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DRUG CORRUPTION, SWINE FLU + NEEDLESS DEATHS

In ALL ARTICLES on January 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

“one of the greatest medicine scandals of the Century”

Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, former SPD Member of the German Bundestag and now chairman of the Health Committee of PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council  of Europe)

European Parliament to Investigate WHO and “Pandemic” Scandal

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The Council of Europe member states will launch an inquiry in January 2010 on the influence of the pharmaceutical companies on the global swine flu campaign, focusing especially on extent of the pharma‘s industry’s influence on WHO. The Health Committee of the EU Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution calling for the inquiry. The step is a long-overdue move to public transparency of a…

“Golden Triangle” of drug corruption between WHO, the pharma industry and academic scientists that has permanently damaged the lives of millions and even caused death.


The parliament motion was introduced by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, former SPD Member of the German Bundestag and now chairman of the Health Committee of PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council  of Europe). Wodarg is a medical doctor and epidemiologist, a specialist in lung disease and environmental medicine, who…

considers the current “pandemic” Swine Flu campaign of the WHO to be “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the Century.”[1]


The text of the resolution just passed by a sufficient number in the Council of Europe Parliament says among other things, “In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards to alarm governments worldwide and make them squander tight health resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly expose millions of healthy people to the risk of an unknown amount of side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines. The “bird-flu”-campaign (2005/06) combined with the “swine-flu”-campaign seem to have caused a great deal of damage not only to some vaccinated patients and to public health-budgets, but to the credibility and accountability of important international health-agencies.”[2]

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FULL STORY HERE: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=16667

FLU SHOT CRIPPLES CHEERLEADER

In ALL ARTICLES on November 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm

That was the life that I used to know.

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On August 23, 2009, I received a seasonal flu vaccine at a local grocery store that drastically, and potentially irreversibly, altered my future. In a matter of a few short weeks I lost the ability to walk, talk normally, and focus on more than one stimuli at a time. Whenever I eat I know, without fail, that my body will soon go into uncontrollable convulsions coupled with periods of blacking out.

Each day is a battle to control the symptoms triggered by the flu vaccine and a reminder that my life will never be the same. I set up this site to tell my story and warn people of the neurological side effects than can result from vaccinations; especially knowing that in the majority of cases, these stories are seldom heard outside of immediate families and friends.

I hope everyone that reads my story will heed my warning and think very carefully, including seeking out consultations with your family doctor, before making the decision to receive a vaccination.

Had I known the full risks of my own flu shot back in August … had I been properly educated … I may have never suffered the painful consequences. Even more importantly, after I got injured, I felt I was written off by most of the medical community simply because they couldn’t figure out what was truly wrong.

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Baxter Admits Contaminating 72 Kilos Of Vaccine

In ALL ARTICLES on November 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm

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On TVN24 in Poland Baxter has admitted they contaminated 72 KG of vaccine material with the live bird flu virus.

As a result of handling this contaminated material in February, 36 people working for the labs Avir and BioTest had to be treated preventatively for the bird flu in hospitals in Austria and the Czech Republic, underlining that their health was threatened by the material in the opinion of medical experts.
Both Avir and BioTest have stated that the final purpose of the contaminated Baxter material was for use in regular seasonal flu vaccines, strongly suggesting the notion it would have been injected into people if it had not been detected by staff at BioTest.

The Times of India reported on March 6th that a global bird flu pandemic had nearly been triggerd by the Baxter material.

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Because Baxter is obliged under EU rules to handle the bird flu virus using biosafety level 3 or 4 precautions in its ultra modern biomedical facilities in Austria, an accidental contamination can be virtually ruled out.  No evidence has been presented by Baxter to prove otherwise.

Biosafety level 3 regulations apply to any virus that can cause a serious disease in human beings. The bird flu, a lab engineered virus, has a mortality rate of over 60%. The gigantic amount of 72 kilos of vaccine material was contaminated in Orth an der Donau.

It is not clear why Baxter had the bird flu virus in its vaccine production facilities in Orth an der Donau in the first place.

WHO supplied the bird flu virus to Baxter. For what purpose?

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SWINE FLU UPDATE OCT/NOV 2009

In OFF THE BEATEN PATH on November 1, 2009 at 1:29 am

I was going to write today about wellness being your first line of defense.  I’ll put that out tomorrow.  I just thought some of the articles that came out today were quite amusing.  We see that the World Health Organization may take several years to reduce the pandemic level 6 alert status.  Couple that with flu.gov posting that there are planning on instituting new measures at the airport to scan your body temp and evaluate your health before boarding a plane due to H1N1.  As if flying wasn’t inhumane enough already, now we have to put up with body scans and health questionairres.  Kurt Nimmo from Infowars put together a nice piece below that picks apart the facts vs the media spin and there is another article that will detail what to look out for from the media public relations machine over the next few weeks.  Below I picked apart a few ridiculous comments by the WHO and gave my two cents about the seasonal flu virus and what really causes it.  I’ve also included a link to an article where the WHO admits to releasing pandemic viruses into the population to gain fast track approval of vaccines.  In other words, pure evil!   Just a quick note:  Infowars.com is rebroadcasting their interview with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, considered as one of the experts regarding the swine flu and vaccines today.  You can tap into it at www.infowars.com and tie into the restreaming broadcast (click on listen to alex jones live now, itunes or windows media player).   Interesting Articles today:   WHO States Could Take Years to Lower Pandemic Alert Level http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSL9615772._CH_.2400 (This article really sets a precedent for the next several years that swine flu isn’t going anywhere or at least the control measures they put in place aren’t (see article below)- again, fear-mongering.  Having studied virology in college and having a basic understanding of biochemistry, much of what is covered by the WHO makes no sense whatsoever, however, it does create a climate of fear and sets the precedent for control measures as cited in the below article “Gov’t to use Swine Flu for Another Control Mechanism.”)   Some of the ridiculous excerpts from this article are as follows: “Eventually a pandemic virus becomes more like a seasonal virus and that normally will take something like two to three years,” Hartl said. “Once enough people either have been vaccinated or have contracted the virus, then it becomes more difficult to spread. It starts acting like a seasonal flu.” – It starts “acting” like a seasonal flu.”  So what exactly does this mean, acting like a seasonal flu?”  Next…. “Influenza viruses thrive in colder climates and normally pack the biggest punch in winter.” – Flu virus thrives in colder climates eh?  Why? Based on what?  Where does it hide in the heat?

MY TWO CENTS ON THE ISSUE OF SEASONAL FLU: Cold climates and seasonal flus.  So what happens here in the US in the cold fall and winter?  How about massive amounts of toxic intake of candy starting in Halloween, turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and coffee (one small token veggie on the side that no one eats) until we pass out on the couch at Thanksgiving, a week or two of leftovers, christmas parties, huge “wholesome and nutritious meals at Xmas”, lets not forget the physical stress of a drop in seasonal temperature, no time for exercise, a drop in hydration as we drink less water when its cold, a significant drop in Vitamin D as we no longer play in the sun, our skin no longer breathes out the toxins because its all covered up in multiple layers, and the multiplication factor of stress the holidays can bring and oh yes, last but far from least, an extreme embibing of healthy booze and finger foods on new years EVE.  And this year we can couple the stress of being at war with 3 countries (one private and not publicized) and a failing economy.  Then magically its flu season, and by golly gee, which strain is it going to be this year?  The Shanghai B, or the Shaghai A?  The bug, it got me, I’m gettin cold….TELL MA I LOVE ER!    Truth is, the flu “symptoms” are nothing shy of the same symptoms you would expect to experience if your body was poisoned, as it was from Halloween (maybe even earlier) through the entire holiday season.  The Truth is, when already compromised as most americans are from their standard american diet (SAD), the body goes into its own “healing crisis” and detoxes all the crappy foods, booze, sodas, stress and emotions of the holiday season.  Anybody who has embarked on a cleanse can attest to this.  Its self-preservation.  You can only poison your body so long before it has to pull the plug.  I think the argument has long been over.  You are what you eat!  And the disastrous results of the SAD diet are labeled as and blamed on a seasonal flu “virus.”  Is it really a virus that made us party hardy at the office xmas party?  Was it the thanksgiving virus that made us unbuckle our belt so we had room for pumpkin pie ala mode?  And it must have been the viruses in that last toasting glass of champagne we had on new years that you may or may not remember?  Or maybe it was the childrens candy we were piecing at around Halloween that was spiked with goblin viruses?  The truth is, the flu virus “causing” our seasonal illness is as phantom as the tooth fairy, as phantom as gouls and goblins on halloween and that the simple truth is; wellness, not your immune system is your first line of defense.  Imagine visiting New York during a trash strike and proclaiming “look at all the trash these viruses, I mean rats brought in!”  Of course that would be ridiculous.  The trash was there first, then the rats came.  Just the same its what orthodox medicine has been doing for years.  Pasteurs Germ Theory of Infectious diseases.  Agents we are supposed to fear, as they fly in on deadly air currents.  Its not the trash we’ve been packing away in our bodies for months that allows these microbes a nice envirnoment to multiply in, its the pathogenic deadly virulent flu virus thats to blame.  Even Pasteur admitted on his death bed “The terrain is everything, the microbe is nothing.”    Since practicing health, I haven’t “caught a cold,” succumbed to a “seasonal virus” or spent uncomfortable weeks coughing up green gobs of brochial infection in 3 going on 4 years. Something that happened annually to the point I could set a watch to it.  Just think of that phrase “catch a cold.”  Hello, are we still in 1825?  Yes, I’ve still heard the alarm bells going off at times with a sniffle, aches and pains, and general fatigue when I’ve embibbed in a few weeks worth of too much sugary goodness.  But I know at those times its time to cleanse out.   If you keep ramming crap into you, eventually its going to come out.  It will come out through your skin as night sweats and rashes, hot flashes and pimples.  It will come out of your butt as diarrhea and foul gas, it will come out of your nose and throat and lungs as nasty yeast and fungal mucous, it will collect in your gut and cause you to throw it up, it will cause you to feel stiff and soar and inflamed and feverish as the inflammation oozes from your lymph system to be dumped from the body etc etc etc.  All symptoms of the body being poisoned.  Not invaded by star wars looking protein particles.    The truth is, the flu virus isn’t the cause of your feeling like crap in January anymore than the rats brought in the trash bags to NYC.  Now, there is an element of truth to this germ theory.  If you have been trashing your bodies, your chances of succumbing to some microbe sooner than later are much greater.  But it will most likely start from the inside out, rather than some non-living virus particle that hides in the shadows during the OFF-season.  And where exactly does the flu hide in the off-season?   And then somehow sparks back into existence.  Is it like a fly in the cold?  Wait, thats right, the flu loves the cold, silly me.  Maybe it gets too hot in the summer and faints from heat exhaustion.  Then wakes back up when a cold splash of autumn chill smacks across its face?  Does it have a face?  No, but somehow it may mutate into some feverishly killer strain.  Biochemically, thats the complex equivalent of pigs growing wings so they can fly.  The CDC annouces that its only a matter of time before pigs mutate into deadly flying infectious squealing agents – we just don’t know when, but the best we can figure it will be hear just as the vaccines are ready!!!!!  More and more it seems like this pig is so ridiculous it may as well have wings.  Seasonal cold loving swine flu.  And by the way, the flu season follows the festive season all around the globe, not just in the US.  This from Tony Robbins himself who travels the world over, works with millions of people around the globe each year.  But  careful now, it could kill you.  So you should fear it!   I could puke!  The only thing you should fear is the propaganda put forth by the pharmaceutical industry pumping out these vaccines and your loving gov’t who they have as a business partner – and the chump media thats run by both those outfits -Thats my soap box rant for Oct 09, 2009.   And a word about the World Health Organization (WHO).  Would you really trust what an organization has to say that admits to creating pandemics through mock vaccines containing live virus to get fast track approval of vaccines?  Oh wait, didn’t they just add live virus to the Flumist?  Yes, they did, and while they say its attenuated “declawed” (gotta love it) and it can’t get you sick (well unless you are immunocompromised – see SAD above) the insert says, don’t go near immunocompromised people for 21 days.  Why?  Thought it was “declawed.”      WHO ADMITS TO RELEASING PANDEMIC VIRUS INTO POPULATIONS VIA MOCK UP VACCINES http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=488%3Awho-admits-to-releasing-pandemic-virus-into-population-via-mock-up-vaccines-&catid=41%3Ahighlighted-news&Itemid=105&lang=en Glenn Beck’s Slick Propaganda Segment on the H1N1 Vaccination This is a very well written article by Kurt Nimmo.  This is a must read.  Not only does it cover facts on the Nasal Spray Flumist, such as package insert warnings and contents, but also demonstrates the polarity between the Facts and the Media spin.  Contains a media youtube clip of the Glenn Beck show.   http://www.infowars.com/glenn-becks-slick-propaganda-segment-on-the-h1n1-vaccination/ The Public Relations Machine for the Vaccine Complex http://www.infowars.com/the-public-relations-machine-for-the-vaccine-complex/

Government to Use Swine Flu for Another Control Mechanism

Karen De Coster
LRC Blog
October 9, 2009

The government wants to take your temperature and/or scan you for the swine flu before you board a plane. In fact, they want you to have a “health screening.” From the Flu.gov website:

Due to the outbreak of H1N1 (Swine) flu occurring in the United States and many other countries, airport staff in some countries may check the health of arriving passengers. Travelers from the United States arriving in other countries may be checked for fever and other symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) flu, and their travel may be delayed.

According to the Militarized Flu Police, you may be asked to

  • Pass through a scanning device that checks your temperature. (The device may look like an airport metal detector, a camera, or a handheld device.)
  • Have your temperature taken with an oral or ear thermometer
  • Fill out a sheet of questions about your health
  • Review information about the symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) flu
  • Give your address, phone number, and other contact information
  • Be quarantined for a period of time if a passenger on your flight is found to have symptoms of H1N1 (Swine) flu
  • Contact health authorities in the country you are visiting to let them know if you become ill

If you have a “fever or respiratory symptoms” you may be asked to 1) be isolated from others, 2) submit to a medical examination, 3) take a rapid flu test with a nasal swab sample (!), 4) be hospitalized and given medical treatment if you test positive for H1N1.

I just listened to some nutcase proponent of this tyranny who was interviewed on FOX radio, and he called this “a sound public decision” and a “wise step.” The poor creep doesn’t “want to get on a plane next to someone who is sneezing and wheezing.” The analyst for FOX: “It does, in a way, make sense.” Indeed, we are living in sick times and we are surrounded by sick minds.

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Today we explore the truth behind the current tally of H1N1 cases, check global polls and see that an overwhelming majority DO NOT WANT H1N1 vaccinations and pose the question, “Why the state of National Emergency President Obama?”  You may want to know!  Check tomorrows Vaccine Alert!!! ————————————————————————————————————————————- CBS News Study: 80% of H1N1 Swine Flu cases not flu at all. CDC’s numbers completely exaggerated.    “If you’ve been diagnosed “probable” or “presumed” 2009 H1N1 or “swine flu” in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn’t have H1N1 flu. In fact, you probably didn’t have flu at all.” – CBS Click here for CBS News Webpage Sample Data: The numbers broken down.  The following table demonstrates the number of cases reported as H1N1 and the percentages that were confirmed H1N1, other flu and negative for any flu.  Bottom line:  the majority of H1N1 cases reported to the CDC were in fact, not H1N1, in fact, not flu at all.  So how is this happening?  Well, in confirmed reports, you show up, you have symptoms, you’re labeled H1N1.    State    Cases reported H1N1    %H1N1 Flu       Other Flu         Negative for other Flu Florida           8,853                            17%                                                       83% California      13,704                            2%                   12%                              86% Georgia          3,117                             2%                                                       97% Alaska               772                              1%                     5%                              93% So what we find here is a complete exaggeration of cases labeled as swine flu.  Through the link below, Dr. Mercola provides an excellent breakdown of the article as well as an expert interview with Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center. www.nvic.org/ CBS Reveals that Swine Flu Cases Seriously Overestimated

Posted by: Dr. Mercola
October 24 2009 | 190,640 views

Dr. Mercola Interviews Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center

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Mass Rejection Of Swine Flu Vaccine

Mass Rejection Of Swine Flu Vaccine Continues Throughout Europe

France:          Only 17% in favor of vaccinations down from 55% in Sept.  Nearly 1 in 2 clearly opposed Germany:       Only 13% in favor of vaccinations down from 51% in July. Austria:          Less than 10 people attend vaccine clinic in fourth largest city Salzburg. Luxemburg:   77% opposed to vaccinations, 15% undecided. Poland:          Only 3% plan on vaccinations in Krakow, one of countries largest cities. Similar attitudes for Danes, Finns, Spanish, Belgians and Dutch and British people.

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009

New Poll Indicates Mass Rejection Of Swine Flu Vaccine

October 23, 2009 by Infowars Ireland

62% of Americans will refuse jab due to safety concerns.

Pregnant Women Resist Vaccination

Infowars | Less than a third of pregnant women have taken the shot despite Gov’ts 16 billion propaganda campaign.

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“So why the National Emergency Mr. President?”

Obama Declares H1N1 Flu ‘National Emergency’

Reuters | The White House statement was similar to disaster declarations issued before hurricanes hit coastal areas.

So we see that for the most part, H1N1 is a complete non-event.  1000 deaths have been reported since March.  Thats little over 100 per month.  Seasonal flu comes in at 36,000 per year.  An avg of 3000 per month.  A National Emergency?  For what?  So for those of us who didn’t think it was possible that the mandatory vaccination and forcible quarantining legislation (Pennsylvania Drafts 2009 Mandatory Vaccination Law ) would ever go into effect because, well, they’ll never call a National Emergency, know this, its here.  Its said, its only to cut through red tape, but be skeptical.  Tomorrows post will tell you why.

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Today:  Why the National Emergency? / School Children Vaccinated without Parental Consent / Vaccine Deaths and Consequences —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Three More Children Injected Against Parents’ Wishes When does yet another “mistake” become a flagrant official disregard for parental rights? Another three children have been injected with the swine flu vaccine against their parents’ wishes as schools institute mass inoculation programs with little concern about consent.  In one case, it was exposed when one child was rushed to the hospital: Public school nurses give swine flu vaccine to kids without parents’ OK, sends child to hospital YouTube: Child vaccinated at school AGAINST PARENTS WISHES !

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Why the National Emergency? While it was demonstrated through the polls in yesterdays email that the masses are awakening, are we confident enough, are we convicted enough in our stances to fend off a flank attack coming from the blindside?  What do I mean?  It seems as though H1N1 is a non-event, as evidenced from the data discussed yesterday.  However, WE ARE under a state of national emergency.  If you remember from previous emails, legislation has been passed at the Federal, State and Local levels allowing for Mandatory Vaccinations and Forcible Quarantining.  And as we’ll see below, recent developments in the Ukraine, which have the WHO concerned could spark a worldwide lockdown.  Can you withstand the media fearmongering that may result and the task force Government Appoints Task Force To Handle H1N1 Vaccine Propaganda appointed to  “explain false alarms” to public when injuries “coincide” with shots.

YouTubeCongressman Ron Paul: The H1N1 ‘National Emergency’ Gives Power to ‘Quarantine Large Numbers of People’

Flank Attack: BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS?

On October 20, it was reported Mysterious virus kills 30 people in Ukraine (contains a video from Russia TV).  Mysteriously, Mexican flu (H1N1) was ruled out, as also detailed in the article posted to Infowars titled Ukraine’s Deadly Flu: Pretext for Mandatory Vaccination? In it, Ukraine Health Minister Vasyl Kniazevych told the National Radio Company of Ukraine that the virus is not H1N1. The article questions, Could the new influenza strain now emerging in Eastern Europe be a biological warfare agent? A grammatically poor, yet insightful article entitled Has Baxter International released a biological weapon? suggests that this new outbreak could be the result of a new virus manufactured in a laboratory setting by Baxter. Yet, Russia TV as well as numerous other mainstream media reports suggest that it is in fact H1N1.  Steve Watson from Infowars details this and other possible scenarios in Swine Flu, Mystery Virus Or Pure Hype: What Is Going On In Ukraine? Alarming though are the reports of aircraft spraying aerosols over towns in the Ukraine meant to combat swine flu outbreak: Panic in Ukraine, Authorities deny aircraft are spraying aerosols over cities, Martial Law expected . So far PM Announces Flu Quarantine of Nine Ukrainian Oblasts .  The WHO is currently sending a team to the Ukraine to determine exactly what is going on: Ukraine Mystery Outbreak Sparks WHO Concern as Disease Spreads.

I debated including the Ukraine stories, I’m not one for fearmongering, but I think its pertinent to cover these stories as it could set the stage for global lockdown. While it is yet to be determined whether there is reason for concern, its wise to anticipate. Whats curious about these stories is the confusion between the Ukraine Health Minister ruling out H1N1 and the media claiming it is in fact H1N1.  Could we be seeing an unveiling of a new biological warfare agent meant to scare us into getting our H1N1 vaccinations?  Could it be the pretext for mandatory vaccinations and quarantining?  It’s worth questioning.

About 18 months ago I posed a movie plot scenario where a viral outreak occurs (fabricated), forcible vaccinations and quarantines result (vaccinations as part of the internment) and most die.  The plot twist being that most die from the vaccine, not the virus, yet, the gov’t declares they got the viral strain wrong and that the virus was to blame.  Little did I know at the time that such a scenario could actually unfold.  In the face of fear, would you really want to go running out to get the shot?  Below are just a handful of articles I’ve pulled regarding the H1N1 vaccine results.  Again, curiously, these reports show up locally, but not mainstream.  Why is this?

Possible deaths from H1N1 vaccine reported in Sweden

Deaths in China from Flu Vaccination

Boy rushed to hospital after swine flu jab

Jerry Emmons Puyallup man paralyzed after routine vaccination

Congressman Ron Paul about the Swine Flu: People die from the Vaccines not from The Flu

Keep the faith and stay strong!!!



Swine flu vaccine linked to deadly nerve disease – a response

In ALL ARTICLES on August 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm

In the previous post you saw this:

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

Here is a response to this from a third party:

I have been saying for six months that the swine flu “hoax” is a ploy to sell a toxic vaccine that will kill more people than it helps.

Doctors say: “How dare I give medical advice!?”
My response to them is: “How can you call a disease that has killed only 2000 in six months an epidemic when EVERY YEAR flu kills 35,000 Americans?”
I don’t give a crap about those who are so stupid and believe their govt actually wants to help them, but I repeat for the Nth time:
“DO NOT ALLOW THE BASTARDS TO FORCE THIS POISON UPON YOUR KIDS.”
Thank God you don’t live in corrupt NJ which will kill 10-20 of its kids with this crap.   AND, you will see that NJ will NOT have a lower prevalence of swine flu than the rest of the country.
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Time will prove whether this is correct.  Personally, I hope it isn’t…but…as J. B. S. Haldane, the Scottish biologist, said:

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose… I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, by any philosophy.

What do you think? -dg

Swine flu vaccine linked to deadly nerve disease

In ALL ARTICLES on August 17, 2009 at 10:21 pm

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

By Jo Macfarlane

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

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

Prevention: Is the swine flu jab safe?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swine flu vaccines being prepared

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

America swine flu 1976

Halted: The 1976 US swine flu campaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I COULDN”T EAT OR SPEAK… IT WAS HORRENDOUS

Victim: Hilary Wilkinson spent three months in hospital after she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Hilary Wilkinson

When Hilary Wilkinson woke up with muscle weakness in her left arm and difficulty breathing, doctors initially put it down to a stroke.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hotline staff given access to confidential records

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

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

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

It could be a breach of the Data Protection Act.

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

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

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

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

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

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html#ixzz0OUsS3iSH

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

Asia Seeks to Stem Contagion as Swine Flu Spreads (Update1) – Bloomberg.com

In ALL ARTICLES on May 2, 2009 at 12:54 am
swine-flu

swine-flu

By Heejin Koo and Hanny Wan

May 2 (Bloomberg) — South Korea confirmed its first case of swine flu one day after a patient in Hong Kong was diagnosed with the disease, as Asian health officials battle to contain a virus that has spread to at least 14 nations on three continents.

“After a period of cell cultivation, we have deemed that the patient has contracted the virus,” Lee Jong Koo, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention told reporters today in Seoul.

South Korea this week raised its alert status, issued a travel “restriction” warning on Mexico, tightened checks on inbound travelers and boosted inspections of pork products. Hong Kong declared a public emergency after confirming its first case yesterday, one day after the World Health Organization said it may soon declare the world’s first influenza pandemic since 1968.

Hong Kong’s first swine flu patient is a man who arrived from Mexico on April 30, Chief Executive Donald Tsang said yesterday, urging the public not to panic. The government said today it moved 12 guests of the Metro Park Hotel, where the man stayed, to a holiday village prepared as a quarantine center.

Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control told 24 people who traveled on the same Shanghai-to-Hong Kong flight and later returned to Taiwan to quarantine themselves until May 7, it said in a statement last night.

Hundreds more cases of swine flu are suspected in New York, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand…

via Asia Seeks to Stem Contagion as Swine Flu Spreads (Update1) – Bloomberg.com.

FDA, FTC Warn Public Of Fraudulent 2009 H1N1 Influenza Products

In ALL ARTICLES on May 2, 2009 at 12:51 am

Yes!

Please,please wait until the FDA has evaluated these new products and deemed them perfectly healthy…like some of the other products they’ve approved…Raptiva, Vioxx, cigarettes, Swine flu vaccines from the 1970’s, etc.

Note:

Google “FDA” and “scam” and you will get 1.2 million hits.  Do you think they are all conspiracy nuts?  How about Dr. David Graham (senior drug safety researcher at the FDA) who blew the whistle on the Vioxx debacle.

Go Google the words “graham vioxx interview” and you will get 41,000 hits.  Here’s a small sample of the greatest hits parade:

The FDA’s suppression and intimidation of scientists is a threat to public health. Unless it changes, and scientists can speak without fear, they cannot defend the public,” he said.

“I would argue that the FDA as currently configured is incapable of protecting America against another Vioxx. Simply put, FDA and the Center for Drug Evaluation Research (CDER) are broken.” November 23, 2004 PBS Online News Hour Program

the corruption and crimes that take place every day inside the Food and Drug Administration.”

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Let he who is without sin, throw the first stone...FDA, heal thyself...those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...

FDA, FTC Warn Public Of Fraudulent 2009 H1N1 Influenza Products

ScienceDaily (May 2, 2009) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission are alerting the public to be wary of Internet sites and other promotions for products that claim to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, treat or cure the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The agencies are also advising operators of offending web sites that they must take prompt action to correct and/or remove promotions of these fraudulent products or face enforcement action.

“Consumers who purchase products to treat the novel 2009 H1N1 virus that are not approved, cleared or authorized by the FDA for the treatment or prevention of influenza risk their health and the health of their families,” said Michael Chappell, acting FDA Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs.

“In conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission, the FDA has developed an aggressive strategy to identify, investigate, and take regulatory or criminal action against individuals or businesses that wrongfully promote purported 2009 H1N1 influenza products in an attempt to take advantage of the current flu public health emergency.”

Products that are offered for sale to the public with claims to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, treat, or cure infections caused by the H1N1 influenza virus that have not been proven to be safe and effective for these uses must be carefully evaluated.

via FDA, FTC Warn Public Of Fraudulent 2009 H1N1 Influenza Products.

SWINE FLU EXPOSE 1977 & SWINE FLU PANIC 2009

In ALL ARTICLES on April 28, 2009 at 10:41 pm

SWINE FLU EXPOSE (1977)

SWINE FLU EXPOSE (1977) is a book by Eleanora McBean Ph.D., N.D.

You can read SWINE FLU EXPOSE (1977) here: https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/swine-flu-expose-1977-long/

Quotes by Eleanora McBean:

“TYPHOID MARY” WAS NEVER A CARRIER by Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.

Other Eleanora McBean Books:
[1977] Vaccination, The Silent Killer—-Honorof, Ida, and McBean.

[1977] Swine Flu Expose by Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.

[1957 CLASSIC] THE POISONED NEEDLE by Eleanor McBean

[1957] The Hidden Dangers In Polio Vaccine (Chapter 10 of Poisoned Needle) by Eleanor McBean

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Swine flu panic 2009

Read it here: Swine flu panic 2009

“Virus Mania is a social disease of our highly developed society. To cure it will require conquering fear, fear being the most deadly contagious virus, most efficiently transmitted by the media. Errare humanum est sed diabolicum preservare… (to err is human, but to preserve an error is diabolic).”—-Etienne de Harven

Swine Flu Mortality Explained

In ALL ARTICLES on April 28, 2009 at 10:22 pm

One of the reasons flu is so closely watched is because of the huge number of humans who come down with it every year. A small change in mortality rates (the percentage of people who die from a disease) can have a huge impact because the numbers are so large.

In an average year, according for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population comes down with the flu. For the purposes of this calculation let’s say it is halfway: 12.5%.

Twelve and a half percent of the U.S. population is about 37.5 million.

The CDC also reports that 200,000 people are admitted to hospitals in the U.S. for flu or flu-like symptoms every year.

Other researchers have calculated that on average, about 40,000 people die in the United States each year from the flu or complications of the flu. As a comparison, According to the CDC about 650,00 die from heart disease and about 550,000 die from cancer. Every year.

If 40,000 people die out of the 37.5 million who come down with the flu that is a mortality rate of a little over one tenth of one percent.

According to a Stanford University summary of the great flu pandemic of 1918, the mortality rate in that outbreak was about 2.5 percent – almost 25 times the mortality of a normal flu year.

So, to complete the discussion, if this Swine Flu has a higher than normal mortality rate, maybe even as high as 2.5%, and a normal number of Americans – 37.5 million – are infected with it then over 950,000 Americans would die of that flu strain.

If contagion rates are higher than average and this strain of flu is as virulent as the 1918 strain then well over a million Americans might die of it.

In Mexico, as of yesterday, 1,300 people had contracted the disease and 80 had died – a mortality rate of over 6 percent.

Hence, the concern.

via CNSNews.com – Don’t Cry for Me Influenza.

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