally being raised in the UK media that government agencies are failing to be straight with the public over the safety of the proposed swine flu vaccine now scheduled for release in October.

Leaked documents show that there is concern – as with the previous US swine flu scare in 1976 – that the vaccine might give rise to Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause paralysis or death. A letter was sent to 600 neurologists from Professor Elizabeth Miller of the Health Protection Agency acknowledging concern on 29 July, two days after a letter circulated amongst the Association of British Neurologists by Dr Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, chair of its surveillance unit, and Professor Patrick Chinnery chair of its clinical research committee. The leak highlights the fact that Prof Miller is prepared to disclose the concern secretly to professionals but not the public.  Her letter, quoted in the Mail on Sunday (HERE), states:

"The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use.

"GBS has been identified as a condition needing enhanced surveillance when the swine flu vaccines are rolled out.

"Reporting every case of GBS irrespective of vaccination or disease history is essential for conducting robust epidemiological analyses capable of identifying whether there is an increased risk of GBS in defined time periods after vaccination, or after influenza itself, compared with the background risk."
In 2001-2 Prof Miller director of Public Health Service Laboratory, which was later incorporated into the Health Protection Agency, disclosed funding from several vaccine manufacturers – including those currently favoured by government contracts for swine flu vaccine – Smith Kline Beecham (for-runner of GSK)  and Baxter Healthcare (HERE in Pediatrics). It is not clear what the position is today. Eyebrows were raised earlier this year when Baxter, who are under investigation for circulating live avian flu virus in batches of ordinary flu vaccine to destinations in central Europe (Toronto Sun, http://Publications.Parliament. UK), were nevertheless awarded part of the contract for the manufacture of swine flu vaccine both globally and in the UK. No explanation of the incident has yet come to light.

Prof Miller is exceptionally well connected. A recent biographical note states:

‘Professor Elizabeth Miller is the Head of the Immunisation Department at the Health Protection Agency, Centre for Infections in Colindale North West London. She joined the Epidemiological Research Laboratory in 1978 to work on the large post-licensure safety and efficacy studies of pertussis vaccines that were being conducted following the collapse of the UK whooping cough immunisation programme in the mid 1970s. This experience prompted her continuing interest in the risks and benefits of vaccination programmes and organising trials of new vaccines. She has been involved with trials of acellular pertussis, MMR, Hib, meningococcal C vaccines and more recently the new pneumococcal vaccines. Her other interests include seroepidemiology and mathematical modelling, vaccine safety studies and viral infections in pregnancy. Professor Miller also has wide experience of committee membership, covering bodies such as the UK and European licensing authorities, the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, various Data Safety Monitoring Boards, The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) subgroups and scientific organisations such as the Medical Research Council. She has also led or acted as an external expert on various European projects combined with her work for the European Medicines Evaluation Agency.’HERE

Another report in the Daily Telegraph reveals that the GSK version of the swine flu vaccine will contain mercury:

‘Prof David Salisbury, head of immunisation at the Department of Health, said the vaccines will arrive in vials containing about ten doses as it is not feasible to produce or store single-dose preloaded syringes on the scale needed to vaccine the 11m people who will be offered the vaccine between October and December.

‘He said, if only one or two doses in a vial are used on one day the GSK vaccine can be stored overnight in the fridge and the remaining doses used the next day. However the Baxter vaccine, which does not contain thiomersal, would have to be thrown away if the whole vial's contents were not used within three hours, he added.‘ (Telegraph.)

Initially, the vaccines are to be targeted children and adults with underlying health problems, and pregnant women, not groups on whom it is likely to have been trialed in the first place.
 
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Fears polio vaccine is now killer
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=31&art_id=vn20090816063033677C512990&set_id=
August 16 2009 at 07:49PM


London - Polio, the dreaded paralysing disease stamped out in the industrialised world, is spreading in Nigeria. And health officials say in some cases, it's caused by the vaccine used to fight it. In July, the World Health Organisation issued a warning that this vaccine-spread virus might extend beyond Africa. So far, 124 Nigerian children have been paralysed this year - about twice those afflicted in 2008. The polio problem is just the latest challenge to global health authorities trying to convince wary citizens that vaccines can save them. For years, myths have abounded about vaccines - that they were the West's plan to sterilise Africans or give them Aids. The sad polio reality fuels misguided fears and underscores the challenges authorities face. Nigeria and other poor nations use an oral polio vaccine because it's cheaper, easier, and protects entire communities. - AP

This article was originally published on page 12 of Cape Argus on August 16, 2009
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Conditioning People to Accept Martial Law for Manufactured Swine Flu Pandemic
http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1103ap_eu_med_swine_flu_game.html
By MARIA CHENG ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


LONDON -- Since swine flu first emerged in April, it has sparked panic, vaccine production and now, a video game.

In an effort to further raise awareness, Dutch researchers have created a game that challenges players to control a new pandemic.

"It is actually what is happening now, what is happening in the real world," said Albert Osterhaus, head of virology at the Erasmus Medical Center, who designed "The Great Flu" game with colleagues.

The game can only be played online at http://www.thegreatflu.com and it is free. A World Health Organization spokesman said Monday the agency was not familiar with the game and had not had time to play it.

WHO has reported nearly 178,000 cases of swine flu including 1,462 deaths worldwide, though those numbers are believed to be a gross underestimate of the actual caseload, since hard-hit countries no longer test all cases with flu-like symptoms.

As the virus has spread worldwide, countries have tried different methods to slow it down and pharmaceutical companies are now racing to produce a swine flu vaccine.

The game begins with images of bedridden patients and graveyards from the 1918 Spanish flu. As the head of the fictitious "World Pandemic Control," players pick a flu strain, and then monitor that strain's spread around the world.

To fight the emerging outbreak, players use measures including setting up surveillance systems, stockpiling antivirals and vaccines, and closing schools and airports. Players also have a limited budget and are warned that "your actions to control the virus cost money, so keep an eye on it."

A running tally of the numbers of people infected and those who have died sit above the budget. Newspaper stories about the deadly virus and the global response to it - like riots breaking out worldwide - pop up to help players monitor the outbreak.

Messages from governments mirror the difficulties faced by international agencies like WHO. For instance, when players set up costly surveillance systems, the game often relays a message from governments that "we will comply with your directions...but we must inform you that the political support for this action is low in this region. Therefore, the effectiveness of the system may differ from your expectations."

Osterhaus said the video game's approximation of combating a pandemic, choosing between various interventions yet still watching the outbreak spread, gives people a sense of how difficult it is to make decisions in the public health world.
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On the Net:
http://www.thegreatflu.com
http://www.who.int
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: Dig August 17, 2009, 07:39:41 AM
Swine Flu Vaccination Dangers
http://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/natural-health-articles/environmental-health/swine-flu-vaccination-dangers-97651.html
Date: 17/08/09

Normally it takes about 26 weeks (6 months) to develop a vaccine, but Baxter International (a pharmaceutical giant and major player in the race for a H1N1 vaccine) announced on June 12 it has a patented cell-based technology which reduces the development time to 13 weeks and was ready to complete their development this month...

So, there will be a vaccine that’s been developed in less than half the time for use in the general population by September this year... When did they test it then?

In the previous article I told you about my experience with the antiviral, Tamiflu, and my supposed diagnosis of Swine Flu. As much as last week’s article was anecdotal, it was written to illustrate that we are all vulnerable to being misdiagnosed, forced on the bandwagon and bullied into taking medication we don’t want to take.

Whilst the media seems to have backed down a bit in their coverage of Swine Flu cases, we are still ‘warned’ that the H1N1 flu virus can strike again and be ‘at large’ later this year with the approaching winter months.

On 6 August 2009 the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the first Swine Flu vaccines are likely to be licensed for use in the general population in September of this year.

That was quick

Okay let’s take a moment to digest this... Normally it takes about 26 weeks (6 months) to develop a vaccine, but Baxter International (a pharmaceutical giant and major player in the race for a H1N1 vaccine) announced on June 12 it has a patented cell-based technology which reduces the development time to 13 weeks and was ready to complete their development this month...

Mid-June to end of June is two weeks, right? July had five weeks, right? So we are on 7 weeks. August, has four weeks, right? That makes 11 weeks... Am I the only person missing two weeks? In total that is, 15 weeks cut short on the development of a vaccine...

So, there will be a vaccine that’s been developed in less than half the time for use in the general population by September this year... When did they test it then?

Oh, hang on, I nearly forgot: In response to WHO’s Phase 6 alert level with the ‘outbreak of the pandemic’, the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) declared the H1N1 flu pandemic a public health emergency, which allowed the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to authorise drug companies to “fast track” experimental vaccines. Meaning the new vaccines won’t be tested as thoroughly as vaccines which move through the normal licensing (and developing) process.

In other words, a fast tracked vaccine will be available for use in the general population long before it’s undergone adequate safety testing... It sounds as if we’re being duped... I don’t think proper testing will be done at all...

Perhaps this quote from a leading UK newspaper highlights my concern: ‘The path of a popular medicine from the laboratory to the chemist or doctor’s surgery can involve years of clinical trials on a select group of patients.

When the new vaccine for Swine Flu arrives in Britain, regulators said this weekend [12.07.09], it could be approved for use in just five days.’

Children first

Children will all be vaccinated first because according to the Department of Health and Human Services they are our “first priority”.

What? First priority for poisoning them with a novel H1N1 vaccination that has not yet undergone adequate safety testing?

If you have a child with an established health condition, do you really want him or her injected with an experimental vaccine? Children with underlying health problems will likely be the first to receive the vaccine, since they will be considered the most probable group to develop severe cases of the H1N1 virus. Unfortunately, these children are also the ones most vulnerable to serious side effects from the vaccine.

It gets worse, because there is no logic here: According to WHO, most cases of severe and fatal Swine Flu infections occurred in people aged 30 to 50. Many of those cases were seen in people who were already ill with disorders like asthma, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and obesity. So why vaccinate our children first?

Cases of Swine Flu in healthy children have been mild in nature, with little or no medical intervention required. Informed parents, given a choice, will surely opt for a mild case of the flu over the potential health risks of an inadequately tested vaccine that can potentially cause long-term devastation of your child’s health, or worse.
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Not only is it dangerous to use an untested Swine Flu vaccine on the population, but there are numerous studies that have shown that vaccines simply don’t work:

• According to the 2006 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 51 separate studies concluded the flu vaccine worked no better than a placebo in 260,000 children ranging in age from six months to 23 months.

• A study published in the October 2008 Archives of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine found flu vaccines in young children have made no difference in the number of flu-related doctor and hospital visits.

• As reported in a 2004 publication of the Archives of Disease in Childhood, a study of 800 children with asthma concluded those receiving a flu vaccine had a significantly increased risk of asthma-related doctor and emergency room visits.

• A more recent study released at the 2009 American Thoracic Society International Conference showed children with asthma who received a vaccine called FluMist had a 3-fold increased risk for hospitalisation.

• According to the 2007 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, studies of over 65,000 healthy adults concluded vaccinations reduced the risk of flu by only six percent, and reduced missed work days by less than a single day. Vaccinations did not reduce the number of people who sought medical help or took time off from work.

 • The 2006 Cochrane Database also includes a review of 64 vaccination studies of the elderly across nearly 100 flu seasons. The studies showed flu vaccines were ineffective in preventing the flu in either nursing home patients or elderly living in the community.

• A study published in the Lancet last year found that influenza vaccination was NOT associated with a reduced risk of pneumonia in older people. This supports a study done five years ago, published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

• Research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine also confirms that there has been no decrease in deaths from influenza and pneumonia, despite the fact that vaccination coverage among the elderly has increased from 15 per cent in 1980 to 65 per cent now.

The real threat at the moment seems to be the vaccine and not Swine Flu...

Mass vaccination campaign

The UK government has ordered enough vaccine to cover the entire population. GPs are being told to prepare for a nationwide vaccination campaign.

Dr. Peter Holden, the British Medical Association’s lead negotiator on Swine Flu, is of the opinion that although Swine Flu is not causing serious illness in patients, UK health officials are eager to start a mass vaccination campaign, beginning with “priority groups.” Holden says the vaccinations will reduce the chances of a shortage of hospital beds because of people suffering from Swine Flu.

Why is the UK eager to vaccinate for a virus that isn’t causing serious illness? And why, if the Swine Flu isn’t causing serious illness, is Dr. Holden concerned about a shortage of hospital beds? It makes no sense!

To raise suspicions further, regulators at the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) said the fast-tracked procedure has involved clinical trials of a “mock-up” vaccine similar to the one that will be used for the biggest mass vaccination programme in generations. Mock-up vaccine? Generations to come? So this will be a reoccurring thing?

The worst is this quote from the EMEA: “The vaccines are authorised with a detailed risk management plan.” So, what they are really saying is: We didn’t test this vaccine properly, it is a mock-up and we foresee that it will be necessary to have a risk management plan when everything goes to pot!

Without wanting to sound as crazy as the rest of them, this sounds more and more to me like a form of population control that’s going a bit pear shaped.

Related Reading:
Swine Flu: My experience with the H1N1 virus and Tamiflu
Swine Flu: Only Another 749,983 To Go For The UK Pandemic Predictions To Be Accurate


Sources:
‘Swine Flu vaccine 'by September' published online 06.08.09, news.bbc.co.uk
‘Do Drug Companies Secretly Favour a World Flu Pandemic?’ by Dr, Mercola, published online 28.07.09, articles.mercola.com
‘Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic – Fact or Fiction?’ by Dr, Mercola, published online 21.04.09, articles.mercola.com
‘What are the Dangers of Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccination?’ by Dr. Mercola, published online 11.08.09, articles.mercola.com
‘Mortality reduction with influenza vaccine in patients with pneumonia outside "flu" season: pleiotropic benefits or residual confounding?’, Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Sep 1;178(5):527-33. Epub 12.06.08
‘Swine Flu vaccine to be cleared after five-day trial’ published online 12.07.09, timesonline.co.uk
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 08:04:32 AM
Pregnant women worry over vaccine
http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/printerfriendlystory.aspx?articleid=20090817_17_A1_Joeyan883936
by: KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
Monday, August 17, 2009
8/17/2009 3:32:06 AM

At five months pregnant, Erin Brown isn't sure yet whether she will be vaccinated against the swine flu this fall.

"I'm still a little bit on the fence about it," said the 23-year-old Tulsan. "Just the idea of having a vaccine I don't know exactly how it was cultivated and what's in it is scary. I'm a little iffy about getting something that hasn't been tested very long when I'm growing a child."

Pregnant women across Tulsa and the state are echoing Brown's concerns, particularly since the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently put pregnant women among the five priority groups for swine flu immunizations.

Pregnant women are at higher risk of complications and death, and are four times as likely to be hospitalized with the disease, the CDC said.

"It's kind of one of those things where there is no clear answer," said Tiffany Bjorlie, owner of ECO baby + kids, 3516 S. Peoria Ave.

She said many of her pregnant customers have expressed concern about the vaccine.

"As long as you educate yourself on all sides of the issue, then you can make your decision," Bjorlie said.

Dr. Louise Thurman, medical director of IPS Research in Oklahoma City, says the vaccine is nearly identical to the typical flu vaccine that has been proven safe for years.

IPS Research is preparing to perform clinical trials on the swine flu vaccine later this month.

"The only difference is the type of virus used. In this case, it's H1N1. It's not a live vaccine, so you're not going to get the flu," she said.

Thurman said pregnant women have to weigh the risks themselves.

"In my view, if you got the H1N1 flu and died, that's a bad outcome," she said. "But if you get the shot, odds are high that you'll have no problems. Maybe you would have mild flu symptoms."

She said pregnant women who get the shot will pass on that immunity to their unborn child, just as it is passed on with the seasonal flu shot.

And through so-called "herd immunity," pregnant women will help reduce the flu in their own families and communities, Thurman said.

Pregnant women experience physiological changes that appear to make them more susceptible to complications and death from swine flu, said Dr. Stanley Grogg, co-chairman of the Oklahoma Immunization Advisory Committee and interim director of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa.

"You now have a baby inside and it's requiring more blood supply. So there are changes in the heart and the respiratory system," he said. "The baby is pushing up on your diaphragm. That makes it harder to take a big breath and harder to get particles of the virus out of your system."

Grogg believes the safety of vaccines has improved immensely since the 1976 debacle when public health officials urged all Americans to get vaccinated against a swine flu epidemic that never materialized. Instead, dozens of people became ill with a rare condition linked to the vaccine, and some people died.

"People got sicker from the vaccine than the disease itself," he said.

The seasonal flu shot varies each year and is based on guesswork as to which strains of the virus are expected to circulate, Grogg said. The novel swine flu vaccine will be built in a similar way, based upon a template already proven safe, he said.

"We have safety standards now that we didn't have back then," he said. "I am confident the Food and Drug Administration is not going to release the vaccine unless it's safe."


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wtf?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: donnay August 17, 2009, 08:33:15 AM
(http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2009/0904/swine_flu_1976_0427.jpg)

I have watched some videos of the 1976 swine flu vaccine program--one thing that was not made clear to me is; are they using the same needle on all the people with that needle gun?  

That in itself is unsanitary--I just never seen them change the needle.   :-\
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 17, 2009, 08:34:45 AM
Oh, real cute:
(http://i.bnet.com/blogs/pic_es_crystals.jpg)
Bayer Scares the sh*t out of American Postal Employees With White Powder Sent Through Mail
http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1174365 (http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1174365)
http://industry.bnet.com/pharma/10002338/bayer-triggers-scare-with-white-powder-sent-through-mail/?p=2338&tag=content;top-active (http://industry.bnet.com/pharma/10002338/bayer-triggers-scare-with-white-powder-sent-through-mail/?p=2338&tag=content;top-active)

(Just giving an example of some of the crap we have to deal with from Big Pharma--in addition to everyone else that's totally raping us and the constitution right now)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 17, 2009, 08:43:00 AM
(http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2009/0904/swine_flu_1976_0427.jpg)

I have watched some videos of the 1976 swine flu vaccine program--one thing that was not made clear to me is; are they using the same needle on all the people with that needle gun?   

That in itself is unsanitary--I just never seen them change the needed.   :-\

I don't know, but I do know that they still use them in the military.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: donnay August 17, 2009, 09:31:16 AM
From the FDA's own documentation:

http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/ac/05/transcripts/2005-4172t1.htm

"The role of the jet gun in the transmission of hepatitis C.  The Ped-O-Jet was introduced about 1950s, developed under a U.S. military contract for mass vaccinations of recruits of 600 to 1,000 injections per hour.  The WHO document says an hour and a half.

            If you go on an hourly basis, that's about six injections at 600 or 3.6 injections a second per hour.  If you go to an hour and a half, it's 9 seconds per injection or 5.4 injections per second.  That's a relatively rapid fire.  I think anybody's that's been around in those lines understand there's no time to waste.  Real close quarters and you're hustled through..."

[...]

"The Air Force Infectious Disease and Control Epidemiology Board, Department of Defense Wide Review of Vaccine Policies and Procedures said that injector nozzles were frequently contaminated with blood. What they did is they had -- I think it was probably a surprise visit to Parris Island.  And they witnessed a mass injection of a lot of recruits coming in. And they noted in that document that there the nozzles were frequently contaminated with blood.  There were no wiping or precautions taken..."

[...]

"The problem with the jet injector gun during the Board meeting in 1986, Captain Michael Stek, Jr., MC, USN presented data and press clippings to suggest that contamination of the jet injector gun which had been used in a private clinic in California in 1985 was responsible for causing hepatitis in 64 patients. The possibility was also raised that HIV infection might be transmitted by the jet gun when biological products such as gamma globulin were administered.  In numerous meetings the board recommended in 1988 that an injector gun be used only by authorized military and technical parts and sterilized according to standard procedures..."

[...]

"The manufacturer's recommendations recommended the devices be wiped in between each injection.  There was a meeting, I guess, of this organization in '99 where a representative of the company was here and they stated that in 35 years they were always wiped and never had an issue.

            I'd like to bring out at this point in time probably you never had an issue with hepatitis C by the simple fact a majority of people are asymptomatic and it takes decades before you find out you've got a problem.  Thirty-five years is not a stretch in this area.  The majority of the people won't have a problem until at this point in time..."

[...]

"The website did a survey, and this a partial selection of people that answered the survey.  We have answers from medics that administered the shots and received the shots, we have all different bases and military branches, and comments from the individuals that state the guns were not wiped.  I personally can attest to that.  They didn't wipe them before they nailed me or anybody before or after me..."
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe August 17, 2009, 10:08:29 AM

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKBNG41041620090817

UPDATE 1-BioSante says its adjuvant raises H1N1 vaccine efficacy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:02pm BST


* Adjuvant with new H1N1 vaccine gives 100 pct protection

* Shares up 25 pct in pre-market trade

Aug 17 (Reuters) - BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc (BPAX.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said its adjuvant, BioVant, increases the efficacy of vaccines for multiple flu strains, including a potential new vaccine against H1N1 virus, or swine flu, sending its shares up 25 percent in pre-market trade.

An adjuvant is an ingredient that boosts the immune system response, which means that less active ingredient is needed in each dose.

The specialty pharmaceutical company said BioVant when used with a potential new vaccine against swine flu resulted in 100 percent protection from symptoms of illness, including weight loss, and death in animal studies.

Swine and bird flu vaccines using BioVant may allow for availability of a greater number of lower-dose vaccines, the company said.

Shares of the company were up 49 cents in pre-market trade on Monday. They closed at $1.96 Friday on Nasdaq.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: jofortruth August 17, 2009, 10:25:39 AM
Did you notice that Buffett is now buying Pharmaceuticals and selling Energy?
http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/14/news/companies/warren_buffett/index.htm


We could be rich too, if we had continual INSIDER INFO. This guy is a joke! He's as big a globalists as any of them. He will now capitalize on others pain when they bring in the flu epidemic (whether it is something or not).


: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 17, 2009, 10:43:40 AM
From the FDA's own documentation:

http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/ac/05/transcripts/2005-4172t1.htm

"The role of the jet gun in the transmission of hepatitis C.  The Ped-O-Jet was introduced about 1950s, developed under a U.S. military contract for mass vaccinations of recruits of 600 to 1,000 injections per hour.  The WHO document says an hour and a half.

            If you go on an hourly basis, that's about six injections at 600 or 3.6 injections a second per hour.  If you go to an hour and a half, it's 9 seconds per injection or 5.4 injections per second.  That's a relatively rapid fire.  I think anybody's that's been around in those lines understand there's no time to waste.  Real close quarters and you're hustled through..."

[...]

"The Air Force Infectious Disease and Control Epidemiology Board, Department of Defense Wide Review of Vaccine Policies and Procedures said that injector nozzles were frequently contaminated with blood. What they did is they had -- I think it was probably a surprise visit to Parris Island.  And they witnessed a mass injection of a lot of recruits coming in. And they noted in that document that there the nozzles were frequently contaminated with blood.  There were no wiping or precautions taken..."

[...]

"The problem with the jet injector gun during the Board meeting in 1986, Captain Michael Stek, Jr., MC, USN presented data and press clippings to suggest that contamination of the jet injector gun which had been used in a private clinic in California in 1985 was responsible for causing hepatitis in 64 patients. The possibility was also raised that HIV infection might be transmitted by the jet gun when biological products such as gamma globulin were administered.  In numerous meetings the board recommended in 1988 that an injector gun be used only by authorized military and technical parts and sterilized according to standard procedures..."

[...]

"The manufacturer's recommendations recommended the devices be wiped in between each injection.  There was a meeting, I guess, of this organization in '99 where a representative of the company was here and they stated that in 35 years they were always wiped and never had an issue.

            I'd like to bring out at this point in time probably you never had an issue with hepatitis C by the simple fact a majority of people are asymptomatic and it takes decades before you find out you've got a problem.  Thirty-five years is not a stretch in this area.  The majority of the people won't have a problem until at this point in time..."

[...]

"The website did a survey, and this a partial selection of people that answered the survey.  We have answers from medics that administered the shots and received the shots, we have all different bases and military branches, and comments from the individuals that state the guns were not wiped.  I personally can attest to that.  They didn't wipe them before they nailed me or anybody before or after me..."

They probably at least use different needles in the guns--I know some types of vaccines are more viscous than others (thick vs. thin) and a gun is necessary to inject it deep into the muscle.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Letsbereal August 17, 2009, 11:02:40 AM


The whole scenario, allready planned in 2007 for a possible H5N1 scenario which was exactly played out in this very “airborne” H1N1 virus hype.

The idea was that a very deadly virus could mutate in something more nastier cause the H5N1 virus is not transmitable from human to human so making the H5N1 victims, single victims. So maybe the H5N1 virus kills off his host very quickly but has no time to spread causing it’s own dead end. So fact: harmless!

The H1N1 is a fast traveler cause of it’s airborne capabilities or maybe even it’s, being alive in the host without showing, the incubation time. What is the incubation time of the H1N1 anyways?

The H1N1 contains DNA typical to avian, swine and human viruses, including elements from European and Asian swine viruses? Especially the European and Asian swine virus combination is very puzzeling. And the H1N1 hasn’t been tracked back to any animal yet?

But the H1N1 virus is harmless too so why the fuzz? It sure filled some pockets with old stock Tamiflu ready to roll and sold. One problem “Tamiflu” is not a specific H1N1 killer but more a “Ten in one” any flu stricker with well known nasty side effects. So, why take it? The H1N1 is allready becoming immun for Tamiflu only making the virus stronger.

It’s filling the pockets of some vaccin companies with zero, zappa medical gain and even putting down an economy build from poker cards allready suffering from a severe crises. It’s good PR and crony capitalism.

I think it’s better to report all car accidents every day. Get rid of any speed limits and every body can drive like crazy. Result: More accidents more car selling, better clunkers. Also more dead people which would please the satanists always looking for blood. Porche sails will go up. Surgeans will be quicker on the job for the many car accident victims. Also more surgeons needed.


Summary

Pandemic Influenza featuring discussants Ronald Atlas, David Nabarro and Margaret Hamburg. Stewart Simonson moderates.

The last major influenza pandemic occurred in 1918 and killed 20 to 40 million people worldwide.
 
Nearly 90 years later, we are almost as helpless in facing this disease as we were back then. Experts from around the world will bring us up to date on how we plan to protect ourselves.
 
From vaccine development to surveillance and detection to rapid response, this session will lay out the global plans to fight the next pandemic - Aspen Institute


Pandemic Influenza, Aspen Institute
Please take the time to view this conference.   
Remember, it was recorded 10/03/2007!!

http://fora.tv/2007/10/03/Pandemic_Influenza

Partner: Aspen Institute
Location: Aspen Institute Aspen, CO
Event Date: 10.03.07
Speakers: Ronald M. Atlas, Margaret A. Hamburg, David Nabarro, Stewart Simonson
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 11:23:31 AM
Did you notice that Buffett is now buying Pharmaceuticals and selling Energy?
http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/14/news/companies/warren_buffett/index.htm


We could be rich too, if we had continual INSIDER INFO. This guy is a joke! He's as big a globalists as any of them. He will now capitalize on others pain when they bring in the flu epidemic (whether it is something or not).




Buffett is known to release info about his minor trades while his major trades are secret.  He did this with GE when he said he was buying them big only to see that people lost their shirts before GE got an $18 Billion Bailout.  Buffett would be broke if it were not for his $95 billion in bailout funding to his BS companies.

Look into Bill Gates who does not do these things. He has been dumping big Pharma.

Also Novartis is suing Glaxo, so infighting is going on. Sharks going after the last piece of chum. In the muddy waters, I would stay away from the market entirely. It is like Normandy, does not matter if you are axis or ally, the beach is filled with casualties.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 17, 2009, 11:32:34 AM
Look into Bill Gates who does not do these things. He has been dumping big Pharma.

Bizarre.. Gates is doing the opposite of Buffett... (if this is true..)

Gates Foundation Sells Health-Care / Pharmaceutical Investments Buys Energy
http://visitbulgaria.info/11027-gates-foundation-sells-health-care-pharmaceutical-investments-buys-energy

According to a regulatory filing published Friday, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world’s largest private philanthropy funds, created by the billionaire founder Bill Gates of Microsoft Corp., sold almost all its pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health-care investments, including Wyeth, Merck & Co. and Eli Lilly & Co., buying shares in energy companies, instead.

The Seattle-based charity endowment, sold stakes in Pfizer Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson (2.5-million shares), Baxter International Inc. and BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. as of 30th June, even as it held on to its stake in cancer drug developer Seattle Genetics Inc., while buying energy stocks in Devon Energy Corp.

As well, the foundation also sold millions of shares in major drug manufacturing firms, such as, 14.9-million shares in Schering-Plough Corp., close to 1-million shares in Eli Lilly & Co., 8.1-million shares in Merck & Co. and 3.7-million shares in Wyeth. The foundation no longer holds shares in any of these companies.

In addition, the foundation liquidated other health and life sciences-related investments like Allos Therapeutics Inc., InterMune Inc., Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Since, many of the foundation’s charity grants are disbursed to address developing country health issues, its decision to drastically reduce its exposure to health-related stocks is striking. The Obama administration’s proposed overhaul of the U. S. healthcare system may be behind the move, as there is considerable anxiety amongst drug-makers and healthcare insurance firms about the potential impact of the reforms, and which may well put pressure on prescription drug prices.

The foundation has also liquidated its holdings in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., an Israeli generic drug manufacturing firm, even though generic drugs offer stiff competition to the drug manufacturers.

According to the filing, the foundation has also bought stakes in energy companies like XTO Energy Inc., Range Resources Corp. (half a million shares) and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (700,000 shares).

Other new holdings include, 1-million-shares (American depositary shares) in Mexican mogul Carlos Slim Helu’s telecommunications company - America Movil SAB de CV, Latin America’s largest mobile-phone company, M&T Bank Corp., whose second- biggest shareholder is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and a 1.5 million shares in train company CSX Corp.

The total value of the foundation’s investments dropped to $7.49-billion last quarter, from $8.48-billion end-March. Two-thirds of the foundation’s endowment of $30.2-billion are devoted to health, with the rest spent on education, hunger and poverty.

Michael Larson, the foundation’s investment manager, was unavailable for comment.


    

Gates foundation exits pharma cos to enter energy
Bloomberg /  August 16, 2009, 0:20 IST
http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/gates-foundation-exits-pharma-cos-to-enter-energy/367116/

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, created by the billionaire founder of Microsoft Corp, sold almost all its pharmaceutical holdings, including Wyeth, Merck & Co and Eli Lilly & Co, and bought shares of energy companies.

The foundation also sold stakes in Pfizer Inc, Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Baxter International Inc and BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc as of June 30, according to a US regulatory filing on Friday. The foundation held on to a stake in cancer drug developer Seattle Genetics Inc, and bought energy stocks such as Devon Energy Corp.

The total value of the foundation’s investments listed in the filing dropped to $7.49 billion last quarter, from $8.48 billion in the previous three months. The foundation, which has an endowment of $30.2 billion, devotes two-thirds of its donations to health and the rest on education, hunger and poverty.

The foundation also bought stakes in energy companies XTO Energy Inc, Range Resources Corp and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. Other new holdings included America Movil SAB, Latin America’s largest mobile-phone company, and M&T Bank Corp, whose second-biggest shareholder is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Michael Larson, who manages the foundation’s investments, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

Money managers who oversee more than $100 million in equities must file a Form 13F within 45 days of each quarter’s end to disclose their US-listed stocks, options and convertible bonds. The filings don’t show non-US securities or how much cash the firms hold.


   But wait.... Buffett donates $1.25 bn Berkshire shares to Gates Foundation
        http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/buffett-donates-125-bn-berkshire-shares-to-gates-foundation/21/20/66534/on
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 11:52:45 AM
Bizarre.. Gates is doing the opposite of Buffett... (if this is true..)

Gates Foundation Sells Health-Care / Pharmaceutical Investments Buys Energy
http://visitbulgaria.info/11027-gates-foundation-sells-health-care-pharmaceutical-investments-buys-energy

According to a regulatory filing published Friday, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the world’s largest private philanthropy funds, created by the billionaire founder Bill Gates of Microsoft Corp., sold almost all its pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health-care investments, including Wyeth, Merck & Co. and Eli Lilly & Co., buying shares in energy companies, instead.

The Seattle-based charity endowment, sold stakes in Pfizer Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson (2.5-million shares), Baxter International Inc. and BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. as of 30th June, even as it held on to its stake in cancer drug developer Seattle Genetics Inc., while buying energy stocks in Devon Energy Corp.

As well, the foundation also sold millions of shares in major drug manufacturing firms, such as, 14.9-million shares in Schering-Plough Corp., close to 1-million shares in Eli Lilly & Co., 8.1-million shares in Merck & Co. and 3.7-million shares in Wyeth. The foundation no longer holds shares in any of these companies.

In addition, the foundation liquidated other health and life sciences-related investments like Allos Therapeutics Inc., InterMune Inc., Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Since, many of the foundation’s charity grants are disbursed to address developing country health issues, its decision to drastically reduce its exposure to health-related stocks is striking. The Obama administration’s proposed overhaul of the U. S. healthcare system may be behind the move, as there is considerable anxiety amongst drug-makers and healthcare insurance firms about the potential impact of the reforms, and which may well put pressure on prescription drug prices.

The foundation has also liquidated its holdings in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., an Israeli generic drug manufacturing firm, even though generic drugs offer stiff competition to the drug manufacturers.

According to the filing, the foundation has also bought stakes in energy companies like XTO Energy Inc., Range Resources Corp. (half a million shares) and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (700,000 shares).

Other new holdings include, 1-million-shares (American depositary shares) in Mexican mogul Carlos Slim Helu’s telecommunications company - America Movil SAB de CV, Latin America’s largest mobile-phone company, M&T Bank Corp., whose second- biggest shareholder is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and a 1.5 million shares in train company CSX Corp.

The total value of the foundation’s investments dropped to $7.49-billion last quarter, from $8.48-billion end-March. Two-thirds of the foundation’s endowment of $30.2-billion are devoted to health, with the rest spent on education, hunger and poverty.

Michael Larson, the foundation’s investment manager, was unavailable for comment.


    

Gates foundation exits pharma cos to enter energy
Bloomberg /  August 16, 2009, 0:20 IST
http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/gates-foundation-exits-pharma-cos-to-enter-energy/367116/

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, created by the billionaire founder of Microsoft Corp, sold almost all its pharmaceutical holdings, including Wyeth, Merck & Co and Eli Lilly & Co, and bought shares of energy companies.

The foundation also sold stakes in Pfizer Inc, Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Baxter International Inc and BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc as of June 30, according to a US regulatory filing on Friday. The foundation held on to a stake in cancer drug developer Seattle Genetics Inc, and bought energy stocks such as Devon Energy Corp.

The total value of the foundation’s investments listed in the filing dropped to $7.49 billion last quarter, from $8.48 billion in the previous three months. The foundation, which has an endowment of $30.2 billion, devotes two-thirds of its donations to health and the rest on education, hunger and poverty.

The foundation also bought stakes in energy companies XTO Energy Inc, Range Resources Corp and Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. Other new holdings included America Movil SAB, Latin America’s largest mobile-phone company, and M&T Bank Corp, whose second-biggest shareholder is Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Michael Larson, who manages the foundation’s investments, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

Money managers who oversee more than $100 million in equities must file a Form 13F within 45 days of each quarter’s end to disclose their US-listed stocks, options and convertible bonds. The filings don’t show non-US securities or how much cash the firms hold.


   But wait.... Buffett donates $1.25 bn Berkshire shares to Gates Foundation
        http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/buffett-donates-125-bn-berkshire-shares-to-gates-foundation/21/20/66534/on

It is not that bizarre, what I am saying is that the public follows Buffett so he propagandizes his small trades while his big trades are done in secret.  Bill Gates has not done this as a matter of historical record. Therefore when Buffett says he is selling, he is probably buying.  As far as Gates, it is probably accurate as to what he is doing. They are connected via the non-profit and their servitude to the British royals, but their media attention to their trading is different.  Gates has not written the required 10 books for all traders to read whereas Buffett has.  When Buffett says he is buying big Pharma it is like when Gates says that Windows Vista is more secure.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 11:53:40 AM
Over 1 billion people in India... this could get interesting...
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New law to replace century old Epidemic Act,1897: Azad
http://www.newsonair.com/news.asp?cat=national&id=NN259

Aug 17
New guidelines to contain the spread of swine flu are to be issued in a day or two. Speaking on the main features of guidelines, the Union Health Minister Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad in an informal interaction with senior editors of the print and electronic media said morning assembly in schools across the country should be discontinued. The class teachers are mandated to check each student for symptoms of any flu and take action for treatment and medication as per the advice of the doctor.

Elaborating on the steps being taken by the government to contain the spread swine flu, he said, a new vaccine is being developed in the next 5 to 7 months for which the WHO has given the seed from the Atlanta based centre for disease control. A new law is also under preparation to replace the century old Epidemic Act, 1897 to include more pandemic disease in the list so as to effectively deal with such situations. Allaying apprehensions of possibility of spreading swine flu to rural areas. Mr. Azad said the state government has been told to take necessary steps. He asserted that the centre will extend all possible help to them in this regard. The minister of information and Broadcasting Ms. Ambika Soni said ,all the media units are co-ordinating and publicizing programmes aimed at bringing about awareness among the masses.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 11:55:39 AM
Hey, look, the Department of Health's director of immunisation wants all nurses dead or inflicted with a mortally fatal nervous system disease!
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DH director of immunisation tells nurses they have a 'duty' to have swine flu jab
http://www.nursingtimes.net/whats-new-in-nursing/swine-flu/dh-director-of-immunisation-tells-nurses-they-have-a-duty-to-have-swine-flu-jab/5005221.article
17 August, 2009 | By Steve Ford, Graham Clews

The Department of Health’s director of immunisation Professor David Salisbury has said nurses have a responsibility to be vaccinated against swine flu, after a Nursing Times survey reveals one third of frontline nurses do not want the jab.


Up to a third of frontline nurses are not currently planning to get immunised against swine flu when the vaccine becomes available later this year, a snapshot survey by Nursing Times reveals.

Top among the reasons for rejecting the vaccine are concerns about its safety, and a perception of the infection as ‘mild’, suggests the online survey of nearly 1,500 Nursing Times readers, of whom 91% describe themselves as frontline nurses.

The warning of frontline doubts about swine flu vaccination came as the Department of Health revealed its timetable for initial vaccination last week.

Overall 30% of survey respondents answered ‘no’ when asked if they would get immunised when the vaccine became available, compared with 37% who replied ‘yes’. A further 33% remained undecided and answered ‘maybe’.

Of those who said they would not get vaccinated, 60% said concern about the safety of the vaccine was the main reason. A further 31% of respondents said they did not consider the risks to their health from swine flu to be great enough, while 9% thought they would not be able to take time out of work to get immunised.

‘I would not be willing to put myself at risk of, as yet, unknown long-term effects to facilitate a short-term solution,’ said one respondent.

Another, who said they were yet to make up their mind over whether to have the vaccine, added: ‘I have had the seasonal flu vaccination three times and on each occasion was very poorly for several days afterwards. It can give you flu-like symptoms, which in my case were bad enough to put me in my bed.’

A further respondent said: ‘I have yet to be convinced there is a genuine health risk and it’s not just government propaganda.’

Speaking to Nursing Times in response to the survey results, Professor David Salisbury, the Department of Health’s director of immunisation, said it was unfortunate that nurses could ‘knowingly leave themselves at risk’.

‘They have a duty to themselves, they are at risk. They have a duty to their patients not to infect their patients and they have a duty to their families. I think you solve those responsibilities by being vaccinated,’ he said.

With regards to safety concerns about the vaccines, he added: ‘The evidence that we’ve had is sufficient to persuade the regulators that these are vaccines that will be licensed.’

Professor Salisbury’s comments follow a warning in July from chief medical officer for England Sir Liam Donaldson that swine flu could leave up to 12% of the NHS workforce on sick leave at any one time. The NHS Confederation also called on nurse managers to ensure that their staff were vaccinated, particularly those in the acute sector, in guidance published last month.

However the survey results suggest the threat of swine flu is unlikely to overcome reluctance of frontline nurses to get vaccinated. Only a third of survey respondents said they received the seasonal flu vaccine last winter.

Official statistics for the acute sector are even worse. Only around 13.5% of hospital nurses received seasonal flu vaccination last winter, according to the Department of Health’s report on flu vaccine uptake among healthcare workers in 2008–2009.

Some trusts – Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust – vaccinated fewer than 3% of their nursing staff.   

The DH report said: ‘Overall influenza vaccine coverage for [healthcare workers] directly involved in patient care remains disappointingly low.’

Nursing Times understands that the Department of Health is in discussions with groups, including the RCN, on ways to ensure a high uptake of swine flu vaccine was high among frontline nurses.

Greta Thornbory, professional development director of the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners, said occupational health nurses would need to help frontline nurses make an educated judgement about the vaccine.

She said: ‘Occupational health nurses will have to be completely clued up about the evidence on the swine flu jab, so they can give up-to-date information to nurses and anyone else who might have the vaccine.

‘This advice should not just be verbal, occupational health staff should consider putting it in a leaflet. Putting this kind of advice on posters will not work,’ she added.

However, one survey respondent suggested pressure from occupational health nurses could have an adverse effect on uptake.

‘I think many nurses resent the pressure put on them by occupational health staff to have the seasonal flu vaccine, and this may influence their decision regarding the swine flu vaccine,’ the respondent said.

As widely reported last week, Sir Liam Donaldson also set out the government’s proposed timetable for vaccinating priority groups against swine flu, which includes frontline healthcare workers (see box).

Frontline nurses – working in primary care settings as well as acute settings – can expect to be offered vaccination in October, subject to the granting of licences by the European Medicines Agency.

A decision on licensing is expected from the EMEA at the end of September once versions of the vaccine have undergone multicentre trials – run by the University of Leicester and the Health Protection Agency – to assess immunity levels and identify any side-effects. 

Nurses who opt to have the vaccine can expect to be given one of two products, both of which will require two jabs roughly three weeks apart.

The majority of swine flu vaccine will be the adjuvant version manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, which contains 4mcg of antigen. The second type, manufactured by Baxter, is a whole virus vaccine containing 7.5mcg of antigen.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 11:56:55 AM
Department of Health Releases Guidance on Novel H1N1 Influenza for Schools K-12
Webinars held with school districts statewide in preparation for the upcoming flu season
http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-17-2009/0005078698&EDATE=

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Secretary of Health today released guidance on Novel H1N1, also known as swine flu, for elementary and secondary schools in an effort to keep kids and staff healthy and flu-free this school year.

"The most important message for parents is that sick children should not go to school. The same applies to teachers and staff. If you are sick, the best place to be is at home," said Secretary of Health Everette James.

"Pennsylvania schools should take steps to prepare for swine flu this fall and winter because this virus has had a significant impact on children between the ages of five and 19 years. The revised guidance provides recommendations to mitigate the impact of influenza in schools, as well as limit the spread once flu is identified among students or staff members," James added.

The department's guidance is compatible with recently released recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The guidance is meant to limit the spread of influenza while reducing disruption to schools.

Hand washing, cough etiquette and keeping the environment clean can also significantly help reduce the spread of disease.

The Department of Health is recommending that those who are sick with influenza-like illness should stay home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever and are no longer taking medication to reduce the fever. In most cases of flu, this means three to five days after the onset of illness.

The Department of Health strongly encourages school districts to work closely with local or state health officials to determine the best course of action should an outbreak happen.

The departments of Health and Education are holding a series of webinars with school districts across the state to talk about the new school guidance and to share what is expected this coming school year.

"We will work closely with schools and child care facilities to help them be on the lookout for children showing signs of influenza and have appropriate response measures in place," Education Secretary Gerald Zahorchak said. "School district officials should also maintain close contact with their local health departments and make every effort to share flu prevention information to families."

Symptoms of the new influenza virus are similar to those of regular or seasonal flu and include sudden fever and cough with muscle aches, fatigue, and lack of appetite. Many people with this infection also have runny nose, sore throat, and watery eyes, and some also have nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Individuals with the flu are contagious to others. It is important to take the following steps to prevent spreading the virus to others:
Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others;
Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of used tissues;
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
Stay healthy by eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of rest and exercise; and
Seek care if you have influenza-like illness.

The Department of Health will continue to provide guidance to parents and the schools, including information on the development and availability of the Novel H1N1 flu vaccine, as the influenza season progresses.

For more information on Novel H1N1, contact the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH or visit www.health.state.pa.us.

    CONTACT: Stacy Kriedeman, Dept. of Health
    (717) 787-1783
    Mike Race, Dept. of Education
    (717) 983-9802
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 12:39:18 PM
Polio virus in Nigeria causes largest outbreak of Polio in recent history
http://www.kristv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10930235&nav=menu192_2_6
By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer

LONDON (AP) - Polio, the dreaded paralyzing disease stamped out in the industrialized world, is spreading in Nigeria. And health officials say in some cases,

it's caused by the vaccine used to fight it.

In July, the World Health Organization issued a warning that this vaccine-spread virus might extend beyond Africa.


So far, 124 Nigerian children have been paralyzed this year - about twice those afflicted in 2008.

The polio problem is just the latest challenge to global health authorities trying to convince wary citizens that vaccines can save them from dreaded disease. For years, myths have abounded about vaccines - that they were the Western world's plan to sterilize Africans or give them AIDS. The sad polio reality fuels misguided fears and underscores the challenges authorities face using a flawed vaccine.

Nigeria and most other poor nations use an oral polio vaccine because it's cheaper, easier, and protects entire communities.

But it is made from a live polio virus - albeit weakened - which carries a small risk of causing polio for every million or so doses given. In even rarer instances,

the virus in the vaccine can mutate into a deadlier version that ignites new outbreaks.

The vaccine used in the United States and other Western nations is given in shots, which use a killed virus that cannot cause polio.

So when WHO officials discovered a polio outbreak in Nigeria was sparked by the polio vaccine itself, they assumed it would be easier to stop than a natural "wild" virus.

They were wrong.

In 2007, health experts reported that amid Nigeria's ongoing outbreak of wild polio viruses, 69 children had also been paralyzed in a new outbreak caused by the mutation of a vaccine's virus.

Back then, WHO said the vaccine-linked outbreak would be swiftly overcome - yet two years later, cases continue to mount.

They have since identified polio cases linked to the vaccine dating back as far as 2005.


It is a worrying development for officials who hope to end polio epidemics in India and Africa by the end of this year, after missing several earlier deadlines. "It's very disturbing," said Dr. Bruce Aylward, who heads the polio department at the World Health Organization.

This year, the number of polio cases caused by the vaccine has doubled: 124 children have so far been paralyzed, compared to 62 in 2008, out of about 42 million children vaccinated. For every case of paralysis, there are hundreds of other children who don't develop symptoms, but pass on the disease.

When Nigerian leaders suspended polio vaccination in 2003, believing the vaccine would sterilize their children and infect them with HIV, Nigeria exported polio to nearly two dozen countries worldwide, making it as far away as Indonesia.

Nigeria resumed vaccinations in 2004 after tests showed the vaccine was not contaminated with estrogen, anti-fertility agents or HIV.

Experts have long believed epidemics unleashed by a vaccine's mutated virus wouldn't last since the vaccine only contains a weakened virus strain - but that assumption is coming under pressure. Some experts now say that once viruses from vaccines start circulating they can become just as dangerous as wild viruses.

"The only difference is that this virus was originally in a vaccine vial," said Olen Kew, a virologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The oral polio vaccine used in Nigeria and elsewhere contains a mild version of the live virus. Children who have been vaccinated pass the virus into the water supply through urine or feces. Other children who then play in or drink that water pick up the vaccine's virus, which gives them some protection against polio.

But in rare instances,

as the virus passes through unimmunized children, it can mutate into a strain dangerous enough to ignite new outbreaks,


particularly if immunization rates in the rest of the population are low.

Kew said

genetic analysis proves mutated viruses from the vaccine have caused at least...

seven separate outbreaks in Nigeria.

Though Nigeria's coverage rates have improved, up to 15 percent of children in the north still haven't been vaccinated against polio. To eradicate the disease, officials need to reach about 95 percent of the population.

Nigeria's vaccine-linked outbreak underlines the need to stop using the oral polio vaccine as soon as possible, since it can create the very epidemics it was designed to stop, experts say. WHO is researching other vaccines that might work better, but none is on the horizon.

Until a better vaccine is ready, WHO and U.S. CDC officials say the oral vaccine is the best available tool to eradicate polio and that when inoculation rates are nearly 100 percent it works fine.

"Nigeria is almost a case study in what happens when you don't follow the recommendations," Kew said.

Since WHO and partners began their attempt to rid the world of polio in 1988, officials have slashed the disease's incidence by more than 99 percent.

But numerous deadlines have been missed and the number of cases has been at a virtual standstill since 2000. Critics have also wondered whether it is time to give up, and donors may be sick of continuing to fund a program with no clear endgame.

"Eradication is a gamble," said Scott Barrett, an economist at Columbia University who has studied polio policies. "It's all or nothing ... and there is a very real risk this whole thing may fall apart."

Aside from Nigeria, polio persists in a handful of other countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Chad, Angola and Sudan.

Aylward agreed the Nigeria situation was another unwelcome hurdle, but was confident eradication was possible. "We still have a shot," he said. "We're throwing everything at it including the kitchen sink."
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 12:43:15 PM
Anyone got some free time? See what the answers are to questions about the plan to save the planet...
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Va. opens hotline for questions about school and swine flu
http://www.wvec.com/news/health/stories/wvec_local_081709_swine_flu_for_school.ec3c0587.html
11:55 AM EDT on Monday, August 17, 2009 By 13News


RICHMOND – It’s nearly back-to-school time and parents need to make sure their children are up to date on their immunizations.

This year, many questions are being asked about precautions for the H1N1 “swine flu” virus.   

The Virginia Department of Health is expanding its call center to handle the questions. 

 The toll-free number, 1-877-275-8343, will be answered during state business hours for now and will be adjusted as needed, officials say.

You can also submit questions via email on the Va. Dept. of Health Website.

The novel H1N1 virus has differed significantly from the seasonal flu in its effect upon school children and young adults.  This population has contracted the H1N1 virus in higher numbers than usually is seen with the seasonal flu.

Also Online

Va. Dept. of Health hotline:
1-877-275-8343

Submit a question page

Learn about H1N1 "swine flu"

An important message for parents of school children as well as faculty and school staff is to stay home if they have novel H1N1 symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat or fatigue. A person with such influenza-like illness should stay home until they have been without a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.  Infected adults and children still can be contagious even after they begin to feel better.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 12:54:09 PM
CANADA: CMAJ:
We must employ Nazi/Stalinist tactics to fight this manufactured threat!

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/swine-flu/story.html?id=1901468
Meagan Fitzpatrick, Canwest News Service  
Published: Monday, August 17, 2009

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OTTAWA -- The federal government should appoint a national "health czar" with legal authority to impose directives on the provinces during the swine flu pandemic, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

In an editorial appearing Monday, the journal calls for a "visible, independent" person who would have several responsibilities but most importantly, would have the power to enforce his or her recommendations.

With health-care delivery being a closely guarded responsibility of the provinces and territories, Canada's chief public health officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, is limited in what he can do and that makes for a flawed system, suggested Dr. Paul Hebert, editor-in-chief of the CMAJ, especially in a pandemic situation.

"In an emergency you need to say, ‘I'm sorry, here are the rules.'

That's not David Butler-Jones right now. I think he's doing a great job given the mandate that he currently has, but I think we need something different for this upcoming crisis, [How do they know?]" Dr. Hebert said in an interview.

Swine flu, known by its scientific name as the H1N1 virus, arrived in Canada in the spring and could turn into a more severe pandemic during the fall flu season.

Each province's health minister can impose rules on how to handle the outbreak, but Dr. Hebert said it's better to have consistency across the country when collaboration between jurisdictions is so crucial. Too much time could be spent wrangling over how provinces want to do things differently, he said.

"If there's any debate, it never stops. You can't do that in an emergency."


When the Public Health Agency of Canada was created and Dr. Butler-Jones was appointed to head it in 2004, the Canadian Medical Association suggested the federal government enact legislation to give him clear legal powers in a time of crisis, but the recommendation wasn't followed. Dr. Butler-Jones said at the time that his role would be to act as a national "facilitator" and to bring together the country's experts for advice on how to respond to another SARS or other infectious disease outbreak.

But Dr. Hebert maintains that's not the efficient way to deal with an emergency.

"You need someone who has the authority to say, ‘Listen, I'm sorry, I've considered all the advice, this is how we're doing it,'" said Dr. Hebert, a critical care doctor in Ottawa.

The editorial published in Monday's edition of the CMAJ describes the current swine flu pandemic as an enemy that should not be underestimated and says that immunization against the illness should a top priority.

Canada, however, has limited experience in conducting time-sensitive mass vaccination campaigns, the editorial notes, and even delivering routine flu vaccinations to vulnerable groups such as children and people in isolated communities has proven problematic.

"We need to act now to overcome these access and delivery problems," the editorial states.

The federal government has bought more than 50 million doses of a vaccine that is currently being developed for the swine flu [WTF? They bought 50 million doses of a vaccine that does not exist for a pandemic that also does not exist? Is this another derivitives fake bubble that is going to implode?], which first appeared as a new virus strain in Mexico and quickly spread around the world. The vaccine is expected to be ready for administration in November.


Dr. Hebert said the idea of vaccinating so many people so quickly is raising many questions about how the immunization program is actually going to be executed.

"We've never really conducted these large campaigns before. Hopefully it's all worked out," he said.

The CMAJ says ventilators and other machines are in limited supply and so are the people that know how to operate them and if the resources are overwhelmed, "major health-care institutions could grind to a halt."

Decisions will have to be made about who gets access to the limited resources, and how to secure the experienced health-care personnel and equipment if the pandemic worsens.

"Now is the time for leaders to communicate a sense of urgency in getting modified plans finalized based on recent experiences and rapid feedback from stakeholders,"the editorial states.
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: sociostudent August 17, 2009, 01:00:58 PM
Polio virus in Nigeria causes largest outbreak of Polio in recent history
http://www.kristv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10930235&nav=menu192_2_6
By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer

LONDON (AP) - Polio, the dreaded paralyzing disease stamped out in the industrialized world, is spreading in Nigeria. And health officials say in some cases,

it's caused by the vaccine used to fight it.

In July, the World Health Organization issued a warning that this vaccine-spread virus might extend beyond Africa.


So far, 124 Nigerian children have been paralyzed this year - about twice those afflicted in 2008.

The polio problem is just the latest challenge to global health authorities trying to convince wary citizens that vaccines can save them from dreaded disease. For years, myths have abounded about vaccines - that they were the Western world's plan to sterilize Africans or give them AIDS. The sad polio reality fuels misguided fears and underscores the challenges authorities face using a flawed vaccine.

Nigeria and most other poor nations use an oral polio vaccine because it's cheaper, easier, and protects entire communities.

But it is made from a live polio virus - albeit weakened - which carries a small risk of causing polio for every million or so doses given. In even rarer instances,

the virus in the vaccine can mutate into a deadlier version that ignites new outbreaks.

The vaccine used in the United States and other Western nations is given in shots, which use a killed virus that cannot cause polio.

So when WHO officials discovered a polio outbreak in Nigeria was sparked by the polio vaccine itself, they assumed it would be easier to stop than a natural "wild" virus.

They were wrong.

In 2007, health experts reported that amid Nigeria's ongoing outbreak of wild polio viruses, 69 children had also been paralyzed in a new outbreak caused by the mutation of a vaccine's virus.

Back then, WHO said the vaccine-linked outbreak would be swiftly overcome - yet two years later, cases continue to mount.

They have since identified polio cases linked to the vaccine dating back as far as 2005.


It is a worrying development for officials who hope to end polio epidemics in India and Africa by the end of this year, after missing several earlier deadlines. "It's very disturbing," said Dr. Bruce Aylward, who heads the polio department at the World Health Organization.

This year, the number of polio cases caused by the vaccine has doubled: 124 children have so far been paralyzed, compared to 62 in 2008, out of about 42 million children vaccinated. For every case of paralysis, there are hundreds of other children who don't develop symptoms, but pass on the disease.

When Nigerian leaders suspended polio vaccination in 2003, believing the vaccine would sterilize their children and infect them with HIV, Nigeria exported polio to nearly two dozen countries worldwide, making it as far away as Indonesia.

Nigeria resumed vaccinations in 2004 after tests showed the vaccine was not contaminated with estrogen, anti-fertility agents or HIV.

Experts have long believed epidemics unleashed by a vaccine's mutated virus wouldn't last since the vaccine only contains a weakened virus strain - but that assumption is coming under pressure. Some experts now say that once viruses from vaccines start circulating they can become just as dangerous as wild viruses.

"The only difference is that this virus was originally in a vaccine vial," said Olen Kew, a virologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The oral polio vaccine used in Nigeria and elsewhere contains a mild version of the live virus. Children who have been vaccinated pass the virus into the water supply through urine or feces. Other children who then play in or drink that water pick up the vaccine's virus, which gives them some protection against polio.

But in rare instances,

as the virus passes through unimmunized children, it can mutate into a strain dangerous enough to ignite new outbreaks,


particularly if immunization rates in the rest of the population are low.

Kew said

genetic analysis proves mutated viruses from the vaccine have caused at least...

seven separate outbreaks in Nigeria.

Though Nigeria's coverage rates have improved, up to 15 percent of children in the north still haven't been vaccinated against polio. To eradicate the disease, officials need to reach about 95 percent of the population.

Nigeria's vaccine-linked outbreak underlines the need to stop using the oral polio vaccine as soon as possible, since it can create the very epidemics it was designed to stop, experts say. WHO is researching other vaccines that might work better, but none is on the horizon.

Until a better vaccine is ready, WHO and U.S. CDC officials say the oral vaccine is the best available tool to eradicate polio and that when inoculation rates are nearly 100 percent it works fine.

"Nigeria is almost a case study in what happens when you don't follow the recommendations," Kew said.

Since WHO and partners began their attempt to rid the world of polio in 1988, officials have slashed the disease's incidence by more than 99 percent.

But numerous deadlines have been missed and the number of cases has been at a virtual standstill since 2000. Critics have also wondered whether it is time to give up, and donors may be sick of continuing to fund a program with no clear endgame.

"Eradication is a gamble," said Scott Barrett, an economist at Columbia University who has studied polio policies. "It's all or nothing ... and there is a very real risk this whole thing may fall apart."

Aside from Nigeria, polio persists in a handful of other countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Chad, Angola and Sudan.

Aylward agreed the Nigeria situation was another unwelcome hurdle, but was confident eradication was possible. "We still have a shot," he said. "We're throwing everything at it including the kitchen sink."

From p. 469, The River

When we got around to the controversial keynote speech he had made at the Fourth International Poliomyelitis Conference in Geneva in July 1957, just two months after his arrival at the Wistar, Koprowski gave a very frank response. "This speech," he told me, "was prompted by...the fact that everybody was asking, 'Have you tested the vaccine for this?' ; 'Have you removed this, removed that?' Now if that [had been] done at that time, we would delay the vaccination for ages. And my interest was to move on with the vaccination--polio was a plague throughout the world--and we should not be distracted by everybody putting his nose in." So I said, you were basically saying that the time has come to move against..."To move against and vaccinate," said Koprowski, completing the sentence. Quite without trying, he had recaptured the tone and urgency of the original speech, tuning back into the mood of four decades earlier.

...

[Speaking of the speech Koprowski gave at the Geneva conference].. he[Koprowski] said, "The advocates of safety do not want to pay any price for immunization ; yet exactly what are the costs one might have to pay for a method of immunization which would not only protect the vaccinated subject against the disease but also may lead to elimination of poliomyelitis....?"

 He ended his Geneva address by calculating that the price was "negligible". Some might feel that, over the years that followed, SV40 and SIV were to prove otherwise.



: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 01:05:28 PM
Health Ranger Teleconference to Explain African Monkey Virus Vaccine Patent Finding
http://www.shamanrawb.com/blog/labels/health%20ranger.html
Thursday, August 6, 2009

(NaturalNews) Yesterday's story about the African Green Monkey virus harvesting and vaccine patents still has many people scratching their heads. It's really difficult to grasp the real story that's emerging here: That a key vaccine ingredient production method (involving infecting, then killing African Green Monkeys) was invented by a top researcher at the National Institutes of Health, and then the patent was assigned to a U.S. military contractor (DynCorp) that's already collecting billions of dollars running mercenary operations for the U.S. government. (See original story at http://www.naturalnews.com/026779_swine_flu_patents_vaccines.html )

Even for people who are knowledgeable about conspiracy theories, this report seems almost too much to believe. And yet, given all the reader feedback on this story, not one person has pointed out a factual error in the key findings of the report. The patent checks out, the inventor of the monkey vaccine process is real, the NIH is verifiably involved and DynCorp's involvement in all this is publicly verifiable through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

One of the most shocking realizations in all this is the fact that flu vaccines are made with ingredients extracted from diseased monkeys. For obvious reasons, this medical fact is not heavily advertised by the pharmaceutical industry. I'm not sure how many people would actually allow themselves to be injected with a vaccine if they knew it contained ingredients processed from diseased, incubated African monkeys who are killed so that their kidneys can be transformed into vaccine ingredients.

Dead monkey parts aren't present in all vaccines, of course, but a disturbingly large percentage of vaccines are made from ingredients extracted from diseased animals of one kind or another. (It's actually a very common practice in the vaccine industry.) Modern medicine goes to great lengths to avoid admitting what's actually in the vaccines. There's no requirement, for example, that vaccines list the origin of their ingredients. (Incubated monkey kidneys, rotten cow brains, thimerosal, yummm!)

Because of all the questions, this issue obviously needs to be disgust in more detail (ahem!).

Live teleconference to discuss the story in more detail

This Thursday evening at 6pm (Pacific) / 9pm (Eastern), I'll be joining Jonathan Landsman on a live, free teleconference to discuss this story in more detail. The call-in number is (US) 712-432-1001 and the access code is 443153357#

Call in at the time mentioned above to listen. The teleconference is sponsored by the NaturalNews Moxxor team, so we'll be talking about Moxxor for the second half hour, but the first half hour will focus primarily on the swine flu vaccine topic. (Last week's attempt at this phone conference had a technical glitch due to bandwidth outages in Ecuador. For this week, we have an improved plan that should go more smoothly... keep your fingers crossed!)

So that's at 6pm Pacific time, and it's a FREE teleconference, no registration required. Call in to listen as Jonathan Landsman and I cover this topic in more detail.
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What does it all mean?

The evidence we're seeing with the swine flu vaccine ramp-up can be interpreted in many different ways. On one extreme, mainstream sheeple think the vaccine is perfectly safe, and they'll gladly line up to take the first shot. On the other extreme, some people are convinced the swine flu conspiracy is the beginning of the end for America: Police state vaccine mandates, military-enforced quarantines, FEMA camps and mass die-offs from the pandemic itself.

Based on the evidence I've seen, I honestly believe there's something devious afoot with the World Health Organization, the CDC, the NIH, Big Pharma and U.S. military contractors like DynCorp. But since I don't have any special access to secret documents or anything like that, I haven't seen any smoking gun evidence of a written plan to destroy America with a planned pandemic.

So your guess is as good as mine on all this (or maybe better, perhaps). But I'm not sitting around a major U.S. city waiting to see what happens (and neither should you). If I were still living in the USA, I would be thinking very seriously about getting out of the major urban areas and living in a more remote location. If the pandemic turns out to be a no-show, and the vaccine turns out to be harmless, such a move may appear somewhat ridiculous in hindsight. But if the pandemic begins to burn through the population, inevitably striking urban areas the hardest, those who got out of Dodge will look like geniuses (and those who didn't will look dead).

Deciding what to do in advance of all this is a very personal decision, of course. It all comes down to your level of faith in the federal government to save the American people (and your belief in the medical establishment). If you believe there are enough hospital beds to handle 30% of the population being sick, then don't sweat it. (But a quick inventory of hospital beds will tell you otherwise...)

If you think FEMA did a good job responding to Hurricane Katrina, then you'll be thrilled to know they will apply roughly the same quality of service in responding to a nationwide pandemic.

If you believe the vaccines are safe and protective, and that Big Pharma's drugs offer better protections than anti-viral herbs and good nutrition, then go ahead and get injected. I can't stop you from where I sit. Each person decides for themselves what to do in this case... and each person lives with the consequences.

Or dies, in some cases. People who make the wrong choice about placing their faith in Big Pharma or the U.S. government could pay for that mistake with their lives. On the other hand, people who guess wrong about being prepared will simply find themselves with extra stored food, extra herbs and perhaps some extra expense involved in moving out of the city and living in a more remote areas. And that's not a bad outcome even if you're wrong.
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The big lie about vaccines

Western medicine constantly talks about reducing your risk of dying from heart disease, or cancer, or diabetes. But they never talk about reducing your risk of dying from vaccines.

That's curious. And you know why? Because it indicates how western medicine believes vaccines are 100% safe, posing no risk to anyone whatsoever.

And that's a foolish belief. From a scientific point of view, it's utterly ridiculous. Vaccines present a very real risk to health, and some people die within 48 hours after receiving certain vaccines. The 1976 swine flu vaccine, in particular, killed several thousand people and partially paralyzed thousands more. Yet, to this day, the medical industry claims there is "no proof" that the vaccine had anything to do with it.

Funny thing, isn't it, how drug companies can lie so easily? Funny thing, too, how only those people who got the vaccine shots soon found themselves paralyzed.

It's called cause and effect, and it's the same story with vaccines and autism. Drug companies deny any link between those two, claiming they have "no idea" why autism is on the rise, but they're certain it has nothing to do with the methyl mercury preservatives used in many vaccines. (And they have the fabricated clinical trial data to prove it!)

I've said it many times before, but it's worth repeating: Vaccines are the quackery of modern medicine. There's no proof that they work in any meaningful way to reduce deaths (they only "work" by producing antibodies, but that doesn't translate into saving lives), and there's lots of evidence that they're harmful. Yet, in classic zealot fashion, the vaccine industry ignores all the evidence of harm and invents all the imaginary evidence of supposed protective effects.

Virtually all doctors have been hoodwinked by the vaccine propaganda machine. In medical circles, questioning vaccines is tantamount to declaring the Earth is flat. That's ironic, because at one time, all doctors did believe the Earth was flat... and that infections were spontaneously created out of thin air. Even the idea that invisible "germs" existed and gave rise to infections was considered laughable, much like the idea today that the human immune system has its own anti-germ technology that's quite sufficient for protecting people against influenza (when properly nourished, of course).

The history of western medicine centers around a collection of highly arrogant, over-educated men reaching some of the silliest conclusions you can possibly imagine. Today's silly doctors insist that the entire population should be injected with viral materials harvested from infected monkeys (or other such sources). If it sounds too stupid to believe, that's because it is.

But it remains the status quo for medicine today. It will be obsolete soon, but for now, we all have to put up with the arrogance and idiocy of those who have been put in charge of the government response to a pandemic.

I'll talk more on this subject in Thursday's live phone conference. It's at 6pm (Pacific) / 9pm (Eastern). It's free and no registration is required. The call in number is (US) 712-432-1001 and the access code is 443153357#
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 01:07:31 PM
Diseased African Monkeys Used to Make Swine Flu Vaccines
Private Military Contractor Holds Key Patents

http://www.naturalnews.com/026779_swine_flu_patents_vaccines.html
Wednesday, August 05, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) To most people, vaccines sound medically harmless. "They're good for you!" say the doctors and drug companies, but they never really talk about what's in those vaccines. There's a good reason for that: If people knew what was really in those vaccines, they would never allow themselves to be injected with them.

Aside from the dangerous ingredients many people already know about (like squalene or thimerosal), one of the key ingredients used in flu vaccines (including the vaccines being prepared for the swine flu pandemic) is the diseased flesh of African Green Monkeys. This is revealed in U.S. patent No. 5911998 - Method of producing a virus vaccine from an African green monkey kidney cell line. (http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5...)

As this patent readily explains, ingredients used in the vaccine are derived from the kidneys of African Green Monkeys who are first infected with the virus, then allowed to fester the disease, and then are killed so that their diseased organs can be used make vaccine ingredients. This is done in a cruel, inhumane "flesh factory" environment where the monkeys are subjected to a process that includes "incubating said inoculated cell line to permit proliferation of said virus." Then: "harvesting the virus resulting from step (c); and... (ii) preparing a vaccine from the harvested virus."

Aside from the outrageous cruelty taking place with all this ("incubating" the virus in the kidneys of living monkeys, for example), there's another disturbing fact that has surfaced in all this: The patent for this process is held not just by the National Institutes of Health, but by another private corporation known as DynCorp.

This, of course, brings up the obvious question: Who is Dyncorp? And why do they hold a patent on live attenuated vaccine production using African Green Monkeys?

What you probably didn't want to know about Dyncorp
DynCorp, it turns out, is a one of the top private military contractors working for the U.S. government. In addition to allegedly trafficking in under-age sex slaves in Bosnia (http://www.corpwatch.org/article.ph...) and poisoning rural farmers in Ecuador with its aerial spraying of Colombian coca crops (http://www.corpwatch.org/article.ph...), Dyncorp just happens to be paid big dollars by the U.S. government to patrol the U.S. / Mexico border, near where the H1N1 first swine flu virus was originally detected.

DynCorp also happens to be in a position to receive tremendous financial rewards from its patents covering attenuated live viral vaccine harvesting methods, as described in four key patents jointly held by DynCorp and the National Institutes of Health:

(6025182) Method for producing a virus from an African green monkey kidney cell line
(6117667) Method for producing an adapted virus population from an African green monkey kidney cell line (http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/6...)
(5911998) Method of producing a virus vaccine from an African green monkey kidney cell line
(5646033) African green monkey kidney cell lines useful for maintaining viruses and for preparation of viral vaccines

Government collusion?
One of the key inventors in these patents now held by DynCorp was Dr. Robert H. Purcell. Who is Dr. Robert Purcell? He's one of the co-chiefs of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases operating under the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. government. (http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/labs/abou...)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 01:11:50 PM
What happens when you employ Nazi tactics in the healthcare field?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thalidomide: A Nazi War Crime
trendsupdates.com/thalidomide-a-nazi-war-crime/
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 22:51 By GSerrano
(http://trendsupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/thalidomide.jpg)
Thalidomide was marketed as a morning sickness medication for pregnant women. The women eventually gave birth to babies without arms and legs. More than 20,000 babies were born with deformities because of the drug. The German pharmaceutical Grünenthal claimed for years that the ‘damned’ drug was discovered by chance. They meant to formulate antihistamine, but ended up with a tranquilizer. Half a century after the tragedy, a dark possibility begins to take shape. Several documents reveal that the drug was actually discovered earlier by Hitler’s scientists and tested in Nazi concentration camps.

Argentinian researcher Carlos De Nápoli theorizes that thalidomide was originally created as an antidote for nerve gas, and that its creator was one Nazi scientist named Otto Ambrose who worked with Grünenthal after the war. De Napoli has documents proving that the guinea pigs used for the drug experimentation were no less than the prisoners of the Nazi concentration camps. All this information is in De Napoli’s book entitled ‘Hitler’s Laboratories.’

Many strange things happened in those Nazi concentration camps. Stranger still is the fact that Hitler was the most famous proponent of Eugenics, a scientific experimentation movement that worked on the sterilization of ‘defectives’ for the purpose of racial supremacy and purity by way of redirecting the evolution process. With this latest evidence on thalidomide’s origins in Nazi concentration camps,

the puzzle pieces are starting to fit into a grand picture of Hitler’s Nazi movement as a huge scientific laboratory of evil, twisted, and psychotic minds.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 17, 2009, 01:43:21 PM
What happens when you employ Nazi tactics in the healthcare field?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thalidomide: A Nazi War Crime
trendsupdates.com/thalidomide-a-nazi-war-crime/
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 22:51 By GSerrano
(http://trendsupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/thalidomide.jpg)
Thalidomide was marketed as a morning sickness medication for pregnant women. The women eventually gave birth to babies without arms and legs. More than 20,000 babies were born with deformities because of the drug. The German pharmaceutical Grünenthal claimed for years that the ‘damned’ drug was discovered by chance. They meant to formulate antihistamine, but ended up with a tranquilizer. Half a century after the tragedy, a dark possibility begins to take shape. Several documents reveal that the drug was actually discovered earlier by Hitler’s scientists and tested in Nazi concentration camps.

Argentinian researcher Carlos De Nápoli theorizes that thalidomide was originally created as an antidote for nerve gas, and that its creator was one Nazi scientist named Otto Ambrose who worked with Grünenthal after the war. De Napoli has documents proving that the guinea pigs used for the drug experimentation were no less than the prisoners of the Nazi concentration camps. All this information is in De Napoli’s book entitled ‘Hitler’s Laboratories.’

Many strange things happened in those Nazi concentration camps. Stranger still is the fact that Hitler was the most famous proponent of Eugenics, a scientific experimentation movement that worked on the sterilization of ‘defectives’ for the purpose of racial supremacy and purity by way of redirecting the evolution process. With this latest evidence on thalidomide’s origins in Nazi concentration camps,

the puzzle pieces are starting to fit into a grand picture of Hitler’s Nazi movement as a huge scientific laboratory of evil, twisted, and psychotic minds.

"Here was the medicine, the patients died
And no one asked: Who thrived?
So have we with hellish electuaries
In these valleys, these mountains,
Raged worse than any plague.
I have myself given the poison to thousands.
They withered, I must live to see
The impudent murderers praised."

From Faust by Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe (1831)
as recited by Widikund Lenz--the German physician who first linked thalidomide to birth defects--at the Kyoto International Conference against Drug-Induced Sufferings, April 1979
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler August 17, 2009, 01:55:42 PM
Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed

    By Dr. Mercola

    According to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, your children should be the first target for mass swine flu vaccinations when school starts this fall. (http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-06-16-swine-flu-vaccine_N.htm)

    This is a ridiculous assumption for many reasons, not to mention extremely high risk.

    In Australia, where the winter season has begun, Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon is reassuring parents the swine flu is no more dangerous than regular seasonal flu. "Most people, including children, will experience very mild symptoms and recover without any medical intervention," she said.[ii] (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/02/2614972.htm)

    Sydney-based immunization specialist Robert Booy predicts swine flu might be fatal to about twice as many children in the coming year as regular influenza. Booy estimates 10-12 children could die from the H1N1 virus, compared with the five or six regular flu deaths seen among children in an average year in Australia.[iii] (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hVoGSwV_jPgg6J6Aoz8wSQiGyosg)


Cure the Disease, Kill the Patient

    Less than 100 children in the U.S. die each year from seasonal flu viruses.[iv] (http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/2009/07/h1n1-update-australiahong-kongus.html) If we use Australia’s math, a very rough estimate would be another 100 children could potentially die of swine flu in the United States in the coming year.

    If children are the first target group in the U.S. per Sebelius, that means we’re about to inject around 75 million children with a fast tracked vaccine containing novel adjuvants, including dangerous squalene, to prevent perhaps 100 deaths.

    I’m not overlooking the tragedy of the loss of even one child to an illness like the H1N1 flu virus. But there can be no argument that unnecessary mass injection of millions of children with a vaccine containing an adjuvant known to cause a host of debilitating autoimmune diseases is a reckless, dangerous plan.


Why are Vaccinations Dangerous?

    The presumed intent of a vaccination is to help you build immunity to potentially harmful organisms that cause illness and disease. However, your body’s immune system is already designed to do this in response to organisms which invade your body naturally.

    Most disease-causing organisms enter your body through the mucous membranes of your nose, mouth, pulmonary system or your digestive tract – not through an injection.

    These mucous membranes have their own immune system, called the IgA immune system. It is a different system from the one activated when a vaccine is injected into your body.

    Your IgA immune system is your body’s first line of defense. Its job is to fight off invading organisms at their entry points, reducing or even eliminating the need for activation of your body’s immune system.

    When a virus is injected into your body in a vaccine, and especially when combined with an immune adjuvant like squalene, your IgA immune system is bypassed and your body’s immune system kicks into high gear in response to the vaccination.

    Injecting organisms into your body to provoke immunity is contrary to nature, and vaccination carries enormous potential to do serious damage to your health (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/05/12/vaccination-dangers.aspx).


And as if Vaccines Weren’t Dangerous Enough on Their Own …

    … imagine them turbocharged.

    The main ingredient in a vaccine is either killed viruses or live ones that have been attenuated (weakened and made less harmful).

    Flu vaccines can also contain a number of chemical toxins (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/05/31/universal-flu-vaccine-part-two.aspx), including ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenol (carbolic acid) and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin.

    In addition to the viruses and other additives, many vaccines also contain immune adjuvants like aluminum and squalene.

    The purpose of an immune adjuvant added to a vaccine is to enhance (turbo charge) your immune response to the vaccination. Adjuvants cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the organism you’re being vaccinated against.

    Adjuvants are supposed to get the job done faster (but certainly not more safely), which reduces the amount of vaccine required per dose, and the number of doses given per individual.

    Less vaccine required per person means more individual doses available for mass vaccination campaigns. Coincidentally, this is exactly the goal of government and the pharmaceutical companies who stand to make millions from their vaccines.


Will There Be Immune Adjuvants in Swine Flu Vaccines?

    The U.S. government has contracts with several drug companies to develop and produce swine flu vaccines. At least two of those companies, Novartis (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/03/30/drug-marketing.aspx) and GlaxoSmithKline (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2006/08/12/another-bird-flu-scam.aspx), are using an adjuvant in their H1N1 vaccines.

    The adjuvant? Squalene.

    According to Meryl Nass, M.D., an authority on the anthrax vaccine,

    “A novel feature of the two H1N1 vaccines being developed by companies Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline is the addition of squalene-containing adjuvants to boost immunogenicity and dramatically reduce the amount of viral antigen needed. This translates to much faster production of desired vaccine quantities.”[v] (http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/2009/07/h1n1-vaccines-with-novel-adjuvants.html)

    Novartis’s proprietary squalene adjuvant for their H1N1 vaccine is MF59. Glaxo’s is ASO3. MF59 has yet to be approved by the FDA for use in any U.S. vaccine, despite its history of use in other countries.

    Per Dr. Nass, there are only three vaccines in existence using an approved squalene adjuvant. None of the three are approved for use in the U.S.


What Squalene Does to Rats

    Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long periods of time.[vi] (http://www.rense.com/general67/vacc.htm)

    A 2000 study published in the American Journal of Pathology demonstrated a single injection of the adjuvant squalene into rats triggered “chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation,” also known as rheumatoid arthritis.[vii] (http://ajp.amjpathol.org/cgi/content/abstract/156/6/2057)

    The researchers concluded the study raised questions about the role of adjuvants in chronic inflammatory diseases.


What Squalene Does to Humans

    Your immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil  (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/01/30/olive-oil-colon-cancer.aspx)and not only will your immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of its antioxidant properties.

    The difference between “good” and “bad” squalene is the route by which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.

    Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where it is vital to the health of your nervous system.[viii] (http://www.vaclib.org/basic/adjuvants.htm)

    Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) received anthrax vaccines which contained squalene.[ix] (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2009/07/17/Squalene-The-Swine-Flu-Vaccines-Dirty-Little-Secret-Exposed.aspx#_edn9) MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/12/19/anthrax-war2.aspx) and has since been linked (http://www.autoimmune.com/GWSGen.html) to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets.

    The Department of Defense made every attempt to deny that squalene was indeed an added contaminant in the anthrax vaccine administered to Persian Gulf war military personnel – deployed and non-deployed – as well as participants in the more recent Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP).

    However, the FDA discovered the presence of squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-squalene antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been injected with the vaccine containing squalene.

    A study (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WFB-45F4JKG-1X&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=955180233&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=da9e0c0eb432179ab78532f0ab787c09) conducted at Tulane Medical School and published in the February 2000 issue of Experimental Molecular Pathology included these stunning statistics:

        “ … the substantial majority (95%) of overtly ill deployed GWS patients had antibodies to squalene. All (100%) GWS patients immunized for service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm who did not deploy, but had the same signs and symptoms as those who did deploy, had antibodies to squalene.

        In contrast, none (0%) of the deployed Persian Gulf veterans not showing signs and symptoms of GWS have antibodies to squalene. Neither patients with idiopathic autoimmune disease nor healthy controls had detectable serum antibodies to squalene. The majority of symptomatic GWS patients had serum antibodies to squalene
.”

    According to (http://www.whale.to/vaccine/adjuvants.html) Dr. Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., a retired principle research scientist for the government of Australia:

        “… this adjuvant [squalene] contributed to the cascade of reactions called "Gulf War Syndrome," documented in the soldiers involved in the Gulf War.

        The symptoms they developed included arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhoea, night sweats and low-grade fevers.”


Post Vaccination Follow-Up Might as Well Be Non-Existent

    There is virtually no science to support the safety of vaccine injections on your long-term health or the health of your children. Follow-up studies last on average about two weeks, and look only for glaring injuries and illnesses.

    Autoimmune disorders like those seen in Gulf War Syndrome frequently take years to diagnose due to the vagueness of early symptoms. Complaints like headaches, fatigue and chronic aches and pains are symptoms of many different illnesses and diseases.

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for vaccine purveyors and proponents to look seriously at the long-term health consequences of their vaccination campaigns.


What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family

    Visit the National Vaccination Information Center (NVIC (http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News/June-2009/Swine-Flu-Vaccine--Will-We-Have-A-Choice--by-Barba.aspx)) site and join in the fight against mandatory swine flu vaccinations.

    Educate yourself about influenza strains, vaccination risks, and the public health laws in your state (http://www.publichealthlaw.net/ModelLaws/MSEHPA.php) that may require you or your children to undergo either mandatory vaccination or quarantine.

    Take care of your health to reduce or eliminate your risk of contracting the flu. The key is to keep your immune system strong by following these guidelines:

        * Eliminate sugar and processed foods from your diet (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/07/14/insulin-part-one.aspx). Sugar consumption has an immediate, debilitating effect on your immune system.
        * Take a high quality source of animal-based omega 3 fats like Krill Oil (http://products.mercola.com/krill/).
        * Exercise (http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/exercise.htm). Your immune system needs good circulation in order to perform at its best for you.
        * Optimize your vitamin D levels (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/02/23/vitamin-d-deficiency-part-one.aspx). Vitamin D deficiency is the likely cause of seasonal flu viruses. Getting an optimal level of vitamin D will help you fight infections of all kinds.
        * Get plenty of good quality sleep (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/03/08/sleep-diabetes.aspx).
        * Deal with stress effectively (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/07/24/stress-immune-system-part-two.aspx). If you feel overwhelmed by stress, your body will not have the reserves it needs to fight infection.
        * Wash your hands (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/09/25/flu-hygiene.aspx). But not with an antibacterial soap. Use a pure, chemical-free soap.



link (http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2009/07/17/Squalene-The-Swine-Flu-Vaccines-Dirty-Little-Secret-Exposed.aspx)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 06:17:50 PM
Only a third of nurses willing to have swine flu vaccine: poll
Only a third of nurses have said they are willing to have the vaccine against swine flu amid fears it has not been tested enough, a survey has found.
 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/swine-flu/6043612/Only-a-third-of-nurses-willing-to-have-swine-flu-vaccine-poll.html
By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
Published: 7:00PM BST 17 Aug 2009

Frontline health and social care workers will be among the first to be vaccinated in October along with people with serious underlying health problems and pregnant women.

However a survey by Nursing Times has found many frontline nurses have reservations.
 
Only one in three said they are prepared to have the H1N1 vaccine with a third undecided and the rest saying no.

Almost 1,500 nurses were polled, of whom 91 per cent said they were frontline.

It comes after news that parents are also concerned about the vaccine, with worries predominantly about the safety of its contents, side effects, and the amount of testing that will be done.

Of the nurses who said they would not get vaccinated, 60 per cent said concern about the safety of the vaccine was the main reason.

A further 31 per cent said they did not consider the risks to their health from swine flu to be great enough, while nine per cent thought they would not be able to take time out of work to get immunised.

"I would not be willing to put myself at risk of, as yet, unknown long-term effects to facilitate a short-term solution," said one respondent.

A further respondent said: "I have yet to be convinced there is a genuine health risk (from swine flu) and it’s not just government propaganda."

Professor David Salisbury, the Department of Health’s director of immunisation, told Nursing Times it was unfortunate that nurses could ‘knowingly leave themselves at risk’.

He said: "They have a duty to themselves, they are at risk. They have a duty to their patients not to infect their patients and they have a duty to their families. I think you solve those responsibilities by being vaccinated."

With regards to safety concerns about the vaccines, he added: "The evidence that we’ve had is sufficient to persuade the regulators that these are vaccines that will be licensed."

Over two million frontline health and social care staff will be offered the vaccine in order to stop staff falling ill and being off work ill and also to prevent them from passing on the H1N1 vaccine or catching it from patients they will be treating.

Christine Beasley, the Government's Chief Nursing Officer, said: "Frontline nurses will be absolutely crucial in the height of a pandemic - without them, patient care will suffer, and the NHS will be stretched.

"Getting the swine flu vaccine will protect nurses and their patients. That's why we're offering frontline nurses the vaccine as a top priority. As well as protecting them, it will reduce the transmission of the virus to vulnerable patients.

"Of course, vaccination will be optional, but the vaccine is being carefully assessed for safety and will be licensed before it is used. "
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: Dig August 17, 2009, 06:20:19 PM
only one in three nurses say they will get vaccine
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/Swine_flu/article6799297.ece
David Rose August 18, 2009
 

One in three nurses say they will not be immunised against swine flu, despite being offered the vaccine as a priority to protect patients.

Concerns about the vaccine’s safety and a perception that the infection is mild are among reasons that NHS staff gave for refusing to have the jab, a survey of nearly 1,500 staff found.

Frontline health and social care workers will be offered the jab from October, along with patients in at-risk groups — such as those with diabetes, asthma or pregnant women.

In the online survey for Nursing Times magazine, 30 per cent of nurses said that they would not get immunised when the vaccine for H1N1 became available; 37 per cent said they would. Thirty-three per cent were undecided.

Of those who said that they would not be vaccinated, 60 per cent cited concern about the safety of the vaccine as the main reason.

Thirty-one per cent said they did not consider the risks to their health from swine flu to be great enough, and 9 per cent did not think they would be able to take time out of work to visit their GP to be immunised.

Two possible vaccines are being tested in trials run by the University of Leicester and the Health Protection Agency to assess immunity levels and identify side-effects.

A decision on licensing is expected at the end of September, with nearly 55 million doses expected to be delivered to Britain by the end of the year.

David Salisbury, the Department of Health’s director of immunisation, said it was unfortunate that nurses could “knowingly leave themselves at risk” of contracting the illness.

“They have a duty to themselves, they are at risk. They have a duty to their patients not to infect their patients and they have a duty to their families. I think you solve those responsibilities by being vaccinated,” he said.

He added: “The evidence that we’ve had is sufficient to persuade the regulators that these are vaccines that will be licensed.”

Professor Salisbury’s comments follow a warning from Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer for England, that swine flu could leave up to 12 per cent of the NHS workforce on sick leave at any one time.

Low vaccination rates among NHS staff have previously been blamed for causing disruption to services and illness among patients during typical winter flu seasons.

Transmission by staff of contagious viruses was blamed for some hospital outbreaks of flu last winter, when fewer than one in seven NHS staff received the annual flu vaccine, while shortages of workers also put pressure on accident and emergency departments.

Reported cases of swine flu this summer have already surpassed the levels typically seen during a winter flu season, and the figures are expected to surge in the coming months.

George Kassianos, the immunisation spokesman for the Royal College of GPs, said: “More than any other year, this year it is extremely improtant that people get vaccinated against flu. It is very important that nurses, doctors and healthcare workers do not get influenza themselves and have to go off sick, and also that we do not give it to our patients.

“We are lucky that we will have enough doses of this vaccine in Britain, and we as health professionals need to put it in our own arms first to better protect our patients.”

Dr Kassianos added that it was understandable that people were unsure about having a new vaccine, “but its ingredients and the way it's being manufactured are almost exactly the same as the annual flu vaccine. I see no reason why this vaccine should be any different to the flu vaccines of the past. People’s confidence should rise as the programme gets under way.”
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 06:22:42 PM
Concerns raised over H1N1 vaccine
http://www.wwmt.com/articles/newschannel-1365927-0in-raised.html
August 17, 2009 5:46 PM

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A new concern has surfaced about the safety of the potential H1N1 vaccine, particularly a link to a deadly nerve disease.

In London, the Health Protection Agency sent a letter to senior government staff with a warning. Vaccines for swine flu back in 1976 were linked to GBS, or Guillian-Barre Syndrome, a nerve disorder. 26 people died.

Health Officials in the US say the risk of GBS is very low, one in every million vaccinations, and the new vaccine, which is now in clinical trials, may not even be based off the older vaccine.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 06:25:51 PM
Intradermal Delivery of Vaccines can Provide Significant Dose Sparing Urgently Required in the Swine H1N1 Pandemic
http://www.azonano.com/news.asp?newsID=13136
       
Following the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of a swine flu pandemic,[1] NanoPass Technologies Ltd. (NanoPass) announced today that it has successfully developed a microneedle-based injection device that could dramatically enhance both the effectiveness and supply of pandemic flu vaccines.

"As declared by WHO on June 11th, 2009", said Dr Yotam Levin, the Company's CEO, "the novel A H1N1 influenza has become a phase 6 global pandemic. There is an imminent need of developing countries, as well as that of many developed countries, for an adequate supply of pandemic flu vaccines. Since global capacity is limited and production yield is reported to be low, novel approaches for vaccine enhancement are of great need." Dr Ofer Sharon, the Company's Medical Director added, "NanoPass has proven in a randomized clinical trial, recently published in Vaccine,[2] that it can reduce the dose of a seasonal flu vaccine by 80% while preserving its efficacy. This effect is thought to be achieved by targeting the potent specialized immune cells that reside in the skin. This means that health authorities can use the same amount of vaccine they have sourced, to vaccinate at least double, if not triple, the number of subjects, with the same vaccine purchase." NanoPass is designing clinical studies to demonstrate this significant effect for swine H1N1.

The major global public threat posed by the new H1N1 flu strain demands close coordination among vaccine manufacturers, governments, technology developers and global health authorities to manage the supply of vaccines and to ensure there are enough doses for everyone.

About NanoPass's MicronJet Device

MicronJet is a microneedle-based device for intradermal delivery of vaccines. The device allows for consistent, reliable, and simple delivery of the vaccine directly into the skin. It has been shown in multiple clinical trials,[3,4] that injecting a seasonal influenza vaccine directly into the skin harnesses this very potent immune organ, and allows for both the reduction of the dose required for the same immune response ("dose sparing"), as well as the ability to actually potentiate this response, with the use of equivalent doses ("increased immunogenicity").[5]

This approach is being tested for a variety of major diseases that do not yet have an effective vaccine, such as malaria, HIV and tuberculosis.

NanoPass - Transforming device innovation into global health solutions

NanoPass, founded by Dr Shuki Yeshurun, is an Israeli-based private company developing an innovative delivery device for the enhancement of vaccines and other large molecules. The Company has proven efficacy and safety in multiple applications including seasonal flu, insulin delivery and lidocaine for local anesthesia. MicronJet is approved for marketing in the EU (please see http://www.nanopass.com for more information), and is about to be registered in additional markets. The MicronJet is approved for use by health care professionals for intradermal delivery of drugs and medicinal products that are approved for intradermal delivery.

References

[1]http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2009/ h1n1_pandemic_phase6_20090611/en/index.html

[2] Van Damme P, Oosterhuis-Kafeja F, Van der Wielen M, Almagor Y, Sharon O and Levin Y. Safety and efficacy of a novel microneedle device for dose sparing intradermal influenza vaccination in healthy adults. Vaccine. 2009 Jan 14;27(3):454-9.

[3] Belshe RB, Newman, FK et al. Serum Antibody Responses after Intradermal Vaccination against Influenza. N Engl J Med 2004;351:2286-94.

[4] Kenney RT, Frech SA et al. Dose sparing with intradermal injection of influenza vaccine. N Engl J Med. 2004 Nov 25;351(22):2295-301. Epub 2004 Nov 3.

[5] Holland D, Booy R et al. Intradermal influenza vaccine administered using a new microinjection system produces superior immunogenicity in elderly adults: a randomized controlled trial. JID 2008; 198:650-58.

Posted August 13th, 2009
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 06:31:34 PM
Survey: One in four Israelis won't get swine flu shot
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1108239.html
By Dan Even


Two elderly Israelis died of complications from swine flu yesterday, bringing the total number of fatalities from the H1N1 virus to nine. The deaths came just before the publication of a Health Ministry survey reporting that 25 percent of Israelis will not get inoculated for the virus even if doctors develop a vaccine. Only 25 percent would go to hospital upon displaying symptoms, according to the survey.    The two fatalities were aged 76 and 67. Both died at Petah Tikva's Rabin Medical Center. Twelve other flu patients are in intensive care units around the country.

The two were not given autopsies, as per their families' requests. One was diagnosed prior to his death as a definite case, but the other victim remains as only a possible case without an autopsy to confirm whether swine flu was a factor in the death. The Health Ministry stated that although swine flu cannot be directly blamed for the two deaths, they will be considered victims of the pandemic. According to the Health Ministry survey, conducted by the government publications board on 500 adults, 65 percent of Israelis regard swine flu as a serious disease. Fifty-eight percent said they were concerned about its spread, and 54 percent said they were worried they might contract it.

Sixty-three percent of respondents said they would stay home if they felt sick, and 78 percent said they would wash their hands with soap and sneeze into a tissue rather than their hands. These tendencies correspond with written material circulated by the Health Ministry to educate the public on how to prevent spreading the infection. Respondents also said they largely preferred names other than swine flu to describe the virus, with 54 percent preferring the name "world flu." Only 28 percent said they would rather hear the disease referred to as swine flu. The name favored by Deputy Health Minister Ya'akov Litzman, Mexican flu, did not receive a high rating. A Health Ministry report released last week showed the number of people who have caught the disease rose 3.6 percent in August. The ministry has recorded at least 2,150 verified cases of swine flu in Israel, half of them patients under the age of 30. The disease is spreading fastest in Haifa, the north and Jerusalem, though the largest number of people suffering from the flu has been recorded in the central region.

A study conducted by the Health Ministry's department of epidemiology, based on 1,503 swine flu patients, showed that only 5 percent of those diagnosed were over the age of 50. This figure bucks the trend of normal seasonal flus, in which the disease is more widespread among older citizens. The study also showed that swine flu is slightly more widespread among men than women, consistent with most infectious diseases. In the first three weeks of July, patients whose symptoms could indicate swine flu were tested for the disease only if they were considered high-risk, including those suffering from chronic diseases, pregnant women and hospitalized patients, while for the last two weeks, only people admitted with acute respiratory conditions or people living near a known outbreak have been tested.

Therefore, the ministry's figures for the rise in the number of swine flu patients are estimates, based on the number of people whose symptoms seem likely to be caused by the disease. By the end of last week, these estimates found, the number of people contracting swine flu each week had risen to 1,346 - a 4 percent increase compared to two weeks earlier.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler August 17, 2009, 06:52:38 PM
Please note: Dr. Ott claims the adjuvants in Pandermix aren't disclosed. They are (see below). Pandermix uses three adjuvants:
 
       Squalene              10.68 mg
         Alpha-tocopherol  11.86 mg
             Polysorbate            80 4.86 mg


Pandemic Vaccination -  Why You Should Be Concerned


True Ott, PhD, ND
 8-17-9
 

As the summer of 2009 winds down, the debate over "pandemic" vaccinations in the nation's "public" schools is beginning to ramp up.
 
According to the Associated Press, hundreds of public schools are "heeding the government's call to set up flu clinics in the fall, preparing for what could be the most WIDESPREAD SCHOOL VACCINATIONS since the days of polio."
 
Yet, despite all of the "hype" and fear-mongering, a few very important questions remain unanswered, and concerned citizens are still being left in the dark. Some basic questions should be very simple ones for Washington to answer. Who is paying for these millions of experimental vaccines? Is this yet another government "bailout program" ­ this time to enrich Big Pharma?
 
The single biggest question that this writer personally asked of HHS Secretary Sebelius two months ago in an "open letter" is simply: "WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF THE VACCINES?" Can Americans be 100% guaranteed that toxic squalene (an oil-in-water adjuvant) and live viruses will not be part of the ingredient list, since on July 13, the World Health Organization approved these substances to be included in the vaccines? 
 
Again, I would ask Ms. Sebelius: "Please give us an INDEPENDENT analysis of the contents of the various 'vaccines' before asking us to roll up our sleeves and take the shots ­ ESPECIALLY our precious children." All we are asking for, Secretary Sebelius, is INFORMED CONSENT; instead, you consistently appear to be demanding blind, robotic TRUST as you IGNORE these basic questions. 
 
Typically, when someone is afraid to give full and honest disclosure, it is because they have something to hide. What is the government hiding? 
 
I would respectfully remind Secretary Sebelius that her own FDA, as well as the FTC, is the watchdog over consumer products and their safety. Various Truth in Labeling laws provide for the COMPLETE and ACCURATE listing of product ingredients on the labels. Thanks to these laws, this author can receive full disclosure of the chemicals and preservatives in a bag of Cheetos, and thus, I can make an informed decision to purchase and consume the product ­ or abstain from the same as the case may be. Nobody is FORCING ME, to buy and eat a bag of Cheetos. Yet, the CDC and the federal government's "health and human services" division do not seem inclined to apply these same basic consumer-protection laws to the pandemic flu vaccines. Again one must ask, "Why is this??" 
 
Furthermore, if my bag of Cheetos happens to have some toxic mold growing in the product, which makes me deadly ill --- I have the basic right to sue the company for damages. Not so with these vaccines. Not only do we the people not know what specific chemicals and viruses are being shot directly into our bloodstreams, but again according to an  Associated Press article, the vaccine companies have been given blanket immunity from lawsuits. This of course leads us to ask yet another question, "If the vaccines are so safe, why does Big Pharma need such sweeping lawsuit protections in place?"
 
THE EMEA PROVIDES DISCLOSURE
 
Over the weekend, a gentleman in Belgium sent a very interesting e-mail. He had finally succeeded in getting a document from the European Medicines Agency (EMEA -the European Union's equivalent of America's FDA) that listed the basic ingredients in the primary "pandemic flu" vaccine being purchased for Europe ­ GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) PANDEMRIX vaccine. This EMEA Document  is very, very revealing. 
The vaccine consists of:
 
Active Substance: Pandemic influenza vaccine (H5N1) (split virion, inactivated, adjuvanted) A/VietNam/1194/2004 NIBRG-14. 
 
Clearly, this is BIRD FLU vaccine, with the isolated antigen being the VietNam killer bird flu virus that has exhibited such a high mortality rate amongst victims in that country. The problem is, according to the WHO, the pandemic flu threatening Europe and the world is not a BIRD FLU (H5N1) virus at all, but is a "Novel" Swine Flu (H1N1) virus. How is it possible that such a specific BIRD FLU VACCINE would give any immune protection to a "Novel" Swine Flu "pandemic" virus?
 
It would seem that GSK is trying to unload stockpiles of its "Avian Pandemic Flu" vaccine by disguising it as a generic "Pandemic" vaccine under the name "PANDEMRIX"!! Why is the EMEA allowing this to happen? Will the FDA follow the EMEA's lead and allow "Pandemrix" bird flu viruses to be shot into millions of school children in America? Or will it be only Novartis or Novavax vaccines allowed in America? When will Americans be given FULL DISCLOSURE OF THE LABELING, and the COMPANIES UNDER CONTRACT?? 
 
Notice also that GSK's "Pandemrix" circular declares that the virus included in the vaccine has been "adjuvanted" ­ but it doesn't disclose the specific adjuvant used. It is very likely "oil-in-water" adjuvant, aka squalene ­ but this is not fully disclosed.
 
A very real concern of virologists worldwide is that the relatively benign "Novel" Swine Pandemic Flu threatening the world today, could turn into a much more dangerous killer if it somehow were able to blend with a known high-morbidity-producing virus, such as the VietNam strain of H5N1. It would appear that injecting millions of people with PANDREMIX "adjuvanted" H5N1 Bird Flu viruses could indeed create the 'Perfect Storm' as far as a pandemic is concerned. 
 
This ORGANIZED LUNACY must end, and it must end NOW!!
 
Dr. A. True Ott




link (http://www.rense.com/general87/pandd.htm)


EMEA Pandermix Product Summary  (http://www.emea.europa.eu/humandocs/PDFs/EPAR/pandemrix/H-832-PI-en.pdf)


(EMEA) CHMP Assessment Report For Pandermix (http://www.emea.europa.eu/humandocs/PDFs/EPAR/pandemrix/H-832-en6.pdf) (lists adjuvants)

CHMP = Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use

Overview (http://www.emea.europa.eu/htms/general/contacts/CHMP/CHMP.html) of CHMP roles and responsibilities
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 17, 2009, 10:35:47 PM
Check out the small town propaganda.  WTF kind of insanity is this shit?

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Hot topic at health board meeting: Swine flu vaccine
http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/health_beat/2009/aug/17/hot-topic-at-health-board-meeting-swine-flu-vaccin/


The swine flu vaccine was a hot topic at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s monthly board meeting tonight at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.

Director Dan Partridge gave board members an update on the department’s efforts. Its main goal is to vaccinate people who are most at-risk of getting swine flu. Those include:

• Children, ages 6 months to 24 years old.

• Pregnant women.

• Household contacts or caregivers of children who are younger than 6 months.

• Health care workers.

• Adults, ages 25-64, with chronic health conditions.

Partridge said that letters were sent Monday to health care providers, asking if they would be interested in helping administer the vaccines. If so, they are to register with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The health department also has been meeting regularly with four segments of the population: schools, universities, businesses and government agencies. They have been identifying possible days and locations to offer the vaccine.

The department is strongly encouraging isolation of those who come down with the illness. Partridge said it is important to stay home when sick.

Partridge said there will be an ample supply of the vaccine. Kansas is expected to get a shipment in mid-October of 1.2 million doses and that will be distributed by population.

He said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is predicting between 20 percent and 40 percent of the population will get swine flu during the next 18 months. If 40 percent of the population were affected in Douglas County, that would be 45,600 people. He called that a “staggering” number.

Board members — Dr. Gerald Pees and Dr. Alan Cowles — voiced a few concerns during the meeting. Pees said that he is concerned swine flu is going to “flare” after smoldering this summer.

Cowles said he has talked to neighbors who are worried about getting the vaccine. They think it has been produced too fast and may not be safe. He said “it’s easier to be scared of needles than enthusiastic about them.”

Despite advice from some health agencies to get the seasonal flu vaccine before the swine flu vaccine comes out in October, the doctors were against it. That’s because the vaccine, they said, usually lasts just four months and would make people vulnerable at the height of the flu season.

Everyone in the room agreed — board members and department employees — that it’s going to be a challenging experience because the disease is unpredictable and so are people’s reactions.

Stay tuned. The department will release information as it becomes available.

•••

In other news, Partridge reported that U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., recently visited the health department. He said they both seemed “genuinely interested” in the department. He said they were interested in how to control and reduce health costs while providing quality care.

His answer — as it has been in past stories — is to start with prevention. It’s about promoting healthy lifestyles through exercise and eating nutritious foods.

Of course, Partridge said, there isn’t a simple answer when it comes to health reform. Cowles said it wouldn’t be easy to be in their shoes.
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: UK Lyn August 18, 2009, 04:01:25 AM
More on the UK Nurses representative body saying already 1/3 will not take the shot.  Note the government stooge Professor David Salisbury using strong words like they 'have a duty' to take the shot...
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http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/article.as...ntid=149226602

A poll has found that almost one in three nurses do not want the swine flu jab over fears about its safety and a perception that the flu is mild.
The poll of almost 1,500 readers of the Nursing Times found that many would reject the vaccine.
The jab is to be given to people in high-risk groups, such as those with asthma or diabetes, as well as health workers like GPs and nurses.
Some 91% of those who responded to the survey described themselves as frontline nurses. When asked if they would have the vaccine, 30% of those surveyed said 'no', while 37% said 'yes' and 33% said 'maybe'.
Of those who said they would refuse the jab, 60% said their main reason was concern about the safety of the vaccine.
A further 31% said they did not consider the risks to their health from swine flu to be great enough, while 9% thought they would not be able to take time off work to get immunised.
One nurse said: "I would not be willing to put myself at risk of, as yet, unknown long-term effects to facilitate a short-term solution."
Another who had not made up their mind whether to have the jab, said: "I have had the seasonal flu vaccination three times and on each occasion was very poorly for several days afterwards. It can give you flu-like symptoms, which in my case were bad enough to put me in my bed."
Professor David Salisbury, the Department of Health's director of immunisation said: "They have a duty to themselves, they are at risk. They have a duty to their patients not to infect their patients and they have a duty to their families."
The survey comes after health chiefs said doctors should watch out for cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome when the vaccine is introduced in October. The syndrome, which affects around 1,500 people a year in the UK, attacks the nervous system and can result in temporary paralysis
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: sociostudent August 18, 2009, 06:57:11 AM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/17/AR2009081702058.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/17/AR2009081702058.html)
Speaking of Vaccinations . . .
Flu's Not the Only Ill That Might Merit a Preventive Shot

By Rachel Saslow
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All the vaccine buzz is about the H1N1 virus right now, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding Americans to make sure all of their vaccinations are up-to-date. The CDC encourages adults to guard against vaccine-preventable diseases such as shingles, human papillomavirus (HPV), tetanus, meningitis, whooping cough and pneumococcal disease.
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      Speaking of Vaccinations . . .
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      When to Get Which Shots

If getting those shots hadn't occurred to you, you're not alone. A survey released last month by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) found that about three-quarters of American adults were extremely or very familiar with only two vaccine-preventable diseases: influenza and chickenpox. (See chart for the recommended vaccination schedule.)

Young adults, defined as ages 18 to 26 for the survey, tend to be especially complacent about vaccination. "This is not that surprising, because they have been well-protected against these diseases and have little or no experience with the manifestations," says Susan J. Rehm, the medical director of NFID.
(Oh, so we're not well-informed, well-educated citizens, then? We're just retarded, ignorant children who need to be taught to take our loving vaccines!)

For example, less than half of the young adults surveyed knew that tetanus causes lockjaw and that one should be vaccinated against tetanus every 10 years; 84 percent of adults 50 and older knew this. (Appealing to the old people, who want to be told that they're wise, even if they're as dumb as a pile of rocks)

Shingles, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox and results in a painful, sometimes debilitating rash, strikes fear into people who have seen its effects firsthand, but that hasn't translated into mass vaccination: Only 7 percent of Americans who are supposed to receive the shot -- people age 60 or older -- have done so. The shingles vaccine has only been approved by the Food and Drug Administration since 2006. The vaccination costs $200 to $500, depending on how much a doctor charges for buying and handling the delicate medicine, which must remain frozen until shortly before it is injected.

"In my adult practice, if you say the word 'shingles' in that visit, you can tell immediately if that patient has had direct contact with somebody who has had shingles," says Robert H. Hopkins, an Arkansas doctor who is involved in local and national efforts to improve immunization rates. "If they've had direct contact with somebody who's had shingles in their family, in their neighborhood, in church, most of them will say, 'I don't care what it costs, I want to prevent it.' "


At a July 22 NFID news conference, Hopkins and other doctors tried mightily to stay focused on their message of encouraging adults to get vaccinated, but they kept bumping into health-care-reform issues: Discussion of the pricey shingles vaccine brought up questions about Medicare and prescription drug costs. The role of primary care doctors in educating patients about appropriate vaccines led to discussion of the shortage of general practitioners; reasons for that shortage include a medical system that rewards specialized services over prevention.

Vaccination is a perfect example of good preventive, evidence-based medicine, said CDC physician Anne Schuchat: "There's a need for culture change in America, where we worry about things when they're really bad rather than taking care of prevention and wellness." (What does that even mean?)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 08:41:00 AM
Nationwide Revolt Against Mass Swine Flu Vaccination Accelerates
One third of NHS nurses in UK refuse to take shot, citing safety fears over vaccine’s link with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, autism and neurological disorders
http://www.prisonplanet.com/nationwide-revolt-against-mass-swine-flu-vaccination-accelerates.html
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The nationwide revolt against government plans to implement a mass swine flu vaccination program in the United Kingdom has picked up steam, with a poll revealing that a third of NHS nurses will refuse to take the shot.

Despite nurses and frontline health workers being the primary target group to take the vaccine, just 37 per cent of them said they would take the swine flu vaccine in a survey conducted by Nursing Times magazine. 30 per cent said they would not be immunized and 33 per cent said they were unsure.

Of the 30 per cent who said they would refuse to be vaccinated, 60 per cent said the reason was due to fears about the safety of the vaccine, following revelations that the shots will contain mercury and squalene and have also been linked with the killer nerve disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Another 31 per cent said they would refuse the vaccine because they did not consider the risk from swine flu to be great enough.

The government responded to the poll by claiming that nurses have a duty not to infect their patients and urged them to take the vaccine, but it seems that many fear the health consequences of taking the vaccine will be worse than catching the virus itself.

Interestingly, a London Times article on the story reveals that fewer than one in seven nurses in the UK receives the annual flu shot, highlighting the fact that health workers, who would be in a position to be well educated on the issue, are already fully aware of the dangers associated with vaccines in general.

The swine flu vaccine is being rushed through safety procedures while the government has provided pharmaceutical companies with blanket immunity from lawsuits arriving out of the vaccine causing deaths and injuries.

It was previously revealed that some batches of the vaccine will contain mercury, a toxin linked with autism and neurological disorders. The vaccine will also contain the dangerous ingredient squalene, which has been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other debilitating diseases.

It was also recently reported that the UK government sent a confidential letter to senior neurologists telling them to be on the alert for cases of a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.

Following the leak of the letter a senior neurologist told the Daily Mail, “I would not have the swine
flu jab because of the GBS risk.”

The last attempt to mass vaccinate the public against swine flu, during the 1976 outbreak in the United States, killed more people than the virus itself.

The vast majority of respondents to the London Times article about the nurses’ refusal to take the shot commented that they too would refuse to take the vaccine, mirroring sentiment across the country.

At this stage only a deadlier return of the virus backed by a massive government fearmongering campaign is going to make anything like a majority of the population take the swine flu shot.

Since the majority of the population will refuse to take the vaccine, the government’s only option will be to institute a mandatory program backed by force, or to drop plans for mass vaccination altogether.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Berminator August 18, 2009, 08:58:50 AM
Nationwide Revolt Against Mass Swine Flu Vaccination Accelerates
One third of NHS nurses in UK refuse to take shot, citing safety fears over vaccine’s link with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, autism and neurological disorders
http://www.prisonplanet.com/nationwide-revolt-against-mass-swine-flu-vaccination-accelerates.html
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com...



Awesome work these days Mr. Watson.
Sane i see your crazy style "Sanese" popping up on the main sites, Whoot! Whoot!
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 10:43:17 AM
Awesome work these days Mr. Watson.
Sane i see your crazy style "Sanese" popping up on the main sites, Whoot! Whoot!

really?

I am waiting for Colbert to use "sanese" in "The W0RD" segment.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Berminator August 18, 2009, 10:56:26 AM
really?

I am waiting for Colbert to use "sanese" in "The W0RD" segment.

Sure, on the java picture/headline links, there's none right now though.

Ex:
Equal Opportunity: Bush as Joker Poster for Download

Voodoo in Obama’s White House

Media Freaks Out After Man Filmed Carrying Legal Firearm Outside Obamacare Event

Red Alert! Infowars under direct attack by Obama Brownshirts
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 11:23:31 AM
Sure, on the java picture/headline links, there's none right now though.

Ex:
Equal Opportunity: Bush as Joker Poster for Download

Voodoo in Obama’s White House

Media Freaks Out After Man Filmed Carrying Legal Firearm Outside Obamacare Event

Red Alert! Infowars under direct attack by Obama Brownshirts


To be fair, the insanity of the NWO has most likely been more influential than my "sanese" but thanks for the compliment.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler August 18, 2009, 12:54:35 PM
Interestingly, a London Times article on the story reveals that fewer than one in seven nurses in the UK receives the annual flu shot, highlighting the fact that health workers, who would be in a position to be well educated on the issue, are already fully aware of the dangers associated with vaccines in general

It's actually about 1 in 3. That number could go up substantially though given the high number ( 37%) of nurses undecided.

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One in three nurses does not want swine flu vaccine


One in three nurses say they will not be immunised against swine flu, despite being offered the vaccine as a priority to protect patients.

Concerns about the vaccine’s safety and a perception that the infection is mild are among reasons that NHS staff gave for refusing to have the jab, a survey of nearly 1,500 staff found.

Frontline health and social care workers will be offered the jab from October, along with patients in at-risk groups — such as those with diabetes, asthma or pregnant women.

In the online survey for Nursing Times (http://www.nursingtimes.net/) magazine, 30 per cent of nurses said that they would not get immunised when the vaccine for H1N1 became available; 37 per cent said they would. Thirty-three per cent were undecided.

Of those who said that they would not be vaccinated, 60 per cent cited concern about the safety of the vaccine as the main reason.

Thirty-one per cent said they did not consider the risks to their health from swine flu to be great enough, and 9 per cent did not think they would be able to take time out of work to visit their GP to be immunised.

Two possible vaccines are being tested in trials run by the University of Leicester and the Health Protection Agency to assess immunity levels and identify side-effects.

A decision on licensing is expected at the end of September, with nearly 55 million doses expected to be delivered to Britain by the end of the year.

David Salisbury, the Department of Health’s director of immunisation, said it was unfortunate that nurses could “knowingly leave themselves at risk” of contracting the illness.

“They have a duty to themselves, they are at risk. They have a duty to their patients not to infect their patients and they have a duty to their families. I think you solve those responsibilities by being vaccinated,” he said.

He added: “The evidence that we’ve had is sufficient to persuade the regulators that these are vaccines that will be licensed.”

Professor Salisbury’s comments follow a warning from Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer for England, that swine flu could leave up to 12 per cent of the NHS workforce on sick leave at any one time.

Low vaccination rates among NHS staff have previously been blamed for causing disruption to services and illness among patients during typical winter flu seasons.

Transmission by staff of contagious viruses was blamed for some hospital outbreaks of flu last winter, when fewer than one in seven NHS staff received the annual flu vaccine, while shortages of workers also put pressure on accident and emergency departments.

Reported cases of swine flu this summer have already surpassed the levels typically seen during a winter flu season, and the figures are expected to surge in the coming months.

George Kassianos, the immunisation spokesman for the Royal College of GPs, said: “More than any other year, this year it is extremely improtant that people get vaccinated against flu. It is very important that nurses, doctors and healthcare workers do not get influenza themselves and have to go off sick, and also that we do not give it to our patients.

“We are lucky that we will have enough doses of this vaccine in Britain, and we as health professionals need to put it in our own arms first to better protect our patients.”

Dr Kassianos added that it was understandable that people were unsure about having a new vaccine, “but its ingredients and the way it's being manufactured are almost exactly the same as the annual flu vaccine. I see no reason why this vaccine should be any different to the flu vaccines of the past. People’s confidence should rise as the programme gets under way.”



link (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/Swine_flu/article6799297.ece)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 03:13:09 PM
More proof of Racketeering by General Electric/AOL Time Warner/News Corp/Viacom/Disney...

Bet you will not see this story in the MSM:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Swine Flu May Not Be Any Deadlier This Fall: Experts
 http://www.ajc.com/health/content/shared-auto/healthnews/flu-/629917.html   


TUESDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The theory that a relatively mild outbreak of a new flu virus in the spring predicts a more severe, deadly outbreak in the fall isn't borne out by a look back at prior epidemics, two U.S. experts say.

"Pandemic history suggests that changes neither in transmissibility nor in pathogenicity are inevitable," concluded Drs. David Morens and Jeffery Taubenberger, infectious disease experts at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

In an article published in the Aug. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the experts take on a much-publicized theory that's helped stoke fears about a resurgence of swine flu in the Northern Hemisphere this fall.

The so-called "herald wave" theory stems from the belief that the deadly 1918-19 flu pandemic began with a milder spring wave of illness, which got more deadly as the virus spread throughout the summer, picking up lethal mutations. The 1918-19 "Spanish Flu" is estimated to have killed between 20 million and 40 million people worldwide.

However, while flu outbreaks were noted in Europe in the spring of 1918, no viruses from these outbreaks "have yet been identified," Morens and Taubenberger noted. And the actual course of the 1918 pandemic flu varied greatly around the world -- most areas experienced no "spring wave" at all, and the timing of successive waves changed between regions and even between countries, the researchers said.

The two experts also broadened their review to look at 14 major flu epidemics that have swept the globe since the beginning of the 16th century.

"In doing so, it is difficult to find evidence of 1918-like waves herald waves, or other such phenomena," they noted. The most recent flu pandemics, occurring in 1957 and 1968, "generally exhibited no more than one (mostly seasonal) recurrence" before settling down into relatively innocuous seasonal flu, they said.

Overall, "examination of past pandemics reveals a great diversity of severity," Morens and Taubenberger said, adding that "some newer evidence [is] casting doubt on original herald wave theories."

One infectious-disease expert called the new analysis "absolutely correct."

Looking back at 20th century flu pandemics, "secondary waves have pretty much been either the same or even of less epidemiologic significance than the first wave," said Dr. Pascal James Imperato, dean of the school of public health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City.

And as for the current H1N1 swine flu pandemic, the NIAID experts believe that the relatively poor transmissibility of the virus, the fact that many people have some pre-existing immunity, and its arrival in the Northern Hemisphere in late spring "all give reason to hope for a more indolent pandemic course and fewer deaths than in many past pandemics."

Imperato concurred with that assessment. Swine flu is "still circulating," he said, "and that means that a lot of people have developed protection against it, plus we have the advantage that it's a descendant of other H1N1 viruses that were in circulation in the late '70s through the '80s, so older people have solid protection."

"It's hard to conceive that if the H1N1 should reappear in the fall in the Northern Hemisphere that we would have a more severe epidemic," he said.

This should come as good news as the United States gears up for the coming fall flu season. This week, volunteers began lining up at centers nationwide as the first swine flu vaccine trials began.

"The best way to prevent the spread of the flu is vaccination," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters on Friday, "and our scientists are working hard to have a vaccine ready for consumption by mid-October."

Over 120 million doses are expected to be delivered, with priority going to health-care workers, pregnant women and people with underlying health conditions, federal officials have said.

Those efforts should be supported, Imperato said, even if the fall flu season turns out to be relatively benign.

"I think it's prudent to do what is being done now. You prepare for the worst but hope for the best," he said.
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: sociostudent August 18, 2009, 06:03:13 PM
Awesome work these days Mr. Watson.
Sane i see your crazy style "Sanese" popping up on the main sites, Whoot! Whoot!

I love Sanese. I plaguerize it for my youtube videos shamelessly, but Sane doesn't care, does he?
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: Dig August 18, 2009, 06:14:35 PM
New school requirement for HPV vaccine
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=10951512
August 18, 2009
[Notice the title telling you it is a requirement? Now read the last paragreph...Racketeering at its finest]

This is the first school year that the HPV vaccine is required by state law for girls.  It's a vaccine used to prevent cervical cancer.  Female students are mandated to have their first of three doses before entering the 6th grade.

Parents do have a choice. They can opt out of the vaccine for their child.

12 year old Haille won't be getting the vaccine anytime soon.

"I still feel like there's not enough information and it hasn't been around long enough," said Debra Urquhart, Haille's mom.

Gardasil was approved in June of 2006 for females between the ages of 9 and 26 as way to protect them from four subtypes of human papillomavirus infection, the most common causes of cervical cancer and genital warts.

"We didn't have a lot of data on it yet, that's why everyone is excited about this study," said Dr. Patton Saul with Lewis-Gale Regional Cancer Center.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at adverse medical events from more than 23 Million doses given out.

Of those doses, more 12-thousand reports were filed about health problems after the vaccine.

Fainting was the most common problem.

But there were also 772 serious medical events, including 32 deaths.

"Then the deaths, yeah, that's very scary. And that makes me even happier I've decided to wait," said Urquhart.

Other medical events reported, included dizziness, nausea, headache and a reaction at the injection site.

Dr. Saul says despite the study he still recommends the vaccine because every year 11-thousand women become infected with HPV and 4-thousand die from cervical cancer.

He also pointed out that the vaccine offers about 90 percent or more protection against the strains that cause cervical cancer.

"I think we have to continue to watch it. Six percent adverse effects I don't think is really that high for the 23 million doses that were given," said Dr. Saul.

But with vaccine given to young girls a major question still remains.

"We don't know how long the vaccine will last, we don't know if you need a booster shot," said Dr. Saul.

With 80 percent of women expected to have HPV by the time the reach 50, it can be a tough choice for parents

"I think part of it it's just not necessary for our family at this time, maybe three years from now I may change my opinion on that," said Charlotte Hoch, the mother of two teenage girls.

While parents can opt out of the vaccine, the state mandate means girls in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades can get it for free.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 06:18:10 PM
I love Sanese. I plaguerize it for my youtube videos shamelessly, but Sane doesn't care, does he?

use everything/anything I have ever posted however you see fit. don't mention where you got it, use it out of context if it helps, change the wording if it helps. just get information out there. also double check my stuff (especially opinions) I am wrong often and although I try and correct myself when other members point this out, double checking is important especially if you wish to actually argue a point.  and i steal crap all the time (i try to cite sources/links though)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 06:19:30 PM
'Original antigenic sin': A threat to H1N1 vaccine effectiveness?
www.cidrap.umn.edu/
Robert Roos  News Editor

Aug 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Half a century ago, scientists reported evidence of some curious behavior by the immune system in humans and animals: If a host was exposed to an influenza virus and later encountered a variant strain of the same virus, the immune system responded to the second attack largely with the same weapons it used against the first one.

Like an army still fighting by the tactics of the last war, the host immune system mostly produced antibodies matched to the first virus instead of the second, resulting in a less effective defense. With a nod to theology, this phenomenon was labeled "original antigenic sin."

Today, in the face of the pandemic H1N1 flu virus, many countries are preparing to launch H1N1 vaccination campaigns this fall. Millions of people are in groups recommended to receive both seasonal flu immunizations and H1N1 vaccinations. Seasonal flu vaccine—which contains an H1N1 component, distantly related to the novel H1N1 virus—will be available sooner in most places.

This timing has caused some observers to wonder: If a person gets a seasonal flu shot and then an H1N1 dose a few weeks later, will original antigenic sin come into play and cause a poor response to the H1N1 vaccine?

Nobody knows the answer for sure, but leading flu and immunization experts say they aren't especially worried at this point. At the same time, they suggest the possibility bears watching.

"For the time being there is no cause for worry especially for vaccines because the influenza vaccines are really . . . very well known in terms of the seasonal use of these," said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, director of the World Health Organization's Initiative for Vaccine Research, in a recent news briefing.

But there is enough concern so that the H1N1 vaccine clinical trials recently announced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will look into the question. Two of the trials will examine whether giving an H1N1 vaccine and seasonal flu vaccine sequentially or simultaneously affects the immune response to either vaccine, according to the NIAID's descriptions of the trials.

Study raises issue anew
A study published recently by the Journal of Immunology raised anew the question of original antigenic sin. Saying that some recent studies have raised doubts about the existence of the phenomenon, scientists at the Emory University Vaccine Center in Atlanta used three different approaches to look for evidence of original antigenic sin in mice. They found evidence of it under certain conditions.

The scientists used two human H1N1 viruses, labeled PR8 and FM1, that emerged in the 1930s and 1940s. They sequentially immunized mice with conventional vaccines using inactivated viruses, and they immunized other mice with DNA vaccines that encoded the hemagglutinin proteins from the two strains. In a third experiment, they sequentially exposed mice to the live viruses. The interval between the two inoculations in most cases was 1 month.

In the mice sequentially immunized with conventional vaccines, the team found minimal differences in antibody responses to the two strains. However, when the mice were then challenged with a high dose of the FM1 virus, the virus multiplied in their lungs far more than it did in the lungs of control mice that had received only the FM1 vaccine.

When mice were sequentially immunized with the DNA vaccines, the team found that the antibody response to the FM1 vaccine was oriented to the PR8 (original) vaccine, and antibodies to the FM1 strain were reduced, according to the report.

However, the original antigenic sin effect was much stronger in the mice that were infected with the two live viruses. "Sequential infection with live viruses generated severely reduced neutralization Ab [antibody] responses and compromised memory responses to the second virus," the report states. The authors suggest that this phenomenon helps explain the success and prevalence of flu viruses: when they mutate, the host immune system is fooled into responding to the predecessor strain instead of the mutated one.

Antigenic distance is key
On the other hand, original antigenic sin occurs only when the new strain is closely related to one the host has seen before, the scientists write. It is not known exactly how much antigenic similarity (likeness in the amino acid sequences of the hemagglutinin protein of the two strains) between the two strains is necessary to fool the immune system, but past studies have shown that antigenically distant or dissimilar strains fail to trigger original antigenic sin.

That finding seems to suggest that original antigenic sin would not be induced by a novel H1N1 immunization soon after getting a seasonal flu vaccine, as the new virus is not considered a close relative of the H1N1 strain in the seasonal vaccine.

In fact, that's the view of Robert G. Webster, PhD, a highly respected virologist and flu expert who did some of the original research on original antigenic sin decades ago. He is based at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

"The antigenic distance between the seasonal H1N1 and swine flu is very large, so I don't think original antigenic sin is going to be a problem," Webster said in a recent interview.

He said that even if the phenomenon did arise, it might be possible to overcome it by using one of the newer vaccine adjuvants or by increasing the dose of vaccine. "With a larger dose, you can negate the original sin by sort of flooding the receptors with sufficient antigen to negate it," he said.

Jin H. Kim, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at Emory and the lead author of the recent study, said the type of vaccine is important. He noted his finding that original antigenic sin was minimal when inactivated virus vaccines were used. Similarly, he said by e-mail, two recent studies found little evidence of original antigenic sin when humans received an inactivated vaccine against one seasonal flu strain and later were vaccinated against a drifted variant of that strain.

What about live-virus vaccines?
However, the finding that sequential exposure to live viruses invoked a greatly reduced response to the second virus raises the question whether the use of live attenuated vaccines for seasonal flu and the novel virus could lead to a similar response, Kim noted by e-mail. MedImmune, maker of the live attenuated seasonal vaccine FluMist, is also making a live version of novel H1N1 vaccine.

"It is [an] intriguing question whether the live attenuated vaccines would induce original antigenic sin," Kim said. "Our data show that sequential infection with related H1N1 viruses causes significant original antigenic sin and dampens the development of protective immunity. Therefore, it is possible that live attenuated swine origin H1N1 virus vaccine may behave similarly. However, it is important to note that we have not tested this in humans, thus this would be an immature conclusion at this point."

What if seasonal flu and novel H1N1 immunizations are given at the same time? John Treanor, MD, a vaccine researcher at the University of Rochester, said interference between the two vaccines is not likely to be a problem.

He noted that the seasonal vaccine itself normally contains three different strains of flu virus, and interference isn't a big concern. "In the absence of data, it's hard to be completely confident about the potential for interference when the seasonal vaccine is given at the same time as the H1N1 vaccine, but I think the hypothesis is that there will not be interference between components," he said.

Treanor commented that when two vaccines must be given in sequence rather than simultaneously, his view is that they should be separated by at least 2 weeks, mainly to prevent any confusion about attributing side effects. Cautioning that he is not an expert on original antigenic sin, he added, "I do not know if there is really any data that would suggest that such a schedule would or would not result in a decrease in the response to the novel H1N1 (or who knows, maybe an increase)," he said.

For Webster, original antigenic sin is only a minor concern in the current situation with regard to H1N1 vaccination.

"At the moment it's not a big issue, in my opinion," he said. "It's something we have at the back of our minds that we'll watch for. The new H1N1 is antigenically stable, vastly different from the seasonal H1N1, and we need to have vaccine for it wiki-wiki [very fast]."

See also:

Kim JH, Skountzou I, Compans R, et al. Original antigenic sin responses to influenza viruses. J Immunol 2009 (early online publication Jul 31) [Abstract]

Transcript of Aug 6 WHO news briefing
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/pandemic_h1n1_presstranscript_2009_08_06.pdf

Description of NIAID-sponsored trial examining sequential and simultaneous immunization of adults with seasonal and H1N1 vaccines from Sanofi Pasteur
http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00943878

Description of NIAID-sponsored trial examining sequential and simultaneous immunization of children with seasonal and H1N1 vaccines from Sanofi Pasteur
http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00943202
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: sociostudent August 18, 2009, 06:33:13 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/CancerPreventionAndTreatment/story?id=8356717 (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/CancerPreventionAndTreatment/story?id=8356717)\

CDC Report Stirs Controversy For Merck's Gardasil Vaccine
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Linked to Deaths, Incidents of Fainting and Blood Clots
 By RADHA CHITALE
ABC News Medical Unit
August 18, 2009
A government report out today raises new questions about the safety of the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil and links the drug to 32 unconfirmed deaths as well as higher incidences of fainting and blood clots than other vaccines. .
Emily Tarsell started her daughter Christina on Gardasil -- a vaccine that protects against four of the most common cancer-causing strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) -- after her first visit to a gynecologist and at the doctor's recommendation.

Eighteen days after Christina received her final vaccine shot, she died.

"I know it was the Gardasil," Tarsell said, although the official cause of death was undetermined. "They were really recommending it, saying that there weren't any side effects, that it was safe. So I kind of went against my better instinct [and let her] get the shot." 
Deaths like Christina's are one of several types of complications reported to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) following Gardasil distribution in 2006, a summary of which appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association today. Some of these adverse events were serious, including blood clots and neurological disorders, and some were non-life threatening side effects from the vaccine, including fainting, nausea and fever.

Although experts agree that the accuracy of data from VAERS reports -- which can be made by anyone and are not verified or controlled for quality -- is questionable, they remain divided as to whether extreme adverse events, which are serious but rare, are cause enough to stop recommending and administering the Gardasil vaccine without further investigation.

Report Shows Rare But Serious Side Effects May Result From Gardasil Vaccine

"Although the number of serious adverse events is small and rare, they are real and cannot be overlooked or dismissed without disclosing the possibility to all other possible vaccine recipients," said Dr. Diane Harper, director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at University of Missouri. "The rate of serious adverse events is greater than the incidence rate of cervical cancer."

As of June 1, 2009, the CDC reported that over 25 million doses of Gardasil, which is recommended for women between ages 9-26, have been distributed in the U.S. and there was an average of 53.9 VAERS reports per 100,000 vaccine doses. Of these, 40 percent occurred on the day of vaccination, and 6.2 percent were serious, including 32 reports of death.
VAERS Report Is No Measuring Stick For Gardasil Side Effects

"I'm pro preventing cervical cancer and HPV," said Dr. Jacques Moritz, director of gynecology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, who said he would not offer the Gardasil vaccine to patients when good cervical cancer screening techniques and treatments exist. "I'm not pro that the physicians don't know the risks and side effects."
But clinicians on both sides of the vaccination debate agree that data provided by the VAERS report is limited because it lacks any baseline comparison for the adverse events reported. This makes it difficult to draw cause and effect relationships when a death, for example, occurs soon after administering the Gardasil vaccine.

In fact, the JAMA study authors showed that 90 percent of those with blood clots had typical risk factors for clots, outside of having received the vaccine -- using oral contraceptives, for example, or smoking.

"The problem is that there is a difference between an adverse reaction caused by the vaccine, as opposed to an adverse event reported in association with the vaccine," said Dr. Lauren Streicher, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Northwestern Medical School, who supports use of the vaccine. "Patients need to understand the true risk of the vaccine, as well as the risks of not getting the vaccine."

Understanding Risks and Side Effects Essential For Recommending Gardasil

The overwhelming consensus regarding Gardasil use is that physicians who are not well versed in the risks of HPV and cervical cancer and the side effects of the vaccine cannot adequately counsel patients whether or not to be vaccinated.

Dr. Joseph Zanga, chief of pediatrics at the Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Columbus, Ga., pointed out that Gardasil does not prevent women from contracting HPV in every instance, that many people who are infected will spontaneously rid themselves of the virus, and that routine pap smears are still the best prevention against cervical cancer.

"Perhaps the most important, currently missing 'warning' is that the vaccine may not be forever," Zanga said. "We know that it protects for 5-7 years so that a girl getting the series at [age] 11-12 will enter the time of her most likely sexual debut unprotected but believing herself to be."
Many Doctors Will Continue to Provide Gardasil

Dr. L. Stewart Massad, the Practice and Ethics Committees chair for the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, said his organization has educated thousands of clinicians about the risks of HPV and the Gardasil vaccine.

"We based our education [program] criteria on data from the CDC's risk assessment," he said. "Certainly there are differences of opinion when it comes to how adverse events are, you have to balance the risk for each patient."
Massad also noted that the ASCCP was unable to secure government or other non-profit funding for education outreach programs when the vaccine was first introduced and turned instead to private companies, including Merck, which manufactures Gardasil.

Further Investigation of Adverse Reports Needed

Harper said that the next step in determining the severity of the risks associated with the Gardasil vaccine would be for the CDC to investigate the reported adverse events and verify a causal relationship. But this may prove a difficult task, she said, because many of those events were reported by Merck and did not include sufficient information to perform an investigation.

Still, the report is unlikely to prevent most doctors from continuing to provide the vaccine to patients.

"There are 772 serious problems identified in 23 million doses of vaccine," said Dr. Kevin Ault, associate professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University. "I usually tell my patients that these serious events are tragic, rare and likely unrelated to the vaccine."

ABC News' Tyeese Gaines-Reid contributed to this report.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 18, 2009, 07:05:23 PM
What's up with Reuters?
Tue 18 Aug 2009 | 15:05 EDT

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Animal tests validate Novavax flu vaccine (what does this mean? What was it BEFORE being "corrected"?)
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:47am EDT
 
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* Even low doses of vaccine worked

(Corrects last paragraph to show the U.S. will produce 20 million doses of vaccine a week after mid-October, not per month)

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A new kind of influenza vaccine works against the new swine flu virus in animals, Novavax, Inc. (NVAX.O) reported on Tuesday.

The company said it made the vaccine, which uses so-called virus-like particles, in fewer than four weeks after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the genetic sequence of the H1N1 swine flu virus, which is now causing a pandemic.

These virus-like particles are a mock version of the virus, made using the genetic sequence.

Novavax said the vaccine protected ferrets against the new pandemic strain. Ferrets are the closest animal to humans when it comes to being infected with influenza.

"The ferrets received a 3.75, 7.5, or 15 microgram dose of the 2009 H1N1 virus-like particle vaccine or a placebo and were boosted with a second dose after three weeks," the company said in a statement.

Researchers at the CDC infected the animals with H1N1 taken from a California patient. "By day five after challenge, immunized ferrets at all vaccine dose levels had cleared the H1N1 virus and showed no sign of disease," the company said.

"In contrast, control animals that received no vaccine displayed lethargy, elevated body temperatures and shed infectious virus for up to six days post-infection," it added.

Novavax would have to get U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval before it could test its new vaccine in people. Years of testing are likely to be required before such a new formulation of a vaccine could be widely used in people.

OLD FASHIONED TECHNOLOGY

Clinical trials of H1N1 vaccine made the old-fashioned way, with chicken eggs, are under way, and five companies are making it for the U.S. market -- AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) MedImmune unit, CSL, GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK.L), Novartis AG (NOVN.VX) and Sanofi-Aventis SA (SASY.PA).

Novavax Inc., based in Rockville, Maryland, has been using its new technology to develop a vaccine against H5N1 avian influenza.

Most influenza vaccines use either a weakened but live flu virus or a killed virus to stimulate the immune system. They must be reformulated every year to match the constantly mutating flu strains and take five to six months to make using specially grown live chicken eggs.  Continued...
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: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 07:30:47 PM
What's up with Reuters?
Tue 18 Aug 2009 | 15:05 EDT


they are owned by rothschild
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 18, 2009, 07:32:29 PM
they are owned by rothschild

Ohhhh...I see.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 07:35:28 PM
Doctors demand more money to administer swine flu jabs
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/Swine_flu/article6801293.ece
David Rose, Health Correspondent  August 19, 2009
 

Family doctors are expected to demand up to £300 million from the Government to carry out a swine flu vaccination campaign, health officials said yesterday.

The British Medical Association (BMA) will resume negotiations with the Government today, asking for additional funding to deliver the mass vaccination programme, a request that some campaigners have branded as ludicrous.

The doctors’ union has been lobbying for several weeks to receive extra payments to deliver a two-shot vaccine against the H1N1 pandemic flu strain, which is likely to be given alongside a seasonal flu jab.

It comes as an NHS agency warned that widespread illness this winter could cause a shortage of blood donations, as people with swine flu are turned away from giving blood.
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Ministers announced plans last week to inoculate more than 13 million people against the illness, with patients suffering from chronic health conditions and all pregnant women being given priority to receive the jab from October. But doctors are expected to ask for up to £90 million to immunise these at-risk groups, along with key health and social care workers, by the end of the year — the equivalent of £6.92 per vaccine.

This is less than the £7.51 that GPs receive for delivering each vaccine against seasonal flu, but the jab against the pandemic strain could be offered to the entire population eventually, meaning that payments could run into hundreds of millions of pounds.

Doctors are understood to be seeking payments for all their registered patients who are eligible for a priority vaccination for swine flu, even if these patients do not attend clinics to be immunised. The BMA is also asking for GPs’ performance-related pay to be protected if routine targets such as measuring patients’ blood pressure are affected.

A Whitehall official, who disclosed the requests but did not wish to be named, told The Times: “It’s time GPs didn’t see every health crisis as an opportunity to make money and got back to their real priority of patient care.”

Susie Squire, political director at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, added: “It is the job of GPs to provide frontline healthcare — and they are well paid by taxpayers. To pay them extra to administer swine-flu injections is ludicrous. As doctors they should understand that public health is unpredictable and sometimes there are epidemics or accidents that have to be dealt with, and this can mean unpaid overtime.”

A spokesman for the BMA said that talks were ongoing and declined to comment further last night. Laurence Buckman, chairman of the BMA’s GPs’ committee, said earlier: “We are negotiating amicably towards a comprehensive vaccine arrangement for the UK. Talks with the Government remain ongoing and we are hopeful that these discussions will conclude shortly.

“Currently, the health service is working well in response to this enormous challenge and all doctors will continue to work hard on behalf of all their patients.”

Health officials will call today for the number of blood donations to increase by 50 per cent to address an expected shortfall because of flu this winter. Blood supplies normally decline during the winter months but the extent of the problem depends on several factors, including the level and timing of seasonal flu. The NHS Blood and Transplant agency said that it was seeking to increase stocks before an expected second wave of swine flu.

About 7,000 people need to give blood every day to keep up with demand for donations in England and North Wales, and maintain stocks to last five to seven days. However a rise in flu-related illness since April has seen stocks diminish until a recent publicity campaign. The agency says donations needs to rise further by at least 50 per cent on normal levels in order to allow supplies to last longer ahead of the flu season.

Lynda Hamlyn, chief executive of NHS Blood and Transplant, appealed to donors to give blood now and to encourage others.

“Like the rest of the NHS, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has been preparing for a flu pandemic for a number of years and has a well-rehearsed plan for maintaining the blood supply,” she said. “We are looking to increase our stock by approximately 50 per cent above normal levels to ensure we continue to meet the demand from hospitals throughout this winter period.

“We hope ‘buddying up’ will encourage more people to give blood and spread the word.”

Two vaccines for swine flu are being tested in trials run by the University of Leicester and the Health Protection Agency. A decision on licensing is expected at the end of next month.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 07:36:26 PM
Health Department: Swine Flu will impact all schools    
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TAMPA, FL -- The Hillsborough County Health Department says the Swine Flu will be at its worst at local schools in early September, but they don't expect the vaccine until October.

Director Dr. Douglas Holt predicts the Swine Flu will turn up in every single Hillsborough County school by the first week of September. But without a vaccine until October, the risk is greatest at these 242 schools.

"Most of the cases we are currently seeing are in children but also 15 to 19 year olds", said Holt. He said the biggest challenge is combating the illness.

The Health Department expected to have enough shots for everyone, but US health officials announced a shortfall in the vaccine Tuesday. They only have 45 million doses and need 120 million to distribute nationwide.

Amena Mian is frustrated the school is telling her the news one week from the start of the school year.

"The swine flu has been going around for a year now so yes, I'm concerned as a parent for my children its dangerous and its deadly," said Mian.

To limit the exposure to the virus, School Superintendent Mary Ellen Elia says staff will constantly monitor bathrooms for refills at soap dispensers, wipe down tables and desks as kids leave the classroom or the cafeteria and educate kids on basic hygiene. Students who seem sick will be sent home.

"I think it's important for parents to plan that they may have their child ill at home," said Elia.

Parent Laurel Gramig said she is ready.

"We have a plan at home that there will be care at home if they need to stay home," said Gramig.

The chances that her first graders Jim and Claire Gramig will be sent home are pretty good. Holt predicts 30% of Hillsborough County school kids will stay home, that's nearly 56,000 kids.

Even though the amount of kids who are sick will probably be at an all time high, Holt says he doesn't plan to close any schools.

"I don't see a lot of circumstances where closing the school are likely," said Holt.

The Health Director says they will only shut down schools if most of the at risk kids are sick in the school or if teachers and staff are so sick they can't run the school.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 18, 2009, 07:38:38 PM
I feel like we just arrived at a nationwide version of Jonestown.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 18, 2009, 07:39:24 PM
I feel like we just arrived at a nationwide version of Jonestown.

Me too... the fear is working; everyone's getting lined up for the koolaid.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 18, 2009, 07:40:55 PM
Me too... the fear is working; everyone's getting lined up for the koolaid.

Not on me...I'm one of the 700 running out into the jungle. I ain't drinking it.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 07:41:05 PM
CSL MAKING A KILLING OFF OF KILLER VACCINES!

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FDA clears CSL's vaccine-finishing facility in US

Lisa Schnirring  Staff Writer

Aug 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a vaccine filling and packaging facility in Illinois owned by CSL Biotherapies, one of the five companies under contract to make novel H1N1 vaccines for the United States, the company announced.

The facility, based in Kanakee, includes a high-speed,single-dose vaccine filling line and is intended to help the company expand its capacity to make flu vaccine for the US market. The company, based in Australia, said in a press release that it completed production of its seasonal flu vaccine, Afluria, in early July and will deliver more than 8 million doses, most of it in thimerosal-free prefilled syringes, for the upcoming season.

On May 29 CSL signed a $180 million contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to produce novel H1N1 antigen. Today's FDA approval will enable the company to package the antigen, produced at the company's headquarters in Australia, if requested by HHS. A company spokeswoman said in an e-mail sent to journalists today, "Today's approval of this facility is particularly important as it will allow CSL to fill and package their vaccine against the novel influenza A/H1N1 virus in the US."

On Aug 14 during a National Biodefense Safety Board teleconference to update US officials on pandemic preparations, an HHS official scaled back the predicted initial supply of novel H1N1 vaccine from 120 million doses to 45 million doses by mid October, with 20 million doses arriving weekly thereafter. The official cited a US shortage of vaccine fill-and-finish sites, which are just finishing production of seasonal flu vaccines, as one of the reasons for the vaccine delay.

Bill Hall, an HHS spokesman , told CIDRAP News today that the FDA's approval of CSL's new facility is clearly good news and is part of HHS's strategy to maximize vaccine production and speed delivery. "However, it's too early to predict at this point exactly how much this particular approval will enhance our overall production capacity and vaccine availability," he added.

Another reason cited for the reduced forecast regarding initial H1N1 vaccine supply was CSL's contractual obligation to produce novel flu vaccine first for its home country, Australia, which is in the midst of its winter flu season. Officials also said one of the companies making seasonal flu vaccine is having problems finishing up production.

When the Kanakee facility opens, it will have the capacity to fill and package 10 million doses of CSL's seasonal flu vaccine each year, the company said. Once the site reaches full capacity it will be able to fill and package 20 million thimerosal-free prefilled syringes annually.

Wally Casey, senior vice president and general manager of CSL's Kanakee facility, said in a press release that the FDA's approval today enables the company to rapidly deliver ready-to-administer flu vaccines to US healthcare providers. "It also underscores our support to enhance vaccine administration safety through the use of ready-to-use prefilled syringes," he added.

CSL said in a May 29 press release that it also has a fill-and-finish facility in Marburg, Germany.

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CSL’s Profit Rises 63% on Currencies, Plasma Demand (Update1)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=arFRawFSoGKI
By Simeon Bennett

Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- CSL Ltd., the world’s second-largest maker of treatments derived from blood plasma, posted a 63 percent gain in profit on currency gains and demand for products.

Net income rose to A$1.15 billion ($947 million) in the 12 months ended June 30, from A$701.8 million a year earlier, Melbourne-based CSL said in a statement today. Sales rose 32 percent to A$5.04 billion.

The result exceeded the A$1.09 billion median of six analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg in the past four weeks.

Earnings were boosted by products such as Privigen, which had its first full year of sales in the U.S. after gaining approval in February 2008. CSL also benefited from the U.S. recession as unemployment spurred more people to donate plasma for cash, allowing the company to cut the price it pays and increase profitability.

CSL Ltd. scrapped a proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp. in June after U.S. regulators blocked the deal, and said it planned to buy back about A$1.59 million of its stock. The buyback will probably add about 9 percent to earnings per share in the 12 months to June 2010, Chief Executive Officer Brian McNamee said at the time.

“Over the longer term the company intends to develop new products which are protected by its own intellectual property and which are high margin human health medicines marketed and sold by the company’s global operations,” CSL said today.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 18, 2009, 07:42:51 PM
Is the HPV Vaccine Safe?
First Major Study Released on Vaccine's Side Effects, Plus a Review of Merck's Marketing Tactics
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/18/eveningnews/main5250640.shtml
Aug. 18, 2009

(CBS) When Barbara Archiello's doctor recommended a vaccine to prevent cancer of the cervix, she jumped at the chance.

"I think it's just a great thing for women to have," Archiello said.

But the most comprehensive look at the side-effects of since the HPV vaccine was approved in 2006 raises questions about its safety, reports CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook.

In Tuesday's Journal of the American Medical Association, the CDC reported more than 12,000 side effects after 23 million doses were distributed. Ninety-four percent of the problems were not serious but 6 percent were, including patients who were hospitalized, permanently disabled or died. There were 32 deaths - one in over 700,000 doses.

"It really isn't an increase with what we've seen with other vaccines and what is seen regularly with people of that age group," said Dr. Barbara Slade, with the CDC.

But problems that did occur more frequently than expected were fainting - about once every 12,000 doses, and blood clots, once every 500,000 doses.

"The reporting on blood clots was concerning to CDC, concerning in the way that we think it needs further investigation," Slade said.

Critics question the vaccine maker's aggressive ad campaign, because it paid medical societies to help spread the word, and underplayed the importance of evaluating the vaccine's risks and benefits.

"It screeched the message, 'all women are at equal risk, protect yourself from cervical cancer, and this is the way to do it,'" said Dr. Sheila Rothman, author of the JAMA article. "The fact that the medical societies repeated this message is what concerns us."

Merck says after reviewing the new report of adverse events, it continues to be confident in the safety of the vaccine. While the CDC and FDA continue to recommend its use, doctors say they'll look at the HPV vaccine for girls and women on a case-by-case basis.

"If you're going to administer the vaccine, you should discuss these risks with your patient and do a risk assessment." Said Dr. Daniel Smith, with Hackensack University's Medical School.

Something else to consider for parents uncertain about whether to have their daughters vaccinated - Routine pap smears can also help prevent cervical cancer.
: Finally <<US media covers vaccine deadly side effects - small TV station in Ohio
: Irobot August 18, 2009, 08:53:42 PM
Finally US media covers vaccine deadly side effects, but it's a small TV station in Ohio. UK Newspaper Reveals Letters About Swine Flu Shot Risk. But U.S. Health Officials Still Insist The Shot

http://snardfarker.ning.com/video/finally-us-media-covers
: Re: Finally <<US media covers vaccine deadly side effects - small TV station in
: Irobot August 19, 2009, 01:26:12 AM
Finally US media covers vaccine deadly side effects, but it's a small TV station in Ohio. UK Newspaper Reveals Letters About Swine Flu Shot Risk. But U.S. Health Officials Still Insist The Shot

http://snardfarker.ning.com/video/finally-us-media-covers
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: bigron August 19, 2009, 07:26:43 AM
British Nurses refuse to have the swine flu vaccination

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By Daniel Martin
 
Global Research, August 18, 2009
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14828
Daily Mail 


A third of nurses will refuse to have the swine flu jab


Up to a third of nurses will say no to the swine flu jab because of concerns over its safety, a poll has found.

NHS workers are first in line for the vaccine, but a survey of 1,500 nurses found many will reject it.

Last night a Government scientist condemned the results saying nurses who do not have the jab are putting patients at risk.

Nevertheless the poll, by Nursing Times magazine, will raise questions over the Government's planned mass vaccination programme.

Of 1,500 readers, 30 per cent would not say yes to the vaccine, while 33 per cent said maybe. Just 37 per cent said they would definitely have the jab.

Of those who said they would refuse the jab, 60 per cent said their main reason was concern about the safety of the vaccine.

A further 31 per cent said they did not consider the risks to their health from swine flu to be great enough, while 9 per cent thought they would not be able to take time off work to get immunised.

Some 91 per cent described themselves as frontline nurses.

One told the magazine: 'I would not be willing to put myself at risk of unknown long-term effects to facilitate a short-term solution.'

Another added: 'I have yet to be convinced there is a genuine health risk and it's not just Government propaganda.'

But Professor David Salisbury, the Department of Health's director of immunisation, reckoned it was unfortunate nurses would 'knowingly leave themselves at risk'.

He added: 'They have a duty to their patients and they have a duty to their families. I think you solve those responsibilities by being vaccinated.'

And Chief Nursing Officer Christine Beasley insisted: 'Frontline nurses will be absolutely crucial in the height of a pandemic without them, patient care will suffer and the NHS will be stretched.

'Getting the vaccine will protect nurses and their patients. That's why we're offering frontline nurses the vaccine as a top priority.'

The jab, currently being fast tracked, will not be fully tested before it is administered.

There will be no tests at all carried out on children under three, even though babies and children at high risk will be among the first to get the vaccine.

There are also concerns the jab can cause Guillain Barre Syndrome, which can lead to paralysis and even death.

A mass swine flu vaccination in the U.S. in 1976 caused far more deaths than the disease it was designed to combat and the Health Protection Agency watchdog has asked doctors to be on the lookout for cases of GBS.

Last week Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson announced the jab will be given to high-risk groups with asthma or diabetes, as well as health workers.

Some 14million will be covered by the first wave of the vaccination programme.
 
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: bigron August 19, 2009, 07:31:01 AM
Pandemic Vaccination - Why You Should Be Concerned

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By Dr. A. True Ott
 
Global Research, August 18, 2009
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14821
Rense 

As the summer of 2009 winds down, the debate over "pandemic" vaccinations in the nation's "public" schools is beginning to ramp up.

According to the Associated Press, hundreds of public schools are "heeding the government's call to set up flu clinics in the fall, preparing for what could be the most WIDESPREAD SCHOOL VACCINATIONS since the days of polio."

Yet, despite all of the "hype" and fear-mongering, a few very important questions remain unanswered, and concerned citizens are still being left in the dark. Some basic questions should be very simple ones for Washington to answer. Who is paying for these millions of experimental vaccines? Is this yet another government "bailout program" ­ this time to enrich Big Pharma?

The single biggest question that this writer personally asked of HHS Secretary Sebelius two months ago in an "open letter" is simply: "WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF THE VACCINES?" Can Americans be 100% guaranteed that toxic squalene (an oil-in-water adjuvant) and live viruses will not be part of the ingredient list, since on July 13, the World Health Organization approved these substances to be included in the vaccines?

Again, I would ask Ms. Sebelius: "Please give us an INDEPENDENT analysis of the contents of the various 'vaccines' before asking us to roll up our sleeves and take the shots ­ ESPECIALLY our precious children." All we are asking for, Secretary Sebelius, is INFORMED CONSENT; instead, you consistently appear to be demanding blind, robotic TRUST as you IGNORE these basic questions.

Typically, when someone is afraid to give full and honest disclosure, it is because they have something to hide. What is the government hiding?

I would respectfully remind Secretary Sebelius that her own FDA, as well as the FTC, is the watchdog over consumer products and their safety. Various Truth in Labeling laws provide for the COMPLETE and ACCURATE listing of product ingredients on the labels. Thanks to these laws, this author can receive full disclosure of the chemicals and preservatives in a bag of Cheetos, and thus, I can make an informed decision to purchase and consume the product ­ or abstain from the same as the case may be. Nobody is forcing me, to buy and eat a bag of Cheetos. Yet, the CDC and the federal government's "health and human services" division do not seem inclined to apply these same basic consumer-protection laws to the pandemic flu vaccines. Again one must ask, "Why is this?"

Furthermore, if my bag of Cheetos happens to have some toxic mold growing in the product, which makes me deadly ill --- I have the basic right to sue the company for damages. Not so with these vaccines. Not only do we the people not know what specific chemicals and viruses are being shot directly into our bloodstreams, but again according to an Associated Press article, the vaccine companies have been given blanket immunity from lawsuits. This of course leads us to ask yet another question, "If the vaccines are so safe, why does Big Pharma need such sweeping lawsuit protections in place?"

THE EMEA PROVIDES DISCLOSURE

Over the weekend, a gentleman in Belgium sent a very interesting e-mail. He had finally succeeded in getting a document from the European Medicines Agency (EMEA -the European Union's equivalent of America's FDA) that listed the basic ingredients in the primary "pandemic flu" vaccine being purchased for Europe ­ GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) PANDEMRIX vaccine. This EMEA Document is very, very revealing.

The vaccine consists of:

Active Substance: Pandemic influenza vaccine (H5N1) (split virion, inactivated, adjuvanted) A/VietNam/1194/2004 NIBRG-14.

Clearly, this is BIRD FLU vaccine, with the isolated antigen being the VietNam killer bird flu virus that has exhibited such a high mortality rate amongst victims in that country. The problem is, according to the WHO, the pandemic flu threatening Europe and the world is not a BIRD FLU (H5N1) virus at all, but is a "Novel" Swine Flu (H1N1) virus. How is it possible that such a specific BIRD FLU VACCINE would give any immune protection to a "Novel" Swine Flu "pandemic" virus?

It would seem that GSK is trying to unload stockpiles of its "Avian Pandemic Flu" vaccine by disguising it as a generic "Pandemic" vaccine under the name "PANDEMRIX"!! Why is the EMEA allowing this to happen? Will the FDA follow the EMEA's lead and allow "Pandemrix" bird flu viruses to be shot into millions of school children in America? Or will it be only Novartis or Novavax vaccines allowed in America? When will Americans be given FULL DISCLOSURE OF THE LABELING, and the COMPANIES UNDER CONTRACT??

Notice also that GSK's "Pandemrix" circular declares that the virus included in the vaccine has been "adjuvanted" ­ but it doesn't disclose the specific adjuvant used. It is very likely "oil-in-water" adjuvant, aka squalene ­ but this is not fully disclosed.

A very real concern of virologists worldwide is that the relatively benign "Novel" Swine Pandemic Flu threatening the world today, could turn into a much more dangerous killer if it somehow were able to blend with a known high-morbidity-producing virus, such as the VietNam strain of H5N1. It would appear that injecting millions of people with PANDREMIX "adjuvanted" H5N1 Bird Flu viruses could indeed create the 'Perfect Storm' as far as a pandemic is concerned.

This Organized Lunacy must end, and it must end Now!
 
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe August 19, 2009, 09:35:45 AM
'Original antigenic sin': A threat to H1N1 vaccine effectiveness?
www.cidrap.umn.edu/
Robert Roos  News Editor

Aug 18, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Half a century ago, scientists reported evidence of some curious behavior by the immune system in humans and animals: If a host was exposed to an influenza virus and later encountered a variant strain of the same virus, the immune system responded to the second attack largely with the same weapons it used against the first one.

Like an army still fighting by the tactics of the last war, the host immune system mostly produced antibodies matched to the first virus instead of the second, resulting in a less effective defense. With a nod to theology, this phenomenon was labeled "original antigenic sin."

Today, in the face of the pandemic H1N1 flu virus, many countries are preparing to launch H1N1 vaccination campaigns this fall. Millions of people are in groups recommended to receive both seasonal flu immunizations and H1N1 vaccinations. Seasonal flu vaccine—which contains an H1N1 component, distantly related to the novel H1N1 virus—will be available sooner in most places.

This timing has caused some observers to wonder: If a person gets a seasonal flu shot and then an H1N1 dose a few weeks later, will original antigenic sin come into play and cause a poor response to the H1N1 vaccine?

Nobody knows the answer for sure, but leading flu and immunization experts say they aren't especially worried at this point. At the same time, they suggest the possibility bears watching.

"For the time being there is no cause for worry especially for vaccines because the influenza vaccines are really . . . very well known in terms of the seasonal use of these," said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, director of the World Health Organization's Initiative for Vaccine Research, in a recent news briefing.

But there is enough concern so that the H1N1 vaccine clinical trials recently announced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) will look into the question. Two of the trials will examine whether giving an H1N1 vaccine and seasonal flu vaccine sequentially or simultaneously affects the immune response to either vaccine, according to the NIAID's descriptions of the trials.

Study raises issue anew
A study published recently by the Journal of Immunology raised anew the question of original antigenic sin. Saying that some recent studies have raised doubts about the existence of the phenomenon, scientists at the Emory University Vaccine Center in Atlanta used three different approaches to look for evidence of original antigenic sin in mice. They found evidence of it under certain conditions.

The scientists used two human H1N1 viruses, labeled PR8 and FM1, that emerged in the 1930s and 1940s. They sequentially immunized mice with conventional vaccines using inactivated viruses, and they immunized other mice with DNA vaccines that encoded the hemagglutinin proteins from the two strains. In a third experiment, they sequentially exposed mice to the live viruses. The interval between the two inoculations in most cases was 1 month.

In the mice sequentially immunized with conventional vaccines, the team found minimal differences in antibody responses to the two strains. However, when the mice were then challenged with a high dose of the FM1 virus, the virus multiplied in their lungs far more than it did in the lungs of control mice that had received only the FM1 vaccine.

When mice were sequentially immunized with the DNA vaccines, the team found that the antibody response to the FM1 vaccine was oriented to the PR8 (original) vaccine, and antibodies to the FM1 strain were reduced, according to the report.

However, the original antigenic sin effect was much stronger in the mice that were infected with the two live viruses. "Sequential infection with live viruses generated severely reduced neutralization Ab [antibody] responses and compromised memory responses to the second virus," the report states. The authors suggest that this phenomenon helps explain the success and prevalence of flu viruses: when they mutate, the host immune system is fooled into responding to the predecessor strain instead of the mutated one.

Antigenic distance is key
On the other hand, original antigenic sin occurs only when the new strain is closely related to one the host has seen before, the scientists write. It is not known exactly how much antigenic similarity (likeness in the amino acid sequences of the hemagglutinin protein of the two strains) between the two strains is necessary to fool the immune system, but past studies have shown that antigenically distant or dissimilar strains fail to trigger original antigenic sin.

That finding seems to suggest that original antigenic sin would not be induced by a novel H1N1 immunization soon after getting a seasonal flu vaccine, as the new virus is not considered a close relative of the H1N1 strain in the seasonal vaccine.

In fact, that's the view of Robert G. Webster, PhD, a highly respected virologist and flu expert who did some of the original research on original antigenic sin decades ago. He is based at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

"The antigenic distance between the seasonal H1N1 and swine flu is very large, so I don't think original antigenic sin is going to be a problem," Webster said in a recent interview.

He said that even if the phenomenon did arise, it might be possible to overcome it by using one of the newer vaccine adjuvants or by increasing the dose of vaccine. "With a larger dose, you can negate the original sin by sort of flooding the receptors with sufficient antigen to negate it," he said.

Jin H. Kim, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at Emory and the lead author of the recent study, said the type of vaccine is important. He noted his finding that original antigenic sin was minimal when inactivated virus vaccines were used. Similarly, he said by e-mail, two recent studies found little evidence of original antigenic sin when humans received an inactivated vaccine against one seasonal flu strain and later were vaccinated against a drifted variant of that strain.

What about live-virus vaccines?
However, the finding that sequential exposure to live viruses invoked a greatly reduced response to the second virus raises the question whether the use of live attenuated vaccines for seasonal flu and the novel virus could lead to a similar response, Kim noted by e-mail. MedImmune, maker of the live attenuated seasonal vaccine FluMist, is also making a live version of novel H1N1 vaccine.

"It is [an] intriguing question whether the live attenuated vaccines would induce original antigenic sin," Kim said. "Our data show that sequential infection with related H1N1 viruses causes significant original antigenic sin and dampens the development of protective immunity. Therefore, it is possible that live attenuated swine origin H1N1 virus vaccine may behave similarly. However, it is important to note that we have not tested this in humans, thus this would be an immature conclusion at this point."

What if seasonal flu and novel H1N1 immunizations are given at the same time? John Treanor, MD, a vaccine researcher at the University of Rochester, said interference between the two vaccines is not likely to be a problem.

He noted that the seasonal vaccine itself normally contains three different strains of flu virus, and interference isn't a big concern. "In the absence of data, it's hard to be completely confident about the potential for interference when the seasonal vaccine is given at the same time as the H1N1 vaccine, but I think the hypothesis is that there will not be interference between components," he said.

Treanor commented that when two vaccines must be given in sequence rather than simultaneously, his view is that they should be separated by at least 2 weeks, mainly to prevent any confusion about attributing side effects. Cautioning that he is not an expert on original antigenic sin, he added, "I do not know if there is really any data that would suggest that such a schedule would or would not result in a decrease in the response to the novel H1N1 (or who knows, maybe an increase)," he said.

For Webster, original antigenic sin is only a minor concern in the current situation with regard to H1N1 vaccination.

"At the moment it's not a big issue, in my opinion," he said. "It's something we have at the back of our minds that we'll watch for. The new H1N1 is antigenically stable, vastly different from the seasonal H1N1, and we need to have vaccine for it wiki-wiki [very fast]."

See also:

Kim JH, Skountzou I, Compans R, et al. Original antigenic sin responses to influenza viruses. J Immunol 2009 (early online publication Jul 31) [Abstract]

Transcript of Aug 6 WHO news briefing
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/pandemic_h1n1_presstranscript_2009_08_06.pdf

Description of NIAID-sponsored trial examining sequential and simultaneous immunization of adults with seasonal and H1N1 vaccines from Sanofi Pasteur
http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00943878

Description of NIAID-sponsored trial examining sequential and simultaneous immunization of children with seasonal and H1N1 vaccines from Sanofi Pasteur
http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00943202
Let's apply this theory to the REAL case at hand, shall we?  I'm no scientist so correct me if I'm wrong.  The whole premise of the H1N1 pandemic is the fear that the current novel H1N1 strain will mutate into a more dangerous variant strain. Correct?
According to the logic in read in the quote above, if you are inoculated now, with a vaccine created from the EXISTING strain, would that not create the exact scenario for antigenic sin?  The paragraph below seems to underline my train of thought.
That finding seems to suggest that original antigenic sin would not be induced by a novel H1N1 immunization soon after getting a seasonal flu vaccine, as the new virus is not considered a close relative of the H1N1 strain in the seasonal vaccine.
Isn't the expected new H1N1 strain that is causing the panic a DIRECT RELATIVE of the recent novel H1N1 strain?
Please tell me my logic is screwed up...because if it is not, our scientists and researchers are either completely evil or rather stupid.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe August 19, 2009, 10:13:35 AM
http://www.jimmunol.org/cgi/content/abstract/jimmunol.0900398v1
Published online July 31, 2009
The Journal of Immunology, 2009, doi:10.4049/jimmunol.0900398
Copyright © 2009 by The American Association of Immunologists, Inc.

Original Antigenic Sin Responses to Influenza Viruses1
Jin Hyang Kim, Ioanna Skountzou, Richard Compans and Joshy Jacob2
*(Abs = Antibodies)

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory Vaccine Center, Yerkes National Primate Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Most immune responses follow Burnet's rule in that Ag recruits specific lymphocytes from a large repertoire and induces them to proliferate and differentiate into effector cells. However, the phenomenon of "original antigenic sin" stands out as a paradox to Burnet's rule of B cell engagement. Humans, upon infection with a novel influenza strain, produce Abs against older viral strains at the expense of responses to novel, protective antigenic determinants. This exacerbates the severity of the current infection. This blind spot of the immune system and the redirection of responses to the "original Ag" rather than to novel epitopes were described fifty years ago. Recent reports have questioned the existence of this phenomenon. Hence, we revisited this issue to determine the extent to which original antigenic sin is induced by variant influenza viruses. Using two related strains of influenza A virus, we show that original antigenic sin leads to a significant decrease in development of protective immunity and recall responses to the second virus. In addition, we show that sequential infection of mice with two live influenza virus strains leads to almost exclusive Ab responses to the first viral strain, suggesting that original antigenic sin could be a potential strategy by which variant influenza viruses subvert the immune system.

Correspondence: 2Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Joshy Jacob, 954 Gatewood Road, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. E-mail address: joshy.jacob@emory.edu

1 This work was supported by contract HHSN266 200700006C from National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. J.J. is a research scholar of the American Cancer Society.


If I am understanding this correctly, getting a 'normal' seasonal flu shot along with a 'swine' flu shot will cause the body NOT to respond with (or create) the correct antibodies.
Even if you don't get the normal flu shot but you do get the H1N1 vaccine, you still get the same scenario because you can't make a vaccine for a virus strain that doesn't exist yet!  WTH is going on?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: birgit August 19, 2009, 10:27:18 AM
Not on me...I'm one of the 700 running out into the jungle. I ain't drinking it.
Sing along now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbSpPs05YAc


but there is one little word that could save your health, just say NO, say NO to the vaccine.
and if the doctor says YES, then make him take it himself - just say NO, say NO to the vaccine.
there is one little word that could save your health, just say NO, say NO to the vaccine.
and if Lawman says YES, then make him take it himself - just say NO, say NO to the vaccine.


: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 19, 2009, 10:34:11 AM
Sing along now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbSpPs05YAc


but there is one little word that could save your health, just say NO, say NO to the vaccine.
and if the doctor says YES, then make him take it himself - just say NO, say NO to the vaccine.
there is one little word that could save your health, just say NO, say NO to the vaccine.
and if Lawman says YES, then make him take it himself - just say NO, say NO to the vaccine.




So, apparently, in 1984, the Dana-Farber cancer institute and some Harvard public health people wanted to make vaccines with live cancer viruses in them, even though hundreds of millions around the world were already infected, and 1 out of every 200-300 people in the U.S...and that it is spread through sexual contact...but instead of using the same methods as AIDS for screening and testing, they just want to jab everyone with cancer viruses...yeeeeeeah.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jQUOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H24DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3301,4211190&dq=htlv-1 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jQUOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H24DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3301,4211190&dq=htlv-1)

(Oh yeah, and they want to mess with the genes of it, to "remove the warhead gene" so that it would..."probably be harmless" after that. Were we THAT dumb back then?)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 19, 2009, 01:23:22 PM
Firms asked to skip doc's note for H1N1
http://www.washtimes.com/news/2009/aug/19/employers-asked-skip-docs-note-h1n1/print/
Joseph Weber August 19, 2009

Top U.S. officials urged businesses Wednesday to suspend the common policy of demanding a doctor's note from employees on extended sick leave to keep health clinics from potentially being overwhelmed when the new H1N1 flu strengthens this fall.

The requested was in addition to a six-page guideline that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other top U.S. officials announced at a news conference in Washington, D.C.

"Let's not play wait and see," said Mrs. Sebelius, acknowledging some businesses might be delaying flu plans as they try to survive in the recession.

The virus -- originally called "swine flu" -- has spread into every U.S. state and around the world since discovered in Mexico in April. It was declared a pandemic two months later. The World Health Organization reports 1,462 death worldwide as a result of the virus.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano asked executives running critical U.S. infrastructures to pay special attention to the guidelines, which call for staggering shifts and cross-training employees.

Mrs. Napolitano said she visited critical cites across the country this summer -- including Gulf Coast oil refineries last week -- to urge their assistance.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said the best idea for employees who are sick or become ill on the job is: Go home and stay home.

"In America, we tend to praise the Puritan work ethic," he said. "But this season, we need to praise the common sense ethic."

There have been 7,511 people hospitalize in U.S. and 51 death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The WHO reports 177,457 laboratory-confirmed cases around the world and says the number is likely larger because many countries are counting cases only confirmed in clinics and testing only those with severe illness or at high risk. Officials also say as many as 2 billion people will eventually be infected.

The U.S. officials urged Americans to get flu vaccines and repeated the H1N1 vaccine would be available by early October and that pregnant employees and health-care workers should be among the first to receive a shot. Shots for seasonal flu are already available.

The government last week issued guideline for schools and next plans to issue ones for colleges and universities.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 19, 2009, 01:40:26 PM
Pediatric H1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccine Trials Begin Herehttp://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wabe/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1543444/Atlanta/Pediatric.H1N1.'Swine.Flu'.Vaccine.Trials.Begin.Here
 
Jim Burress (2009-08-18)

ATLANTA, GA (WABE) - For reasons not exactly clear, researchers say the Swine Flu seems to hit young people hardest. That's led to a scramble to get approval for a vaccine, so that school-aged children can be vaccinated before a major outbreak.

Emory's Dr. Harry Keyserling is in charge of the pediatric trials here.

"People start shedding virus before they have symptoms. This is particularly true with young children. By the time you see cases within schools or daycare, it really may be too late."

For that reason, the federal government has recommended schools not cancel classes if an outbreak happens.

Researchers say after the H1N1 vaccine is administered,
it will take two to three weeks for recipients to build immunity
.

Jim Burress, WABE News
© Copyright 2009, WABE
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 19, 2009, 01:43:24 PM
Adults should stay home from work. (Just say 'no' to the puritan ethic).

Children should go to school. (If an outbreak happens, it's already "too late").

Confusing?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 19, 2009, 01:47:16 PM
Pediatric H1N1 "Swine Flu" Vaccine Trials Begin Herehttp://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wabe/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1543444/Atlanta/Pediatric.H1N1.'Swine.Flu'.Vaccine.Trials.Begin.Here
 
Jim Burress (2009-08-18)

ATLANTA, GA (WABE) - For reasons not exactly clear, researchers say the Swine Flu seems to hit young people hardest. That's led to a scramble to get approval for a vaccine, so that school-aged children can be vaccinated before a major outbreak.

Emory's Dr. Harry Keyserling is in charge of the pediatric trials here.

"People start shedding virus before they have symptoms. This is particularly true with young children. By the time you see cases within schools or daycare, it really may be too late."

For that reason, the federal government has recommended schools not cancel classes if an outbreak happens.

Researchers say after the H1N1 vaccine is administered,
it will take two to three weeks for recipients to build immunity
.

Jim Burress, WABE News
© Copyright 2009, WABE

WHOA WHOA WHOA....I thought there wasn't any viral shedding with the H1N1 shot. I thought the only shedding that occurred was in the "live" H5N1 vax. Am I missing something, here?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 19, 2009, 01:57:34 PM
WHOA WHOA WHOA....I thought there wasn't any viral shedding with the H1N1 shot. I thought the only shedding that occurred was in the "live" H5N1 vax. Am I missing something, here?

It's clear that the 'authorities' running these trials are not well-enough informed, OR they're being misinformed. The 'management' of the flu vaccine trial rollouts is a dismal failure. Perhaps because it's hard to make a clear 'story' when you're entire program is full of deceit.
: UK Government Swine Flu Document Reveals Plans For Mass Graves
: Irobot August 19, 2009, 02:03:48 PM
New Government Swine Flu Document Reveals Plans For Mass Graves

The British government has drawn up plans to create mass graves to deal with deaths resulting from the promised swine flu outbreak this Autumn.

New laws would also pave the way for “streamlined” mass cremations

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Government Swine Flu Document Reveals Plans For Mass Graves 190809vaccination2 The British government has drawn up plans to create mass graves to deal with deaths resulting from the promised swine flu outbreak this Autumn.

A newly drafted Home Office document, entitled The Framework for Planners Preparing to Manage Deaths, states that mass burial sites may be required to cope with the pandemic.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-government-swine-flu-document-reveals-plans-for-mass-graves.html
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 19, 2009, 02:08:01 PM
It's clear that the 'authorities' running these trials are not well-enough informed, OR they're being misinformed. The 'management' of the flu vaccine trial rollouts is a dismal failure. Perhaps because it's hard to make a clear 'story' when you're entire program is full of deceit.

No, I'm wrong. They were talking about the viral shedding. But, haven't they already been exposed to the flu that broke out in april from mexico. If they're talking about the H5N1 flumist, ALONG with the H1N1 vaccine, how in God's name do they know that the people that get the H1N1 shot won't acquire H5N1 while the person next to them is shedding it, eventually making the H5N1 revert to virulence?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 19, 2009, 02:34:24 PM
Here's the nail in the coffin:

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/13inmate_ProjectMKULTRA.pdf (http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/13inmate_ProjectMKULTRA.pdf)

Look on pp. 155-158 (ESPECIALLY 157-158)...Think vaccines.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 19, 2009, 03:10:50 PM
Here's the nail in the coffin:

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/13inmate_ProjectMKULTRA.pdf (http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/13inmate_ProjectMKULTRA.pdf)

Look on pp. 155-158 (ESPECIALLY 157-158)...Think vaccines.

Sorry if this is O/T, but that publication needs serious exposure as it goes waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay beyond vaccines...

Dynomite publication that is a must have in my opinion.  People still deny that MK Ultra existed.  Also notice the description of the program:

"MKULTRA, THE CIA'S PROGRAM OF RESEARCH IN BEHAVIOURAL MODIFICATION"

Now look at all of the wonderful programs going on today in the field of "BEHAVIOURAL MODIFICATION"


Socio and others...download this one quickly, I do not think this information was intended to reach 7 billion humans: www.csc.com/about_us/uploads/lef_presents_the_edge.pdf

Even your clothing will have behaviour modification technology in the future.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: stubbycoop August 19, 2009, 03:22:53 PM

My company HCA who is the LARGEST PRIVATE OPERATOR OF HEALTH CARE IN THE WORLD  is trying to "force" swine flu innoculations. Here is the prison planet link for those who want to read the HCA memo:



http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=127315.0

Kitty Pryde
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: DireWolf August 19, 2009, 03:24:47 PM
Sane, thanx.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: independentWV August 19, 2009, 04:13:50 PM
No, I'm wrong. They were talking about the viral shedding. But, haven't they already been exposed to the flu that broke out in april from mexico. If they're talking about the H5N1 flumist, ALONG with the H1N1 vaccine, how in God's name do they know that the people that get the H1N1 shot won't acquire H5N1 while the person next to them is shedding it, eventually making the H5N1 revert to virulence?

Its history; Germany 1870 and 1871 smallpox was rampant over 1,000,000 persons had the disease and 120,000 died. Ninety Six percent of these had been vaccinated. Most victims were vaccinated shortly before they took the disease. In 1888 Bismarck sent to the government numerous eczematous diseases, even those of an epidemic nature, were directly attributable to vaccination. Why do dreaded plagues of the past survive? The answer is vaccination.


: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 19, 2009, 04:29:50 PM
Its history; Germany 1870 and 1871 smallpox was rampant over 1,000,000 persons had the disease and 120,000 died. Ninety Six percent of these had been vaccinated. Most victims were vaccinated shortly before they took the disease. In 1888 Bismarck sent to the government numerous eczematous diseases, even those of an epidemic nature, were directly attributable to vaccination. Why do dreaded plagues of the past survive? The answer is vaccination.




i would love some links on this
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: chrisfromchi August 19, 2009, 04:44:38 PM
i would love some links on this

http://www.naturodoc.com/library/public_health/truth_re_smallpox_vaccine.htm

The True History Of Smallpox

By Ian Sinclair

In England, compulsory vaccination against smallpox was first introduced in 1852, yet in the period 1857 to 1859, a smallpox epidemic killed 14,244 people.  In 1863 to 1865, a second epidemic claimed 20,059 lives.  In 1867, a more stringent compulsory vaccination law was passed and those who evaded vaccination were prosecuted.  After an intensive four-year effort to vaccinate the entire population between the ages of 2 and 50, the Chief Medical Officer of England announced in May 1871 that 97.5 percent had been vaccinated.  In the following year, 1872, England experienced its worst-ever smallpox epidemic, which claimed 44,840 lives.  Between 1871 and 1880, during the period of compulsory vaccination, the death rate from smallpox leapt from 28 to 46 per 100,000 population.

Writing in the British Medical Journal (Jan. 21, 1928 p.116), Dr. L. Parry questioned the vaccination statistics, which revealed a higher death rate amongst the vaccinated than the unvaccinated, and asked the questions:

    "How is it that smallpox is five times as likely to be fatal in the vaccinated as in the unvaccinated?  "How is it that in some of our most highly vaccinated towns -- for example, Bombay and Calcutta -- smallpox is rife, whilst in some of our most poorly vaccinated towns, such as Leicester, it is almost unknown?  How is it that something like 80 percent of the cases admitted into the Metropolitan Asylums Board smallpox hospitals have been vaccinated, whilst only 20 percent have not been vaccinated?"

    "How is it that in Germany -- the best-vaccinated country in the world -- there are more deaths in proportion to the population than in England?  For example, in 1919, there were 28 deaths in England, 707 In Germany;  in 1920, 30 deaths in England, 354 In Germany.  In Germany in 1919, there were 5,012 cases of smallpox with 707 deaths;  in England in 1925, there were 5,363 cases of smallpox, with 6 deaths.  What is the explanation?"

In Scotland, between 1855-1875, over 9,000 children under 5 died of smallpox despite Scotland being, at that time, one of the most vaccinated countries in the world.  In 1907 to 1919, with only a third of the children vaccinated, only 7 smallpox deaths were recorded for children under 5 years of age.

In Germany, in the years 1870-1871, over 1,000,000 people had smallpox, of which 120,000 died.  96 percent of these had been vaccinated.  An address sent to the governments of the various German states from Bismarck, the Chancellor of Germany, contained the following comment: "the hopes placed in the efficacy of the cowpox virus as preventative of smallpox have proved entirely deceptive."

In the Philippines, prior to U.S. takeover in 1905, case mortality from smallpox was about 10%.  In 1905, following the commencement of systematic vaccination enforced by the U.S. government, an epidemic occurred where the case mortality ranged from 25% to 50% in different parts of the islands.  In 1918-1919 with over 95 percent of the population vaccinated, the worst epidemic in the Philippines’ history occurred resulting in a case mortality of 65 percent.  The highest percentage occurred in the capital, Manila, the most thoroughly vaccinated place.  The lowest percentage occurred in Mindanao, the least vaccinated place, owing to religious prejudices.  Dr. V. de Jesus, Director of Health, stated that the 1918-1919 smallpox epidemic resulted in 60,855 deaths.  The 1920 Report of the Philippines Health Service contains the following indictment of the vaccination campaign:

    "From the time in which smallpox was practically eradicated in the city of Manila, to the year 1918 (about 9 years) in which the epidemic appears -- certainly in one of its severest forms -- hundreds after hundreds of thousands of people were yearly vaccinated, with the most unfortunate result that the 1918 epidemic looks, prima facie, as a flagrant failure of the classic immunization towards future epidemics."

In Japan in 1885, 13 years after compulsory vaccination commenced there in 1872, a law was passed requiring re-vaccination every seven years.  From 1886 to 1892, 25,474,370 revaccinations were recorded in Japan.  Yet during this same period, Japan had 156,175 cases of smallpox with 38,979 deaths, representing a case mortality of nearly 25 percent.  In 1896, the Japanese Parliament passed another act requiring every Japanese resident to be vaccinated and re-vaccinated every 5 years.  Between 1889 and 1908, there were 171,611 smallpox cases with 47,919 deaths -- a case mortality of 30 percent.  This case mortality exceeds the smallpox death rate of the pre-vaccination period when nobody was vaccinated.  It is noteworthy that Australia at this time -- one of the least-vaccinated countries in the world for smallpox -- had only three smallpox cases in 15 years, in comparison with Japan's record of 165,775 cases and 28,979 deaths, in merely a 6-year period of compulsory vaccination and re-vaccination.

In an article, "Vaccination In Italy", which appeared in the New York Medical Journal, July 1899, Charles Rauta, Professor of Hygiene and Material Medical in the University of Perguia, Italy, wrote:

    "Italy is one of the best-vaccinated countries in the world, if not the best of all.  For twenty years before 1885, our nation was vaccinated in the proportion of 98.5 percent.  Notwithstanding, the epidemics of smallpox that we have had have been something so frightful that nothing before the invention of vaccination could equal them.  During 1887, we had 16,249 deaths from smallpox; in 1888, we had 18,110, and in 1889, 131,413."

    "Vaccination is a monstrosity;  a misbegotten offspring of error and ignorance.  It should have no place in either hygiene or medicine.  Believe not in vaccination;  it is a world-wide delusion, an unscientific practice, a fatal superstition with consequences measured today by tears and sorrow without end."

From his book, The Vaccination Superstition, J.W. Hodge, M.D., ex-Public Vaccinator of Lockport, New York wrote:

    "After a careful consideration of the history of vaccination gleaned from an impartial and comprehensive study of vital statistics, and pertinent data from every reliable source, and after an experience derived from having vaccinated 31,000 subjects, I am firmly convinced that vaccination cannot be shown to have any logical relation to the diminution of cases of smallpox."

    "Vaccination does not protect;  it actually renders its subjects more susceptible by depressing vital power and diminishing natural resistance, and millions of people have died of smallpox which they contracted after being vaccinated."

In the USA, June 25th, 1937, Dr. William Howard Hay addressed the Medical Freedom Society regarding the Lemke Bill to abolish compulsory vaccination.  He stated:

    "I have thought many times of all the insane things we have advocated in medicine, that one of the most insane was to insist on the vaccination of children, or anybody else, for the prevention of smallpox when, as a matter of fact, we are never able to prove that vaccination saved one man from smallpox.

    "I know of one epidemic of smallpox comprising nine hundred and some cases, in which 95 percent of the infected had been vaccinated, and most of them recently.

    "It is now thirty years since I have been confining myself to the treatment of chronic disease.  I have run across so many histories of children who had never seen a sick day until they were vaccinated, and who have never seen a well day since.

    "In England, where statistics are kept a little more frankly and accurately and above-board than in this country (USA), the actual official records show three times as many deaths directly from vaccinations, as there were from smallpox for the past twenty-one years.  I will guarantee that there are three times as many deaths that were not recorded, that are directly traceable to vaccinations.  That doesn't take into account the many many cases of encephalitis or sleeping sickness, and of this or that form of degeneration, that occurs as the result of vaccination.

    "It is nonsense to think that you can inject pus -- and it is usually from the pustule end of the dead smallpox victim -- it is unthinkable that you can inject that into a little child and in any way improve its health.  What is true of vaccination is exactly as true of all forms of serum immunization, so called, if we could by any means build up a natural resistance to disease through these artificial means, I would applaud it to the echo, but we can't do it.

    "The body has its own methods of defense.  These depend on the vitality of the body at the time.  If it is vital enough, it will resist all infections;  if it isn't vital enough, it won't.  And you can't change the vitality of the body for the better by introducing poison of any kind into it."

According to the official figures of the Register General of England, only 109 children (under 5) in England and Wales died of smallpox in the twenty-three years ending December 1933.  But 270 died of vaccinations in the same period in these two countries.  Between 1934 and 1961, not one smallpox death was recorded, and yet during this same period, 115 children under 5 years of age died as a result of the smallpox vaccination.  This ultimately forced the government to repeal the Vaccination Act for smallpox.

The situation was just as bad in the USA.  An article in the July 1969 issue of Prevention Magazine stated that 300 children in the USA died from the complications of smallpox vaccine since 1948.  Yet during that same period there was not one reported case of smallpox in the country.  In October 1971, Dr. Samuel Katz, Duke University Medical Centre, speaking at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said that an average of six to nine individuals die each year from smallpox vaccinations.  Authorities eventually abandoned the vaccine, as Dr. Archie Kalokerinos of Australia points out:

    "About 10 to 15 years ago, some of my colleagues in the United States gave me some very interesting information.  They said that smallpox vaccination had been stopped, not because smallpox had been wiped out, but because they were having trouble with the vaccine.  They would vaccinate an individual and that individual would give active smallpox to a contact.  The whole thing was out of control and they weren't game to use it."

This is probably why Professor Ari Zuckerman, a member of the World Health Organization's advisory panel on viruses has stated, "Immunization against smallpox is more hazardous than the disease itself." 

Even the British Medical Journal (1/5/1976) stated:  "It is now accepted that the risks of routine smallpox vaccination outweigh those of natural infection in Britain."

    "Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship ... To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others, will constitute the Bastille of medical science."

    -- Benjamin Rush, M.D.
    Signatory to the Declaration of Independence
    Physician to George Washington

    "If humanity is to pass safely through its present crisis on earth, it will be because a majority of individuals are now doing their own thinking."

    -- Buckminster Fuller
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe August 19, 2009, 04:50:57 PM
The frigging new swine flu vaccine in concert with the seasonal flu vaccine is going to cause the immune system to recognize the NEWer strain as the same old strain and will therefore NOT produce new antibodies against the newest mutation.
 :'(
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: independentWV August 19, 2009, 05:47:10 PM
i would love some links on this

Sane, reference is from Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics by Dr. Henry Lindahr.
http://www.healing.org/Nature%20Cure%20PDF/Chap%2019%20Nature%20Cure%202000.pdf

: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 19, 2009, 07:52:54 PM
Sane, reference is from Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics by Dr. Henry Lindahr.
http://www.healing.org/Nature%20Cure%20PDF/Chap%2019%20Nature%20Cure%202000.pdf



thanks to you and chris for the valuable info.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: independentWV August 19, 2009, 10:27:38 PM
thanks to you and chris for the valuable info.

You are most welcome Sane, Lindlahr's Sanitarium (Chicago's Ashland Boulevard) during the flu epidemic of 1918-1919 three hundred cases were successfully treated without a single death; while at the Cook County Hospital just across the street, fifty-four deaths occurred of three hundred cases treated by allopathic medical methods. (Hale 1926, 218)

Certainly we fail, he wrote, but our failures are usually due to the fact that sick people, as a rule, do not consider Nature Cure methods except as a last resort. (Lindlahr 1922, 223) Lindlahr realized that the heart of his health message was also his biggest public relations problem. "The greatest drawback to the spreading of the Nature Cure idea," he wrote "is the necessity of self-control which it imposes. (H Lindlahr 1922, 419)

Every one of Lindlahr's patients received a very thorough examination from head to foot, which lasted from two to four days.




: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 19, 2009, 11:09:58 PM
Be an informed consumer about vaccines
http://www.thesunnews.com/opinion/v-print/story/1029674.html
By Ann Dunham Posted on Wed, Aug. 19, 2009

In a couple of months we all will have an opportunity to receive regular flu and swine flu vaccines. Prior to your proceeding I hope you will research this issue and reconsider both child and adult vaccination regimens.

I have read numerous sources that say the regular flu shot contains substances such as egg protein, avian contaminant viruses, formaldehyde (carcinogen), resin and gelatin (allergens), mercury (toxic metal), detergent, an antibiotic, sugar and polysorbate 80 (causes infertility in mice).

I have asked for a listing of ingredients in the H1N1 virus from the Department of Health and Human Services and have not received a listing yet. I am sure the contents will be equally shocking.

The HPV vaccine contains aluminum, which can cause all kinds of problems. Gardasil (for HPV) has not been evaluated for the potential to cause carcinogenicity or genotoxicity. According to Merck's Web site the most frequently reported serious adverse experiences for Gardasil were headache, gastroenteritis, appendicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Through May www.vaers.hhs.gov lists 9,313 adverse vaccine events across the country from January through May. For 2008, 30,004 events are listed.

One of the possible adverse reactions to a vaccine is death.

Research will also find that flu shots do not work for babies, adults or elderly adults. See The Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews.

Jane Burgermeister, an Austrian investigative journalist, charges that the H1N1 flu was genetically engineered. I have read this charge from several others as well, including a doctor in Charleston. He and other professionals recommend supplements such as D3 (2,000 to 3,000 IU per person per day), A, C, fish oil and zinc.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 19, 2009, 11:10:42 PM
Ow! 3 shots needed to combat flu this season
http://www.thesunnews.com/155/v-print/story/1012637.html
By Mike StobbeThe Associated Press Posted on Thu, Aug. 06, 2009

Get ready to roll up your sleeve three times for flu shots this fall.

That's right, three times. This year's flu season is shaping up to be a very different one. Most people will need one shot for the regular seasonal flu and probably two others to protect against the new swine flu.

Experts suggest you get that first shot as early as this month - if you can find it.

"We'd like to get to Job 1 and get most of it done," said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University flu expert, referring to seasonal flu vaccinations.

"Get it done before we start to tackle Job 2," the more complex task of swine flu vaccinations, he added.

The five vaccine manufacturers that supply the U.S. are finishing up production of seasonal flu vaccine earlier than usual. Health officials say they expect about half of the more than 120 million doses of seasonal vaccine to be available by the end of this month. Most of the rest are due out by the end of September. Some manufacturers report that distributors are quickly buying up supplies.

Those five companies - including one that makes a nasal spray version of flu vaccine - are the same ones making the new swine flu vaccine. They are on track to start delivering the first batches of that in September, but the bulk of it isn't expected until late October or November.

That's sparked questions about how all this is going to work.

Officials want to get as many people as possible vaccinated against both forms of flu, but a lot of that depends on consumers and how many trips they'll be willing to make to get shots.

Why can't you get one shot for all - or maybe just two?

Scientists believe the swine flu vaccine will be most effective if given in two doses, about three weeks apart, although testing is still under way to check that.

Combining swine flu and seasonal flu in one shot is theoretically possible, but it was too late to try it this year. Decisions were made last winter about what flu strains to use in this year's seasonal vaccine, and production was too far along by the time swine flu hit in April to alter the formula.

So seasonal flu and swine flu will have to be given as separate doses, even if it's during the same appointment.

But it's not a matter of just giving both to whoever comes in. Supplies are expected to be limited, so the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has two different lists for who should be first to get the seasonal flu shot and who should be first to get the swine flu shot.

For the regular flu vaccine, elderly people, health care workers and pregnant women are among the priority groups. For the swine flu vaccine, health care workers and pregnant women are on the list but not older people, who seem to have immunity to swine flu.

If all the flu shots were given at about the same time, it could mean a mash of people, some of whom should be among the first to get one shot and not the other.

Then, there are safety questions.

Health officials are haunted by the swine flu vaccine campaign in 1976, which was stopped after unexpectedly high numbers of patients suffered a paralyzing condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Health officials want to carefully monitor people who get the new swine flu vaccine for any problems.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 19, 2009, 11:36:08 PM
For all the guys who have wives, girlfriends, young daughters, or little sisters out there,

On top of the three swine flu vaccines, the nwo wants that special woman in your life to receive the HPV vaccine (another genetically-modified virus, except this one has cancer viruses instead of flu viruses)...
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Speaking of Vaccinations . . .
Flu's Not the Only Ill That Might Merit a Preventive Shot

By Rachel Saslow
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All the vaccine buzz is about the H1N1 virus right now, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding Americans to make sure all of their vaccinations are up-to-date. The CDC encourages adults to guard against vaccine-preventable diseases such as shingles, human papillomavirus (HPV), tetanus, meningitis, whooping cough and pneumococcal disease.
This Story

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      Speaking of Vaccinations . . .
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      When to Get Which Shots

If getting those shots hadn't occurred to you, you're not alone. A survey released last month by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) found that about three-quarters of American adults were extremely or very familiar with only two vaccine-preventable diseases: influenza and chickenpox. (See chart for the recommended vaccination schedule.)

Young adults, defined as ages 18 to 26 for the survey, tend to be especially complacent about vaccination. "This is not that surprising, because they have been well-protected against these diseases and have little or no experience with the manifestations," says Susan J. Rehm, the medical director of NFID.
(Oh, so we're not well-informed, well-educated citizens, then? We're just retarded, ignorant children who need to be taught to take our loving vaccines!)

For example, less than half of the young adults surveyed knew that tetanus causes lockjaw and that one should be vaccinated against tetanus every 10 years; 84 percent of adults 50 and older knew this. (Appealing to the old people, who want to be told that they're wise, even if they're as dumb as a pile of rocks)

Shingles, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox and results in a painful, sometimes debilitating rash, strikes fear into people who have seen its effects firsthand, but that hasn't translated into mass vaccination: Only 7 percent of Americans who are supposed to receive the shot -- people age 60 or older -- have done so. The shingles vaccine has only been approved by the Food and Drug Administration since 2006. The vaccination costs $200 to $500, depending on how much a doctor charges for buying and handling the delicate medicine, which must remain frozen until shortly before it is injected.

"In my adult practice, if you say the word 'shingles' in that visit, you can tell immediately if that patient has had direct contact with somebody who has had shingles," says Robert H. Hopkins, an Arkansas doctor who is involved in local and national efforts to improve immunization rates. "If they've had direct contact with somebody who's had shingles in their family, in their neighborhood, in church, most of them will say, 'I don't care what it costs, I want to prevent it.' "


At a July 22 NFID news conference, Hopkins and other doctors tried mightily to stay focused on their message of encouraging adults to get vaccinated, but they kept bumping into health-care-reform issues: Discussion of the pricey shingles vaccine brought up questions about Medicare and prescription drug costs. The role of primary care doctors in educating patients about appropriate vaccines led to discussion of the shortage of general practitioners; reasons for that shortage include a medical system that rewards specialized services over prevention.

Vaccination is a perfect example of good preventive, evidence-based medicine, said CDC physician Anne Schuchat: "There's a need for culture change in America, where we worry about things when they're really bad rather than taking care of prevention and wellness." (What does that even mean?)

So, that would make it....6 adjuvanted vaccines in one year?
You would have to be CLINICALLY INSANE to take THAT MANY shots with adjuvants in them (like mf59/as03 and alum) in such a short time.


: Only a third of nurses willing to have swine flu vaccine
: Harconen August 20, 2009, 12:05:03 AM
Only a third of nurses willing to have swine flu vaccine

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Rebecca Smith
Telegraph.co.uk
Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:00 UTC
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/swine-flu/6043612/Only-a-third-of-nurses-willing-to-have-swine-flu-vaccine-poll.html

Only a third of nurses have said they are willing to have the vaccine against swine flu amid fears it has not been tested enough, a survey has found.

Frontline health and social care workers will be among the first to be vaccinated in October along with people with serious underlying health problems and pregnant women.

However a survey by Nursing Times has found many frontline nurses have reservations.

Only one in three said they are prepared to have the H1N1 vaccine with a third undecided and the rest saying no.

Almost 1,500 nurses were polled, of whom 91 per cent said they were frontline.

It comes after news that parents are also concerned about the vaccine, with worries predominantly about the safety of its contents, side effects, and the amount of testing that will be done.

Of the nurses who said they would not get vaccinated, 60 per cent said concern about the safety of the vaccine was the main reason.

A further 31 per cent said they did not consider the risks to their health from swine flu to be great enough, while nine per cent thought they would not be able to take time out of work to get immunised.

"I would not be willing to put myself at risk of, as yet, unknown long-term effects to facilitate a short-term solution," said one respondent.

A further respondent said: "I have yet to be convinced there is a genuine health risk (from swine flu) and it's not just government propaganda."

Professor David Salisbury, the Department of Health's director of immunisation, told Nursing Times it was unfortunate that nurses could 'knowingly leave themselves at risk'.

He said: "They have a duty to themselves, they are at risk. They have a duty to their patients not to infect their patients and they have a duty to their families. I think you solve those responsibilities by being vaccinated."

With regards to safety concerns about the vaccines, he added: "The evidence that we've had is sufficient to persuade the regulators that these are vaccines that will be licensed."

Over two million frontline health and social care staff will be offered the vaccine in order to stop staff falling ill and being off work ill and also to prevent them from passing on the H1N1 vaccine or catching it from patients they will be treating.

Christine Beasley, the Government's Chief Nursing Officer, said: "Frontline nurses will be absolutely crucial in the height of a pandemic - without them, patient care will suffer, and the NHS will be stretched.

"Getting the swine flu vaccine will protect nurses and their patients. That's why we're offering frontline nurses the vaccine as a top priority. As well as protecting them, it will reduce the transmission of the virus to vulnerable patients.

"Of course, vaccination will be optional, but the vaccine is being carefully assessed for safety and will be licensed before it is used. "
: Swine Flu Hype
: saint405 August 20, 2009, 12:13:23 AM
just saw on C Span tonight everyone  in Washington warning of the coming pandemic this fall.They were instructing people,schools,businesses of the steps they should take to control the virus.After a few questions they  instructed that methods to deal with this upcoming pandemic can and will change.These people are doing nothing but promoting fear.They recommend that everyone[except babies] should take the new vacine.Ain,t gonna happen in my house.This seems the way they will enforce martial law when people will refuse to obey them when they state it will be mandatory....
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 20, 2009, 01:02:02 AM
Only a third of nurses willing to have swine flu vaccine

Surprise, surprise

"Of course, vaccination will be optional, but the vaccine is being carefully assessed for safety and will be licensed before it is used. "

Yeah, it'll be killing people with paralysis, and the FDA'll say "it's all gravy, baby! Roll up yer sleeve!" just like they did with the gardasil, the mercury, and the melamine.

Don't you get it, nwo? YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE HAVE WOKEN UP TO YOUR CRAP, AND THEY'RE NOT FALLING FOR IT AGAIN. BACK OFF.

: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 20, 2009, 04:52:41 PM
Fear, Intimidation & Media Disinformation: U.K Government is Planning Mass Graves in Case of H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic
http://www.infowars.com/fear-intimidation-media-disinformation-u-k-government-is-planning-mass-graves-in-case-of-h1n1-swine-flu-pandemic/
Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
August 20, 2009

An official UK government report –quoted extensively in Britain’s tabloid media– is warning the British public that there will be countless deaths in the case of a swine flu pandemic. According to the WHO, a Worlwide public health emergency situation will take place in the Fall.    
   
Amply documented and denied by Western governments, the proposed vaccines could result in more deaths than those caused by the H1N1 influenza.
   
A high death toll is predicted without corroborating evidence.

The official report confirms government plans to set up mass graves for the victims of the swine flu pandemic: 

“Plans for mass graves have been drawn up to cope with a second wave of swine flu this Autumn. The chilling proposals are spelled out in a Home Office document discussed at a meeting of Whitehall officials and council leaders last month.

It warns emergency plans may be needed in areas where there are not enough graves to cope.

The 59-page document talks about using “a grave that is for a number of unrelated persons, excavated mechanically in advance and designed for efficient preparation and use”. (The Sun, Augsut 19, 2009)

The mass graves, according to the report, “are being planned to deal with the rising death toll from swine flu if the pandemic escalates”:

“The grim revelation will see the mass burial sites dug in advance to cope with any potential crisis.

The Government is planning to create a series of communal graves to cope with the second outbreak expected in the autumn and through the winter.

A Home Office document published earlier this year sets out plans for how local councils should deal with a high death toll – estimates of the number of deaths range from 55,000 to as high as 750,000 from the H1N1 killer virus – including setting up temporary mortuaries.

So far, 44 people in England have been confirmed as dying after contracting swine flu and another five have died in Scotland. The document says that while most cemeteries have sufficient burial capacity for a number of years, this could be put to the test at the peak of a pandemic. (Daily Express, August 19, 2009)

The chilling proposals contained in the government report serve to intimidate the British public and create an atmosphere of panic. A public health crisis is being planned in a diabolical fashion. .

The report suggests unequivocally that there will be countless deaths resulting from the level 6 WHO pandemic, which require the development of mass graves: 

Within weeks of a full-blown pandemic emerging, the number of burials could more than double. Inner city areas “may experience a shortage of grave space”, the report stated.

Freight containers and “inflatable” storage units may be needed to provide extra mortuary space. But it stated that “refrigerated vehicles and trailers should not be used”.

Other contingency plans being suggested were the need for cemeteries and crematoriums to work seven days a week and to hire extra staff to cope with demand.

There may also be a need for more “basic and shorter services at the chapel” or for “memorial services” to be held at a person’s home instead.

Retired doctors could be called back to work to issue death certificates so GPs can focus on patients, while NHS Blood and Transplant has appealed to the public to give blood to ensure banks were well stocked.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: “This is prudent, precautionary planning that has been taking place over a number of years, with the health service, other essential services and local authorities. It is important to stress that these are possible scenarios, not certainties, so that our stakeholders can plan for the worst and be prepared to deal with the outbreak effectively.” (Ibid)

These assertions are totally fabricated. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support these claims.

Realities are turned upside down. The British government is deliberately misleading the British public. 

With some exceptions, the British media bears a heavy burden of responsibility in failing to analyse these “authoritative” statements emanating from Her Majesty’s Government. 

The WHO has not provided the evidence, nor has the British  government.

There is ample evidence, documented in numerous reports, that the WHO’s level 6 pandemic alert is based on fabricated evidence and a manipulation of the figures on mortality and morbidity resulting from the N1H1 swine flu.

The data initially used to justify the WHO’s Worldwide level 5 alert in April 2009 was extremely scanty.

 The WHO asserted without evidence that a “global outbreak of the disease is imminent”. It distorted Mexico’s mortality data pertaining to the swine flu pandemic. According to the WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan in her official April 29 statement: “So far, 176 people have been killed in Mexico”. From what? Where does she get these numbers? 159 died from influenza out of which only seven deaths, corroborated by lab analysis, resulted from the H1N1 swine flu strain, according to the Mexican Ministry of Health.

The swine flu has the same symptoms as seasonal influenza: fever, cough and sore throat. What is happening is that the widespread incidence of the common flu is being used to generate the data pertaining to the H1N1 swine flu.

And all of sudden, the British authorities are predicting widespread mortality resulting from an influenza related ailment. What is the evidence. Big Pharma is behind the official reports and the media disinformation campaign.

Similarly, in the US the intervention of the military (as well as martial law provisions) are being envisaged in the case of a public health emergency.

Is this emergency being planned ahead of time. Are these various national emergencies (Britain, France UK) being coordinated through inter-governmental consultations, which serves to trigger a Worldwide public health emergency, based on fabricated evidence?

Deadly Vaccines

On the other hand, amply documented and denied by Western governments, the proposed vaccines could result in more deaths than those caused by the H1N1 influenza, as confirmed by Britain’s Health Protection Agency:

 A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.

GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

* More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
* 500 cases of GBS were detected.
* The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.
* The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.
* The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected. (Mail on Sunday, August 16, 2009)

The British government has announced that more than 13 million people will be innoculated. The proposed vaccines for the H1N1 swine flu have not, as yet, been tested.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler August 20, 2009, 06:50:53 PM
Is this a sign that they're backpedaling? Maybe the pushback from folks calling BS on their hype and toxic vaccine has become to strong for them to continue their little scam. I think if the big media outlets start carrying this kind of story it'll signal their intent to drop the whole thing.
_                             _


Swine flu cases continue to fall

20 Aug 09

By Lilian Anekwe

The number of people consulting their GP with suspected swine has continued to fall, the latest figures from the Health Protection Agency show.

Figures published today reveal the number of GP-consultation for influenza-like illness fell from 30.9 per 100,000 of the population last week to 21.1 per 100,000 of the population.

But fewer than one in ten patients consulting GPs and the National Pandemic Flu Service actually have true swine flu, as proven by the HPA’s virological sampling, compared with around half of cases in a normal flu season.

Speaking today, chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson said that though swine flu activity had fallen substantially since school closed earlier in the summer, the number of people in hospital and intensive care with swine flu remained unusually high.

‘It’s very exceptional at this time of year to have people in hospital or intensive care with flu,' he said. 'It’s an unusual feature to have it at this time of year even at the levels we have got.'
Click here to find out more!

As of yesterday 263 people were hospitalised with swine flu, 30 were in intensive care and 54 people – ten more than last week – have died in England either as a direct result of, or after having contracted, swine flu. Five further deaths have been recorded in Scotland, bringing the total UK death toll to 59.

An estimated 11,000 cases of swine flu were diagnosed in the last week, Sir Liam said, again much lower than the 100,000 cases per week diagnosed earlier in the summer.

The apparent end of the first wave of the swine flu pandemic has forced the Government to revise its prediction, made by health secretary Andy Burnham in July, that cases of swine flu would spiral to ‘100,000 a day by the end of August’.

Negotiations between the Department of Health and GPC negotiators over the financing of the swine flu vaccination campaign in priority at-risk groups are ongoing.




link (http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=35&storycode=4123486&c=2)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: PplVsNWO August 20, 2009, 09:43:28 PM
Swine flu cases continue to fall
This is what normally happens in cases of outbreaks. Infections start falling- then they start vaccinating and claim the vaccines worked because infections fell after they started mass vaccinating.
I predict that after they begin mass vaccinating, this news of reduced swine flu cases will go on mainstream news, they will claim success; thousands of people will died or suffer permanent damage from the vaccine itself, but they will say, "the numbers of adverse reactions are acceptable, at least we stopped a pandemic."
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler August 20, 2009, 09:48:20 PM
This is what normally happens in cases of outbreaks. Infections start falling- then they start vaccinating and claim the vaccines worked because infections fell after they started mass vaccinating.
I predict that after they begin mass vaccinating, this news of reduced swine flu cases will go on mainstream news, they will claim success; thousands of people will died or suffer permanent damage from the vaccine itself, but they will say, "the numbers of adverse reactions are acceptable, at least we stopped a pandemic."

Unless there's a second wave.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Harconen August 20, 2009, 09:56:12 PM
UK Government Prepares Mass Graves for "Swine Flu Victims"



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Official: plan for 'multiple graves in swine flu pandemic

Daily Mail
Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:27 UTC
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1207592/Mass-graves-used-autumn-bout-swine-flu.html

he government is planning to create a series of mass graves to cope with a second outbreak of swine flu in the autumn.

A Home Office document warns that a mass burial site may be needed to cope with the potential crisis.

The proposals were discussed between government officials and council bosses last month, and will affect those areas where there may not be enough graves for victims of the illness.

Within weeks of a full-blown pandemic, the number of burials could more than double and inner city areas "may experience a shortage of grave space", according to the report.

The Framework for Planners Preparing to Manage Deaths, discusses using "a grave that is for a number of unrelated persons, excavated mechanically in advance and designed for efficient preparation and use."

It said this approach would create a "burial site for multiple graves and consecutive burials" but added there must still be "marking of the position of individual burials".

It added that some cemeteries"may experience shortage of grave space, in particular in inner city areas".

Freight containers and "inflatable" storage units may be needed to provide extra mortuary space. But it stated that "refrigerated vehicles and trailers should not be used".

During the meeting, in which a senior official from Westminster council, gave a presentation, officials discussed the need for cemeteries and crematoriums to work seven days a week and the hiring of extra staff to cope.

The report also warned there may be a need for more "basic and shorter services at the chapel" or for "memorial services" to be held at a person's home instead.

Whitehall officials are also speaking to coffin makers to see if they could meet demands.

Retired doctors may also be called back to work to issue death certificates so GPs can focus on patients.

According to the document it may no longer be possible to bury some people in family plots and it may also become impossible to fly home the bodies of Britons who die abroad.

Meanwhile, NHS Blood and Transplant appealed to the public to give blood to avoid stocks being reduced over the autumn and winter as regular donors fall ill with swine flu. People cannot give blood when they have flu so it is important to keep the blood banks well stocked, it warned.

Comment: Another article suggests that "Estimates of the number of deaths range from 55,000 to as high as 750,000." http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=377%3Auk-government-prepares-mass-graves-for-qswine-flu-victimsq&catid=41%3Atop-headlines&lang=en
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 20, 2009, 11:52:46 PM
The Proliferating Secrecy and Governmental Deceptions Surrounding Swine Flu Vaccines and Medications
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/115263
Bill Lindner
August 20, 2009


The proliferating secrecy and Governmental deceptions surrounding the Swine Flu vaccines are out of control: a confidential letter, reportedly leaked to the Daily Mail, has been sent from The UK's Health Protection Agency (HPA) -- the official entity that oversees public health in the UK -- to senior neurologists, warning that the new Swine Flu vaccine to be used for the questionable 'Swine Flu Pandemic' has been linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), leading to increasing demands wanting to know why the information was not given to the public the HPA allegedly oversees before giving the potentially deadly vaccine to millions of people and increasing reports of adverse reactions to Relenza and Tamiflu, two other anti-viral drugs used to treat the symptoms of the Swine Flu are becoming more frequent.

The letter from the HPA to the neurologists warns them to be alert for an increase in GBS cases that could be triggered by the controversial vaccines. GBS is a disorder in which your body's immune system attacks part of your peripheral nervous system resulting in paralysis and the inability to breath. GBS can be fatal. The letter was sent to about 600 neurologists near the end of last month.

The HPA letter references the manufactured Swine Flu pandemic from the U.S. in 1976 when more people died from the vaccination than the Swine Flu. One recent Examiner report said that over 111,000 people had died from the Swine Flu. Where it got those figures I don't know, but those figures aren't even close to the truth. The propaganda parade is in full swing and it appears that history is about to repeat itself.

Subjects Receiving Vaccines Appear to be Guinea Pigs

According to the Daily Mail, the British Neurological Surveillance Unit (BNSU), part of the British Association of Neurologists, has been asked to closely monitor any cases of GBS as the vaccine is rolled out. There are growing concerns that this is going to be another case of the fraudulent 1976 Swine Flu debacle all over again.

The Swine Flu virus in some of the new vaccines is slightly different from the one created in 1976 that killed more people than the actual Swine Flu did, but the possibility of increased incidences of GBS remain a concern. Two letters addressing Neurologists have advised of the GBS dangers. The new vaccine program -- that the Pharmaceutical companies are receiving billions of dollars in profits as well as total impunity from the results inflicted on worldwide populations -- has not been properly tested, and the subjects receiving the vaccines appear to be guinea pigs. Reported cases of GBS will be logged into a centralized database.

Some question the need for a vaccine, given the risks, although for some people with serious underlying health problems, the risk of dying from the Swine Flu -- or any other type of flu -- could be greater than the risk of side effects from an untested vaccine. In most cases, all that's needed is a few days of bed rest. Some are recommending drinking Whiskey to ward the Swine Flu off.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency of the UK is monitoring the side effects from Tamiflu and Relenza, two other medications designed to fight symptoms of the Swine Flu.

Roche Pharmaceuticals, Tamiflu's manufacturer, isn't the only one who has profited greatly from Tamiflu. Donald Rumsfeld has also reportedly made millions of dollars from Tamiflu by selling some Roche shares since the drug has been bought in massive amounts by more than 60 Governments to treat a possible flu pandemic. As previously noted, Pharmaceutical companies are raking in billions because of a manufactured flu pandemic.

Swine Flu Medication Pushed Despite Growing Number of Reported Side Effects

Despite the growing number of documented side effects from the antiviral drug Tamiflu, Health officials continue claiming that it is safe. There have been 400 reports of adverse reactions from Tamiflu since the start of the questionable Swine Flu Outreak.

Those pushing for widespread distribution of Tamiflu are also warning people that if they fail to complete the course of treatment, they may be fueling the evolution of drug-resistant forms of the type of H1N1 influenza A virus behind the alleged Swine Flu pandemic according to the Independent UK.

Between April 1 and August 6 of this year, there were 418 reports of adverse side effects to Tamiflu, and another 686 suspected cases of adverse reactions according to figures from The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), though not all of them may be due to the drug.

During the same time frame, there were 10 reports of adverse reactions and 14 suspected side effects reported from people who were taking Relenza, another antiviral drug that is used by some to treat Swine Flu symptoms. Tamiflu is a pill that is taken
orally. Relenza is a nasal spray.


300,000 Given Tamiflu Since the Swine Flu Outbreak

British Health officials continue saying that both products have been rigorously tested and that they are effective against the symptoms of the Swine Flu.

Approximately 300,000 people have been given Tamiflu since the start of the Swine Flu outbreak. Anyone fulfilling the National Pandemic Flu Service's criteria can receive Tamiflu free of charge when they answer a series of questions regarding their symptoms online or by telephone.

Vomiting and nausea are listed on Tamiflu's packaging. According to the summary of product characteristics, 11 percent of adults and adolescents taking Tamiflu experience nausea and 8 percent of those taking it suffer from vomiting.

In children, 15 percent suffer from vomiting and 10 percent suffer from diarrhea. 3 percent of children get nauseated and 5 percent have reported abdominal pain according to the Independent UK report. When taken preventatively instead of as a treatment, headaches are another known side effect.

There are also concerns over how Tamiflu interacts with warfarin, a blood-thinning medication that is taken by more than 600,000 people in the UK. Some in the medical field are saying that taking Tamiflu if you are on warfarin puts you at a greater risk of stroke because of dangerously thin blood. Warfarin is a blood thinner prescribed to prevent blood clots.

Still too Much Secrecy Surrounding the 'Swine Flu Pandemic'

Some states are gearing up for giving millions of people shots. Massachusetts health authorities have reportedly deputized dentists, paramedics and pharmacists to help administer vaccines. Other states, such as Maine, are drilling the National Guard in preparation of possible H1N1 Riots. The insanity -- or ignorance, depending on how you look at it -- is spiraling out of control. Forcing quarantines and vaccinations defeats the purpose, unless of course, your purpose is to intentionally kill numerous people with intentionally-tainted vaccines.

There is still too much secrecy surrounding the 'Swine Flu pandemic' and the contents of exactly what is in the vaccines about to be unleashed upon the world, raising more concern. As the planned date for the largest widespread school vaccinations since the days of polio nears, there are still many questions that the government has yet to answer.

For instance, who is paying the billions of dollars being received by these Pharmaceutical companies for hurriedly rushing potentially deadly vaccines to be used on an unspecting public? Are taxpayers being bilked for those billions too? What exactly are the ingredients being used in these vaccines and why does the U.S. government refuse to answer that question? The Pharmaceutical companies have been dubiously profiting from sickness and death for years.

Usually, when someone won't answer the questions or dances around the issues, it's because they're hiding something. Unfortunately, the U.S. government has been hiding a lot of things for several years. What is the government hiding now?

It's Time for the Governmental Deception to end

If Dr. Ott is correct, the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine is using Bird Flu vaccine -- that has resulted in a high mortality rate in Vietnam -- instead of a Swine Flu virus, meaning Swine Flu victims will be given deadly Bird Flu vaccine to immunize them against the Swine Flu, putting them more at risk. It's time for the governmental deception to come to an end and it's time for the truth and accountability. Criminal government actions need to be recognized for what they are and dealt with accordingly.

The UK Government -- as well as the U.S. Government -- is purposely using fear, intimidation and a lot of media disinformation to spread their Swine Flu lies, falsely predicting a high death toll without corresponding evidence. According to one report, a U.S. Air Force Study proposed a 2009 Influenza Pandemic in 1996. As I've written before, anyone foolish enough to believe that their Government is out to protect them and won't intentionally do anything to harm them -- as proven repeatedly ever since the appointment of George W. Bush to the presidency in 2000 -- is in for some very rude awakenings. Again, it's time to realize this situation for the deadly fraud that it is and it's time to do something about it.

More research and independent testing is needed before unleashing millions of vials of questionable flu vaccines on world populations. More information on vaccination myths and truths, as well as more on the suspicious origin of the Governmentally fabricated 'Swine Flu Pandemic' can be found in this article from The Centre for Research on Globalization.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 21, 2009, 01:21:12 AM
good article.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: bigron August 21, 2009, 07:09:05 AM
 
Fear, Intimidation & Media Disinformation: U.K Government is Planning Mass Graves in Case of H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic

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By Michel Chossudovsky
 
Global Research, August 19, 2009
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14845


An official UK government report --quoted extensively in Britain's tabloid media-- is warning the British public that there will be countless deaths in the case of a swine flu pandemic. According to the WHO, a Worlwide public health emergency situation will take place in the Fall.

A high death toll is predicted without corroborating evidence.

The official report confirms government plans to set up mass graves for the victims of the swine flu pandemic: 

"Plans for mass graves have been drawn up to cope with a second wave of swine flu this Autumn. The chilling proposals are spelled out in a Home Office document discussed at a meeting of Whitehall officials and council leaders last month.

It warns emergency plans may be needed in areas where there are not enough graves to cope.

The 59-page document talks about using "a grave that is for a number of unrelated persons, excavated mechanically in advance and designed for efficient preparation and use". (The Sun, Augsut 19, 2009)

The mass graves, according to the report, "are being planned to deal with the rising death toll from swine flu if the pandemic escalates":

"The grim revelation will see the mass burial sites dug in advance to cope with any potential crisis.

The Government is planning to create a series of communal graves to cope with the second outbreak expected in the autumn and through the winter.

A Home Office document published earlier this year sets out plans for how local councils should deal with a high death toll – estimates of the number of deaths range from 55,000 to as high as 750,000 from the H1N1 killer virus – including setting up temporary mortuaries.

So far, 44 people in England have been confirmed as dying after contracting swine flu and another five have died in Scotland. The document says that while most cemeteries have sufficient burial capacity for a number of years, this could be put to the test at the peak of a pandemic. (Daily Express, August 19, 2009)
 

The chilling proposals contained in the government report serve to intimidate the British public and create an atmosphere of panic. A public health crisis is being planned in a diabolical fashion. .

The report suggests unequivocally that there will be countless deaths resulting from the level 6 WHO pandemic, which require the development of mass graves: 

Within weeks of a full-blown pandemic emerging, the number of burials could more than double. Inner city areas “may experience a shortage of grave space”, the report stated.

Freight containers and “inflatable” storage units may be needed to provide extra mortuary space. But it stated that “refrigerated vehicles and trailers should not be used”.

Other contingency plans being suggested were the need for cemeteries and crematoriums to work seven days a week and to hire extra staff to cope with demand.

There may also be a need for more “basic and shorter services at the chapel” or for “memorial services” to be held at a person’s home instead.

Retired doctors could be called back to work to issue death certificates so GPs can focus on patients, while NHS Blood and Transplant has appealed to the public to give blood to ensure banks were well stocked.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: “This is prudent, precautionary planning that has been taking place over a number of years, with the health service, other essential services and local authorities. It is important to stress that these are possible scenarios, not certainties, so that our stakeholders can plan for the worst and be prepared to deal with the outbreak effectively.” (Ibid)

These assertions are totally fabricated. There is absolutely no scientific evidence to support these claims.

Realities are turned upside down. The British government is deliberately misleading the British public. 

With some exceptions, the British media bears a heavy burden of responsibility in failing to analyse these "authoritative" statements emanating from Her Majesty's Government. 

The WHO has not provided the evidence, nor has the British  government.

There is ample evidence, documented in numerous reports, that the WHO's level 6 pandemic alert is based on fabricated evidence and a manipulation of the figures on mortality and morbidity resulting from the N1H1 swine flu.

The data initially used to justify the WHO's Worldwide level 5 alert in April 2009 was extremely scanty.

 The WHO asserted without evidence that a "global outbreak of the disease is imminent". It distorted Mexico's mortality data pertaining to the swine flu pandemic. According to the WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan in her official April 29 statement: "So far, 176 people have been killed in Mexico". From what? Where does she get these numbers? 159 died from influenza out of which only seven deaths, corroborated by lab analysis, resulted from the H1N1 swine flu strain, according to the Mexican Ministry of Health.

The swine flu has the same symptoms as seasonal influenza: fever, cough and sore throat. What is happening is that the widespread incidence of the common flu is being used to generate the data pertaining to the H1N1 swine flu.

And all of sudden, the British authorities are predicting widespread mortality resulting from an influenza related ailment. What is the evidence. Big Pharma is behind the official reports and the media disinformation campaign.

Similarly, in the US the intervention of the military (as well as martial law provisions) are being envisaged in the case of a public health emergency.

Is this emergency being planned ahead of time. Are these various national emergencies (Britain, France UK) being coordinated through inter-governmental consultations, which serves to trigger a Worldwide public health emergency, based on fabricated evidence?

Deadly Vaccines

On the other hand, amply documented and denied by Western governments, the proposed vaccines could result in more deaths than those caused by the H1N1 influenza, as confirmed by Britain's Health Protection Agency:

 A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.

GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

* More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.

* 500 cases of GBS were detected.

* The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.

* The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.

* The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected. (Mail on Sunday, August 16, 2009)
 

The British government has announced that more than 13 million people will be innoculated. The proposed vaccines for the H1N1 swine flu have not, as yet, been tested.
 
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: jflack August 21, 2009, 08:33:19 AM
URGENT - H1N1 Vaccine Patent Filed (2007) Long Before the Swine Flue Virus Was Spread!

by Walter Burien
08/20/09
Pay special attention to the strains of the H1N1 noted in the 2007 filing. Coming to your hometown soon!

The following is my reply to John Perna per a US Patent Application filed, with one aspect of the patent being for the Swine Flue virus vaccine (H1N1). The patent application was filed long before the Mexican Swine Flu supposedly came forward as a new strain of virus coming out of a "Pig Farm" in Mexico.

In John's post copied in part below my reply, he thought the patent application for the H1N1 vaccine was from 2008 shortly before the swine flue broke out in Mexico. 

I am familiar with patents, so I took a look at the US Patent and Trademark site to verify what he was bringing forward was correct and found he was in error. The original application was actually filed in 2007. Long before the virus was staged as an outbreak of "a new viral strain" in Mexico.

As far as I am concerned, this now verified information puts the last nail in the coffin for the immediate suspension of all forms of "civil" government in this country for reorganization under limited purview and then reinstatement. And I hope, no I pray that when done in end result they axe 85% or more of the attorneys from the system. That is 90% of the solution right there.
Sent FYI from,

Walter Burien - CAFR1.com

PS: Make the investment wealth of government directly benefit the people and taxation be gone! TRF now!
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Any local government can be restructured to meet their annual budget needs "Without" taxes. TRF (Tax Retirement Funds) paying for every City, County, State’s annual budgetary needs!
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COMMUNICATION TO JOHN PERNA:

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John:

Please send this to all of your contacts and media groups.

You are off on the filing date. It is not 08/28/2008 it is 08/28/2007 one year earlier! A Much Bigger smoking gun then you thought... 

The 2008 date was when the Patent Application was put into final acceptance for examination. The filing date (when received in the PTO mail room) was exactly one year earlier. I put the links below from the US Patent and Trademark Office to verify this. You can also download any of the sections or copy from those pages and I strongly recommend that you do so. (the patent could be by amendment classified as secrete and pulled)

Here is the US Patent office link to see that patent - http://aPrison Planet Forumt.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=3&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=Kistner.IN.&OS=IN/Kistner&RS=IN/Kistner

And yes the the Swine Flu virus H1N1 is listed "with many others" as copied from the Patent Application here at: [0056]  "A vaccine can be used e.g. for an injection as a prophylactic means against a virus associated disease. In particular preferred embodiments the composition or vaccine comprises more than one antigen, e.g. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8, in particular of different virus strains, subtypes or types such as influenza A and influenza B, in particular selected from of one or more of the human H1N1, H2N2, H3N2, H5N1, H7N7, H1N2, H9N2, H7N2, H7N3, H10N7 subtypes, of the pig flu H1N1, H1N2, H3N1 and H3N2 subtypes, of the dog or horse flu H7N7, H3N8 subtypes or of the avian H5N1, H7N2, H1N7, H7N3, H13N6, H5N9, H11N6, H3N8, H9N2, H5N2, H4N8, H10N7, H2N2, H8N4, H14N5, H6N5, H12N5 subtypes. "

My additional concern is all the others virus vaccines listed but not yet promoted yet, get my point? !!

You may want to get this into a few specialists hands for comment immediately.

The following link is the most important. It shows that the original application was filed in 08/28/2007.

Start off from here http://portal.uspto.gov/external/portal/pair and when you get to the search page make sure "application number" is checked off and in the search field put in the application number of: 60/966,724

When it opens the page click on the tab "Image File Wrapper" then select "Specifications" and go to page "13" of the specifications. Here you will see the virus references to the viruses as noted above and it did so on "08/28/07"  long before the virus was promoted as a "New and Deadly Strain" morphed out of a pig farm in Mexico.

So, upon my personal reflection of the matter: They can take that vaccine and shove it up their A** and what can't fit they can do the same to the US Propaganda ministry and their talking head wh***s in the syndicated news media that have promoted the swine flu frenzy.

Walter Burien - CAFR1.com

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IN REPLY TO THE FOLLOWING:
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From:  "John Perna"
 
Subject:  H1N1 Vaccine Patent Filed Before the Virus Was Spread!
Date:  Thu, August 20, 2009 6:30 am

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H1N1 Vaccine Patent Filed Before the Virus Was Spread!
http://targetfreedom.typepad.com/targetfreedom/2009/08/refuse-and-resist-mandatory-flu-vaccines.html
 
HERE IS THE "SMOKING GUN" ON THE PHONY FLU SCARE:
Kistner Pharm filed the patent of H1N1 vaccine on 28 AUG 2008 before the virus was spread!

This is the US Patent office document:
Go to Page 7 #0056 and see for yourself!
http://www.theoneclickgroup.co.uk/documents/vaccines/Baxter%20Vaccine%20Patent%20Application.pdf
How could the vaccine come before the virus?
Don’t believe me, look it up for yourself!
Repost and email everywhere!

Patent Evidence That The ‘Swine Flu’ Pandemic Is Man-Made
http://nbgazette.com/index.php?entry=entry090802-133304
 
QUESTION:
 
What is the difference between a needle shot in your arm and a bullet shot through your brain?
 
ANSWER:
 
With a bullet shot through your brain, your death will be quick and painless.
 
With a needle shot in your arm, your death will be slow, painful, and very profitable for drug and health care companies of which the predominate collective stock holders in those companies who will profit the most is your own government as your tax revenue is funneled into them to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars. More people have died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
 
Refuse and Resist Mandatory Flu Vaccines
http://targetfreedom.typepad.com/targetfreedom/2009/08/refuse-and-resist-mandatory-flu-vaccines.html
 
Polio vaccine was contaminated with cancer causing SV40 monkey virus
 
Cancer-causing monkey SV40 virus contaminated POLIO vaccine
http://www.vaccinetruth.org/page_13.htm
Eventually, sixty different labs confirmed the results.

[SNIP]
 
http://cafr1.com/H1N1.html
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: bigron August 21, 2009, 11:42:03 AM
The vaccines are far more deadly than the swine flu


By Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins
 
Global Research, August 21, 2009
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14869
Institute of Science in Society - 2009-07-27

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The vaccines are far more deadly than the swine flu. Mass vaccinations is a recipe for disaster Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins

This report has been submitted to Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer of the UK, and to the US Food and Drugs Administration

A swine flu outbreak occurred in Mexico and the United States in April 2009 and spread rapidly around the world by human-to human transmission. The new type A H1N1 influenza virus is unlike any that had been previously isolated [1, 2], judging from the first data released in May.

It is a messy combination of sequences from bird, human and swine flu virus lineages from North America and Eurasia. A senior virologist based in Canberra, Australia, told the press he thought that the virus could have been created in a laboratory and released by accident [3]. Some analysts even suggest, without corroborating evidence, that it was made intentionally as a bioweapon [4], while others blame the intensive livestock industry and extensive trafficking of love animals over long distances, which provide plenty of opportunity for generating exotic recombinants [5].

But what worries the public most is the mass vaccination programmes governments are putting in place to combat the emerging pandemic, which could well be worse than the pandemic itself.

Watchdog opposes fast-track vaccine for school children

The US government is intending to vaccinate all children in September when school re-opens, and the country’s vaccine watchdog National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) has called on the Obama Administration and all state Governors to provide evidence that the move is [6] “necessary and safe”, demanding “strong mechanisms for vaccine safety screening, recording, monitoring, reporting and vaccine injury compensation.”

The US Departments of Health and Homeland Security had declared a national public health emergency in April soon after the swine flu outbreak. As a result, some schools were closed, people quarantined, and drug companies were given contracts worth $7billon to make vaccines that are being fast tracked by the Food and Drugs Administration [7]. That means they will only be tested for a few weeks on several hundred children and adult volunteers before being given to all school children this fall.

Furthermore, under federal legislation passed by Congress since 2001, an Emergency Use Authorization allows drug companies, health officials and anyone administering experimental vaccines to Americans during a declared public health emergency to be protected from liability if people get injured. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has granted vaccine makers total legal immunity from any lawsuits that may result from any new swine flu vaccine. And some states may make the vaccination mandatory by law.

The NVIC is asking whether the states are prepared to obey vaccine safety provisions in the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, which include: 1. Giving parents written information about vaccine benefits and risks before children are vaccinated; 2. Keeping a record of which vaccines the children get, including the manufacturer’s name and lot number; 3. Recording which vaccines were given in the child’s medical record; and 4. Recording serious health problems that develop after vaccination in the child’s medical record and immediately making a report to the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.

NVIC also wants to know if the states are prepared to provide financial compensation to children injured by the swine flu vaccines, whether parents will be given “complete, truthful information about swine flu vaccine risks”, and have the right to say “no” to vaccination.

Co-founder and president of NVIC Barbara Loe Fisher said [6]: “Parents and legislators should be asking themselves right now: Why are children the first to get experimental swine flu vaccines? Are schools equipped to get signed informed consent from parents before vaccination, keep accurate vaccination records and screen out children biologically at high risk for suffering vaccine reactions? Will people giving these vaccines know how to monitor children afterwards and immediately record, report and treat serious health problems that develop? And will states have the financial resources to compensate children who are injured?”

WHO and mass vaccination fever

The mass vaccination order has come from the World Health Organization (WHO) [8]. In early July 2009, a group of vaccination experts concluded that the pandemic is unstoppable, and Marie-Paul Kieny, WHO director on vaccine research said all nations will need access to vaccines, and that a vaccine should be available as early as September.

Critics point out that the ‘vaccination experts’ are dominated by the vaccine makers standing to gain from the enormously lucrative vaccine and antiviral contracts awarded by governments. But the decisive argument against mass vaccinations is that flu shots simply don’t work and are dangerous [9].

Flu shots ineffective and increase risks of asthma

There are widely acknowledged reasons why flu vaccines won’t work, as already pointed out with regard to the much touted vaccines against the ‘pandemic bird flu’ that has yet to materialize [10] (How to Stop Bird Flu Instead, SiS 35). The flu virus changes quickly - even without the help of genetic engineering in the laboratory, and especially with the help of the intensive livestock industry - whereas the vaccines target specific strains. Furthermore, flu vaccination does not give permanent protection, and must be repeated annually; the vaccines are difficult to mass-produce, and some strains won’t grow at all under laboratory conditions.

Numerous studies have documented that flu shots give little or no protection against infection and illness, and there is no reason to believe that swine flu vaccines will be different.

A review of 51 separate studies involving more than 294 000 children found that in children aged from two years, nasal spray vaccines made from weakened influenza viruses and injected vaccines made from the killed virus prevented 82 and 59 percent of illnesses. The prevention of 'flu-like illness' caused by other types of viruses was only 33 and 36 percent respectively. In children under the age of two, the efficacy of inactivated vaccine was similar to placebo. It was not possible to analyse the safety of vaccines from the studies due to the lack of information, and lack of standardization on the little information available [11]. A report published in 2008 found flu vaccines in young children made no difference in the number of flu-related doctor and hospital visits [12].

On the other hand, a study of 800 children with asthma found that those receiving a flu vaccine had a significantly increased risk of asthma-related doctor and emergency room visits [13]; the odds ratios were 3.4 and 1.9 respectively. This was confirmed in a report published in 2009, which showed children with asthma who received FluMist had a 3-fold increased risk of hospitalization [14]

Flu vaccines are equally useless for adults, including the elderly, giving little or no protection against infection or illnesses including pneumonia (see [9]).

Toxic adjuvants in flu vaccines

Vaccines themselves can be dangerous, especially live, attenuated viral vaccines or the new recombinant nucleic acid vaccines [10], they have the potential to generate virulent viruses by recombination and the recombinant nucleic acids could cause autoimmune diseases.

A further major source of toxicity in the case of the flu vaccines are the adjuvants, substances added in order to boost the immunogenicity of the vaccines. There is a large literature on the toxicities of adjuvants. Most flu vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury in the form of thimerosal, a deadly preservative 50 times more toxic than mercury itself [9]. At high enough doses, it can cause long-term immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioural dysfunctions. Also associated with mercury poisoning are autism, attention deficit disorder, multiple sclerosis, and speech and language deficiencies. The Institute of Medicine has warned that infants, children, and pregnant women should not be injected with thimerosal, yet the majority of flu shots contain 25 micrograms of it.

Another common adjuvant is alum or aluminium hydroxide, which can cause vaccine allergy, anaphylaxis, and macrophage myofascitis, a chronic inflammation syndrome, In cats, alum also gives rise to fibrosarcomas at the site of injection [15]. Numerous new adjuvants are no better, and could be worse. According to a recent review in a science and business pharmaceutical publication [15], most newer adjuvants including MF59, ISCOMS, QS21, AS02, and AS04 have “substantially higher local reactogenicity and systemic toxicity than alum.”

Current status of swine flu vaccines

Five different companies have been contracted to produce vaccines worldwide: Baxter International, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Sanofi-Aventis and AstroZeneca [16]. Already stretched beyond capacity, there is every intention to make smaller vaccine doses go further with a range of new adjuvants [17], with the blessing of the WHO (see later).

Flu vaccines are traditionally produced from non-virulent (attenuated or weakened) influenza viruses (see Box for a description of the viruses). To be effective, the genes of the non- virulent virus used must match those of the viral strain spreading in the population. Activation of the immune system by exposure to the non pathogenic form of the circulating pathogenic strain leads to the production of antibodies that will confer protection against the pathogenic strain. Producing the non-virulent virus involves first identifying and then recreating the subtypes of two of the virus’s surface proteins, haemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N), which determine the strain’s virulence and ability to spread, and are also the target proteins for vaccine production.

Influenza viruses

There are 3 types of influenza viruses, A, B and C. The influenza A type virus is the main one that cause diseases in birds and mammals. Its genome consists of 8 segments of RNA coding for 11 proteins, and the viruses are further classified by subtype on the basis of the two main surface glycoproteins (proteins with complex carbohydrate side chains): haemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N) [18]. The segmented genome enables the virus to’ reassort’ (shuffle) segments as well as recombine within segments, thereby greatly increasing the rate of evolution and generation of new strains. Reassortment is also widely exploited in the laboratory in the process of creating vaccine strains. To-date, 16 H and 9 N subtypes have been detected in numerous combinations circulating in wild birds [19].

Seed viruses are first made to provide the starting material for large scale production of live non-virulent flu viruses. The seed viruses are approved by the WHO or the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The usual method of seed virus production is reassortment (see Box). Fertilized chicken eggs are injected with both a standard non-pathogenic influenza strain known to grow well in eggs and the strain that carries the genes expressing the desired vaccine H and N protein subtypes. The two viruses multiply, and their eight genome segments reassort with 256 possible combinations. The resulting recombinant viruses are then screened for the desired virus with the six genome segments that allow the standard strain to grow so well in eggs and the H and N genes from the circulating strain. The seed virus is then injected into millions of eggs for mass production of vaccine. This conventional method of seed stock production takes about one to two months to complete [20].

Cell culture systems may eventually replace chicken eggs. Baxter International applied for a patent on a process using cell culture to produce quantities of infecting virus, which are harvested, inactivated with formaldehyde and ultraviolet light, and then detergent [21]. Baxter has produced H5N1 whole virus vaccines in a Vero cell line derived from the kidney of an African green monkey, and conducted phase 1 and 2 clinical trials with and without aluminium hydroxide as adjuvant [22, 23]. The main finding was that the toxic adjuvant did not increase neutralising antibodies against the vaccine strain. Baxter has agreed to ship H1N1 vaccine by the end of July or early August 2009 but details of the production of that vaccine have not yet been released to the public [16].

In December, a Baxter facility in Austria sent a human flu vaccine contaminated with the deadly H5N1 live avian flu virus to 18 countries, including the Czech Republic, where testing showed it killed the ferrets inoculated [24]. Czech newspapers questioned whether Baxter was involved in a deliberate attempt to start a pandemic.

Norvatis, another big pharma, announced on 13 June that it, too, has produced a swine flu vaccine using cell-based technology and the proprietary adjuvant MF59®. The MF59® adjuvant is oil based and contains Tween80, Span85, and squalene [25]. In studies of oil-based adjuvants in rats, the animals were rendered crippled and paralyzed. Squalene brought on severe arthritis symptoms in rats, and studies in humans given from 10 to 20 ppb (parts per billion) of squalene showed severe immune system impact and development of autoimmune disorders [26].

Novartis was in the news in 2008 for a clinical trial of a H5N1 vaccine in Poland. The trial was administered by local nurses and doctors who gave the vaccine to 350 homeless people, leaving 21 died; and were prosecuted by the Polish police [27, 28]. Novartis claimed the deaths were unrelated to the H5N1 vaccine [29], which had been “tested on 3500 other people without any deaths.”

GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine will be made up of antigens of the recently isolated influenza strain, and also contains its own proprietary adjuvant system AS03 that has been approved in the EU along with its H5N1 bird flu vaccine in 2008. According to the European Public Assessment Report [30], AS03 adjuvant is composed of squalene (10.68 milligrams), DL-α-tocopherol (11.86 milligrams) and polysorbate 80 (4.85 milligrams). The H5N1 vaccine also contains 5 micrograms thiomersal, as well as Polysorbate 80, Octoxynol 10, and various inorganic salts. The company is aggressively promoting various adjuvant systems as its ‘adjuvant advantage’ that reduces the dose of vaccines [31].

A recent WHO survey of primary vaccine producers concluded that the potential output of 4.9 Billion doses of H1N1 vaccine per year is a best-case scenario, assuming among other factors that the most dose-sparing formulation (that will include toxic adjuvants) be selected by each manufacturer and that production will take place at full capacity. WHO Director-General, Dr .Margaret Chan, and the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, met with senior officials of vaccine manufacturers on 19 May and asked them to reserve part of their production capacity for poor countries that would otherwise have no or little access to vaccine in the case of a pandemic [32].

The last mass-vaccination in the US was a disaster. In 1976, cases of swine flu were found in soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and one of them died, most likely of physical overexertion rather than from the infection [7]. This led to the launch of a mass vaccination of 40 million against a pandemic that never materialized. Thousands filed claims for injury. At least 25 died and 500 developed paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome [33, 34].

Swine flu syndromes mostly mild

As of 22 July 2009, the CDC listed a total of 40 617 cases in the US, with 319 fatalities, giving a fatalites/case ratio of 0.8 percent [35]; though the real death rate – among all cases of infection including the mild ones that go unreported – is probably much lower. Experts estimate that only 1 out of 20 cases are reported [36].

The UK is the worst affected European country, and the pandemic is in the headlines everyday in July. A new telephone helpline was set up on 23 July to let people get advice and tamiflu without seeing a doctor. In that week, there has been a record rise in cases to 100 000 and a total of 30 deaths so far [37], giving a fatalities/case ratio of 0.03 percent, a more accurate reflection of the actual death rate.

UK’s chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson has ordered the NHS to plan for as many as 65 000 deaths, with 350 a day at the peak [38]. There has been no plan as yet for mass vaccination; but the UK government has advance orders for 195 million doses of vaccine with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

The vaccine that GSK is developing will be tested on a limited number of people as the UK drug company reportedly [39] “weighs the pandemic danger against the risks of an unsafe shot.” This was criticized as “risky” by Prof. Hugh Pennington, a retired microbiologist at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. “By limiting clinical trials, Glaxo raises the danger that the vaccine dose isn’t properly calibrated, and could lead to shots that don’t protect people from the virus or at worse are unsafe,” Pennington said.

Pennington added that the shot’s ability to trigger the body’s defences is crucial and requires tests to determine the best dose and whether an adjuvant is needed to bolster the immunity. (As we know, GSK is definitely promoting its new range of toxic adjuvants.) He also referred to the Fort Dix incident in 1976 (see earlier).

France has ordered vaccines from Sanofi, GSK and Novartis, but sees no reason to ask vaccine makers to shorten or skip clinical trials [16]. Sanofi-Aventis, the French drug maker developing its own swine flu vaccine will begin testing the product in early August, and estimates it will need as much as two and a half months of tests before having a shot that’s “both safe and protective”, according to Albert Garcia, speaking for the company’s vaccine unit, “the vaccine will be ready in November or December, he said.

Baxter, however, will produce a vaccine by early August for clinical tests.

Glaxo also said it is developing a face mask coated with antivirals to prevent infection and boosting production of its Relenza drug for patients already suffering from swine flu.

There are obviously safer and more effective ways to combat the pandemic than mass vaccinations: washing hands often, sneezing into a tissue that can be safely disposed of, avoiding unnecessary gatherings, and delay opening schools – all advised by governments - and we would add, eating healthily, exercise, and getting enough vitamin D to boost your natural immunity [10].

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: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Doctor No NWO August 21, 2009, 01:10:45 PM
As you all know Australia is about to get these toxic Vaccines very soon & one of the people responsible
for it is Nicola Roxon MP
http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/member.asp?id=83K

I just sent off a bunch of information to her to see what the response will be,
it would be great if some of you on Prison Planet Forum could do the same & back it up with the truth & facts with proof about the Swine flu vaccine just like you do here.

I added that she will be held accountable for the deaths of many Australians  ;)

: Doctors warn: swine flu vaccine poses too many risks... "It's a killer!"
: Irobot August 21, 2009, 03:38:32 PM

Doctors warn: swine flu vaccine poses too many risks


http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2008/s2662248.htm
mp3 on link

MARK COLVIN: The country's top infectious diseases body has written to the Government to warn that the swine flu vaccine is being distributed too hastily, with too many risks for the public.

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases says the vaccine will come in multi-dose vials.

It says these have been shown to transmit infection, spread HIV and hepatitis and even cause death.

The Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says the Government expects to receive two million doses by the end of next week, and a widespread immunisation program could start by mid-September.

But the infectious diseases doctors say the swine flu threat has now passed, and there's no need for urgent mass vaccination.

Dina Rosendorff reports

DINA ROSENDORFF: It's unusual to hear a doctor speak out like this:

TOM GOTTLIEB: To rush to a massive vaccination using multi-dose vials that have been associated with problems in the past, seems too hasty and perhaps not measured enough for our society.

DINA ROSENDORFF: Dr Tom Gottlieb is the President of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, which represents about 400 clinicians nationally.

The doctors are worried about the method that will be used to deliver the swine flu vaccine, when the national immunisation program starts in the next few weeks.

The plan is to use multi-dose vials of the vaccine. That means a health worker will use needles to take more than one dose out of each vial.

TOM GOTTLIEB: There have been episodes of bacterial contamination of vaccines, where there has been perhaps a bacterial organism growing in the vaccine, and when the patient's been injected they may have become infected with a bacteria.

Now that's largely been addressed with preservatives that are used in vaccines, but nonetheless, there are potentials for viruses from one patient to be transmitted if vaccination is not done correctly. And in most circumstances it would be done correctly, but when things are rolled out hastily and multi-dose vials are used that potential exists and there are certainly examples of spread of infection between patients with HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and so on and that's our concern.

DINA ROSENDORFF: The group of infectious diseases doctors is so concerned that they've written to Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Jim Bishop, urging him to reconsider the vaccination strategy.

In the letter, the doctors point out that many international agencies including The World Health Organisation prefer the use of single-dose vials.

But the drug company making the vaccine says it would take too long to make enough single-dose vials.

Dr Rachel David is a spokeswoman for CSL.

RACHEL DAVID: It would delay the role out of the vaccine by a long time. The other reason is that with pre-filled syringes you need to order a lot of syringes to roll out the vaccine for 21 million doses as the Government has ordered. So I think on balance the decision to use multi-dose vials is completely justified.

DINA ROSENDORFF: Is it a cost saving measure?

RACHEL DAVID: Look, although it will work out being cheaper to use multi-dose vials, it's not being done this way to save money. It's been done this way to vaccinate a large number of people quickly, which is our best chance of stopping the flu epidemic.

DINA ROSENDORFF: But Dr Gottlieb says there's no real need to rush.

He says there have been fewer deaths linked to swine flu than initially feared, and the epidemic has now subsided.

TOM GOTTLIEB: Our society, all the members are strong advocates of vaccinations, so in no ways do we want to undermine vaccination as a very effective strategy. But in this particular influenza season, we have to determine which are the risk groups that need vaccination, and the probable urgency is no longer there as it was perhaps a few months ago. And we would caution for a more measured approach and for single dose vaccines to be used preferably to multi-dose vials.

DINA ROSENDORFF: But that argument has done nothing to change the mind of Australia's Chief Medical Officer.

Professor Jim Bishop is yet to sign off on the swine flu vaccine rollout, but he's indicated that when he does, multi-dose vials will be used.

In a statement, he's told PM that health workers will be trained to maximise infection control and minimise wastage.

The Federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, says the Government is likely to take delivery of two million doses by the end of next week.

NICOLA ROXON: It's anticipated that by the middle or end of September we would be starting to vaccinate the priority groups and those priority groups are of course the most vulnerable that we would hope to be able to reach as quickly as possible. And we are certainly doing everything we can to make sure that the vaccine is available and that implementation plans are ready to go as soon as we do get that tick off.

DINA ROSENDORFF: The first jabs will go to pregnant women, health workers and people with underlying medical conditions.

MARK COLVIN: Dina Rosendorff.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 21, 2009, 09:10:55 PM
See, ABCNews? It feels good to tell the truth, doesn't it?

Ok, now Fox News, then CNN, then MSNBC.... (save the toughest for last)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Cryptvill August 22, 2009, 02:55:23 PM
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Headlines.aspx?sport=NFL&hl=148663

Dolphins players test positive for swine flu   
      
      At least two Dolphins players have reportedly tested positive for swine flu and will not attend Saturday night's game against the Panthers.
Names have been withheld while the team's medical staff works to quarantine the infected players and make sure that other players maintain proper hygiene to prevent an outbreak. The World Health Organization expects cases to double every three-to-four days until cold weather returns in the Northern Hemisphere. Aug. 22 - 2:00 pm et
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Kilgore Trout August 22, 2009, 04:24:27 PM
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Headlines.aspx?sport=NFL&hl=148663

Dolphins players test positive for swine flu   
      
      At least two Dolphins players have reportedly tested positive for swine flu and will not attend Saturday night's game against the Panthers.
Names have been withheld while the team's medical staff works to quarantine the infected players and make sure that other players maintain proper hygiene to prevent an outbreak. The World Health Organization expects cases to double every three-to-four days until cold weather returns in the Northern Hemisphere. Aug. 22 - 2:00 pm et

it's just as well,  the hero worship of sports and the stars of those sports is out of balance and a huge opiate for the masses.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Amerokah August 22, 2009, 05:13:59 PM
(see this link for additional sources)
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/22/Half-of-Kids-Given-Flu-Drug-Have-Side-Effects.aspx


Half of Kids Given Flu Drug Have Side Effects

More than half of children taking the swine flu drug Tamiflu experience side effects such as nausea and nightmares.

Studies of 103 children showed that 51 to 53 percent had one or more side effects from the medication.

The most common side effect was nausea (29 percent), followed by stomach pain or cramps (20 percent) and problems sleeping (12 percent). Almost one in five had a “neuropsychiatric side effect,” such as inability to think clearly, nightmares and “behaving strangely.”

Sources:

The Times Online July 31, 2009
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/Swine_flu/article6734056.ece


Eurosurveillance July 30, 2009 Volume 14, Issue 30
http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19287


Dr. Mercola's Comments: 


The UK has set up a hotline and Web site that allows people with flu symptoms to be prescribed Tamiflu without having to see a doctor. It’s estimated that about 150,000 people have received the drug through the hotline/Web site so far.

Now the British Medical Association’s lead expert on swine flu, Peter Holden, has said Tamiflu is being overused and does not need to be given to everyone with mild symptoms. In fact, he pointed out that in people who are not in high-risk groups, the swine flu virus “typically causes mild symptoms and does not require a course of Tamiflu.”

Before you take a medication, or give one to your child, it’s always wise to examine the benefits versus the risks. In the case of swine flu, most often the symptoms are mild and resolve on their own. Taking Tamiflu, on the other hand, caused side effects ranging from nausea to neuropsychiatric side effects, such as inability to think clearly, in over half the children who took the drug.

Tamiflu is NOT a Safe Drug … And it’s Not Very Effective Either

You may be able to justify taking a flu drug like Tamiflu if you’re only risking a bit of stomach upset and it truly worked to get rid of the flu -- but that’s often not the case with Tamiflu.

The drug is part of a group of anti-influenza drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors, which work by blocking a viral enzyme that helps the influenza virus to invade cells in your respiratory tract.

Serious side effects include convulsions, delirium or delusions, and 14 deaths in children and teens have been reported as a result of neuropsychiatric problems and brain infections. Japan actually banned Tamiflu for children in 2007 because of the steep risks.

It was also around this time that the U.S. FDA began reviewing reports of abnormal behavior and other brain effects in more than 1,800 children who had taken Tamiflu.

Further, the drug commonly causes a myriad of side effects that, ironically, resemble the flu symptoms the drug claims to treat, including:

Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Headache
Dizziness
Fatigue
Cough
For risking all of these side effects, what do you get in return? Well, when Tamiflu is used as directed (twice daily for five days) it can only reduce the duration of your flu symptoms by 1 to 1.5 days, according to official data!

So to summarize this more clearly, if you take Tamiflu you’re taking a drug that has a chance of killing you, was banned in Japan, is loaded with side effects that mimic the flu itself, costs over $100 and at best can only provide 36 hours of symptom relief.

While this scenario is not likely to offer much of a benefit to you, it does offer major benefits to Tamiflu’s manufacturers. The Financial Times reports that governments around the world have previously stockpiled 220 million doses of the drug in preparation for a pandemic that has yet to appear -- at a cost of $7 billion.

What Can You do to Avoid the Flu … And Tamiflu?

I strongly believe taking Tamiflu to protect yourself against swine flu or any flu could be a serious mistake. In addition to the dangerous side effects I mentioned above, there is also growing evidence of resistance against the drug … which is just one more reason not to bother with it.

Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to boost your immune health and fight off flu viruses naturally. I’ve posted this list before, but it’s so important I’m adding it here again. Please familiarize yourself with these top flu prevention tips, and share them with your friends and family members as well.

These are the steps that will keep you strong and healthy …something a flu drug will rarely do:

Optimize your vitamin D levels. Optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D deficiency is likely the TRUE culprit behind the seasonality of the flu -- not the flu virus itself.
This is probably the single most important and least expensive action you can take. I would STRONGLY urge you to have your vitamin D level monitored to confirm your levels are therapeutic at 50-70 ng.ml and done by a reliable vitamin D lab like Lab Corp.

For those of you in the US we hope to launch a vitamin D testing service through Lab Corp that allows you to have your vitamin D levels checked at your local blood drawing facility, and relatively inexpensively, soon. It the meantime, you can also take part in the D*Action Project to have your levels tested as part of a five-year study for public health.

If you are coming down with flu-like symptoms and have not been on vitamin D you can take doses of 50,000 units a day for three days to treat the acute infection. Some researchers like Dr. Cannell, believe the dose could even be as high as 1,000 units per pound of body weight for three days.

However, most of Dr. Cannell's work was with seasonal and not pandemic flu. If your body has never been exposed to the antigens there is chance that the vitamin D might not work. The best bet is to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D around 60 ng/ml.

Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar decreases the function of your immune system almost immediately, and as you likely know, a strong immune system is key to fighting off viruses and other illness.
Get Enough Rest. Just like it becomes harder for you to get your daily tasks done if you're tired, if your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fight the flu. rest.
Use Effective Tools to Address Stress. We all face some stress every day, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fight off the flu and other illness.
If you feel that stress is taking a toll on your health, consider using a tool such as the Meridian Tapping Technique (MTT), which is remarkably effective in relieving stress associated with all kinds of events, from work to family to trauma.

Exercise. When you exercise, you increase your circulation and your blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of finding an illness before it spreads.
Take a high-quality source of animal-based omega-3 fats like Krill Oil. It is also vitally important to avoid damaged omega-6 oils that are in trans fats and processed foods as it will seriously damage your immune response.
Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. Be sure you don't use antibacterial soap for this -- antibacterial soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than good. Also be careful not to over-wash your hands, which can damage your skin and allow an entryway for pathogens.
Eat Garlic Regularly. Garlic works like a broad-spectrum antibiotic against bacteria, virus, and protozoa in the body. And unlike with antibiotics, no resistance can be built up so it is an absolutely safe product to use. However, if you are allergic or don't enjoy garlic it would be best to avoid as it will likely cause more harm than good.
Avoid Hospitals and Vaccines. In the case of swine flu, I recommend you stay away from hospitals unless you're having an emergency, as hospitals are prime breeding grounds for infections of all kinds, and could be one of the likeliest places you could be exposed to this new bug. Vaccines, when available, will likely be ineffective and may lead to crippling paralysis like Guillain-Barré Syndrome just as it did in the ‘70s. 







: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 23, 2009, 03:15:57 AM
Overuse of antivirals could make H1N1 pandemic even worse
Tamiflu and Relenza are key to fighting the flu virus. But medical authorities warn: Use only when needed, and use them correctly.
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-tamiflu24-2009aug24,0,7900158,print.story
By Shari Roan August 24, 2009


Indiscriminate use of antiviral medications to prevent and treat influenza could ease the way for drug-resistant strains of the novel H1N1 virus, or swine flu, to emerge, public health officials warn -- making the fight against a pandemic that much harder.

Already, a handful of cases of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 have been reported this summer, and there is no shortage of examples of misuse of the antiviral medications, experts say.

People often fail to complete a full course of the drug, according to a recent British report -- a scenario also likely to be occurring in the U.S. and one that encourages resistance. Stockpiling is rife, and some U.S. summer camps have given Tamiflu prophylactically to healthy kids and staff, and have even told campers to bring the drug to camp. Experts anticipate more problems in the fall as children return to school and normal flu season draws nearer.

"Influenza viruses mutate frequently and any viral resistance could be acquired easily," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center on Immunization and Respiratory Disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. "It won't surprise us if we see resistance emerge as a bigger problem in the fall or in the years ahead."

Prescribed in pill form, Tamiflu (oseltamivir) works by preventing the flu virus from leaving infected cells and spreading to new ones. Because a vaccine against pandemic H1N1 influenza will not be widely available for several months, Tamiflu and to a lesser extent Relenza (zanamivir), an antiviral that acts similarly, are key medical tools for fighting the pandemic in the meantime.

On Friday, however, the World Health Organization advised doctors that even those who are sickened with swine flu do not need to be given Tamiflu or Relenza if they are only mildly or moderately sick and are not in a high-risk group (such as children under 5, pregnant women and those with an underlying health condition).

Both drugs can help prevent illness in people exposed to the virus and reduce illness severity in people already sickened with it. On Aug. 14, after U.S. national soccer team forward Landon Donovan was diagnosed with H1N1 flu, players, coaches and support staff of the U.S. and Galaxy teams were advised to take Tamiflu as a preventive measure.

Tamiflu was chosen a few years ago for stockpiling by the federal government to deal with future pandemics.

Health authorities in the United States and elsewhere are keeping a sharp eye on prescriptions of the drug as they prepare for a surge of H1N1 cases in the fall. The U.S. government has issued detailed guidelines on prescribing antivirals. But health professionals may not follow the recommendations or may give in to patients who pester them for prescriptions that are ill-advised, said Dr. Robert Schechter, acting chief of the immunization branch of the California Department of Public Health.

"These medicines can be very helpful to those who could get very sick," Schechter said. "But excessive use will accelerate the development of resistance and lead to the lack of a medication for everybody."

Anxiety over indiscriminate use is growing, and taking the medications cavalierly is not without consequence. British health authorities reported Aug. 2 that cases of side effects from Tamiflu had doubled in the prior week, coinciding with the July 24 launch of a program in England to provide antivirals to anyone with H1N1 influenza who requests it over the phone or online.

In the first three days of the program, 150,000 packets of Tamiflu were dispensed and 293 cases of side effects were reported. Tamiflu can cause vomiting, diarrhea and mild neuropsychiatric effects.

Some U.S. health authorities have also expressed concern over misuse of the medications. Last month, the CDC urged directors of summer camps to stop handing out Tamiflu to healthy campers.

Americans are known to hoard antivirals: A 2006 study showed that heightened anxiety over a possible avian flu pandemic caused Tamiflu prescriptions to soar 300% in 2004 and 2005.

Just as with antibiotics, of central importance to antivirals' success is taking them properly, including completing the recommended course.

However, a study published in late July found poor adherence among children in London who took Tamiflu for prevention of pandemic H1N1 in the spring.

Less than half of the grade-school-age children and only 76% of the 13- and 14-year-old students completed a full course of medication.

More than half of the children reported side effects, such as nausea, stomach cramps and trouble sleeping. Almost one in five reported a neuropsychiatric side effect, such as poor concentration, confusion or bad dreams, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says neuropsychiatric side effects are rare.

Moreover, a study published this week found that Tamiflu and Relenza are unlikely to prevent complications, such as asthma flare-ups or ear infections, in children who have seasonal influenza. But they do increase the risk of vomiting.

The authors of the study, published in the British Medical Journal, said they don't know if their findings can be generalized to the pandemic flu strain.

Antiviral drugs can be underutilized as well as overused, Schechter said. Some Californians who have died from novel H1N1 influenza did not receive antivirals.

"I'm afraid the medications are not being used in some instances where they should," he said. "But there are also international reports of resistance developing. Both of those extremes are concerning."

A handful of resistant H1N1 cases have been reported worldwide among people who had taken Tamiflu preventively: three in Japan, and one each in Canada, Hong Kong and Denmark.

Those cases are not surprising nor of great concern to health authorities, said Dr. Tim Uyeki, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC. They are cropping up sporadically and don't seem to be spreading from person to person.

"The most important question for public health is not whether sporadic cases occur but whether there is ongoing transmission of oseltamivir-resistant strains," Uyeki said.

The most perplexing case of Tamiflu resistance arose in June when a San Francisco teen who had flown to Hong Kong was found by authorities there to be ill with pandemic H1N1 flu. The girl, who recovered, had never taken Tamiflu.

A state investigation of people who were in close contact with the girl, as well as tests of 251 H1N1 virus samples from sick patients in California, has not turned up evidence of a resistant strain circulating here, Schechter said.

But nothing, in theory, would stop such a strain from developing, then circulating. In recent years, several strains of regular, seasonal H1N1 influenza have developed resistance to antiviral medications.

And a study published in March on the spread of the H5N1 avian flu, which has been circulating worldwide in bird flocks in recent years and has killed 262 people, showed the virus rapidly developed resistance to a different class of antiviral drugs, adamantanes.

"With bird flu, we found some resistance started in China and spread throughout the world in a few years," said study author Daniel Janies, an evolutionary biologist at Ohio State University. "Overuse contributes to resistance. Basic natural selection predicts it. We can demonstrate why you should not use these drugs unless you have to."

Other antiviral drugs exist, but the pandemic H1N1 virus is resistant to the adamantane class. If it develops resistance to Tamiflu also, only Relenza would be left to treat the illness, barring the development of new antiviral medications.

Relenza, Schechter said, is indicated only for ages 5 and older. Used less commonly than Tamiflu, it is inhaled as a powder, and people who are seriously ill or have difficulties with breathing cannot take it.

"The more choices you have, the better for treatment," Schechter said. "To lose any one of those options would pose great challenges for treatment of those who are most vulnerable or likely to die."
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: EchelonMonitor August 23, 2009, 04:24:41 AM
Was this missing from the Daily Mail article posted at the top of this thread?

There are concerns that there could be a repeat of what became known as the ‘1976 debacle’ in the US, where a swine flu vaccine killed 25 people – more than the virus itself.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html#ixzz0OzXoL8dE

Can someone let Alex know that the 25 deaths were from the 1976 vaccine so he doesn't look like a fool claiming they're from the current H1N1 vaccine?

We're all searching constantly for any signs of death or illness from the current vaccine, and will raise the alarm when and if it happens, but let's keep our facts straight--we can't afford for Alex to lose credibility over something like this.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Irobot August 23, 2009, 02:42:33 PM
.

H1N1 October surprise prevention
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14884

A growing number of doctors, other health professionals and citizens are attempting to prevent the humanitarian disaster planned for this October when the new H1N1 vaccine is to be deployed in a grand scale, military, war on terror manoeuvre .

"Primum non nocere" ("First do no harm"), medical ethics standard attributed to Hippocrates that became obligatory for physicians prior to practicing medicine in the 4th century AD is still upheld by some doctors who oppose the worldwide October plan including what Global Research Director, Michel Chossudovsky warns is a military operation leading to global militarization control of individuals.


Infectious disease risk in swine flu jabs
http://www.theage.com.au/national/infectious-disease-risk-in-swine-flu-jabs-20090820-es2a.html

LEADING infectious disease experts have called on the Federal Government to abandon its mass swine-flu vaccination plan because of fears the vaccine is a contamination risk that could spread blood-borne diseases.


US has 20 Mil H1N1 doses to use even before trial tests
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/159460.php

Federal Advisory Committee Issues Guidelines For H1N1 Vaccine Campaign
"Robin Robinson of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told the meeting the government has contracted to buy around 200 million doses of vaccine and that 20 million have been delivered," Reuters reports. Anne Schuchat of the CDC "said it still was not clear when vaccination could begin," but added, "We want people to plan as though we will be able to go in mid-October" (Bigg, 7/29).



Swine Flu Campaign Waits on Vaccine

Only Third of Supply Is Expected for First Round of Vast Effort

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/22/AR2009082202337.html

To prepare, more than 2,800 local health departments have begun recruiting pediatricians, obstetricians, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and even dentists, along with a small army of volunteers from churches and other groups.

Another wild card will be whether the vaccine will be delivered with an "adjuvant" to boost its effectiveness or stretch limited supplies into more doses. Adjuvants have been used in Europe, but the Food and Drug Administration has not authorized their use in the United States.

"This is an overreaction," said Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center, which opposes many vaccine policies. "There is no national security threat here. Why are we operating like this? This is not polio. This is not smallpox."

Fears and misinformation about the vaccine are circulating, including inaccurate claims that it will be mandatory.

"I'm very concerned about the dangers of vaccines," said Janice Smith, 58, of Misawaka, Ind., who attended a public hearing Aug. 15, one of a series of meetings the CDC has sponsored to gauge public sentiment about the vaccine.

Authorities are adamant that vaccination will be voluntary, and they say there is no reason to think the vaccine will be any less safe than the usual flu vaccine. An adjuvant will be used only if necessary and proven safe, they say.

To address concerns of pregnant women and parents with young children, some vaccine is being produced without a mercury additive. And because the short-term studies can identify only common, immediate side effects, the CDC will step up monitoring for rarer, serious complications such as Guillain-Barré.

"We're putting into place systems that are as good as we can have to identify problems quickly if they do occur," CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden said.

On Friday, officials reported that no "red flags regarding safety" had emerged in the clinical trials. "We are continuing oversight on the quality and safety of the vaccine being produced, and the production process itself," said Jesse Goodman of the FDA. "That's going well so far, but our oversight is continuing."

In the meantime, local officials are drafting plans tailored to their communities. The shots in the arms and squirts up the nose will happen in schools, medical offices, hospitals, public health clinics, workplaces, drug stores and at mass vaccination events, possibly including drive-through clinics in parking lots where people would stick their arms out their car windows for a stab.

The CDC is formulating a $4.8 million multimedia campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated and help alleviate concerns and confusion, including radio and television public service announcements, print ads, and messages delivered via Twitter, RSS feeds and video podcasts on YouTube.


TRUST US

http://wsbradio.com/localnews/2009/08/no-red-flags-yet-in-swine-flu.html
(AP) No ``red flags'' have been reported so far in tests of the new swine flu vaccine, U.S. health officials said Friday.

Volunteers in the first of five studies of the vaccine got their first shots in the last two weeks, and so far no one has reported symptoms worse than a sore and swollen arm, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

``There are no red flags regarding safety,'' said Fauci, at a Friday news conference.

That encouraged health officials to go forward this week with experiments testing the vaccine in children ages 6 months to 17 years, Fauci added.


Kansas governor announces swine flu summit

Gov. Mark Parkinson and Kansas health and emergency management officials said Thursday they hold a swine flu summit Monday in Topeka. The invitation-only meeting will also be broadcast to six locations around the state.
http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1397322.html


No side effects so far in trial of swine flu shot
New York Times

There have been no serious side effects from the first set of injections of the new swine flu vaccine, federal health officials said Friday in predicting that nearly 200 million doses could be produced by year's end.

Clinical trials in adults began on Aug. 7, and those in children on Wednesday.

"There are no red flags regarding safety," said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is overseeing the trials.

Because the only side effects in adults were sore arms, which are typical of any flu shot, trials on children were able to begin, and those in pregnant women are expected to begin early next month, Fauci said in a telephone news conference with officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The vaccine will be tested in about 4,500 people. That is far too few to pick up subtle side effects, but the virus strain in the vaccine is close enough to one strain in seasonal shots so that side effects are expected to be similar.

The trials will help officials decide whether to recommend one dose or two. Even with seasonal flu shots, young children who have never had the flu sometimes need two doses to get a "take" — vaccinologist jargon for a protective immune response.

Unless the virus changes, health officials do not expect to recommend mixing in adjuvants. Adjuvants, usually oil-water emulsions or
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aluminum salts, boost the immune system but also often heighten unpleasant side effects.

Since it was first detected in April, the pandemic virus has not produced any nasty new surprises during its spread around the world, said Dr. Jay C. Butler, director of the H1N1 Vaccine Task Force at the CDC.



AFP News Briefs List
 
Swine flu looms over global economic recovery

Markets around the globe have started to celebrate the first signs of economic recovery, but experts have warned that a possible resurgent swine flu could still take a toll of productivity and financial systems.

First reported four months ago, the new A(H1N1) influenza virus spread by June into a global pandemic with some 1,800 deaths and now affects more than 170 countries, according to the World Health Organization.

Though the number of cases reported to WHO has topped 182,000, the United Nations health watchdog cautions the real number is higher because countries are no longer required to test and report individual cases.

Health officials are gearing up for a resurgence in cases as the northern hemisphere enters winter. So far swine flu infections generally have been relatively mild, with typical flu symptoms that last about a week.

However, the pandemic virus could mutate into a more deadly form. Officials are projecting a shortfall in vaccines being rushed to market in hopes of warding off a potential global health disaster.

Faced with the unpredictable nature of flu viruses, economists say it is difficult to assess the impact of swine flu on the delicate global economic recovery taking shape amid the worst world recession since World War II.

"As the severity of A(H1N1) is so far not severe, we would not expect the magnitude of the shock to the economy to be large relative to GDP (gross domestic product)," said Simonetta Nardin, a spokeswoman at the International Monetary Fund.

"The main threat to financial stability is the risk that high levels of absenteeism could lead to breakdowns in the functioning of key financial systems," she told AFP.

School closures would exacerbate absenteeism, further reducing workplace productivity.

Nardin said that the effects of swine flu on global financial stability and the world economy would be covered in future updates of the IMF's Global Financial Stability Report and World Economic Outlook (WEO), "as warranted by events."

World Bank experts have estimated the potential economic costs of a global influenza pandemic could range from 0.7 percent to 4.8 percent of global GDP depending on the severity of the outbreak.

The lower estimate was benchmarked on the Hong Kong flu of 1968-1969, while the upper bound was based on the devastating 1918-1919 Spanish flu, which infected an estimated one third of the world's population and is estimated to have caused 50 million or more deaths.

Based on the IMF estimate of 2009 global GDP of 54.863 trillion dollars, the swine flu pandemic, using the World Bank simulation, could cost the global economy between 384 billion dollars and 2.633 trillion dollars.

"In the case of a serious flu, 70 percent of the overall economic cost would come from absenteeism and efforts to avoid infection," World Bank experts wrote in the Global Development Finance report released in June.

"Generally speaking, developing countries would be hardest hit, because higher population densities, relatively weak health care systems, and poverty accentuate the economic impacts in some countries."

The swine flu virus was first identified in California in late April and officials linked the new virus to an outbreak of illnesses in Mexico.

Mexico has borne the brunt of the economic costs of the pandemic, particularly in the transportation and tourism sectors.

"While we expect these effects to dissipate quickly following the peak of the epidemic in May, we estimate that the swine flu epidemic will have lowered GDP growth in Mexico on the order of 0.5 to 1.0 percent in 2009," an IMF official said, on condition of anonymity.

"These effects are already factored into our baseline outlook for growth in Mexico of negative 7.3 percent in 2009, as released in the July 2009 WEO," the official said.



: Doctors warn: swine flu vaccine poses too many risks... "It's a killer!"
: Irobot August 23, 2009, 03:00:44 PM
Doctors warn: swine flu vaccine poses too many risks


http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2008/s2662248.htm
mp3 on link


http://www.infowars.com/australian-experts-warn-of-infectious-disease-risk-in-h1n1-vaccinations/
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler August 23, 2009, 05:15:18 PM
Lancet recommends caution for H1N1 vaccinations; ajduvants merit concern

Teresa Binstock
Researcher in Developmental & Behavioral Neuroanatomy
August 09, 2009

Once again, a specter of flu haunts the media. Messages are conflicted. News media repeatedly mention that the H1N1 flu is generally mild, even as we are told to fear the H1N1 swine flu.

Irony abounds. Often, flu vaccines in prior flu seasons have been found to be ineffective because that season's vaccine strain was not identical to the wild-type strain that became widespread, yet recent media reports tell us that an H1N1 vaccine will be effective even if H1N1 mutates into a different strain.

The Lancet - a peer-reviewed medical journal - recently editorialized on behalf of caution in regard to fast-tracking mass vaccinations (1). After free registration, the essay can be viewed online. Oddly, The Lancet editorial mentions vaccine adjuvants but does not dwell upon their documented side-effects. Indeed, several vaccine ingredients merit concern, including mercury, aluminum, live viruses, and squalene.

For instance, despite assurances that thimerosal injections do no harm, an increasing body of peer-reviewed evidence describes adverse effects of vaccinal thimerosal (eg, 2). Aluminum is associated with neurodegeneration (eg, 3), and the adjuvant squalene is associated with arthritic pathologies and with Gulf War Syndrome (4-6).

Questions need be answered. Why is there a mass vaccination program with vaccines untested for safety when H1N1 swine flu cases are generally mild? Why a massive anti-H1N1 vaccination program when the rapidly developed H1N1 vaccine may not be effective against a mutated strain, when various H1N1 vaccine ingredients have a record of toxicity and adverse effects?

I am saddened by a possibility: Is the creating of chronic pathologies by means of vaccination an unstated intention of pharmaceutical companies and their eager servants in the FDA and CDC? Alternatively, has vaccinology become dominated by True Believers who shun findings of adverse effects?

Conclusion & recommendation: This brief essay calls attention to ironies in the so-called "H1N1 pandemic" and amid hoopla urging mass vaccination without real testing for safety.  Via several online essays (4-5) and a well written, thoroughly citationed book (4b), individuals who may be subjected to untested vaccines are encouraged to read more about squalene and other adjuvants which hyper-stimulate immunity and have a track record of adverse effects.


References:

1. Supply and safety issues surrounding an H1N1 vaccine (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2961395-7/fulltext#article_upsell)
Lancet. 2009 Aug 1;374(9687):358.

2. Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 1-9 years (http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a905442343~db=all~order=page)
Carolyn Gallagher ; Melody Goodman
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Toxicol Environ Chem 2008 90(5):997-1008.
{free online}
http://fourteenstudies.org/pdf/hep_b.pdf

This study investigated the association between vaccination with the Hepatitis B triple series vaccine prior to 2000 and developmental disability in children aged 1-9 years (n = 1824), proxied by parental report that their child receives early intervention or special education services (EIS). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2000 data were analyzed and adjusted for survey design by Taylor Linearization using SAS version 9.1 software, with SAS callable SUDAAN version 9.0.1. The odds of receiving EIS were approximately nine times as great for vaccinated boys (n = 46) as for unvaccinated boys (n = 7), after adjustment for confounders. This study found statistically significant evidence to suggest that boys in United States who were vaccinated with the triple series Hepatitis B vaccine, during the time period in which vaccines were manufactured with thimerosal, were more susceptible to developmental disability than were unvaccinated boys.

3.  Effects of aluminum on the nervous system and its possible link with neurodegenerative diseases (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16308486)
Kawahara M.
J Alzheimers Dis. 2005 Nov;8(2):171-82.

Aluminum is environmentally abundant, but not an essential element. Aluminum has been associated with several neurodegenerative diseases, such as dialysis encephalopathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinsonism dementia in the Kii peninsula and Guam, and in particular, Alzheimer's disease. Although this association remains controversial, there is increasing evidence which suggests the implication of metal homeostasis in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Aluminum, zinc, copper, and iron cause the conformational changes of Alzheimer's amyloid-beta protein. Al causes the accumulation of tau protein and amyloid-beta protein in experimental animals. Aluminum induces neuronal apoptosis in vivo as well as in vitro. Furthermore, a relationship between aluminum and the iron-homeostasis or calcium-homeostasis has been suggested. Based on these findings, the characteristics of aluminum neurotoxicity are reviewed, and the potential link between aluminum and neurodegenerative diseases is reconsidered.


4. Excellent source materials:

4a. Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed
by Joseph Mercola, D.O.
http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2009/07/17/squalene-the-swine-flu-vaccines-dirty-little-secret-exposed.aspx

4b. Extensive documentation about squalene's adverse effects in:
Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers--And Why GI's Are Only The First Victims
Gary Matsumoto; 2004, Basic Books.

Bookfinder for used copies of Vaccine A:
http://tinyurl.com/m46n33

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Government-Experiment-Killing-Soldiers/dp/046504400X

B&N
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Vaccine-A/Gary-Matsumoto/e/9780465044009


5a. Adverse effects of adjuvants in vacines
by Viera Scheibner, Ph.D.
http://www.whale.to/vaccine/adjuvants.html

5b. Adjuvant Index
http://www.vaclib.org/basic/adjuvants.htm




link (http://www.generationrescue.org/binstock/090809-Lancet-caution-H1N1-vaccination.htm)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Harconen August 24, 2009, 01:16:15 AM
UK: A third of nurses will refuse to have the swine flu jab



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Up to a third of nurses will say no to the swine flu jab because of concerns over its safety, a poll has found

Daniel Martin
Mail Online
Tue, 18 Aug 2009 01:10 UTC
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1207270/A-nurses-refuse-swine-flu-jab.html

Up to a third of nurses will say no to the swine flu jab because of concerns over its safety, a poll has found. NHS workers are first in line for the vaccine, but a survey of 1,500 nurses found many will reject it.

Last night a Government scientist condemned the results saying nurses who do not have the jab are putting patients at risk. Nevertheless the poll, by Nursing Times magazine, will raise questions over the Government's planned mass vaccination programme.

Of 1,500 readers, 30 per cent would not say yes to the vaccine, while 33 per cent said maybe. Just 37 per cent said they would definitely have the jab.

Of those who said they would refuse the jab, 60 per cent said their main reason was concern about the safety of the vaccine. A further 31 per cent said they did not consider the risks to their health from swine flu to be great enough, while 9 per cent thought they would not be able to take time off work to get immunised.

Some 91 per cent described themselves as frontline nurses.

One told the magazine: 'I would not be willing to put myself at risk of unknown long-term effects to facilitate a short-term solution.'

Another added: 'I have yet to be convinced there is a genuine health risk and it's not just Government propaganda.'

But Professor David Salisbury, the Department of Health's director of immunisation, reckoned it was unfortunate nurses would 'knowingly leave themselves at risk'.

He added: 'They have a duty to their patients and they have a duty to their families. I think you solve those responsibilities by being vaccinated.'

And Chief Nursing Officer Christine Beasley insisted: 'Frontline nurses will be absolutely crucial in the height of a pandemic without them, patient care will suffer and the NHS will be stretched. Getting the vaccine will protect nurses and their patients. That's why we're offering frontline nurses the vaccine as a top priority.'

The jab, currently being fast tracked, will not be fully tested before it is administered. There will be no tests at all carried out on children under three, even though babies and children at high risk will be among the first to get the vaccine.

There are also concerns the jab can cause Guillain Barre Syndrome, which can lead to paralysis and even death.

A mass swine flu vaccination in the U.S. in 1976 caused far more deaths than the disease it was designed to combat and the Health Protection Agency watchdog has asked doctors to be on the lookout for cases of GBS.

Last week Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson announced the jab will be given to high-risk groups with asthma or diabetes, as well as health workers. Some 14 million will be covered by the first wave of the vaccination programme.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Geolibertarian August 24, 2009, 12:50:59 PM
The vaccines are far more deadly than the swine flu

By Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins
 
Global Research, August 21, 2009
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14869
Institute of Science in Society - 2009-07-27

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: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 24, 2009, 01:08:24 PM
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Dees nails it yet again!
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 24, 2009, 02:00:10 PM
The CIA’s Swine Flu & Your Plastic FEMA Coffin
http://www.infowars.com/the-cias-swine-flu-your-plastic-fema-coffin/
Goldenheart Chronicles July 1, 2009

In 2006 an interesting motion picture appeared via Universal Studios: “The Constant Gardener”, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz. The script, written based on the fictional work by author John Le Carre, has all the classic Illuminati elements: corrupt British government officials and money hungry corporate elites manipulate pharmaceutical interests in South Africa such that 62 innocent poor South Africans who live in an AIDS stricken local region die during drug trials to test a new drug for treatment of tuberculosis.

The drug does partially cure TB but often kills the patient as well. A British official’s young wife discovers the ugly truth, tries to reveal it and embarrass the British govrnment into recalling the imperfect drug and correct their flawed formula, and she dies as a result of trying to bring the truth to light. Eventually her grieving husband dies trying to vindicate her murder, but as films most often do, the scriptwriter gives us all a happy ending by writing a story that ends with the evil British officials being revealed and the truth being brought to Light.

One key element in this script really stood out for me when I watched this film again this morning. The Pharmaceutical company who landed the “global contract” to produce the TB cure stood to earn billions and billions of dollars dispensing their “cure” for a new and especially virulent strain of TB.

Let’s fast forward to 2009. We now have more than 500 FEMA concentration camps which have been built all over the USA, replete with stacks of millions of plastic coffins everywhere on the grounds of alot of these FEMA camps. This “camp building” activity has been going on for some time now, several years in fact, (see our site map and links to the FEMA REX 84 page). Citizen journalists have been reporting on it all over the USA, wondering what the FEDS and FEMA were up to. Now we know. They have developed a strain of flu by combining H5N1 and H3N2 flu viruses that will resist all existing treatment drugs except the ones they will offer through selected multinational pharmaceuticals to the infected world population, thus guaranteeing obscene profits for the makers of the treatment drugs, while reducing the world population and implementing martial law to control those populations who are left alive. What better excuse to implement martial law than an illuminati created “global flu pandemic”?

What are we being told these days about the Swine Flu? Are we being told that it could somehow “morph” into a new super flu strain that might resist all known drug treatments we have have, including Tamiflu? Are we being told that a “pandemic” is now imminent, when in fact new cases seem to be proceeding at about the same pace as any typical flu season?

HOW MUCH of what we are reading in the world media about Swine Flu is real, and how much of it is utterly fabricated “public opinion forming” global illuminati propaganda? I’d sure like to know. Below are some links for further reading and research.

Remember: Numero Uno illuminati modus operandi:


1) Create the problem. 2) Allow chaos to ensue. 3) Offer the solution.

Follow the money. Who stands to gain enormous profits from treating Swine Flu victims around the world? – CKH

Swine Flu Pandemic: World Interactive Map

CDC Deliberately Misrepresents Number of USA Swine Flu Cases, Inducing Panic. Why?

Will two flus mix in Indonesia? Experts worry

Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:00pm EDT By Olivia Rondonuwu

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s first cases of the new H1N1 flu have raised concerns that if the virus spreads it could combine with the entrenched and deadly H5N1 avian influenza to create a more lethal strain of flu. Even if this worst-case scenario did not occur, experts say populous, developing countries such as Indonesia, India or Egypt, where healthcare systems can be rudimentary, will suffer more deaths from the new virus. Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadillah Supari, who confirmed six new H1N1 cases on Sunday, said she was concerned about H1N1, widely known as swine flu, “marrying” with H5N1 avian flu. Influenza viruses not only mutate quickly and unpredictably, but they can swap genes, especially if a person or animal becomes infected with two strains at once. The new H1N1 strain is itself a mixture of various strains, genetic tests show. H5N1 bird flu has been circulating in Asia for years and has hit Indonesia harder than any other country. Although it only rarely infects people, it has killed 262 out of 433 infected globally since 2003, with 141 of those cases in Indonesia. “We are scared because we are the warehouse of the world’s most virulent H5N1,” Supari said. “I am worried if the viruses encounter each other in the field,” C.A. Nidom, the head of the Avian Influenza lab at Airlangga University in Surabaya, said. The World Health Organization declared a pandemic of H1N1 swine flu earlier this month and said the virus causes a moderately severe flu, spreading very easily from person to person. H5N1 spreads mostly from a bird to a person and stops there, but is far deadlier. The mortality rate for H1N1 is 0.2 percent, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, while for H5N1 it is just over 60 percent.

SERIOUS THREAT

Scientists say usually as a virus becomes more transmissible from one human to another it also becomes less deadly, although this is not guaranteed. But Kamaruddin Zarkasie of Indonesia’s Bogor Agriculture University said he felt the risk the two viruses might combine was only a random possibility. Even if they do not, H1N1 may be a serious threat, other experts said. Ben Cowling, public health expert at the University of Hong Kong, said people with serious infections who would be admitted to hospitals in developed countries and survive might die in poorer countries. “It would be reasonable to say the mortality rate in underdeveloped settings is likely to be more comparable to the ICU (admission) rate in developed settings, or five times higher than the mortality rate in developed settings,” Cowling said. “In poorer parts of India and China … people are nutritionally less able to fight infection and they don’t have the drugs that we have in major cities,” said Robert Booy, head of clinical research at the University of Sydney’s National Center for Immunization Research & Surveillance. H1N1 has killed more than 300 people and there have been at least 67,000 confirmed cases worldwide. (Additional reporting by Karima Anjani and Tan Ee Lyn in Hong Kong; Editing by Ed Davies and Maggie Fox)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 24, 2009, 04:26:23 PM
Swine Flu Vaccine Could Have Major Medical Side Effects
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56wuIgJGvrM
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler August 25, 2009, 12:12:21 AM
Half of GPs refuse swine flu vaccine over testing fears

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:21 AM on 25th August 2009

Up to half of family doctors do not want to be vaccinated against swine flu.

GPs will be first in the line for the jabs when they become available but many will decline, even though they will be offering the vaccine to their patients.

More than two thirds of those who will turn the jab down believe it has not been tested enough. Most also believe the flu has turned out to be so mild in the vast majority of cases that the vaccine is not needed.

Last night Government experts criticised GPs who decide not to have the jab, saying they will put vulnerable patients needlessly at risk.

A week ago, a poll of nurses showed that a third would turn down the opportunity of being vaccinated against swine flu.

News that medics are unconvinced by the need for a vaccine will cause grave concern to patients who will be invited for the jab over the next few months.

A poll of doctors for Pulse magazine found that 49 per cent would reject the vaccine with 9 per cent undecided.

A separate survey for GP magazine found that 29 per cent would definitely opt out of having the jab, while a further 29 per cent were unsure. Just 41 per cent said they would definitely have the jab.

Of those who said they did not want to jab, 71 per cent said it was because of safety concerns.

Richard Hoey, editor of Pulse, said: 'The medical profession has yet to be convinced by the Government's whole approach to swine flu, with most GPs now feeling that the Department of Health overreacted in its policy on blanket use of Tamiflu.

'Inevitably, that has coloured feelings about the planned immunisation campaign.

'The view among many doctors is that the Government hasn't yet made its case for why such a huge vaccination programme needs to be rushed in for what seems to be an unusually mild illness.'

But Professor David Salisbury, the Department of Health's director of immunisation, told GP magazine that frontline health workers had a duty to themselves regarding vaccination.

'They have a duty to their patients not to infect their patients and they have a duty to their families,' he said.

The Pulse survey questioned 15 doctors, while GP spoke to 216.

The poll raised further questions over the Government's planned mass vaccination programme. The jab, currently being processed, will be fast tracked and will not be fully tested before it is administered to patients.

There are also concerns the jab can spark cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome, which can lead to paralysis and even death.

A mass swine flu vaccination programme in the U.S. in 1976 caused far more deaths than the disease it was designed to combat, and the Health Protection Agency watchdog has asked doctors to look out for cases of GBS when the vaccinations begin.

Earlier this month, Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson announced that the jab will be given to people in high-risk groups, such as those with asthma or diabetes, as well as health workers such as GPs and nurses.

Some 14million people will be covered by the first wave of the vaccination programme, with everyone else following over the next few months.

The BMA is still negotiating with doctors over how they should be paid to give out the jabs. The union is demanding £7 for every injection.

A spokesman for the BMA said: 'The new vaccine has been thoroughly tested and we believe it should provide good protection against swine flu.

'It is important that doctors are among the first to be offered the vaccine as it will not only protect them but the patients they care for.

However, doctors like all individuals have the right to decide whether they are vaccinated or not.'




link (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208716/Half-GPs-refuse-swine-flu-vaccine-testing-fears.html)

: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: jflack August 25, 2009, 10:04:29 AM
Don't Inject Me (The Swine Flu Vaccine song) by Michael Adams

http://www.naturalnews.com/Dont_Inject_Me_The_Swine_Flu_Vaccine_Song.html
: Swine flu ... 90 THOUSAND AMERICANS MAY DIE !
: Irobot August 25, 2009, 02:43:07 PM
90 THOUSAND AMERICANS MAY DIE  !

ABC WANTS YOU TO GET YOUR FEAR ON!


VIDEO

Swine Flu- Worst-Case Scenario -  CDC reports half the country could become infected - 90 Thousand could Die!
http://snardfarker.ning.com/xn/detail/2649739:Video:94362[/b]
: Re: Swine flu ... 90 THOUSAND AMERICANS MAY DIE !
: Dig August 25, 2009, 03:59:38 PM
90 THOUSAND AMERICANS MAY DIE  !

ABC WANTS YOU TO GET YOUR FEAR ON!


VIDEO

Swine Flu- Worst-Case Scenario -  CDC reports half the country could become infected - 90 Thousand could Die!
http://snardfarker.ning.com/xn/detail/2649739:Video:94362[/b]

anybody got death stats for other shit, I heard 500,000 (more than 5x as many) die from smoking per year
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 25, 2009, 04:16:15 PM
http://www.disastercenter.com/cdc/disease.htm
The 52 Infectious Diseases Designated as Notifiable
at the National Level During 1997

(not shown here; but at the source link you can see the totals broken down by month, and the rate per thousand people)

1997  Total US Deaths   
NAME                            Total  
AIDS *                            58,492
Botulism, total                    132
Brucellosis                          98
Chancroid +                     243
Chlamydia +                     526,671
Cholera                             6
Cryptosporidiosis                  2,566
Diphtheria                        4
Escherichia coli O157:H7        2,555
Gonorrhea +                     324,907
Haemophilus influenzae, invasive     1,162
Hansen disease (leprosy)     122
Hepatitis A                     30,021
Hepatitis B                     10,416
Hepatitis, C/non-A non-B     3,816
Legionellosis                     1,163
Lyme disease                     12,801
Malaria                             2,001
Measles (rubeola)             138
Meningococcal disease     3,308
Mumps                             683
Pertussis (whooping cough)     6,564
Plague                              4
Poliomyelitis, paralytic              3
Psittacosis                      33
Rabies, animal                      8,105
Rabies, human                      2
Rocky Mountain spotted fever 409
Rubella (German measles)     181
Rubella, congenital syndrome  5
Salmonellosis                     41,901
Shigellosis                             23,117
Syphilis, total all stages +     46,540
Primary and secondary +     8,550
Congenital 1 year +             1,049
Tetanus                             50
Toxic-shock syndrome             157
Trichinosis                       13
Tuberculosis                     19,851
Typhoid fever                     365
Varicella (chickenpox)**     98,727

--------------------------------------------
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/s/smoking/deaths.htm
Deaths from Smoking

Deaths from Smoking: 440,000 annual deaths each year are smoking-associated (CDC)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Smoking: 440,000 per year, 36,666 per month, 8,461 per week, 1,205 per day, 50 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 440,000 annual deaths each year are smoking-associated (CDC)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 25, 2009, 04:20:07 PM
Anyone know anyone who died of chicken pox lately? 98,000 people? Did they need mass graves to deal with it?

How about Chlamydia -- at 526,671 people? Seems like they might have needed 400,000 troops for that...
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Anti_Illuminati August 25, 2009, 04:37:46 PM
WHO Guidelines for Pharmacological Management of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza and other Influenza Viruses 20 August 2009

http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/swineflu/h1n1_guidelines_pharmaceutical_mngt.pdf

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidents-Council-of-Advisors-on-Science-and-Technology-PCAST-releases-report-assessing-H1N1-preparations/

THE BRIEFING ROOM
 
 

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
____________________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                                                        August 24, 2009

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
releases report assessing H1N1 preparations

Administration’s H1N1 efforts to date praised
Additional recommendations made to improve monitoring and strengthen medical response

WASHINGTON – A Presidential advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers today released a new report assessing the Obama Administration’s preparations for this fall’s expected resurgence of 2009-H1N1 flu and outlining key steps officials can take in the coming weeks and months to minimize the disease’s impact on the nation.

The Federal Government’s preparations for 2009-H1N1 flu have been well-organized and are scientifically grounded, according to the report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), which assembled a subcommittee of experts on influenza and public health for the purpose. (PCAST is an independent group of leading scientists from academia and industry administered by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President.) But some aspects of those preparations could and should be improved or accelerated, the group concluded.

"As the nation prepares for what could be a challenging fall, it is crucial that our public health decisions are informed by the very best scientific and technological information," said John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and a co-chair of PCAST.

The report concludes that the 2009-H1N1 flu is unlikely to resemble the deadly flu pandemic of 1918-19. But in contrast to the benign version of swine flu that emerged in 1976, the report says the current strain "poses a serious health threat" to the nation. The issue is not that the virus is more deadly than other flu strains, but rather that it is likely to infect more people than usual because it is a new strain against which few people have immunity. This could mean that doctors’ offices and hospitals may get filled to capacity.

Among the group’s prime recommendations: accelerate the preparation of flu vaccine for distribution to high-risk individuals; clarify guidelines for the use of antiviral medicines; upgrade the current system for tracking the pandemic’s progress and making resource allocation decisions; accelerate the development of communication strategies—including Web-based social networking tools—to broadcast public health messages that can help mitigate the pandemic’s impact; and identify a White House point person with primary authority to coordinate key decisions across the government as the pandemic evolves. An overarching message of the new report is that through their behavior, individuals can have a potentially big impact on the flu season’s severity. Frequent hand-washing and staying home from school or work when sick will be crucial. The report recommends intensive public education campaigns to reinforce those key behaviors, and also calls for policy adjustments that can reduce economic and other incentives that might encourage people to risk infecting others. For example, workplaces could liberalize rules for absenteeism so employees don’t feel pressured to come to work when sick and school districts could arrange alternative means of distributing lunches to children who are sick but who normally depend on school meals for adequate nourishment.

Overall, the PCAST subcommittee concluded that it was "deeply impressed" by the H1N1-related efforts underway across the Federal Government, including the breadth of issues being anticipated and addressed, the depth of thinking, the overall level of energy being devoted, and the awareness of potential pitfalls.

"The Federal Government’s response has been truly impressive and we’ve all been pleased to see the high level of cooperation among the many departments and agencies that are gearing up for the expected fall resurgence of H1N1 flu," said Harold Varmus, a PCAST co-chair and President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

"This virus has pulled us all together in common cause," said PCAST co-chair Eric Lander, who is also President and Director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. "The preparations are the best ever for an influenza pandemic."

"As the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology notes, influenza brings many challenges and agencies across the government will need to make many key decisions in the face of uncertainty about when and how the virus will play out. As we did in the spring, we can hope for the best, but we must prepare for the worst."

Administration officials leading the flu response efforts praised the report and welcomed the recommendations from the PCAST subcommittee.

"The PCAST H1N1 subcommittee report recommendations will enhance National preparedness and response to 2009-H1N1 flu, and be valuable for longer term, systematic pandemic policy coordination and planning. The President discussed this report at length with PCAST members and expressed sincere thanks for their expert contributions," said John Brennan, White House Homeland Security Advisor.

"The President has been clear from day one that he wants our H1N1 flu response to be guided by science. He also has made it clear that he believes that responding to the flu is a shared responsibility, one that requires the efforts of every American and cooperation between the private and public sectors," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "The Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and Food and Drug Administration, has already made some important progress on the recommendations found in the PCAST subcommittee report and we plan to adopt others to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep Americans healthy and safe."

"As this PCAST report notes, it is not possible to predict how the 2009-H1N1 influenza virus or the upcoming influenza season will play out, but it is best that we plan and prepare for a resurgence of H1N1 flu," said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. "HIN1 influenza has the potential to affect virtually every aspect of our lives, from our economy and national security to our education system. It may not be possible to stop influenza, but we can reduce the number of people who become severely ill by preparing well and acting effectively."

"Schools, child care facilities and institutions of higher learning will not only play a key role in helping to mitigate the transmission of the flu this fall but will also play a significant role in promoting critical public health information," said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "I am happy to report that we are well on our way to implementing many of the recommendations for schools found in this comprehensive report and have joined with our partners across government to roll out guidance for K-12 and Institutions of Higher Learning over the past two weeks."

"The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology did an excellent job, working on a short timeline, of summarizing and assessing the U.S. preparations for 2009-H1N1 influenza," said CDC Director Tom Frieden. "Their subcommittee, which included individuals from across the public and private sectors, has provided valuable insights and recommendations, including strategies for strengthening our nation's ability to monitor the presence and impact of 2009-H1N1 influenza and strengthen our medical and non-medical response."

To see the PCAST Recommendations and Administration Progress, click here (pdf). (http://www.whitehouse.gov/asset.aspx?AssetId=2543)

To see the full report, click here (pdf). (http://www.whitehouse.gov/asset.aspx?AssetId=2544)

For more about PCAST, visit: http://www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 25, 2009, 04:46:18 PM
They're congratulating themselves on a job well done.
What benchmark are they using to measure their success? They have no answers when asked for specifics, they use conjecture, guesswork, deception and just plain LIES.. and this is worthy of congratulations?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 25, 2009, 05:13:22 PM
Anyone know anyone who died of chicken pox lately? 98,000 people? Did they need mass graves to deal with it?

How about Chlamydia -- at 526,671 people? Seems like they might have needed 400,000 troops for that...

holy shit, who the f is looking into those stats? that is impossible, are those bodies used in the movie coma? i mean how can those stats exist without an explanation?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: codemonkey70 August 25, 2009, 05:14:29 PM
Those stats sound like complete BS to me..
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: SpeakUpFightBack August 25, 2009, 05:58:24 PM


(http://i28.tinypic.com/2edcmfn.png)

(http://i27.tinypic.com/27xqj55.png)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 25, 2009, 08:04:16 PM
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidents-Council-of-Advisors-on-Science-and-Technology-PCAST-releases-report-assessing-H1N1-preparations/ (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidents-Council-of-Advisors-on-Science-and-Technology-PCAST-releases-report-assessing-H1N1-preparations/)

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
____________________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                                                        August 24, 2009

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
releases report assessing H1N1 preparations

Administration’s H1N1 efforts to date praised
Additional recommendations made to improve monitoring and strengthen medical response

WASHINGTON – A Presidential advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers today released a new report assessing the Obama Administration’s preparations for this fall’s expected resurgence of 2009-H1N1 flu and outlining key steps officials can take in the coming weeks and months to minimize the disease’s impact on the nation.

The Federal Government’s preparations for 2009-H1N1 flu have been well-organized and are scientifically grounded, according to the report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), which assembled a subcommittee of experts on influenza and public health for the purpose. (PCAST is an independent group of leading scientists from academia and industry administered by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President.) But some aspects of those preparations could and should be improved or accelerated, the group concluded.

"As the nation prepares for what could be a challenging fall, it is crucial that our public health decisions are informed by the very best scientific and technological information," said John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and a co-chair of PCAST.

The report concludes that the 2009-H1N1 flu is unlikely to resemble the deadly flu pandemic of 1918-19. But in contrast to the benign version of swine flu that emerged in 1976, the report says the current strain "poses a serious health threat" to the nation. The issue is not that the virus is more deadly than other flu strains, but rather that it is likely to infect more people than usual because it is a new strain against which few people have immunity. This could mean that doctors’ offices and hospitals may get filled to capacity.

Among the group’s prime recommendations: accelerate the preparation of flu vaccine for distribution to high-risk individuals; clarify guidelines for the use of antiviral medicines; upgrade the current system for tracking the pandemic’s progress and making resource allocation decisions; accelerate the development of communication strategies—including Web-based social networking tools—to broadcast public health messages that can help mitigate the pandemic’s impact; and identify a White House point person with primary authority to coordinate key decisions across the government as the pandemic evolves. An overarching message of the new report is that through their behavior, individuals can have a potentially big impact on the flu season’s severity. Frequent hand-washing and staying home from school or work when sick will be crucial. The report recommends intensive public education campaigns to reinforce those key behaviors, and also calls for policy adjustments that can reduce economic and other incentives that might encourage people to risk infecting others. For example, workplaces could liberalize rules for absenteeism so employees don’t feel pressured to come to work when sick and school districts could arrange alternative means of distributing lunches to children who are sick but who normally depend on school meals for adequate nourishment.

Overall, the PCAST subcommittee concluded that it was "deeply impressed" by the H1N1-related efforts underway across the Federal Government, including the breadth of issues being anticipated and addressed, the depth of thinking, the overall level of energy being devoted, and the awareness of potential pitfalls.

"The Federal Government’s response has been truly impressive and we’ve all been pleased to see the high level of cooperation among the many departments and agencies that are gearing up for the expected fall resurgence of H1N1 flu," said Harold Varmus, a PCAST co-chair and President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

"This virus has pulled us all together in common cause," said PCAST co-chair Eric Lander, who is also President and Director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. "The preparations are the best ever for an influenza pandemic."

"As the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology notes, influenza brings many challenges and agencies across the government will need to make many key decisions in the face of uncertainty about when and how the virus will play out. As we did in the spring, we can hope for the best, but we must prepare for the worst."

Administration officials leading the flu response efforts praised the report and welcomed the recommendations from the PCAST subcommittee.

"The PCAST H1N1 subcommittee report recommendations will enhance National preparedness and response to 2009-H1N1 flu, and be valuable for longer term, systematic pandemic policy coordination and planning. The President discussed this report at length with PCAST members and expressed sincere thanks for their expert contributions," said John Brennan, White House Homeland Security Advisor.

"The President has been clear from day one that he wants our H1N1 flu response to be guided by science. He also has made it clear that he believes that responding to the flu is a shared responsibility, one that requires the efforts of every American and cooperation between the private and public sectors," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. "The Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and Food and Drug Administration, has already made some important progress on the recommendations found in the PCAST subcommittee report and we plan to adopt others to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep Americans healthy and safe."

"As this PCAST report notes, it is not possible to predict how the 2009-H1N1 influenza virus or the upcoming influenza season will play out, but it is best that we plan and prepare for a resurgence of H1N1 flu," said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. "HIN1 influenza has the potential to affect virtually every aspect of our lives, from our economy and national security to our education system. It may not be possible to stop influenza, but we can reduce the number of people who become severely ill by preparing well and acting effectively."

"Schools, child care facilities and institutions of higher learning will not only play a key role in helping to mitigate the transmission of the flu this fall but will also play a significant role in promoting critical public health information," said Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "I am happy to report that we are well on our way to implementing many of the recommendations for schools found in this comprehensive report and have joined with our partners across government to roll out guidance for K-12 and Institutions of Higher Learning over the past two weeks."

"The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology did an excellent job, working on a short timeline, of summarizing and assessing the U.S. preparations for 2009-H1N1 influenza," said CDC Director Tom Frieden. "Their subcommittee, which included individuals from across the public and private sectors, has provided valuable insights and recommendations, including strategies for strengthening our nation's ability to monitor the presence and impact of 2009-H1N1 influenza and strengthen our medical and non-medical response."

To see the PCAST Recommendations and Administration Progress, click here (pdf).

To see the full report, click here (pdf).

For more about PCAST, visit: http://www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 25, 2009, 08:07:59 PM
Here come the adjuvants...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFluNews/story?id=8412477 (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFluNews/story?id=8412477)


Drastic Measure? Officials Consider Early Roll-Out of Swine Flu Vaccine

Influenza Experts Disagree Over Need to Move Quickly on Vaccine Given Dire Predictions


 By DAN CHILDS
ABC News Medical Unit
Aug. 25, 2009
The government appears to be moving forward with an early roll-out of a vaccine against the H1N1 swine flu virus – even as trials to determine its safety, efficacy and proper dosage are still under way.
On Tuesday, Dr. Ann Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, confirmed that the government will request that manufacturers "fill and finish" batches of the vaccine in 15-microgram doses in order to put some doses of the vaccine into vials for shipment so they could be available as early as mid-September. The measure was one of the recommendations laid out in a report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released on Monday.
(http://a.abcnews.com/images/Health/nm_h1n1_vaccine_trial_090825_mn.jpg)
"We certainly feel that based on everything we know about seasonal influenza and H1N1... the risks of the disease are much higher than the risks of the vaccine," Schuchat said during a CDC press conference on the vaccine on Tuesday.

Some infectious disease experts said that given the circumstances, the plan is warranted.

"I think this is a good idea if it can be done," noted Dr. D.A. Henderson, former director of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness for the Bush administration and currently an infectious disease specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "The only problem is that the individual may receive a less potent vaccine that will be less effective. Is it better to have this than no vaccine at all? I think so."

But others said the early roll-out could be premature. "I am very skeptical of finishing vaccine before we know the appropriate dose to be included in each inoculation, before immunogenicity studies are complete or before safety assessments have been finished," said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., and a proponent of influenza vaccination.

Early Push May Not Be Warranted, Flu Experts Say

"We have assured both the profession and the public that the H1N1 vaccine will be evaluated with the same rigor that is applied to seasonal vaccine," he added. "We should not make vaccine available before the trials are complete and the results carefully assessed."

Amir Afkhami, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Global Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., agreed.

"I fear that a rush towards vaccinating the population without completing trials risks leading to the harmful outcome that we witnessed during the 1976 Swine flu scare where the government advocated rapid production and vaccination of the population without adequate safeguards which led to an unexplained increase in cases of Guillain Barre syndrome amongst other complications,"
Afkhami said. "I think in this regard we must learn from lessons of the past and be mindful of not jumping from the proverbial frying pan into the fire by putting people's health at risk without adequate production and safety monitoring of the vaccines."
Too Early for 'Fill and Finish'?

Throughout the development of the new vaccine that is aimed at offering protection against the swine flu, some have raised concerns over what they see as an effort to rush the drug through safety trials.

Indeed, some of the lingering fears may spring from the spike in a rare neurological condition known as Guillain Barre syndrome cases that accompanied vaccination efforts during the 1976-77 flu season. A number of medical professionals say no strong evidence exists to support the theory that the vaccine caused the neurological disorder. However, some believe that preparing the doses before the trials are complete could open the door to unexpected side effects.

"Normally to get approval for a new vaccine you must do a variety of trials to make sure the vaccine is both safe and effective and, if there are side effects, what those may be," said Bill Muraskin, professor in the Department of Urban Studies at Queens College at the City University of New York. "Even with the biggest and best trials, there is the problem that a side effect that appears rarely may not be discovered."
Push Comes Amid Sine Flu Vaccine Supply Worries

Meanwhile, with the news last month that barely more than a third of the anticipated 120 million doses of swine flu vaccine will be available by mid-October, public health experts are faced with significant pressure to ensure that vulnerable populations will have access to the shots if they are needed.
One of the biggest questions that still remains is whether recipients of the vaccine will need one or two doses to get full protection from the virus. And even then, the question of whether 15 micrograms is the proper amount of antigen to have in each shot is still an unanswered one.

"Is 15ug the correct quantity?" asked Dr. Rich Whitley, president-elect of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). "We will need the results of the NIAID studies to answer that question, as well as whether we will need to doses of novel H1N1 vaccine."

Making the Right Move Is Crucial, Experts Warn

At stake in the debate over how quickly to push forward with swine flu vaccine efforts is not only public health, but also public opinion, Muraskin warned.

"We have in this country a major anti-vaccine lobby and movement that is not confined to the lunatic fringe, but increasingly includes upper middle class groups," he said. "It is vital not to give these people ammunition.

"If the public health authorities skip any key step in the normal vaccine approval process they are setting themselves up for a real attack by the anti-vaccine forces if there are significant side effects and the flu is no more severe than what they are now predicting."
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 25, 2009, 11:24:26 PM
Health Workers Reluctant to Get Pandemic Vaccine, Survey Shows
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=aqTE67l4mGIw
By Andrea Gerlin


Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Less than half of health-care workers in Hong Kong are willing to be vaccinated for swine flu, a survey published today in the British Medical Journal found.

The proportion of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who plan to be immunized against H1N1, the virus that causes swine flu, was 47.9 percent when they were polled in May, researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong wrote. The World Health Organization declared its second-highest pandemic alert level on April 29, signifying human-to-human transmission of H1N1 in at least two countries in one region.

“The prevailing sentiment is that people don’t want to get it,” Thomas Tsang, acting controller of Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection, said on Aug. 23 at a meeting on influenza organized by The Lancet medical journal, China’s health ministry and the WHO. “They are afraid of all sorts of side effects.”

Health-care workers will be among the first inoculated in most countries that have announced immunization programs when manufacturers begin delivering the vaccine in the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn. The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization recommended last month that countries immunize medical personnel first to keep health-care systems operating and then decide which other groups should have priority.

H1N1 has infected at least 182,166 people and killed at least 1,799 around the world as of Aug. 13, the WHO reported last week. The figures are based on laboratory-confirmed cases reported to the Geneva-based UN agency, which declared a pandemic on June 11.

Seasonal Flu Shots

Most studies show that less than 60 percent of health-care workers have seasonal flu shots, according to the BMJ report.

An online survey of almost 1,500 readers of Nursing Times, a U.K. trade publication, published last week found that 30 percent didn’t plan to get vaccinated against swine flu and 37 percent did. The remainder were undecided. Liam Donaldson, England’s chief medical officer, said last week that the U.K. wouldn’t require health-care personnel to get inoculated.

The BMJ survey polled 2,255 health-care workers at 31 Hong Kong public hospital departments in self-administered, anonymous questionnaires. The study’s authors described the response rate to the poll, 48 percent, as “low.”

The researchers were surprised that more respondents -- three-quarters of whom were nurses -- didn’t plan to be vaccinated, given the impact of the 2003 SARS outbreak on Hong Kong. Those who didn’t plan to get the shot cited side effects and its effectiveness as their top reasons for declining it.

“Vaccination is one of the potentially effective measures that can reduce mortality and morbidity from pandemic influenza,” the authors wrote. “However, the effectiveness of this measure depends heavily on the uptake rate in those groups assigned high priority.”
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 25, 2009, 11:36:00 PM
This is SO BACKFIRING on them.
Wonder what they'll do.. people are 'tuning out' on the fear hype.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe August 26, 2009, 01:04:14 AM
IS this saying what I think it's saying?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15357901?ordinalpos=5&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
1: Viral Immunol. 2004;17(3):350-7.
Influenza pandemics: can we prepare for the unpredictable?
Kilbourne ED.

Emeritus Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College, New York, New York, USA. ekilbourne@snet.net

Although no viruses are better understood or more intensively studied than the viruses of influenza, if the next influenza pandemic occurs within the next 5-10 years its control will depend on innovations in vaccine production developed more than 40 years ago, but not yet applied to the full extent demanded by our present hard-won knowledge of the epidemiology of the disease. We have become so enamored of the brilliant advances made in the interim in understanding the molecular biology of both virus and host that common sense and inexpensive implementation of proven and older methods of control have been neglected as an interim barricade. In this review, I have advocated a return to first principles, while embracing the promise and returns of contemporary research. With the assumption that the next pandemic virus will contain one of the 13 influenza A virus hemagglutinin subtypes not currently causing epidemic human disease, high-yield reassortant viruses of each of these subtypes should be produced with all dispatch and, in collaboration with industry, tested for production stability and immunogenicity in humans. From this archive, an appropriate reassortant could be selected within days or weeks, and production could ensue. If not a perfect match with the imminent pandemic virus, this "barricade vaccine" could stand as a first line of defense until supplanted by a definitive "rampart vaccine," matching better the emergent, potentially pandemic virus.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: bigron August 26, 2009, 07:17:16 AM
The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Emergency

by Michel Chossudovsky

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VISIT PAGE FOR FULL ARTICLE (A MUST READ!):
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14901

"Over the course of the next few months, with the assistance of our partners in the private and public sector and at every level of government, we will move aggressively to prepare the nation for the possibility of a more severe outbreak of the H1N1 virus. We will do all we can to plan for different scenarios. We ask the American people to become actively engaged with their own preparation and prevention. It’s a responsibility we all share."  (US Government advisory, flu.gov: Vaccines, Vaccine Allocation and Vaccine Research )



A Worldwide public health emergency is unfolding on an unprecedented scale. 4.9 billion doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine are envisaged by the World Health Organization (WHO).

A report by President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology  "considers the H1N1 pandemic 'a serious health threat; to the U.S. — not as serious as the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic but worse than the swine flu outbreak of 1976.": 

"It's not that the new H1N1 pandemic strain is more deadly than previous flu threats, but that it is likely to infect more people than usual because so few people have immunity" (Get swine flu vaccine ready: U.S. advisers)

Responding to the guidelines set by the WHO, preparations for the inoculation of millions of people are ongoing, in the Americas, the European Union, in South East Asia and around the World. Priority has been given to health workers, pregnant women and children. In some countries, the H1N1 vaccination will be compulsory.

In the US, the state governments are responsible for these preparations, in coordination with federal agencies. In the State of Massachusetts, legislation has been introduced which envisages hefty fines and prison sentences for those who refuse to be vaccinated. (See VIDEO; Compulsory Vaccination in America?)

The US military is slated to assume an active role in the public health emergency

Schools and colleges across North America are preparing for mass vaccinations. (See CDC H1N1 Flu | Resources for Schools, Childcare Providers, and Colleges)

In Britain, the Home Office has envisaged the construction of mass graves in response to a rising death toll. The British Home Office report calls for  "increasing mortuary capacity"  An atmosphere of panic and insecurity prevails. (See Michel Chossudovsky Fear, Intimidation & Media Disinformation: U.K Government is Planning Mass Graves in Case of H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic)


Continues........................

Article full of details, links, tables & pics :

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14901

: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Optimus August 26, 2009, 10:01:13 AM
This is SO BACKFIRING on them.
Wonder what they'll do.. people are 'tuning out' on the fear hype.

Push rolling it out even sooner than expected from what the article sociostudent posted said:

Drastic Measure? Officials Consider Early Roll-Out of Swine Flu Vaccine
Influenza Experts Disagree Over Need to Move Quickly on Vaccine Given Dire Predictions
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFluNews/story?id=8412477
By DAN CHILDS
ABC News Medical Unit
Aug. 25, 2009

The government appears to be moving forward with an early roll-out of a vaccine against the H1N1 swine flu virus – even as trials to determine its safety, efficacy and proper dosage are still under way.

On Tuesday, Dr. Ann Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, confirmed that the government will request that manufacturers "fill and finish" batches of the vaccine in 15-microgram doses in order to put some doses of the vaccine into vials for shipment so they could be available as early as mid-September. The measure was one of the recommendations laid out in a report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released on Monday.

More here with video (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFluNews/story?id=8412477)


They must want to start out with good, healthy doses of death before to many people catch on.  
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 26, 2009, 05:43:54 PM
Everyone look up "reversion to virulence" and "Recombination resulting in virulence shift" and remember what those mean, because that's what's going to end up happening if they keep using the flumist on some people and changing their mind about the vaccine strains.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 26, 2009, 07:51:31 PM
Judge denies group's bid to block flu vaccine
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g6ps0HG8PFhCNM4b97MjLcDpqnbAD9AAOA104
By NEDRA PICKLER (AP) – 4 hours ago

WASHINGTON — A judge on Wednesday denied an advocacy group's bid to prevent the government from giving pregnant women flu vaccines with a preservative that contains mercury.

Leaders of the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs say their effort took on a new urgency when a government advisory committee recently recommended that pregnant women be among the first people to get swine flu vaccinations when the vaccine becomes available this fall.

A small amount of the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal is in most influenza shots, including swine flu vaccines, but some are produced thimerosal-free. The coalition argued that pregnant women should only get the thimerosal-free version because of a risk that the mercury in the shot could poison a fetus and cause medical problems, including autism.

But U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled against the group's request for a preliminary injunction because he said the group couldn't prove that pregnant women they represent would get vaccines containing thimerosal.

Walton said he would consider further written arguments in the next month about whether the lawsuit can continue.

Thimerosal used to be used in a number of vaccines, but manufacturers began removing the preservative from all routine child vaccines in 2001 as a precaution. But numerous large studies have shown no link between thimerosal and autism, or other health problems.
On the Net:
Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs: http://mercury-freedrugs.org/
Background from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://tinyurl.com/konff8
: Swine flu’s preferred victims — minorities.
: Irobot August 26, 2009, 08:15:37 PM
Swine flu’s preferred victims

26 August, 2009, 16:32

People in the US have been warned that youth and pregnant women are among the most severely at risk of swine flu. But it seems the virus may be showing another preference — for minorities.

An analysis of Boston’s swine flu cases revealed that, although Hispanics and African Americans are minorities in the city, they composed the bulk of infections.

“We really didn’t know what the race-ethnicity breakdown would be,” Dr. Anita Barry of Boston’s Public Health Commission said on National Public Radio. “And so, when we saw that this illness was disproportionately affecting black and Latino residents, it really did get our attention.”

It was also alarming that these groups appeared to suffer the most severe cases. This was shown by the fact that African Americans and Hispanics were twice as likely to be hospitalized.

Nebraska’s National Public Radio revealed a similar trend, noting that minorities only compose a small segment of the state’s residents, but their infection rate is “out of proportion to their share of the population.”

It’s not genetics…it’s economics

According to Dr. Rubens Pamies, a member of the advisory committee for the US Office of Minority Health and professor of internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, these revelations are not overly surprising.

“When you have individuals, especially in under-serviced communities, which tend to have overcrowding and more close contact, it’s easier to see why the spread would be much more…” he said on Net Radio.

“African Americans are not genetically predisposed to getting viruses quicker,” Pamies clarified in another interview.

So far, there is no evidence to suggest that Hispanics are either.

In Boston, the theories of disproportionate infection echoed those of Dr. Pamies – that is, it’s because of minorities’ living conditions.

It is believed that the swine flu preys on the poor who, among other things, have limited access to adequate health care.
Schools support the theory

The hardest hit segments of Boston were low-income areas. Health officials support their notion that infection is based on socio-economics rather than genetics by the fact that within those areas most victims were children.

Minorities become the majority in Boston classrooms. Low-income parents appeared to have difficulty keeping their children at home when they were sick. Sending them to school despite their symptoms is believed to have caused a breeding ground for contagion.

Dr. Anita Barry said that “it was hard on everyone —the parents, the children and the school.” She said school nurses were overwhelmed by the number of parents who were called to pick up a child but reported that they either could not come, or had no one to take care of the child.

The condition in schools was so threatening that many shut down. “We believe it is best to help prevent new infections by keeping members of the school community isolated from one another for one week,” said Dr. Carol Johnson, Superintendent of Schools.

When Louis Agassiz Elementary School closed, so did the adjacent community center. This can create serious problems for parents.

A survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and funded by the Center for Disease Control found that nearly half of African Americans and Hispanics believed that someone in their household would lose their job or business if schools closed due to the flu. However, only a fraction of white Americans, who tend to have the highest incomes, reported the same fear.
The aggravating health factor

Part of the explanation for why the swine flu sent more minorities to the hospital appears rooted in underlying health problems. About half of the hospital cases in Boston reportedly revealed that the patients suffered from asthma, a condition also believed to disproportionately affect minorities.

Dr. Pamies said that conditions such as “diabetes, chronic obstructive lung disease, asthma, heart conditions and so on, predisposes you to having worse outcomes.”

That the affected groups tend to lack health insurance and seek medical treatment from public health clinics appears to aggravate their delicate circumstances.

If the theories put forward so far are correct, the forthcoming federal swine flu report should clearly show that poorer people, no matter what their ethnicity, tend to be overburdened by the virus.

Michelle Smith for RT
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe August 26, 2009, 09:58:18 PM
I respectfully ask that everyone please go read this:
http://zombietime.com/john_holdren_and_harrison_brown/
Below is an excerpt from Brown's book written in the 1950's...before the leaps in genetic understanding.  Science Czar to Obama, John Holdren, idolizes Brown and quotes him in many of his books and writings.

"Is there anything that can be done to prevent the long-range degeneration of human stock? Unfortunately, at the present time there is little, other than to prevent breeding in persons who present glaring deficiencies clearly dangerous to society and which are known to be of a hereditary nature. Thus we could sterilize or in other ways discourage the mating of the feeble-minded. We could go further and systematically attempt to prune from society, by prohibiting them from breeding, persons suffering from serious inheritable forms of physical defects, such as congenital deafness, dumbness, blindness, or absence of limbs. But all these steps would be negligible when compared with the ruthless pruning of man that was done by nature prior to the rise of civilization.

Unfortunately man's knowledge of human genetics is too meager at the present time to permit him to be a really successful pruner. The science of human genetics is not very old, and reliable facts and figures which enable one to differentiate satisfactorily between genetic effects and environmental effects are few and far between. Nevertheless, there is at present sufficient information to permit man to make a start toward pruning, however small it may be. And it is quite possible that by the time another ten or fifteen generations have passed, understanding of human genetics will be sufficient to permit man to do a respectable job of slowing down the deterioration of the species."

And this:
"Although there are admittedly numerous individual fluctuations, it does appear that the feeble-minded, the morons, the dull and backward, and the lower-than-average persons in our society are outbreeding the superior ones at the present time. Indeed, it has been estimated that the average Intelligence Quotient of Western population as a whole is probably decreasing significantly with each succeeding generation. "


I urge you to go and read the article at the URL above, keeping the H1N1 developments in mind.


: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig August 27, 2009, 12:19:57 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
VACCINE SAFETY and VACCINATION CHOICE
http://njvaccinationchoice.blogspot.com/2009/08/vaccine-safety-and-vaccination-choice.html
by: Maureen Drummond
Co‐founder/ Co‐director
New Jersey Coalition for Vaccination Choice
Download this article here

Emotion is a powerful selling tool and a formidable motivator. If one feels great in a suit or dress, it’s sold. If one feels the distress of a starving child, he will send 47 cents a day to feed that child. If a parent feels a greater peace of mind knowing their children have cell phones, they will buy the cell phones. And if one
takes pleasure in watching others relish a meal, she will cook a banquet for everyone to enjoy.

There are an array of human emotions which motivate but fear is, by far, the greatest motivator of all. People will act out of fear without question or reason. We have seen this demonstrated within ourselves, within our circle of family and friends and even on a more grand scale, within our society and our world. The most widespread example of fear as a motivator is the overwhelming acceptance of injecting toxic,
pathogenic and carcinogenic substances directly into the bloodstream of developing infants and children through the practice of vaccination‐‐a practice we hail as the cornerstone of preventive medicine.

Generations of individuals have been duped with inflated statistics of disease morbidity and mortality rates proffered as vaccine information. The fact is, information about disease rates and information about vaccine ingredients and the harm those ingredients can cause in the human system, is not synonymous.
However, the sales tactic is brilliant! So much fear of the disease has been generated, that one does not even question the injection. The desire to be “artificially protected” from disease has developed with such a solid foothold that the American people have gone from accepting one compulsory vaccine‐‐smallpox, to
laying their children on the line for 41 state‐mandated vaccines here in New Jersey. And it will not stop there. The Jordan Report lists more than 400 vaccines currently in various stages of research and development. The Government’s plan for the swine flu pandemic involves administering 156 million doses of fast‐tracked vaccine without significant short term nor long term safety data to validate its use. Eightymillion
doses per month are expected to be available after the initial batches are released and news sources are reporting that every man, woman and child may be forced to take up to three doses of the newly developed swine flu vaccine.

If vaccines were harmless, there would be no dilemma. But the ethical, legal, medical and moral quandaries persist because vaccination does result in harm. Harm that would not otherwise be present with a natural infection. Harm from the sheer components of vaccine ingredients which include mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and phenol among dozens of other known toxins. Harm from the route of administration‐‐via injection, which bypasses the natural hierarchy of immune system defenses, allowing
these toxins direct access to the blood‐brain barrier. Our federal government recognizes this harm under the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which lists vaccine reactions ranging from injection site soreness and rashes to grand mal seizures and death. These reactions are underreported by as much as 90% according to former FDA commissioner, David Kessler.

The CDC’s sales pitch is that the swine flu is a pandemic. The emotion they will evoke to motivate the American people is fear. As of August 3, 2009, the World Health Organization confirmed 200,824 cases worldwide resulting in 1619 deaths. The world population is 6.8 billion. This means that presently one in 33,861 people are infected and roughly one in 4,200,000 has died from the swine flu. Is this enough to
make you roll up your sleeve with complete abandon? Would you be willing to let your emotion yield to your reason and consider the information critical to granting your truly informed consent? Are you willing to accept a significant risk from the vaccine before any promise of a benefit? A risk perhaps greater than the threat posed by the disease itself?

If history is destined to repeat itself, then we need look no farther back than the swine flu debacle of 1976. Several recruits at Fort Dix in New Jersey complained of respiratory ailments similar to the common cold. The army base doctor sent their throat cultures to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for testing. Most of the cultures revealed that the troops were suffering from the normal flu virus circulating at the time. Four of the troops, however, had presented with an unidentified virus and their cultures were subsequently sent to the CDC for testing. The CDC released the verdict‐‐swine flu. Three of the four recruits fully recovered from their illnesses. One private, David Lewis, left his sickbed against
doctor’s orders to participate in a 5 mile forced march. He collapsed during the march and died days later. His commanding officer had performed mouth to mouth resuscitation in an effort to revive the soldier. The Sergeant never became ill although he had direct contact with Private Lewis.

This widely publicized outbreak at Fort Dix involved 4 cases of suspected swine flu. No other confirmed cases of swine flu were reported anywhere in the nation. Yet on the basis of that isolated incident, 46 million people in this country were vaccinated with horrible results. Four thousand people, that year, made
claims against Uncle Sam amounting to three and a half billion dollars, for injuries and deaths resulting from vaccination. Two thirds of the claims involved those suffering from life‐altering neurological injury triggered by an allergic reaction to the shot. Guillian‐Barre Syndrome, a disease of the peripheral nerves
causing severe weakness and paralysis, afflicted thousands. One claimant, Judy Roberts, who had developed Guillan‐Barre and became a quadriplegic from the vaccine, was interviewed by Mike Wallace on CBS 60 Minutes in 1979. Three years after her shot, she was still waiting for her claim to be recognized. “Maybe they think if they drag it on long enough, people will just let it go,” Ms. Roberts told 60 Minutes.
Unfortunately, under the currently proposed swine flu vaccination campaign, the Government has exonerated all swine flu vaccine makers from liability when their products maim and kill. We will all be forced to accept the consequences of the vaccine without restitution, all for the sake of the “herd immunity and the greater good.” The vaccine manufacturers, however, will still be entitled to all of their profits.

Insidiously, health officials at the CDC knew the 1976 Swine Flu vaccine was likely to cause neurological injury. Dr. Michael Hatwick directed the surveillance team for the Swine Flu Vaccination Program at the CDC. His job was to identify what possible complications could arise from taking the shot and to report his findings to Dr. David Sencer, then head of the CDC. In a report dated July 1976, Dr. Hatwick identified neurological complications resulting from the vaccine. This report was submitted to Dr. Sencer. In an interview with Mike Wallace from the same 60 Minutes segment mentioned earlier, Dr. Sencer denied Dr. Hatwick’s report. When asked his reaction to Dr. Sencer’s denial of the knowledge that the vaccine caused
harm, Dr. Hatwick replied, “That’s nonsense! I cannot believe that they would say they did not know there was neurological illness associated with that influenza vaccine. That simply is not true! We did know that!”

Over three years ago, Novartis applied for a patent to which the U.S. Patent Office granted and issued US 20090047353A1 for a "Split Influenza Vaccine with Adjuvants.” A year before any reported H1N1 cases, Baxter applied for an H1N1 vaccine; Baxter Vaccine Patent Application US 2009/0060950A1. Simply prophetic!

The A‐H1N1 vaccine is being rushed to market. There will be no proof of its safety. Test populations are too small to determine what will happen with a mass vaccination program that proposes to inject hundreds of millions. The vaccines being prepared for the current pandemic involve a specific variant of the virus. If the genetic material of the virus mutates from the original A‐H1N1 viral antigen used in the millions of
doses of vaccine now being prepared, then the vaccine will be useless against those infected with the mutated strain. Reuters reported on June 23, 2009 that German scientists had evidence to believe the virus has already mutated. Nine days later, on July 2, 2009 Japan reported confirming its first case of H1N1 infection with a mutated form of the current strain.

Enter squalene, an oil based adjuvant that will likely be added to the vaccines. Adjuvants are commonly used in vaccine production to prolong the immune response to the vaccine. Since the medical community falsely measures a vaccine’s “effectiveness” in terms of antibody responses produced by the body after the vaccine is given, the adjuvants work well to perpetuate the illusion of being “immunized.” Theoretically, if the body has produced antibodies, it then, has the necessary equipment to ward off disease, although clinically, this has only been proven with naturally acquired infections, not vaccinations. Antibodies are produced when the body encounters something foreign to it, hence, anti‐body. Immunity, however, can only be acquired when the immune system encounters the antigen or foreign substance in a natural way
and resolves it naturally so that the hierarchy of immune system responses is allowed to progress through all of its necessary stages. Injection is not natural. It bypasses that hierarchy and the antibody response is not the same; it fails to go through the correct order of immune system responses necessary to develop true immunity. Therefore, a person may show circulating antibodies from the vaccine but this is not an indication that they have become immune. It is only an indication that the immune system is responding to something foreign. There is no valid, scientific model for testing the effectiveness of vaccination.

Squalene has been known for decades to produce severe autoimmune disease. We know now, that a formulation‐‐ MF59 ‐‐was the secret ingredient in certain lots of experimental anthrax vaccines that caused devastating autoimmune diseases and deaths in countless Gulf War Veterans. Squalene induced autoimmune diseases include multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. An autoimmune disease is one in which the body loses its
ability to distinguish what is foreign from what is self, so it begins to attack its own healthy cells. Introducing foreign matter into the body by injection produces complete chaos in the natural economy of the human immune system and is, in fact, the basis for autoimmune disease. Investigative journalist, Gary Matsumoto was one of the first to report on the horrors of squalene. “Squalene is a kind of trigger for the
immune system. When the immune system’s full repertoire of cells and antibodies start attacking the tissues they are supposed to protect, the results can be catastrophic.” The evidence can clearly be seen in the ever‐increasing numbers of people diagnosed with auto‐immune disease whose common denominator is vaccination. Immunologist, Dr. Pamela Asa has worked with many patients who suffer from similar autoimmune diseases following injection with vaccines containing adjuvants. Dr. Asa maintains that, “Oil
adjuvants are the most insidious chemical weapons ever devised.”

So, are you ready to roll up your sleeve?
Please check out NJCVC’s website at: www.njvaccinationchoice.org
e‐mail questions and comments to: md1stnoharm (at) aol.com
Posted by vaxchoice at 9:45 AM
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Irobot August 27, 2009, 07:36:55 PM

Head of the CDC, Dr. Thomas Frieden,
disputes White House swine flu report

BY Rich Schapiro
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Updated Thursday, August 27th 2009, 3:41 PM

Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the CDC,
sought to assuage swine flu fears on Thursday.

Nearly 90,000 deaths from swine flu this fall? Not quite, the chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

"Everything we've seen in the U.S. and everything we've seen around the world suggests we won't see that kind of number if the virus doesn't change," Dr. Thomas Frieden said in a C-SPAN interview taped Wednesday.

Frieden's downgrading of the swine flu threat marks yet another volley in what appears to be a growing battle between the CDC and the White House's top medical advisors over the dangers of the next wave of the H1N1 virus.

On Monday, the White House unveiled a grim report estimating the swine flu will wipe out up to 90,000 Americans in the coming months. The deadly virus will also infect half of the population and force some 1.8 million people into hospital intensive care units, the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology predicted.

Dr. Harold Varmus, the New York doctor who spearheaded the report, told the Daily News Tuesday the "flu could be extremely dangerous" and "needs to be taken seriously."

But a day earlier, after Varmus' estimates were released, Frieden and White House health czar Kathleen Sebelius virtually ignored them.

Sebelius merely acknowledged that swine flu "will cause a more serious threat this fall."

Bolstering the notion that even the White House was at odds with Varmus' report, its release came with little fanfare and no official news conference.

What's more, the panel's dire report appears to have been released two weeks late. It was dated Aug. 7.

Varmus, president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

Swine flu was first detected in Mexico in April.

The highly-contagious virus killed 47 New Yorkers and plunged the city into chaos. A raft of schools were shuttered and the sick and panicked overwhelmed emergency rooms.

The virus infected more than 1 million people across the nation.
rschapiro@nydailynews.com


Swine flu: Are blacks and Latinos at higher risk?
August 27, 2009 | 10:23 am

In the early stages of the pandemic H1N1 influenza outbreak in Chicago, blacks and Latinos were about four times more likely than Caucasians to contract the virus, according to the first study that has examined the racial composition of those who caught the flu. Children were also 14 times as likely as the elderly to contract the virus, according to a report from the Chicago Department of Public Health in today's edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Despite the figures, CDC officials said it is unlikely that there is any genetic factor underlying the increased susceptibility. Rather, both blacks and Latinos suffer from higher rates of asthma, diabetes and other medical conditions that make them more susceptible to the new virus, commonly known as swine flu.

Illinois and Wisconsin had an unusually high incidence of laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu, surprising because of their distance from Mexico, the initial focus of the outbreak. But both states had aggressive laboratory testing programs and most likely simply detected a higher number of cases that would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

Today's report showed 1,557 laboratory-confirmed cases of pandemic H1N1 virus in Chicago in the 14 weeks ending July 25. Children ages 5 to 14 had the highest infection rate, 147 cases per 100,000 population -- 14 times higher than that for adults over the age of 60. Previous studies have shown that the elderly, who are normally the primary victims of seasonal flu, may have some resistance to the new virus because of previous exposures to swine-related flu viruses. A total of 205 patients were hospitalized, about 13% of those infected. Children up to 4 years old had the highest hospitalization rate, 25 per 100,000, followed by those aged 5 to 14 at 11 per 100,000.

Blacks were hospitalized at a rate of nine per 100,000 and Latinos at eight per 100,000, compared to the rate of two per 100,000 in Caucasians. Earlier this month, Boston public health authorities released some preliminary information suggesting that blacks and Latinos accounted for three-quarters of hospitalizations in that city. But Dr. Dan Jernigan of the CDC noted that the early stages of the epidemic struck neighborhoods rather randomly, and the outcomes might be due simply to chance -- as well as the higher rate of underlying disease in those populations.

Among the 205 hospitalized patients, 40 were admitted to the intensive care unit and nine required mechanical ventilation. Fourteen of the hospitalized patients were pregnant, one of whom died after giving birth by caesarean section. Among the 177 hospitalized patients for whom information was available, 37 (21%) had a previous diagnosis of asthma and 13 (7%) had a diagnosis of diabetes.

-- Thomas H. Maugh II


Swine flu vaccine arrives in UK but roll-out will have to wait

Swine flu vaccine must sit in storage for over a month while manufacturers wait to see whether it will be given a licence

The first batch of swine flu vaccine has arrived in the UK, but it must sit in storage for more than a month while the manufacturers wait to see whether it will be given a licence, the chief medical officer said today.

The news of the delivery of around 200,000 packs of the vaccine came as it was announced that the UK death toll from swine flu has risen to 66 after 11 fatalities in the past week.

The vaccine packs made by Baxter Healthcare – one of two drug companies with whom the government has signed contracts – have been delivered ahead of the drugs being approved, in contrast to the normal process for new drugs and treatments.

The European Medicines Agency will now decide whether to licence this vaccine and one made by GlaxoSmithKline. Both manufacturers hope to have their licence by early October, which will mean the roll-out can begin later that month. The Department of Health will prioritise distribution to those most at risk from the flu, including those with conditions that make them vulnerable, such as diabetes and HIV, as well as health workers.

When the vaccine is available, many people may be reluctant to be immunised because of fears it has not been tested properly, recent surveys of health care workers and the public suggest.

A Canadian study published on Monday indicated that a successful vaccination campaign would need to win over people who believe that alternative therapies and a good diet are a better option than vaccines.

Today the chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, said the health professionals he had spoken to seemed to want the vaccine as soon as it became available. "It still remains the case that this disease is not a killer but it can kill," he said.

While the vaccine sits in storage, the epidemic in the UK continues to abate.

Donaldson, who repeated warnings of a second wave of swine flu in the autumn, said the number of cases was currently down to what would be normal levels of flu if this was winter – although clearly this was abnormal for summer.

In the last week, the Health Protection Agency said there were an estimated 5,000 cases of swine flu - although the true figure could be anywhere between 3,000 and 12,000. There have been three swine flu deaths in England, seven in Scotland and one each in Wales and Northern Ireland over the last week. There were 218 people hospitalised with swine flu in the last week, which is a fall, but is high for the summer.

The weekly consultation rates at GP surgeries have risen in 11 primary care trusts but decreased in 134, with no change in two. But even among those where the rates have risen – most markedly in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – the consultation rates were generally nowhere near as high as they were at the peak of the current outbreak. The highest rate of consultation in England was in Greenwich, London, at 45.2 swine flu consultations per 100,000. Tower Hamlets, which came second with 44.1 consultations per 100,000, hit 75 per 100,000 a few weeks ago.

One thing that surprised him, Donaldson said, was the continuing high level of swine flu cases in the West Midlands.

In contrast to most countries, only 22% of deaths in the UK have been among healthy people, said Donaldson. Figures from the World Health Organisation suggested 40% of those who had died were previously healthy. The proportion ending up in intensive care in the UK also appeared to be lower, he said.

More than 460,000 packets of the antiviral Tamiflu have been given out via the government's National Pandemic Flu Service for England since it launched in July.
guardian.co.uk
Swine flu sends more blacks, Hispanics to hospital

By MIKE STOBBE (AP) – 5 hours ago

ATLANTA — Swine flu was four times more likely to send blacks and Hispanics to the hospital than whites, according to a study in Chicago that offers one of the first looks at how the virus has affected different racial groups.

The report echoes some unpublished information from Boston that found three out of four Bostonians hospitalized from swine flu were black or Hispanic.

The cause for the difference is probably not genetic, health officials said. More likely, it's because blacks and Hispanics suffer disproportionately from asthma, diabetes and other health problems that make people more vulnerable to the flu.

It's not clear if a racial or ethnic difference will hold up when more complete national data is available, one federal health official said. The findings are based on fairly small numbers of cases from the early days of the pandemic.

"We don't have anything definitive to say one group is more affected than another," said Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Chicago findings, released Thursday, are believed to be the first published study to detail a racial or ethnic breakdown of swine flu's impact.

Researchers looked at more than 1,500 lab-confirmed swine flu cases reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health from late April through late July.

Blacks with swine flu were hospitalized at a rate of 9 per 100,000, and Hispanics at a rate of 8 per 100,000. For whites, the rate was 2 per 100,000, the study found.

Earlier this month, Boston health officials released some unpublished information that found three out of four Bostonians hospitalized with swine flu were black or Hispanic.

"It's very disturbing," said Barbara Ferrer of the Boston Public Health Commission, speaking about the higher rates of minority swine flu hospitalizations.

"But intuitively it's understandable, because we have tremendous inequities in most areas of health," said Ferrer, the agency's executive director.

Also, experts noted that the Chicago and Boston data represent limited information from only two cities and only the first two or three months of the pandemic. The unpredictable manner of swine flu outbreaks means some parts of the city were hit before others — a sequence that may have little to do with race.

"I think it reflected more the neighborhoods the disease was first going through," said Jernigan, a CDC flu expert.

This fall, the government will be doing national surveys to better track swine flu trends. That should provide more reliable information about how the virus is affecting different groups of people, he said.
On the Net:

    * CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr


One in four Californians could be affected by swine flu, state health chief says
August 27, 2009 |  9:27 am

California's state health officer said today that one in four Californians might be affected by swine flu this fall.

Dr. Mark Horton made the prediction in a letter to Californians released today by the California Department of Public Health. "All of us must prepare for the disruptions the novel H1N1 influenza virus may have on our daily lives," Horton said in the letter.

H1N1 Horton's letter is the latest warning to be issued by public health officials about H1N1, commonly known as swine flu.

Pregnant Women, New Parents Urged to Get Vaccine
Swine flu vaccine called vital for pregnant women, new parent

Health officials are stressing that it is vital for pregnant women and new parents to get the swine flu vaccine to protect themselves and their children.

In the words of Tina Johnson of the American College of Nurse-Midwives: "By not getting the flu yourself, you are going to protect your children better."

Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a briefing Thursday that women of any trimester should get the vaccine.

"There's no benefit to waiting until you're out of the first trimester," added Dr. Laura Riley of Massachusetts General

: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 28, 2009, 12:51:54 AM
looks like the CDC's having second thoughts about the genocide.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: TahoeBlue August 28, 2009, 01:00:53 AM
looks like the CDC's having second thoughts about the genocide.

...if the virus doesn't change
: WHO Warns Of Severe Form Of Swine Flu that goes straight to the lungs in young
: Irobot August 28, 2009, 03:42:33 PM
(Reuters) - Doctors are reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs, causing severe illness in otherwise healthy young people and requiring expensive hospital treatment, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

Some countries are reporting that as many as 15 percent of patients infected with the new H1N1 pandemic virus need hospital care, further straining already overburdened healthcare systems, WHO said in an update on the pandemic.


http://snardfarker.ning.com/group/flu/forum/topics/who-warns-of-severe-form-of
: Re: WHO Warns Of Severe Form Of Swine Flu that goes straight to the lungs in young
: Dig August 28, 2009, 06:01:44 PM
(Reuters) - Doctors are reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs, causing severe illness in otherwise healthy young people and requiring expensive hospital treatment, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

Some countries are reporting that as many as 15 percent of patients infected with the new H1N1 pandemic virus need hospital care, further straining already overburdened healthcare systems, WHO said in an update on the pandemic.


http://snardfarker.ning.com/group/flu/forum/topics/who-warns-of-severe-form-of

check into H2N2, they may be chemtrailing it (by accident of course):

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=128816.0
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 28, 2009, 06:25:46 PM
check into H2N2, they may be chemtrailing it (by accident of course):

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=128816.0

Yeah, just like Bayer accidentally put HIV in the hemophilia drugs in '83, then accidentally had the National Hemophilia Foundation "(urge) hemophiliacs to maintain use of clotting factor in their treatment of hemorrhagic episodes" for over a year until half of the nation's hemophiliacs were infected with HIV.

(Prescription for Disaster, Thomas J. Moore, 1998)

 ::)

And just like the U.S. and British Navy accidentally let The Warrior drift within a mile of where they had just detonated Christmas and Malden in '57.....and then accidentally sold the irradiated warship to Argentina.

And it was a total accident that the NIH put a level III biolab with bird flu in it on a barrier island:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/us/29lab.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/us/29lab.html)

We might as well be this guy:
(http://robbschuneman.com/pictures/blog/ignominious.jpg)
when it comes to the real state of U.S. bioweapons security.


: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Harconen August 28, 2009, 11:57:31 PM
Poison Alert: Pregnant women and new parents urged to get vaccine


Associated Press
Thu, 27 Aug 2009 06:38 UTC
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/192235-Poison-Alert-Pregnant-women-and-new-parents-urged-to-get-vaccine
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090827/ap_on_he_me/us_med_flu_pregnancy

Washington - Health officials are stressing that it is vital for pregnant women and new parents to get the swine flu vaccine to protect themselves and their children.


Comment: A vaccine which has not even been tested http://www.sott.net/articles/show/191889-UK-A-third-of-nurses-will-refuse-to-have-the-swine-flu-jab and which is actually proven to be quite dangerous http://www.sott.net/articles/show/191535-Swine-Flu-Vaccine-linked-to-Paralysis is supposed to protect pregnant women?





In the words of Tina Johnson of the American College of Nurse-Midwives: "By not getting the flu yourself, you are going to protect your children better."

Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a briefing Thursday that women of any trimester should get the vaccine.

"There's no benefit to waiting until you're out of the first trimester," added Dr. Laura Riley of Massachusetts General Hospital.

The swine flu, also known as H1N1, first appeared in the spring, and then spread to the southern hemisphere where thousands have been infected. It is expected to return this fall, when the normal flu season arrives in this hemisphere.

Vaccine for the seasonal flu is available in many parts of the country now and testing is under way for the swine flu vaccine, which is expected to be available in October. Experts urge people to get both seasonal and swine flu vaccinations, and not to wait to get them together.

Asked if there will be swine flu vaccines available without the preservative Thimerosal, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said yes.

Fauci said there is no evidence that Thimerosal poses any medical hazard, but because some people are concerned about it a form of the vaccine without it will be available.

Comment: No evidence? What's this http://www.sott.net/articles/show/190819-Proof-That-Thimerosal-Induces-Autism-Like-Neurotoxicity then? And this http://www.sott.net/articles/show/190629-Thimerosal-Questions-Asked-Few-Answered ? And what about this http://www.sott.net/articles/show/131243-Thimerosal-Linked-To-Autism-New-Clinical-Findings ? And let us not forget about this http://www.sott.net/articles/show/140673-No-Shock-Federal-Study-run-by-former-Merck-employee-says-Thimerosal-doesn-t-affect-brain-function one. The list goes on and on.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: bigron August 29, 2009, 09:25:46 AM
WHO Warns of Severe Form of H1N1 Virus


Saturday, August 29, 2009 
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,544262,00.html

  Doctors are reporting a severe form of H1N1 that goes straight to the lungs, causing severe illness in otherwise healthy young people and requiring expensive hospital treatment, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Some countries are reporting that as many as 15 percent of patients hospitalized with the new H1N1 pandemic virus need intensive care, further straining already overburdened healthcare systems, WHO said in an update on the pandemic.

"During the winter season in the southern hemisphere, several countries have viewed the need for intensive care as the greatest burden on health services," it said.

"Preparedness measures need to anticipate this increased demand on intensive care units, which could be overwhelmed by a sudden surge in the number of severe cases."

Earlier, WHO reported that H1N1 had reached epidemic levels in Japan, signaling an early start to what may be a long influenza season this year, and that it was also worsening in tropical regions.

"Perhaps most significantly, clinicians from around the world are reporting a very severe form of disease, also in young and otherwise healthy people, which is rarely seen during seasonal influenza infections," WHO said.

"In these patients, the virus directly infects the lung, causing severe respiratory failure. Saving these lives depends on highly specialized and demanding care in intensive care units, usually with long and costly stays."

MINORITIES AT RISK

Minority groups and indigenous populations may also have a higher risk of being severely ill with H1N1.

"In some studies, the risk in these groups is four to five times higher than in the general population," WHO said.

"Although the reasons are not fully understood, possible explanations include lower standards of living and poor overall health status, including a high prevalence of conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension."

WHO said it was advising countries in the Northern Hemisphere to prepare for a second wave of pandemic spread. "Countries with tropical climates, where the pandemic virus arrived later than elsewhere, also need to prepare for an increasing number of cases," it said.

Related Stories
Where Will You Get Your H1N1 Vaccine? Information Remains Unclear :
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,544063,00.html


Every year, seasonal flu infects between 5 percent and 20 percent of a given population and kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people globally. Because hardly anyone has immunity to the new H1N1 virus, experts believe it will infect far more people than usual, as much as a third of the population.

It also disproportionately affects younger people, unlike seasonal flu which mainly burdens the elderly, and thus may cause more severe illness and deaths among young adults and children than seasonal flu does.

"Data continue to show that certain medical conditions increase the risk of severe and fatal illness. These include respiratory disease, notably asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and immunosuppression," WHO said.

"When anticipating the impact of the pandemic as more people become infected, health officials need to be aware that many of these predisposing conditions have become much more widespread in recent decades, thus increasing the pool of vulnerable people."

WHO estimates that more than 230 million people globally have asthma, and more than 220 million have diabetes. Obesity may also worsen the risk of severe infection, WHO said.

The good news — people infected with AIDS virus do not seem to be at special risk from H1N1, WHO said.

: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: bigron August 29, 2009, 09:42:34 AM
Early and Current Fears about Vaccine Dangers


by Stephen Lendman

http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m57430&hd=&size=1&l=e

August 28, 2009

Given today's hysteria over a non-existent Swine Flu threat and possible mandating of experimental, untested, toxic, and likely bioengineered vaccines, it's appropriate to review early fears about their dangers - when evidence first surfaced and concerns were raised.

 

In 1920, Charles Michael Higgins' "Horrors of Vaccination Exposed and Illustrated: Petition to the President to Abolish Compulsory Vaccination in Army and Navy" (now available in a new 2008 edition) issued a "Public Challenge to Health Departments" in citing "Deaths from Vaccination Denied and Concealed - More Deaths from Vaccination than from Smallpox," then continued:

 

"In order that there shall be no misunderstanding about the serious charge which I bring against vaccination, as being now actually more dangerous to public health and human life than natural smallpox, and the equally serious charge which I make against vaccinating doctors - who now control our Departments of Health and Vital Statistics - of denying and concealing these facts from the people, I now issue this special challenge" to the New York city and state authorities that "I will....prove from their death certificates and vital records, now concealed and withheld from the public, that there have been more deaths from vaccination than from smallpox in every year for the past fifteen years in the City and State of New York."

 

Calling compulsory vaccinations "medical barbarism," Higgins petitioned President Woodrow Wilson to stop mandating them for army and navy personnel. He cited facts he called shocking, including death certificates of primary school aged children "all killed in one week in September, 1915, from vaccination resulting in lockjaw and septicemia" and numerous others dead from "vaccine infection." Yet throughout 1915, only three people died from smallpox.

 

Higgins bluntly stated that:

 

"Compulsory disease as a condition for public schooling or for service in army and navy is medically barbarous and legally unconstitutional, and should be abolished." They violate the "right to life, health, and education..."

 

He asked Wilson to pardon court-martialed soldiers who refused non-consensual vaccinations, then imprisoned at "hard labor for twenty-five years!....for asserting (their) right to the medical sanctity of (their) own bod(ies)...."

 

He said that in the 1904 - 05 Russo-Japanese War, typhoid vaccinations weren't used. Instead, for almost the first time, modern, effective sanitation and hygiene practices were employed, and few soldiers experienced typhoid fever. But in the WW I Gallipoli campaign, English soldiers got typhoid vaccinations. Unsanitary conditions prevailed, and many succumbed to typhoid and other infectious diseases. In 1918 under conditions of poor sanitation for US forces, vaccinations proved ineffective in preventing "a high death-rate among the well vaccinated men."

 

On March 28, 1919, an official report from the Chief Surgeon of the AEF in the US Public Health was titled, "Typhoid Vaccination no Substitute for Sanitary Precautions."

 

Higgins quoted medical authorities admitting vaccination dangers and condemning their mandatory use. The 1913 edition of Osler's "Modern Medicine," Volume I stated:

 

"With the greatest care, however, certain (vaccination) risks are present and so it is unwise for the physician to force the operation upon those who are unwilling, or to give assurance of absolute harmlessness."

 

In 1889, the English Commission on Vaccination exhaustively studied the issue, published its findings in 1896, concluded that vaccinations were dangerous, and said laws making them compulsory should be repealed or modified. An enacted "conscientious clause" subsequently let parents exempt their children. Yet, contrary to fears at the time, smallpox greatly declined because of improved sanitation and good hygiene practices.

 

As early as the mid-19th century, books about vaccine dangers included Dr. Charles Schieferdecker's "Dr. CGG Nittinger's evils of vaccination" (1856), William Tebb's "Sanitation, not Vaccination the True Protection against Small-Pox" (1881), William White's "The Story of a Great Delusion" (1885), Alfred Russel Wallace's "Vaccination Proved Useless & Dangerous" (1889), Dr. Tenison Deane's "The Crime of Vaccination" (1913), and many others.

 

In his book, Higgins referred to vaccinations as the cause of "great epidemics of deadly disease in animals and mankind...." and cited government reports he called "notorious public facts."

 

"In October, November, and December, 1901, (a tetanus epidemic occurred) after vaccination(s were administered) in Camden, Philadelphia, and to a certain extent in near-by towns." Higgins wrote the Secretary of War citing proof "that there was a distinct medical and logical relation between influenza and vaccination, and that many serious diseases, including smallpox and cowpox, commence like influenza...."

 

The "wholesale and repeated vaccinations in the military camps throughout the world (suggested) that this vaccine infection had escaped....and was running wild as a world-wide epidemic infection," and to check it required all vaccinations be halted. He stressed what he called "no mere hypothesis or theory, but rather a hard fact" borne out by "foot and mouth disease" epidemics in cattle and other animals, "some of which originated from two of the largest vaccine factories in this country," at the time in Philadelphia and Detroit.

 

He cited US Bureau of Animal Industry and US Department of Agriculture reports that clearly showed vaccine infection as the cause of the 1902 and 1908 epidemics, and the "strong suspicion" that later ones in 1914 and 1915 were as well.

 

He called for the abolition of "dangerous medical domination and monopoly which now controls our Departments," which had long abused public power, that denied "Medical Truth, Freedom and Progress (and) which should no longer be tolerated." He urged that compulsory army and navy personnel vaccinations be abolished, replaced solely by voluntary ones.

 

He said "the practice of inflicting on the human body a compulsory medical disease, which is dangerous to the health and life and causes many deaths every year, is obviously illegal and a medical crime on the people which must be suppressed." On September 17, 1919, he asked President Wilson to put a stop to "vaccination horrors and medical mendacities."

 

Vaccinations Given US Military Forces During Major Military Conflicts since 1775
 

From at least the 1770s to the present, inoculations were routinely used. From the American Revolution through the Spanish-American War, smallpox vaccinations were administered. In WW I, typhoid was added, and in WW II, shots were given for smallpox, typhoid, typhus, tetanus, cholera, diphtheria influenza, scarlet fever, plague, paratyphoid A and B, and yellow fever. The Korean War adopted the same regimen. Vietnam added immunizations for polio, tetanus-diphteria toxoids, measles and meningococcal.

 

For the Gulf War, still more were added for anthrax, botulinum, adenovirus types 4 and 7, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), and rabies - a virtual toxic stew besides depleted uranium exposure that combined caused Gulf War syndrome, its devastating effects on many thousands of troops, yet the Pentagon denied it existed.

 

The Afghan and Iraq wars added varicella (chicken pox), hepatitis A, influenza, yellow fever, pneumococcal, plus the upcoming Swine Flu vaccine. In combination, US military forces now get a greater than ever toxic brew of up to 20 dangerous inoculations plus booster shots (including for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis DTaP) that assure damage to (or destruction of) their immune systems followed by serious health problems later on.

 

In 1919, Higgins called smallpox and typhoid inoculations "medical barbarism." Today it's at an intolerable level.

 

Confessions of a Medical Heretic

 

On April 16, 1988, a portion of a brief New York Times obituary read:

 

On April 5, "Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn, a physician, author and critic of the medical establishment, died after a brief illness....He was 61 years old." Besides teaching at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, he was best known as "The People's Doctor" and for his 1979 bestseller, "Confessions of a Medical Heretic," in which he cautioned against "the harmful impact upon your life of doctors, drugs and hospitals."

 

In a November 1984 East West Journal article, he called immunizations a "medical time bomb," and (as a paediatrician) said the "greatest threat to childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent them." He referred to deceptive marketing practices and called paediatricians objecting to their "bread and butter" the equivalent of a priest denying the infallibility of the Pope.

 

He urged parents to reject all inoculations for their children, but explained that in many states they're mandatory. He administered them early in his practice, but later stopped "because of the myriad hazards they present." He summarized his concerns as follows:

 

-- no evidence confirms that vaccinations eliminate childhood diseases;

 

-- the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines don't work and cited Jonas Salk later admitting that mass inoculations caused an epidemic after 1961;

 

-- smallpox vaccinations are "the only source of smallpox-related deaths for three decades after the disease had disappeared;"

 

-- significant inoculation risks are real; parents should avoid them when possible;

 

-- doctors are derelict for not explaining their hazards and for "defend(ing) them to the death;"

 

-- a "myriad (of known) short-term hazards (exist but) no one knows the long-term consequences of injecting foreign (substances) into the bod(ies) of your child(ren);"

 

-- even more shocking is that "no one is making any structured effort to find out," yet

 

-- suspicions now confirm that mass-inoculations dramatically increase autoimmune and neurological diseases, including leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and numerous others ranging from annoying to lethal;

 

-- he asked: "Have we traded mumps and measles for cancer and leukemia," and blamed vaccinations for their destructive harm, including thousands of annual SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) deaths; and

 

-- he said the best way to protect children is make sure they're not vaccinated.

 

Doctors Speak Out on Vaccine Dangers
 

The Merck Manual (first published in 1899, now available in a Home Edition) warns individuals with B and/or T cell immunodeficiencies to avoid live-virus vaccines (the main ingredient in ones produced by Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, and perhaps others) due to the risk of severe or fatal infections. Immunodeficiencies include common food allergies, inhalant ones, eczema, dermatitis, neurological deterioration and heart disease. Vaccines may be lethal for people with these conditions because their immune systems can't produce a healthy reaction to the viral assault on them. Getting it may induce illnesses they're intended to prevent and many other potentially deadly ones.

 

It's no surprise that many doctors, earlier and now, share Mendelsohn's concerns and state them.

 

On April 2, 2002 in the London Telegraph, autism specialist Dr. Kenneth Aitken said: "When I was in training, one in 2,500 (children were autistic). Now it is one in 250. At the moment, the only logical explanation for this is MMR" immunizations.

 

On April 27, 1979, at the American Society of Microbiology meeting, a paper by Drs. Anthony Morris, John Chriss, and BG Young titled, "Occurrence of Measles in Previously Vaccinated Individuals" concluded that "By the (US) government's own admission, there has been a 41% failure rate in persons who were previously vaccinated against the (measles) virus."

 

A 1993 British Medical Journal article stated: "In 1993 a high court judge in the UK decided that it was impossible to know the exact contents of vaccines and that science had no idea what the cocktails of chemicals, contaminants and heavy metals contained in vaccines could do to the human body, or why they would work to prevent disease."

 

Dr. J. Anthony Morris, former FDA Vaccine Control head said: "There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunization of children does more harm than good." He concluded that "There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway."

 

Professor LC Vincent, Bioelectronics founder, said "Vaccines DO predispose to cancer and leukemia."

 

In December 1985, Dr. Albert Sabin, discoverer of the oral polio vaccine, admitted that "Official data have shown that the large-scale vaccinations undertaken in the US have failed to obtain any significant improvement of the diseases against which they were supposed to provide protection."

 

The National Institute of Health's (NIH) Dr. James A. Shannon said that "The only wholly safe vaccine is a vaccine that is never used."

 

Professor Ari Zukerman of the World Health Organization (WHO) stated: "Immunization against smallpox is more hazardous than the disease itself."

 

Dr. Paul Frame in the Journal of Family Practice believes "There is insufficient evidence to support routine vaccination of healthy persons of any age."

 

Dr. John B. Classen stated that his "data proves that the studies used to support immunization are so flawed that it is impossible to say if immunization provides a net benefit to anyone or to society in general."

 

Dr. Gerhard Buchwald concluded from the results of 150 trials that "Vaccination is not necessary, not useful, (and) does not protect. There are twice as many casualties from vaccination as from AIDS."

 

The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons stated that "Public policy regarding vaccines is fundamentally flawed. It is permeated by conflicts of interest. It is based on poor scientific methodology (and it's) insulated from independent criticism."

 

In his book, "Health and Nutrition Secrets," Dr. Russell L. Blaylock wrote: "Multiple vaccinations, especially in newborns, are another major source of childhood mercury exposure because of the mercury-containing thimerosal preservative. Over twenty-two vaccinations are now recommended for children before the age of two! Effects of exposure can vary from subtle to major malformations but even minor degrees of maldevelopment can have unacceptable consequences."

 

Blaylock called flu vaccinations, especially for the elderly, "criminal" because of known substance dangers in them, including methylmercury, phenylmercury,  ethylmercury, and aluminum that remain in the nervous system for decades and damage it.

 

According to the WHO, "The best vaccine against common infectious diseases (is) and adequate diet" along with good sanitation and hygiene practices.

 

Dr. Rebecca Carley calls vaccinations "The True Weapons of Mass Destruction Causing VIDS, Vaccine Induced Diseases."

 

Immunogeneticist Dr. Hugh Fudenberg concluded that individuals getting five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the time of his study) were 10 times more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease than others receiving two or fewer shots. He cited dangerous mercury and aluminum ingredients that accumulate in the brain causing cognitive dysfunction.

 

Flu shots contain 25 micrograms of mercury. One microgram is considered toxic. By age two, most US children have received around 237 micrograms of mercury through vaccines alone.

 

Vaccines contain the following toxic and others substances:

 

-- thimerosal (mercury);

 

-- aluminum hydroxide and phosphate;

 

--ammonium sulfate;

 

-- amphotericin B,

 

-- animal tissues and fluids, including horse blood, rabbit brain, dog kidney, monkey kidney, chick embryo, chicken egg, duck egg, pig blood, and porcine (pig) protein/tissue;

 

-- calf serum and fetal bovine serum;

 

-- betapropiolactone;

 

-- macerated cancer cells;

 

-- formaldehyde;

 

-- formalin;

 

-- synthetic phenol;

 

-- gelatin and hydrolyzed gelatin;

 

-- glycerol;

 

-- human diploid cells (from aborted human fetal tissue);

 

-- MSG;

 

-- the anti-biotics neomycin and neomycin sulfate;

 

-- phenol red indicator disinfectant dye;

 

-- phenoxyethanol (antifreeze);

 

-- potassium monophosphate;

 

-- polymyxin B;

 

-- polysorbate 20 and 80;

 

-- residual MRC5 proteins;

 

-- sorbitol;

 

-- sucrose;

 

-- tri(n)butylphosphate;

 

-- VERO cells, a continuous line of monkey kidney cells linked to the SV-40 virus known to cause leukemia; and

 

-- washed sheep red blood cells.

 

One or a combinations of theses substances can play havoc with the human immune and neurological systems and cause deadly autoimmune and other diseases.

 

On August 15, a UK Mail Online article linked Swine Flu vaccines to a deadly nerve disorder called Guillan-Barre Syndrome (GBS). It cited a leaked letter from Britain's Health Protection Agency ahead of planned mass-vaccinations in the country. Sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, it referred to America's 1976 killer virus Swine Flu scare, the urging then that everyone be vaccinated, and the millions who did with these results:

 

-- people died from the vaccine (from respiratory failure after severe paralysis), not Swine Flu;

 

-- 500 GBS cases were detected;

 

-- experts said the vaccine increased the GBS risk level eight-fold;

 

-- once the link was established, vaccinations were halted, but the damage was done after about 10 weeks of inoculations; and

 

-- the US government paid hundreds of millions of dollars to settle damage claims from thousands of victims.

 

UK press coverage currently describes concern over the government releasing a vaccine "of unknown safety," yet plans remain to proceed. According to Jackie Fletcher, founder of the vaccine support group Jabs: "The (UK) Government would not be anticipating (trouble) if they didn't think there was a (GBS) connection. What we've got is a massive guinea-pig trial."

 

In a July 26 rense.com article titled, "Startling New Evidence That The 'Swine Flu' Pandemic Is Man-Made," Dr. A. True Ott cited evidence showing that Novartis Pharmaceuticals "conspired with corrupt 'scientists' at the US Army Institute of Pathology, Ft. Detrick, Maryland, to create a 'novel' strain of weaponized 'influenza' virus by....'reverse engineering' the deadly 1918 killer strain (then) maliciously and surreptitiously releas(ing it globally) in March and April 2009 for the primary purpose of creating a panic-stricken world-wide demand for Novartis vaccine material."

 

Ott claims the vaccine will unleash "lethal waves of increasingly virulent and deadly disease, rather than to curtail and limit the existing outbreak" - for huge profits and "a massive and sudden (worldwide) depopulation" agenda.

 

He called the scheme much greater than Henry Kissinger's 1974 NSSM-200 diabolical plan for "the immediate reduction of world population" in the hundreds of millions.

 

In 1987, Dr. Maurice Hillerman, prominent vaccine expert and head of Merck's vaccine division admitted that mass inoculations in the 1950s and 1960s likely caused thousands of annual cancer deaths because the SV40 virus (from dead monkeys) contaminated the first polio vaccine. "According to Hillerman, MERCK KNEW THE VACCINES WERE INFECTED WITH SV40, but distributed them anyway."

 

Many other examples show that "live viruses in vaccines SPREAD....disease very effectively. When combined with SQUALENE ADJUVANT the virus becomes many times more potent and lethal."

 

Ott claims Novartis' patent application reveals "smoking gun" evidence. The company admitted that "their 'invented' vaccine will be effective because of ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE ORIGINS OF THE PANDEMIC FLU STRAIN THAT WAS 'REVERSE ENGINEERED'....Clearly the pandemic virus was not an act of nature. (It's) a conspiracy to commit mass murder" for profit.

 

Writing for Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG), Dr. Andrew Bosworth sounded the alarm about "The Swine Flu Hoax," admitted its mysterious origins, expressed concern that it might be lethal, and suggested that it was either accidently or deliberately released by corporate or government sources to cause a global epidemic for profit and power.

 

He cited suspicions of doctors and scientists that Swine Flu was man-made because of its unique combination of viruses from different parts of the world. He mentioned spurious media and official reports of Swine Flu deaths, perhaps from conventional flu, another cause, or an unrelated medical condition. He called the US government's pandemic policy "ridiculous" and "repugnant," leaving people terrified and uninformed enough to react adversely to their own well-being.

 

Current News from Jane Burgermeister's theflucase.com

 

Burgermeister is the journalist who filed criminal charges against Baxter AG, Baxter International, and Avir Green Hills Biotechnology AG "for producing and distributing contaminated bird flu material this winter, alleging that this was a deliberate act to cause a pandemic, and also to profit" from it. In addition, she accused Austrian Health and other Ministry officials of knowledge and support of this practice, then later named Baxter, Novartis, Sanofi Aventis, world agencies (including the WHO, UN, and CDC), and high-level officials in Austria, other European countries, and America of conspiratorial involvement.

 

Her web site features the following recent reports:

 

-- on August 25, the UK Daily Mail said "Up to half of (British) family doctors do not want to be vaccinated against swine flu," and one-third of them said the vaccine was inadequately tested;

 

-- in Australia, "Leading infectious disease experts have called on the Federal Government to abandon its mass swine-flu vaccination plan because of fears the vaccine is a contamination risk that could spread blood-borne diseases;"

 

-- In Jacobson v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1905), the US Supreme Court ruled that the state could require people to be vaccinated for the common good; in April 2009, NECN.com reported that a possible new Massachusetts law (Bill 2028) will require compulsory vaccinations; those refusing face $1,000 a day fines or 30 days in prison; after the state senate unanimously passed it, Catherine Austin Fitts concluded that Boston's money men must be "very scared about something," given that the city is "the capital of equity investment;"

 

-- on August 25, Health Minister Ulla Schmidt admitted on German TV that the Swine Flu vaccination campaign was a hoax and the largest ever inoculation experiment in history; and

 

-- on August 22, Dr. Wolfgang Wogarg, chairman of the health committee in the German parliament and European Council, warned about potential Swine Flu vaccine safety. He said Novartis' vaccine contained cancerous animal cells, and emphasized peoples' fears over the disease from being inoculated. "It is a great business for the pharmaceutical industry," he told Neuen Presse. Swine flu is not very different from conventional flu, but the vaccine can have dangerous side effects.

 

Lessons from the 1976 Swine Flu Outbreak

 

Soldiers at Fort Dix, NJ were affected. About 240 became ill. One death was reported, but the illness never spread beyond the base, so it's curious why not. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't explain why the disease was contained or how it was introduced.

 

More curious is the current hype over person-to-person transmission when it didn't happen in 1976. Northwestern University's Immunology Professor Robert Lamb explains that isolated swine flu cases in humans aren't uncommon. "Every year, you will find some pig farmer somewhere who gets swine flu. But it usually doesn't transmit to his family," let alone to the surrounding area or beyond.

 

Several years ago, Texas A & M's head of microbial and molecular pathogenesis, John Quarles, isolated a swine flu virus in a student on campus. He took samples from him and about 100 others close to him. Not a single one of them was affected, and according to Quarles: "That's pretty classic for swine flu."

 

In research conducted by Dr. Pascal James Imperato, dean at SUNY's School of Public Health, he reported that "the 2009 H1N1 virus was less efficiently transmitted by droplet infection (inhalation of respiratory pathogens exhaled by someone infected) in ferrets compared to the seasonal human H1N1 virus. This is a significant finding as it indicates that the 2009 swine flu virus might not be as easily transmitted between humans as its seasonal counterpart" - unless it's bioengineered to make it contagious and deadly.

 

Conclusion

 

Swine Flu is a virus-induced respiratory illness in pigs. Few succumb and die, and humans are rarely infected, except occasionally among people having direct contact with infected animals. For most who do, symptoms are generally mild. Medications and other treatments aren't essential. The illness usually lasts from two to seven days, and most patients recover well on their own.

 

Currently, no global pandemic or public health emergency exists, nor does forensic evidence link H1N1 to reported deaths. Yet fear-mongering persists to convince people globally to submit voluntarily to dangerous, possibly deadly bioengineered, vaccines.

 

If large numbers of confirmed Swine Flu deaths occur, contrary to compelling scientific reasons why they should not, then serious investigation is called for to determine if inoculations, not H1N1, caused them, and whether corporate greed and government complicity are behind a sinister plot to distract world attention from a deepening global depression, enrich drug companies hugely, and depopulate nations in numbers too horrifying to imagine - or as some observers put it, "depopulation by inoculation."

 

Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
 

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to The Global Research News Hour on RepublicBroadcasting.org Monday - Friday at 10AM US Central time for cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on world and national issues. All programs are archived for easy listening.

 

: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Geolibertarian August 29, 2009, 09:50:26 AM
WHO Warns of Severe Form of H1N1 Virus

Saturday, August 29, 2009 
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,544262,00.html

Doctors are reporting a severe form of H1N1 that goes straight to the lungs, causing severe illness in otherwise healthy young people and requiring expensive hospital treatment, the World Health Organization said Friday.

As this story develops, keep in mind that this is the same banker-owned political establishment that admittedly issued fake terror alerts to manipulate the public:

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14881 (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14881)

Fake Homeland Security Terror Alerts during Bush Adminstration
Tom Ridge's Revelations Vindicate "Unserious" Terror Alert Skeptics

by Jason Linkins

(http://www.globalresearch.ca/coverStoryPictures/14881.jpg)

Global Research, August 22, 2009
Huffington Post - 2009-08-21

Yesterday's revelation from former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge that he was pressured to raise the terror alert level to assist President George W. Bush win re-election in 2004 was widely greeted by Bush critics as the confirmation of longstanding suspicions. And everyone who contended that the silly Terror Color Chart could have not possibly served any other purpose than a political one should take a victory lap, right? Atlantic's Marc Ambinder didn't seem to think so (at least not at first), telling his readers:


I can do very little to add what Marcy Wheeler and Glenn Greenwald have contributed to the discussion, nevertheless I feel the need to get a few licks in about Ambinder's prejudice. What Ambinder needs to admit, here -- and he is not alone -- is that he erred in assuming that skepticism about Bush's conduct only originated from "gut hatred of Bush." Certainly, some did. But, Ambinder's view completely eliminates the possibility that skepticism could originate from reason or from seriousness.

[Continued... (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14881)]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyuQMtq1MkE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyuQMtq1MkE)

The global elite are attempting to "punk" us yet again, folks.

Will the sheep-like masses (http://propagandamatrix.com/forum/index.php/topic,5068.0.html) fall for it like they always have before?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 30, 2009, 10:40:50 AM
Don't mess with our need to get rid of the OVERSTOCKS of Tamiflu....

Canada dismisses warning about flu drug
Caroline Alphonso
Toronto — From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 07:32PM EDT
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/tamiflu-effective-in-treating-children-canada-maintains/article1247247/

Study raises questions about effectiveness of Tamiflu for young children, but public health agency stands by broad use of treatment

Canadian health authorities will not change their practice of prescribing the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to treat cases of pandemic H1N1 flu in children, despite a new study that raises questions about the drug’s effectiveness.

Researchers at the University of Oxford cautioned about the broad use of anti-viral drugs to treat children 12 years of age and younger suffering from seasonal flu. They found anti-viral drugs have little or no effect on asthma flare-ups, ear infections or bacterial infections in children. Tamiflu was also linked to increased vomiting.
The authors questioned whether children would face the same risks when being treated with anti-virals for the pandemic H1N1 flu virus.

But the Public Health Agency of Canada assured parents Monday that Tamiflu has a strong safety profile, and has recommended doctors prescribe it for infection prevention and to treat cases of H1N1 in infants under one year.

“We know that Tamiflu thus far is effective in treating the vast majority of people who have H1N1, making their symptoms less severe and the illness lasting fewer days,” the agency said in an e-mail. “We now have some evidence that there seems to be less risk in using Tamiflu in young children.”

The pandemic virus has shown resistance to Tamiflu, one of two anti-virals that can keep it in check if taken within days of the first symptoms. However, there have been people who have fallen ill despite taking the drug.

The study, published Monday in the British Medical Journal, found anti-virals shortened the duration of seasonal flu in children from between a half-day and 11/2 days. But the study found no clear evidence the anti-virals prevent complications in children with seasonal flu. It didn’t prevent asthma exacerbations in asthmatic children or lower rates of antibiotic prescriptions, for example.

The researchers did not study the effects of anti-virals on children with H1N1 flu, but said that based on some evidence, anti-virals might have “limited” effects  on preventing complications.

“While morbidity and mortality in the current pandemic remain low, a more conservative strategy might be considered prudent, given the limited data, side effects such as vomiting, and the potential for developing resistant strains of influenza,” Matthew Thompson, a senior clinical scientist at Oxford, and his colleagues concluded.

The researchers conducted a scientific review of seven previous studies, known as a meta-analysis, on the use of anti-viral drugs for seasonal flu in children. Four studies looked at the treatment of influenza, the other three looked at the use of drugs to prevent infection.

Grant Stiver, a professor of medicine in infectious diseases at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia, dismissed the findings. “I don’t think I would base any clinical judgment on this study,” Dr. Stiver said in an interview.

Trials done on Tamiflu have shown the drug to have benefits when it comes to seasonal flu, even in children, he said.

Although there isn’t much data on anti-virals and the H1N1 virus, Dr. Stiver said Tamiflu helps prevent the spread of infection in the early stages and, more importantly, in the absence of a vaccine.

I think it’s safe in children,” Dr. Stiver said. “The earlier you can get this drug, the better it works.”
(He THINKS it's safe???? - would he give it to his own kids???)



: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Please Wake Up! August 30, 2009, 12:22:33 PM

Vent to follow:

I am on a list of parents who have children with type 1 diabetes. The Swine Flu vaccine has come up a few times and there is sort of mixed opinions about it.  Of course, I make my opinion very clear - I will not allow my family to get the vaccine.  So, this father (a doctor) laid into me about it.  Of course he brings up the Virus of 1918, blah, blah, blah.  The thing that bothered me was when he made a comment about how withholding the Swine Flu vaccine from my child would be like withholding insulin from my child.  WTF?  For those who don't know... if I withheld insulin from my insulin dependent daughter, she would DIE within days.  (As a parent with a child with type 1 D, he obviously knows this).  He actually believes that these two situations are comparable... He then ended his comment by writing "You sound rooted in principle, I hope it doesn't become too costly." My 'principle' basically being that I wouldn't inject neurotoxins, etc... into my body or my kids' bodies.   

Wow.  Just Wow. 


: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Satyagraha August 30, 2009, 01:17:06 PM
Vent to follow:

I am on a list of parents who have children with type 1 diabetes. The Swine Flu vaccine has come up a few times and there is sort of mixed opinions about it.  Of course, I make my opinion very clear - I will not allow my family to get the vaccine.  So, this father (a doctor) laid into me about it.  Of course he brings up the Virus of 1918, blah, blah, blah.  The thing that bothered me was when he made a comment about how withholding the Swine Flu vaccine from my child would be like withholding insulin from my child.  WTF?  For those who don't know... if I withheld insulin from my insulin dependent daughter, she would DIE within days.  (As a parent with a child with type 1 D, he obviously knows this).  He actually believes that these two situations are comparable... He then ended his comment by writing "You sound rooted in principle, I hope it doesn't become too costly." My 'principle' basically being that I wouldn't inject neurotoxins, etc... into my body or my kids' bodies.   

Wow.  Just Wow. 


That "Doctor" who made the comparison that not giving the vaccine = withholding insulin is a complete idiot. He is irresponsible, and he's making a patently untrue statement. I feel sorry for his patients!!!

: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: donnay August 30, 2009, 01:29:34 PM
Vent to follow:

I am on a list of parents who have children with type 1 diabetes. The Swine Flu vaccine has come up a few times and there is sort of mixed opinions about it.  Of course, I make my opinion very clear - I will not allow my family to get the vaccine.  So, this father (a doctor) laid into me about it.  Of course he brings up the Virus of 1918, blah, blah, blah.  The thing that bothered me was when he made a comment about how withholding the Swine Flu vaccine from my child would be like withholding insulin from my child.  WTF?  For those who don't know... if I withheld insulin from my insulin dependent daughter, she would DIE within days.  (As a parent with a child with type 1 D, he obviously knows this).  He actually believes that these two situations are comparable... He then ended his comment by writing "You sound rooted in principle, I hope it doesn't become too costly." My 'principle' basically being that I wouldn't inject neurotoxins, etc... into my body or my kids' bodies.   

Wow.  Just Wow. 




The doctor is an absolute quack.  I would have turned to him and said I will give this flu shot to my child if you can unconditionally guarantee me that my child will not get the swine flu.  I am sure his tune would have changed.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Irobot August 30, 2009, 03:39:20 PM
WHO: Swine flu spreading at ‘unbelievable’ rate

Swine flu spreads four times faster than other viruses and 40 percent of the fatalities are young adults in good health, the world’s top health official warned in an interview appearing Saturday.

“This virus travels at an unbelievable, almost unheard of speed,” World Health Organisation Director General Margaret Chan told France’s Le Monde daily in an interview.



Doctors Question WHO's Severe Swine Flu Warning

Some Say While Severe Swine Flu Exists, Warnings May Be Overblown
The World Health Organization warned Friday that doctors around the world are now reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs of otherwise healthy young people -- but some infectious disease experts said the alarm could be unwarranted.



Obesity linked to swine flu deaths

Study of pandemic reveals that weight problems and pregnancy are significant factors in fatal cases

The Observer, Sunday 30 August 2009

Obesity has emerged as a possible contributing factor in fatal swine flu cases, according to ground-breaking research looking at deaths caused by the pandemic in countries around the world.

The claim is made by a team from the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance, which has studied the characteristics of 574 deaths associated with the pandemic H1N1 influenza up until the middle of July. According to the team's findings, published in medical journal Eurosurveillance, underlying disease was found in at least half of all fatal cases.


12160 Bio Watch :
http://tinyurl.com/12160BioWatch


: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: 2Revolutions August 30, 2009, 04:51:00 PM
Pay attention to the sub headline. 


http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=8438195 (http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=8438195)

Will Fear Make Pregnant Women Shun Swine Flu Vaccine?
Doctors Fear Safety Worries May Overshadow Pregnant Patients' Need for the Shot

By DAN CHILDS
ABC News Medical Unit

Aug. 28, 2009—

New Yorker Deirdre Hykal is precisely the type of person doctors hope will get the swine flu vaccine first.

Hykal is pregnant -- a fact that moves her to the front of the line to receive the vaccine, as health officials have warned that pregnant women appear to be more susceptible to swine flu than their non-pregnant counterparts.

But despite this, Hykal has her misgivings about the jab.

"It's sort of nerve wracking, perhaps because you're the guinea pigs," Hykal told ABC News' Sharyn Alfonsi. "But I don't know what's worse ... getting sick from the vaccine or sick from the swine flu. So it's a tough decision."

Doctors are increasingly worried that pregnant women like Hykal, fearing side effects from the swine flu vaccine for themselves or their unborn babies, will skip the shots -- even though these women are among the priority groups to receive them.

Dr. Gerald Joseph, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, sent a letter on Thursday to doctors in the organization pressing them to urge their pregnant patients to get the shots when they become available.

"The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has joined with a coalition of prenatal and pediatric health care provider organizations to urge pregnant women to take steps to prevent influenza and to seek early treatment," Joseph wrote in the letter. "Your action to prevent and treat influenza in your pregnant patients is of critical importance."

The recommendation that pregnant women be among the first to receive the swine flu vaccine comes after a study released last month showed that pregnant women are four times more likely to be hospitalized with the illness than other people.

But some pregnancy experts say the vaccine could be a tough sell to pregnant women who worry that the shots could have an ill effect on their babies.

"Pregnant women attending our clinics are very concerned about swine flu and the risk to their health and, more importantly, the impact it might have on their pregnancy and the health of their baby," said Dr. Amanda Cotter, associate professor obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

"All pregnant women should be vaccinated against the seasonal flu, but only 15 percent of pregnant women actually [are]," she said. "The reluctance is because pregnant women are always afraid to take medication in pregnancy and harm their baby."

Dr. Marjorie Greenfield, director of general obstetrics and gynecology at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center's MacDonald Hospital for Women in Cleveland, agreed that convincing some mothers to get the vaccine could be an uphill battle.

"I know a lot of people are worried about vaccines for their children, and many mothers-to-be don't want to take any unnecessary medications or treatments during pregnancy," she said. "So I am sure we will get lots of questions about whether it is safe to take this vaccine."

Swine Flu More Dangerous for Pregnant Women, Doctors Say

Ironically, pregnant women are the ones who stand to benefit the most from the swine flu vaccine, doctors say, as the disease appears to be much more severe for these women.

"We have good evidence that flu is more dangerous to pregnant women than to the general public," Greenfield said.

"We are very worried about how big this epidemic of H1N1 may be this year, and pregnant women who get H1N1 will be at increased risk of severe illness and death," she said. "There is no reason to believe that the immunization will be unsafe and good reason to believe that H1N1 has the potential to make pregnant women very sick."

And some doctors report that they have already seen firsthand the potentially devastating effects of swine flu in pregnant patients.

"We did have a pregnant mother in late spring who developed H1N1 flu and was critically ill," said Dr. Ian Holzman, chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. "She delivered prematurely, and the baby was ill, but there was no evidence that the baby had influenza.

"The risks of the immunization are surely less than the risk of influenza in the mother," he said.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe August 30, 2009, 05:35:33 PM
 >:( FEAR FEAR FEAR
The doctor fears because of the patient's fear...
YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU WILL EVEN GET THE FLU AND IF YOU DO YOU DON'T KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO DIE FROM IT!  GRRRR...
We also don't KNOW that the vaccine is going to hurt people so the question is - Does the evidence that you are going to die/endanger your baby if you contract H1N1 outweighs that of vaccines harming you or your unborn baby?
Heh, sorry, hope that made sense.
EDIT: After re-reading that, I realized that I sort of sound like I am advocating the vaccine. I AM NOT.
I'm saying, give me the numbers.  What PERCENTAGE of pregnant women contracted H1N1 and of those, what percentage have died or caused harm to their fetus and -
What percentage of children/fetuses have been harmed by vaccines?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: 2Revolutions August 30, 2009, 05:42:33 PM


http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=8412477 (http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=8412477)

Drastic Measure? Officials Consider Early Roll-Out of Swine Flu Vaccine
Influenza Experts Disagree Over Need to Move Quickly on Vaccine Given Dire Predictions
By DAN CHILDS
ABC News Medical Unit

Aug. 25, 2009—

The government appears to be moving forward with an early roll-out of a vaccine against the H1N1 swine flu virus  even as trials to determine its safety, efficacy and proper dosage are still under way.

On Tuesday, Dr. Ann Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, confirmed that the government will request that manufacturers "fill and finish" batches of the vaccine in 15-microgram doses in order to put some doses of the vaccine into vials for shipment so they could be available as early as mid-September. The measure was one of the recommendations laid out in a report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released on Monday.

Comment:  Paging Dr. Holdren

"We certainly feel that based on everything we know about seasonal influenza and H1N1... the risks of the disease are much higher than the risks of the vaccine," Schuchat said during a CDC press conference on the vaccine on Tuesday.

Some infectious disease experts said that given the circumstances, the plan is warranted.

"I think this is a good idea if it can be done," noted Dr. D.A. Henderson, former director of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness for the Bush administration and currently an infectious disease specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "The only problem is that the individual may receive a less potent vaccine that will be less effective. Is it better to have this than no vaccine at all? I think so."

But others said the early roll-out could be premature. "I am very skeptical of finishing vaccine before we know the appropriate dose to be included in each inoculation, before immunogenicity studies are complete or before safety assessments have been finished," said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., and a proponent of influenza vaccination.
Early Push May Not Be Warranted, Flu Experts Say

"We have assured both the profession and the public that the H1N1 vaccine will be evaluated with the same rigor that is applied to seasonal vaccine," he added. "We should not make vaccine available before the trials are complete and the results carefully assessed."

Amir Afkhami, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Global Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., agreed.

"I fear that a rush towards vaccinating the population without completing trials risks leading to the harmful outcome that we witnessed during the 1976 Swine flu scare where the government advocated rapid production and vaccination of the population without adequate safeguards which led to an unexplained increase in cases of Guillain Barre syndrome amongst other complications," Afkhami said. "I think in this regard we must learn from lessons of the past and be mindful of not jumping from the proverbial frying pan into the fire by putting people's health at risk without adequate production and safety monitoring of the vaccines."

Too Early for 'Fill and Finish'?

Throughout the development of the new vaccine that is aimed at offering protection against the swine flu, some have raised concerns over what they see as an effort to rush the drug through safety trials.

Indeed, some of the lingering fears may spring from the spike in a rare neurological condition known as Guillain Barre syndrome cases that accompanied vaccination efforts during the 1976-77 flu season. A number of medical professionals say no strong evidence exists to support the theory that the vaccine caused the neurological disorder. However, some believe that preparing the doses before the trials are complete could open the door to unexpected side effects.


"Normally to get approval for a new vaccine you must do a variety of trials to make sure the vaccine is both safe and effective and, if there are side effects, what those may be," said Bill Muraskin, professor in the Department of Urban Studies at Queens College at the City University of New York. "Even with the biggest and best trials, there is the problem that a side effect that appears rarely may not be discovered."
Push Comes Amid Sine Flu Vaccine Supply Worries

Meanwhile, with the news last month that barely more than a third of the anticipated 120 million doses of swine flu vaccine will be available by mid-October, public health experts are faced with significant pressure to ensure that vulnerable populations will have access to the shots if they are needed.

One of the biggest questions that still remains is whether recipients of the vaccine will need one or two doses to get full protection from the virus. And even then, the question of whether 15 micrograms is the proper amount of antigen to have in each shot is still an unanswered one.

"Is 15ug the correct quantity?" asked Dr. Rich Whitley, president-elect of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). "We will need the results of the NIAID studies to answer that question, as well as whether we will need to doses of novel H1N1 vaccine."

Making the Right Move Is Crucial, Experts Warn

At stake in the debate over how quickly to push forward with swine flu vaccine efforts is not only public health, but also public opinion, Muraskin warned.

"We have in this country a major anti-vaccine lobby and movement that is not confined to the lunatic fringe, but increasingly includes upper middle class groups," he said. "It is vital not to give these people ammunition.

"If the public health authorities skip any key step in the normal vaccine approval process they are setting themselves up for a real attack by the anti-vaccine forces if there are significant side effects and the flu is no more severe than what they are now predicting."
: Colombia says president has swine flu
: Irobot August 30, 2009, 07:56:12 PM
Colombia says president has swine flu
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/30/AR2009083002134.html
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has contracted the H1N1 swine flu virus and is being treated by doctors
: Health and Human Services vaccine video propaganda contest.
: 3REPORT August 31, 2009, 04:07:28 PM
The HHS Dept. kicked off a youtube contest to see who could make the best video instructing the shattle slaves to get their injections.

http://www.the3report.com/index.php/blog/hhs_flu_shot_video_contest/
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe August 31, 2009, 05:33:13 PM
Children under 9 will now need 4 shots...


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,544782,00.html?test=latestnews

H1N1 State of Confusion

Monday, August 31, 2009
By Marrecca Fiore

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Millions of kids, young adults and teachers are returning to classrooms and dorm rooms this week – prime real estate for the spread of H1N1 – and there’s still little agreement on how best to protect against the bug.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, World Health Organization and vaccine manufacturers have yet to reach an agreement on how to attack and prevent the H1N1 virus.

Among the most confusing points are:

— How many flu shots will you need?

How many times will you need to get poked this year? That depends on who you ask and how old you are.

One shot: The CDC and HHS recommend seasonal flu shots for everyone – especially high risk groups like the very young, very old, health-care workers and those with pre-existing health conditions or weakened immune systems.

Two shots: H1N1 shots (two of them administered about three weeks apart) are recommended for health-care workers, pregnant women, the very obese, parents of children and teens, and children and adults ages 6 months to 24 years old. People older than age 50 do not need H1N1 shots unless they have pre-existing health conditions or weakened immune systems, according to health officials.

Three shots: Certain people are encouraged to get both seasonal flu and H1N1 shots including pregnant women, health-care workers, parents of children and teens, college students and people with underlying health conditions.

Four shots: New this week, some health officials say children under the age of 9 who have never had a flu shot will need four shots. This includes two seasonal flu shots and two H1N1 shots.

— Should infected schools and colleges close?

Although the CDC, HHS and WHO are all recommending thatofficials do not close schools or colleges if a small number of students come down with flu symptoms, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said last week that all schools and colleges should be ready to offer online courses, should an outbreak occur and closure become necessary.

Still, no organization has yet to define what constitutes a small number of sick students versus an outbreak. Further complicating issues, while America and Britain have said they will not close schools unless “exceptional circumstances” arise, France says it may close schools if as few as three students become ill.

Austria, Germany, Spain and Switzerland say they will close schools on a case-by-case basis.

— Stay home or go to the doctor?

Hoping to avoid some of the mad dashes that led to emergency room overcrowding last year, health officials are recommending that in some cases, the sick should stay home rather than head to a doctor’s office or emergency room.

Why? Because if you go to the emergency room and don’t have H1N1, there’s a good chance you could leave with it.

The only problem with that advice is that health officials also recommend that people with flu-like symptoms obtain a prescription for anti-viral drugs like Tamiflu or Relenza within 72 hours of becoming sick to minimize symptoms and potentially deadly complications.

Doctors say a good rule of thumb is to avoid the doctor if the only symptoms are typical of a cold — runny nose, mild sore throat and cough – and no or very low fever (under 100 degrees).

Seek a doctor’s care if your symptoms include a fever over 100 degrees, cough, body chills and aches, congestion, diarrhea and vomiting.

— Is it safe to travel abroad?

Although the WHO has declared an H1N1 pandemic, there are little if no travel restrictions that have been declared. The U.S. government in July warned against traveling to Argentina due a widespread outbreak in that country, but has stopped short of preventing people from traveling to that country.

The U.S. government also warns that due to increased H1N1 screening procedures in China, anyone who is suspected of having H1N1 or has traveled by air with someone suspected of having H1N1 may be quarantined by the Chinese government for an indeterminable amount of time.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Harconen August 31, 2009, 06:40:16 PM
Children under 9 will now need 4 shots...

Four shots: New this week, some health officials say children under the age of 9 who have never had a flu shot will need four shots. This includes two seasonal flu shots and two H1N1 shots.


This is so sick...I can't take it anymore.  :'(
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 31, 2009, 09:33:52 PM
This is so sick...I can't take it anymore.  :'(

Seems like they're using the "wear-down" approach. Push, push, push, for 4, 5, or 6 shots, then even if the poor kid only gets one or two, they still get enough of the poison to "do the trick"...you're right, this is sick.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: muggl3z August 31, 2009, 10:40:21 PM
Art Bell told me last night to wait and see if the first people to get the first shot die, then decide. lol Told him I was going to take my chances with chicken noodle soup. He sarcastically asked if all chicken soup was ok? I told him yes, as long as you didn't make it with tap water, because of the floride. ZING! he laughed and moved on. ;)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 31, 2009, 10:54:43 PM
Art Bell told me last night to wait and see if the first people to get the first shot die, then decide. lol Told him I was going to take my chances with chicken noodle soup. He sarcastically asked if all chicken soup was ok? I told him yes, as long as you didn't make it with tap water, because of the floride. ZING! he laughed and moved on. ;)

The seasonal flu shot shouldn't have the adjuvant in it, it's the H1N1 "swine flu" vaccine and H5N1 "prepandrix" (pre-pandemic) vaccines that have the badass stuff in it. The flumist just encourages the mutagenic potential of the virus through viral shedding. The Celvapan is worrisome because they're using AGM to make it, albeit Vero Cell technology rather than pure MKTC, it's still dangerous.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent August 31, 2009, 11:20:24 PM
What's interesting is Celvapan is supposed to be against H1N1, but even as late as June 11, German news was still reporting that Celvapan was against H5N1:
http://chemiereport.at/chemiereport/stories/8208/ (http://chemiereport.at/chemiereport/stories/8208/)

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=de|en&u=http://chemiereport.at/chemiereport/stories/8208/ (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=de|en&u=http://chemiereport.at/chemiereport/stories/8208/)

Wednesday 11 Juni 2008, 23:35 June 2008, 23:35
H5N1: Celvapan induziert Antikörper in Phase I/II H5N1: Celvapan induces antibodies in phase I / II



: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: MaxRomeo2.0 August 31, 2009, 11:45:09 PM
I aint takin no shot !!!!
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Maddie September 01, 2009, 02:42:36 AM
I'm a new member from the UK. Have been reading this thread with much interest.........

I actually had the swine flu a few weeks ago and shock horror!!!....... I didnt die!!!!! :) ;)

Whilst I did feel ill, I certainly wasnt as ill as I thought I was gonna be!! My Doctor prescribed me Tamiflu because I got a chest infection and couldnt stop coughing and wheezing all the time. I did ask for another antibiotic but he wouldnt hear of it. I reluctantly took the Tamiflu for 2 days, the dosage was 1 tablet twice a day, 75mg. I stopped taking it after that because I actually did feel worse than before!! :o
I felt wholly better after another 2 days anyway.

My kids certainly wont be having the swine flu vaccine and I am telling as many people as possible, who will listen to me NOT to have it either!! My mom has asthma and is worried about getting the flu and I told her she is more in danger from the vaccine than the actual flu itself!!!!!
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig September 01, 2009, 10:47:27 AM
Is H1N1 vaccine program a shot in the dark?
http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/62/2009/september/01/is-h1n1-vaccine-program-a-shot-in-the-dark.html
By: JO CIAVAGLIA
The Intelligencer

The one time that Gail Cowan had a seasonal flu shot she said she got sick with the flu.

That happened 25 years ago, but the memory is enough to make the Richboro resident reluctant to consider getting vaccinated against the new H1N1 virus that flu experts predict could infect up to half the U.S. population starting this fall.

And she isn't sure what to advise her 20- and 30-something kids.

Many area residents are wrestling with the same decisions and concerns over how widespread the new virus - the first global flu pandemic in 40 years - will become this season and the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine developed so quickly.

Some cite the 1976 U.S. swine flu scare, where the government encouraged millions to get vaccinated against the new strain that appeared closely related to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic that killed tens of millions. But the threat never materialized and the vaccine effort was quickly halted after a rare side effect, a nerve disorder called

Guillain-Barre Syndrome, was linked to the shot.

Others, like Miriam Schlifer, know how dangerous the flu can be. The Newtown Township resident and her then 3-year-old daughter developed the Hong Kong Flu during the last 1969 pandemic, which killed 1 million people worldwide.

"It was awful," she said. I was sick for weeks. I had a cough for months."

Now, at age 67, Schlifer, who got the seasonal flu vaccine last week, would like to get the H1N1 shot - once it has been thoroughly tested.

"I don't think they know enough, to be honest," she added. "You have to think what is the best of the different evils?"

Flu experts estimate more than 1 million people in the U.S. have been infected with H1N1 since it started circulating in April. Of those, nearly 8,000 have been hospitalized and more than 500 died.

Pennsylvania has confirmed 2,049 cases as of Friday, including 127 in Bucks County and 199 in Montgomery County. Statewide, 10 deaths have been attributed to the virus, including seven in Philadelphia, which has had 484 confirmed cases.

New Jersey is no longer counting individual H1N1 cases, but as of Wednesday, 517 state residents had been hospitalized and 17 deaths attributed to the virus, according to the state health department.

H1N1 continues to circulate widely and computer models suggest it has the potential for a strong resurgence. But the problem with the flu - especially with pandemics -is its unpredictability. Scientists can't say for sure what the upcoming season will be like or how virulent the strain will be.

Most H1N1 cases are expected to be mild, though 30,000 to 90,000 people, mostly children and young adults could die, according to a recent report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Bristol resident Chris Chapman skips the seasonal flu shot and said he's skeptical of the H1N1 vaccine, which is currently undergoing clinical trials in adults and testing in pediatric populations.

"I kind of think they might be testing something on everybody," he said.

While children and adults are at the top of the government priority list, Chapman - who had the swine flu vaccine as a child in 1976 - doubts he'll have his kids get the new vaccine.

"If I saw something convincing about the shot, I would say absolutely," he said. "The swine flu, unless someone tells me different, it's just another strain of flu. I don't see what all the hubbub is about. We eat lots of vegetables and fruits."
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Middletown resident Dr. William McKenna is 80 years old - an age group that scientists say appears to have some immunity to the virus. Nationwide, most H1N1 cases have been among children and young adults; the fewest cases are among people age 60 and older.

The retired general practitioner would still like to get the vaccine. He gets the seasonal flu vaccine annually.

"I have 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren I'd get them all a shot," he said.

Health care workers are among the government's priority group for the H1N1 vaccine, which federal experts believe will be available in limited amounts starting in last October.

But fewer than half of all U.S. health care providers historically get annual seasonal flu shots and some infection control experts worry if the same could hold true for the novel H1N1 virus. A recent United Kingdom poll showed 30 percent of nurses would turn down the H1N1 shots, and researchers believe it's a good indicator of health worker reluctance worldwide.

Research over the years has shown that health care workers, who are constantly exposed to sick people, are a key source of seasonal flu, which causes about 200,000 hospitalizations and at least 36,000 deaths a year.

Patients in Dr. Joe Kepko's Bensalem family practice are already expressing interest in the H1N1 vaccine, though he likely won't get it until January, at the earliest. But he plans to get the vaccine and so will his children.

"You can never predict what will happen with genetic drift," Kepko said. "Sometimes, the public makes a mountain out of a molehill. More patients will succumb to the influenza-A this year than swine flu."

Nurse practitioner Cathy Giorgio manages the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership free health clinic in Bensalem, which treats uninsured, low-income Bucks residents.

She always gets a seasonal flu shot, though last year she fell ill for four days with a 103-degree fever. But since she has chronic health conditions, Giorgio won't hesitate about protecting herself against H1N1, too.

"There is always something and I am on the front line," she said. "If anything, people need to wash their hands all the time. Grocery stores, the mall and other large gathering places need to have hand-washing stations as a public service."

Did you know?

A total of 48.1 million Americans, about 22 percent of the population, received vaccinations against the A/New Jersey/1976 (H1N1) swine flu by the time the National Influenza Immunization Program was halted in December, 1976. The CDC later determined that 532 of 1,098 cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a paralyzing neuromuscular disorder were linked to the vaccine program. [It was actually thousands if not tens of thousands.]

priority groups for the H1N1 vaccine

Health care workers, pregnant women, children, young adults and adults with high-risk medical conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 01, 2009 02:30 AM
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Dig September 01, 2009, 10:49:35 AM
Letter Leaked Showing New Swine Flu Jab Linked to Guillain Barre Syndrome
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/114488
Christina England  August 16, 2009

A UK newspaper has received letters showing a link between the new Swine Flu vaccine and Guillain Barre Syndrome, a serious neurological disease that cause paralysis and in extreme cases can lead to death. A member of the JCVI Professor Elizabeth Miller and head of the HPA's Immunisation Department has sent a confidential letter to senior neurologists warning to be on the alert for new cases of GBS which she says could be linked to the vaccine. This letter was sent on the 29th July 2009. So why have the public not been alerted to the problem and why has the testing of the vaccine been allowed to continue?

The letter says: ´The vaccines used to combat an expected swine influenza pandemic in 1976 were shown to be associated with GBS and were withdrawn from use.

"GBS has been identified as a condition needing enhanced surveillance when the swine flu vaccines are rolled out.

Reporting every case of GBS irrespective of vaccination or disease history is essential for conducting robust epidemiological analyses capable of identifying whether there is an increased risk of GBS in defined time periods after vaccination, or after influenza itself, compared with the background risk."

Reported by the Mail of Sunday Jo MacFarlane 15th July 2009.

To make matters worse this was the SECOND letter sent on the subject, the first sent out just days before. The second letter, dated July 27, is from the Association of British Neurologists and is written by Dr Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, chair of its surveillance unit, and Professor Patrick Chinnery, chair of its clinical research committee.- Reports Jo Macfarlane.

Yet despite these letters and this knowledge and despite the fall in the cases of Swine Flu, the testing of this vaccine began all around the world, using the public as 'Pharmaceutical Lab Rats'

A UK Daily newspaper reported that despite Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, director of WHO vaccine research initiative saying that the results from the clinical testing of the vaccine would not be expected until the end of September, Andy Burnahan and the chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson have said that the vaccine will be available this month. Ministers Plan Swine Flu Vaccination in Every School Denis Campbell and James Sturcke the Guardian 6th August 2009.

Note, this announcement was made AFTER the knowledge that these letters existed, indicting that even with a serious risk such as GBS known about the UK Government was still willing to mass vaccinate. What makes matters a million times worse is that the vaccine programme is due to target the most vulnerable first. This shows a total lack of care of the public and a degree of negligence on their part. Especially when the indication is, that there is a general decline in the numbers of Swine Flu cases being reported.

The UK have decided that children are to be the first to be vaccinated as they are said to be the highest at risk from developing serious form of the H1N1 virus along health care professionals, pregnant mothers and people with underlying health conditions even though these groups are often the most vulnerable and there is little or no data that this vaccine is safe.

Alliance for Human Research Protection .A USA site said

"Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Begin --160 million shots ordered

an aggressive campaign to vaccinate against the swine flu--EVEN BEFORE THE VACCINE'S SAFETY HAS BEEN TESTED, or the safety of the vaccine adjuvants have been tested. Although the effects of the "swine flu" have been shown to be rather mild compared to the avian flu--which killed 70% of those infected--the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic, thereby lending an air of urgency to quickly vaccinate millions of people.

Such a policy could lead to a public health catastrophe.

"Make no mistake: Vaccines containing immune-system boosters called adjuvants are not candidates for the easier strain-change approval, the FDA said. Flu vaccine with this extra ingredient is widely sold in Europe but never has been sold here, and there's little information about their safety in young children or pregnant women. While both adjuvant-free and adjuvant-added swine flu vaccine is being tested in the U.S. and abroad, using it outside of those studies would require a completely separate government decision."

In 1976 a similar world pandemic emergency was declared. As a result the USA began to vaccinate the entire USA population for H1N1 strain of the Swine Flu, however, the vaccine was found to be linked with the development of Guillain Barre Syndrome and the programme was cut short. Sadly 532 people were thought to have began the onset of GBS as a result of the H1N1 vaccination. Guillain Barre Syndrome is a nasty and debilitating disorder that can affect a person for many months or years. In some cases Gullain Barre Syndrome can be fatal.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes

NINDS Guillain - Barre Syndrome Information Page

"Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances, the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralysed. In these cases, the disorder is life-threatening and is considered a medical emergency. The patient is often put on a respirator to assist with breathing. Most patients, however, recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, although some continue to have some degree of weakness. Guillain-Barré syndrome is rare. Usually Guillain-Barré occurs a few days or weeks after the patient has had symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection. Occasionally, surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome. The disorder can develop over the course of hours or days, or it may take up to 3 to 4 weeks. No one yet knows why Guillain-Barré strikes some people and not others or what sets the disease in motion. What scientists do know is that the body's immune system begins to attack the body itself, causing what is known as an autoimmune disease. Guillain-Barré is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it is not clear that a specific disease-causing agent is involved. Reflexes such as knee jerks are usually lost. Because the signals travelling along the nerve are slower, a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test can give a doctor clues to aid the diagnosis. The cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain contains more protein than usual, so a physician may decide to perform a spinal tap."

Epidemiologic evidence indicated that many cases of GBS were related to vaccination. When compared to the unvaccinated population, the vaccinated population had a significantly elevated attack rate in every adult age group. PubMed Guillain-Barre syndrome following vaccination in the National Influenza Immunization Program, United States, 1976—1977 Despite this overwhelming evidence of previous disaster the UK are still prepared to vaccinate all the UK's 8.5 million children with a similar untested version of this vaccine for a disease that is clearly on the decline, although it is expected to rise again during the colder months.

Children could be given untested swine flu vaccine – Daily Mail Jo Mcfarlane 9th August 2009 reported that Dr Tom Jefferson of the Cochrane Collaboration was very concerned about the decision.

Dr Tom Jefferson, of the vaccines section of the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent group that reviews research, said he feared there would be safety issues with the jab and had doubts it would work. He added: ´Governments have a duty of care, and therefore a duty to provide vaccines which are proven to be safe and effective.

During the last swine flu outbreak in the US in 1976, a vaccine caused 25 deaths – more than the virus itself. Dr Jefferson said a repeat of that ´was possible´.

Dr Mayer Eisenstein is outraged by the mass vaccination plans in USA, in particular the quote from Kathleen Sebelius stating that thimerosal, an ingredient in the pending vaccines is quite safe

Dr. Mayer Eisenstein and Dr. Sherri Tenpenny Sound Alarm

About the Dangerous Swine Flu Vaccine, This is a Nightmare,

Expert Click 6th August 2009

"Study after study, scientist after scientist, has determined that there really is no safety risk with thimerosal. There is concern about parents of why autism rates are rising. And, as you know, we've got some special NIH studies, thanks to the president, focused on just what is going on.

"But thimerosal has been proven to be safe. It's used in seasonal vaccine—seasonal flu vaccine. And, again, we want to assure people that that—the scientists, again, have confirmed—that there is really a safe factor with using thimerosol. It's an effective preservative and one that we think actually adds to the likelihood that we'll have a safe vaccine for a while to come"

His rather curt comments to her are as follows:-

Dr. Eisenstein's Comments to Sebelius are as follows:

I have only one comment For HHS Secretary Sebelius

BS in BS out:

And:

1. Smoking does not cause lung cancer

2. Mercury, aluminum, squalene, etc. are perfectly safe

3. The earth is flat

4. Autism does not exist

5. Oswald did not kill Kennedy (oops maybe that is true)

Need I go on!!!!

To listen to further views and opinions from Dr Eisenstein you can tune in tomorrow night 8.17.09 to the radio show Holy Hormones Honey - The Greatest Story Never Told! on KRFC FM 88.9 in Fort Collins, Colorado . Audio Streamed at www.krfcfm.org.where host Leslie Botha interviews him live on air.

As the world goes vaccine crazy one state in the USA has decided to allow dentists, pharmacists and paramedics to administer the H1N1 vaccine to cut costs.

State adopts emergency rules to expand pool of flu vaccine administrators - Wicked Local Wellesley Gintautas Dumcius 13th August 2009.

"Faced with budget cutbacks at the local level and the need to vaccinate 3 million Bay State residents against the H1N1 flu virus, state public health officials on Wednesday signed off on emergency rules allowing dentists, pharmacists and paramedics to administer the vaccine."
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: Optimus September 01, 2009, 11:23:14 AM
Published: Sep 1, 2009
Why Won't Healthcare Workers Take The Swine Flu Vaccine?
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212254207.shtml
by Rachel Friedman

Can vaccinations actually fuel pandemics? According to a study released August 26, 2009 by the British Medical Journal, more than half of Hong Kong's healthcare workers surveyed said they would refuse the H1N1 shot, which is not yet available, because they are afraid of side effects and doubt how safe and effective it will be.

More importantly, the study suggested the trend would be repeated worldwide.

"The truth is that vaccines aren't effective, generally carry dangerous side effects, and in many cases actually fuel the spread of pandemics," said Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a Harvard University trained medical researcher who also holds a Master's Degree in Public Health. "The fact is that most healthcare workers know this, and they don't trust that any swine flu vaccine will do anything but cause more problems and potential harm to the patients they care for."

In Dr. Horowitz's view, vaccines do more harm than good, and are little more than a way for the pharmaceutical companies to profit from epidemics and side effects.

"In April, 2009, the swine flu scare placed the world at high alert thanks to gads of suspicious publicity," Dr. Horowitz said. "Anglo-American officials and Reuters News Service first claimed this was a rapidly spreading combination of the world's scariest flu's – swine, avian and Spanish flu viruses. They were all said to be rolled up in this never-before-seen Mexican pathogen."

The scare, however, seemed to have less substance than volume, as the thousands of U.S. deaths that were predicted never happened, Dr. Horowitz added.

"The H1N1 swine flu shot is more of a drug than a vaccine given the list of toxic chemical ingredients causing side effects including Guillain-Barre syndrome, a deadly paralyzing disorder widespread after the 1976 swine flu vaccination campaign." Dr. Horowitz continued.

"Vaccines are an aberration, and the medical profession and pharmaceutical companies have been playing fast and loose with explaining how vaccines immunize people," he said. "Classic immunology draws an important distinction between the terms 'immunize' and 'vaccinate.' By casually substituting 'immunization' for 'vaccination,' the pharmaceutical machine mystifies the masses. More accurately, vaccinations cause hyper-sensitizations.

Simply put white blood cell body guards begin to attack far more than desired. Myriad auto-immune diseases and childhood injuries result from vaccinations. However, pseudo-scientists and ignorant health officials confuse this matter with the 'immunization' misnomer. Similarly, they repeat the myth that vaccines, not improvements in hygiene and nutrition, caused the great reduction, or alleged elimination, of deadly human diseases."


Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz is an internationally known authority in the overlapping fields of public health, behavioral science, emerging diseases, and natural healing. He is also a Harvard University trained medical researcher and expert in public health.

Dr. Horowitz researched the history and effectiveness of vaccines following his mother's death from the 1976 swine flu vaccine. He believes when vaccine risks are considered, doctors and parents can make more informed decisions. He has authored sixteen books including the bestseller Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse, and the co-founder of Healthy World Organization
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: NWOSCUM September 01, 2009, 11:42:56 AM
Doctor's, Healthcare workers and scientists REFUSE the shot:

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=129613.0 (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=129613.0)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler September 02, 2009, 09:38:31 PM
Flu forecast is based on suspect data

There is no solid evidence indicating that H1N1 will meet dire projections.

By Michael Fumento


The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology issued an alarming report on swine flu last week. A typical front-page article about it began, "Swine flu could infect half the U.S. population this fall and winter, hospitalizing up to 1.8 million people and causing as many as 90,000 deaths."

But the council's "plausible scenario" involving those alarming figures is based on three main assumptions, and all three are highly suspect.

First, the report says that "based on past pandemics," a sharp increase in infections "is likely ... starting in September and peaking in October." That's important, because the first shipments of vaccine aren't expected until mid-October.

The problem is that swine flu isn't comparable to those past pandemics. As I wrote in June, it's only called a pandemic because the World Health Organization changed its definition of the term so that "enormous numbers of deaths and illness" are no longer required.

Furthermore, true pandemics have been severe because the viruses involved were alien to our immune systems. But H1N1 virus, of which swine flu is a variety, "has been circulating every year since 1977," noted Peter Palese of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, a member of the president's council. It's consistently part of the seasonal-flu vaccine. The swine flu variety is different in some ways, but this is "something our immune systems have seen before," Palese said.

In fact, older people seem especially protected, apparently from exposure to a strain that circulated before 1957. That helps explain why swine flu disproportionately afflicts younger people.

Palese, who is none too happy with the council's report, calls an October peak "highly hypothetical." James Chin, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and former WHO epidemiologist, is even more skeptical. "Just six weeks from now, about a quarter of the U.S. population will have to have been infected, or close to an average of two million infections per day," he noted. It took almost five months for the flu to reach an estimated two million infections.

Faulty figures

A second suspect assumption in the report is that, in the absence of a vaccine, swine flu will infect vastly more Americans - 30 to 50 percent of the population - than seasonal flu does. Why? "Because most of the population lacks significant immunity to a new pandemic strain," says the report. Once again, this overstates the newness of the virus.

The report's third dubious assumption is that the rate of death from swine flu "appears to be similar to" that of seasonal flu. There's no source for this claim in the report, so I contacted Dr. Harold Varmus, president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and a co-chairman of the president's council. In an e-mail, he cited figures from the British government and two journals, BMJ and Eurosurveillance.

The U.K. figures were described as a worst-case scenario. The rates reported by BMJ came from the United States, Mexico, and three other areas; the high end was from Mexico, the U.S. rate was far lower, and those from the other areas were lower still. Portraying them as a range for the United States, as the council report did, is misleading. Finally, the figures attributed to Eurosurveillance come from four different sets of data. Three of these have maximum death rates far below the council's minimum, and the fourth barely exceeds the council's minimum estimate.

Worried well

On the other hand, comparing current U.S. swine flu deaths (about 550) to the number of estimated infections (two million) suggests that the virus is far less lethal than seasonal flu. A new New York City estimate suggests seasonal flu is 10 to 40 times more deadly.

Chin noted that Australia is having its flu season now. But with swine flu cases having peaked in July, and with no swine-flu vaccine, the government is reporting a flu epidemic not discernibly worse than in recent years. Indeed, swine flu "appears to be replacing the current seasonal H1N1 virus," meaning there could be fewer deaths. Chin told me, "My bet is that the coming [U.S.] season will not be too severe - at or below that of a usual flu season."

The only realistic aspect of the scenario put forward by the council is that emergency facilities could be swamped. But rather than with truly sick people, it will be with the mildly ill and the worried well - as happened during the media fright fest last spring. This time, much of the panic will be due to the council's self-fulfilling prophecy.




link (http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20090902_Flu_forecast_is_based_on_suspect_data.html)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent September 03, 2009, 06:47:17 AM
Another possible heads-up on celvapan:

AGM carry lymphotropic polyomavirus--closely related to Merkel Cell Polyomavirus:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkel_cell_polyomavirus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkel_cell_polyomavirus)

Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV or MCPyV) was first described in January 2008.[1] MCV is one of seven known human tumor viruses. It is suspected to cause the majority of cases of Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare but aggressive form of skin cancer. Approximately 80% of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) tumors have been found to be infected with MCV. MCV appears to be a common—if not universal—infection of older children and adults.[3][4] It is found in respiratory secretions suggesting that it may be transmitted by a respiratory route [5][6]. Most MCV viruses found in MCC tumors, however, have at least two mutations that render the virus nontransmissible: 1) The virus is integrated into the host genome in a monoclonal fashion and 2) The viral T antigen has truncation mutations that leave the T antigen unable to initiate DNA replication needed to propagate the virus [7]

Polyomaviruses are small (~5400 base pair), non-enveloped, double-stranded DNA viruses. MCV is the fifth polyomavirus that infects humans to be discovered. It belongs to the murine polyomavirus group, one of the three main clades of polyomaviruses.[1] (The group is named for murine polyomavirus, the earliest virus of the group to be discovered, and does not imply that MCV is transmitted to humans from rodents.) MCV is the only human polyomavirus discovered to date that does not fall within the SV40-like clade.[1]

MCV is genetically most closely related to the African green monkey lymphotropic polyomavirus[1] (formerly known as African green monkey lymphotropic papovavirus),[2] which is consistent with MCV coevolving with human primates.

The prototype sequence of MCV has a 5387 base pair genome, and encodes characteristic polyomavirus genes including a large T antigen, small T antigen, VP1 and VP2/3 genes. MCV T antigen has similar features to the T antigens of other polyomaviruses, which are known oncoproteins, and is expressed in human tumors.[[1]][8] The T antigen is a spliced gene that forms multiple different proteins depending on the splicing pattern. Both large T and small T antigen proteins can transform healthy cells into cancer cells by targeting tumor suppressor proteins, such as retinoblastoma protein. The large T antigen also possesses a helicase and a viral DNA replication origin binding motif that are needed for the virus to reproduce its own DNA.

[edit] Viral etiology for Merkel cell carcinoma

Merkel cell carcinoma is a highly aggressive type of skin cancer that was first described by Cyril Toker in 1972 as "trabecular tumor of the skin".[3] The cancer may derive from the microscopic Merkel cell nervous organ in the skin and viscera which is responsible for touch and pressure sensation[9]. Based on its origin, the cancer cell type is called a neuroectodermal tumor. Although rare compared with other skin cancers, the incidence of Merkel cell carcinoma in the USA tripled between 1986 and 2001, to around 1400 cases per year.[4]

Merkel cell carcinoma is mainly seen in older individuals.[4] It is known to occur at increased frequency in people with immunodeficiency, including transplant recipients and people with AIDS,[5][6] and this association suggests the possibility that a virus or other infectious agent might be involved in causing the cancer. Kaposi's sarcoma and Burkitt's lymphoma are examples of tumors known to have a viral etiology that occur at increased frequency in immunosuppressed people. Other factors associated with the development of this cancer include exposure to ultraviolet light.[4]

Eight of 10 Merkel cell carcinoma tumors initially tested were found to be infected with MCV.[1] In these tumors, the virus has integrated into the cancer cell genome and can no longer freely replicate. Recent studies from other laboratories have reproduced these findings: in one study 30 of 39 (77%) of Merkel cell tumors were MCV positive [10]; in another study, 45 of 53 (85%) Merkel cell tumors were positive.

Sequencing of the virus from Merkel cell cancers reveals that it has generally has tumor-specific mutations that truncate the MCV T antigen. These mutations (which are not found in native virus obtained from nontumor sites) eliminate the T antigen helicase, preventing the integrated virus from replicating independently from the host cancer cell [11]. The tumor is a "dead-end host" for MCV [12] . Normally, the virus exists as circular episome (or plasmid) within the cell and its DNA is packaged into viral capsids and transmitted to other cells. In tumors, the viral DNA has broken and become integrated into human DNA within the tumor, so that the virus is no longer transmissible. The integrated virus cannot be excised from the host cell and it must replicate as the host cell is replicated. Examination of infected tumors reveals that the majority have a clear monoclonal pattern, indicating that the virus integrated into a single cell before it began its cancerous expansion.[1] For this reason, there is very strong evidence that MCV causes some, but not all, Merkel cell carcinomas. MCV can also be found in healthy tissues from people without Merkel cell carcinoma. While the precise prevalence of infection is unknown in humans, it is likely that most infections do not cause cancers.[7]

[edit] Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

Persons who have Merkel cell carcinoma with this virus are not infectious to others and no infectious restrictions are warranted. The reasons for this are: 1) the virus in tumors is already mutated and no longer can be transmitted from tumors, and 2) most persons are already naturally exposed to this virus as children and young adults by other asymptomatic carriers. Based on current data, prevention advice for MCC is similar to other skin cancers, such as avoiding sun burns and unnecessary sun exposure together with use of sun lotion. This may prevent mutations in the virus that increase risk for MCC among those already infected with MCV. Persons with immunosuppression (e.g., AIDS or transplant patients) are at higher risk for this cancer and may benefit from periodic skin examinations. Emergence of a painless lump that expands rapidly, especially among persons over age 50 or persons with immunosuppression, warrants examination by a physician. Biopsy of a Merkel cell tumor should readily provide a diagnosis and when caught early, has a good prognosis through standard treatment. At this time there are no vaccines or medications that can prevent MCV infection or prevent emergence of Merkel cell carcinoma.

Detection of the virus is still at a research phase and is generally not available as a clinical test. Detection of viral DNA is performed by PCR or by Southern blot. Caution is needed in interpreting results from PCR since it is prone to false-positive contamination and a substantial fraction of healthy skin samples may harbor low-level infection. Sequencing of the viral genome may determine whether or not tumor-specific mutations are present.

Antibodies have been developed to stain for T antigen in tumor tissues[13] and appear to be specific for MCV-infected tumor cells [14][15]. Blood tests have also been developed [16] [17] that show the majority of adults have been previously exposed to MCV and may continue to carry it as an asymptomatic infection.

Treatment guidelines do not differ for Merkel cell carcinoma infected with MCV or without MCV. A recent country-wide study from Finland suggests that MCV-positive tumors have a better prognosis than uninfected tumors [18] (although this has not been found in other studies[19]). If this is confirmed, routine detection of the virus may provide a future benefit for medical guidance. The virus itself is not known to be susceptible to current antiviral medications.

[edit] Discovery and characterization of MCV

Yuan Chang and Patrick S. Moore, who discovered Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus in 1994,[8] with colleagues Huichen Feng and Masahiro Shuda at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, used the novel high-throughput sequencing technique of digital transcriptome subtraction (DTS)[9] to search for the presence of a virus in Merkel cell tumors.[1] In this method, all mRNAs from a tumor are converted into cDNAs and sequenced to a depth likely to sequence a viral cDNA if it is present. The sequences are then compared with the human genome and all human sequences are "subtracted" to leave a group of sequences that are most likely nonhuman. When this was performed on four cases of Merkel cell carcinoma, one cDNA was found that was similar to sequences of known polyomaviruses but clearly distinct enough that it could be shown to be a new virus.[1] Genetic sequences from nearly 400,000 mRNAs were analyzed for the study. Once the virus was found, Feng and coworkers quickly determined that infected Merkel cell carcinomas have the virus in an integrated monoclonal pattern and only found 8-16% of tissues taken from patients without MCC were positive for the virus. This was quickly confirmed by studies of MCC patients from around the world, including evidence for monoclonal integration of the virus in these tumors. [20][21][22] [23]

[edit] MCV as a cause for Merkel cell carcinoma

While the original authors conservatively noted that it is "too early to tell" whether MCV is a cause of Merkel cell carcinoma, general scientific opinion now suggests that the virus causes most, but not all Merkel cell tumors. The virus is monoclonally integrated into the tumor when present, indicating that the proto-tumor cell was infected with the virus prior to its cancerous expansion. Mutations in the T antigen render the virus noninfectious, and therefore it is not a passenger virus that infected the tumor after the tumor had already started. Finally, the T antigen oncogene is expressed in all of the tumor cells. It is likely that additional host cell mutations act in concert with the integrated virus to actually cause the tumor. Merkel cell carcinoma is associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light and to ionizing radiation, and it is likely that these mutagens increase the rate of mutation in either the virus or the Merkel cell genome, contributing to the risk for cancer after infection.

The reasons why 20% of Merkel cell carcinoma are negative for the virus remain completely unknown but speculations include the possibility that "Merkel cell carcinoma" is actually two or more closely related cancers, only one of which is infected with MCV. Misdiagnosis of this difficult cancer may also account for some of the negative results. Only a very small proportion of people infected with MCV develop the cancer. At this time no test for the presence of the virus is generally available, nor would patients be advised to change their treatment based on knowledge of MCV infection status. MCC patients can be enrolled in research studies, but these are not likely to directly benefit participants.[10] Reducing risk of UV exposure through sun screens is likely to reduce the risk of Merkel cell carcinoma as well as other skin cancers.

Moore has suggested that if his findings are confirmed, information about the virus could lead to a blood test or a vaccine that could improve the management of the disease or aid in prevention, much as the human papillomavirus vaccine can be used to prevent cervical cancer. Chang explained that study of the virus may assist in understanding other human cancers. "Once the virus integrates, it could express an oncoprotein, or it could knock out a gene that suppresses tumor growth. Either way, the results are bound to be interesting."[11] [12]



Oh, I'm sure they'll be interesting, alright--especially considering that SV-40 IS A POLYOMAVIRUS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyomavirus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyomavirus)
Polyomavirus is the sole genus of viruses within the family Polyomaviridae. Polyomaviruses are DNA-based (double-stranded DNA,~5000 base pairs,circular genome), small (40-50 nanometers in diameter), and icosahedral in shape, and do not have a lipoprotein envelope. They are potentially oncogenic (tumor-causing); they often persist as latent infections in a host without causing disease, but may produce tumors in a host of a different species, or a host with an ineffective immune system. The name polyoma refers to the viruses' ability to produce multiple (poly-) tumors (-oma).

The genus Polyomavirus used to be one of two genera within the now obsolete family Papovaviridae (the other genus being Papillomavirus which is now assigned to its own family Papillomaviridae). The name Papovaviridae derived from three abbreviations: Pa for Papillomavirus, Po for Polyomavirus, and Va for "vacuolating".


[edit] Classification

Five polyomaviruses have been found in humans.

    * JC virus can infect the respiratory system, kidneys, or brain (sometimes causing the fatal progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in the latter case).

    * BK virus produces a mild respiratory infection and can affect the kidneys of immunosuppressed transplant patients. Both of these viruses are very widespread: approximately 80 percent of the adult population in the United States have antibodies to BK and JC.

    * Two recently discovered polyomaviruses, KI (Karolinska Institute)[1] and WU (Washington University)[2] viruses, are closely related to each other and have been isolated from respiratory secretions.

    * In January 2008, a new species, Merkel cell polyomavirus, was described as the likely causative agent of Merkel skin cancer.[3]

The Simian vacuolating virus 40 replicates in the kidneys of monkeys without causing disease, but causes sarcomas in hamsters. It is unknown whether it can cause disease in humans, which has caused concern since the virus may have been introduced into the general population in the 1950s through a contaminated polio vaccine.

An avian polyomavirus sometimes referred to as the Budgerigar fledgling disease virus is a frequent cause of death among caged birds.

[edit] Replication

Prior to genome replication, the processes of viral attachment, entry and uncoating occur. Cellular receptors for polyomaviruses are sialic acid residues of gangliosides. The attachment of polyomaviruses to host cells is mediated by viral protein 1 (VP1) via the sialic acid attachment region. This can be confirmed as anti-VP1 antibodies have been shown to prevent the binding of polyomavirus to host cells.[1]

Polyomavirus virions are subsequently endocytosed and transported first to the endoplasmatic reticulum where a conformational change occurs revealing Vp2.[citation needed] Then by an unknown mechanism the virus is exported to the nucleus.[citation needed]

Polyomaviruses replicate in the nucleus of the host. They are able to utilise the host’s machinery because the genomic structure is homologous to that of the mammalian host. Viral replication occurs in two distinct phases; early and late gene expression, separated by genome replication.

Early gene expression is responsible for the synthesis of non-structural proteins. Since Polyomaviruses rely on the host to control both the gene expression, the role of the non-structural proteins is to regulate the cellular mechanisms. Close to the N terminal end of polyomavirus genome are enhancer elements which induce activation and transcription of a molecule known as the T-antigen (see SV40 Large T-antigen). Early mRNA’s, encoding T-antigen are produced by host RNA polymerase II. T-antigen autoregulates early mRNA’s, subsequently leading to elevated levels of T-antigen. At high concentrations of T-antigen, early gene expression is repressed, triggering the late phase of viral infection to begin.

Genome replication acts to separate the early and late phase gene expression. The duplicated viral genome is synthesised and processed as if it were cellular DNA, exploiting the host’s machinery. As the daughter viral DNA are synthesised they associate with cellular nucleosomes to form structures that are often referred to as "minichromosomes". In this manner the DNA is packaged more efficiently.

Late gene expression synthesises the structural proteins, responsible for the viral particle composition. This occurs during and after genome replication. As with the early gene expression products, late gene expression generates an array of proteins as a result of alternative splicing.

Within each viral protein are 'nuclear localization signals' which cause the viral proteins to amass in the nucleus. Assembly of new virus particles consequently occurs within the nucleus of the host cell.

Release of newly synthesized polyomavirus particles exit the infected cell by one of two mechanisms. Firstly and less commonly, they are transported in cytoplasmic vacuoles to the plasma membrane, where budding occurs. More frequently, they are released when the cell lyses due to the cytotoxicity of virus particles present in the infected cell.

[edit] The Polyoma large and small T-Antigen

The large T-antigen plays a key role in regulating the viral life cycle by binding to the viral origin of DNA replication where it promotes DNA synthesis. Also as the polyomavirus relies on the host cell machinery to replicate the host cell needs to be in s-phase for this to begin. Due to this, large T-antigen also modulates cellular signaling pathways to stimulate progression of the cell cycle by binding to a number of cellular control proteins [4]. This is achieved by a two prong attack of inhibiting tumor suppressing genes p53 and members of the retinoblastoma (pRB) family, and stimulating cell growth pathways by binding cellular DNA, ATPase-helicase, DNA polymerase α association, , and binding of transcription preinitiation complex factors [5]. This abnormal stimulation of the cell cycle is a powerful force for oncogenic transformation.

The small T-antigen protein is also able to activate several cellular pathways which stimulate cell proliferation. Such as the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway, and the stress-activated protein kinase (SAPK) pathway [6][7].

[edit] The Polyoma Middle T-Antigen

The Polyoma Middle T-Antigen is used in animal breast cancer model systems like the PYMT system where it is coupled to the MMTV promoter. There it functions as an oncogene, while the tissue where the tumor develops is determined by the MMTV promoter.

[edit] Diagnosis

The diagnosis of polyomavirus almost always occurs after the primary infection as it is either asymptomatic or sub-clinical. The most effective way to test whether there has been a past infection is to use haemagglutination inhibition to find if there are any corresponding antibodies to the virus [8]. This however is not necessary in immunocompetent individuals as the latent polyomavirus poses no threat.

In cases of progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML) and associated tumors, where the reactivation of polyomavirus is suspected, PCR is used on a biopsy of the tissue or cerebrospinal fluid to amplify the polyomavirus DNA. This allows not only the detection of polyomavirus but also which sub type it is [9]. ELISA-based assays for large T-Antigen and small T-Antigen are also used to detect the level of expression and thus whether reactivation has occurred [10].

There are three main diagnostic techniques used for the diagnosis of the reactivation of polyomavirus in polyomavirus nephropathy (PVN): urine cytology, quantification of the viral load in both urine and blood, and a renal biopsy [8]. The reactivation of polyomavirus in the kidneys and urinary tract causes the shedding of infected cells, virions, and/or viral proteins in the urine. This allows urine cytology to examine these cells, which if there is polyomavirus inclusion of the nucleus, is diagnostic of infection [11]. Also as the urine of an infected individual will contain virions and/or viral DNA, quanitation of the viral load can be done done through PCR[12]. This is also true for the blood.

Renal biopsy can also be used if the two methods just described are inconclusive or if the specific viral load for the renal tissue is desired. Similarly to the urine cytology, the renal cells are examined under light microscopy for polyomavirus inclusion of the nucleus, as well as cell lysis and viral partials in the extra cellular fluid. The viral load as before is also measure by PCR.
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: jflack September 03, 2009, 08:44:29 AM
China OKs single-dose swine flu vaccines

By Gillian Wong and Randolph E. Schmid • ASSOCIATED PRESS • September 3, 2009

BEIJING — The answer may be near to a crucial question about vaccine for the advancing swine flu — one shot or two?

Chinese officials say they are about to approve vaccines that prevent the new flu in a single dose.

If they're right, it would be good news. Many health researchers fear it will take two shots to protect people, vastly complicating efforts to stem the spread of the illness.

The World Health Organization says it is encouraged after reviewing the test details from one of the two Chinese vaccines. However, experts said more results are needed from other vaccine makers to determine if one dose is enough.

U.S. vaccine is close
In about two weeks, the U.S. expects to announce initial test results from its vaccine, which is the same type as one of the Chinese versions, said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

"From what I've seen and heard of the data, it looks encouraging," Fauci said of the clinical trials of the Chinese vaccine from Sinovac Biotech Ltd.

However, James McGlothlin, a member of Purdue University's pandemic planning committee, was cautious about the Chinese report.

"I'd like to look at some of the clinical trials," that led to the one-dose conclusion, he said.

"In China, the rules are a little bit different in terms of human subjects," and it's not clear what safety factors were in place, McGlothlin said.

http://tennessean.com/article/20090903/NEWS07/909030352/
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: mr anderson September 03, 2009, 12:28:53 PM
H1N1 Vaccine indemnity guarantee ends fight

THE federal health department will draft special consent forms for people receiving the H1N1 swine flu vaccination and distribute the vaccine under a legal clause that endorses its safety in moves that have ended a damaging impasse between the Government and doctors' indemnity insurers.

But the stand-off, in which some insurers last week claimed they were unconvinced of the vaccine's safety and might not cover doctors who administered it, appears to have damaged public confidence in the national immunisation program, with unprecedented numbers of children withdrawn by their parents from a clinical trial in Sydney.

Full article:
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=130058.0
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: Dig September 03, 2009, 03:03:35 PM
Risks of the Swine Flu Vaccine
http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/health-care/1813?tmpl=component&print=1
Written by Alex Newman   
Thursday, 03 September 2009 13:00

The coming swine flu vaccination campaign is expected to begin in October. But with vaccine safety tests being fast-tracked under “public health emergency” rules and the use of some questionable ingredients, many health experts are warning about a myriad of risks associated with the vaccine and the importance of being educated.

“Right now, you need to become educated about vaccination, influenza, vaccine risks and the public health laws in your state,” warned Barbara Loe Fisher, the president of the National Vaccine Information Center. “You need to find out what your rights and options are under new public health laws that may require you — and your children — to be vaccinated or quarantined.”

So what are the risks of the swine flu vaccines? It depends on who you ask.

“There can be no argument that unnecessary mass injection of millions of children with a vaccine containing an adjuvant known to cause a host of debilitating autoimmune diseases is a reckless, dangerous plan,” explained Dr. Joseph Mercola, a health activist, author and strong critic of the swine flu immunization program. He proceeds to provide evidence justifying his concerns.

The adjuvant Mercola is referring to is based on an oil known as squalene. It is used to reduce the amount of viral antigen required in vaccines, which allows companies to produce more vaccines for less money at a faster rate.

But according to countless medical professionals and experts, using it in immunizations is a bad idea. It is also going to be somewhat experimental. There isn’t a single vaccine containing squalene that is approved for use in America, according to Meryl Nass, M.D., who notes that Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline will make use of it as a “novel feature of the H1N1 vaccines.” 

Squalene is a naturally occurring oil, found in the human brain, joints, and other places. The problem, according to some experts, comes when it is administered in a vaccine. They claim that in this circumstance, the body creates antibodies to attack the oil. And it is believed by many to be responsible for the wide variety of symptoms that were called collectively "Gulf War Syndrome," a sometimes debilitating set of phenomena present in a large number of U.S. military personnel who served during the first war in Iraq. 

“The substantial majority (95%) of overtly ill deployed GWS patients had antibodies to squalene. All (100%) GWS patients immunized for service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm who did not deploy, but had the same signs and symptoms as those who did deploy, had antibodies to squalene,” noted a Tulane Medical School study published in Experimental Molecular Pathology. “In contrast, none (0%) of the deployed Persian Gulf veterans not showing signs and symptoms of GWS have antibodies to squalene.” The study has been challenged, but it is still widely cited.

Another study published in the American Journal of Pathology highlighted problems with the use of the substance as well. One injection of squalene into rats led them to develop what humans know as rheumatoid arthritis, or “chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation.”

Another potential risk from the vaccine was highlighted by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, the chairman of the health committee in the German parliament and the European Council. As reported in an article entitled "German health expert’s flu warning — Does virus vaccine increase risk of cancer?" in the German newspaper Bild, “the nutrient solution for the vaccine consists of cancerous cells from animals,” and according to Wodarg, "we do not know if there could be an allergic reaction.”

Johannes Löwer, the president of the German government’s Paul Ehrlich Institute, also warned that the side effects of the shot could be worse than the actual swine flu, according to the article. 

Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that will also be used in the swine flu vaccine, has come under fire from a broad array of medical experts. Despite a number of studies that concluded the substance does not cause autism, there are critics of the various studies. Also critics point to widespread concern about other mercury-related complications.

The Food and Drug Administration actually told pharmaceutical companies to stop using the substance in early childhood vaccines. But many still contain it. And the swine flu vaccine will be no exception, though Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said that because of concerns over the preservative, there will be some vaccines available without it.

Critics, however, are still not satisfied. "We don't have adequate safety studies on this vaccine before we are moving forward to market," noted Lyn Redwood, the president of a non-profit organization called SafeMinds (Sensible Action For Ending Mercury-Induced Neurological Disorders) dedicated to investigating and raising awareness about the risks associated with mercury in medicinal products. "I'm really not convinced that we know for sure that the risk of the disease outweighs the risk of the vaccine, especially since this is a brand new additive that we have never used before in combination with thimerosal."

But thimerosal, squalene, and cancerous animal cells are far from the only concerns.  Among other potentially dangerous chemicals and substances often found in influenza vaccines are formaldehyde, antibiotics, and even ethylene glycol, known as anti-freeze. Various health experts have varying opinions about the effects of all of these additives, but many doctors still warn against them.   

Another cause for concern surfaced in the United Kingdom when the government’s Health Protection Agency sent a letter to senior neurologists warning that the new swine flu vaccine is linked to the deadly nerve disease known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), the Daily Mail reported in an article entitled "Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America." The risk of contracting the paralysis-inducing illness was reportedly eight times greater in those who received the infamous government swine flu vaccine of 1976, which killed more people than the actual virus. The leaked letter warned recipients to keep an eye open for GBS and report it immediately.

Many vaccine opponents go much further than highlighting the potential risks, with some making unsubstantiated claims that it will be used as a tool for mass depopulation or eugenics. Some point to anecdotal evidence like comments by Obama’s science czar, who called for drastic population reduction methods in a book called Ecoscience. But what is certain is that the vaccine carries risks — a lot of them according to experts.

The people who seem totally convinced about the inoculations’ safety and efficacy — or who are at least downplaying the potential risks and side effects — appear to be mostly government bureaucrats or people with vested interests. Virtually every medicinal product carries some risk, and these vaccines are no different. To say otherwise is disingenuous. 

What is important is that the population be educated about the potential complications and then decide with their families and healthcare providers what approach they would like to take, taking into consideration the risks of the vaccine and of the swine flu. It should be an individual decision without bureaucratic interference or propaganda.
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: spangler September 03, 2009, 03:41:54 PM
Why Won't Healthcare Workers Take The Swine Flu Vaccine?
by Rachel Friedman


Can vaccinations actually fuel pandemics? According to a study released August 26, 2009 by the British Medical Journal, more than half of Hong Kong's healthcare workers surveyed said they would refuse the H1N1 shot, which is not yet available, because they are afraid of side effects and doubt how safe and effective it will be.

More importantly, the study suggested the trend would be repeated worldwide.

"The truth is that vaccines aren't effective, generally carry dangerous side effects, and in many cases actually fuel the spread of pandemics," said Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a Harvard University trained medical researcher who also holds a Master's Degree in Public Health. "The fact is that most healthcare workers know this, and they don't trust that any swine flu vaccine will do anything but cause more problems and potential harm to the patients they care for."

In Dr. Horowitz's view, vaccines do more harm than good, and are little more than a way for the pharmaceutical companies to profit from epidemics and side effects.

"In April, 2009, the swine flu scare placed the world at high alert thanks to gads of suspicious publicity," Dr. Horowitz said. "Anglo-American officials and Reuters News Service first claimed this was a rapidly spreading combination of the world's scariest flu's – swine, avian and Spanish flu viruses. They were all said to be rolled up in this never-before-seen Mexican pathogen."

The scare, however, seemed to have less substance than volume, as the thousands of U.S. deaths that were predicted never happened, Dr. Horowitz added.

The H1N1 swine flu shot is more of a drug than a vaccine given the list of toxic chemical ingredients causing side effects including Guillain-Barre syndrome, a deadly paralyzing disorder widespread after the 1976 swine flu vaccination campaign." Dr. Horowitz continued.

"Vaccines are an aberration, and the medical profession and pharmaceutical companies
have been playing fast and loose with explaining how vaccines immunize people," he said. "Classic immunology draws an important distinction between the terms 'immunize' and 'vaccinate.' By casually substituting 'immunization' for 'vaccination,' the pharmaceutical machine mystifies the masses. More accurately, vaccinations cause hyper-sensitizations.

Simply put white blood cell body guards begin to attack far more than desired. Myriad auto-immune diseases and childhood injuries result from vaccinations. However, pseudo-scientists and ignorant health officials confuse this matter with the 'immunization' misnomer. Similarly, they repeat the myth that vaccines, not improvements in hygiene and nutrition, caused the great reduction, or alleged elimination, of deadly human diseases."

Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz (http://www.drlenhorowitz.com/) is an internationally known authority in the overlapping fields of public health, behavioral science, emerging diseases, and natural healing. He is also a Harvard University trained medical researcher and expert in public health.

Dr. Horowitz researched the history and effectiveness of vaccines following his mother's death from the 1976 swine flu vaccine. He believes when vaccine risks are considered, doctors and parents can make more informed decisions. He has authored sixteen books including the bestseller Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse, and the co-founder of Healthy World Organization




link (http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212254207.shtml)


British Medical Journal Study (http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/aug25_2/b3391)


See also:

Half of GPs refuse swine flu vaccine over testing fears  (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208716/Half-GPs-refuse-swine-flu-vaccine-testing-fears.html)
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: NWOSCUM September 04, 2009, 12:41:14 PM
Anybody know why the media keeps saying people with diabetes are more succeptable to death if they get the swine flu??  Why would diabetes have anything to do with it>?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Please Wake Up! September 04, 2009, 01:14:28 PM

Anybody know why the media keeps saying people with diabetes are more succeptable to death if they get the swine flu??  Why would diabetes have anything to do with it>?

What I have been told (my child has type 1 diabetes) is not necessarily that the flu would be more serious but that the circumstances surrounding getting the flu would be more difficult.  For example, when my child gets sick and can't eat or throws up ... her blood sugar levels go all over the place.  You have to really watch what you eat, how much insulin you give, etc. etc... It's a huge balancing act.  A person with diabetes may be hospitalized more readily due to the flu than the average Joe Citizen due to this issue.  Still, I would *never* allow any of my kids to get this nonsense Swine Flu vaccination... Geez, vaccines injured my kid to begin with ... now, I'm going to inject more crap?  Ah, no thanks!  ::)




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: TahoeBlue September 04, 2009, 01:56:12 PM
I wonder who got the Dod contract(s) and which flavor(s) of poison(s) they will be distributing?

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/sep0209military.html
H1N1 vaccination to be required for US military

Sep 2, 2009 (CIDRAP News) Vaccination against the pandemic H1N1 influenza will be required for all uniformed US military personnel, with the immunizations starting in early October, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced yesterday.

In a news release, Army Lt. Col. Wayne Hachey, the department's director of preventive medicine, said vaccination will be mandatory for uniformed personnel and will be available to all military family members who want it.

DoD expects to receive 1 million doses of the vaccine in early October and another 1.7 million doses later in the month, the release said.

First in line for the vaccine will be healthcare workers, deploying troops, those serving on ships and submarines, and new recruits, according to DoD.

"Any place where we take a lot of people, squash them all together and get them nice and close and put them under stressful conditions will get the vaccine," Hachey said.

To distribute the vaccine, he said, the military will use its usual seasonal flu vaccine distribution chain, a system in use for decades.

He noted that a decision is still awaited on whether each person will need one dose or two. "The assumption right now is that people will need two doses, 21 days apart. That may change," he said. Federal officials are awaiting early results of clinical trials for guidance on the number of doses.

DoD already has seasonal flu vaccine and will begin giving the immunizations soon, Hachey said. "That has been our message to immunizers: to try and get as many people as they can immunized against the season flu early."

The civilian immunization program for H1N1 is expected to start in mid October.

If only they had been vaccinated....
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/sep0309kids.html
CDC report sheds light on pandemic H1N1 deaths in children
...
Frieden's comments came the same day the CDC released a report on pediatric deaths from novel H1N1 infections in children, which seem to be striking those with neurodevelopmental conditions the hardest and showing a bacterial pneumonia coinfection pattern, even in previously healthy children. The report appears in the Sep 4 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
...
The MMWR report includes 36 pediatric deaths that occurred from April through August 8. About two-thirds of the children had at least one underlying medical condition, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or chronic cardiac problems, which is higher than the percentage reported during recent flu seasons. CDC investigators found that, of 23 children who had lab results reported, 10 (43%) had bacterial coinfections. (Three involved methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.)
...
Of 31 children for whom medication treatment is known, 19 received antivirals, but only 2 were treated within 2 days of illness onset when the drugs are known to be most effective.

CDC. Surveillance for pediatric deaths associated with 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, United States, April-August 2009. MMWR 2009 Sep 4;58(34):941-7
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5834a1.htm
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: NWOSCUM September 04, 2009, 02:01:48 PM
What I have been told (my child has type 1 diabetes) is not necessarily that the flu would be more serious but that the circumstances surrounding getting the flu would be more difficult.  For example, when my child gets sick and can't eat or throws up ... her blood sugar levels go all over the place.  You have to really watch what you eat, how much insulin you give, etc. etc... It's a huge balancing act.  A person with diabetes may be hospitalized more readily due to the flu than the average Joe Citizen due to this issue.  Still, I would *never* allow any of my kids to get this nonsense Swine Flu vaccination... Geez, vaccines injured my kid to begin with ... now, I'm going to inject more crap?  Ah, no thanks!  ::)






I have adult onset type 2 and was wondering.  Luckily my levels are relatively stable and I don't deal with insulin.  Who knows what they'd do if I am throwing up, etc.........Thanks for the info.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent September 04, 2009, 02:08:33 PM
I wonder who got the Dod contract(s) and which flavor(s) of poison(s) they will be distributing?

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/sep0209military.html
H1N1 vaccination to be required for US military

Sep 2, 2009 (CIDRAP News) Vaccination against the pandemic H1N1 influenza will be required for all uniformed US military personnel, with the immunizations starting in early October, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced yesterday.

In a news release, Army Lt. Col. Wayne Hachey, the department's director of preventive medicine, said vaccination will be mandatory for uniformed personnel and will be available to all military family members who want it.

DoD expects to receive 1 million doses of the vaccine in early October and another 1.7 million doses later in the month, the release said.

First in line for the vaccine will be healthcare workers, deploying troops, those serving on ships and submarines, and new recruits, according to DoD.

"Any place where we take a lot of people, squash them all together and get them nice and close and put them under stressful conditions will get the vaccine," Hachey said.

To distribute the vaccine, he said, the military will use its usual seasonal flu vaccine distribution chain, a system in use for decades.

He noted that a decision is still awaited on whether each person will need one dose or two. "The assumption right now is that people will need two doses, 21 days apart. That may change," he said. Federal officials are awaiting early results of clinical trials for guidance on the number of doses.

DoD already has seasonal flu vaccine and will begin giving the immunizations soon, Hachey said. "That has been our message to immunizers: to try and get as many people as they can immunized against the season flu early."

The civilian immunization program for H1N1 is expected to start in mid October.

If only they had been vaccinated....
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/sep0309kids.html
CDC report sheds light on pandemic H1N1 deaths in children
...
Frieden's comments came the same day the CDC released a report on pediatric deaths from novel H1N1 infections in children, which seem to be striking those with neurodevelopmental conditions the hardest and showing a bacterial pneumonia coinfection pattern, even in previously healthy children. The report appears in the Sep 4 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
...
The MMWR report includes 36 pediatric deaths that occurred from April through August 8. About two-thirds of the children had at least one underlying medical condition, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or chronic cardiac problems, which is higher than the percentage reported during recent flu seasons. CDC investigators found that, of 23 children who had lab results reported, 10 (43%) had bacterial coinfections. (Three involved methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.)
...
Of 31 children for whom medication treatment is known, 19 received antivirals, but only 2 were treated within 2 days of illness onset when the drugs are known to be most effective.

CDC. Surveillance for pediatric deaths associated with 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, United States, April-August 2009. MMWR 2009 Sep 4;58(34):941-7
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5834a1.htm

No wonder my doctor and my kids' doctor were freaking out about my kid having strep (He's getting better now, but not before passing it on to me and his dad)
: Epidemiologist Tells Swedish TV: WHO Pandemic Criteria Lowered to Benefit Big Ph
: Irobot September 04, 2009, 06:33:54 PM
Epidemiologist Tom Jefferson Tells Swedish TV: WHO Pandemic Criteria Lowered to Benefit Big Pharma (swine flu h1n1) http://ci4ux.tk
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: mr anderson September 06, 2009, 07:50:25 AM
H1N1 Vaccine indemnity guarantee ends fight

THE federal health department will draft special consent forms for people receiving the H1N1 swine flu vaccination and distribute the vaccine under a legal clause that endorses its safety in moves that have ended a damaging impasse between the Government and doctors' indemnity insurers.

But the stand-off, in which some insurers last week claimed they were unconvinced of the vaccine's safety and might not cover doctors who administered it, appears to have damaged public confidence in the national immunisation program, with unprecedented numbers of children withdrawn by their parents from a clinical trial in Sydney.

Full article:
http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=130058.0


Minor correction since it's been moved by me to the 'H1N1 in the Southern Hemisphere' sticky thread.

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=107086.msg798559#msg798559
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: CopperDeficiency September 06, 2009, 12:21:37 PM
The Swine Flu vaccine will cause devastating symptoms and death, in the blood types of A, B & O.
These are the blood types that have DNA damage, severely weakened immune systems.

For explanation see:  http://www.unveilingthem.com/PoisoningOfMankindCopperDeficiency.htm


CAB
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent September 06, 2009, 01:33:19 PM
I'm an "O", unfortunately. I'd need to see more cited sources for the theory of race-specificity, much less type-specific.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Harconen September 07, 2009, 07:04:40 PM
Axis of Evil:Martial Law Alert Over Swine Flu


Stephen Lendman
stephenlendman.blogspot.com
Mon, 07 Sep 2009 11:35 UTC
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15089

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2310/swineflulab12.jpg) (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/swineflulab12.jpg/)
"Swine Flu" - Lab Created


Fact check:

-- no Swine Flu threat exists;

-- reported H1N1 infections and deaths are uncorroborated;

-- WHO predicting a global pandemic affecting "as many as two billion people....over the next two years" is falsified hype unless a diabolical depopulation scheme (by vaccines or other means) plans to create one;

-- vaccines don't protect against diseases they're designed to prevent and often cause them;

-- all vaccines contain harmful toxins, including mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), and squalene adjuvants that weaken and can destroy the human immune system, making it vulnerable to many annoying to life-threatening illnesses; and

-- evidence suggests that the H1N1 strain was bioengineered in a US laboratory, and the vaccines being produced for it are extremely hazardous and potentially lethal.

Under no circumstances should anyone submit to them even if threatened with fines, quarantine, or incarceration.

Government and Pharma Are Enemies, Not Protectors

On April 26, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a "Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists....as a consequence of confirmed cases of H1N1 Influenza in four US states." At an April 27 press briefing, Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said:

Yesterday "I issued a public health emergency declaration" as part of "standard operating procedure" to make more government resources available to combat the spread of Swine Flu. She then ordered the FDA "to proceed to permit things like Tamiflu to be used for populations that they otherwise wouldn't be used for - in this case, for example, very, very young children."

On November 13, 2005, Japan's Health Ministry said it was "looking into reports of a number of sudden deaths of young people who had taken prescribed dosages of Tamiflu." The Ministry also "found 64 cases of psychological disorders linked to the drug in the past four years.

The Japan Institute of Pharmaco-Vigilance head, Dr. Rokura Hama, said "Tamiflu appears to be similar to other powerful drugs that can cause behavioral changes" by affecting the central nervous system.
It's the leading medication prescribed for the treatment and prevention of flu. In April, DHS ordered 12 million doses made available in locations around the country for quick access if needed.

Then on June 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) "raise(d) the level of (Swine Flu) influenza pandemic alert from phase 5 to phase 6," its highest level in declaring "The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic," while admitting its severity would likely be "moderate (and) most people will recover from swine flu within a week, just as they would from seasonal forms of influenza." The WHO no longer reports "confirmed" Swine Flu cases globally, yet continues to hype the scare without corroborating proof.

There was no emergency earlier or now, but you'd never know it from hyped media reports to convince people voluntarily to submit to experimental, untested, toxic and extremely dangerous vaccines that damage the human immune system and cause health problems ranging from annoying to life-threatening.

George Bush's Executive Orders (EOs) 13295 and 13375, Homeland Security Presidential Directive-21, and Military Pandemic Planning

In addition to the federal laws below, the Bush EOs, HSPD-21, and Pentagon plan suggest a hidden agenda behind today's Swine Flu crisis as a way to institute martial law on the pretext of a public health emergency, using hyped fear to win popular acquiescence.

On April 4, 2003, EO 13295 issued a "Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases" that included cholera, diphtheria, infectious TB, plague, smallpox, yellow fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and viral hemorrhagic fevers like ebola and lassa.

On April 1, 2005, EO 13375 amended EO 13295 by adding "the following new subsection:"

"(c) Influenza caused by novel or reemergent influenza viruses that are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic."

The October 2007 HSPD-21 "establishe(d) a National Strategy for Public Health and Medical Preparedness which builds upon principles set forth in (the 2004) Biodefense for the 21st Century and will transform our national approach to protecting the health of the American people against all disasters."

It called for:

-- "nationwide, robust, and integrated biosurveillance...to provide early warning and ongoing characterization of disease outbreaks in near real-time;

-- countermeasure stockpiling and distribution....of medical countermeasures (vaccines, drugs, and therapeutics) to a large population....;

-- mass casualty care....created by a catastrophic health event;" and

-- "community resilience" whereby "civic leaders, citizens, and families are educated regarding threats and are empowered to mitigate their own risk;" in addition, the federal government must be involved in "medical preparedness to assist (nationwide) in the face of potential catastrophic health events."

In May 2007, the Department of Defense's (DOD) "Implementation Plan for Pandemic Influenza" prepared for a possible H5N1 (Avian Flu) pandemic that could affect up to one-third of the population and kill as many as three million in just weeks, it was claimed. It involved using US troops to put down riots, guard pharmaceutical plants and shipments, and restrict the movement of people inside the country and across borders.

This plan remains active and US laws authorize it, including Sections 1076 and 333 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 that amended the 1807 Insurrection Act and 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. They prohibit using federal and National Guard troops for law enforcement except as constitutionally allowed or expressly authorized by Congress in times of a national emergency like an insurrection.

The president may now announce a public emergency, declare martial law, suspend the Constitution, and deploy US troops on city streets to suppress what he calls disorder.

The Legal Basis for Quarantines

Vaccine law expert Alan G. Phillips says:

"....underlying laws....allow states to mandate vaccines in an emergency....throw out exemptions....impose quarantines and isolation outside of our homes," and the only way around this is to "chang(e) state policy and law."

US laws are similar. They can mandate vaccinations and let states isolate and quarantine Swine Flu victims if authorities call the disease infectious and life-threatening.

Under the proposed Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA), civil liberties may be suspended in case of a public health emergency, with or without verifiable evidence.

The September 2003 Turning Point Model State Public Health Act (MSPHA) lets state, local, and tribal governments revise or update public health statutes and administrative regulations. According to James Hodges, executive director of Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University's Centers for Law and the Public Health, over half the states have these laws that can order flu testing, ban public gatherings, mandate quarantines, and issue other emergency public health directives.

Federal laws already do it, including the 2006 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act that lets the HHS Secretary declare any disease an epidemic or national emergency requiring mandatory vaccinations. It also protects drug companies from tort liability, except in cases of "willful misconduct."

US State Responses to Swine Flu

Growing numbers of states are exploiting the hyped scare by declaring a public health emergency. Others are passing laws that order forced quarantines, impose fines or imprisonment for offenders, and prepare to govern under martial law with local police, National Guard, or federal troops for enforcement.

Florida ordered voluntary or mandatory detentions at home or in state-designated facilities as well as closures of suspected buildings and areas. Quarantine Detention Orders state:

-- "non-compliant" persons are ordered to "remain in detention quarantine until released by the State Epidemiologist or Health Officer;"

-- at home, they must wear surgical masks at all times in the presence of anyone, even family members, and follow other required instructions while in isolation;

-- in state-run facilities, they must "comply with all orders....regarding (their) medical care," and must "cooperate with the detention facility's access to (themselves) and (their) medical records for purposes of delivering and monitoring (their) medical care;" and

-- these "action(s are) taken under the police power authority of the health department and your cooperation is required by law;" failure to comply is a "crime."

Forms circulating on the Internet show that Iowa ordered home or facility quarantines for anyone suspected of possible H1N1 infection. However, Mason City, Iowa's KIMT TV 3 reported that "Health leaders in (the state) are reassuring people that there are no H1N1 related quarantines being ordered," yet preparations have been made to do it.

North Carolina's Draft Isolation Order calls for imprisonment for up to two years and pretrial detention for residents failing to comply with isolation orders.

Washington empowers local health authorities to issue emergency detention orders for up to 10 days.

On April 28, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a "Proclamation to Confront Swine Flu Outbreak" and ordered "all state agencies and departments to utilize and employ state personnel, equipment and facilities to assist the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the State Emergency Plan as coordinated by the California Emergency Management Agency."

He further proclaimed a "state of emergency" because of "conditions of extreme peril" in the State.

On April 26, New York Gov. David Paterson activated the state's health emergency preparedness plan, thereby putting the state on "high alert to quickly identify and respond to any cases of swine flu." No further action was taken.

On April 28, Texas became the second state to declare a Swine Flu emergency as officials closed schools and cancelled sporting events after an alleged fatality was reported. At a press conference, Gov. Rick Perry said:

"I'm issuing a disaster declaration which covers the entire state. This will move Texas to a higher state of alert and release resources to address the spread of the virus." No further action was taken.

On May 1, Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley's executive order declared a public health emergency "based on an abundance of caution and concern for our students...If there is a probable case of H1N1 virus at any school, we will close that school and cease all extra-curricular activities for up to 14 days."

He also ordered "appropriate emergency protective measures (be taken to) assist public and private sector employers (take) proactive steps to prevent the spread to influenza workers and their families." He stopped short of more draconian measures, including statewide forced vaccinations and quarantines for resisters.

On August 6, the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune headlined: "As fall approaches, officials are taking a hard look at emergency plans in the event the virus strikes more aggressively." On August 10, the paper reported, without elaboration, that state officials "have a plan ready if Minnesota's health care system is swamped by 1.5 million cases."

Other states took similar actions, including Nebraska, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, and still others are considering them as the fall flu season approaches and children return to school.

After earlier issuing a "Proclamation of Civil Emergency due to a Highly Infectious Disease," Maine Gov. John Balducci signed a Swine Flu civil emergency decree on September 1 that gives the WHO and UN martial law authority over the state and authorized the Maine Center for Disease Control to vaccinate the state's residents. Making this mandatory wasn't mentioned, but state civil emergency powers may allow it if ordered.

On April 28, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the most draconian law to date, S. 2028, that imposes virtual martial law authority. If it's passed in the House and becomes law, it gives the governor sweeping powers, lets public health officials mandate vaccinations, and, with law enforcement and medical personnel, enter private residences and businesses without warrants, quarantine non-compliers, and impose $1,000-a-day fines and/or imprisonment for up to 30 days.

It also authorizes:

-- closures and evacuations to decontaminate residences, buildings or facilities;

-- the destruction of suspect materials;

-- restricting or prohibiting public gatherings;

-- public health authorities to use or supervise private health care facilities and requires private health personnel to provide appropriate services, including vaccinating state residents;

-- "the arrest without warrant (of anyone believed to have) violated an order for isolation or quarantine...;"

-- control over "ingress (and) egress" from public areas and human traffic within them;

-- enforcement measures for the safe disposal of "infectious waste and human remains;"

-- control over all medical supplies as well as other measures needed to respond to the emergency;

-- the use of state police for enforcement;

-- control over "routes of transportation and over materials and facilities including but not limited to communication devices, carriers, public utilities, fuels, food, clothing, and shelter;" and

-- public health officials to "institute appropriate civil proceedings against (properties) to be destroyed in accordance with the existing laws and rules of the courts of this Commonwealth or any such rules that may be developed by the courts for use during the emergency;" acquired properties may "be disposed of by destruction as the court may direct."

Massachusetts may be a trial balloon for what federal authorities plan everywhere as the fall flu season approaches, to be followed by hyped reports of nationwide Swine Flu outbreaks, perhaps caused by the vaccines intended to prevent them.

In early July, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that children, pregnant women, health care workers, and adults with chronic illnesses will be first to be vaccinated. Reports indicate that inoculations will begin in early October, preceded by media-hyped fear urging everyone to get one.

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Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre of Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to The Global Research News Hour on RepublicBroadcasting.org Monday - Friday at 10AM US Central time for cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on world and national issues. All programs are archived for easy listening.

Comment: And let's not forget this report http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/05/15/2572085.htm from May 2009:

    "A former Australian National University virology researcher, Adrian Gibbs, says genetic markers suggest the combination of genes in the virus was not a natural event."
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Harconen September 07, 2009, 07:45:36 PM
US: 2,000 students at university report swine flu symptoms


American Free Press
Mon, 07 Sep 2009 19:29 UTC
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090906/ts_alt_afp/healthfluusuniversity

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A doctor demonstrates how to carry out the flu vaccination against the H1N1. Some 2,000 students at Washington State University have reported symptoms of swine flu, university officials said, in one of the largest reported outbreaks of the virus on a US college campus


San Fransisco, California (AFP) - Some 2,000 students at Washington State University have reported symptoms of swine flu, university officials said, in one of the largest reported outbreaks of the virus on a US college campus.

Washington state's Whitman County, where the school is located said that tests at a state laboratory late last week "confirmed that the influenza outbreak at Washington State University (WSU)... is indeed caused by the novel 2009 H1N1 Influenza A."

The west-coast school last week instituted a blog to help provide information to students about the sudden and dramatic spread of the A(H1N1) virus on campus just days into the new school term.

"We estimate that we have been in contact with about 2,000 students with influenza-like illness in the first 10 days of our fall semester," the latest online posting said.

"At this time of year, we would typically only see a handful of patients with influenza-like illness. Health care providers in the local community have also seen WSU students with influenza-like illness, but we have no way of knowing how many.

"We also have no way of estimating how many students are self-caring at home without contacting us," school officials said.

University officials said they had been asked by the county health department "to track numbers in this way to give us a better idea of how many students at WSU actually have influenza-like illness."

The university of about 19,000 students added that it is following guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in advising students how to avoid catching and spreading the virus.

CDC's director Thomas Frieden told CNN television Sunday that health officials are reporting an "unusual" number of flu cases so far this school year.

"What we do know is that with schools back in session, particularly in the southeast of the US, but also in many parts of the country, we're seeing a fair amount of influenza. And that's very unusual for this time of the year," he said.

"This is really something we haven't seen before. It's very unusual to see flu continue to occur over the summer. It's very unusual to see it start to increase this rapidly in August and September."

Frieden said efforts to contain the virus may be hampered by layoffs and furloughs of public health workers during the current economic crisis, as well as the inherent unpredictability of any infectious malady.

Swine flu is "the one that we're most concerned about," Frieden said.

"Because if it does become more deadly, it could cause a very severe scenario. It could cause lots of problems for health for people going to school and learning, going to work and earning."

WSU, meanwhile, said it has begun handing out flu self-care kits to students.

"Two hundred of these kits have already been distributed with 1,000 more in process," university officials said, adding that none of the cases of swine flu so far has required hospitalization.

"The overwhelming majority of our patients have had mild symptoms and are usually better in three to five days," the university said.

None of the WSU cases have been fatal. There have been 593 swine flu-related deaths in the United States, however, second only to Brazil which has recorded 657 deaths.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler September 07, 2009, 07:53:45 PM
The Swine Flu vaccine will cause devastating symptoms and death, in the blood types of A, B & O.
These are the blood types that have DNA damage, severely weakened immune systems.

I remember seeing this somewhere before; that the blood types were actually classification, or a reflection, of damage done to human physiology (I'm guessing vaccines). But like socio I would have to see some credible sources on this.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: TahoeBlue September 07, 2009, 08:23:32 PM
I remember seeing this somewhere before; that the blood types were actually classification, or a reflection, of damage done to human physiology (I'm guessing vaccines). But like socio I would have to see some credible sources on this.

Yes, tptb are very interested in Blood types....

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/16/science/16qna.html
Q & A - Blood and History  By C. CLAIBORNE RAY
Published: January 16, 2007

Q. Is there an evolutionary reason for human blood types?

A. The blood types classified as A, B, AB and O appeared and predominated in geographically separated populations over the course of human history, and it has been assumed that the differences conferred some biological advantage. A recent suggestive study links this advantage to how different kinds of infections, bacterial and viral, interact with different blood types.


The study, by researchers at University College, London, appeared in 2004 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society.

Blood types are characterized by certain complex sugars, with the types differing genetically. When the sugars end up on the surfaces of cells, they determine how the body and an invader interact.

The researchers’ statistical model found that the rates of occurrence of these blood types closely mirrored the distribution of opportunistic bacterial infections, which are best fought off by A and B blood types, and the distribution of viral infections, which are best fought off by O blood types.

The researchers said they hoped the study could point the way to a better understanding of how the changing influenza virus could  [Destroy er...] be fought off by the immune system.

See also related:
Is the Swine flu a race based weapon?  (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=129735.0)
: ALERT - Treating Swine Flu & Avian Flu
: unitedhemp September 07, 2009, 10:35:18 PM
http://www.cannabisscience.com/news-...swine-flu.html
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe September 08, 2009, 12:02:34 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8244358.stm


Swine flu spread in China 'grim'
Chinese children have their temperature taken
China has stepped up public health warnings as children return to school

China's health minister says the nation is facing a grim situation as it tries to contain a rapid surge in swine flu.

Chen Zhu said a vaccination programme would start this week, prioritising those taking part in events to celebrate National Day on 1 October.

Children will also be treated as a priority, because outbreaks of flu have accelerated since schools reopened.

China is the first country in the world to use swine flu vaccines, after conducting successful clinical trials.

Important event

Mr Chen says priority will be given to young students aged between five and 19, vulnerable groups such as those with respiratory diseases and pregnant women, and front-line public service personnel.

But he also revealed that the vaccination programme would start with those performing in the National Day Parade.

There are at least 200,000 official participants, plus thousands of security police.

According to the BBC's China analyst, Shirong Chen, they have been pushed to the front of the queue not just because it is a huge public event that carries national pride, but because all the top leaders and dignitaries will be in Beijing.

The authorities cannot afford the political risk of any infection there, our correspondent says.

So there will not be much vaccine left for others on the priority list for now.

In the past week, 95% of the swine flu cases have been locally transmitted, and Chinese experts say infections are expected to ramp up.

About 6,000 people have fallen ill in China with swine flu.

In Hong Kong, 12 people have died.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler September 08, 2009, 01:20:42 PM
Another Shocking Warning About Swine Flu Vaccine
Posted by: Dr. Mercola (http://articles.mercola.com/members/Dr.-Mercola/default.aspx)
September 08 2009


The swine flu vaccine has been hit by new cancer fears after a German health expert gave a shocking warning about its safety.

Lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has said that there are many risks associated with the vaccine for the H1N1 virus. The nutrient solution for the vaccine consists of cancerous cells from animals, and some fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting the cells.

The vaccine can also cause worse side effects than the actual swine flu virus.


Sources:

  Bild.com August 21, 2009 (http://www.bild.de/BILD/news/bild-english/world-news/2009/08/07/swine-flu-health-expert-warning/does-virus-vaccine-increase-risk-of-cancer.html)

  Reuters August 22, 2009 (http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE57K54B20090822?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews)

  Socio-Economics History Blog July 15, 2009 (http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/dr-russell-blaylock-vaccine-may-be-more-dangerous-than-swine-flu/)



Dr. Mercola's Comments:


    Finally some good news to report about the swine flu mess.

    This site, and many others seeking to shed light on this deceptive manipulation, are making a huge impact and the people are refusing to believe the government propaganda.

    Vaccine safety advocates everywhere are beginning to make a serious dent. According to a recent Fox News poll (http://www.prisonplanet.com/fox-news-poll-majority-think-swine-flu-vaccine-deadlier-than-virus.html), the majority of people in the US now believe the swine flu vaccine may be deadlier than the actual virus.

    Additionally, there is more good news when it comes to what health care professionals believe. Research (http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/339/aug25_2/b3391) published in the August 25 issue of the British Medical Journal reveals that more than half of doctors and nurses in public hospitals would also refuse the H1N1 vaccine, due to concerns about side effects and doubts about its efficacy.


New Potential Health Risks of the Swine Flu Vaccine Emerge

    Just last week I reported (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/01/Swine-Flu-Shot-Linked-to-Killer-Nerve-Disease.aspx) on the confidential correspondence between the British Health Protection Agency and 600 neurologists, warning them to be on the lookout for cases of Guillain- Barré Syndrome once the swine flu vaccine campaign begins.

    I’ve published earlier articles about some of the more dangerous ingredients in this vaccine (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/20/Legal-Immunity-Set-for-Swine-Flu-Vaccine-Makers.aspx), such as mercury, and squalene (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2009/07/17/squalene-the-swine-flu-vaccines-dirty-little-secret-exposed.aspx), which has been linked to the development of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

    Now, German lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has come out about even more potential health risks associated with the swine flu vaccine. Interestingly, Dr. Wodarg also holds political office, as the chairman of the health committee in the German parliament and European Council.

    According to Dr. Wodarg, the swine flu vaccine contains animal cancer cells, and there’s no data indicating whether or not this may cause an allergic reaction when injected.

    It also raises questions about the risk of contracting cancer.

    He also told the German press that the widespread fear of the pandemic was an “orchestration,” stating,

       “It is great business for the pharmaceutical industry. Swine flu is not very different from normal flu. On the contrary, if you look at the number of cases it is nothing compared to a normal flu outbreak.”


More Documentation about Swine Flu Vaccine Safety

    A recent article by Dr. Blaylock (http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/dr-russell-blaylock-vaccine-may-be-more-dangerous-than-swine-flu/) also highlights the many reasons why the vaccine may be far more dangerous than the virus. If you have interest in this issue I would strongly encourage you to read Dr. Blaylock’s article (http://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/dr-russell-blaylock-vaccine-may-be-more-dangerous-than-swine-flu/).

    He states that the Baxter swine flu vaccine, called Celvapan, uses cultured cells from the African green monkey, which has previously been implicated as having transmitted a number of vaccine-contaminating viruses, including the HIV virus.

    Likewise, Johannes Löwer, president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute (http://www.pei.de/EN/home/node-en.html?__nnn=true), believes the side effects of the vaccine can be far worse than the actual swine flu virus, which typically causes only mild symptoms, requiring just a few days in bed.

    As you may already know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) consistently claim the seasonal flu kills about 36,000 Americans each year. After investigating that figure, it has been found to be a gross exaggeration based on flawed data (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/10/30/flu-deaths.aspx) compilation, but still, the swine flu has claimed FAR fewer lives than the seasonal flu in any given year, and no draconian measures have ever been taken to curtail the seasonal flu.

    Based on a rational view of the numbers involved, the widespread fear over the swine flu certainly appears completely unwarranted.

    I’d also like to point out that even though the World Health Organization’s web site (http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_08_28/en/index.html) claims that there has been at least 2,185 deaths from the swine flu worldwide, stating that: “Given that countries are no longer required to test and report individual cases, the number of cases reported actually understates the real number of cases,” the truth is likely quite different..

    Why?

    Because some countries, such as Great Britain, are now recording any and all cases of flu as the swine flu, based on nothing more than an online questionnaire.

    How would this practice lead to an understatement of the real number of swine flu cases?

    Without laboratory verification, it’s quite likely that a very large number of these so-called swine flu cases are in fact cases of seasonal flu.

Industry Versus Independent Research Findings -- Who are You Going to Believe?

    Dr. Blaylock claims to have reviewed a number of studies on the immune adjuvant squalene, and found that several of the human test studies found it to be very safe. However, upon further investigation, they were all done by the pharmaceutical companies using the adjuvant.

    However, a great number of the studies done by independent research facilities all found a strong link between squalene or MF-59 (which contains squalene) and autoimmune diseases.

    Dr. Blaylock warns,

        “Studies of other immune adjuvants using careful tracer techniques have shown that they routinely enter your brain following vaccination.

        What most people do not know, even the doctors who recommend the vaccines, is that most such studies by pharmaceutical companies observe the patients for only one to two weeks following vaccination—these types of reactions may take months or even years to manifest.”


    This is a major point.

    If you were to develop an autoimmune disease years down the line, how would you ever be able to prove that your disease originated in a needle?

    And worse, even if you could prove it, it wouldn’t do you any good, because vaccine manufacturers have cleverly manipulated government into granting them immunity against lawsuits, should any harm be caused by this experimental vaccine (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/03/12/vaccine-makers-profit-from-government-granted-immunity.aspx).

Why You Should Avoid Other Anti-Virals as Well

    British researchers recently warned that the antiviral medication Tamiflu is “inappropriate for healthy adults.”

       "Recommending the use of antiviral drugs for the treatment of people presenting with [flu] symptoms is unlikely to be the most appropriate course of action," they concluded.

    The study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?orig_db=PubMed&db=pubmed&cmd=Search&term=%22The%20Lancet%20infectious%20diseases%22%5BJour%5D%20AND%202009%5Bpdat%5D%20AND%20Burch%5Bauthor%5D), published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, recommends that healthy people who get the swine flu should NOT be treated with antivirals like Tamiflu or Relenza, unless they suffer complications from the flu.

    Based on their findings, either drug will reduce your illness by about HALF A DAY.

    For people with health conditions like diabetes or asthma, Relenza was able to cut sickness by just under one full day, and Tamiflu by three-quarters of a day, on average.

    Seriously… Are the potentially serious side effects (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/03/15/tamiflu-s-effects-on-your-brain.aspx) really worth the risk, to gain maybe half a day? You’ll STILL spend five or six days in bed, with or without the shot, as it does not necessarily PREVENT the flu, it just reduces the length of your illness by a few hours if you do get it!

Free Book on Vaccine Dangers

This famous quote by Arthur Schopenhauer is one of my favorites, and is, I believe, how history will in the end view the issue of vaccines.

Right now, we are in the second stage, and you can see that by statements such as the one made by the chief medical editor at NBC News, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who is quoted (http://www.prisonplanet.com/fox-news-poll-majority-think-swine-flu-vaccine-deadlier-than-virus.html) as saying that “people should reject conspiracy theories about the vaccine’s safety, trust the government, and get your damn vaccine.”

Don’t fall for such irrational attempts to emotionally manipulate you away from the facts.

For a great review of why mandatory vaccinations are unconstitutional and illegal, I recommend the book “Horrors of Vaccination Exposed and Illustrated; Petition to the President to Abolish Compulsory Vaccination in the Army and Navy (http://www.drcarley.com/Horrors_of_Vaccination_Exposed.pdf),” by Charles M. Higgins.

Written in 1920, the book is now in the public domain and can be read and downloaded for free by clicking this link. It discusses the dangers of vaccinations, the cover-ups of vaccine deaths, and explains your constitutional rights and the medical trends that are stripping those rights away, and is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was first written.


link (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/08/Another-Shocking-Warning-About-Swine-Flu-Vaccine.aspx)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: angndon September 08, 2009, 04:49:41 PM
Health workers under pressure to get flu shots
By LINDSEY TANNER and VALERIE BAUMAN, Associated Press Writers Lindsey Tanner And Valerie Bauman, Associated Press Writers 6 mins ago

ALBANY, N.Y. – Tens of thousands of health care workers who typically avoid flu shots are under more pressure than ever to get vaccinated as hospitals and clinics prepare for a spike in swine flu cases this fall and winter.

Roughly half of health workers skip the immunizations, raising two concerns: If doctors and nurses get sick, who will treat what could be millions of Americans reeling from seasonal or swine flu? And could infected health workers make things worse by spreading flu to patients?

New York, the first state to be hard-hit by swine flu, is requiring all health workers to get immunized against both types of flu. Other states are weighing whether to follow suit.

But shots for all health workers may not be an easy sell.

Fewer than half of them got flu vaccinations last year, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of about 1,000 workers. That includes physicians in clinics, lab technicians, respiratory therapists and home health aides. Rates are highest among doctors and nurses in hospitals — 70 to 80 percent, but the overall rate shows many still shun the shots.

Why? The reasons vary from safety concerns to skepticism over vaccine effectiveness.

Sandra Morales, a labor and delivery nurse in New York City, had her last flu shot 16 years ago. She says she got the flu anyway.

She objects to New York's new law, saying it infringes on free-choice rights. "It's crossing the line, and I'm opposed to that."

Hospital workers "are at risk for being exposed to many, many diseases," she said. "Imagine if we had to take a vaccine for everything that comes in the door."

Morales worries she might lose her job if she refuses — it will be up to individual clinics and health centers to decide how to enforce the law. She has until Nov. 30 to get her shots. Both the seasonal flu vaccine (available this month) and swine flu vaccine (expected in October) are required for workers in hospitals, treatment centers and in home care.

That may mean three separate shots, if the swine flu vaccine requires two doses to be effective. Testing in the U.S. is still under way to determine the dose.

The uncertainty about the new swine flu vaccine has added to the challenge.

"If health care workers have concerns about the safety and efficacy of a vaccine that has been around for decades, I'm sure they're going to have those same concerns about a vaccine that we've never used before," said Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic vaccine specialist.

He says health workers are ethically obligated to get vaccinated for both kinds of flu. He supports requiring them. New York, which had the first big surge of swine flu cases in the spring, is the only state doing that, although some states are considering the issue.

The theory that health care workers could spread the infection is supported by only isolated evidence, but the fear persists.

Some large hospitals have adopted rules requiring employees to get flu shots. Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago and Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia recently joined a handful of hospitals that have made seasonal flu shots mandatory for all workers. Some also plan to include swine flu. Several infectious disease groups support required flu vaccination for health workers.

Federal health officials say health care workers are among the priority groups for flu shots, but the government is not ordering anyone to get shots.

In New York, Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines notes that health employees are already required to get other vaccinations, including rubella and measles shots.

Under the new flu shot law, workers can opt out only for certain health reasons, including an allergy to flu shots.

Bill Van Slyke of the Healthcare Association of New York state, which represents hospitals, said hospitals have concerns about what action they can legally take if staffers refuse vaccinations.

"We don't expect that to happen to any significant degree — we think most recognize the value of doing this, but there are one or two challenging scenarios out there," he said.

Dr. Brian Currie, an infectious disease specialist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, supports the law but said including swine flu vaccinations could be a headache.

"It means twice as much time, tracking people to make sure they get a timely second vaccination" if required. "It's a lot more work," Currie said. "We'll do our best."

Though infectious disease specialists say they have seen no serious complications during the swine flu vaccine testing that began last month, some critics say it is being fast-tracked without adequate safety tests. Some also fear a repeat of a rare paralysis called Guillain-Barre syndrome that occurred during a 1976 swine flu vaccination effort, though there is no evidence the vaccine caused that condition.

Dr. William Schaffner has had two swine flu shots during testing at Vanderbilt University, with no ill effects. The current flu virus is molecularly different from the one circulating in 1976, so Schaffner, who has consulted for the swine flu vaccine makers, said similar problems are unlikely.

Deborah Burger, a president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, said safety concerns persist. That union, with 86,000 members in 50 states, is weighing whether to support required flu shots for nurses.

She said the union believes patients should be protected but also wants to protect nurses from any potential vaccine-related problems, saying, "It's a difficult tightrope to walk right now."

More than 550 U.S. deaths have been attributed to the new H1N1 swine flu. So far it does not appear to be more deadly than regular seasonal flu. Projections for the upcoming season vary. A worst-case scenario from a scientific panel advising the White House said up to half the population might get sick and up to 90,000 might die.

An estimated 36,000 Americans die from regular influenza each year.

At Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, the first U.S. hospital to require flu vaccination for staffers, employees who object must wear a face mask during flu season or possibly be fired. Only a handful of objectors have been fired, all in the first season, 2005-06, said hospital spokeswoman Alisha Mark.

Dr. Joyce Lammert, Virginia Mason's chief of medicine, said if testing shows the new vaccine is safe and effective, and if supplies are adequate, the hospital will make that mandatory, too.

"We feel that getting immunized is so important," Lammert said. "In some ways, I'm glad H1N1 is out there. It raises awareness of the seriousness of the disease."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090908/ap_on_he_me/us_med_swine_flu_health_workers_3
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: AtomicBlythe September 08, 2009, 05:03:05 PM
excerpted...

Dr. Joyce Lammert, Virginia Mason's chief of medicine, said if testing shows the new vaccine is safe and effective, and if supplies are adequate, the hospital will make that mandatory, too.

"We feel that getting immunized is so important," Lammert said. "In some ways, I'm glad H1N1 is out there. It raises awareness of the seriousness of the disease."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090908/ap_on_he_me/us_med_swine_flu_health_workers_3
??? HUH?? She will more than likely regret that idiotic remark.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: sociostudent September 09, 2009, 06:35:36 AM

"We feel that getting immunized is so important," Lammert said. "In some ways, I'm glad H1N1 is out there. It raises awareness of the seriousness of the disease."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090908/ap_on_he_me/us_med_swine_flu_health_workers_3

??? HUH?? She will more than likely regret that idiotic remark.
I KNOW. What does that even MEAN?
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: Apolitical Blues September 09, 2009, 08:15:26 AM
In 2006, IBM, France warned it's senior executives of a planned pandemic to come within the next five years:

IBM / IOT PREDICT 2009 FLU PANDEMIC — IN 2006!


September 2, 2009



By Don Nicoloff


“Services & Global Procurement pan IOT Europe, Pandemic Plan Overview,” an official inter-departmental document was distributed to upper-level management of IBM, France in 2006. Disclosed in this secret document was the prediction of a “planned‟ pandemic described as having a “100% chance of occurring within the next 5 years.”


The document also describes “quarantines” and operational procedures to be taken upon the official announcements of the “pandemic” by the World Health Organization. The foreknowledge of such an event could not exist, unless the pandemic was a planned event. Certainly, this document is the “smoking gun‟ which demonstrates the current bird/swine flu “pandemic” is an orchestrated event.


As evidenced by this secret document (see below), IBM‟s primary concerns are focused on maintaining their workforce, even under an official quarantine, and the continuation of sales and services to their clients.


This single document definitively proves there is international, corporate collusion behind the “bird/swine flu pandemic” and the intentional plan to create disease on a worldwide scale.


http://web.mac.com/donnicoloff/directlightproductions.com/Printable_Articles//Entries/2009/9/2_Entry_1.html

Add this little piece of the puzzle to a patent being issued for this vaccine three years before the virus was supposed to have been discovered.
: Influenza!!! HAS A CURE!
: BIOHAZARDASS September 09, 2009, 01:51:43 PM
Wow lets stop this influenza, the chinese have been using Illicium for year to cure their influenza and cancers. Lets stop the goverment from sticking more poisions in our bodies that can cause cancer and just use this. Can be found at any chinese herbal store and or asian grocery store in the spice ile. Is a spice cooked in soup or with meat.....

Product Introduction

Shikimic Acid, Nickname is Illicium verum Hook. f. which have been used
 in Chinese medicine for centuries, instead of normal used to flavour ingredients,
it also have been widely used for the treatment of indigestion, stomach ache, colic in babies,
and even facial paralysis, in recently years, scientists also have found that staranise has possible
cancer-fighting properties.

PLANT ORIGINAL: Illicium lanceolatum A.C. Smith
PART USED: Dry Fruit
SPECIFICATION: Shikimic Acid 98% Test by HPLC
APPEARANCE: a clean and pure white powder or grain
CAS No.: 138-59-0
MOLECULAR FORMULA: C7H10O5
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 174.15


INDICATIONS:
1) Shikimic acid have the function of anti-inflammation, antalgic,
it is a media of antivirus and anticancer. It can inhibit blood platelet
 assembling and Thrombosis by affecting the metabolism of Arachidonic acid.

2) Shikimic Acid serves as the starting material for Oseltamivir
 (the active principle of Tamiflu?) which is a neuraminidase inhibitor
 used in the treatment and prophylaxis of both influenza A and influenza B.
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler September 09, 2009, 06:39:46 PM
Swine Flu: Path to Martial Law?

by John Griffing



(http://globalresearch.ca/coverStoryPictures/15099.jpg)


Could a form of martial law be imminent?  Obama appears ready to cross the Rubicon, and all he needs is a killer virus.
 
Let’s connect some dots.

Remember President Obama’s Executive Order basing (http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/) 80,000 active troops at home for the first time in the history of the peacetime military establishment to “help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack….”
 
Now connect that information to the recent announcement that the military has established (http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/07/28/military.swine.flu/) regional deployment locations all across the United States to “assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials.”
 
Civil unrest and crowd control?  Significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall?  What do they know that we don’t?
 
Swine flu has been made into a crisis in the minds of the public, even though swine flu, or H1N1, is the most non-lethal “killer” virus ever uncovered (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2009/h1n1_pandemic_phase6_20090611/en/index.html).   As a cataclysmic event demanding military assistance, it ranks near zero.  It is doubtful whether swine flu could even be classified as an “epidemic,” much less a “pandemic.”
 
Regular influenza, the common flu, kills 36,000 people every year (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/us_flu-related_deaths.htm).   The 1918 flu pandemic killed an estimated 50-100 million people worldwide over a period of two years, approximately one-third the population of Europe at that time.  Global swine flu deaths topped just 1,000 this year (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/global-swine-flu-deaths-top-1000-1764022.html).
 
But President Obama is predicting death tolls of 90,000 and possible infection of up to half the US population.
 
While every life matters, in statistical terms swine flu is a comparatively minor problem, which makes the hype by those in government and the military all the more suspicious.

The National Guard is even practicing mock takeovers of public schools in the event of an “H1N1 riot,” a description that elicits mixed responses (http://www.sunjournal.com/node/105339/).   What kind of riot could arise out of a flu that has only killed 1,000 worldwide?  Washington certainly seems to be looking for some rationale for enhanced domestic military involvement, whether credible or not.

Martial law has essentially been on the table since President Obama took office, thanks to the Bush Administration’s dramatic revisions (http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/09/24/army/) of the Posse Comitatus Act —which limited deployment of the US military at home—in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  With impeccable timing, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has gone before Congress asking for (http://www.progressive.org/wx081209b.html) the unprecedented authority to base 400,000 soldiers in communities all across the United States.
 
A recent US Army War College Report even outlined the conditions under which martial law could be introduced, listing (http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB890.pdf):

    …unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters are all paths to disruptive domestic shock. [Emphasis added.]

The CDC is finalizing quarantine regulations formulated during the Bush years that provide for quarantining (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/25814.html) “a large group of persons” suspected of having swine flu or other illnesses listed in an executive order (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/pdf/05-6907.pdf).   This means that President Obama can quarantine anyone as long as they have an illness he determines to be dangerous.  These new regulations even permit "provisional" quarantine of persons not actually carrying any virus (http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/nprm/docs/42CFR70_71.pdf).   In one section, the regulations empower the president to quarantine anyone that does not agree to be vaccinated, an ominous condition since recent investigations have revealed that swine flu vaccines can cause serious medical complications (http://www.newsmax.com/health/vaccine_swine_flu/2009/07/07/232717.html).   Thousands of doctors have voiced strong opposition to the proposed swine flu vaccine, due to its association with neurological disorders (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208716/Half-GPs-refuse-swine-flu-vaccine-testing-fears.html).   No matter, a bill before the Massachusetts State Senate would permit authorities to enter homes and detain without warrant citizens who do not agree to be forcibly vaccinated (http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/186/st02pdf/st02028.pdf).   Iowa just released a new Orwellian quarantine policy directive (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=108548) that states in the event of a swine flu outbreak, “your home and other less restrictive alternatives are not acceptable.”  These moves appear to be the result of federal incentives advancing mandatory vaccination (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/51067).

The Army hasn’t missed a step, putting out ads (http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=292) for “Internment/Resettlement Specialists.”  And, though most of the wild claims about “FEMA camps” have been appropriately and properly discredited, the fact remains that the Homeland Security Department has signed a $385 million contract with Halliburton subsidiary KBR Construction to build such facilities on an “as-needed” basis.
 
If you’re not already feeling nervous, revisit President Obama’s spine-chilling campaign pledge:

    We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

With the Serve America Act, this alarming proposition has become reality.  The broad authority given to this force is staggering.  Section 1505 gives the newly created National Civilian Community Corps the power to address national “needs” related to “natural and other disasters,” “infrastructure improvement,” “environmental stewardship and conservation,” “energy conservation,” and “urban and rural development.”  The legislation reiterates that the corps will “combine the best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military service.”

 Nowhere have these two spheres ever been combined that tyranny has not resulted.

If these recent events were mere coincidence, Americans could peacefully go about their business.  But Obama is no ordinary President.  This is the man who began his political career in the home (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8630.html) of terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, former members of the notorious Weather Underground that plotted (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=78929) the deaths of 25 million Americans in "re-education camps."

Even so, it sounds crazy, doesn’t it?  Mass internment and quarantine of Americans?  Martial law used illegally to quell opposition to government policies?  After all, this is America, not some banana republic.

But this is not the America of even 10 years ago. This is President Obama’s brave new America.  Differences of opinion are criminalized (http://www.wnd.com/images/dhs-rightwing-extremism.pdf), violating freedom of conscience in the deepest sense.  Freedom of the press is assaulted with newspaper “bailouts (http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE52N67F20090324)” and diversity requirements imposed on (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=31575) local radio stations. Children face the possibility of weeklong, year-round education, effectively circumventing parents and making children wards of the state (http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=113300).   Czars govern in the place (http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE54S5U120090529) of elected officials.  Key private sector (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/23165.html) companies are now under the direct control (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/business/11pay.html?_r=1) of the President.
 
The President has even proven willing to use healthcare reform to target the elderly, recasting human life in terms of the collective good (http://www.nypost.com/seven/07242009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/deadly_doctors_180941.htm?&page=1).   The White House has even urged fellow citizens to inform on opponents of Obama’s healthcare bill (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Facts-Are-Stubborn-Things/). In this environment, the prospect of martial law doesn’t sound that far-fetched.
 
But isn’t this unconstitutional?  No matter.  The Constitution means nothing to President Obama, who has repeatedly implied the need (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=79225) to “break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution….”

Thomas Jefferson had a different view:

    Confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism...In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.

But when the President considers the Constitution to be nothing more than an archaic suggestion, no travesty is unthinkable.  And the unthinkable is only a manufactured flu pandemic away.  I desperately hope I am wrong in connecting these dots, but in light of the President’s stated agenda, and his known track record on ethical issues (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=24354), the possibility of abuses must be considered.  After all, stranger things have happened.

Global Research Articles by John Griffing (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=listByAuthor&authorFirst=John&authorName=Griffing)




link (http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15099)
: Re: Swine flu vaccine ... "It's a killer!"
: spangler September 09, 2009, 06:53:40 PM
1918 Influenza: A Treatment That Worked

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 by: Kim Evans, citizen journalist


(NaturalNews) At least twenty million people died in the 1918 influenza epidemic and Eleanora McBean, Ph.D., N.D. tells us something pretty interesting about it. Drug-oriented medical doctors and hospitals, she tells us, "were losing 33% of their flu cases," while "non-medical hospitals such as Battle Creek, Kellogg and MacFadden's Health Restorium were getting almost 100% healings."

Most people reading this already know that drugs are almost never the answer to what ails the body. But, do you know how they were achieving an almost 100% recovery rate at Battle Creek, a facility run by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg?

A 1918 article titled "Spanish Influenza Treatment," edited by Dr. Kellogg, shares the recommended influenza protocols.

First, the patients were doing water enemas twice a day to clean their bowels. They'd use two or three pints of warm water and would cleanse their colon thoroughly, until all of the filth was removed. The enemas started at the beginning of the disease and continued until complete recovery.

Second, the patients were drinking three or four quarts of water or fruit juice each day to promote elimination through the kidneys and skin. A glass was taken each half hour, when awake. Fiber, such as bran, was mixed into foods including oatmeal and rice to promote bowel movements and the elimination of the problem.

Short hot baths and hot blanket packs were used to ease fevers and help with pain in the back and legs. A hot blanket pack entailed wrapping a person in a "hot as they could stand," wrung-out wet blanket for twelve to fifteen minutes. A wool blanket covered the outside of the wet blanket, and heads and faces were kept cool. If the pulse was rapid, an ice pack was held over the heart. For very high fevers, the hot blanket packs were used only for four or five minutes.

Cold compresses were used for headaches. For high fevers, a cold compress was used immediately after a short hot blanket pack to bring down the fever.

It wasn't said, because in 1918 it wasn't such a widespread problem, but obviously sugar, processed foods and junk foods should be avoided in the case of any flu or influenza. That's just common sense whenever your body is showing signs of problems. Patients were also kept in bed for several days after the fever was gone.

It was stated that these measures, applied intelligently, would bring the number of deaths from influenza, and the pneumonia that often followed, to a "negligible quantity." After the fact, we can see that statement was correct for those who applied them.