Friday, July 31, 2009

Would You Vacation in North Korea?

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Also See: Nervous? North Korea Launching a Ballistic Missile! (27 March 2009)
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Woman executed for distributing Bibles in North KoreaAP
Sat, 25 Jul 2009
http://www.3news.co.nz/News/WorldNews/Woman-executed-for-distributing-Bibles-in-North-Korea/tabid/417/articleID/113901/Default.aspx?ArticleID=113901
A Christian woman accused of distributing the Bible, a book banned in communist North Korea, was publicly executed last month for the crime, South Korean activists said Friday.
The 33-year-old mother of three, Ri Hyon Ok, also was accused of spying for South Korea and the United States, and of organising dissidents, a rights group said in Seoul, citing documents obtained from the North.
The Investigative Commission on Crime Against Humanity report included a copy of Ri's government-issued photo ID and said her husband, children and parents were sent to a political prison the day after her June 16 execution.
The claim could not be independently verified Friday, and there has been no mention by the North's official Korean Central News Agency of her case.
But it would mark a harsh turn in the crackdown on religion in North Korea, a country where Christianity once flourished and where the capital, Pyongyang, was known as the "Jerusalem of the East" for the predominance of the Christian faith.
According to its constitution, North Korea guarantees freedom of religion. But in reality, the regime severely restricts religious observance, with the cult of personality created by national founder Kim Il Sung and enjoyed by his son, current leader Kim Jong Il, serving as a virtual state religion. Those who violate religious restrictions are often accused of crimes such as spying or anti-government activities.
The government has authorised four state churches: one Catholic, two Protestant and one Russian Orthodox. However, they cater to foreigners only, and ordinary North Koreans cannot attend the services.
Still, more than 30,000 North Koreans are believed to practice Christianity in hiding - at great personal risk, defectors and activists say.
The US State Department said in a report last year that "genuine religious freedom does not exist" in North Korea.
"What religious practice or venues exist ... (are) tightly controlled and used to advance the government's political or diplomatic agenda," the US Commission on International Religious Freedom said in a May report. "Other public and private religious activity is prohibited and anyone discovered engaging in clandestine religious practice faces official discrimination, arrest, imprisonment, and possibly execution."
The report cited indications that the North Korean government had taken "new steps" to stop the clandestine spread of Christianity, particularly in areas near the border with China, including infiltrating underground churches and setting up fake prayer meetings as a trap for Christian converts.
Ri, the North Korean Christian, reportedly was executed in the northwestern city of Ryongchon - near the border with China.
"North Korea appears to have judged that Christian forces could pose a threat to its regime," Do Hee-youn, a leading activist, told reporters Friday in Seoul.
The South Korean rights report also said North Korean security agents arrested and tortured another Christian, Seo Kum Ok, 30, near Ryongchon. She was accused of trying to spy on a nuclear site and hand the information over to South Korea and the United States.
It was unclear whether she survived, the report said. Her husband also was arrested and their two children have since disappeared, it said.
The US government commission report cited defectors as saying an estimated 6,000 Christians are jailed in "Prison No 15" in the north of the country, with religious prisoners facing worse treatment than other inmates.
In Seoul, the rights group said it would try to take North Korean leader Kim to the International Criminal Court over alleged crimes against humanity.
Activists say such alleged crimes - murder, kidnap, rape, extermination of individuals in prison camps - can't take place in North Korea without Kim's knowledge or direction since he wields absolute power over the population of 24 million.
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What if Kim Jong Il is the one who’s sane?
Mental health of Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s “Dear Leader”
By Klaus Rohrich, Thursday, June 11, 2009 http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/11900
For nearly two decades the world’s media has been speculating about the mental health of Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s “Dear Leader” and card-carrying member of the Axis of Evil. Most recently the Dear Leader has been exciting the international community by conducting underground nuclear tests, launching ballistic missiles, threatening to invade South Korea, throwing foreign reporters into prison and flipping the world the bird.
This isn’t the first time a leader of North Korea has undertaken such shenanigans, as is evidenced by the pirating of the US Navy vessel “Pueblo” on the high seas back in 1968 under the rule of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il’s father. It appears the younger Kim learned well from his father as a few years into the Clinton Administration he began firing off ballistic missiles through Japanese air space and bragged about developing a nuclear weapon. Each and every time the Dear Leader flexes his diminutive muscles and blows the West a raspberry, the world has expressed “umbrage” and demanded that North Korea conform to the mores and values of civilized nations worldwide. Endless meetings and resolutions by the UN Security Council resulted in “strongly worded” diplomatic letters being delivered to Kim, which presumably wound up being used to kindle the fireplace at Kim’s residence.
At the same time, the Dear Leader has somehow managed to gain concessions, particularly from countries like the US in the form of financial aid, food shipments and free oil. One is given to wonder what is so “insane” about a leader who can perform these kinds of shenanigans and consistently come out smelling like a rose at the end of it. One is even driven to wonder, whether it’s the world leaders who are really insane, given that they keep doing the same things in their interactions with the Dear Leader, yet expect that there be different results.
The most recent flare up resulted in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warning the Dear Leader that North Korea might be put back on the list of nations that sponsor terrorism. OOOH, scary stuff. One can just see the Dear Leader quaking in his platform shoes as the prospect of something so dreadful as being added back onto the list of terrorist states looms large. What’s next? Condemnation at the General Assembly? Taking “strong action”? A time out?
It seems to me that the world has all this backwards. Kim Jong Il is perfectly sane because he knows every time he rattles his nukes or publicly exposes his No Dong, there is “dismay”, “umbrage”, “concern” and the threat of “grave consequences”, followed by a whole lot of goodies finding their way into the Dear Leader’s coffers.
The so-called world community, on the other hand, needs to have its collective head examined for believing that any deal they make with the Dear Leader will be honored for any length of time and all the threats currently being made will have any affect on his behavior. Instead of threatening to put North Korea back on the poop-list, the world might want to look at alternatives, like naval blockades and resolute military action. But the Dear Leader understands that it’s a lot easier to huff and to puff than it is to actually blow his house down.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Peter Schiff - the Economist

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Swine Flu Virus & Vaccines (Part 1)

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Also See: Swine Flu Virus in Mexico - Is this the Beginning of a Pandemic? (25 April 2009)
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Body bags disrupt Canada's flu-readiness message
Thomson Reuters
Wed Sep 16, 2009
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - The Canadian government sent body bags to some remote Indian reserves as it prepared for the winter flu season, sending a jarring message at odds with its promise that it's ready for the H1N1 flu.
The body bags went to some reserves in Manitoba, the western province in which some remote Indian communities were hard-hit by the flu in the spring, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said on Wednesday.
"It is very disturbing," Aglukkaq told reporters on a conference call. "It's a serious issue and it's very concerning to me."
Aglukkaq said she didn't have details of the body-bag shipments and has ordered officials to investigate.
At least four Manitoba reserves received body bags from Canada's health department in shipments that also included supplies like masks and hand sanitizer, the Winnipeg Free Press said.
"This says to me they've given up," the newspaper quoted Chief David Harper of Northern Manitoba's Garden Hill reserve, which received some of the body bags, as saying.
Sending body bags is "a totally unnecessary thing," said chief public health officer Dr. David Butler-Jones.
Canada, a country of 33.6 million people, has ordered 50.4 million doses of vaccine and plans to begin immunizations in November. If Canada doesn't need all its order, it will leave some vaccines available for other countries, Butler-Jones said.
Government officials aim to first distribute H1N1 vaccine to pregnant women, people living in remote communities, people with chronic health conditions and health-care workers.
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Flu Vaccines and the Risk of Cancer
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO
September 4, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
Much concern has been generated over the upcoming new swine flu H1N1 vaccines that are being rushed to market. Clinical trials will be short – less than three weeks – and the potential for the addition of toxic oil-in-water adjuvants to be added at the last minute to stretch the vaccine supply is disconcerting. However, the problems with flu shots go beyond current concerns. The new manufacturing process for flu shots, called cell-line technologies, are little understood and have the potential for serious, long term consequences.
Manufacturing the “regular,” annual flu shot
Each year, between January and March, an FDA advisory panel selects the three influenza strains expected to be in circulation during the upcoming flu season. Admitting that the process is an “educated guess,” the CDC sends the selected seed virus to the FDA for approval prior. Seed virus is then distributed to manufacturers for production.
The annual flu shot contains three viral strains: two type influenza A viruses and one type influenza B. Most commonly, two of the viruses are the same viruses included in the preceding year’s shot. The third virus is typically a new strain in circulation. This is the purported reason for giving the shot each year. The new strain is modified through a laboratory process called reassortment to ensure that it can readily grow in eggs. Once the modification is complete, all three viruses proceed through tricky manufacturing steps to create what goes in that vial.
The cumbersome flu shot production process utilizes up to 500,000 fertilized chicken eggs per day for up to eight months. Hundreds of millions of fertilized eggs become “mini-incubators” for cultured viruses. When the chick embryos are 11-days old, the amniotic membrane (the egg white) is manually injected with a drop of viral-containing solution. Several days later, the gooey viral suspension is centrifuged to remove as much chicken blood and tissue from the solution as possible. Residual egg protein remains within the final vaccine solution and is the reason why persons with an egg allergy are advised against receiving the flu shot.
The entire process, from viral selection to viral harvest, can take up to nine months. With the potential for a pandemic and the Director General of the WHO, Margaret Chan, requesting up to 4.9 billion of flu shots to vaccinate the world, the slow lead time and labor-intensive production process cannot meet the demand for massive quantities of pandemic flu vaccine.
Enter Cell Line Technology
Cell line technologies, the use of cells and tissues for growing viruses found in vaccines, have been used since the 1950s. Examples include calf lymph for smallpox vaccines; African green monkey cells (AGMK cells) for polio vaccines and mouse brain cells for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine. In the 1960s, cells from aborted human fetal tissue, called MRC-5 and WI-38 cells, were developed and are still used for the manufacture of rubella chickenpox, hepatitis A and shingles vaccines.
Since the early 2000s, dozens of human and animal tissues have been investigated for use in viral vaccines, especially for the production of influenza shots. Batches of vaccine can be produced in less than six weeks instead of just one crop per year with eggs, a particularly useful methodology for ramping up production of flu shots.While many of the new cell lines are still considered experimental, cell line techniques have attracted all the major players in the vaccine and biotech industry.
Prior to 2007, cell lines were little used for flu shots, primarily for logistical reasons: Flu shots made from cells instead of eggs required a complete retooling of existing production facilities. None of the manufacturers were willing to invest the hundreds of millions of dollars and the five to seven years to construct new vaccine plants. But when the threat of the bird flu pandemic was hyped in 2006, the government opened is coffers and spilled billions of dollars into the pockets of the drug companies, giving them the capital to build new flu shot production facilities. By 2012, the first cell line factory will be completed in North Carolina. Vaccine giant, Novartis, will then have the capacity to produce 150 million flu shots per year, making it the number one commercial production plant for influenza vaccines and the adjuvant MF-59, in the world.
Cell Cultures: The Next Frontier in Vaccine Production
Several cell lines are currently under investigation. Novartis’ EU-approved flu shot, Optaflu, was produced using a cell line called Madin-Darby (MDCK), cells extracted from the kidneys of a female cocker spaniel. Dutch giant, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, has been working with MDCK cells since the early 1990s.
Another independent company, Protein Sciences Corporation, has been working on a patented influenza vaccine produced from caterpillar eggs. This vaccine strategy, known commercially as FluBlok, isolates a purified concentration of (H) antigen on the surface of an influenza virus and inserts the antigen into a second virus called a baculovirus. The (H)-containing baculovirus is then inserted into insect cells growing in culture. Several clinical trials involving the bug-created vaccine have shown that the antigens elicit a strong antibody response in humans. The vaccine, no doubt, contains snips of insect DNA. This technology is being tested in Europe and is not yet approved for use in the US.
A third type of cell line, called PER.C6 cells, is derived from retinal cells of aborted fetal tissues. The fetal cells are transformed by infecting them with an adenovirus, turning them into “immortalized” cells and the capability to replicate endlessly. By their very nature, these cells are neoplastic (cancer-causing); researchers refer to them as “oncogenic” cells. If tumors are formed when the cells are injected into experimental animals, the cell lines are beyond oncogenic; they are tumorigenic.
A serious concern about whole, live PER.C6 cells is that they are capable of causing tumors when transplanted into the skin of mice. The FDA requires a filtration method to be used during vaccine production that is designed to removes all cells before the final product is packaged. Even though several studies have been conducted to assure vaccine developers that PER.C6 cells do not cause cancer and do not contain stray tumor causing viruses, the risk of the cells making their way into the final vaccine products remain.
The risks of residual retinal DNA and stray viral contaminants from the animal tissues getting into flu shots are real. DNA snips are classified as either “infectious” or “oncogenic” by researchers who worry that the stray DNA is being incorporated into the recipient’s DNA, even thought FDA regulations insist on the “importance of minimizing the risk of oncogenesis in vaccine recipients.” Manufacturers have been instructed to ensure the final vaccine contains less than 1 million residual animal cells and the amount of stray DNA is less than 10 ng. per vaccine. These regulations admit that animal DNA is injected into human babies and adults with every shot.
Is every lot tested for purity and these parameters? No. Spot-checked lots are sent to the FDA and the FDA trusts the word of vaccine manufacturers that these standards have been met.
Tumorigenic Cells: The Risks Are Known
Since 1998, the FDA and its subdivision, the Centers for Biological Evaluation and Research (CBER), have been drafting regulations to allow use of both oncogenic and tumorigenic cell lines to be used in vaccine production. The FDA is fully aware that the new cell lines, especially the PER.C6 cells, have substantial risks, including the risk of potentially deadly adventitious [stray, outside] viruses making their way into shots. For example, the FDA acknowledges that the SV 40 virus (simian virus 40 from monkey kidney cells) was in the early polio vaccines and acknowledges the risks:
“The experience in the early 1960s with SV40 contamination of poliovirus and adenovirus vaccines and the continuing questions regarding whether SV40 could be responsible for some human neoplasms [cancers] underscores the importance of keeping viral vaccines free of adventitious agents [viral contaminants].
This is particularly important when there is a theoretical potential for contamination of a vaccine with viruses that might be associated with neoplasia [cancer]…It is unclear whether cell substrates have a greater or lower risk [of contamination] than other types of cells…However, if their growth in tissue culture is not well controlled, there may be additional opportunities for contamination…”
And it gets worse.
The same FDA memo goes on to say:
“In addition to the possibility of contamination of cell substrates with adventitious viruses…the use of immortalized, neoplastic human cells to develop [vaccines] raises theoretical concerns with regard to possible contamination with TSE/BSE agents.”
TSE is Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy, a condition that includes a group of rare degenerative brain disorders characterized by tiny holes in the brain tissues, giving a “spongy” appearance when viewed under a microscope. When this condition occurs in cows, it is called Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, commonly known as “mad cow disease.” In a study published in 2004, researchers found that any cell line could potentially support the propagation of TSE agents.
Clearly, CBER is aware and disquieted over the carcinogenic potential of animal cells in vaccines because they require manufacturers to take “every available precautionary step” to eliminate the suspicious cells from the vaccine final product. The FDA also admits concerns about cancer-causing possibility from all types of cell lines. The question begging to be answered is, knowing the potential risks of using cell lines to create vaccines, why is research using cell line technologies allowed to be used at all?
Despite substantial evidence—and even admissions of concern—the FDA appears to be flagrantly ignoring the potential for harm caused by this new cell line technology. The U.S. government have poured billions of dollars into flu shot development and is recklessly approving the use of cell lines for products that have a questionable necessary pandemic vaccine. Let the buyer beware.
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Swine flu won't be as dangerous as we thought, official says
The estimate of the number of Britons who will die of swine flu this winter has fallen dramatically after health experts admitted the virus is less lethal then they feared
Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 3 September 2009
The official estimate of the number of Britons who could die this winter from swine flu is to be reduced substantially to roughly 20,000 because health experts have decided the virus is far less lethal than first feared.
Ministers and health officials predicted in July that up to 65,000 people could be killed across the UK by the H1N1 virus, as infection rates accelerated over the summer and deaths began to mount.
But the Scottish health secretary, Nicola Sturgeon, said this morning that that official worst case scenario had been revised downwards, with experts now predicting a death rate of 0.1%, much lower than the initial estimate of 0.35%.
Swine flu infections have continued over the summer and at least 66 people have died. Ministers still believe the number of cases will rise steeply this winter, causing a full-blown epidemic and putting public services and businesses under severe strain.
The new estimate is expected to be confirmed by Sir Liam Donaldson, the chief medical officer for England and Wales, this afternoon.
Sturgeon's statement to the Scottish parliament today confirms strong signals from government advisers, including the Scottish chief medical officer Harry Burns, that H1N1 is a relatively mild virus. Burns and other health experts noted that in the US, fatalities were rare.
Even so, health services, council morgues and crematoria, and the economy could be put under severe strain. Sturgeon said that up to 30% of the population could fall ill. Millions of people may have the H1N1 at the same time.
An official UK report published today warns: "It is possible that the virus may mutate, becoming more virulent, and it is important to remain prepared for the full range of possibilities."
Sturgeon disclosed that the first swine flu vaccines are due to be given to key target groups, such as pregnant women, people with weak immune systems and their immediate families, and people over 65, from mid-October onwards.
The European Medicines Agency is expected to license the vaccines later this month or in early October. The vaccination programme would be backed up by a UK-wide publicity and public information campaign, and 13 million people across the UK are expected to be vaccinated in the first phase.
She said: "Estimates of delivery of vaccine from the manufacturers are subject to change, but the current assessment suggests over 54m vaccine doses will be delivered to the UK by the end of December. From this we estimate a potential delivery to Scotland in the region of 300-350,000 doses per week from the date when the vaccine is licensed."
She said the revised death rates estimate did not take account of the vaccination programme, which could significantly cut the death rates by targeting some of the most vulnerable groups.
"Furthermore, they are not predictions; they are assumptions that allow us to plan for the worst, while continuing to hope for the best," she said. "And while having lower estimates for hospitalised cases and fatalities is positive, the assumptions will be kept under review."
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Swine Flu Alert: Medicinal Chemist says "Think Before You Vaccinate"
By Shane Ellison M. Sc.
The People's Chemist
September 3, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
As a young chemist working in the chemistry labs of corporate America, I watched as they promoted cancer causing drugs as anti-cancer remedies (tamoxifen). I also witnessed the pharmaceutically compliant media convince the world that depression was a disease and you needed the so-called antidepressant drug Prozac™ to treat it. I began to wonder, “How gullible are the masses?” The reaction to the swine flu scare answered this.
It’s been said that “a sucker is born every minute,” but not even this aphorism could explain the hysteria that set in courtesy of swine flu alerts. With graphic images of the 1918 flu pandemic and Hispanics wearing face masks, American’s can’t seem to roll up their sleeves fast enough. With the cheap sales rhetoric of a late night infomercial, Big Pharma scum has risen to the top of the commercial vat with a “swine flu vaccine.” Yet, nobody is asking the important questions; “Is the swine flu a real threat?” And, “Is the swine flu vaccine safe?”
Americans, being bombarded by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) public service announcements, are surrendering reason to fear. Hopefully I can restore it by writing articles like this one – but probably not. Oh well, I’d rather immerse myself in the autonomy that comes with writing than fielding ridiculous questions from the “Facebook friends” who want a cure for everything from toe fungus to erectile dysfunction. And besides, it’s inevitable that someone leaves endless messages on my cell phone asking if they should get the swine flu jab. So I might as well confront it now. It’s simple; keep your arm closely guarded and “think before your vaccinate.”
The swine flu isn’t a real threat. To understand why it isn’t, you have to look back to 1976. This was the last time the U.S. Government colluded with big Pharma to sell swine flu vaccines via fear tactics. The LA Times referred to it as the “swine flu debacle.”
Apparently, a dehydrated, stressed, and overworked U.S. soldier keeled over on a morning run. They discovered he had the flu. With sweeping generalizations, the media reported that he had the swine flu – a “strain similar to the virus believed to be the cause of the 1918 pandemic.” Without considering the many complications that exacerbated his flu conditions and ultimately led to his unfortunate death, swine flu sissies cried for a vaccine.
Big Pharma’s marketing machine emerged and vaccines were hastily distributed. The CDC admitted that no single swine flu case was ever confirmed. Yet, it was confirmed that hundreds of patients suffered from the debilitating, neurological disorder known as Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome as a direct result of being vaccinated.
It was later discovered that the fatigued soldier suffered from good ol’ fashioned flu and was overcome by pneumonia – complicated by the stress and workload that come with being in the military. The U.S government prevented patients from taking action against negligent pharmaceutical companies by offering indemnity to the manufacturers.
Today’s swine flu threat is being promoted with the same fuzzy generalizations that spurred the demand for vaccines in 1976. "The virus is still around and ready to explode," warned William Schaffner, an influenza expert (or pharmaceutical lapdog depending on how you look at it) at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. "We're potentially looking at a very big mess," he insists.
Yet, he provides no laboratory evidence whatsoever to back up his alarmist claims. In fact, as highlighted on the nationally syndicated Robert Scott Bell radio show (Google it), the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a directive “to stop testing for the virus and just assume it's there based on symptoms” – so much for state-of-the-art testing methods. If swine flu were a real threat, surely we’d be testing for it.
Let’s pretend that history doesn’t repeat itself and that swine flu is real. Recent figures tell us that it has killed 1,100 people worldwide (but remember, no tests confirm it). What this really means is that 1,100 people have died from swine flu-like symptoms – probably just normal flu compounded by underlying complications.
This is hardly a global threat – or requirement for mass vaccination – considering that cholera (a dreaded waterborne bacteria of centuries past) kills tens of thousands per year worldwide! But there’s no money in treating cholera, therefore you haven’t heard about it. The cure, as highlighted in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM): better sanitation and the oh-so cheap salt water and sugar. Neither Big Pharma nor the U.S Government is attempting to save us from the little critter.
Even if swine flu were at large, AP medical writer Lauren Neerguard, concurs with me that “swine flu is no more a threat than normal flu.” But as a swine flu sissy, Lauren still urges for mass vaccination. Enter the U.S Government Bankroll.
The U.S federal government has now spent billions on “newer and safer” swine flu vaccines from manufacturers to share it for free among the states, who must then "try and get this into the arms of the targeted population as soon as possible.” Safety is assured, “We are testing it on 12,000 children!” Feel safer now?
Eager to reap huge profits, Novartis spokesman Eric Althoff told The Associated Press that “the vaccine will likely be on the market before the trial finishes.” Nice. Not everyone learns from history. Oh, wait. Just like in the 1976 non-flu pandemic, the U.S. government has given indemnity to vaccine manufacturers to shield them from surge of lawsuits that will come due to negative side effects.
The Health Protection Agency recently warned neurologists that, “They they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the [new] vaccine.” They reminded me that history repeats itself and physicians that, “More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu [in 1976].” Side-effects or not, vaccination isn’t the answer.
In my book, Over-The-Counter Natural Cures, I teach that the immune system is a labyrinth of molecular and cellular operations, always working in combination to protect the body from the myriad of threats that exist in the environment – bacterial, viral, and fungal. I also show that vaccines, poor living conditions and filthy sanitation (think 1918 flu pandemic) can weaken this natural intelligence and therefore tear down our “biological firewall.” This causes us to become more susceptible to infection.
With swine flu hysteria, it didn’t take long for me to realize that people are pretty damn gullible – enough to run out and buy “N95 grade” and NIOSH Approved” protective face masks at the mention of “H1N1.” Fe people “think before they vaccinate.” Don’t be gullible, be smart. Face masks look ridiculous, and so is the swine flu vaccine. Just say no to vaccination.
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Md. Gov. Calls Seasonal Flu Shots a 'Patriotic Duty'
By Aaron C. Davis, Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) on Wednesday said it was residents' "patriotic duty" to get seasonal flu shots in coming weeks to make it easier for health officials to determine if outbreaks are related to H1N1, or swine flu.
If residents do not get vaccinated against seasonal strains and later get sickened by them as a result, there will be little way to determine if those falling ill this fall and winter have been infected by less worrisome strains, or by the more contagious H1N1 virus, O'Malley said.
The governor characterized that scenario as serious because it could stress supplies of antiviral treatments and other resources needed to care for swine flu victims, since only those Marylanders sick enough to be hospitalized may undergo tests to confirm the presence of swine flu, state health officials said.
"You'll be doing your patriotic duty to get your seasonal flu shot this year," O'Malley said. If you've never received one, "by golly, this is a very good year to do it for the first time," he said.
O'Malley's plea for state residents to voluntarily get seasonal flu shots in advance of a larger effort this fall to vaccinate children, pregnant women, health-care workers and others against swine flu followed a closed-door meeting with his cabinet and leaders from state public-safety and health-care agencies. The meeting came one day after those and other agencies were required to submit contingency plans for how to keep the state government working should thousands of transportation workers, state police, hospital employees or others fall ill with H1N1.
Maryland, home to the nation's swine flu summit in July at the National Institutes of Health, was notably aggressive compared to Virginia and other states during the initial H1N1 scare this spring in terms of releasing information to the public about possible and confirmed swine-flu cases. The state has since enhanced its own contingency plans for dealing with the virus, adding to, for example, its web of backup operations centers, should sickened employees force officials to close key offices.
John M. Colmers, secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, likened Maryland's share of the upcoming mass swine-flu vaccination campaign to a "military operation," and said much remains unknown about exactly how the state will carry it out. Unlike seasonal flu shots, which are available now, swine flu vaccines will not be ready until at least mid-October, and even then only in limited quantities.
"We're trying to match what we know about the supply of the vaccine and its particular formulation with the target populations and when we believe it will arrive," Colmers said. He stressed that the only thing the state knows for sure is that it won't initially have enough doses to vaccinate the roughly 2.9 million state residents considered most at risk.
Colmers said the state is waiting for precise directions from the Centers for Disease Control as to whether pregnant women, school-age children, toddlers or others will be first in line for vaccinations.
Greg Reed, head of the Maryland Center for Immunization, said that once that decision is made, Maryland will have direct authority to instruct McKesson, the nation's sole distributor for the vaccine, to send shipments to the appropriate doctors' offices or other immunization centers.
"If it's pregnant women, we'll send those initial doses directly to OB/GYN and others who specialize in their care. If it's children less than 4 years old, we'll send them straight to pediatricians' offices," Reed said.
Whichever group goes first, the effort will be far different from the annual flu shot campaign, which typically targets seniors.
Roughly 30 percent of residents in Maryland opt for seasonal flu shots each year, health officials say, and there's little overlap with that population and the one that will be asked to vaccinate against H1N1. Just 42 percent of Maryland health care workers, for example, now take flu shots.
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Gov. Baldacci proclaims civil emergency due to H1N1
Schools and health care providers are protected against liability claims related to vaccine clinics
By Meg Haskell
02 September 2009
BDN Staff, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci on Tuesday declared a statewide civil emergency because of the H1N1 influenza virus, paving the way for mass immunization of Maine schoolchildren and other residents.
The emergency designation protects schools and health care providers against liability claims related to their participation in school-based vaccine clinics this fall for both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu. “Maine has been proactive in its response to this new flu,” Baldacci said in announcing the proclamation. “But as the school year begins, we must continue our vigilance, which will require a responsible and aggressive vaccination and public education campaign. It’s our goal that every person in the state has access to vaccines for the seasonal and H1N1 flu.”
In accordance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials in Maine are encouraging public schools to offer on-site immunization clinics for all children, including infants over 6 months and preschoolers as well as children who are home-schooled. Participating schools will offer the seasonal influenza vaccine as soon as possible, and many also will offer the new H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available.
A list of participating schools is not yet available. Dr. Dora Anne Mills, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday that many schools will partner with area health care providers such as hospitals, visiting nursing organizations, and health clinics for the actual administration of the injectable vaccines. But those providers may not have enough clinical staff to devote to giving the vaccines and will be looking to recruit recently retired nurses and other clinicians who are not their regular employees.
The emergency proclamation allows for those clinicians, once their credentials have been approved, to become temporary employees of the state, relieving provider agencies from the administrative burden and legal liabilities associated with hiring them directly.
Mills said a similar process was employed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita when Maine nurses and other providers worked with rescue and recovery teams on the Gulf Coast.
Schools are no more liable for injuries associated with the vaccine clinics than they would be for injuries incurred at a basketball game or other community event, Mills said. And while vaccine manufacturers are generally not liable for ill effects of the vaccines they produce, Mills said, the federal government does have a compensation fund for vaccine-related illnesses or injuries.
“The H1N1 vaccine is being manufactured using the identical process as the seasonal vaccine,” she added. “There is no reason to think it is any less safe than the seasonal vaccine.”
Hundreds of cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in Maine, with many times that number of cases presumed. The virus is linked to one death in Maine. Although symptoms in this country have been relatively mild in most cases, public health officials predict a surge in the number of cases and possibly in the severity of the symptoms beginning this fall.
Unlike the seasonal flu, H1N1 thus far has proved to be more dangerous to young people, including children, teens, pregnant women and young adults. School-age children, in particular, are seen as a primary source of transmission to other vulnerable populations. Public health officials advise these groups to be vaccinated against the seasonal flu to help maintain their general good health, and to get the H1N1 vaccine as soon as it becomes available.
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Why swine flu vaccines just don't add up: Doing the (fuzzy) math
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 by: Mike Adams
(NaturalNews) Here's a seventh grade word problem for you: If swine flu has infected one million people and killed 500, how many people might be expected to die if it infects 150 million people (assuming no major changes in the virus)? The correct answer, of course, is 75,000 people, and that's within the range of the number of swine flu deaths now being publicly predicted by the White House.
But there's another part to this word problem: How many vaccine shots and hand washings does it take to boost vitamin D levels in the average person?
The question, of course, makes no sense. Vaccine shots don't boost vitamin D levels any more than eating pork infects you with swine flu. So why is the official advice on swine flu protection essentially limited to "wash your hands, get your vaccine shot and cough into your elbow?" (Seriously. I'm not making this up.)
The Associated Press has distilled swine flu advice to "10 things you need to know." None of those ten things include boosting your nutrition, getting more vitamin D or taking anti-viral medicinal herbs. They do, however, include hilarious explanations like "If you develop breathing problems, pain in your chest, constant vomiting or a fever that keeps rising, go to an emergency room."
Emergency room in a pandemic?
Whatever for? They don't bother to mention that in a pandemic scenario that strikes you with constant vomiting, the entire emergency room is likely to be overrun with other people joining you in a hospital room vomit fest.
Nor do they mention some other important math: The very limited number of anti-viral medication courses available in the U.S. The last time I checked, that was roughly 50 million courses. If the U.S. population is roughly 300 million people, and there are 50 million courses of anti-viral meds available, how many Americans will have no access to those meds? (Ahem... 250 million people...)
Here's an even more interesting brain buster for you: If each vaccine shot generates $25 in revenue for drug companies, and the U.S. government orders the production of 160 million vaccines, how much money is Big Pharma making off the pandemic? That answer is roughly $4 billion in net revenues.
But even that doesn't count all the repeat business from the future victims who suffer neurological side effects from the vaccines and have to be institutionalized and subjected to high-dollar medical care for years on end. In all, a mass vaccination program could end up generating over ten billion dollars in revenues for drug companies.
These numbers just don't add up
Now let's look at some serious statistics: If one million people have already been infected with swine flu, and 500 have died, that's a fatality rate of 1 out of 2000 people. Depending on which research you believe, vaccines might at most be credited with preventing 1% of flu deaths during any given flu season (and that's being very generous to the vaccine). So here's the question:
How many people have to be vaccinated with the new swine flu vaccine to save ONE life from a swine flu fatality?
(Notice, carefully, this question has never been asked in the mainstream media. That's because the answer isn't exactly what most people want to hear...)
This question is easy to answer, actually. If the vaccine were 100% effective (that is, they prevented every death that would have otherwise occurred), they could be credited with saving 1 life out of 2000, right? Because that's the normal death rate for this particular virus (these figures are widely quoted by AP, Reuters and the White House, by the way).
But no vaccine is 100% effective. As I mentioned above, seasonal flu vaccines might -- at a stretch -- be credited with preventing 1% of the deaths that might otherwise have occurred. With this 1% effectiveness factor calculated back into the formula for swine flu (assuming the same 1% effectiveness factor), it turns out that you would have to vaccinate 200,000 people to save ONE life from swine flu.
That puts a whole new perspective on the vaccine push, doesn't it? 200,000 vaccines costs taxpayers roughly $5,000,000, and it subjects 200,000 people to the potential side effects of these vaccines which have never been subjected to any long-term testing whatsoever.
It all begs the question: Is it really worth it?
Is it worth spending $5 million and exposing 200,000 people to potentially dangerous vaccine side effects in order to prevent ONE death from swine flu? And why isn't anybody breaking down the numbers on this issue and providing a serious cost / benefit analysis as I'm doing here?
Let's be generous to the vaccine...
Vaccine pushers might argue that the vaccine is far more than 1% effective at preventing swine flu deaths. In their wildest dreams, they might imagine a death reduction rate of, say, a wildly optimistic 10%. But even considering that, is it worth it? If the vaccine stops 10% of deaths that would have otherwise occurred, that still means you'd have to vaccinate 200,000 people to prevent the deaths of ten people.
I'm going to throw out a wild guess here and suggest that far more than 10 people will be killed by the vaccine itself, completely nullifying any net reduction in total deaths. Mathematically, you see, mass swine flu vaccinations make absolutely no sense given the very low rate of fatalities being observed right now.
Just do something!
Of course, public health policy is never based on sense. It's based on politics. And the politics demand that "they DO something!" That's what the public wants: Do something! It doesn't matter if doing something is worse than doing nothing... they just want to see some action.
It's the same story with breast cancer screenings (almost completely useless), prostate cancer screenings (now proven to be far more harmful than helpful) and of course ADHD screening tests (which are only designed to trick parents into drugging their kids). Much of western medicine, it turns out, is complete hokum. We would all be better off without the screenings and without the vaccinations altogether.
There's a highly credible book on this subject by authors Gerald E. Markle and Frances B. McCrea. It's called What if Medicine Disappeared? (http://www.amazon.com/What-Medicine...)
This book argues quite persuasively (and with the citation of many convincing studies) that western medicine offers virtually no net gain in quality of life to the very people it claims to serve. Doctors, hospitals, vaccines and cancer clinics could all disappear tomorrow and most people would actually be far better off. Of course, no one disputes the value of having emergency rooms to handle acute trauma and accidents, but when it comes to preventive medicine and protecting quality of life, western medicine is a near-total failure.
When it comes to swine flu vaccines, any honest look at the math reveals that 200,000 people will have to be vaccinated with a largely untested experimental vaccine in order to prevent the death of one person (or ten people, if you really believe in vaccines). Remembering that more than one person in 200,000 will almost certainly be killed by the vaccine itself, it really makes you wonder: What's the point of all this?
The point, of course, is to sell vaccines. It's the one math problem that everybody understands: To make money, you have to sell a product, and there's no better way to sell vaccines to 160 million people than to scare them into begging for injections that are statistically opposed their own self interests. But I suppose anything is possible in a country where state governments can punitively tax the poor by convincing them to play the lottery. People who play the lottery are very likely to be the same people getting vaccine shots: It's like a lottery on your health, except that your odds of "winning" are far worse than your odds of winning something in a state lotto.
Let's see: You have a 1 in 1 chance of being injected with foreign viral matter, and yet you only have a 1 in 200,000 chance of your life being saved by it.
Allow me to put this into perspective: You have a 40 times greater chance of being struck by lightning at some point in your life than having your life saved by the swine flu vaccine. (Source: National Weather Service statistics.)
Mathematically speaking, getting a swine flu injection and hoping it will save your life is more foolish than buying a lotto ticket with your last dollar and hoping you'll scratch off a multi-million dollar winning ticket.
And buying a lotto ticket doesn't risk the health of your nervous system, by the way. You can always earn back a buck, but restoring your nervous system after it's attacked by a rogue vaccine can take years or decades. Some never recover. (Thousands died from the 1976 vaccines.)
Pop quiz: What's the actual cost of vaccinating 160 million Americans with an unproven, experimental swine flu vaccine?
Answer: $1.6 billion plus countless victims with strange neurological disorders, comas and sudden death -- all of which will be written off as "coincidence" by the vaccine pushers.
Free flu shots for the unemployed
As this article was about to go to press, I couldn't help but notice a new announcement by CVS and Walgreens pharmacies. The powers that be are so desperate to get all Americans injected with this experimental vaccine that CVS and Walgreens are now offering free swine flu vaccine injections to anyone who doesn't have a job!
That's right: Just show up, prove you're unemployed, and you get jabbed at no charge. (Who said losing your job didn't have some benefits, huh?) Conspiracy theorists might suggest this is a clever way to clear the streets of "useless eaters." Just lure the jobless into some experimental vaccine program, inject them and send them on their way. Next, will retailers start handing out free Soylent Green too?
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Military To Work With FEMA During Swine Flu Pandemic
by Paul Joseph Watson
Global Research, August 28, 2009
According to a CNN report, the military will assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant swine flu outbreak in the U.S. this fall, stoking fears that the pandemic, which has claimed relatively few lives so far, will be used as an excuse to implement martial law and a mandatory vaccination program.
“The plan calls for military task forces to work in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There is no final decision on how the military effort would be manned, but one source said it would likely include personnel from all branches of the military,” states the report.
The proposal, which was drawn up by U.S. Northern Command’s Gen. Victor Renuart, is awaiting final approval from Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The first step would be to sign an “execution order” which would authorize the military to begin detailed planning on how to implement the proposal, before actual orders to deploy military personnel are given.
The amount of troops required or whether they would come from the active duty or the National Guard and Reserve forces has not yet been determined.
Northcom has been preparing for mass flu pandemics for years and indeed, Gen. Victor Renuart spoke of the threat of a flu pandemic emerging out of Mexico just weeks before it actually happened.
Testifying back in March, Renuart said Northcom would provide “assistance in support of civil authorities” during an epidemic, adding “when requested and approved by the Secretary of Defense or directed by the President, federal military forces will contribute to federal support.” However, Renuart then added, “USNorthCom does not wait for that call to action.”
“Because Mexico is our neighbor and disasters do not respect national boundaries, we are focused on developing and improving procedures to respond to potentially catastrophic events such as pandemic influenza outbreak, mass exposure to dangerous chemicals and materials, and natural disasters,” he testified.
Northcom was only relatively recently assigned its own fighting unit – the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, which had been fighting in Iraq for five years before that. As we have previously reported, the Armed Forces Press Service has initiated a propaganda campaign designed to convince the American people that deploying the 3rd Infantry Division in the United States in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act is a good thing, with images of soldiers from the brigade helping in “humanitarian” rescue missions, such as car wrecks. This is all designed to condition Americans to accept troops on the streets and highways as a part of everyday life.
The assignment of the 1st Brigade Combat Team to Northcom alarmed the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “This is a radical departure from separation of civilian law enforcement and military authority and could, quite possibly, represent a violation of law,” said Mike German, ACLU national security policy counsel.
The news that troops are being prepared to work with FEMA in the event of a swine flu pandemic will increase fears that the government is preparing to
enforce a mandatory vaccination program – at gunpoint if necessary.
State health authorities have already confirmed that if the government were to announce a mandatory vaccination program, then there would be no exemptions whatsoever and the program could be carried out with the use of force if necessary.
As reported by CNS News earlier this month, a health-care reform bill approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee called The Affordable Health Choices Act, will fund the creation of state “intervention” teams that will carry out home visits in order to check that both children and adults have been vaccinated and also provide “provision of immunizations”.
“Home visits? What exactly is the state going to do when it sends people to “implement interventions” in private homes designed “to improve immunization coverage of children”? asks the CNS report.
There can be little doubt that many Americans will call upon their second amendment rights and resort to using force to protect themselves and their children if the government attempts to forcibly impose a mass vaccination program. This is why the assistance of military personnel may be necessary to subdue potential resistors in the event of mandatory quarantines and inoculations.
The last time the the national guard and military worked with FEMA and local law enforcement on a large scale in the United States was during Hurricane Katrina, when they aided in the confiscation of privately owned firearms of citizens, even those who lived in the high and dry areas and were unaffected by the hurricane.
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Wake Up, America: Forced vaccinations, quarantine camps, health care interrogations and mandatory "decontaminations"
Friday, August 28, 2009 by: Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) The United States of America is devolving into medical fascism and Massachusetts is leading the way with the passage of a new bill, the "Pandemic Response Bill" 2028, reportedly just passed by the MA state Senate and now awaiting approval in the House. This bill suspends virtually all Constitutional rights of Massachusetts citizens and forces anyone "suspected" of being infected to submit to interrogations, "decontaminations" and vaccines.
It's also sets fines up to $1,000 per day for anyone who refuses to submit to quarantines, vaccinations, decontamination efforts or to follow any other verbal order by virtually any state-licensed law enforcement or medical personnel. You can read the text yourself here: http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/sen...
Here's some of the language contained in the bill:
(Violation of 4th Amendment: Illegal search and seizure)
During either type of declared emergency, a local public health authority... may exercise authority... to require the owner or occupier of premises to permit entry into and investigation of the premises; to close, direct, and compel the evacuation of, or to decontaminate or cause to be
decontaminated any building or facility; to destroy any material; to restrict or prohibit assemblages of persons;
(Violation of 14th Amendment; illegal arrest without a warrant)
...an officer authorized to serve criminal process may arrest without a warrant any person whom the officer has probable cause to believe has violated an order given to effectuate the purposes of this subsection and shall use reasonable diligence to enforce such order. [Gunpoint]
(Government price controls)
The attorney general, in consultation with the office of consumer affairs and business regulation, and upon the declaration by the governor that a supply emergency exists, shall take appropriate action to ensure that no person shall sell a product or service that is at a price that unreasonably exceeds the price charged before the emergency.
"Involuntary Transportation" (also known as kidnapping)
Law enforcement authorities, upon order of the commissioner or his agent or at the request of a local public health authority pursuant to such order, shall assist emergency medical technicians or other appropriate medical personnel in the involuntary transportation of such person to the tuberculosis treatment center.
$1,000 / day in fines
Any person who knowingly violates an order, as to which noncompliance poses a serious danger to public health as determined by the commissioner or the local public health authority, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 30 days or a fine of not more than one thousand dollars per day that the violation continues, or both.
Forced vaccinations
Furthermore, when the commissioner or a local public health authority within its jurisdiction determines that either or both of the following measures are necessary to prevent a serious danger to the public health the commissioner or local public health authority may exercise the following authority: (1) to vaccinate or provide precautionary prophylaxis to individuals as protection against communicable disease...
Forced quarantine for those who refuse (illegal imprisonment without charge)
An individual who is unable or unwilling to submit to vaccination or treatment shall not be required to submit to such procedures but may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal poses a serious danger to public health or results in uncertainty whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a disease or condition that poses a serious danger to public health, as determined by the commissioner, or a local public health authority operating within its jurisdiction.
Arrest for refusal to be "decontaminated"
If an individual is unable or unwilling to submit to decontamination or procedures necessary for diagnosis, the decontamination or diagnosis procedures may proceed only pursuant to an order of the superior court... During the time necessary to obtain such court order, such individual may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal to submit to decontamination or diagnosis procedures poses a serious danger to public health or results in uncertainty whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a disease or condition that poses a serious danger to public health.
Interrogation
When the commissioner or a local public health authority within its jurisdiction reasonably believes that a person may have been exposed to a disease or condition that poses a threat to the public health, in addition to their authority under section 96 of chapter 111, the commissioner or the local public health authority may detain the person for as long as may be reasonably necessary for the commissioner or the local public health authority, to convey information to the person regarding the disease or condition and to obtain contact information... If a person detained under subsection (1) refuses to provide the information requested, the person may be isolated or quarantined pursuant to section 96 of chapter 111 if his or her refusal poses a serious danger to public health...
Forced isolation and quarantine
An order for isolation or quarantine may include any individual who is unwilling or unable to undergo vaccination, precautionary prophylaxis, medical treatment, decontamination, medical examinations, tests, or specimen collection and whose refusal of one or more of these measures poses a serious danger to public health or results in uncertainty whether he or she has been exposed to or is infected with a disease or condition that poses a serious danger to public health.
Forced entry into any home or building...
There's a lot more in this bill, including language that allows Mass. police to enter any home or building without a search warrant, to destroy any object or building they suspect may pose a threat to public safety, to order the closing and / or decontamination of any facility using highly toxic chemical decontamination agents, and to arrest, detain and interrogate anyone who gets in their way.
Meanwhile, all state law enforcement and medical personnel are granted complete immunity from prosecution for their part in violating your Constitutional rights. So if they violate your right to due process, or they accidentally destroy your home, or they kill your family dog because they suspect it might be infected, you have absolutely zero recourse.
Under this bill, Massachusetts becomes a medical police state. There is no debating it. It's all written, clear as day, in this law: The citizens of Massachusetts will have no rights, period. The Constitution is ancient history. You are now the property of the State.
Kiss your freedoms goodbye
Massachusetts, it seems, has never met a vaccine it didn't like. This is the same state that rounded up the parents of schoolchildren who hadn't been vaccinated, then corralled them into a courtroom (with attack dogs standing guard outside) and forced vaccine injections onto all the schoolchildren under the threat of jail time for parents who resisted.
Remember, readers, that this is all taking place in the "land of the free," a nation that former President George Bush claimed was so envied around the world that terrorists attacked America because they "hate freedom" and wanted to destroy our way of life. But terrorists need no help attacking freedom as long as Massachusetts is in the vaccine game, because this latest form of "gunpoint medicine" destroys freedom for everyday Americans in a way that terrorists could have never hoped to accomplish with all the bombs in the world.
Massachusetts, it seems, has done what terrorists could not: It has turned "free" Americans into medical slave subjects who no longer have any freedom to decide the details of their own medical care. All options have been stripped from them but one: The Big Pharma option. That's the one that involves using untested, unproven and potentially dangerous vaccines that could paralyze you or even kill you. All to defend you against a virus that's so weak, almost anyone with decent levels of vitamin D and basic nutrition can resist the virus without incident.
But Massachusetts, as you'll see below, is just the beginning. It turns out that the whole nation could soon find itself under a similar forced vaccination policy...
Isolation camps, forced vaccinations and more
In 2006, former President George Bush signed into law the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP). It gives power to the Secretary of the U.S. government's Health and Human Services department (HHS) to declare any infectious disease a "national emergency" and therefore require mandatory vaccination of the entire population. Because of the existence of this PREP Act, the entire population of the USA is now but one pen stroke away from being subjected to mandatory swine flu vaccinations at gunpoint.
Those who resist such vaccines will be arrested and taken away for "isolation" in domestic prison camps. They can't just leave vaccine refusers free to live among the population, of course, because that would send the message that anyone can refuse the vaccines without consequence. So they'll arrest those who refuse the vaccine, labeling them "a threat to national security" (enemies of the state) and imprison them without trial, without charges and without any legal representation whatsoever.
Meanwhile, all those who take part in enforcing these crimes against the American people will be granted complete immunity. From the HHS website: "[the Secretary may] issue a declaration... that provides immunity from tort liability (except for willful misconduct) for claims of loss caused, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from administration or use of (vaccine or other pharmaceutical) countermeasures to diseases, threats and conditions determined by the Secretary to constitute a present, or credible risk of a future public health emergency..."
There are other laws already on the books that strip Americans of virtually all Constitutional rights in a "pandemic emergency" scenario. One such act is The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (S. 3678), which probably merits another article altogether.
Have no illusions: At the stroke of a pen, the Constitutional rights of all Americans will be immediately suspended. Mandatory vaccinations and "decontaminations" will kick in and the mass arrest of resisters will begin. There will be no court, no trial, no jury and no due process. Your actions will be dictated to you by a law enforcement officer or a health care worker who has been granted complete immunity, so if you just happen to get kicked around a bit (or shot), there's really nothing you can do about it.
Some might argue these are necessary actions to save a nation from a deadly pandemic. And yet they forget that the pandemic has been intentionally allowed to worsen by censoring information about vitamin D and natural remedies that could stop it. Somebody at the top, in other words, wants this pandemic to get really bad, perhaps because it allows them to invoke precisely the draconian response I've outlined in this article. Seizing power in a Democracy cannot be accomplished by simply declaring war on the rights of the People. Rather, a situation must be engineered where the People are so desperate that they beg to be controlled. Releasing a pandemic into the wild is the perfect way to accomplish precisely that.
Timing
None of these laws will be invoked before the vaccines are ready in large numbers, of course. Part of the purpose in all this is to prop up Big Pharma profits with massive vaccination efforts, so until the vaccines are actually available, don't expect to see any declarations of a public emergency.
It might take until October or November before the vaccines are readily available in sufficient quantity to inject just half the U.S. population. But once that milestone is reached, a declaration of a pandemic emergency is imminent. Trust me on this point: They won't let all those hundreds of millions of vaccines sit around unused; they'll make sure they get injected into the People as soon as possible, because that's the only way to justify making more.
So the sequence of events we're likely to see here are:
#1) Waiting on vaccine manufacturing to procure at least 150 million doses in the U.S. Probable timeframe = October.
#2) Hyping up a few local swine flu breakouts in schools in order to justify step #3. Probable timeframe = November / December.
#3) Declaring a full-blown national emergency and announcing mandatory vaccinations for everyone (to use up the vaccines that are now available). Probable timeframe = January / February / March.
#4) If the disease continues to spread, this is when you'll see forced entry into homes and buildings, forced "decontamination" sprayings, widespread arrests and forced quarantine of resisters, Martial Law and a complete crackdown on freedoms (especially in the inner cities). This will likely continue through the winter until Spring arrives, bringing the sunshine that will suppress the virus around the May 2010 timeframe.
All this is written in black ink. It's already part of the pandemic response plan. Body bags, FEMA camps and much more.
Two years ago, this was all the domain of conspiracy theory "wingnuts." Now it's State law. Now it's being openly discussed in security conferences and health care meetings. What will we do when the hospital beds are full? How will we accomplish the "involuntary transportation" of those who are infected? Are there enough zip-tie handcuffs to go around? How do we disarm and arrest citizens who refuse to be vaccinated? How do we prevent National Guard troops from becoming infected themselves?
These are the questions circulating now at high levels, all across the world. And the answers are always the same: Abandon freedoms. Strip the People of any rights. Dictate from the top down and arrest anyone who gets in your way.
Welcome to the Land of the Free. I hope you are prepared for what looks to be coming, because this isn't America anymore, folks. This is Amerika, and the Constitutional rights you thought you had are about to be written right off the books.
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Early and Current Fears about Vaccine Dangers
by Stephen Lendman
Global Research, 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."
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Health-care workers steer clear of swine flu vaccine
PressTV
Wed, 26 Aug 2009
While the world waits for an effective swine flu vaccine, a new study finds that the majority of health-care workers refuse to take the vaccine due to its possible side effects.
A/H1N1 has already infected some 182,166 individuals and has claimed the lives of at least 1,799 people across the globe.
Recent guidelines released by the World Health Organization have placed health-care workers among the first people to be inoculated against swine flu, not only to protect them against the virus but to protect their patients.
Many of them, however, have made it obvious that they are unwilling to be vaccinated.
According to a study published in British Medical Journal, more than half of health-care workers around the world are worried about the side effects of the new vaccine.
Doubts about the effectiveness of the vaccine are also reported as another main reason for them declining the vaccine.
"Like the lay population, they assume they won't need the shot because they don't think they will get the flu," said George Annas.
Vaccination is considered as one of the potentially effective measures to tackle the spread of the virus and its complications. Its effectiveness, however, depends on the individual's uptake rate.
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Judge denies group's bid to block flu vaccine
By Nedra Pickler (AP) – 26 August 2009
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.
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Mandatory Vaccinations? Tell Feds and States to 'Stick It'
By: Devvy Kidd
August 24, 2009
© 2009 - NewsWithViews.com
"This doesn't appear to be an especially deadly strain," said Deborah Lehman, Director of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. "At this point it looks like the seasonal flu will be responsible for more deaths than swine flu."
The Internet has been burning up for months with this question: Will there be forced vaccinations for the H1N1 'swine flu'? The WHO (World Health Organization) has been making splashy headlines about a "coming pandemic" that will dwarf anything seen in the history of the world! Who gives a tinker's damn what the WHO says? The big shots in the WHO with a banana republic mentality, actually think they have the authority to dissolve sovereign governments over a pandemic! These little Napoleons also label anyone who refuses a vaccine as criminals; see here.
There are three questions that everyone must consider:
1. Is a vaccine necessary for this so called swine flu?
2. Is a vaccine that is already being used for this H1N1 flu safe?
3. Does the federal or your state government have a legal right under the U.S. Constitution to sic their dragoons on any American who refuses a flu vaccine?
Question one: This is a personal decision for every American and one they should make with the greatest concern and consideration. Back in 1993, while traveling from California to Colorado, I picked up a 'flu bug.' Prior to that, I had not had the flu in a decade or more. By the time I got to the Denver area, I was very sick. My husband took me to Swedish Medical Center. The doc said I had the 'Beijing flu' and immediately needed a shot and pills. I said no and went home. It took eight days of liquids, Vitamin D and bed rest, but I was fine. I haven't had the flu since - 16 years this December. I've heard too many stories to list, but those who have taken a flu shot, not only get the flu every year, it is severe.
Why did I refuse the shot? Being suspicious by nature and one to question government's interference in my life, I determined it was not necessary. I had no idea what was in that syringe. I also knew that since I was a healthy woman who takes no over the counter medicines (except aspirin free Excedrin) no medications of any kind (except when I had surgery), no diseases and doesn't do "recreational" drugs, it would be best to let my natural immune system fight the 'flu bug.' I still take nothing except an occasional Excedrin, my vitamins and other natural products. The pharmaceutical companies don't make $10 a year off me.
Question two: Federal agencies and lackeys on cable networks continue to saturate the airwaves with the "coming pandemic." How do they know there is going to be a "pandemic" within the next few weeks? Americans get the flu every winter. Why, I don't know. I just know that sadly, Americans die every winter from the flu. According to all the credible research I've been doing, it is usually because their bodies have been compromised by poor immune systems due to other health conditions, not from the flu itself.
Additionally, there is great concern about the timing of this "coming pandemic." It appears from this patent application that the H1N1 was on the list, August 28, 2007. The actual filing was, August 28, 2008; see page seven for list of viruses. The first cases of H1N1 were only reported a few months ago here in the US. Mexico, April 2009; Iraq in June, 2009; Tunesia in June 2009; Australia, June 19, 2009; Manilla shows May 2009; Turkey, May 2009 and so on. It is my understanding from my research that the 'swine flu' is a "new" Influenza A strain that only appeared earlier this year. If it's so new, how come that patent for the H1N1 is dated back to August 2007?
But, is this H1N1 vaccine safe? The CDC and other government officials are insisting it is safe. I believe nothing could be further from the truth.
The tragedy is this dangerous and deadly cocktail is already being pumped into little babies, young children and pregnant women. Schools are being set up as 'staging areas' (supported by National Guard) to forceyou and your child to take this deadly vaccine. See the links below to legally stop it.
How can you determine whether or not these vaccines - any of them - are safe for you and your children? It requires research. Below in the links section, I have tried to give you credible and accurate information after an enormous amount of time researching. Believe me, there's no shortage of material out there. But, one has to set aside the hysteria and rely on qualified experts who have nothing to gain: government contracts, FDA hacks, pharmaceutical companies who will reap billions of dollars and members of Congress who own large amounts of stock in these pharma companies. Those sources I list only desire you get the truth.
It is my personal belief all these "newer" vaccines are deadly and unnecessary. I have four brothers and sisters. We all received only the polio, mumps/measles and diphtheria vaccines back in the early 50s. That was all I allowed my daughter when she was kindergarten age in the late 70s. I would never have allowed my daughter to be shot up with almost two dozen vaccines by her teen years as has been done for the past couple of decades. I don't know how parents can allow their precious children to get this massive menu of vaccines before their little bodies can ever begin to grow. I sure as hell would NEVER subject my daughter to the killer HPV vaccine.
These big pharmaceutical companies are already making a killing peddling these dangerous cocktails. That is why they're spending tens of millions of dollars buying the favors of Congress. Buying protection against lawsuits after millions have become sick and now have irreversible damage to their vital organs. The incestuous relationship between the Federal Death Administration (FDA), Congress and the big pharma houses is beyond outrageous. A RICO should be filed against all of them. This interview with a top epidemiologist sums it all up - it's all about money. 'A Whole Industry Is Waiting For A Pandemic'
Question three: This is the one millions of Americans fear: Does the federal or your state government have the constitutional right to force you to accept the H1N1 vaccine? We know that states of the Union already cruelly force certain health care workers get vaccinated or lose their jobs. I have received a fair amount of email from federal employees who are agonizing over whether to quit their jobs because they have been notified they must take this dangerous H1N1 cocktail.
Just for the sake of argument, some federal agency declares every American must jabbed with this H1N1 vaccine and millions refuse. What do you think is going to happen? Call in the National Guard? Round people up and put them in detention centers? How do you think that will play with those millions -- not 10,000 or a 100,000 Americans, but millions who will stand firm? Do these gutless cowards in Congress really want to take on the American people? Just take a look at what has been going on at these town hall meetings.
Will your governor incur the wrath of a few million people in his/her state with some declaration of forced vaccination? Have any of them considered our Oath Keepers, many who serve in the National Guard who do not want their family shot up with a deadly cocktail for corporate profits? Swine Flu Vaccine Makers to Profit $50 Billion a Year
The American people are being set up and hyped into believing there will be people climbing over each other's bodies to get a flu shot!!! Maine TV Station Airs Report on National Guard and Flu Pandemic Riots. Riots? What riots? Here's the solution: No one show up for their cocktail parties and avoid this silliness: Massachusetts deputizing paramedics, dentists, and pharmacists to help administer vaccines
Time is of the essence on this issue. The American people are enraged over the attempt to Sovietize these united States of America by the usurper in the White House and his Comrades, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Now, we must make them feel our rage against any plans they might have to force these deadly cocktails into our bodies against our will. Congress is out of session until Sept. 8, 2009. While many of the multi-multi millionaires like Comrade Pelosi are giving their constituents the bird, they are still in their districts.
As I did in this pdf file regarding the health care "reform" mess (sent to a few "Blue Dog" Democrats and "conservative" Republicans to their district offices), just send a post card to one of the district offices for your congressman and senator. Tell him/her that you will refuse any forced vaccination. Remember: We the people hold the power and if we bury these district offices with millions of post cards -- not emails -- over the next few weeks, I guarantee you there will be no attempt at forced vaccinating at the federal level. I have already sent one to my state rep and senator even though our legislature is out of session. There appears to be confirmation from the military that the states will make the decision to force vaccinations; see here. Get in the face of your state rep and senator today.
Now, we'll see who is the boss in this country: We the people or a totalitarian force masquerading as public servants. I've been an activist for going on twenty years and I can tell you that when the American people stand up in massive numbers, the lawbreakers back down - state or federal. It is how we killed Marxist Hillary Clinton's attempt to shove socialized medicine down our throats in 1993. Do not fear this puppet government for they are cowards when it comes right down to the wire. Fear these deadly cocktails they call vaccines. Call their bluff and then we can go to court if necessary.
The links blow are just a sampling of the most accurate I could find on vaccines and this current H1N1 manufactured "crisis." While I could provide a hundred links, I know everyone is pressed for time. I sincerely hope you will take time to read them and send that post card to the feds and and your state legislator and politely tell them to 'stick it.' Don't let this happen to you and your family in your state:
Nov. 16, 2007. Doctors oppose Maryland vaccine roundup: Expect dangerous reactions when children are treated like cattle
"In a scenario reminiscent of cattle round-ups, the state's attorney has issued summons to more than 1600 parents of children who have not provided certificates of immunization for their children. But instead of toting a cattle prod, this state’s attorney chooses to wield a syringe to keep the “herd” in line. "Parents have been told to appear in Court on Saturday, and to subject their children to on-the-spot state-mandated vaccines of up 17 vaccine doses, or face imprisonment. Parents who ignore the court’s demands could face a $50 fine for every day their child is out of compliance or up to 10 days in jail....
"Money and politics may be at the center of the round of threats. The school district will lose a substantial amount of state funding if students do not comply with the vaccine mandate. "Apparently the district wants that money, even if it gets it off the backs of children,” said Serkes."
Important Links:
1 - Leaked Letters Reveal Swine Flu Vaccine Lethal Link
2 - Flu Shot Not Effective in Preventing Flu-Related
3 - Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed
4 - How Dangerous is the Swine Flu Vaccine?
5 - The truth about the flu shot
6 - Tamiflu (for swine flu) causes sickness and nightmares in children, study finds
7 - 1920 Book - Horrors Of Vaccination Exposed (Free on line)
8 - #HYPERLINK "http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=107588"Next step in H1N1 scare: Microchip implants (When pigs fly!)
9 - Does virus vaccine increase risk of cancer?
Preventive medicine
1 - Dr. Mercola’s Top 5 Tips to Fight the Flu
2 - Russell Blaylock, MD - What To Do If Force Vaccinated?
3 - Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic – Fact or Fiction?
4 - Mini file Diseases
1 - Vaccines: State and Federal laws compiled by constitutional attorney, Lowell Becraft
2 - Now Legal Immunity for Swine flu Vaccine Makers
1 - Saying no to all vaccines
2 - How To Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations Of All Kinds
3 - Texas School District: “No Shots, No School” (unless you fill out paper work for exemptions)
4 - Medical Voices Vaccine Information Centre
Using the military or National Guard: Dangerous Precedent:
1 - Militarization of Swine Flu Preparations
2 - Government Prepares for “unwillingness to follow government orders”
3 - Military to administer vaccinations
The deadly, crippling HPV vaccine
1 - 1 in four girls have now been shot up with this "safe" cocktail
2 - Gardasil’s grim death toll is on the rise (HPV)
3 - "The FDA adverse event reports on the HPV vaccine read like a catalog of horrors."
4 - How many more will die before FDA ghouls are held accountable?
5 - Did Merck Dupe Public & FDA Over Gardasil Trials?
6 - Hundreds of Thousands of Reactions to Gardasil… Is Your Child Next?
1 - The flap over sealing court documents, vaccines and congressional stockholders (2002): 'Justice Department Seeks to Seal Vaccine Papers'
2 - Court Allows Eli Lilly to Bury Zyprexa Documents
3 - Letter From Congressman Weldon to Dr. Gerberding October, 2003
Human guinea pigs for corporate profit
1 - The Killer Vaccines
2 - Reconstruction of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Virus
3 - Agency Approves First Use of Viruses as a Food Additive
4 - MMR Kids Vaccine Linked to Fever-Related Convulsions
5 - Pfizer to Pay Tens of Millions for Deaths of Nigerian Children in Drug Trial Experiment
6 - Polio surge in Nigeria after vaccine virus mutates
7 - One in three nurses does not want swine flu vaccine
8 - Australian Experts Warn of Infectious Disease Risk in H1N1 Vaccinations
9 - Vaccine officials knew about MMR risks
Keeping you in the dark:
1 - Government Again Concedes Vaccines Cause Autism; MSM Fails To Report:
2 - BAILEY BANKS, by his father, KENNETH BANKS v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (02-0738V)
3 - Congress gives immunity to manufacturers of these deadly cocktails
4 - Vaccine Injury Compensation: A Failed Experiment in Tort Reform?
5 - New Laws for Swine Flu May Create a Perfect Storm
Criminal complaint and lawsuit: Nothing but hype
1 - Preliminary Injunction Filed To Stop Forced Flu Vaccinations
2 - Misleading: Prelim Injunction To Halt Mandatory US Flu Vax Issued
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Mass graves could be dug for autumn bout of swine fluUK: Government plans mass graves for anticipated Swine Flu pandemic. Be aware this could be more for frightening people into accepting vaccinations than for actual use.By Daily Mail Reporter
19th August 2009
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1207592/Mass-graves-used-autumn-bout-swine-flu.html
The 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 - a ­‑-page document - 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.
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Brave Oxford Researchers say Tamiflu is Not for KidsBy Byron J. Richards, CCN
August 16, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Richards/byron179.htm
Governments trying to Push Toxic Drugs for the Flu onto ChildrenGovernments in the United States and Great Britain plan to use antiviral drugs as a first line of defense against the Swine Flu (along with experimental vaccines as they become available), especially in at risk groups such as young children. A new study by Oxford researchers published in the British Medical Journal questions the wisdom of this advice and points out that the risks are likely to outweigh the very slight benefits. (See full study and related commentary). It is worth noting that this is a conflict between government unelected bureaucrats in charge of “herd control” and doctors trying to evaluate the best interests of patients. Unfortunately, public health is never in the best interest of any one patient, and expects collateral damage. And what if that collateral damage is your child?
A systematic review and meta-analysis on the use of anti-viral drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza, on children under 12 was conducted to determine their safety and effectiveness in treating children with flu and in the ability of these drugs to prevent children from getting the flu.
The drugs were found to reduce the duration of the flu by a day, yet not to reduce the complications of the flu such as fewer asthma problems in children with existing asthma or the need to use antibiotics to treat secondary ear infections arising as part of the flu illness process. This data alone suggests any benefits are very weak and offer far less protection than basic nutrients that have no adverse effects such as vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, and acidophilus.
In the preventive sense, a full level treatment dose needs to be given to 13 children simply to prevent one case of the flu – again a very weak result.
On the other hand, 1 in 20 children develop nausea and vomiting from these drugs, which not only could be mistaken for flu symptoms but can cause life-threatening dehydration in any child who gets the flu as well. For such little benefit, public health officials are willing to expose millions of children to potentially serious and life-threatening medical “prevention” treatment.
Part of the reason for the use of Tamiflu is that a massive government stockpiles of these drugs that occurred in preparation for the bird flu that never came are about to expire. During 2006 the U.S. government received at various points in the year 20 million doses of Tamiflu at a cost of 2 billion dollars. The product has a three year shelf life, though I would wonder a little bit about how good it is that close to expiration.
Regardless, Tamiflu will only work, if it works at all, on the first wave of individuals taking it. After that, the Swine flu will mutate around it. This resistance to Tamiflu or other anti-viral drugs will occur relatively quickly.
It should be pointed out that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a warning label to Tamiflu back in November of 2006, based on numerous reports of delirium and suicide mostly in children under 17. Side effects occurred within 24-48 hours of taking the drug and included panic attacks, delusions, delirium, convulsions, depression, loss of consciousness, and even suicide.
Back in 2006 the FDA said “We are concerned that when/if the use of this drug increases in the U.S. … there may be increasing cases of adverse consequence in the U.S.” That time appears to be now – and as typical the FDA is silent when public health is in danger (except they are busy attacking dietary supplement companies trying to help people).
The revised FDA warning states, “People with the flu, particularly children, may be at an increased risk of self-injury and confusion shortly after taking Tamiflu and should be closely monitored for signs of unusual behavior.” These mental health side effects were not part of the Oxford research, which simply pointed out that the drugs have very little value in the first place and carry serious health risks for an unacceptably large percentage of children likely to take them.
That is a very weak warning considering that three normal children
jumped/fell to their death after taking the drug – one even leaving a suicide note. Other children were struck with psychosis, delusions, and paranoia – all in formerly normal children.
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The Ultimate Control
By Mary Starrett
August 16, 2009
NewsWithViews.com
http://www.newswithviews.com/Mary/starrett206.htm
A program of mandatory injections of, potentially toxic (H1N1) “swine flu” vaccine is lurking behind a government-media contrived scare that could prove harmful, if not deadly.
Fortunately, there is a rapidly-expanding network of liberty-minded Americans. committed to protecting individual civil liberties and Constitutional guarantees of freedom to life and liberty as defined in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution which states...” The right of the people to be secure in their persons... shall not be violated.”The most fundamental of all freedoms is at risk. If government can force potentially dangerous substances into our bodies what, then, can’t government do to us?
Whether mandated by the federal government, the individual states such as Massachusetts or international organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) or the United Nations (U.N.) forcing potentially dangerous chemicals on a free people is tyranny.
Health researcher Bill Sardi writes, “There is a cozy relationship here where the World Health Organization prematurely declares a pandemic which coerces more than 80 governments to purchase flu vaccines and then public health authorities invoke mandatory flu vaccination programs for school children and become the free sales agents for the vaccine makers. The vaccine makers then funnel profits back to the politicians in the form of political contributions which are veiled kickbacks.”
The US Departments of Health and Homeland Security declared a national public health emergency in April when several people were “diagnosed” with swine flu. Schools were closed, people were quarantined, and pharmaceutical companies were awarded billion dollar contracts to manufacture vaccines. There will be limited time for testing before the vaccines are given to all school children this fall.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius recently signed a document that grants immunity to swine flu vaccine makers.
In addition, legislation passed by Congress in 2004 (The BioShield Act), an Emergency Use Authorization the use of drugs not tested and approved by the FDA.
Physician, Congressman Ron Paul pointed to the Swine Flu Vaccination Program of 1976 -which resulted in the deaths of more than 25 not from the flu but from the vaccine) “a shocking misuse of funds … and an evil political maneuver.” (Swine Flu Expose’, E.L. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.) and says today’s “hysteria” over the swine flu is again, another attempt by government to overstep its authority. The late Georgia Congressman Larry McDonald of Georgia, also a medical doctor, was quoted in the same book, saying, “I think the (1976) swine flu program is a tailor-made hoax that finds its roots in frightening the American people . . . I believe that a full investigation of those in charge should be launched . . . and if it turns out to be a dishonest promotion, everyone responsible should be removed from their jobs.”
Back in 1976, the federal government alarmed the nation over a ‘swine flu” epidemic which never materialized. The L.A. Times recapped the deadly federal government mass inoculation program which cost lives and resulted in the head of the CDC, losing his job: “The $137-million program began in early October, but within days reports emerged that the vaccine appeared to increase the risk for Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological condition that causes temporary paralysis but can be fatal.
Waiting in long lines at schools and clinics, more than 40 million Americans -- almost 25% of the population -- received the swine flu vaccine before the program was halted in December after 10 weeks.
More than 500 people are thought to have developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after receiving the vaccine and 25 died. No one completely understands what causes Guillain-Barre in certain people, but the condition can develop after a bout with infection or following surgery or vaccination. The federal government paid millions in damages to people who developed the condition or their families.”
Dr. Paul says one real health concern is being ignored by the U.S. government. Paul says tuberculosis is becoming a serious threat since some 13,000 cases have been confirmed last year.
Americans should be irate and alarmed over the WHO wielding illegitimate authority over us as well as news the Pentagon was planning to use military troops to team up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during a swine flu outbreak.
When you put all the pieces together, there is a sinister plan in place. The Obama administration is simply building on the foundation that his predecessor George W. and his predecessor George H.W. put into place. We have a strain of flu which has produced mild symptoms so far, and yet it appears there’s a well- orchestrated world-wide effort to launch draconian measures to deal with a “pandemic.” What is particularly concerning is the World Health Organization’s "recommendations" which would impact citizens of the United States in case a pandemic emergency is declared and this. Essentially, those who refuse the live virus swine flu vaccination may be held indefinitely in quarantine camps because the so-called swine flu pandemic has been, (by many accounts unnecessarily) classified as a Level 6 Pandemic allowing international law to override the United States Constitution to justify American martial law and detention for those who refuse the vaccine.
All liberty-loving Americans should shudder at the WHO directives which state: “During a pandemic, it may be necessary to overrule existing legislation or (individual) human rights. Examples are the enforcement of quarantine (overruling individual freedom of movement), use of privately owned buildings for hospitals, off-license use of drugs, compulsory vaccination or implementation of emergency shifts in essential services. These decisions need a legal framework to ensure transparent assessment and justification of the measures that are being considered, and to ensure coherence with international legislation (International Health Regulations).
What is particularly disturbing is the recent news (not covered by mainstream media, to no one’s surprise) that the U.S. Army is soliciting manpower to work in “internment.”
Could the “internment” camps many of us have sounded the alarm about for years be implemented during a “swine flu” “pandemic”?
The posting shown here should send chills down your spine. If it doesn’t, you’ve never read a page of history.
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Internment/Resettlement Specialist (31E)
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Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to U.S. military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; and coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.
Some of your duties as an Internment/Resettlement Specialist may include:
• Assist with the supervision and management of confinement and detention operations
• Provide external security to confinement/corrections facilities or detention/internment facilities
• Provide counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
• Prepare or review reports and records of prisoners/internees and programs
Now that liberty-minded Americans have been labeled “terrorists” by the Department of Homeland Security simply for supporting third party candidates, standing for the unborn or being of the opinion immigration laws should be enforced, the demonizing has begun and it’s no paranoid stretch to figure out what could come next.
A well-orchestrated “pandemic” could be the perfect scenario for the removal of the Left’s political enemies. The “swine flu” could be just what the globalist doctors ordered.
To wit, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s own website, the symptoms associated with H1N1 (swine flu) are similar to seasonal influenza and the fear mongering regarding this flu is not warranted by forensic evidence that H1N1 is the potentially devastating plague the hyperbole purports it to be. In addition, the Constitution Party advises all Americans to research the safety of swine flu vaccines, taking note of adjuvant ingredients (additives) and live virus components which have been shown to cause or have caused illness in the past.
The founder and CEO of Classen Immunotherapies, Dr. Bart Classen, told Congress in 1999 that a prior the mandatory vaccination program had devastating effects:
"The government's immunization policies are driven by politics and not by science....employees of the US Public Health Service....appear to be furthering their careers by acting as propaganda officers to support political agendas. In one case....employees of a foreign government, who were funded and working closely with the US Public Health Service, submitted false data to a major medical journal.
The deception surrounding the “swine flu” is well-documented. The media are complicit, government cannot be trusted and you will be faced with life and death decisions soon, very soon. Will you continue to trust that your elected officials will protect you?
The true data indicated the vaccine was dangerous; however, the false data" indicated no risk.

Don’t bet your life on it.
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President Barack Obama holding a Homeland Security Council meeting about the swine flu outbreak in the Cabinet Room, while Dr. Richard Bresser speaks, May 1, 2009. (White House photo by Pete Souza)
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WHO ‘recommends’ global mandatory vaccination, Canada preparesAugust 14, 2009 by CVNews
http://columbiavalleynews.com/news/2009/08/14/who-recommends-global-mandatory-vaccination-canada-prepares/
Why are health ministers in places like British Columbia, Australia and Greece telling the public that ’swine flu’ is just ordinary H1N1 type A seasonal flu, while at the same time they are preparing to vaccinate their entire populations against H5N1 avian flu using untested vaccines that contain live avian flu?
Why are pandemic plans being laid to combat a more serious second wave of ’swine flu’ when it is already clear that such an outbreak is not happening in the southern hemisphere, where the flu season is already under way? Both Australia and Argentina report a normal flu season with no mutation of the ’swine flu’ virus.
If the world is really so concerned about a ’swine flu pandemic’ this fall, why has the World Health Organization stopped counting cases?
These are just some of the many questions being asked in the growing controversy over the safety of ‘pandemic flu’ vaccinations that health officials everywhere are planning for the entire global population.
(Disclaimer: We have extensively researched this subject because it is so controversial and there is so little clear and accurate information available. We were also inspired to look into the subject because of the wide gap between public concern and media presentation, with most concerns about vaccine safety being unaddressed by public health bodies and the media. We have done our best to sort out all the conflicting information available, but do not claim that the results of this research have revealed the complete truth. We encourage you to check the links below and do your own research.)WHO launches global vaccination program
The World Health Organization has issued a binding ‘recommendation’ to all member countries requiring them to institute mandatory vaccination programs. Under an existing multilateral agreement this formally invokes each state’s pandemic plan and puts coordination under control of WHO. For some European states the pandemic plan includes setting aside government as normal and ruling the country by a special council under control of the EU and WHO. France has already announced that it will effect a move to military rule beginning in September.
The global pandemic vaccination program will begin somewhere around the end of September and last about two months. Many countries are in the process of acquiring from Baxter, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and other pharmaceutical companies enough doses of vaccine to vaccinate their entire population twice. They remain quiet about mandatory vaccination, simply saying they will make vaccination ‘available’ to all on a priority basis. But Greece and Switzerland have already announced that their programs will be mandatory and enforced by the military. There are unconfirmed reports that Norway and Israel have done the same. The United States is preparing for military ‘assisted’ mandatory vaccination but has not explicitly declared its intentions to the public.
Vaccine safety concerns
There is huge controversy brewing over the lack of testing of these vaccines, whose development has been fast-tracked. Czechoslovakia is not moving ahead with vaccine purchases from Baxter because Baxter cannot guarantee their safety. In Austria police are investigating Baxter on bioterrorism charges. There is concern about reports that the vaccine (referred to in a Novartis patent as “novel pandemic flu”) is developed by infecting green monkeys, and that the U.S. military helped with its development. Physicians and vaccine experts have expressed grave concern about toxic substances that are already known to be in these vaccines, such as mercury, squalene, mycoplasm and live H5N1 avian flu.
Many are deeply troubled by the implications of mandatory (or effectively mandatory) vaccination, especially given the known dangers of the vaccines. There have been official statements that vaccination will be ‘available’ first to certain ‘most vulnerable’ groups — health care workers, followed by children under two or three and pregnant women, and then those with chronic health problems (including obesity). These segments of the population are also the most likely to suffer harm from vaccination. Some statements have been released generally prioritizing everyone under 18 and over 65.
Most countries are acquiring enough vaccine to vaccinate their populations twice. Vaccination is reported to consist of two separate injections about a month apart — one for regular seasonal flu and one for ’swine flu’ (both of which are actually the same H1N1 type A seasonal influenza). It appears that the first treatment will be traditional seasonal flu vaccine, while the second will be some kind of “novel” flu vaccine containing different adjuvants (which are the main safety concern).
Registration
Canada has said that it may need to “verify eligibility” for vaccination.
“Planners need to develop methods of identifying the numbers for each population subgroup and how best to confirm inclusion in a particular subgroup at the level of the immunization clinic.” (Canadian pandemic plan)
Greece has said that everyone will be required to register. So clearly there may be some kind of identification and/or registration in Canada and possibly the issuance of vaccination certificates, the non-possession of which some are concerned could be used to deny various services — such as health insurance, day care, or employment — and thus effectively force people to accept vaccination.
Economic and social disruption
There is speculation that at least for the duration of the global vaccination program there could be widespread chaos and disruption, which would undoubtedly have an economic impact. Sick or quarantined people may not be able to work, people may refuse to go to work for their own protection, and travel may be seriously restricted, especially internationally. Some news stories have been encouraging small businesses to make contingency plans. We already saw some examples of air travel interruptions in April and May. It is not clear whether travel restrictions, such as highway check points, might apply within countries. There have also been hints from Sweden that the Internet may be shut down during the vaccination program.
New Brunswick’s pandemic plan anticipates “disruption of essential services.” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, has said that “depending on the severity of the outbreak, community mitigation could involve more systematic means of social distancing, including limits on large gatherings and, if necessary and appropriate, temporary school or workplace closures.”
The disruption of business as usual will likely force people to make do with less, to do more things for themselves, to obtain more goods and services locally, and to spend more time at home — all things that perhaps we should be doing anyway, for our health, for the environment, and for a better society.
The Canadian planThe Canadian pandemic plan calls for vaccination of the entire population over a period of (ideally) two months. Vaccinations would be administered through workplace, school and community mass-immunization clinics.
Canada has ordered just over 50 million doses of H1N1 vaccine under its ten-year sole-supplier contract with GlaxoSmithKline.
To put things in perspective, about 4,000 to 8,000 people can die annually in Canada from seasonal influenza. This assumes the current level of protection. If we did have a pandemic (of which there is currently no evidence), according to the Public Health Agency of Canada website, a moderately severe pandemic without any protection could kill between 11,000 and 58,000 Canadians — or 3 to 7 times as many as a normal flu year. But that is an overstatement, because we would actually have anti-virals and vaccines the same as now.
“What is the expected impact of an influenza pandemic in Canada? Just as we do not know when the next pandemic will strike, we cannot predict how severe it will be. That will depend on the influenza strain that emerges, how easily it spreads, which groups of people are affected, and how effectively we respond. Assuming a moderately severe pandemic, and in the absence of a pandemic vaccine and antivirals, it is estimated that between 15 and 35 percent of Canadians could become ill, 34,000 to 138,000 individuals may need to be hospitalized; and between 11,000 and 58,000 deaths could occur.”
A poll carried out for the Public Health Agency of Canada indicates that only 60 per cent of Canadians would choose to take pandemic flu shots. Why is the ’swine flu pandemic’ so controversial? Why are so many people vowing they will not be vaccinated? We will talk more about this in a second story about the safety of the H1N1/H5N1 vaccine.
CVNews related links:World
• It is Official: WHO Recommends Mandatory Injections to Almost Two Hundred Countries
http://www.naturalnews.com/026723_health_vaccines_immune_system.html
Canada• Canada’s H1N1 decision: policy or politics? Waiting for that ‘second wave’ of influenza http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/canadas-h1n1-decision-policy-or-politics/article1251003/
• Canada to order 50.4 million H1N1 vaccine doses
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/08/06/swine-flu-vaccine.html
• Swine flu shots will be available to all in N.B.
• The Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector
• Preparing for the Pandemic Vaccine Response
• New Component Added to Canada’s Pandemic Preparedness Plan
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/influenza/vac_antiv/newcomponent_nouvelelement-pandemic-eng.php
Greece
• Swine flu vaccines for everyoneGov’t calls for inoculation of entire population in September as action plan for pandemic unveiled
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100002_01/08/2009_109461
Switzerland
• Swiss Health Minister asked to account for plans to use army for forced mass vaccinations
• Erste Impfspritzen in der Schweiz eingetroffen
• WHO takes control of French military in readiness for forced mass vaccination with toxic jabs from September
• State takes extra steps to battle flu in fall
http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/08/13/state_asks_volunteers_to_aid_flu_vaccinations/?s_campaign=8315
Resistance
• Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder
• A Universal Declaration of Resistance to Mandatory Vaccinations
• Refuse and Resist Mandatory Flu Vaccines – Sign petition!http://pandemicfluonline.com/
Evidence of pandemic
• Argentina experts: No mutations in swine flu virus, and regular flu remains more deadly
• Pandemic in Perspective
• Health minister reassures parents over swine flu
• WHO will stop using term ’swine flu’; scientists worry about name confusion
• Refusing vaccination labels you a “criminal”, so says WHO http://farmwars.info/?p=1314
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State takes extra steps to battle flu in fallDeputizes dentists, others to help with vaccinationsBy Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / August 13, 2009
http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2009/08/13/state_asks_volunteers_to_aid_flu_vaccinations/?page=full
Massachusetts health authorities took the unprecedented step yesterday of deputizing dentists, paramedics, and pharmacists to help administer vaccines against both the seasonal flu and the novel swine strain expected to make a return visit in the fall.
In another emergency measure, regulators directed hospitals and clinics to provide vaccine to all their workers and some volunteers, a move designed to keep the medical workforce robust and prevent doctors and nurses from making their patients sick.
The actions illustrated the intensifying sense of urgency as health authorities, hospital administrators, and clinic executives across the nation confront the prospect of providing hundreds of millions of doses of vaccine against not one but two deadly types of flu in the same season.
“It’s a huge burden of work; there’s no doubt about that,’’ said Dr. Jay Butler, director of the swine flu vaccine task force at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In Massachusetts, disease specialists are expecting to provide up to 9 million flu inoculations within the next few months, three times as many as last flu season, because of the need to give two doses of swine flu vaccine.
In Boston, the city health agency plans to offer shots during the day, night, and weekend. There is a chance that retired health workers will be pressed into service to provide vaccinations to adults and children, with many patients needing three visits for all their inoculations.
Knowing they are in a race against viruses that emerge suddenly and spread swiftly, private medical practices are also bracing for an onslaught. At Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, part-time employees will be asked to work longer hours to deliver half-a-million vaccine doses so that doctors can focus on tending to the ill.
“It’s going to require all hands on deck,’’ said Dr. Alfred DeMaria, the top disease tracker at the state Department of Public Health. “We have to get everybody who’s a target for vaccine vaccinated, and we have to get enough people to give the vaccine.’’
The campaigns carry a substantial price tag: The federal government is purchasing the nation’s entire allotment of vaccine against swine flu, known scientifically as H1N1, and has given Massachusetts $10.4 million to defray costs associated with vaccination drives and testing.
Dr. Marylou Buyse, president of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, said she expects insurers to cover the costs of administering both types of flu vaccine in traditional settings, such as hospitals and physician offices. Her group is reviewing whether those expenses will be covered when plan members get their shots at vaccination drives in schools, government clinics, and elsewhere.
The first truckloads of vaccine against seasonal flu are expected to rumble into Massachusetts later this month, and agencies such as the Boston Public Health Commission are developing major campaigns to persuade people to get shots and sprays that protect against the disease, which kills an average of 36,000 Americans each year. It is estimated that 90 percent of Massachusetts adults and children fall into categories recommended to receive seasonal flu vaccine.
“If we are successful, we will reduce the burden of illness around seasonal flu, which would keep people from overwhelming the doctors’ office and the hospitals with seasonal flu illness while we wait to be able to vaccinate the target populations for H1N1 influenza,’’ said Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the Boston health agency.
That vaccine should start arriving in October. Based on the experience so far with swine flu - it disproportionately struck the young - vaccination drives will target pregnant women, children, young adults, health care workers, and patients with respiratory and cardiovascular complications and other serious chronic health conditions. About half of Massachusetts residents are in these target groups. Because their immune systems are like blank slates, having never encountered this strain of H1N1, they will need two vaccinations, a few weeks apart.
Older adults will not be a major focus of swine flu campaigns. In Massachusetts, only 1 percent of confirmed cases of the disease have been in people 65 and older. Since it was detected in April, the virus has killed 10 people in Massachusetts, 436 nationwide.
The twin vaccination campaigns will present a daunting challenge for state and local public health agencies nationwide, faced with budgets sorely depleted during the recession.
“There’s a workforce issue, but there’s also a significant communication and education issue so that the public can clearly understand there’s a difference between the seasonal flu vaccine and then dose one and dose two of your H1N1 vaccine,’’ said Jim Blumenstock, an executive at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Hoping to bolster the army of health professionals capable of vaccinating patients, the state Public Health Council -an appointed body of doctors, consumer advocates, and policy specialists - voted unanimously yesterday to enlist medical workers not normally involved in flu immunization campaigns. That could add up to 21,000 volunteer dentists, pharmacists, and paramedics.
“If you have many people coming, you want more lanes open,’’ said Dr. Lauren Smith, medical director of the state health agency. “One of the ways we overcome barriers to immunization is to make it as easy as possible.’’
The president of the Massachusetts Dental Society, Dr. David Samuels, said it was logical to tap dentists, already adept at giving injections for root canals and other treatments.
A Massachusetts Hospital Association executive said her group supports the emergency regulation aiming to boost vaccination rates among health care workers. The rule would allow employees to decline vaccination.
“It’s a population we want to make sure gets immunized,’’ said Dr. Alan Woodward, a member of the Public Health Council. “We can’t afford to lose them to illness in the midst of a pandemic.’’
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Diseased African Monkeys Used to Make Swine Flu Vaccines; Private Military Contractor Holds Key Patents
Wednesday, August 05, 2009 by: Mike Adams
http://www.naturalnews.com/026779_swine_flu_patents_vaccines.html
(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 DyncorpDynCorp, 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...) That office, located at 50 South Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, is less than 15 miles away from the headquarters of DynCorp.
It's not too many more miles to Washington D.C., where U.S. government health authorities awarded over $1 billion in swine flu vaccine contracts to pharmaceutical companies. Can you guess which company received one of the largest vaccine manufacturing contracts? Baxter Pharmaceuticals, the very same company using ingredients derived from African Green Monkeys in precisely the way described in the patents held jointly by DynCorp and the NIH. Remember, Baxter is the company that was caught inserting live viruses into vaccine materials distributed to 18 different countries.
Are you following all this?
So far, we have the U.S. government awarding swine flu vaccine manufacturing contracts to a major U.S. vaccine manufacturer (Baxter) that uses vaccine ingredients from African Green Monkeys (sick!), derived from a process covered in a patent invented by U.S. government NIH researchers (Dr. Purcell and others) and now held jointly by the NIH and a private military contractor named DynCorp -- the very same company that's paid to monitor the U.S. / Mexico border where H1N1 swine flu first appeared.
And just today, there's yet another development in all this: A Tamiflu-resistant strain of swine flu has just been discovered. Care to guess where? On the U.S.-Mexico border (http://www.google.com/hostednews/af...).
Once you understand all this, some obvious questions come to mind: Could H1N1 swine flu have been intentionally created and released into the wild (in Mexico) in order to create a windfall of vaccine profits that would financially benefit both the drug companies and the vaccine production patent holders? Because it certainly appears that a grand conspiracy between the NIH, the vaccine makers and private military contractors could have pulled this off.
But wait: Would a private military contractor really resort to such tactics just to make money?Decide for yourself. Dyncorp has already been accused of crimes against humanity and genocide (http://www.corpwatch.org/section.ph...). According to the Wikipedia page on Dyncorp: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DynCor...)
Since the late 1990s, the United States has paid private contractors an estimated $1.2 billion, both to eradicate coca crops and to assist the Colombian army put down rebels that use the illegal drug trade to finance their insurgency. DynCorp has been awarded under competitive bid more of this business than any other company. In September 2001, a group of Ecuadorian farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against DynCorp under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), the Torture Victim Protection Act and state law claims in US federal court in the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs claimed that from January to February 2001 DynCorp sprayed the herbicide almost daily, in a reckless manner, causing severe health problems (high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dermatological problems) and the destruction of food crops and livestock of approximately 10,000 residents of the border region. In addition, the plaintiffs alleged that the toxicity of the fumigant caused the deaths of four infants in this region. The plaintiffs alleged under ATCA that DynCorp’s intensive aerial spraying of a toxic fumigant amounted to torture, a crime against humanity and cultural genocide.
And on the issue of DynCorp's people engaging in the sex slave trade:
According to whistleblower Ben Johnston, a former aircraft mechanic who worked for [DynCorp] in Bosnia, employees and supervisors of a predecessor company to today's DynCorp International engaged in sex with 12 to 15 year old children, and sold them to each other as slaves.
On June 2, 2000, members of the 48th Military Police Detachment conducted a sting on the DynCorp hangar at Comanche Base Camp, one of two U.S. bases in Bosnia, and all DynCorp personnel were detained for questioning. CID spent several weeks working the investigation and the results appear to support Johnston's allegations. For example, according to DynCorp employee Kevin Werner's sworn statement to CID, "during my last six months I have come to know a man we call 'Debeli,' which is Bosnian for fat boy. He is the operator of a nightclub by the name of Harley's that offers prostitution. Women are sold hourly, nightly or permanently."
Could this same company -- which admittedly sprays poison on family farms in Colombia and Ecuador -- have engaged in another crime against humanity with the release of swine flu virus in Mexico?
Important questions that need to be asked (and answered) This apparent conspiracy brings up several important questions that need to be answered:
1) Why are key viral vaccine patents jointly held by the NIH and a large private military contractor?
2) Given the atrocious vaccine material handling safety record of Baxter Pharmaceuticals, why did the U.S. government choose Baxter to manufacture vaccines for public consumption?
3) Why is no one talking about the African Green Monkeys who are infected, incubated and then killed for harvesting vaccine ingredients used in the swine flu vaccine?
4) Is it just coincidence that the swine flu virus (and now the Tamiflu-resistant mutation of the virus) first appeared at the U.S. / Mexico border near where DynCorp has a security presence?
5) Why would the inventors of a key vaccine technology agree to hand over ownership of the patent to a private military contractor like DynCorp?
6) Why has nobody in the mainstream media noticed any of this yet (or not bothered to report on it?)
7) How much money is DynCorp collecting on the vaccine patents due to the sudden large-scale manufacture of swine flu vaccines taking place right now?
8) Why does the U.S. government continue to do business with criminally-minded organizations and incompetent vaccine manufacturers?
The pieces of the puzzle (opinion)It's difficult to consider all the evidence presented here and not come to the rational conclusion that something sinister is afoot in America today. Let me paint a picture for you of a plausible scenario of what I think is happening right now. Note, carefully, that this is merely speculation, but it's a theory that makes sense:
Back in the late 1990's, evil leaders of the U.S. government decided they needed to launch a covert population control measure that could reduce the population while deflecting blame for the deaths. The obvious choice for this was a viral pandemic, so using the viral samples and knowledge already attained by U.S. Army virologists, they engineered a combination swine / avian / human influenza virus patterned after the 1918 influenza that devastated the world population nearly a century ago. The plan, of course, would be to release the virus into the wild and let nature do the rest.
But killing off a lot of people isn't profitable enough all by itself. The plan is a lot smarter if you add a profit center to it... and that's where the vaccines come into play. First, the patents had to be secured in order to guarantee profitability. DynCorp was offered partial ownership of the patents (together with the National Institutes of Health) in exchange for its responsibility to covertly release the engineered virus in Mexico, assuring the global spread of the next influenza pandemic. It will be paid back in patent royalties from the pharmaceutical companies that are awarded the government-funded vaccine manufacturing contracts.
Baxter was chosen by the U.S. government precisely because of its expertise in inserting live viruses into vaccine materials. And just to make sure the drug companies would play along, the U.S. government (under the Bush administration) granted them all complete immunity against product liability for all vaccines. This removed any financial risk from the drug companies while setting the stage for a massive human die-off following the vaccine injections.
Once the injections begin and people start dying, the deaths will simply be blamed on the virus itself. The drug companies have complete legal immunity, and DynCorp gets its share of the profits as the holder of the patents. Key conspirators are rewarded with bonus stock options and / or the threat of being killed if they talk.
Through this plan, several important things are accomplished:
1) The population gets reduced (with no blame on the national leaders).
2) Billions of dollars get funneled to powerful corporations.
3) The pandemic outbreak itself allows government to declare a State of Emergency where yet more rights and freedoms can be stolen away from the People. (And companies like DynCorp can be hired to run domestic prison camps or "isolation camps.")
4) The government and the pharmaceutical industry both get to position themselves as "heroic" for apparently attempting to stop the pandemic with vaccines. No matter how many people actually die, Big Pharma will claim many more would have died without the vaccine.
5) Those who survive the pandemic (and the vaccine) become immune compromised due to the vaccine, and they later emerge as repeat customers for future medical procedures (cancer, Parkinson's, etc.).
Of course, this is all just a theory. Some people might even call it a paranoid theory. But I ask them one question: Why does a top U.S. military contractor share ownership of key vaccine patents with the U.S. government's National Institutes of Health?
Merely attempting to explain that will lead you down the path to all kinds of eye-opening information about collusion between government, the pharmaceutical industry and the military-industrial complex. And you know what they all have in common? They're all promoters of death.But it's not enough to just kill you; they want to make money while they're doing it.
Read your history
Finally, I feel the need to preempt the naive critics who will inevitably post comments to this story like, "Corporations and governments would never knowingly harm people for power or profit."
Such naivete is almost not worth responding to, but I'll do it in advance just to be sure: Read your world history. Not only is world history full of examples of governments and corporations knowingly harming people for profit, it could be accurately stated that world history is largely a collection of precisely such things!
Read your Noam Chomsky, or Naomi Klein, or Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. His newest book is a real eye-opener about the way governments really work: The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World (http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Histor...).
Although I can't prove it yet, I believe this current swine flu vaccine push is also part of a grand military-industrial-pharmaceutical conspiracy designed to harm the people while extracting huge profits. Only time will tell if this is an accurate assessment of the current situation.
In the mean time, you may wish to avoid being injected with viral material taken from African Green Monkeys (unless you're some sort of sicko).
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Swine flu vaccines for everyone
Greece to compel vaccination of entire population and says its authority comes from the EU. Greeks have lost control over their bodies and their country as well.Kathimerini – English Edition
01/August/2009
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100002_01/08/2009_109461
Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos yesterday heralded the intended vaccination against swine flu of Greece’s entire population of 11 million, including thousands of illegal immigrants, as the government’s action plan for tackling a possible pandemic was unveiled.
“It was decided under the order of the prime minister to vaccinate all citizens and residents of the country, without exception,” Avramopoulos told reporters after an Inner Cabinet meeting chaired by Premier Costas Karamanlis. Avramopoulos added that authorities will order some 24 million doses of the flu vaccine, to secure the recommended two shots for each resident, and will start administering the drugs once they have been approved by international authorities. The drugs are to be administered from mid-September, when deliveries are expected to arrive, starting with health workers and vulnerable citizens, including children, the elderly and the sick. Each citizen will have to sign a form registering for his or her inoculation.
Another matter discussed by members of the Inner Cabinet was a national action plan for dealing with a possible pandemic of the H1N1 virus. The plan envisages the establishment of special vaccination centers as well as the mobilization of the private health sector and includes seven alternative scenarios for tackling the spread of the virus. The more serious scenarios foresee the use of military and private hospitals and even hotels to treat patients and the mobilization of trainee and retired doctors, according to sources.
But Avramopoulos maintained a cautiously upbeat outlook yesterday, stressing that the flu’s “mortality rates are exceptionally low” and reiterating that “we should get on with our lives as usual without concern.”
In a related development yesterday, a 22-year-man was reported to be the country’s fourth serious swine flu case. The man, a kidney transplant patient, is said to be continuing treatment from home although it was unclear yesterday where he resides. The other serious H1N1 cases are two men from Crete, one aged 42 and another 33, and a 16-year-old British girl currently being treated in an Athens hospital.
More than 740 people have been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus in Greece but the majority have contracted a mild strain. Still the real number of sufferers is believed to be significantly higher than this, as not all suspect cases of the virus have been tested.
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Tamiflu causes sickness and nightmares in children, study finds
David Rose
July 31, 2009
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/Swine_flu/article6734056.ece
More than half of children taking the swine flu drug Tamiflu experience side-effects such as nausea and nightmares, research suggests.
An estimated 150,000 people with flu symptoms were prescribed the drug through a new hotline and website last week, according to figures revealed yesterday.
Studies of children attending three schools in London and one in the South West showed that 51-53 per cent had one or more side-effects from the medication, which is offered to everyone in England with swine flu symptoms.
The research by the Health Protection Agency emerged as Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer for England, said that swine flu infections “may have reached a plateau”.
Releasing the latest figures, Sir Liam said that an estimated 110,000 new cases of the H1N1 virus were diagnosed by doctors in the week to Sunday. That did not include those using the new National Pandemic Flu Service for England to obtain antiviral drugs without seeing their GP.
Sir Liam said that the deaths of 27 people in England were confirmed to have been linked to swine flu, compared with 26 last week. As of Wednesday morning 793 people were in hospital in England with the virus, and 81 were in intensive care.
Yesterday Natasha Newman, 16, of Highgate, North London, was seriously ill in hospital in Athens after contracting swine flu while on holiday on the island of Cephalonia. Her parents, Julian Newman and Nikki Boughton, were at her bedside at the Agia Sofia children’s hospital, said a spokeswoman for Mr Newman’s business, J. Newman Textiles. “This is a very distressing and worrying time,” she said.
Peter Holden, the British Medical Association’s lead expert on swine flu, suggested that Tamiflu was being overused and did not need to be offered to everyone with mild symptoms. “The National Pandemic Flu Service has been a great success, and was needed to take the pressure off GPs,” he said. “But the threshold for getting Tamiflu should be quite high.
“For patients who are not in the high-risk groups — such as pregnant women, people with bad asthma or with suppressed immune systems — this virus typically causes mild symptoms and does not require a course of Tamiflu. Patients in the at-risk groups should be referred to their GP, who will use their clinical judgment.”
A total of 103 children took part in the London study, of which 85 were given the drug as a precaution after a classmate received a diagnosis of swine flu. Of those, 45 experienced one or more side-effects. The most common was nausea (29 per cent), followed by stomach pain or cramps (20 per cent) and problems sleeping (12 per cent). Almost one in five had a “neuropsychiatric side-effect”, such as inability to think clearly, nightmares and “behaving strangely”, according to the research, published in Eurosurveillance, a journal of disease.
The study was carried out in April and May when the drug was being issued as a preventive measure. The findings were echoed by a study of children at a school in the South West where a pupil had caught the disease in Mexico.
Health officials in Japan have recommended against prescribing Tamiflu to teenagers over fears it causes a rise in “neuropsychiatric events”. The researchers said that clinical trials had shown that about 20 per cent of adults reported side-effects of either nausea or vomiting after taking Tamiflu.
Both the Department of Health and the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory products Agency said that the drug was safe, and that the benefits of treating early symptoms and avoiding potentially serious complications could outweigh the risks of side-effects. Sir Liam said that despite a 10 per cent rise in the estimated number of cases in the week to Sunday, the latest figures reinforced “a growing impression we have had a peak”. He said that a surge would still be expected in the winter flu season, but added: “I think we are a little more confident we may be seeing a downturn in this flu.”
Scale of the outbreak
— 110,000 new swine flu cases in England last week, based on data from GPs
— 150,000 people obtaining Tamiflu without seeing a GP since last Thursday
— 51% to 53% proportion of children reporting side-effects from taking Tamiflu
— 1 in 158 people in England have contacted their GP with flu-like symptoms since outbreaks began. The rate is 1 in 77 for children aged 1 to 4
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Military to Deploy on U.S. Soil to "Assist" with Pandemic Outbreak
Thursday, July 30, 2009 by: Mike Adams
(NaturalNews) Until now, what I'm about to tell you would have been easily dismissed as a conspiracy theory. It's the kind of story that you might expect from some extreme fringe blogger... the kind of story that never appears in the mainstream media. Only today, it did. And it's not a conspiracy theory, either.
CNN is reporting this evening that the U.S. military is gearing up to get involved in the H1N1 swine flu outbreak widely expected to strike the U.S. this fall. As CNN reports, "The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials." (http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/07/2...)
When it comes to the U.S. military, the word "assist," of course, could mean almost anything. Typically, the U.S. military offers assistance at the end of a rifle. This "assistance" could mean assisting with quarantines, assisting with rounding up infected people or assisting with arresting and imprisoning people who resist vaccine shots.
Just to make it even more interesting, this operation will include "personnel from all branches of the military" and it will involve cooperation with FEMA -- the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is the group of geniuses who handled the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They're the ones who confiscated firearms from law-abiding citizens defending their own homes, then thrust people into toxic temporary housing that caused neurological symptoms and breathing problems.
Internationally, FEMA is known as the Federal Emergency Laughing Stock Administration. But now, with H1N1 swine flu, FEMA will be backed by the power of highly-trained, heavily-armed military personnel.
Imagine one possible future in America...
There's a knock on your door. A peek through the window reveals two young soldiers in urban camo fatigues gripping M16 rifles slung across their chests. In front of them, an official-looking doctor person sports an N95 mask and carries a clipboard thick with ruffled papers.
Knock knock. "Is anyone home?"
One of the soldiers catches a glimpse of you peering through a sliver of curtain covering the living room window. "I've got movement." He tightens his grip on his rifle and elbows the soldier next to him. "Someone's home. Knock again."
Knock KNOCK. "We're here from the pandemic response team," insists the doc. "We're here to help. Open up or we'll be forced to come in."
Reluctantly, you inch towards the door and grip the doorknob with damp, sweaty hands. Your pulse pounds hard as you crack open the door.
But the doctor isn't in front of your door anymore. It's one of the soldiers -- the larger one -- and he wedges his foot between your door and its frame, prying it open and forcing his intimidating self into your doorway. "We're with FEMA. Please step away from the door."
"Our records show you haven't received the swine flu vaccine yet," squeaks the doctor from behind the bulk of the domineering soldier now squarely positioned in front of you. "We're here to administer your vaccine."
"I don't want a vaccine," you protest. "They're not safe."
The soldier chuckles, blurts out, "They're as safe as the U.S. government says they are."
The doctor peers out from behind his military companion and makes eye contact. "Sir, as you well know, vaccines have been required for all U.S. residents since President Obama's emergency pandemic declaration last month. Please extend your arm and we'll be on our way."
He produces a syringe and stabs it into a half-filled vaccine cylinder. As he pulls the plunger and liquid races into the syringe, you realize you have mere moments to make a decision. Will you willingly accept the vaccine and avoid being beaten, arrested or shot by the two armed enforcers at your door, or will you resist and pay the consequences?
"Please extend your arm now," the doctor says. The military grunt clenches his jaw, eyeing your hesitation with obvious scorn. He fingers the safety on his rifle and clears his throat...
... what will your choice be?
We're only here to help
That scenario might seem like fiction now, but it could unfold in America in the next few months. What seems outlandish today could become a police state reality before Christmas.
But this is no joke. These people are serious. Even the words tell too much: The order to approve all this is about to be signed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and it's called an "execution order."
So what, exactly, would military personnel be doing in your neighborhood in the event of a swine flu outbreak? The CNN story says they could assist with the "...testing of large numbers of viral samples from infected patients." There's nothing in the story about rounding people up, maintaining quarantine road blocks or cremating the infected bodies of the dead. These realities of a pandemic outbreak are better left unsaid if you're the U.S. military (or the mainstream media).
That's why the full story of what the U.S. military is planning for will never be told to the masses. It's too disturbing. But make no mistake: The military is planning for a worst-case scenario (that's what the military does), and a worst-case pandemic outbreak scenario would involve gunpoint-enforced isolation, military-enforced quarantine zones and most likely the forced vaccination of nearly everyone. Those who resist the vaccinations would be arrested (or detained) and injected at gunpoint, then set free back into the population.
Hollywood has already imagined some of what might happen in such a scenario. Rent the movie The Siege (Bruce Willis and Denzel Washington) to catch an imaginative glimpse of how the U.S. military might handle things in an "emergency situation." It's not a documentary, of course, but much of what it presents seems strangely on track with what's shaping up if a pandemic outbreak occurs.
The very fact that the military is now leaking this story to CNN says something all by itself: The U.S. military is preparing to be stationed on U.S. soil, and whatever freedoms you mistakenly think are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution will be long gone by the time the soldiers arrive at your door.
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Flu Vaccine Panel Creates Priority List
Pregnant Women, Caregivers Are FirstBy David Brown, Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 30, 2009
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/29/AR2009072903607.html
A complicated list of who should get pandemic flu vaccine in the fall is now set. When the vaccine starts arriving in September, first in line will be pregnant women; the caretakers of infants; children and young adults; older people with chronic illness; and health-care workers.
That's the advice of a 15-member committee of experts, which met all day Wednesday at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to advise the federal government on vaccine policy.
The priority list names targeted groups and suggests the order in which they should be vaccinated. While acknowledging the potential for confusion, the committee chose the strategy because of the possibility that the epidemic will be peaking within four to six weeks of when the vaccine becomes available.
"The results of this meeting will kick planning into high gear," said Pascale Wortley of the CDC's Immunization Services Division. "This is a watershed moment."
All that's missing is the vaccine, knowledge of how well it works and the nitty-gritty details of how to deliver it to people's arms and noses.
Manufacturers expect to deliver about 40 million doses of vaccine to the government and private distributors in September, and another 80 million doses in October. About 80 million doses a month will be delivered after that.
The vaccine will come in two forms: the traditional flu shot and a "live" vaccine squirted into the nose that contains a weakened version of the new virus.
Unlike nearly every previous effort to get people to use flu vaccine, the promotion of the pandemic vaccine won't first try to reach the elderly. That's because people 65 and older have contracted the new strain at the lowest rate of any age group and appear to be largely protected because of exposure to other distantly related flu strains that circulated decades ago.
The top-priority group includes about 160 million people and contains five populations: pregnant women; household contacts of children younger than 6 months; health-care and emergency medical services workers; everyone 6 months to 24 years old; and people 25 to 64 who have conditions that put them at higher risk of serious infection and death.
Only a fraction of each targeted group is expected to want the vaccine. Once the priority groups have been immunized, the vaccine can be offered to healthy adults ages 25 to 64, and after them, people 65 and older, the committee advised.
Health departments, clinics and private physicians will continue to urge the elderly to get the seasonal flu vaccine, which contains three strains circulating the world along with the new one.
The groups were selected because of long-standing knowledge of influenza outbreaks and the particular behavior of the new virus, which emerged in Mexico and Southern California in late April. Derived from two strains carried in pigs, the new influenza A (H1N1) virus was originally called swine flu.
Pregnant women account for about 6 percent of H1N1 deaths, as well as cases serious enough to require hospitalization, Anthony Fiore, a physician and epidemiologist at the CDC, told the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Children younger than 6 months do not produce a strong immune response to flu vaccine and are best protected by keeping them away from the virus, which is spread by coughing, sneezing and touching. Physicians, nurses and paramedics are high on the list because of the work they do.
In outbreaks during the spring, people ages 12 to 18 were hospitalized at twice the rate of people ages 19 to 24 and five times the rate of those 25 to 49. Of the 302 U.S. deaths recorded so far, more than half of those patients had an underlying chronic illness or medical condition such as asthma, diabetes, immune deficiency or morbid obesity.
In the "Asian flu" pandemic of 1957, which many experts believe is a model for the current one, many communities experienced an explosive spread of the virus once schools opened and the weather cooled.
Although CDC experts originally suggested making age 18 the ceiling of the healthy-young-people target group, the committee raised the age to 24 to include college students.
Some of the vaccine will be stored in multi-dose vials containing thimerosal, an antibacterial additive that contains mercury. But there will also be single-dose syringes without thimerosal, a substance that some assert is harmful to children.
Among the many unanswered questions is whether two doses will be necessary to provide full protection, how close in time two shots can be given and how big the dose will be. Vaccination programs may start before the answers are known.
Clinical trials in which the prototype vaccine will be tested in hundreds of children and adults are just beginning. Data on the effectiveness of one shot will be available in mid-September; two shots, in late September.
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It is Official: WHO Recommends Mandatory Injections to Almost Two Hundred CountriesWednesday, July 29, 2009 by: Barbara Minton
http://www.naturalnews.com/026723_health_vaccines_immune_system.html
(NaturalNews) Executives from Baxter, Novartis, Glaxo-Smith Kline, and Sanofi Pasteur have seats at the advisory group that on July 13th recommended mandatory H1N1 vaccination of everyone in all 194 countries that belong to the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a report just issued by journalist Jane Burgermeister. WHO spokesperson Alphaluck Bhatiasevi confirmed that Dr. Margaret Chan did not give the press briefing at WHO headquarters in Geneva as anticipated. At short notice, Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny stepped in to announce that "vaccines will be needed in all countries."
According to WHO documents, vaccines "such as those that are formulated with oil-in-water adjuvants and live attenuated influenza vaccines are important." Health workers, pregnant women, healthy young adults of 15 to 49 years, and healthy children will be the targeted groups of the world wide vaccine effort."
All countries should immunize their health-care workers as a first priority to protect the essential health infrastructure. As vaccines available initially will not be sufficient, a step-wise approach to vaccinate particular groups may be considered," according to Paule-Kieny. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunisation established by the Director-General of the WHO in 1999, suggested the following groups for consideration, noting that countries need to determine their order of priority based on country-specific conditions: pregnant women; children over the age of 6 months with one of several chronic medical conditions; healthy young adults of 15 to 49 years of age; healthy children; healthy adults of 50 to 64 years of age; and healthy adults of 65 years of age and above.
In view of the anticipated limited vaccine availability at global levels and the potential need to protect against "drifted" strains of virus, SAGE recommended that promoting production and use of vaccines such as those that are formulated with oil-in water adjuvants and live attenuated influenza vaccines was important.
WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan endorsed the above recommendations on July 11, 2009, acknowledging that they were well adapted to the current pandemic situation. She also noted that the recommendations will need to be changed if and when new evidence becomes available.
Three-stage vaccinations may create perfect cytokine storm
The vaccine is to be given by a series of three injections. Speaking on the Republic Broadcasting Network with Dr. Rebecca Carley as host on July 11th, meta-analyst and vaccine researcher Patrick Jordan reported belief that the first injection will be for the purpose of turning off the victim's immune system. The second injection will be for the purpose of loading people with deadly organisms. And the third injection will be to turn the immune system back on for the purpose of creating a cytokine storm that will deal a lethal blow to the body.
In his chronicle of the connection between vaccines and death, Jordan pointed out that in 1915 the pertussis vaccine became available and was widely given. This bacterial poison from whopping cough, called pertussis coxon, so depresses the immune system that it is used in laboratories today to turn off nutrafils and reduce white blood cell counts. Then, in 1918, soldiers who had received the pertussis vaccine were deployed to Europe, where they were given another unknown vaccine. They were then exposed to a Lucite gas, which is an arsenic compound, and phosgenegas, a chlorine compound. As a result, their immune systems kicked in with a cytokine storm that killed many of the otherwise healthy young men. This is the 1,2,3 punch Jordan is warning will come again with the "swine flu" vaccinations.
We have been conditioned to think of external microbes as our enemy during a time of influenza. But our own immune systems are potentially more lethal. When the body detects foreign microorganisms indicating an infection, it can respond by overprotecting the site of that infection. In its hurry to get antibodies to the infection site, the body may dispatch so many that the level of cytokines becomes highly elevated, creating a cytokine storm that can be fatal. For example, during a lung infection, a cytokine storm can potentially block airways and result in suffocation. (What is a Cytokine Storm, www.wisegeek.com)
Jordan continued by painting a picture outlined in the WHO Memorandum Number 1 with a study that found virus infections make antibody and antigen complexes. These complexes can clog blood vessels or implant tissue, making the body eventually attack itself. The main focus of this study was kidney disease. Animals with induced immune system deficiency were infected with lethal virus until every single cell in their bodies reflected the disease. But for a time these animals ran around like there was nothing wrong with them because their immune system was so depressed that it was making no effort to fight the disease, and there was no immune response. The WHO experimenters then took their lab animals and stimulated the cell-mediated immune response, and the animals died immediately from their bodies attacking themselves in the kind of cytokine storm associated with the 1918 Spanish flu.
Even if this described scenario does not develop, Jordan points out that the current "swine flu" vaccine is made with an adjuvant that may contain a material poison, salmonella, or typhoid fever toxin, along with squalene. Although not known with certainty, the second round of injections given to the soldiers in 1918 is believed to have contained typhus. Squalene produces auto-immunity and eventually death in everyone who takes it.
Squalene contributed to the cascade reactions known as Gulf War Syndrome that left GIs with arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, photosensitive rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuro-psychiatric problems, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and other diseases.
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Military Poised to Help FEMA Battle Swine Flu OutbreakThe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to set vaccination priorities for certain groups Wednesday during a meeting in Atlanta as the Pentagon prepares to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency tackle a potential outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall.FOXNews.com
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/29/military-poised-help-fema-battle-swine-flu-outbreak/
The Pentagon is preparing to make troops available if necessary to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency tackle a potential outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, FOX News has confirmed.
This comes as a government panel recommends certain groups be placed at the front of the line for swine flu vaccinations this fall, including pregnant women, health care workers and children six months and older.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices panel also said those first vaccinated should include parents and other caregivers of infants; non-elderly adults who have high-risk medical conditions, and young adults ages 19 to 24. The panel, whose recommendations typically are adopted by federal health officials, voted to set vaccination priorities for those groups Wednesday during a meeting in Atlanta.
Obama administration officials told Congress that H1N1 vaccinations won't be available for several months.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is preparing to sign an order authorizing the military to set up five regional teams to deal with the potential outbreak of H1N1 influenza if FEMA requests help.
A senior U.S. defense official told FOX News that the plan calls for military task forces to work in conjunction with the FEMA. No final decision has been reached on how the military effort would be manned, but one source said it likely would include personnel from all branches of the military.
It is not known how many troops would be needed and whether they would come from the active duty or the National Guard and Reserve forces.
In the event of a major outbreak, civilian authorities would lead any relief efforts, the official said. The military, as it would for a natural disaster or other significant emergency situation, could provide support and fulfill any tasks that civilian authorities could not, such as air transport or testing of large numbers of viral samples from infected patients.
As a first step, military leaders have asked Gates to authorize planning for the potential assistance.
Orders to deploy actual forces would be reviewed later, depending on how much of a health threat the flu poses this fall, the officials said.
FOX News' Jennifer Griffin, Brian Wilson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Ten Things You're Not Supposed to Know about the Swine Flu Vaccine
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 by: Mike Adams
http://www.naturalnews.com/026717_swine_flu_flu_vaccine_swine_flu_vaccine.html
(NaturalNews) Let's not beat around the bush on this issue: The swine flu vaccines now being prepared for mass injection into infants, children, teens and adults have never been tested and won't be tested before the injections begin. In Europe, where flu vaccines are typically tested on hundreds (or thousands) of people before being unleashed on the masses, the European Medicines Agency is allowing companies to skip the testing process entirely.
And yet, amazingly, people are lining up to take the vaccine, absent any safety testing whatsoever. When the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. announced a swine flu vaccine trial beginning in early August, it was inundated with phone calls and emails from people desperate to play the role of human guinea pigs. The power of fear to herd sheeple into vaccine injections is simply amazing...
Back in Europe, of course, everybody gets to be a guinea pig since no testing will be done on the vaccine at all. Even worse, the European vaccines will be using adjuvants -- chemicals used to multiply the potency of the active ingredients in vaccines.
Notably, there is absolutely no safety data on the use of adjuvants in infants and expectant mothers -- the two groups being most aggressively targeted by the swine flu vaccine pushers. The leads us to the disturbing conclusion that the swine flu vaccine could be a modern medical disaster. It's untested and un-tried. Its ingredients are potentially quite dangerous, and the adjuvants being used in the European vaccines are suspected of causing neurological disorders.
Paralyzed by vaccinesI probably don't need to remind you that in 1976, a failed swine flu vaccine caused irreparable damage to the nervous systems of hundreds of people, paralyzing many. Medical doctors gave the problem a name, of course, to make it sound like they knew what they were talking about: Guillain-Barre syndrome. (Notably, they never called it "Toxic Vaccine Syndrome" because that would be too informative.)
But the fact remains that doctors never knew how the vaccines caused these severe problems, and if the same event played out today, all the doctors and vaccine pushers would undoubtedly deny any link between the vaccines and paralysis altogether. (That's what's happening today with the debate over vaccines and autism: Complete denial.)
In fact, there are a whole lot of things you'll never be told by health authorities about the upcoming swine flu vaccine. For your amusement, I've written down the ten most obvious ones and published them below.
Ten things you're not supposed to know about the swine flu vaccine(At least, not by anyone in authority...)
#1 - The vaccine production was "rushed" and the vaccine has never been tested on humans. Do you like to play guinea pig for Big Pharma? If so, line up for your swine flu vaccine this fall...
#2 - Swine flu vaccines contain dangerous adjuvants that cause an inflammatory response in the body. This is why they are suspected of causing autism and other neurological disorders.
#3 - The swine flu vaccine could actually increase your risk of death from swine flu by altering (or suppressing) your immune system response. There is zero evidence that even seasonal flu shots offer any meaningful protection for people who take the jabs. Vaccines are the snake oil of modern medicine.
#4 - Doctors still don't know why the 1976 swine flu vaccines paralyzed so many people. And that means they really have no clue whether the upcoming vaccine might cause the same devastating side effects. (And they're not testing it, either...)
#5 - Even if the swine flu vaccine kills you, the drug companies aren't responsible. The U.S. government has granted drug companies complete immunity against vaccine product liability. Thanks to that blanket immunity, drug companies have no incentive to make safe vaccines, because they only get paid based on quantity, not safety (zero liability).
#6 - No swine flu vaccine works as well as vitamin D to protect you from influenza. That's an inconvenient scientific fact that the U.S. government, the FDA and Big Pharma hope the people never realize.
#7 - Even if the swine flu vaccine actually works, mathematically speaking if everyone else around you gets the vaccine, you don't need one! (Because it can't spread through the population you hang with.) So even if you believe in the vaccine, all you need to do is encourage your friends to go get vaccinated...
#8 - Drug companies are making billions of dollars from the production of swine flu vaccines. That money comes out of your pocket -- even if you don't get the jab -- because it's all paid by the taxpayers.
#9 - When people start dying in larger numbers from the swine flu, rest assured that many of them will be the very people who got the swine flu vaccine. Doctors will explain this away with their typical Big Pharma logic: "The number saved is far greater than the number lost." Of course, the number "saved" is entirely fictional... imaginary... and exists only in their own warped heads.
#10 - The swine flu vaccine centers that will crop up all over the world in the coming months aren't completely useless: They will provide an easy way to identify large groups of really stupid people. (Too bad there isn't some sort of blue dye that we could tag 'em with for future reference...)
The lottery, they say, is a tax on people who can't do math. Similarly, flu vaccines are a tax on people who don't understand health.
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Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health: The Worldwide H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program
By Michel Chossudovsky
URL of this article: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14543
Global Research, July 26, 2009
"The flu season is upon us. Which type will we worry about this year, and what kind of shots will we be told to take? Remember the swine flu scare of 1976? That was the year the U.S. government told us all that swine flu could turn out to be a killer that could spread across the nation, and Washington decided that every man, woman and child in the nation should get a shot to prevent a nation-wide outbreak, a pandemic." (Mike Wallace, CBS, 60 Minutes, November 4, 1979)
"The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to infants and young children. According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency's massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines -- thimerosal -- appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children....
"It's hard to calculate the damage to our country -- and to the international efforts to eradicate epidemic diseases -- if Third World nations come to believe that America's most heralded foreign-aid initiative is poisoning their children. It's not difficult to predict how this scenario will be interpreted by America's enemies abroad." (Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Vaccinations: Deadly Immunity, June 2005)
"Vaccines are supposed to be making us healthier; however, in twenty-five years of nursing I have never seen so many damaged, sick kids. Something very, very wrong is happening to our children."( Patti White, School nurse, statement to the House Government Reform Committee, 1999, quoted in Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Vaccinations: Deadly Immunity, June 2005)
"On the basis of ... expert assessments of the evidence, the scientific criteria for an influenza pandemic have been met. I have therefore decided to raise the level of influenza pandemic alert from Phase 5 to Phase 6. The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic. ... Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), Press Briefing 11 June 2009)
"As many as 2 billion people could become infected over the next two years — nearly one-third of the world population." (World Health Organization as reported by the Western media, July 2009)
"Swine flu could strike up to 40 percent of Americans over the next two years and as many as several hundred thousand could die if a vaccine campaign and other measures aren't successful." (Official Statement of the US Administration, Associated Press, 24 July 2009).
"The U.S. expects to have 160 million doses of swine flu vaccine available sometime in October", (Associated Press, 23 July 2009)
"Vaccine makers could produce 4.9 billion pandemic flu shots per year in the best-case scenario", Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO), quoted by Reuters, 21 July 2009)
Wealthier countries such as the U.S. and Britain will pay just under $10 per dose [of the H1N1 flu vaccine]. ... Developing countries will pay a lower price." [circa $400 billion for Big Pharma] (Business Week, July 2009)
War without borders, a great depression, a military adventure in the Middle East, a massive concentration of wealth resulting from the restructuring of the global financial system.
The unfolding economic and social dislocations are far-reaching.
People's lives are destroyed.
The World is at the juncture of the most serious crisis in modern history.
Bankruptcies, mass unemployment, the collapse of social programs, are the untold consequences.
But public opinion must remain ignorant of the causes of the global crisis.
"The worst of the recession is behind us";
"There are growing signs of economic recovery",
"The Middle East War is a 'Just War'", a humanitarian endeavor,
Coalition forces are involved in "peace-keeping," we are "fighting terrorism with democracy"
"We must defend ourselves against terrorist attacks"
Figures on civilian deaths are manipulated. War crimes are concealed.
People are misled on the nature and history of the New World Order.
The real causes and consequences of this Worldwide economic and social collapse remain unheralded. Realities are turned up side down. The "real crisis" must be obfuscated through political lies and media disinformation.
It is in the interest of the political powerbrokers and the dominant financial actors to divert public attention from an understanding of the global crisis.
How best to achieve this goal?
By artificially creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation which serves to weaken and disarm organized dissent directed against the established economic and political order.
The objective is to undermine all forms of opposition and social resistance.
We are dealing with a diabolical project. The public must not only remain in the dark. As the crisis worsens, as people become impoverished, the real causes must be replaced by a set of fictitious relationships.
A crisis based on fake causes is heralded: "the global war on terrorism" is central to misleading the public's understanding of the Middle East War, which is a battle for the control over extensive reserves of oil and natural gas.
The antiwar movement is weakened. People are unable to think. They unequivocally endorse the "war on terrorism" consensus. They accept the political lies. In their inner consciousness, terrorists are threatening their livelihood.
In this framework, the occurrence of "natural disasters", "pandemics", "environmental catastrophes" also plays a useful political role. It distorts the real causes of the crisis. It justifies a global public health emergency on humanitarian grounds.
The Worldwide H1N1 swine flu pandemic: Towards a Global Public Health Emergency?
The Worldwide H1N1 swine flu pandemic serves to mislead public opinion.
The 2009 pandemic, which started in Mexico in April, is timely: it coincides with a deepening economic depression. It takes place at a time of military escalation.
The epidemiological data is fabricated, falsified and manipulated. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an epidemic of worldwide proportions now looms and threatens the livelihood of millions of people.
A "Catastrophic Emergency" is in the making. The WHO and the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) are authoritative bodies. Why would they lie? The information released by these organizations, although subject to statistical errors, could not, by any stretch of the imagination, be falsified or manipulated.
People believe that the public health crisis at a global level is real and that government health officials are "working for the public good."
Press reports confirm the US government's intent to implement a mass H1N1 vaccination program in Fall-Winter of 2009. A major contract for 160 million doses has been established with Big Pharma, enough to inoculate more than half the US population. Similar plans are ongoing in other Western countries including France, Canada, the UK.
Volunteers are being recruited to test the swine flu vaccine during the month of August, with a view to implementing a nationwide vaccination program in the Fall.
Manipulating The Data
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.
Similarly in New York city in April, several hundred children were categorized as having the H1N1 influenza, yet in none of these cases, was the diagnosis corroborated on a laboratory test.
"Dr. Frieden said. Health officials reached their preliminary conclusion after conducting viral tests on nose or throat swabs from the eight students, which allowed them to eliminate other strains of flu."
Tests were conducted on school children in Queen's, but the tests were inconclusive: among theses "hundreds of school children", there were no reports of laboratory analysis leading to a positive identification of the influenza virus. In fact the reports are contradictory: according to the reports, the Atlanta based CDCP is the "only lab in the country that can positively confirm the new swine flu strain — which has been identified as H1N1." (Michel Chossudovsky, Political Lies and Media Disinformation regarding the Swine Flu Pandemic, Global Research, May 2009, last quotation is from the New York Times, April 25, 2009)
Influenza is a common disease. Unless there is a thorough lab examination, the identity if the virus cannot be established.
There are numerous cases of seasonal influenza across America, on an annual basis. "According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the flu kills up to 2,500 Canadians and about 36,000 Americans annually. Worldwide, the number of deaths attributed to the flu each year is between 250,000 and 500,000" (Thomas Walkom, The Toronto Star, May 1, 2009).
What the CDCP and the WHO are doing is routinely us re-categorizing a large number of cases of common influenza as H1N1 swine flu.
"The increasing number of cases in many countries with sustained community transmission is making it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for countries to try and confirm them through laboratory testing. Moreover, the counting of individual cases is now no longer essential in such countries for monitoring either the level or nature of the risk posed by the pandemic virus or to guide implementation of the most appropriate response measures. (WHO, Briefing note, 2009)
The WHO admits that laboratory at a country level testing is often absent, while emphasising that lab confirmation it is not for data collection, with a view to ascertaining the spread of the disease:
A strategy that concentrates on the detection, laboratory confirmation and investigation of all cases, including those with mild illness, is extremely resource-intensive. In some countries, this strategy is absorbing most national laboratory and response capacity, leaving little capacity for the monitoring and investigation of severe cases and other exceptional events. ... For all of these reasons, WHO will no longer issue the global tables showing the numbers of confirmed cases for all countries. However, as part of continued efforts to document the global spread of the H1N1 pandemic, regular updates will be provided describing the situation in the newly affected countries. WHO will continue to request that these countries report the first confirmed cases and, as far as feasible, provide weekly aggregated case numbers and descriptive epidemiology of the early cases. (Ibid)
At a June 2009 WHO press conference, the issue of lab testing was raised:
Marion Falco, CNN Atlanta: My question may be a little basic but if you are not, and so forgive me for that, if you are not requiring testing in the countries that already have well established numbers of cases, then how are you distinguishing between seasonal flu and this particular flu. I mean how are you going to separate the numbers?
Dr Fukuda
, WHO, Geneva: It is not that we are recommending not doing any testing at all. In fact when the guidance comes out, what it will suggest is what countries are to do is tailor down their testing so that they are not trying to test everybody but certainly keeping up testing of some people for exactly the kinds of reasons that you bring up. When people get sick with an influenza-like illness it will be important for us to know whether is it caused by the pandemic virus or whether is caused by seasonal viruses. What we are indicating is that if you ratchet down the level of testing we will still be able to figure that out and so we do not need to test everybody for that, but we will continue to recommend some level of testing – at a lower level of people who continue to get sick. See Transcript of WHO Virtual Press Conference, Dr Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment, WHO, Geneva, July 2009, emphasis added).
"Figure that out"? What the foregoing statements by the WHO suggest is that:
1) the WHO is not collecting data on the spread of H1N1 based on systematic lab confirmation.
2) the WHO in fact discourages national health officials to conduct detection and laboratory confirmation, while also pressuring the countries' public health authorities to duly deliver to the WHO on a weekly basis the data on H1N1 cases.
3) The WHO in its reporting only refers to "confirmed cases" It does not distinguish between confirmed and non-confirmed case. It would appear that the "non-confirmed" cases are categorized as confirmed cases and the numbers are then used by the WHO to prove that the disease is spreading. (See WHO tables: http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_07_06/en/index.html)
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 reports delivered to the WHO pertaining to the H1N1 swine flu. Nonetheless, in the tabulated release of country level data, the WHO uses the term: "number of laboratory-confirmed cases", while also admitting that the cases are, in many cases, not confirmed.
[Read entire article at: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14543]
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Nurses oppose mandatory immunizationThe Business Review (Albany)
Friday, July 24, 2009
http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2009/07/20/daily49.html
The New York State Nurses Association has come out against a state regulation that requires every health-care worker to be immunized against influenza.
The regulation has been adopted by the New York State Hospital Planning and Review Council. It's intended as a defense against a possible fall outbreak of swine flu.
The Nurses Association called the council's action a "scorched earth" approach.
"While we encourage nurses to be immunized for the flu, we do not agree that nurses should be required to get immunizations as a condition of employment," said Eileen Avery, associate director of the association's education, practice and research program.
Avery contended that the flu vaccine is not 100 percent effective. "There is no guarantee that in any given year, the public will benefit from mandatory immunization of health-care providers," she said.
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U.S. has bought 195 million doses of H1N1 vaccine
By Reuters - Thu Jul 23, 2009
http://health.yahoo.com/news/reuters/us_flu_vaccine_hhs.html
GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) - The U.S. government has bought 195 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine for a possible autumn vaccination campaign, a U.S. federal official said Thursday.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has also contracted for 120 million doses of adjuvant, a compound to stretch the number of doses of vaccine needed, the department's Dr. Robin Robinson told a meeting of Food and Drug Administration advisers.
Five companies are making H1N1 vaccine for the U.S. market -- AstraZeneca's MedImmune unit, Australia's CSL Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Novartis AG and Sanofi-Aventis SA.
Earlier, an FDA official said vaccine makers were only getting about 30 percent as much vaccine from eggs as they usually get with seasonal influenza vaccine.
Robinson said HHS had accounted for this in planning for a possible influenza pandemic.
"We thought manufacturers would probably get a low or poor yield. That has been borne out," Robinson told the meeting.
He said HHS had planned to have 160 million doses available right away, and then 80 million a month afterward. It would take until March at this rate to vaccinate the full U.S. population of 300 million people with two doses each, Robinson said.
The five vaccine-making companies will tell the FDA committee later Thursday about what they have learned as they work with the virus, which spread globally in less than two months.
World Health Organization and U.S. health officials have said they want to start vaccinating people against H1N1, alongside regular seasonal flu, in October. The FDA has to approve this vaccine before it can be used but FDA officials indicated earlier Thursday they would like to speed this process.
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Interview with Epidemiologist Tom Jefferson'A Whole Industry Is Waiting For A Pandemic'Interview conducted by Johann Grolle and Veronika Hackenbroch.
July/21/2009
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,637119,00.html
The world has been gripped with fears of swine flu in recent weeks. In an interview with SPIEGEL, epidemiologist Tom Jefferson speaks about dangerous fear-mongering, misguided, money-driven research and why we should all be washing our hands a lot more often.
SPIEGEL: Mr. Jefferson, the world is living in fear of swine flu. And some predict that, by next winter, one-third of the world's population might be infected. Are you personally worried? Are you and your family taking any precautions?
Tom Jefferson: I wash my hands very often -- and it's not all because of swine flu. That's probably the most effective precaution there is against all respiratory viruses, and the majority of gastrointestinal viruses and germs as well.
SPIEGEL: Do you consider the swine flu to be particularly worrisome?
Jefferson : It's true that influenza viruses are unpredictable, so it does call for a certain degree of caution. But one of the extraordinary features of this influenza -- and the whole influenza saga -- is that there are some people who make predictions year after year, and they get worse and worse. None of them so far have come about, and these people are still there making these predictions. For example, what happened with the bird flu, which was supposed to kill us all? Nothing. But that doesn't stop these people from always making their predictions. Sometimes you get the feeling that there is a whole industry almost waiting for a pandemic to occur.
SPIEGEL: Who do you mean? The World Health Organization (WHO)?
Jefferson: The WHO and public health officials, virologists and the pharmaceutical companies. They've built this machine around the impending pandemic. And there's a lot of money involved, and influence, and careers, and entire institutions! And all it took was one of these influenza viruses to mutate to start the machine grinding.
SPIEGEL: On your Italian homepage, there is a "pandemic countdown" that expires on April 1. Don't you think the situation calls for just a bit more seriousness?
Jefferson: I'm just using it ironically to expose the false certainty that we are fed. Will one-third of the world's population get swine flu? Nobody can say for sure right now. For now, at least, I don't really see any fundamental difference, no difference in the definition between this and a normal flu epidemic. Swine flu could have even stayed unnoticed if it had been caused by some unknown virus rather than an influenza virus.
SPIEGEL: Do you think the WHO declared a pandemic prematurely?
Jefferson: Don't you think there's something noteworthy about the fact that the WHO has changed its definition of pandemic? The old definition was a new virus, which went around quickly, for which you didn't have immunity, and which created a high morbidity and mortality rate. Now the last two have been dropped, and that's how swine flu has been categorized as a pandemic.
SPIEGEL: But, year after year, 10,000-30,000 people in Germany alone die from influenza. In the Western world, influenza is the most deadly infectious disease there is.
Jefferson: Hold on! These figures are nothing more than estimates. More than anything, you have to distinguish between an influenza-like illness and a genuine flu, the real influenza. Both of them have the same symptoms: a sudden high fever, a sore throat, coughing, rheumatic pain in the back and legs, possible bronchitis and pneumonia. But real flues, real influenzas are only caused by influenza viruses, while there are more than 200 different viruses that cause influenza-like illness. When it comes to figures related to so-called flu deaths, you always get other causes of death caused by other viruses mixed in. Now, in the case of elderly people who die of pneumonia, nobody would do a postmortem to figure out if it was really an influenza virus that killed them. Approximately 7 percent of influenza-like illness cases are caused by influenza viruses. It's a very small percentage. What I know is that real influenza is systematically overestimated.
SPIEGEL: And what about the 200 other kinds of viruses?
DER SPIEGEL
Flu-related deaths and causes of flu-like illnesses.
Jefferson: They're not as popular as influenza. Researchers are just not as interested in that. Take rhinovirus, a horse-derived virus. It's the most commonly isolated agent in common colds. There are a hundred different types of these rhinoviruses. They usually only cause a normal runny nose, but they can be deadly, too. Or so-called RSV, the human respiratory syncytial virus, that is highly dangerous to infants and small children.
SPIEGEL: So why aren't researchers interested in it?
Jefferson: It's easy: They can't make money with it. With rhinoviruses, RSV and the majority of the other viruses, it's hard to make a lot of money or a career out of it. Against influenza, though, there are vaccines, and there are drugs you can sell. And that's where the big money from the pharmaceuticals industry is. It makes sure that research on influenza is published in the good journals. And that's why you have more attention being paid there, and the entire research field becomes interesting for ambitious scientists.
SPIEGEL: But is there any scientific reason to be interested in influenza viruses?
Jefferson: The strict focus on influenza is not only misguided; it's also dangerous. Do you remember something called SARS? That was a truly dangerous epidemic. It was like a meteor: It came and it went quickly, and it killed a lot of people. SARS took us by surprise because it was caused by a completely unknown coronavirus. Where did it come from? Where did it go? Or is it still here? We still don't know. There are lots of other strange things like that coming out. Every year, a new agent is identified. For example, there's something called bocavirus, which can cause bronchitis and pneumonia in small children. And there's something called metapneumovirus, which studies say is responsible for more than 5 percent of all flu-related illnesses. So, we should keep our eyes open in all directions!
SPIEGEL: But the great pandemic of 1918/1919 was caused by an influenza virus, and it killed up to 50 million people around the world. Or do scientists contest that?
Jefferson : It's very well possible that it was, but there are many aspects about the 1918/1919 pandemic that still puzzle us. It was only 12 years ago that we learned that the H1N1 virus caused it. But there was also a lot of bacterial activity going on at the time. And it's particularly unclear why the mortality rate for the flu dropped so dramatically after World War II. Today, you only get a fraction of what was standard before the war. When it comes to the later pandemics, such as the "Asian flu" of 1957 or the "Hong Kong flu" of 1968/69, you can barely detect them as exceptional figures when it comes to death statistics as a whole.
Contradictions between Scientific Findings and PracticeSPIEGEL: So why should we even speak of pandemics at all?
Jefferson: That's something you should ask the World Health Organization!
SPIEGEL: In your opinion, what do you think it takes to make a virus like the swine flu a global threat?
Jefferson: Unfortunately, we can only say that we don't know. I suspect that the whole issue is much more complex than we are even able to imagine it today. Given all the viruses that produce flu-like symptoms, perhaps Robert Koch's postulate that one particular pathogen causes one particular disease doesn't go far enough. Why, for example, do we not get influenza in the summertime? In the end, the pathogen is there all year long! Already in the 19th century, the German chemist and hygienist Max von Pettenkofer had developed a theory about how the pathogen's contact with the environment can alter the disease. I think that research in this direction would be worthwhile. Perhaps it would allow us to understand the pandemic of 1918/1919 better or to be able to assess the dangers of swine flu.
SPIEGEL: Humans have better defenses today than they did in 1918, and it probably won't be long before we have a swine flu vaccine. Last week, Germany's federal government announced that it wanted to buy enough for 30 percent of the population. How much do you think that will protect us?
Jefferson: When it comes to pandemic vaccination, as we say in English, the proof is in the pudding. The proof is in using it. We'll see. It does generate an antibody response, but will it really guard against the disease?
SPIEGEL: Are you pessimistic about that?
Jefferson: No, I'm just saying I think we're about to find out (laughter). Let's have this conversation again in about a year's time, shall we?
SPIEGEL: For a number of years, as part of the Cochrane Collaboration, you have been systematically evaluating all the studies on immunization against seasonal influenza. How good does it work?
Jefferson: Not particularly good. An influenza vaccine is not working for the majority of influenza-like illnesses because it is only designed to combat influenza viruses. For that reason, the vaccine changes nothing when it comes to the heightened mortality rate during the winter months. And, even in the best of cases, the vaccine only works against influenza viruses to a limited degree. Among other things, there is always the danger that the flu virus in circulation will have changed by the time that the vaccine product is finished with the result that, in the worst case, the vaccine will be totally ineffectual. In the best of cases, the few decent studies that exist show that the vaccine mainly works with healthy young adults. With children and the elderly, it only helps a little, if at all.
SPIEGEL: But aren't those the exact groups that influenza immunization is recommended for?
Jefferson: Indeed. That's one of the contradictions between scientific findings and practice, between evidence and policy.
SPIEGEL: So, what's behind this contradiction?
Jefferson: Of course, that has something to do with the influence of the pharmaceutical industry. But it also has to do with the fact that the importance of influenza is completely overestimated. It has to do with research funds, power, influence and scientific reputations!
SPIEGEL: So, at the moment is it reasonable to keep vaccinating against seasonal influenza?
Jefferson: I can't see any reason for it, but I'm not a decision maker.
SPIEGEL: And what about Tamiflu and Relenza, two of the anti-flu medications that are being deployed against swine flu? How well do they really work?
Jefferson : If taken at the right time, on average, Tamiflu reduces the duration of a real influenza by one day. One study also found that it diminishes the risk of pneumonia.
SPIEGEL: Could these medications lower mortality rates associated with the flu?
Jefferson : That's possible, but it has yet to be scientifically proven.
SPIEGEL: And what about side effects?
Jefferson: Tamiflu can cause nausea. And there are things that point toward psychiatric side effects. There are reports coming out of Japan that young people who have taken Tamiflu have had acute psychotic reactions similar to those found in schizophrenics.
SPIEGEL: So, is it sensible to use such medications at all?
Jefferson : When it comes to severe disease, yes. But under no circumstances should Tamiflu be handed out to whole schools, as is currently sometimes being done. With that being the case, it doesn't surprise me at all that we're already hearing reports about resistant strains of swine flu.
SPIEGEL: In Germany, the government is supposed to stockpile flu medications for 20 percent of the population. Do you see that as being sensible?
Jefferson: Well, at least there are much cheaper ways to accomplish a lot more. For example, school children should be taught to wash their hands regularly -- preferrably after every class! And every airport should install a couple hundred wash basins. Whoever gets off a plane and doesn't wash their hands should be stopped by the border police. You could tell for example by putting an invisible, neutral dye in the water. And wearing masks can be sensible, as well.
SPIEGEL: Has it really been shown that these measures work?
Jefferson : There are several good studies on this that were done during the SARS epidemic. They are so-called case-control studies that examined individuals that had had close contact with the SARS virus. They compared the characteristics of those who had been infected with the virus through this contact with those of people who had not been infected. These studies resulted in very clear results.
SPIEGEL: You sound pretty impressed.
Jefferson: I am. What's great about these measures is not only that they are inexpensive, but also that they can help against more than just influenza viruses. This method can fight against the 200 pathogens that bring about flu symptoms as well as against gastrointestinal viruses and completely unknown germs. One study done in Pakistan has shown that hand washing can even save children's lives. Someone should get a Nobel Prize for that!
SPIEGEL: Mr. Jefferson, we thank you for this interview.
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Drug groups to reap swine-flu billionsBy Andrew Jack in London
Published: July 20 2009
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/375dde06-7559-11de-9ed5-00144feabdc0.html
Some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are reaping billions of dollars in extra revenue amid global concern about the spread of swine flu.
Analysts expect to see a boost in sales from GlaxoSmithKline, Roche and Sanofi-Aventis when the companies report first-half earnings lifted by government contracts for flu vaccines and antiviral medicines.
The fresh sales – on top of strong results from Novartis of Switzerland and Baxter of the US, which both also produce vaccines – come as the latest tallies show that more than 740 people have died from the H1N1 virus, and millions have been affected around the world.
GlaxoSmithKline of the UK confirmed it had sold 150m doses of a pandemic flu vaccine – equivalent to its normal sales of seasonal flu vaccine – to countries including the UK, the US, France and Belgium, and was gearing up to boost production.
GSK also produces Relenza, an antiviral medicine that reduces the length and severity of the infection, and is preparing to increase manufacturing towards 60m annual doses. The UK placed an order for 10m treatments this year.
One beneficiary of the fears about the pandemic has been Roche of Switzerland, which sells Tamiflu, the leading antiviral drug, and has seen a sharp rise in orders from private companies as well as governments.
A report last week from JPMorgan, the investment bank, estimated that governments had ordered nearly 600m doses of pandemic vaccine and adjuvant – a chemical that boosts its efficacy – worth $4.3bn (€3bn, £2.6bn) in sales, and there was potential for 342m more doses worth $2.6bn.
It forecast that fresh antiviral sales could boost sales for GSK and Roche by another $1.8bn in the developed world, and potentially up to $1.2bn from the developing world.
But there were also uncertainties for the pharmaceutical manufacturers. With demand likely to outstrip supply, and initial production suggesting that the yield for the pandemic vaccine is relatively low, they may face difficult choices in determining how much to supply to the countries seeking orders.
They are also under pressure to provide more drugs and vaccines for free, or extremely cheaply, to the developing world.
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Another Reason To Homeschool Your Children?
July/10/2009
http://www.nheld.com/BTN68.htm
Did you know? Mandatory swine flu vaccinations for school children may be implemented in your state come fall 2009.
Apparently, that’s what the federal government would like to see happen. On the website for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/07/20090709a.html) it was announced that the federal government is committed to “developing a national response framework and action plan” to prepare for a more serious outbreak of the swine flu in the fall.
Although the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website does not state that the vaccinations will be “mandatory”, it does say that the federal government is “partnering” with state and local governments in this effort. That’s primarily because the federal government inherently does not have any Constitutional authority to mandate that school children receive any vaccinations. That authority is a power that is left to the States and to the people pursuant to the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Over time, however, the people in most states have allowed their elected officials to implement state laws that do mandate vaccinations for school children. According to the Congressional Research Service, in a report released in 2005, http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/RS21414.pdf every state has a law requiring children to be vaccinated before they enrolled in a public or a private school. The report indicates that, generally, states use the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s schedule of immunizations as a guide, and require children to be vaccinated against a number of diseases. While most states’ laws do provide for parents to exempt their children from mandatory vaccinations, the exemptions are very limited. The Congressional Research Service report also notes that, at least in 2005, there “did not appear to be any regulations regarding the implementation of a mandatory vaccination program at the federal level during a public health emergency.” It remains to be seen whether Congress will enact legislation, unconstitutional or not, that may change that situation.
For now, at least, it would appear that the federal government is relying on a more familiar technique to accomplish its goals. It is, once again, dangling federal tax dollars in front of state officials to get the states to do its bidding. The Health and Human Services Department website notes that the federal government will make available to the states “preparedness grants worth a total of $350 million” so the states can “step up” their “preparedness efforts.”
It is also highly interesting for parents to note that the Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, also indicated in news reports that “no final decision has been made on whether to vaccinate Americans” yet because it “depends largely on studies with experimental batches…[of the vaccine] to see if they’re safe and seem to work…” (Emphasis added).
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/50356952.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUI
Not to worry, though. She hopes that “all goes well”. If it does, she added, the federal government would buy the vaccine from manufacturers and share it among the states to get it to the “targeted population as soon as possible.” Whom did she say was first in line for the vaccine? School children, of course, would be first. In fact, the federal government’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, “Schools are natural places” to offer those vaccines.
As can be seen, some questions remain to be answered in this scenario, not the least of which is, “Will the vaccines be safe for your child?” It’s hard to find the answer to that question, although the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. has on its website, some things to ponder. The website http://www.aapsonline.org/testimony/mandvac.htm contains a “Fact Sheet on Mandatory Vaccines”. Among the facts cited there are:
“The Centers for Disease Control admits that the reported number of adverse effects of vaccines is probably only 10% of actual adverse effects;”
“Rampant conflicts of interest in the approval process has been the subject of several Congressional hearings, and a recent Congressional report concluded that the pharmaceutical industry has indeed exerted undue influence on mandatory vaccine legislation toward its own financial interests;”
“The vaccine approval process has also been contaminated by flawed or incomplete clinical trials, and government officials have chosen to ignore negative results;” and
“Mandatory vaccines violate the medical ethic of informed consent. A case could also be made that mandates for vaccines by school districts and legislatures is the de facto practice of medicine without a license.”
Aside from the controversies surrounding the possibility of adverse side effects, the efficacy of the vaccine, and whether or not parents actually will be provided with sufficient information to offer informed consent, parents need to consider whether they will have any ability to consent, at all, before their children are required to receive the vaccine.
Before this fall, parents need to ask, “Is my state mandating that my child obtain the swine flu vaccine as a prerequisite to attending school? After all, the states already require children to receive other vaccinations as a prerequisite to attending school. Will the swine flu become just another one of the vaccinations already required?
An even better question to ask is, “Will the State be compelled to require children to receive the swine flu vaccine as a condition of the State receiving its share of the $350 million dollars that the federal government is providing to the States for swine flu preparedness?” That is the preferred method, to date, when the federal government wants to mandate the implementation of its will. Why wouldn’t the federal government utilize that same method when it comes to dictating what vaccinations your child will receive?
If the federal government does make such a deal with the States as a means to achieving its goal of having children vaccinated, what is a concerned parent to do? If a child cannot attend school, public or private, (private schools also already must comply with State imposed vaccination laws), without receiving the swine flu vaccination, and the parent objects to the child receiving the swine flu vaccine out of concern for possible adverse effects, the parent then either risks the child’s health, or risks the possibility of having the child be considered truant. Or, is there another solution? The answer to that is yes. At that point, the parent can choose to homeschool. Most state laws regarding vaccination only apply to children upon entrance to public and private school. They do not require children who are homeschooled to obtain those vaccinations. That’s because the purpose of vaccination of the population in public and private school is to stop the spread of the disease in that community where the children congregate in large numbers, and where it is more difficult to control the spread of germs and to maintain a clean environment.
The purpose of the vaccination no longer exists, however, at least not anywhere near to the same extent, when children are educated at home. Their numbers are smaller and their environment is easier to maintain in a relatively germ free manner. While normally homeschooled children are not recluses, in the midst of an epidemic there is no need to fear that they will either get, or spread, the infectious disease because the parents can regulate their contact with other children. Nor is there any need to fear that their education will suffer when their education takes place in the home in any case. Their parents likely will remain highly motivated to keep the children from exposure during the outbreak, while at the same time to continue their educational routine unabated.
While there are many diverse reasons why parents homeschool, and while it is still uncertain at this time whether swine flu vaccinations will become mandatory, come this fall, there may be one more very good reason why parents may choose to homeschool.
www.nheld.com
Attorney Deborah Stevenson - Executive Director of National Home Education Legal Defense – email : info@nheld.com
Judy Aron - Director of Research, NHELD – imjfaron@sbcglobal.net
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Flu Shot Facts -- Battling Influenza
Posted by Dr. Mercola
October 23 2007
Why do people get flu shots? Because they believe the advice of their doctors and health agencies who recommend the vaccines for most everyone, young and old.
Yet, many people are not aware of the real facts behind flu shots -- and their potential ineffectiveness, side effects, and harmful additives.
While it’s possible to find some positive data about flu shots, there is a significant amount of data from both mainstream medical journals and alternative media sources that question flu shots’ usefulness and efficacy. For instance:
"We‘ve got an exaggerated expectation of what vaccines can actually do," said one study author, Dr. Tom Jefferson... "I‘m hoping American and European taxpayers will be alerted and will start asking questions."
A study in The Lancet found that even among people for whom the vaccine is most recommended (the elderly), protection can be as low as 30 percent.
Only 36,000 Americans die from the flu infection each year, yet an average of 195,000 Americans have died each year from 2000 to 2002 due to potentially preventable, in-hospital medical errors. This means that “over five times as many people will die because they happen to be in the hospital and are unlucky enough to experience a preventable error, than will die from getting the flu, if the vaccine itself doesn’t put them in the hospital.”
The article’s author, research scientist Wilton Alston, sums things up by saying about flu shots, “At best it appears that one is opting to inject a foreign substance with likely only 25–45% effectiveness while hoping that no side-effects occur. (Anyone care to pay for the chance to play Russian roulette?).”
Dr. Mercola's Comments:
This article is packed with useful facts about flu shots, including some from yours truly, that you can use to inform any of your friends or loved ones who are still considering getting one.
Folks, we are in prime season for flu shots in the United States, so don’t be surprised if you see them being promoted everywhere from your doctor’s office to your local grocery store.
Some hard-hitting evidence was released last month that I think should make anyone think twice about them: flu vaccines have never been proven to prevent flu-related deaths in people over age 65, which is one of the key groups for which they’re recommended.
Let me say that again to make sure you did not skim over it.
Flu Shots Have NEVER Been Proven to Prevent Flu-related Deaths in Those Over 65.
You may also be shocked to learn that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grossly distorts the facts about flu deaths. If you go to the CDC’s main flu page, you’ll see their statistic that about 36,000 people die from the flu in the United States each year.
But if you search a little harder, you can find the actual number of people who died from the flu in 2005 (this is the most recent data that’s available). Want to take a guess at what it is?
In 2005, 1,806 people died from influenza, not 36,000. And in 2004, there were just 1,100 flu deaths.
The statistics the CDC gives are skewed partly because they classify those dying from pneumonia as dying from the flu, which is not at all true or accurate. For instance, their 2005 statistics lump influenza and pneumonia deaths together, at 62,804 deaths.
But broken down, there were 60,998 deaths from pneumonia and just 1,806 from the flu.
This will not stop the powers-that-be from touting their yearly fall warnings about this year’s upcoming flu season, and all the flu deaths that will follow. The media (which is largely controlled by corporations, many of which are making or selling the flu shots or the junk food that will actually make you more vulnerable to the flu) would have you believe that getting the flu shot is all you need to do to stay healthy all winter.
How to Prevent the Flu Without Getting a Flu Shot
For most people the flu shot does not make you healthy; it does just the opposite and weakens your immune system. It appears that some of you in the medical field are beginning to catch on to this, as less than 40 percent of health care workers got flu shots in 2006.
The reasons why the workers opted to not get vaccinated were right on:
They didn't believe the vaccine would work
They believed their immune systems were strong enough to withstand exposure to the flu
They were concerned about side effects
If you follow a healthy lifestyle, you will not have to worry about getting the flu. Take it from me -- I’ve never received a flu shot, and I haven’t missed a day of work due to illness in over 20 years. The key steps that I follow to stay flu-free, which I suggest you follow too, include:
Get plenty of sunshine or vitamin D
Eat right for your nutritional type, including avoiding sugar
Exercise
Get adequate sleep
Address emotional stress
Wash your hands regularly
Also, keep an eye out for my upcoming Special Report all about the flu and flu shots. It will contain detailed information for you and your loved ones to safely avoid the flu this year and in the years to follow.
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