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H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine, Possible Side Effects and the Potential Dangers of Squalene

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UPDATE: November 13, 2009

The NVIC has just posted a Vaccine Ingredients Calculator for the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccine. You put in your weight, age etc. and the vaccine and click ‘calculate’. It will tell you how much mercury the EPA states is acceptable for you.

Click here to go to the VIC.www.vaccine-tlc.org/calc.html

I put my info in and it said that based on the EPA standards of mercury that I can handle would be 8 micrograms. The H1N1 vaccine has 25 micrograms.

UPDATE: November 10, 2009

Thank you, Anais, for sharing this.

A brave and highly educated spanish nun,doctor and theologian, living in a monastery, but very much involved in the matters of the world, explains the H1N1 flu. This is the clearest and most sensible information I have been able to find. Hope it helps everybody to make an informed and free decision.
More …

The youtube version is in 6 parts here.

UPDATE: November 3, 2009

Please go and listen to this interview! Very informative! Very good interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock: (Dr. Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. For the past 25 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from both practices to devote full time to nutritional studies and research.) http://articles. mercola.com/ sites/articles/ archive/2009/ 11/03/What- We-Have-Learned- About-the- Great-Swine- Flu-Pandemic. aspx Just a couple of things from the interview:

UPDATE: October 27, 2009

The shocking truth about why Obama announced a National Public Health Emergency in the US this weekend.

October 21, 2009
ALERT: Special Swine Flu Update

*UPDATE: 10/14/2009* -

(Taken from Peninsula – Palo Alto Daily News )

"…the current stock of U.S. swine flu vaccines does not contain adjuvants, according to Anne Schuchat, MD, in an informational video produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Schuchat does acknowledge that there is an emergency provision to use them — should the pandemic accelerate."

*UPDATE: 10/5/2009*According to the CDC, neither the 2009 H1N1 vaccine nor the 2009 seasonal flu vaccine used in the United States contains squalene.

A Glimpse into the Scary World of Vaccine Adjuvants

The U.S. government has contracts with several drug companies to develop and produce swine flu vaccines. At least two of those companies, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are using an adjuvant, Squalene, in their H1N1 vaccines.

Meryl Nass, M.D., who is an authority on the anthrax vaccine, states

“A novel feature of the two H1N1 vaccines being developed by companies Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline is the addition of squalene-containing adjuvants to boost immunogenicity and dramatically reduce the amount of viral antigen needed. This translates to much faster production of desired vaccine quantities.”

There is a difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ squalene. The difference is the way it enters the body. Injecting squalene is an abnormal route of entry. Injecting squalene into the body causes your immune system to attack ALL of the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.

According to the European website Without Concent :

What you don’t know can hurt you.

WithoutConcent is about informed concent. We promote transparency in the pharmaceutical industry and the governments that regulate it…because you can’t make good choices with bad information – or no information at all.

Clinical trials with "fast-track" swine flu vaccines that contain and adjuvant – substance that turbocharge the immune system’s response to the vaccine – are underway on four continents. The adjuvant is an oil called squalene, which causes incurable autoimmune disease in animals. Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks the body instead of defending it.

Over the past 35 years, scientists in laboratories like UCLA Medical Center and the Karolinska Institute, which awards the Nobel Prizes in Medicine and Physiology have published papers showing how squalene injected into rodents will cripple them. They used squalene to induce diseases like rheumatoid arthritis in animals (the animal version is called "adjuvant arthritis") in order to search for a cure in humans.

This website also states:

The European Medicines Agency report on GlaxoSmithKline’s new swine flu vaccine called "Pandemrix" says on pg. 17 that it contains 10.69 milligrams of squalene.

An appendix to the report says on pg. 29 that subjects injected with the vaccine suffered "Headache, Tiredness, Pain, redness, swelling or a hard lump at the injection site; Fever, Aching muscles and joint pain." It says these complaints were "very common" – occurring with more than 1 in 10 doses of Pandemrix.

In 1 out of 1,000 doses, subjects reported "Allergic reactions leading to a dangerous decrease of blood pressure, which, if untreated, may lead to collapse, coma and death; Fits, Severe stabbing or throbbing pain along one or more nerves and Low blood platelet count which can result in bleeding or bruising." In 1 in 10,000 doses, volunteers reported "Temporary inflammation of the brain and nerves causing pain, weakness and paralysis that may spread across the body; and Narrowing or blockage of blood vessels with kidney problems."

We’re not going to tell you what to do about this – except to get informed. Your health could depend on it.

According to Jeffry John Aufderheide of justgetthere.us

"As to my knowledge, this information is the first of its kind validating the ingredients and the intent to use them on the population. Buyer beware of this vaccine as we are likely to see an onslaught of damaged men, women, and children if there are forced vaccines. The ‘new’ experimental vaccine is certainly unlike any other that we, as Americans, have been exposed to in the past."

On Fox News, a Doctor recently said that the H1N1 Swine Flu virus is losing its virulence and the vaccine has levels of Squalene, even going so far as to say you would rather get Swine Flu than seasonal flu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1z7KSEnyxw

More video from the National Vaccine Information Center

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5wHP5zLcP4

I, for one, will not be getting the H1N1 vaccine. However, no matter what you decide to do, please be sure to educate before you vaccinate.

I have removed the ‘side effects’ listed in the vaccine insert. Please do your own research into this.

…"Vaccine Safety Testing Only Done for ONE Week Now we are being told that this new fast tracked, poorly tested vaccine is very safe and effective. The results of the testing on this vaccine were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.39 It is instructive to learn that the tests for safety and to assess complications lasted only 7 days after the vaccine, an incredibly short period of follow-up. Gullian Barre paralysis can occur even months after a vaccine as can seizures, behavioral problems and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. It is interesting to note that the authors of the safety study for our swine flu vaccine were all employees of the maker of the vaccine CSL Biotherapeutics and eight held equity interest in the company.39 This admission is part of the disclosure policy of the New England Journal of Medicine. It is always important to keep in mind when you hear about this vaccine being safe and produced just like the seasonal flu vaccine — What else do they not know about this vaccine that they will discover months, years or even decades later. Once injected with the vaccine and you develop a complication there will be little that can be done to treat the life-long degenerative disorder it produces. You will just be a sad story on 60 minutes."

For the amount of mercury given in the vaccines to be considered safe, I would have to weigh a minimum of 551 pounds (250 kilograms).

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  1. Kristin Loiacono says:
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    When I saw your post, I was alarmed. I looked around online for info on squalene and found the following information on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website. In a FAQ section about the H1N1 vaccine posted Oct. 2, 2009, it reads:

    “Does the 2009 H1N1 flu shot have an adjuvant or squalene in it?
    Adjuvants are agents that are sometimes added to a vaccine to make it more effective. There are no adjuvants (such as squalene) in either the 2009 H1N1 or seasonal flu shot used in the United States.”
    Here is the link:
    http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/vaccination/pregnant_qa.htm

    Be well.

  2. Teresa Allen says:
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    As far as I know, The U.S. government has contracts with several drug companies to develop and produce swine flu vaccines. At least two of those companies, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are using an adjuvant, Squalene, in their H1N1 vaccines.

    I am still researching this and will post an update once I find out if the US vaccines will, in fact, have squalene in them.

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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    Teresa: I am concerned that you are still resaerching an issue after you have published an article that will cause people to not get flu shots and possibly die. They will tell their friends and families? What is your background? Are you inmedicine? Law? We have enough problems in Amrerica with the FOX News folks saying whatever they want without regard to the facts. I say pull the article and explain what you don’t know to readers. Injury Board is about credibility and being 100% right on the facts.

  4. Dana says:
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    The CDC fails to mention that RIGHT NOW we don’t use the H1N1 containing Aduvants in the US. But in Canada, the story is a little different. The US did purchase vaccinations from Novartis, which DO contain adjuvants. So please consider that the CDC isn’t lying if they posted that piece *prior to* purchasing these vaccines. But now that we *have* purchased the vaccines containing adjuvants, watch and see just how long that piece will stay online.

    Please be well and don’t be naive. The CDC is infested with corruption. Get the facts, read the package inserts. They come straight from the manufacturer and the law says they must be factual, unlike the CDC’s website which is nothing more than one big advertisement for the pharmaceutical industry.

  5. Dana says:
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    Wayne, I hope you will at least read the package inserts. They don’t lie, unlike politicians and other government employees who have financial ties to pharmaceutical money.

    Our problem in this country is that we are becoming more and more unhealthy. No healthy person dies from swine flu! They may die from the TREATMENT, but if they are healthy, this flu is NOT DEADLY. It is MILD! We keep trusting drugs to do a job that our body was designed to do on it’s own. With each drug we inject or ingest, we make ourselves just a little more unhealthy. Taking fever reducers and vaccines do weaken the immune system. Over time, doing so will make the healthiest of children unhealthy.

  6. Teresa Allen says:
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    No, I am not in medicine, but I have researched quite extensively on this.

    The adjuvants and ingredients in the H1N1 vaccine are dangerous to the human body.

    I am just trying to get the word out there to be educated and well informed before you agree to allow someone to inject you with an unsafe and untested vaccine.

    Do some research into the 1976 Swine Flu ‘pandemic’ and the vaccine they used. ONE person died from the swine flu, yet thousands were injured or died from the vaccine.

    This H1N1 vaccine is dangerous. And the government has made it law that you will not be able to sue the manufacturer IF you develop side effects, are injured or even death occurs from being vaccinated.

    Just Educate Before You Vaccinate.

    The FDA and the CDC both also say that Gardasil is safe and that no side effects are linked to the vaccines…that is also a lie. There are hundreds of thousands of young girls falling ill and dying because of those vaccines.

    Please remember, this is all about Big Pharm and money. Billions of dollars are at stake here.

    Just do your research…find out the ingredients and how this vaccine has been made…that’s all I’m trying to say.

    I posted this article because I DON’T want to see many die from being vaccinated.

  7. Dana says:
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    The vaccines containing adjuvants are not being used in the US at this moment, but when supply becomes low, the dangerous vaccines with adjuvants *will be* used in this country.

    What everyone should know is that squalene has never been approved for use. Of course, thimerosal was never approved either but that doesn’t stop the FDA from approving vaccines tainted with it.

    Educate yourself on the corruption AND on the vaccine facts. Mostly, read the package inserts.

    Then ask yourself if you have a bigger chance of dying in your own bathtub – or if your chances of dying from the flu are greater.

  8. Ann Jackson says:
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    Simple Comment…
    I was not born with a syringe attached to my body…too many vaccines and brain damage occurs,
    as well as autoimmune diseases….
    I guess it’s one way of killing people off earlier, and getting addicted to the stupid drugs… nutrition, supplements, and detoxification are the way to avoid problems…
    Gulf syndrome totally related to the excessive vaccines….pancreatic cancer, diabetes also has relationship to vaccines…altheimers, related to flu vaccines…parkinsons related to flu vaccines…I could go on forever….
    Want healthy children??? Avoid the pediatrition and see a naturepath and homeopathic doctor…it has been my family’s road to recovering health….

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    H1N1 = Conspiracy?

    H1N1 notepad
    http://www.conspirare.net

    October 2009
    On October 1 2009, a former federal health minister dismisses as “crackpots and conspiracy theorists” those who would actively discourage Australians from having their swine flu vaccine’. October 2nd, the San Fransisco Chronicle publishes that ‘Everybody seems to be saying TRUST THE GOVERNMENT but it’s hard to trust the H1N1 vaccination campaign’ and on October 4rd, the Washington Post wonders ‘When the swine flu vaccine finally arrives this week, will Americans line up to get it?’ and CBS News writes about health care workers protesting the flu vaccine mandate. October 6th Foodconsumer publishes ‘Do NOT Let Your Child Get Flu Vaccine — 9 Reasons Why’ and writes that ‘modern medicine has no explanation for autism, despite its continued rise in prevalence. Yet autism is not reported among Amish children who go unvaccinated’. October 7th Healthnews writes that 72 percent are concerned about potential vaccine side effects and the Examiner writes that’ theorists believe that government may force people to take the vaccine’. October 8th Times&Transscript publishes that ‘a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal would be included as one of the substances in the H1N1 vaccine’, Medill Reports writes that Dr. Mayer Eisenstein is advising his patients to say no and is convinced that vaccines cause autism and the Los Angeles Times Blog publishes that media commentators Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have apparently fallen prey to the loony websites of the anti-vaccine folks and that Beck would do “the exact opposite” of what the government recommended and attend a swine flu party. October 9th, The Christian Science Monitor publishes that ‘the vaccine is opposed, moreover, by naturopaths and even a well-known epidemiologist’ and that Glenn Beck from Fox News has devoted hours to ask ‘why the World Health Organization, “Big Pharma,” and the government are hyping a pandemic’?

    Read the full article with all media references @ http://www.conspirare.net

    notepad publishing (a non-profit news agency based in Switzerland)

  10. Kristy says:
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    My son is two. He is very healthy and does not go to daycare. I am wondering even if he gets vaccine will he be protected from getting H1N1??

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    Kristy,This is a decision you, the child’s father, and your pediatrician need to make. The “facts” reported on Ms. Allen’s blog are from an anti-vaccine group’s website. Please get the real facts based on medical research when making this decision. As parents, we need to decide what is best for our families based on facts, not fear.

  12. Teresa Allen says:
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    Please look at the ingredients and the side effects of such ingredients and decide for yourself.

    All I am saying is Educate Before You Vaccinate.

    http://www.generationrescue.org/vaccine_information/

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    Teresa, Your update of October 5 contradicts your original post. You should re-state your version of the facts.

  14. Teresa Allen says:
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    In my post, I state that “At least two of those companies, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are using an adjuvant, Squalene, in their H1N1 vaccines.”

    I did not state that the H1N1 vaccine that is being used in the United States has Squalene at this time.

    If you do your own research, you will find that what I stated is fact.

    I do not understand what you are wanting me to ‘re-state’?

  15. Dana says:
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    Teresa, I believe that very often people are of a particular thought process and you can tell them to read the facts all day long but they won’t. If they did, they would likely want others to know the truth too. But as usual, the world is full of those who don’t read but instead listen to the media hype (that is what I consider scare mongering at its worst). Also in this country we are so brainwashed to believe anyone with a white coat. If we only knew about the brainwashing that goes on in medical school. Readers may want to look into just who writes, publishes and approves textbooks used in medical schools these days and consider the many conflicts of interests there. It’s almost as bad as the fact that a person can develop a vaccine and then sit on the very board that decides whether or not the vaccine is put to widespread use. I would call that a conflict of interest of the worst kind, most people would. But then most people don’t make tons of money off of pharmaceuticals.

    The flu shot is dangerous. Tamiflu is very dangerous, it reeks havoc on ones immune system. Getting this strain of the flu will offer the patient lifelong immunity…another little fact that you won’t hear on CNN or MSNBC. Does anyone ever even wonder why the truth isn’t being told???

    Start reading and you’ll begin to wonder about the truths, half truths and word-twisting – its not rocket science!

  16. Teresa Allen says:
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    Dana,
    Thank you for your comment. What you say is so true!

    If people would just do a little research on their own, they would see the truth.

    Since my daughters’ injuries from Gardasil, something that I was told by her doctor would be the best thing I could do for my daughter, and that there were no side effects other than soreness at the injection site, I now research EVERYTHING. And what I find is so shocking.

    If I had only researched into Gardasil beforehand, my daughter would still be the healthy, active and happy child that she was the day before we got the vaccine.

    I’ve learned SO much since then. And I am trying to get the word out to just Educate Before You Vaccinate. You owe it to yourself and your family.

  17. Dana says:
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    Yep, the US will probably use the vaccines with the very dangerous adjuvants…

    http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_13555627?nclick_check=1#

    I just hope its not the ignorant and lazy (and bought) media who will be deciding if we have an “emergency” or not…

  18. Dana says:
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    Teresa, I’m so sorry to hear that your daughter was one of the many vaccine injured. I guess you see now how the media fails to mention these adverse reactions. Reading the package inserts will make a big difference in anyone’s decision. It’s boring reading, but it will shock you – especially if you are standing in front of your doctor and realize that he or she has not bothered to read it. No, instead they tell you what the salesman from the pharmaceutical company told them. Shouldn’t it be required reading? I must the among the few who think so.

    I just heard a pregnant lady brag about getting her flu shot. It made me sick! I should have asked if she realized that it has not been tested in pregnant women, nor do they even have a tiny little clue as to how dangerous it might be to the baby. This horrid crap does pass the BBB and into the baby’s system. My OBGYN won’t give the shot unless the patient demands it — and here we have plenty of doctors pushing it, pregnant or not. Why are some doctors so ignorant about this shot and some are taking precautions? Oh well, if they wear a white coat then they know it all, whether they read the literature or not. Modern medicine in this country is pathetic!

  19. Teresa Allen says:
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    Dana, this is what I don’t understand when it comes to giving pregnant women these flu shots or any vaccine for that matter…

    They don’t want a pregnant woman to take ANY type of medication such as pain medication. They give them a list of ‘acceptable’ meds that they can take while pregnant. They say anything above Tylenol could harm the fetus. But yet they are pushing the flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine on pregnant women.

    Why aren’t they looking at the dangerous toxins IN these vaccines and what it could do to the growing fetus?

    I was at the hospital with my pregnant daughter yesterday. She was having severe cramping. The nurse started asking my daughter if she had the flu vaccine and then asked if she was going to get the H1N1 vaccine. My daughter said NO. I had to speak up and ask her the very same question that I just typed here. She just sat there dumbfounded.

    The ingredients in the H1N1 vaccine are dangerous, toxic to the human body not to mention that it’s been fast tracked through the FDA without extensive testing.

    After our conversation about this subject, the nurse stated “well we don’t even have the H1N1 vaccine here but we are told to ask the patients”.

    It just made my stomach turn.

    Everyone needs to Educate yourself before you vaccinate! Get the facts…how else can you make an informed decision without all of the facts?

  20. Dana says:
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    “She just sat there dumbfounded.”

    I have had that happen a few times. It’s almost as if they honestly never even thought about it. They blindly follow protocol without ever thinking outside the box. And the patient is not about to think for themselves or take their own health into their own hands.

    We trust anyone in a white coat but we don’t consider who trained those MD’s or where their textbooks came from…

    I don’t dislike doctors, I just dislike modern medicine. Sadly, its not all we’ve been brainwashed to believe it is. We all need to do as much research as possible. We have the tools so we are no longer dependent on those in white coats :)

    Anyone pregnant should seriously research the use of Pitocin, Misoprostol and Cytotec too. Just one intervention leads to another intervention which leads to more interventions which eventually can lead to c-section. If a c-section is not what you want then you will want to learn about all the many interventions used today. It’s no wonder we have such a poor infant mortality rate in this country!

  21. Irv Grunes says:
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    If one were to read the inserts on possible side effects of Aspirin no one would take it.

    All of the side effects are noted to cover the worst case.

    I will study the literature but I don’t like fear mongoring.

  22. Teresa Allen says:
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    This is not a case of fear mongering.

    These are facts. Everyone needs to investigate before they vaccinate.

    The ingredients in these vaccines are proven dangerous.

  23. JILL PAUL RN says:
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    Teresa, I admit, I have not read all of your reader’s comments but have to add my own. Today, I was confronted with transporting a patient from CCU with the potential diagnosis of Swine Flu. To give you some background, any patient transported out of our ICU/CCU in our hospital must be transported with an RN on a monitor and a transport aide to assist the movement of that patient. The diagnosis of Swine Flu will not be confirmed for 2 weeks for this patient. My team, donned paper gowns, a H1N1 mask and gloves. We then proceeded to attach a portable monitor and prepared to take him to the Cat Scan on the first floor – we were on the second floor. Before leaving the patients’ room, we had to disrobe ourselves of the paper gowns, the masks and gloves in the medical waste and proceed down the hall and elevator without this protection. Our policy states that you can not wear isolation protection gear in the hallways. My point is, we were exposed to his virus/swine flu just transporting him and not wearing the protective gear. He also was on a ventilator and not wearing a protective mask. This is reality in a hospital. How do you think the germs spread? This outrageous.

  24. Dana says:
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    I’ve been around long enough to know that when they resort to name-calling its because they have nothing else. ;)

    And maybe we shouldn’t take Aspirin for every little ache & pain. As a fever reducer, it has caused death in young children, that is why pediatricians tell us to use Tylenol and Motrin instead.

  25. Dana says:
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    “Our policy states that you can not wear isolation protection gear in the hallways. My point is, we were exposed to his virus/swine flu just transporting him and not wearing the protective gear. He also was on a ventilator and not wearing a protective mask. This is reality in a hospital.”

    Why do they have such rules about no protection gear in the hallways? (I’m curious.)

    Does everyone working in the hospital who is exposed to flu get the particular strain of flu their patient is diagnosed with? I’m just curious if anyone working in the industry may build natural immunity without producing symptoms.

  26. Chris says:
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    I’m in Vancouver, Canada and am concerned about getting the H1N1 vaccine. At this point, I am not planning to get it, but there is pressure. A young woman, 26, recently died in the area, previously healthy and with no known “underlying contributing factors”. And at least one person at my work has apparently just come down with the “swine flu”.
    Around 12 years ago, I received the series of 3 vaccines for Hepatitis B at work and not long after developed alopecia areata, which is an autoimmune disorder.
    This disorder seems to have abated after several years. But, I am concerned that I seemingly had such a reaction to a vaccine, and am very concerned another autoimmune reaction might occur if vaccinated again. (I have chosen not to be vaccinated for anything else since then).

  27. Teresa Allen says:
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    I understand how the germ spreads. It spreads just like the regular seasonal flu.

    This article is about the vaccine and the dangers of the adjuvants.

    Do some research into Vitamin D and ProBiotics.

  28. Teresa Allen says:
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    Chris, please do some research into the adjuvants and what they do once injected into the body.

    And to comment on the aspirin comment, yes, there are dangers associated with any medication.

    But the difference here is that vaccines are injected into the body, bypassing all of the body’s natural defenses.

    Do your own research. That’s all I’m trying to get across.

    The H1N1 vaccine has been fast tracked and rushed through the FDA. No long-term studies of the side effects from these adjuvants. The makers have been given immunity from any lawsuits that would arrise from injuries or death.

  29. Kent says:
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    Look at these two You Tubes please!

  30. Nick Carroll says:
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    Fact Check just came out with a detailed report about some of the misinformation being spread about the vaccine.

    http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/inoculation-misinformation/.

  31. Teresa Allen says:
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    The ingredients in the vaccine are dangerous.

    There have been many scientific studies on the adjuvants used and it is fact that the ingredients DO cause harm.

    Do your own research into the chemicals in the vaccine and decide for yourself.

    That is all I am saying. I would rather suffer for a few days with the flu than to be subjected to a lifelong sickness or autoimmune disease from the vaccine. But that is my own choice. Do your own research and get all of the facts, then decide for yourself.

  32. Teresa Allen says:
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    Notice in the package insert it states for use in persons ages 18 years of age and older..and also states Safety and effectiveness of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers or in persons less than 18 years of age. (8.1, 8.3, 8.4)

    They are strongly suggesting that children ages 6 months and older get this vaccine along with pushing it on pregnant women.

    Please read the H1N1 package insert here:

    http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM182401.pdf

    Taken from the package insert:

    INDICATIONS AND USAGE

    • Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is an inactivated influenza virus vaccine indicated for active immunization of persons ages 18 years of age and older against influenza disease caused by pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus. (1)

    USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

    Information is based on studies conducted with seasonal trivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine manufactured by CSL (AFLURIA).

    Safety and effectiveness of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers or in persons less than 18 years of age. (8.1, 8.3, 8.4)

    8.1 Pregnancy
    Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or AFLURIA. It is also not known whether these vaccines can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

    8.4 Pediatric Use
    Neither Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine nor AFLURIA has been evaluated in children. Safety and effectiveness in the pediatric population have not been established.

    Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is formulated to contain 15 mcg HA per 0.5 mL dose of influenza A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)v-like virus.
    The single-dose formulation is preservative-free; thimerosal, a mercury derivative, is not used in the manufacturing process for this formulation. The multi-dose formulation contains thimerosal, added as a preservative; each 0.5 mL dose contains 24.5 mcg of mercury.

    (1 mcg *microgram* is considered toxic to the human body. Each dose has 24.5 mcg of mercury)

    A single 0.5 mL dose of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine contains sodium chloride (4.1 mg), monobasic sodium phosphate (80 mcg), dibasic sodium phosphate (300 mcg), monobasic potassium phosphate (20 mcg), potassium chloride (20 mcg), and calcium chloride (1.5 mcg). From the manufacturing process, each dose may also contain residual amounts of sodium taurodeoxycholate (= 10 ppm), ovalbumin (= 1 mcg), neomycin sulfate (= 0.2 picograms [pg]), polymyxin B (= 0.03 pg), and beta-propiolactone (< 25 nanograms).

    13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY
    13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility
    Neither Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine nor AFLURIA has been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential or for impairment of fertility.

  33. Facebook User says:
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    I read a book named Vaccine A by Gary Matsumoto and it was about the compulsory vaccines given to many soldiers during the Gulf War. One of the ingredients was this squalene that is being discussed on here. In this book, soldiers and their families give first hand accounts of the effects of squalene. Many of them developed Gulf War Syndrome with severe rashes that turned into a skin eating disorder and non healing lesions of the skin. One family posted the video of their son, Scott Siefken, as he dies from this skin eating disorder. It can be viewed on the desert-storm dot com site. The fact that now, so many years later, I hear and read so much about this chemical and the possibility that is being used in a current vaccine for the general public is nothing short of HORRIFYING.

  34. Kelly says:
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    I had my one and only flu shot 9 years ago, when there was a panic and shortage of vaccines available. Thinking I was doing a good thing as a new mom, I wanted to avoid getting the flu and passing it on to my baby.

    The morning after, I woke with severe pain in my hands, knees, and feet. For months, I could not move without pain. I couldn’t pick up my purse, hold my son’s bottle, or type. My doctor said it was a “coincidence” and tested me for auto-immune disorders/arthritis, which always came back negative. I am still not 100% and have to be careful of overusing my hands, kneeling or lunging, and walking too long. I am convinced my body reacted to the squalene in that vaccination. (And not to mention…the year I got the flu shot was the only year I’ve ever had the flu!)

    My son is now 10 years old and has never had a flu shot. The schools are pushing the H1N1 vaccine and I am petrified. Am I a bad mother if I choose to avoid vaccination and he gets horribly sick? Or am I a bad mother if I choose vaccination and he ends up in pain like me?

  35. Dana says:
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    Kelly, I wouldn’t dare try to tell you what you should or should not do regarding vaccines, and I’m not a doctor. I have, however, studied vaccines extensively and I personally believe that the children who are dying from the swine flu were very unhealthy to begin with. Babies are getting 38 vaccines before the age of 18 months! With each and every vaccine, the immune system is damaged just a little more and a little more. So much so that when a vaccinated child gets sick, his immune system is not able to fight the disease. My first is partially vaccinated but my second child will never be. She is healthy and I have no doubt she is strong enough to fight this mild flu. I think my son is too, since he only got a few of the vaccines and we started after his immune system and myelin sheath was mature (after 2 years of age).

  36. Dana says:
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    Fact check seriously needs to check their facts and perhaps learn how to read Scientific articles as well. I’m wondering if they even know what a package insert is…

  37. Teresa Allen says:
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    Dana, I agree. I have also researched vaccines extensively but am also not a doctor.

    Everyone has to do their own research into the ingredients in each vaccine and decide for themselves what is right for their children. I do, however, disagree with forced vaccines and taking the ‘choice’ away from the parents. It should be the parents’ right to decide what is injected into their own children.

    I do believe that babies and very young childrens’ immune systems are fragile and are developing and to inject adjuvants into their small bodies at such early ages before their immune systems are fully developed is dangerous. Especially giving newborns Hep B within hours of birth and then the Vitamin K…too much research showing the damage that both can do to their systems.

    But, again, I am not a doctor. Just a mother that has researched and learned way more than I ever wanted to know since my own daughter has been injured from the Gardasil vaccine. It forced me to dig and research, night and day. What I learned was things I wish I had known years ago.

  38. Teresa Allen says:
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    I just received an Alert email from Dr. Mercola.

    Here is the email and the link:

    October 21, 2009
    ALERT: Special Swine Flu Update Urgent and vital information you need to know about the massive amount of disinformation that the media has recently escalated as best demonstrated by 60 Minutes segment on Swine Flu which aired this past Sunday. Normally our editorial process has us test, research and review articles over a three week period before it finally reaches the newsletter. However, this article is an exception which is why it is coming out as a special alert.

    Read my special report on this vital topic so you can avoid deception and manipulation by the conventional media. The last time we sent out a special report like this over one million people viewed the page and it was the sixth most viewed page on the Internet that day.

    So our apologies if our servers are not giving you the page as quickly as you would like. Just be patient and keep trying.

    ALERT: Special Swine Flu Update
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/21/Special-Swine-Flu-Update.aspx

    Read more: http://www.injuryboard.com/national-news/h1n1-vaccine-protest-planned-at-cdc-headquarters.aspx?googleid=272992

  39. JChretien says:
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    The report you linked to is for H5N1, not H1N1, and it bothers me that it is not hosted on the actual EMEA site. The EMEA webpage, meanwhile, clearly recommends vaccination: http://www.emea.europa.eu/influenza/home.htm

  40. Kelly says:
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    Thank you Dana. I am one of those mothers who blindly followed the vaccination routine when my son was born, but wised up after my own bad experience with the flu shot.

    I talked with my son’s pediatrician today and his office is not even taking patients who think they may have the virus. They are simply calling in a prescription of Tamiflu. I’ve heard this same story from many parents and doctors. So theoretically, few doctors are even checking to see if an illness is swine flu, seasonal flu, or just a really bad cold. That’s how “concerned” they are about this virus. And yes…the children who have died were either in poor health already or had inadequate or no health care.

    I also called my county Board of Health Department and no one could or would tell me what is in the vaccines OR which manufacturers have supplied our vaccines. Why the secret if it is safe and adjuvant free?

    We are NOT getting the vaccines. Thank you for letting me vent!

  41. R.Smitty says:
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    What a relief to find this site and read my fears from others. I asked my 2 children what they thought about the swine flu vaccine, my 12 year old stated he didn’t want it because it hasn’t been tested enough to know any side effects…bright kid. I left the decision up to my kids and they flat out said No vaccine. My husband, my kids, and myself have Never had a flu vaccine of any kind.. and knock on wood we’ve never had the flu. I do research alot now after getting an antibiotic w/o research and I ended up in the ER looking at surgery. So, I thank all of you for putting yall’s experiences out there so others like myself can read.

  42. eleven says:
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    Here are some interesting facts about the lack of scientific studies done on the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine. Read the whole article, especially the last page which talks about how doctors in the 80’s and 90’s refused to allow double-blind studies to test their treatment for advanced breast cancer…and once they finally did do the tests they found out that treatment was actually killing patients. The same arguments are being used to NOT test the flu vaccine.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200911/brownlee-h1n1

  43. Dana says:
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    Kelly, Tamiflu will take a toll on the immune system as well. If my children get the flu (of any kind) I will allow their bodies to do what they are designed to do – heal. Drugs do not heal, with the exception of some antibiotics, but then only if they are used for the right type of sickness, flu is not one of them. The only advantage of Tamiflu is to get over the flu faster so you can get back to work/school. The toll it takes on the immune system is not worth it (it’s only a few days). I just wanted to let you know, just in case you or someone in your family does get the flu. Here are just a few studies regarding Tamiflu and children:

    http://www.breakingnews.ie/World/eycwcwaumhau/rss2/

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/Swine_flu/article6734056.ece

    package insert: http://www.rocheusa.com/products/Tamiflu/pi.pdf

    frightening thoughts about our water supply –

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/drug-resistant-influenza/

    The best thing we Moms can do for our children is to feed them unprocessed whole foods and try to get at least 10 minutes of sunshine every day, whenever possible. Tamiflu is bad news, don’t trust it, trust the designer of your body instead. :)

  44. Dana says:
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    Teresa – I love love love Dr. Mercola so don’t get me wrong when I say this: If you bring up his name, Dr. Blaylock, or any of the doctors who don’t believe in pharmaceuticals, but instead believe in diet – you will often be chastised. Especially if one of the pharma-mafia’s goons are reading your posts. It took me a while to figure out who has been blacklisted and who has not YET been blacklisted. As a general rule though, any researcher, doctor, or scientist that threaten big-pharma has been blacklisted, or soon will be. Whether they are an actual threat or not, is laughable, but the pharma-goons don’t see it that way. :)

  45. Teresa Allen says:
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    Dana, it’s a sad world we live in huh?!

  46. Dana says:
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    “Dana, it’s a sad world we live in huh?!”

    Ain’t it though! Greed is truly evil in today’s world.

    If I haven’t already, I want to invite you to a board where some really lively debate takes place. Some of the women are so incredibly knowledgeable regarding the truth about vaccines.

    http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppvaccinedb/

    I have learned soooooooo much from being a member there and the discussion always includes peer reviewed articles because most of us know better than to post articles by Dr. Mercola, lol.

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    For years I have been following advancement of the H5N1 Avian Flu strains… http://www.healingnews.com/Healing_Flu_article101.html

    Last spring this latest H1N1 type A Swine influenza led to follow-up research… http://www.healingnews.com/Healing_Swine_Flu_04282009.html

    The latest update is research regarding advancement of vaccine programs, building natural immunity, etc… http://www.healingnews.com/swine_flu_vaccine_programs_1109122009.html

    So far the “Mother Site” http://www.HealingNews.com is totally non-commercial, with countless links to pertinent health and healing articles. When budget and time permits site will keep improving.

    Dennis Knicely Editor / Publisher

  48. I.S. says:
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    Firstly, I’m a researcher working for a major multinational manufacturer of vitamins and nutritional products so it would be in my interest to support the “no drugs” line. Secondly, I don’t normally post comments but the ill informed nonsense here has enraged my intallectual indignation enough that I felt compelled to reply.

    Let’s get one thing straight here – squalene adjuvants might be a novel inclusion in vaccines used in the United States but they are commonly used in British and European vaccines and are accepted as safe by the WHO.

    The adjuvant in question has been used for a number of years in vaccines against both avian and seasonal flu with no serious side effects. Incidentally, the H1N1 vaccine is essentially identical to the seasonal flu vaccine which is given to billions of people worldwide without any serious health effects.

    “Proven dangerous”? Given the weight of clinical evidence (as opposed to the worthless anecdotes related here) my considered scientific opinion is that they are as safe as any other active compound. The vast majority of the world’s scientific and medical communities agrees.

    It is, of course, a matter of personal choice whether to make use of these vaccines and I agree that the dangers of H1N1 are small but to be honest, if you worry about adjuvants, you might as well worry about fluoride in your drinking water – but hang on, you proabably do.

    By all means educate yourselves – it might make you less likely to listen to scaremongering.

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    There was a case just a couple of weeks ago that involved a fifteen year old that died of H1N1. This child ran track, and was very healthy. According to the media and his doctor, he died because he really had never been sick before, and had no build up of immunities. What do you think of that?

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    Teresa-

    My research shows that adjuvants are not being used currently in the U.S. formulations. Adjuvants were purchased by the HHS at more than $400 million, but are not being used unless they find there is not enough flu vaccine to go around.

    I’ve checked with FDA, the source Dr. Mercola quoted as well as Novartis.

    If you have any different fact-based information, please share it.

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    This is taken from my friend, Cynthia Janak (www.cynthiajanak.com)

    Here is the full ingredient list for Pandemix. I do want to mention that it is propagated in eggs. Excipients: It contains 5 micrograms thiomersal, Suspension vial, Polysorbate 80, Octoxynol 10 , Thiomersal, Sodium chloride (NaCl), Disodium hydrogen phosphate (Na2HPO4), Potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KH2PO4), Potassium chloride (KCl), Magnesium chloride (MgCl2), Water for injections, Emulsion vial: Sodium chloride (NaCl) 8, Disodium hydrogen phosphate (Na2HPO4), Potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KH2PO4), Potassium chloride (KCl) and Water for injections.

    “Public health experts acknowledge there will be people on the fence over receiving the H1N1 shot. But Perry Kendall, B.C.’s health officer, assured Canadians in a conference call this week that the government is looking out for their safety.” Now I want you to tell me how putting all these chemicals into your body is safe?

    In regards to what Canada’s chief public health officer, David Butler-Jones said and I quote. “Immunization is the only thing which will stop the pandemic and prevent however many people from needlessly becoming ill.” Many renowned scientists are finding that a proper pH balance in the body helps to prevent disease. I reference Dr. Otto Warburg, Dr. Brewer and many others that are finding this to be true. In essence, a better diet with pH balancing foods and vitamin supplementation is what is needed and not a vaccine.

    “They stressed that the vaccine doesn’t contain a live virus so you cannot contract influenza from it.” If Pandemrix by GSK is being used then it has a ‘split influenza virus, inactivated’. So, per se, the virus is whole but it is just deactivated with a detergent solution. If this process is not done correctly you could end up with an attenuated virus which is partially deactivated or you could say muted.

    “There were claims that squalene, used in the anthrax vaccine, was to blame for Gulf War syndrome.” Here is some scientific reports about squalene. “One published report has suggested that some army veterans who received anthrax vaccines developed anti-squalene antibodies and that these antibodies caused disabilities.” http://www.who. int/vaccine_ safety/topics/ adjuvants/ squalene/ en/index. html “These results suggest that the production of ASA (anti-squalene anti-bodies) in GWS patients is linked to the presence of squalene in certain lots of anthrax vaccine. 2002: Asa Pamela B; Wilson Russell B; Garry Robert F, Antibodies to squalene in recipients of anthrax vaccine. Experimental and molecular pathology 2002;73(1):19-27.” “Squalene is a cholesterol precursor, which stimulates the immune system nonspecifically. We demonstrate that one intradermal injection of this adjuvant lipid can induce joint-specific inflammation in arthritis-prone DA rats.” (American Journal of Pathology. 2000;156:2057- 2065.) © 2000 American Society for Investigative Pathology The Endogenous Adjuvant Squalene Can Induce a Chronic T-Cell-Mediated Arthritis in Rats

    “Canada’s vaccine uses an adjuvant, which consists of squalene (shark liver oil), DL-alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) and polysorbate 80 (an emulsifier also used in ice cream).” Squalene was previously addressed. DL-alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) “Rats treated with weekly oral doses of about 50 mg of a vitamin E concentrate were found to have fatty changes in the liver. In addition, intimal sclerosis of the aorta was seen, with the over-development of collagenous tissue at the base of the aortic valve and in the medial coat of the aorta (Marxs et al.,1947).” “Rats given high doses of alpha-tocopherol had elevated liver cholesterol levels and altered tissue fatty acids (Alfin-Slater et al., 1972).” “Vitamin E depressed body-weight gain at concentrations of 10,000 and 25,000 IU/kg diet, and increased relative heart and spleen weights were seen at 8 months and 16 months, respectively. (Yang & Desai, 1977).”

    Polysorbate80 is another good one.
    Here are some studies. “PubMed.Gov a service of the U.S. Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, a report shows that neonatal rats were injected with small doses of polysorbate 80 and the results were major effects on the reproductive organs of the rats, resulting in infertility.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8473002?dopt=Abstract” “PubMed studied Polysorbate 80 in an intravenous vitamin mix given to a pregnant woman who suffered anaphylactic shock where polysorbate 80 was identified as the causative agent, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16400901? dopt=Citation” “yet another study showed two patients who developed hypersensitive reactions to red blood cell growth hormones and subsequent skin testing indicated polysorbate 80 as the culprit. This finding might have implications in the recent increase in the incidence of pure red cell aplasia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15958049?dopt=Abstract”

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    Teresa- Please answer my question about adjuvants. I do not see from your list of ingredients that adjuvant is in there.

    Specifically, which ingredient are you pointing to as an adjuvant?

    Thank you.

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    “they are commonly used in British and European vaccines and are accepted as safe by the WHO.”

    And of those people at the WHO who deemed that this adjuvant is safe – how many of those have NO financial ties to pharmaceutical companies?

    That is a grand conflict of interest that I’m not willing to simply dismiss. I’m not one to trust any person wearing a white coat, unlike some. So ask yourself why these people would tell you one thing and then the package insert tell you something entirely different?

    “The adjuvant in question has been used for a number of years in vaccines against both avian and seasonal flu with no serious side effects.”

    Really? You might want to “research” the package inserts. The adverse reactions are very plainly listed. And if you need help figuring out how to search the VAERS database, let me know, I can help you with that.

    “The vast majority of the world’s scientific and medical communities agrees.”

    Really? Can you prove that they agree? Because anyone able to read plain English or whitewashed English does not read the same as you…copy and past the sentences and see how many definitive words you find, all I can find are a bunch of sentences with “maybe” and “might” – nothing proven, nothing concrete at all. And before you go to too much trouble, you may want to research a little further into who DESIGNED said studies, who CARRIED OUT said studies and who REPORTED on said studies. Again, how many of those people have no financial ties to the industry?

    “worthless anecdotes”???

    So you have never read a package insert then? Ever??? Obviously!

    Yes, by all means, educate yourselves and ask why anyone would want to spread the truth about the harmful side effects that can happen. And while you’re at it, pay attention to who wrote what you are reading…a ghost writer perhaps? Ask yourselves why those scientists need someone else to write for them. Then ask yourself what could possibly make a person lie? Ask yourself that question about the person who DOES have financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry an those who don’t.

    This researcher obviously makes his/her money from this industry – I don’t.

  54. Dana says:
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    The fact that a fifteen yr old who died was healthy or not healthy, is subjective. You may think a kid who has had 38 vaccines before the age of two is healthy, I don’t consider that child healthy. You may think that a child who is constantly dosed with ADHD drugs or Asthma drugs healthy, I do not. I am also curious about the treatment the child received. I know that often the death certificate may say that a self-limiting disease killed a child but the truth of the matter is that the child was killed by the treatment given in the ER or at home, or both. Now what are the exact circumstances in which you decided this child was “healthy”? What was he given for fever? How much fever reducer was he given? Did they bother to ask before dosing him again at the hospital? There are all sorts of questions that would actually determine how healthy this child was, underlying medical issues are often unknown at the time of death. So, you can’t just assume its as simple as that. My entire family had H1N1 and we survived it! So obviously, this disease is not as deadly as the fear-mongerers need you to believe.

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    I believe the only thing that is going to come from all this H1N1 flue/vaccines is that you now have millions of people out there getting vaccinations, some even double taking flu & H1N1 vaccines and in time, hundreds and thousands of people are going to start showing side effects that are going to be in such high numbers that it will be impossible to deny that it is from the vaccines. The number is going to be so high that of course the gov isn’t going to let people sue the drug companies. But guess who will pay? All of us, even we the people who didn’t believe in vaccinations …. because these people are going to end up on disability. I wish I was wrong, but I am not. Then and only then will we finally know how dangerous vaccines are.

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    “The number is going to be so high that of course the gov isn’t going to let people sue the drug companies.”

    Oh our government thought of all that long ago. They made it impossible for you to sue a drug co over vaccine damages. Now, if you have a claim, there’s a special court set up JUST FOR THAT. It’s pathetic and its unconstitutional. Our gov is not about good health, you can bet on that. We the people are not being protected, the bank accounts for certain groups ARE.

  57. Jim Bramhill says:
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    Dick Cheney owns considerable stock in Glaxo-Smith-Kline,the producer of the H1N1 vaccine …need I say more?

  58. Dana says:
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    I think it should be illegal for those in office, those working for the CDC, the WHO and the FDA to own stocks in pharmaceuticals! There are enough conflicts of interest going on, without all the financial conflicts adding to the problem!

  59. SESmith says:
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    There have been a number of deaths in our 2-state area that have been attributed to H1N1, and some of those were people with no underlying health problems, including a mother who had just given birth, a child, and a man in his 30’s.

    I think it is ridiculous to keep repeating the SAME argument over and over in your blog, by pretty much the same 3 or 4 people, when there is evidence to the contrary that vaccines save lives. HELLO – Polio vaccine, smallpox vaccine – people died by the thousands from these diseases before vaccinations were available. Did this one rush to the market? Maybe. But flu shots are pretty standard, they deal with a different strain every year or so, so I think the scientists probably have a clue what they are doing.

    Go ahead and skip your H1N1 shot – leaves more for the people who want them. It is a crime to leave your child susceptible to diseases that can be prevented. Yes, there are adverse reactions to medications for some people – but then again, some people are allergic to flowers or the sun or other naturally occurring things in our environment.

    Stop trying to scare people, or come up with some more substantial data to back up your WARNING.

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    “But flu shots are pretty standard, they deal with a different strain every year or so, so I think the scientists probably have a clue what they are doing.”

    Maybe because you have not read all the literature which proves vaccine failure. Both Primary Failure AND Secondary Failure. It’s obvious that you have not read anything at all. If you had, you would know that yes, those “scientists” have been wrong on occasion!

    They get it wrong ALL. THE. TIME.

    You have a lot to learn. Why don’t you start with studying the spread of disease. And consider that many diseases we do not have a vaccine for, have never had a vaccine for, have mysteriously DIED OUT. To save you time – how about you consider that when UNHEALTHY people die from a disease that doesn’t usually kill people, then there MUST be a reason for it! Could it possibly be the weakened immune response of a person who indulges in bad diets and every single pharmaceutical ever offered to them. You consider that person healthy? Because the word “healthy” is very subjective! A baby who was given 38 vaccines before the age of two years, is not what I would consider healthy either!

    You could learn by reading something NOT produced by the manufacturer of this vaccine!

  61. Dana says:
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    “Stop trying to scare people, or come up with some more substantial data to back up your WARNING.”

    You mean more substantial than the package insert? Have you read *anything* posted here??? Maybe you should.

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    Talk about a bunch of paranoid people! If you are so worried about vaccine failure, and every little ingedient in them, then I am guessing that you also stay locked up in your homes all day. I would be more worried about brake failure in my car, stop light failure at an intersection, germicide failure in your hand wash and organic tainting in your special fruits and veggies, and the very air your breathe when your air purifier fails. Get off your high horses and go find another worthy cause. People are starving….find ways to feed them!
    You are living in fear and putting yourselves in far more riskier situations on a daily basis.
    GO LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE……

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    Hi Everyone,

    This is an e-mail chain that has endured.

    Clearly there is passion on all sides of the debate. Regardless of your own beliefs, I think we all can recognize and agree that we live in a country in which we can do a certain amount of our own research and make our own choices.

    I encourage you do to do that research and make the best choice for you and your family. I did find a document about vaccine ingredients from either the FDA website or one of the makers of the vaccines, and it did mention Squalene. If I can find it again, I will provide the link.

    In the meantime, let’s remember to relax and treat our neighbors — be they actual or cyber neighbors — as we would like to be treated.

    Be well.
    Kristin

  64. Dana says:
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    Wow. It’s no wonder the people of this country are getting dumber with every generation. It starts with people who don’t read a thing, but still have opinions anyway…

    Where does such a mentality come from??? Ignorance is bliss, is that it???

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    It’s almost as if people FIGHT education in this country…”oh please, please, please don’t educate me, I don’t wanna know…”

    Get your heads out of the sand. Read the package insert. Learn what a package insert is! Then, if you want to vaccinate, then, go for it. How hard could it be? This blog was obviously intended to make people want to READ, because obviously, they do not. Some are too busy with their opinions, and attacking those they don’t even know and will never meet…pathetic!

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    “when there is evidence to the contrary that vaccines save lives. HELLO”

    If you care to learn anything at all – that right there would be the place to start. Find some evidence to back-up that claim. You won’t.

    Prove that vaccines have saved lives. Show me one single study or reputable piece that proves this nonsense. (Please don’t offer an opinion piece or an advertisement.)

    Most of the diseases for which we have a vaccine are self-limiting diseases. Yes, that’s right, self-limiting —- not deadly.

    History tells the truth and if you look at data compiled for many different areas, you will find that almost everywhere in the US, most of these vaccine-available diseases were of no threat by the time they released the vaccine for mainstream use. Because of recent environmental changes, the numbers of death by disease were declining. Now, thanks to the shedding of vaccines, those numbers are rising again, along with Autism and other neurological and autoimmune disorders.

    And you know what they WON’T do? They won’t study the diseases to find out which is more prevalent in society today. Take chickenpox for example, it’s either the vaccine strain of the chickenpox — or it’s the actual wild (natural) strain of the chickenpox. Why won’t they do these studies? Are they too busy trying to prove their product works and can’t be bothered by proving that it’s safe?

    Can they be bothered to explain the rash of shingles cases among today’s youth???

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    I am sorry that you feel that way, KMC, but I am not trying to ‘scare’ anyone.

    I posted this blog in order to ‘educate’, not to scare. And if you would read what has been said here, you would see that I have only said to ‘educate yourself before you vaccinate’.

    I live my life and I do not lock myself in my home. The environmental issues that you brought up are things you can only do so much about. But vaccines are something that you can avoid if you choose to. The dangers of vaccines are REAL and every parent should know what is being injected into their children instead of just ‘trusting’ the doctors and the scientists.

    These doctors and scientists are PAID by the pharmaceutical companies to push the vaccines. Most don’t even read the inserts or even know what is IN the vaccines!

    It is our job as parents to educate ourselves on these issues. How else can you make an informed decision?

    This blog was not started to scare anyone. It was only to give the information and then whoever reads it can do what they like with it.

    I suggest that if you dont want to find out the truth or that you disagree with this blog that you just move on to another one. It is totally up to you what you do with the information given.

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    Wow, Dana, do you YELL A LOT IN PERSON ALL THE TIME??!?! This is not a site for education and sharing of opinions, as Teresa has stated, because you are on here beating everyone up! I am sure polio would have “self-limited” itself right out of existence – tell that to my friend who had it as a child and watched others her age suffer and even die from it before a vaccine was available!

    You are a classic conspiracy-theorist! No matter where the data comes from to dispute what you are saying, it would be wrong because it wouldn’t jive with what you are saying! Even according to your data, the risk of adverse reaction to a vaccine is still much lower than the dangers posed by swine flu, and the risk of death with the virus outweighs any minimal side effects of the vaccine!

    My kids have been vaccinated! I will be too, as soon as it is available to me! (My overuse of exclamation points is a tribute to you, Dana, my overbearing-and-must-always-be-right cyber-friend!).

    Thanks for the information, but I have had about enough of this site. Same crap, different day. Be well, hope everyone stays healthy, vaccine or no vaccine!

  69. T.M. says:
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    I have been reading about the H1N1 shots and its ingredients, and I am so overwhelmed with my decision on whether to get my four year old vaccinated. If I do, the ingredients could cause trouble later, if I don’t, H1N1 could possibly kill my son. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!

  70. Teresa Allen says:
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    T.M., I know exactly how you feel!
    It is a horrible position to have to be in. We never really know what is the ‘right’ thing or the ‘safe’ thing to do.

    Since I have a vaccine injured daughter, it makes it even harder for me. I try to get all the information that I can gather, do all the research that I can possibly do, yet it is still a very difficult position to be put in.

    I am not ‘anti-vaccine’…I just want to be totally informed and know all the risks and benefits before making the decision. I just hesitate with this H1N1 vaccine because it was fast tracked and not enough testing or long-term evaluations have been done on it’s safety.
    But I do know that our bodies are designed with a wonderful immune system that, if we take the proper care of ourselves, it will work the way it was intended to work. And for the ones that have had the H1N1 virus and have gotten over it, they have a lifelong immunity from it, something vaccines cannot offer.

    I’ve just seen too many vaccine injuries..so, for me, it’s an easy choice to make. But I understand for the majority of people, it is not so easy.

    Just get all the facts, not just from the CDC or the FDA because they are not the most trustworthy organizations.

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    TM, your four year old may be healthy enough to get the H1N1 and be back to playing just a few days later. If he’s had 38 vaccines before the age of 2, then he may not be so healthy after all.

    Last spring, my family got the H1N1. My four yr old was the quickest to get over it. She is the only one in the family who has never had a single vaccine, so of course she would be the healthiest out of all of us.

    Damaged immune systems are why young children are dying from complications from this disease. You can find plenty of scientific papers which tell you how harmful aluminum is, not to mention the other ingredients.

    BTW, vaccines kill, it’s called SIDS. So be aware, it’s not just the disease you need to be afraid of. That is the main problem though – fear. The media is blowing this completely out of proportion. The H1N1 has killed in one year, the same amount of people as the regular flu kills in one week!

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    Where exactly is the evidence that receiving vaccinations makes anyone LESS healthy overall? I cannot find any of the papers that you’re referring to indicating that aluminum is harmful except in cases where there is prolonged and extensive exposure, way beyond the amounts included in any vaccines.

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    SE Smith must be a liberal since instead of discussing the facts, he has to discuss Dana and her typing habits, and what this website is or or is not…it’s a favorite among liberals I’ve noticed.

    You have nothing to dispute my facts with so you claim I’m beating everyone up? Please, Grow up!

    And wow, next comes the “classic” whine. When you have nothing to dispute the facts with, then you resort to name calling. Again – “classic”. Call me whatever you choose but if you have any brains at all, then dispute the facts or I won’t bother wasting my time with such ignorance and whiny name-calling. Stick to the facts, if you are capable. At least try!

    OK, back to the facts now –

    Fact #1 – The polio vaccine used in the 50’s is to blame for much of the cancers and brain tumors we see today.

    Go ahead – just TRY to dispute that fact!

    Fact #2 – The Polio vaccine has caused Polio because the live virus shed the disease onto others who were in the presence of the recently vaccinated.

    Go ahead – just TRY to dispute that fact!

    Fact #3 – The OPV was pulled from the US vaccine schedule back in the early 2000’s. Why? Because it was known to be causing Polio!!!

    Go ahead – just TRY to dispute that fact!

    Fact #4 – The OPV is currently being used in Africa and guess what? They are seeing an influx of — wait for it! — POLIO!

    Go ahead – just TRY to dispute that one too!

    Now do you realize how much you DON’T know about this issue? I’ll be back to educate you some more in just a little while. Unless you are just too close-minded to read the truth for yourself!

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    “Where exactly is the evidence that receiving vaccinations makes anyone LESS healthy overall?”

    One would have to be some sort of brainwashed scientist to believe that the makers of vaccines would do such a study. So where do you want this “evidence” to come from? I don’t expect to see pharmaceutical companies coming out with a study proving the 38 doses at age 2(prior to the myelin sheath even beginning to develop) will cause damage to the immune system. Do you? Do you see such a study in our future?

    Will you pay for the study? Because our federal government sure won’t be funding such a study! If they won’t, and the pharmaceutical companies won’t – then who? Who will pay for a study to find out if all these pharmaceuticals might be harming our children? 38 at age 2! How can any one, even attempt to defend that?

    It lacks all logic for someone to stand up and demand a “paper” on anything they know would never receive funding. So I know you aren’t doing that…

    “I cannot find any of the papers that you’re referring to indicating that aluminum is harmful except in cases where there is prolonged and extensive exposure, way beyond the amounts included in any vaccines.”

    And before we go any further – are you discussing injected aluminum or ingested aluminum?

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14757716?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=5&log$=relatedreviews&logdbfrom=pubmed

    What’s really pathetic is when the FDA makes a statement regarding an amount — it never adds all the aluminum in say, 8 vaccines. Children have been known to get this many in one day. Yet all the documents discuss only one dose at a time, never consolidated amounts.

    Is that okay? Is it okay with you that we do not have studies proving the safety of 8 at a time! Yet doctors tell parents it’s safe every single day! Just like we have the officials from the CDC telling us the H1N1 is safe. Yet the package insert clearly says that no studies have been done.

    http://www.novaccine.com/vaccine-ingredients/results.asp?sc=3

    And this one references some medical journal pieces – very worth the read!

    http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-ppvaccinedb&msg=4219.1&ctx=128

    BTW – if a child got 8 diseases at the same time it would kill him. Yet it’s okay to get 8 shots at once? And the studies to prove the safety of that — where are they???

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    Hello everyone!
    I happened upn this blog and I find it very informative. thank you Teresa Allen, for putting so much time and energy into sharing information. I am sure many people will benefit from it, even is some ignorant people prefer to continue in their ignorance and go like a sheep to the slaughter to get the flu shot without the foggiest idea of what a vaccine is and what it can or cannot do for your health.
    Just wanted to add my little grain of sand…How many times , our generation(I am mid-fifties)has domplaines about not beeing half as healthy as their parents, in spite of having a higher standard of life, better medical care, etc… Coul it have anything to do with the fact that we had childhood vaccinations that our parents did not have?
    I grew-up in Europe and the small pox vaccine we had as children was brutal! I don’t know if in Canada used the same vaccine, but back home, kids would be sick for days after innoculation and has a sore that grew, sometimes to the size of a loonie, leaving a flat, round scar in the upper arm or upper thight, the site of the injection.. I have been trying to read all I can about vaccines, and I do not think this vaccine did us any good, and probably it did us some harm. Nobody I knew had smallpox before the vaccine, so it probably was unnecessary. The fac remais that my generation had and still has,many more health problems than our parent our had… Coincedence? I think not.
    Good health to all, we’ll be laughing at this flu scare soon. Hopefully.

    PS: If anyone speaks spanish I reccomend to google “Campanas por la gripe A” Is’t a 6 part video by a doctor-nun-public health specialists that explains pretty much all you need to know about this flu. I do not know how to subtitle or I would have posted it.

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12660567?dopt=Abstract

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11522584?dopt=Abstract

    And this link will give you information on vaccines and the chemicals in them:

    http://www.novaccine.com/vaccine-ingredients/

    Aluminum hydroxide:Al(OH)3 an Adjuvant

    Aluminum adjuvant:

    Aluminum adjuvants are used in vaccine manufacturing to “stimulate” the immune system The presence of aluminium adjuvants has been associated with injection-site reactions such as nodules, granulomas and erythema. aluminium adjuvants may lead to the syndrome macrophagic myofascitis, a hi …more
    Aluminum adjuvants are used in vaccine manufacturing to “stimulate” the immune system The presence of aluminium adjuvants has been associated with injection-site reactions such as nodules, granulomas and erythema. aluminium adjuvants may lead to the syndrome macrophagic myofascitis, a histological finding where aluminium-containing macrophages infiltrate muscle tissue, and may be accompanied by a clinical syndrome of myalgia, arthralgia and fatigue. A systematic review of controlled safety studies reported that vaccines containing aluminium produce more erythema and induration than other vaccines in young children (up to 18 months of age), and greater local pain in older children (10–18 years).

    Animal and human studies have shown that aluminum can cause nerve cell death [1] and that vaccine aluminum adjuvants can allow aluminum to enter the brain, [2,3] as well as cause inflammation at the injection site leading to chronic joint and muscle pain and fatigue. [4,5]

    References:
    1. Kawahara M et al. 2001. Effects of aluminum on the neurotoxicty of primary cultured neurons and on the aggregation of betamyloid protein. Brain Res. Bull. 55, 211-217.
    2. Redhead K. et al. 1992. Aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines transiently increase aluminum levels in murine brain tissue. Pharmacol. Toxico. 70, 278-280.
    3. Sahin G. et al. 1994. Determination of aluminum levels in the kidney, liver and brain of mice treated with aluminum hydroxide. Biol. Trace. Elem. Res. 1194 Apr-May;41 (1-2):129-35.
    4. Gherardi M et al. 2001. Macrophagaic myofastitis lesions assess long-term persistence of vaccine-derived aluminum hydroxide in muscle. Brain, Vol 124, No. 9, 1821-1831.
    5. Shingde M eta la. 2005. Macrophagic myofastitis associated with vaccine derived aluminum. MJA, 183 (03):145-146.

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    “Is Aluminum the New Thimerosal?”
    “In other words, a newborn who gets a Hepatitis B injection on day one of life would receive 250 mcg of aluminum. This would be repeated at one month with the next Hep B shot. When, at two months, a baby gets its first big round of shots, the total dose of aluminum could vary from 295 mcg to a whopping 1225 mcg . These doses are repeated at four and six months. With most subsequent rounds of shots, a child would continue to get some aluminum throughout the first two years. But the FDA recommends that premature babies, and anyone with impaired kidney function, receive no more than 10 to 25 mcg of injected aluminum at any one time.”
    Sears RW, Mothering Magazine (online) Issue 146, — 1/1/2008

    “Is Aluminum the New Thimerosal?”
    “As a medical doctor, my first instinct was to worry that these aluminum levels far exceed what may be safe for babies. My second instinct was to assume that the issue had been properly researched, and that studies had been done on healthy infants to determine their ability to rapidly excrete aluminum. My third instinct was to search for these studies. So far, I have found none. … I can find no references in FDA documents that show that using aluminum in vaccines has been tested and found to be safe.”
    Sears RW, Mothering Magazine (online) Issue 146, — 1/1/2008

    “Is Aluminum the New Thimerosal?”
    “So I did what any pediatrician would do. I turned to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), who in 1996 published a policy statement, “Aluminum Toxicity in Infants and Children,” that made the following points: Aluminum can cause neurologic harm; A study from 30 years ago showed that human adults increase their urine excretion of aluminum when exposed to higher levels of the metal, which suggests that adults can clear out excess aluminum; Reports of infants with healthy kidneys show elevated blood levels of aluminum from taking antacids; People with kidney disease who build up bloodstream levels of aluminum greater than 100 mcg per liter are at risk of toxicity; The toxic threshold of aluminum in the bloodstream may be lower than 100 mcg per liter; The buildup of aluminum in tissues has been seen even in patients with healthy kidneys who receive IV solutions containing aluminum over extended periods.”
    Sears RW, Mothering Magazine (online) Issue 146, — 1/1/2008

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    Theresa – thank you for these links. I will read them more carefully over the weekend, but looking through them quickly two things jump out at me. First, the concentrations and exposure durations of the neuron culture studies are several orders of magnitude greater than the amount of aluminum that would be present in a vaccination series – and this is not even taking into account the difference in delivery between culturing neurons directly in 1200µg/L aluminum for three straight weeks versus receiving a concentration of 250µg/L in a vaccine. Assuming that most vaccines are no more than 10cc (10ml) in volume, that is only 2.5µg of aluminum. For the sake of argument, we can even say you get 10 vaccinations at once, that would only be 25µg of aluminum. That is not very much to be distributed throughout the entire body and the neurons are unlikely to receive very much extra aluminum, if any. Heck, breastmilk apparently contains 40µg/L aluminum (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/112/6/1394).

    Second, the body is very efficient at getting rid of aluminum in most cases. It does seem that some people have kidney or circulatory problems that prevent their body from metabolizing aluminum properly, and this can lead to problems like the ones in the studies that you cited (good description here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/165315-overview). So if you wanted to be very cautious it might make sense to check your aluminum levels to make sure you’re metabolizing it properly (or haven’t been unknowingly exposed to very high background levels of it in your groundwater or whatever) before getting an aluminum containing vaccine, but for the vast majority of people it should not be remotely a problem.

    The side effects that these studies discuss are clearly well-documented – and I had not heard much about them previously, so thank you again for providing the links. However, it seems clear that they are also exceedingly, exceedingly rare, MUCH less likely to occur than complications from influenza and (if we’re talking about vaccination in general) basically inconsequential compared to the damage that can be done by pertussis, measles, rubella, polio, etc. I really think that our culture has forgotten how terrible these diseases can be because we’ve been essentially free of them so long, thanks almost entirely to vaccines.

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    The Gardasil vaccine has 225 micrograms of reactive aluminum in EACH shot (3 in all) which would be a total of 675 micrograms of reactive aluminum total.

    Please do a check into exactly how much of these toxic chemicals are in the vaccines.

    Also, did you know that if a vial of the H1N1 vaccine is dropped and broken, a haz-mat team is required for clean-up and the vaccine must be disposed of as a biohazardous waste. Yet it’s ok to inject it into our bodies? Since when has the human body turned into a toxic waste dump?

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    oops, typo, should have written 2.5mg (250µg x 10 does not equal 2.5µg).

    I replied before I read your comment about no studies showing that babies metabolize aluminum efficiently, but it seems so obvious that it’s not worth jumping through regulatory hoops to study in infants – if you’re taking in a significant amount every day (adult intake is apparently about 40mg/day from food and water) and not turning into solid aluminum then you must be eliminating it.

    This study (http://tinyurl.com/rabbit-Aluminum) is in rabbits, but I’m guessing the pathway is pretty well conserved in mammals if not all animals with lymph systems.

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    For those that wont go to the last link, here is the article:

    Dawn Crim
    VACTRUTH
    October 2nd, 2009

    Read my blog at http://vaccinesexposed.blogspot.com/

    Distribute this article widely and kindly link to vactruth!!!

    (vactruth.com) Most health experts will agree that vaccine reactions can occur. It is estimated that roughly 1 in every million people will react to their vaccine. Even then, health officials maintain that it is usually a simple case of inflammation at the injection site and/or a slight fever. On a rare occasion, anaphylactic shock may occur due to the patient reacting to a substance that they are allergic to. However, the FDA recently approved four H1N1 vaccines that not only contain very questionable ingredients, but some of those ingredients have even been proven to cause cancer and death.

    The FDA has awarded H1N1 contracts to the following companies: MedImmune, LLC (1), CSL Limited (2), Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited (3), and Sanofi Pasteur (4). Their package inserts became public knowledge in recent weeks.

    All four vaccines list hypersensitivity to eggs as a contraindication (1) (2) (3) (4). This means that it is not advisable to administer any one of these products to a person suffering from a severe egg allergy or egg protein allergy. This contraindication may affect as many as 15 million people (based on a population of 300 million). (5). While parents are instructed not to feed their infant eggs until 1 year of age, these same infants will be exposed to eggs by way of their H1N1 vaccine and/or seasonal flu vaccine beginning at 6 months of age.

    CSL’s vaccine (2) also lists hypersensitivity to chicken protein as a contraindication. “While most people who are sensitive to eggs can eat chicken, there is one protein that is present in both eggs and poultry — alpha-livetin, or chicken serum albumin — that can cause allergies to both foods.” (6) It is unknown at this time how many people are allergic to the aforementioned proteins. Going into anaphylactic shock is a very real possibly if one were to receive an ingredient that he/she is allergic to.

    Neomycin and polymyxin are listed as contraindications for CSL’s (2) and Novartis’ (3) vaccines. “Neomycin may cause damage to the kidneys and/or nerves. Kidney function and drug levels in the blood may be monitored with blood tests during treatment. Tell your doctor if you experience decreased urination, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, feeling of fullness in the ears, dizziness, numbness, skin tingling, muscle twitching, or seizures which may be signs of kidney or nerve damage.” (7) According to Teva Pharmaceuticals, the effects of neomycin may not be evident until long after the medication has been discontinued. Just exactly how long is unclear at this time. (8) Polymyxin has its own set of possible adverse reactions. “Neurotoxic reactions may be manifested by irritability, weakness, drowsiness, ataxia, perioral paresthesia, numbness of the extremities, and blurring of vision. These are usually associated with high serum levels found in patients with impaired renal function and/or nephrotoxicity.” (9)

    Gentamicin (10) is listed as a contraindication for MedImmune’s vaccine (1). It too, has its own list of possible side effects, which may include nephrotoxicity and/or neurotoxicity.

    Nephrotoxicity is when damage or injury occurs to the kidneys as a result of taking certain medications. This may include kidney failure. (11) Neurotoxicity is when the damage involves the nerve tissue, such as paralysis or encephalitis (brain swelling). (12)

    A word of caution to parents is warranted here: several vaccine manufacturers list crying or high-pitched screaming for greater than 3 hours as a sign of a serious vaccine reaction. Though this same warning is not applicable to any one of these H1N1 vaccines, it is still a situation that a parent should be alert to. If your child is crying or screaming for a long period of time, it may be a sign of brain inflammation. You know your child better than anyone. If something doesn’t feel right, have your child evaluated immediately.

    …continued…

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    It is very important to note that administration of more than one aminoglycoside, such as neomycin, polymyxin, or gentamicin, is not advisable. In fact, it is even listed as a major drug interaction. (13) One can only imagine what could happen if a healthcare professional were to administer an H1N1 vaccine in conjunction with a seasonal flu vaccine or any other vaccines on the same day. Fluarix (14) and Flumist (15) are two U.S. licensed seasonal flu vaccines on the market today that both contain gentamicin sulfate. Common childhood vaccines, Pediatrix (16) and Pentacel (17) contain neomycin and polymyxin b sulfate. Furthermore, when aminoglycosides are administered with any other drugs or chemicals that alter kidney function, the toxicity is far greater, as well as the risk of having complications, such as ototoxicity (ear poisoning). (18) Other medications that may alter kidney function include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen or naproxen) or cholesterol lowering medications. (19) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are also found in many cold and allergy preparations as well. (20)

    Gelatin is listed as a contraindication for Sanofi Pasteur’s (1) and MedImmune’s (4) vaccines. A severe allergy to this ingredient is estimated to be present in about 1 in every 2 million doses. (21) Food sources may include jams, yogurt, cream cheese, margarine, ice cream, etc. It would be wise to review the patient’s history prior to the administration of any vaccines containing gelatin.

    Arginine and asthma are both listed as contraindications for MedImmune’s vaccine. (1) Apparently, if the patient is suffering from hyperargininemia (elevated arginine levels), this ingredient should be avoided. (22) This metabolic disorder is estimated to affect 1 in every 300,000 babies born in the United States. (23) The vaccine is also not advisable for persons suffering from asthma because it may worsen symptoms. (1) Asthma, by the way, currently affects 20 million people in the U.S. alone and is sharply on the rise. (24)

    The method of dosing is quite confusing in my opinion. In certain situations, a toddler will receive twice the amount of vaccine than an adult would. For example, MedImmune calls for a 2 year old child to receive 2 doses of 0.2 mL each, approximately 1 month apart, while an adult will simply receive 1 dose of 0.2 mL. Sanofi Pasteur instructs the medical professional to administer 2 doses of 0.5 mL 1 month apart to children 36 months through 9 years of age, while an adult will only receive 1 dose of 0.5 mL. (1) (4)

    An overview of the remaining chemicals may prove to be further unsettling. Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine (4) also contains formaldehyde (25), which is a suspected carcinogen (cancer-causing), Triton X-100 (26), which is possibly a reproductive toxin, and thimerosal (27), which is mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells (alters DNA).

    MedImmune’s vaccine (1) also contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), dibasic potassium phosphate (28), and monobasic potassium phosphate (29). Because so many people are sensitive to MSG, oriental restaurants have taken it upon themselves to serve and advertise food completely free of it! The other two ingredients, dibasic potassium phosphate and monobasic potassium phosphate may be harmful if swallowed or inhaled. They will also be present in CSL’s vaccine (2).

    Potassium chloride (30), calcium chloride (31), and sodium chloride (32) are also listed as ingredients for CSL. All three are considered mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. By far, the most disturbing ingredient of all is that which is found in both CSL (2) and Novartis’ (3) vaccines – beta-propiolactone (33). It is a proven carcinogen by OSHA and is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, and digestive system. It is also corrosive to skin and eyes on contact. Then of course, there is the monobasic sodium phosphate (34) and sodium taurodeoxycholate (35) to contend with. Both are considered “slightly hazardous” in cases of contact with skin, eyes, ingestion, or inhalation.

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    During the clinical trials conducted by the makers of said products (1) (2) (3) (4), it was noted that the following reactions occurred: headache, nasal congestion, cough, rhinorrhea, pharyngolaryngeal pain, reactogenicity event, diarrhea, back pain, upper respiratory tract infection, viral infection, lower respiratory tract infection, myalgia, and muscle spasm. Once the products were released onto the market, the following unsolicited adverse events occurred: dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, transient thrombocytopenia, lymphadenopathy, anaphylactic shock, serum sickness, neuralgia, paresthesia, convulsions, encephalopathy, neuritis or neuropathy, transverse myelitis, Guillian-Barre syndrome, vasculitis with transient renal involvement, pruritis, uticaria, rash, influenza-like illness, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Epistaxis, and brachial neuritis. However, due to the unknown number of people reporting these events, it is not possible to determine whether or not these events occurred due to the vaccine administered.

    Don’t be alarmed folks by all of this medical and chemical jargon. It is not known at this time whether or not these vaccines (1) (2) (3) (4) can cause carcinogenesis (cancer), mutagenesis (alter your DNA) or impairment of fertility because the studies have not been performed.

    This disclaimer may be found on all 4 vaccine package inserts in Section 13.1 titled “Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility.”

    The only logical conclusion is that there must be a reason why they have not been able to conduct these studies. As far as the statistical probability of vaccine reactions are concerned, just who are we to question the Center for Disease Control?

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    Theresa – that is not too far out of line with the numbers I had (µg = micrograms) The article that I read indicated childhood vaccines contain approximately 250µg/L. The Gardasil one seems to contain more, probably because it’s meant for adults.

    Meanwhile, this article http://www.springerlink.com/content/t733l2888256q49n/ indicates that the average DAILY intake of aluminum from food and drink is 40mg, or 100 times that much. Even if you correct for a child’s size – say they eat a tenth of what an adult does, so 4mg total – and assume they get 10 vaccinations at once, each with 250µg of aluminum (unlikely because of the guidelines I mentioned, but I don’t have time at the moment to look up the aluminum content of every childhood vaccine) that’s only 2.5mg, and so the amount they’d receive is at most just over half of what they ingest in a single day. I simply cannot see this as extremely dangerous.

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    “The Gardasil one seems to contain more, probably because it’s meant for adults.”

    Gardasil is recommended for young girls starting at age 9. I dont consider that to be an adult.

    I will do more research into the exact amounts in different vaccines to get a better count.

    :)

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    Haha, poor word choice on my part, perhaps. In terms of dose per bodyweight (and maybe percent total development of the neuromuscular system), they’re probably close enough. ;)

  87. Angelg222 says:
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    I would hope the one thing we can all agree on is that living as close to nature is always going to be best for your health and the planet.

    Can anyone imagine what kind of carbon footprint was used to produce these millions of vaccines?

    IMO, here is your best fight against H1N1 and any disease. The formula M + 2b = Health. M stands for MOVING. Which means KEEP MOVING. Move what? Only two things to remember to keep moving …. your BODY and your BOWELS. Exercise & a good diet of food that is also as close to nature as possible is all it takes for good health and a strong immune system.

    This key to good health is never going to change no matter how much the drug companies want to change it.

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    This was just sent to me today from a friend regarding her adult daughter. Amy got her H1N1 flu shot today and had a nasty reaction. Just wanted to let everyone know so they can beware if and when you get yours. I am not getting one myself.

    She lost her hearing, got diarreah, felt like she was going to pass out, heart heart was very racey, she felt like she couldn’t breath, she was slurring her speech, her head felt very blurry/foggy etc.. She really did not want to get it to begin with and the doctor talked her into it. She said she will not get it again that’s for sure. She said … Read Moreshe thought she was gonna die. And as if she had a stroke. She is fine now but it took awhile for her to feel better. They kept her in the office for a while to keep an eye on her.

    Please feel free to pass along the info about what happened to Amy with the H1N1 shot. People need to know this kind of stuff. And this all happened to her right away, almost as soon as she got the shot. Before she even left the doctor’s. As soon as she went to stand up she thought she was gonna pass out.
    AND….she asked the nurse before she got the shot if there were any side effects, and the nurse said none that we know of YET. I guess because the vaccine is so new.
    BUT….to add to matters, after all this happened then the one nurse told her that when she got it her arm went numb and she felt like she was gonna pass out, but it didn’t last long for her. And the other nurse there said she felt like she was gonna pass out too. But nobody mentioned any of that when she asked about side effects..
    Anyway Praise God Amy is OK now but it was a very scary thing!
    SO…Again…YES, Yes, Yes, Please share this info with everyone you know and feel free to copy and paste

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    Teresa,
    It seems curious to me that you never did get around to answering Jane Akre’s post from October 25, 2009 10:14 PM. If, as you claim, your goal is to encourage people to become educated before they get vaccinated why not post REAL information and reputable web sites. Quoting a friend is not real information, only conjecture, which is what you are propogating by reading only fear based web site information.

    Let’s be smart and acknowledge that just because a web site exists that proports to contain the truth, that does not make it fact. Yes, do your research, but do intelligent research. Include in your reading at least as many references with opposing claims so you can balance the information gathered to make a truly informed decision.

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    The ‘friend’ that you are referring to is a well known researcher. She has done her share of research into these matters.

    And…there are plenty of references in my post, along with others.

    Yes, I say to educate yourself before you vaccinate…everyone should do their own research. I have just given something to start with.

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    Google: Jane Burgersmeister. There’s a video with
    a trove of information. Serious stuff!

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    “(if we’re talking about vaccination in general) basically inconsequential compared to the damage that can be done by pertussis, measles, rubella, polio, etc. I really think that our culture has forgotten how terrible these diseases can be because we’ve been essentially free of them so long, thanks almost entirely to vaccines.”

    No, we have not forgotten those – Mumps was in NJ recently, Pertussis is in GA right now. Surely, there was at least one case of the Measles in the US this year. I have to wonder though, was it the wild measles, or the vaccine strain of the measles?

    And as I’ve already pointed out, the last cases of Polio in this country were caused BY the vaccine! We could probably say the same about Chickenpox, only no one is keeping count. Don’t you ask yourself why they are not keeping up with this data???

    Not only do vaccinated people get disease, they also shed the disease right after they got the vaccine.

  93. Dana says:
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    “thanks almost entirely to vaccines.”

    I’ve spent years asking for proof of that statement, yet no one can seem to provide any, do you have any?

    Thanks.

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    “Heck, breastmilk apparently contains 40µg/L aluminum (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/112/6/1394).”

    The Aluminum found naturally in breastmilk – is it made in a lab? You cannot pretend they are exactly the same, they are not.

    Just like eating Aluminum, Squalene and Mercury can not be compared to injecting it.

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    Angelg222, you are absolutely right, however, some folks don’t have a clue what good “food” is. Not to mention that pharmaceutical companies have had their hands in our agriculture as well. Today we have chickens twice the size they should be, and cows producing twice the milk they ever did…all thanks to the doping of farm animals. And that’s not all, they have also learned to genetically modify our seeds so that pesticides and herbicides can no longer be washed off the vegetables – today it’s an ingredient in most of what some folks consider “good-for-me-foods”.

    What a shame that our children have to grow up in such a greed-driven world!

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    “It seems curious to me that you never did get around to answering Jane Akre’s post from October 25, 2009 10:14 PM.”

    I just figured the reason she didn’t answer is because of Jane’s lack of reading – or reading skills. Squalene is used in Canadian vaccines right now. If our flu vaccine stockpile includes squalene or not, I’m not yet positive, but yes, I suspect it does. In an emergency, those vaccines will be used, squalene or not. BTW – an emergency was declared in this country last Friday.

    The politicians have never been so worried about a flu before. They say this H1N1 is a mild flu. Why the emergency? Why not 3 years ago when the regular flu killed more in a week than H1N1 has killed in a year? Why is there an emergency now, but there wasn’t one then?

    What you SHOULD be curious about, is why some people participate in a debate but don’t read the given facts.

    “Quoting a friend is not real information, only conjecture, which is what you are propogating by reading only fear based web site information.”

    I’ve noticed that often, a blogger will offer references to back-up their claims.

    “Let’s be smart and acknowledge that just because a web site exists that proports to contain the truth, that does not make it fact.”

    OK, and let’s be smart and acknowledge that vaccine manufacturers design their own studies. They are also responsible for overseeing the study as it’s carried out and often they are the very same ones who report the “findings” directly to the never-to-be-blacklisted media of their choice. IOW, they design the study with the favored outcome in mind.

    For that reason, question the source on EVERY read, it’ll get real interesting…

    “Yes, do your research, but do intelligent research.”

    And again, always find out where the sources of information came from. Who paid for it, mostly.

    “Include in your reading at least as many references with opposing claims so you can balance the information gathered to make a truly informed decision.”

    Exactly! ITA! Create a “pro” stack and a “con” stack and see which one grows the quickest. :)

    One thing you will be sure to notice is the lack of references for the “pro” side. Even the books they write are so lacking of references!

    The most references you will find in a book about vaccines is Neil Miller’s book “Vaccine Safety Manual”. Medical Professionals should read it, and the references. Especially the references.

    Anyone who wants to learn about facts (some facts that they have been trained to ignore) will definitely benefit from the above referenced book.

  97. Angelg222 says:
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    Dana quote:”Not only do vaccinated people get disease, they also shed the disease right after they got the vaccine.”

    I think it’s really funny how people try and blame my kids for the spread of diseases because they have NOT ever been vaccinated. Where is the documented proof of that?

    And my daughter comes home from school about once a month with, “The kids at school say I am going to die because I am not vaccinated”. No, the kids at school aren’t getting this message from their uneducated parents, we live in an affluent community, these parents are doctors and surgeons …. what a shock, huh? I easily calm my daughter down by reminding her that in her 14 years of living, she has taken antibiotics only once for an abscessed tooth, which BTW is how we found out she’s allergic to Penicillin. I remind my daughter how often her friends are ALWAYS sick and how infrequent she is ever ill.

    The proof is in the pudding, right? :)

  98. Dana says:
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    Yep, the proof is in the pudding. People never stop and ask themselves about the health of those crazy un-vaccinated kids down the street…In our case, we homeschool on top of it all, so we’re really the strange ones on the block! And the healthiest!

    I’m always explaining to my son that when he hears something about science that clashes with his understanding, it’s because some people are taught some things that simply are not true. In medicine, one need not look any further than his textbooks. I have learned to question the writers the publishers, the people who approve textbooks, the conflicts of interest will amaze…it’s no wonder doctors say the things they do! In their defense though, they believe it. We all need to start questioning every little aspect of this vaccine nightmare! Let’s get some concrete answers once and for all!

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    “Vaccines are like putting water on electrical fires. It may prevent the polio [except it didn’t… polio was just given new names…] that would have affected 1% of the population but it created a much bigger fire of other illnesses. It would have been better to find out why that 1 % got polio and treat them to prevent it in that population. So to “prevent” illness in 1% of the population, let’s create a drug to inject into 100% of the population whether they are healthy or not. So in “preventing” one illness, we have created epidemics of other chronic illnesses:

    1 in 6 children in North America has specific learning disability
    1 in 9 has asthma
    1 in 87 is autistic (It used to be 1 in 10,000 in the pre-vaccine era)
    15% of the children with attention deficit disorder, all on Ritalin
    1% sudden infant death
    Parents and caregivers across the world in prison for alledged shaken baby syndrome – it is all vaccine damage
    1 in 15 over 55 with dementia, the Alzheimer’s type
    1 in 7 over 75 with dementia
    1 in 2 if you’re a male with developed cancer
    1 in 3 if you’re a female
    Chronic fatigue syndrome
    Fibromyalgia
    Gulf War I and Gulf War II – 750,000 deaths, 250,000 on chronic disability, 42,000 are dead
    The last swine flu vaccine in 1976 caused 4,000 cases of Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    Even the drugs that they are giving you… the Lipitors… the anti-cholesterol drugs… are causing the same problems and derailing you….EVERY VACCINATION FROM INFANCY TO ADULTHOOD CAUSES EXACTLY THE SAME SPECIFIC NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE IN YOUR BRAIN FOR ALL OF YOU, whether you receive a diagnostic label or not… the damage is additive with every vaccine you receive….

    …. July 1, 2008 … I took all these years of my academic training and realized that the system in which I’m working is causing more harm than good. And I realized this training I could no longer use to go out and provide the health care that I’ve been trained to do because I recognized the means by which we’re doing it is causing more harm than good. Western based medical practices is now the number one cause of death and disease among our population… and all the physicians know this.

    Only soldiers from the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom received the anthrax vaccine. There is not a single reported case of GWS among our allies: the KUWAITIS, EGYPTIANS, or ISRAELI…. There were 37 nations in the Gulf War. Why were there only 4 that came down with the GWS?

    http://www.brainguardmd.com/index.asp – Dr. Andrew Moulden
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    New Study • Vaccines Cause Autism
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/9/14/05116/9498
    by financial

    Thu Sep 13, 2007 at 10:24:49 PM PDT

    The first ever study comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated children was completed with startling results.

    Vaccines Caused Autism
    Vaccines Caused Asthma
    Vaccines Caused ADHD

    The study was privately funded and conducted through an independent research firm. 11,817 households with 17,674 children were interviewed.

    This is important to note as this is the first ever study of its kind. All other studies on autism and vaccines only studied a changed variable, such as removing the MMR shot, or reducing the mercury in vaccines.

    What is most significant is Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney introduced a bill to do just this study last year. The CDC discarded the idea and instead a bill for $1 billion for autism treatment was approved. The idea was “don’t do the study, just try some other things with this money.” Now, a privately funded study, costing only $200,000, argues very powerfully that vaccines cause autism.

  100. Teresa Allen says:
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    I would love to find a study on the autism rates in unvaccinated children. The Amish do not vaccinate their children…how many of their children have autism? How many autistic children are there in the unvaccinated children in our country?

    My oldest son was allergic to the ‘P’ in the DPT vaccine. He was not given any other vaccines after that. My other 3 children however were vaccinated. My oldest son has been the healthiest of all of my children! He has never had an ear infection, or been sick like my other 3 children.

    Things that make you go hmmmmmmm…….

  101. Teresa Allen says:
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    Even though some of you do not agree with Dr. Mercola, I am going to post this link.

    This is a very good article.

    A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that of the 36 children who died from H1N1 from April to August, six had no chronic health conditions. But all of them had a co-occurring bacterial infection.

    The most common co-occurring infection that causes flu-related deaths is staphylococcus aureus. A third of the population carries it, most in their nose or on their skin.

    The flu causes upper respiratory damage, which allows the staph to make its way into the lungs.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/31/CDC-Says-Kids-That-Die-From-Swine-Flu-Have-Coexisting-Bacterial-Infections.aspx

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    Very good article! Below is just a couple of ‘quotes’ taken from the page.

    http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=3901

    Richard Gale & Gary Null

    Progressive Radio Network, October 26, 2009

    …”Dr. Anthony Morris, a distinguished virologist and former Chief Vaccine Office at the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA), states that “There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza” and that “The producers of these vaccines know they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.”

    “…being anti-vaccine or pro-vaccine is not the most urgent issue. What is critical is whether or not there is legitimate, sound science to support either position; in this regard, the vaccine manufacturers and our federal health agencies have failed in the past, and continue to fail today. And they fail dismally. There is absolutely no evidence for sound-scientific protocol or anything resembling a gold-standard behind the swine flu infection statistics and vaccine efficacy and safety clinical trials to support Obama’s and his health advisors’ claims. Instead, the reports on hospitalizations and deaths due to the H1N1 virus are grossly distorted. What we are really witnessing is “official” science and statistics that are little more than propaganda.

    One unfortunate development over the years is the notion that there is such a thing as a “flu season.” The truth is that we move annually into periods where there are dramatic increases in flu-like causing pathogens, however, the majority of these are unrelated to any strain of influenza virus. There can between 150 and 200 different infectious pathogens—adenovirus, rhinovirus, parainfluenza, the very common coronavirus and, of course, pneumonia—that produce flu-like symptoms, and worse, during a “flu season.” For example, how many people have heard of bocavirus, which is responsible for bronchitis and pneumonia in young children, or metapneumovirus, responsible for more than 5 percent of all flu-related illnesses? This is true during every flu season and this year is no different. Furthermore, all flu vaccinations, including the swine flu, are useless for protecting people from these many prevalent infectious organisms.

    If we take the combined figure of flu and pneumonia deaths for the period of 2001, and add a bit of spin to the figures, we are left believing that 62,034 people died from influenza. The actual figures determined by Peter Doshi, then at Harvard University, are 61,777 died from pneumonia and only 257 from flu. Even more amazing, among those 257 cases only 18 were confirmed positive for influenza. A separate study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics for the flu periods between 1979 through 2002 revealed the true range of flu deaths were between 257 and 3006, for an average of 1,348 per year.

    The recent CBS Investigative Report, published on October 21, is one example. After the CDC refused to honor CBS’s Freedom of Information request to receive flu infection data for each individual state, the network performed independent outreach to all fifty states to get their statistics. Their report contradicts dramatically the CDC’s public relations blitz. For example, in California, among the approximate 13,000 flu-like cases, 86 percent tested negative for any flu strain. In Florida, out of 8,853 cases, 83 percent were negative. In Georgia and Alaska, only 2.4 percent and 1 percent respectively tested positive for flu virus among all reported flu-like cases. If the infectious-rate ratios obtained by CBS are accurate, the CDC’s figures are significantly reduced and agree with earlier predictions that the H1N1 virus will be simply an unwelcomed annoyance. So we are in the midst of an enormous medical hoax, a design and purpose that has yet to unfold completely, that will nevertheless reap huge revenues for the vaccine industrial complex.

    Another example is a recent alarmist report issuing from Georgetown University, also usurped by federal health officials and their multimedia comrades to fuel a campaign of fear and panic. The report announced that over 250 students were infected by swine flu when in fact none of these students were tested for H1N1 infection. The university’s figure was based solely on a count of student visits to the health clinic and calls into an H1N1 hotline.”

  103. Angelg222 says:
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    As a young mother with my first I started to vaccinate my baby. Even though I was only 20 I instinctively knew these shot were not good for him. He became violently ill, projectile vomiting and high fever. I stop the shots and started to read up on vaccinations. Unfortunately, he had already had several shot before I stopped. It was so much work raising my son that I had to wait 17 years before I could possibly have another child. My daughter has never had any vaccinations. She’s rarely sick and the few times she has been, we’ve always managed to get her back on her feet with holistic remedies.

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    I know that everyone who has posted here has a variety of opinions. As a biology and chemistry major, the topic of the swine flu has been coming up frequently. As you do your research, look at the flu of 1918. It is biologically very similar to the swine flu and had a similar history. The flu started in the spring and was very contagious. That flu started to produce a higher mortality rate later in the year especially in the younger, healthier population, which is what many scientists and physicians are currently concerned about with our present swine flu.

    A couple of other notes. When taking about the flu versus pneumonia, a lot of patients who get the flu die from secondary pneumonia infections, which are still ultimately caused by the flu. Lastly, while you are examining the possible affects of the flu vaccine on the fetus/pregnant woman, make sure you look up the actual problems that can be caused when a pregnant woman contracts the flu virus. Getting vaccines is all about weighing the pros of protection against a potential life threatening illness and the possible cons of the vaccine itself. Note that the most recent events of diseases like measles and pertussis occurring are ultimately linked to parents not immunizing their children and helping out herd immunity. With those tidbits of information I leave you to make whatever decision you see fit.

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    Sorry, one more note. The correlation between MMR vaccine and autism which barb posted is severely outdated (2007) The doctor of the original paper has basically been put to shame for his research because the results were fake and his cowriters withdrew their names from the paper. This is a link to an article related to the court decision. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/4603884/MMR-vaccine-not-linked-to-autism-US-court-rules.html

  106. Barbara Lombardi says:
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    Well put Colin. Thank you for a knowledgeable opinion based on science not media hype or mis-information.

  107. Angelg222 says:
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    Colin, please do back up this statement you made with reputable data.

    “Note that the most recent events of diseases like measles and pertussis occurring are ultimately linked to parents not immunizing their children and helping out herd immunity.”

    I don’t know any parents who hasn’t had their kids vaccinated that has had or spread any the diseases you mentioned.

  108. Angelg222 says:
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    Here you go, Here is an article of a girl that Hasbro thinks may have died from swine flu. Do you really think the this girl died because of swine flu? This is what I mean about the medical and media not giving all the FACTS about who may have died from swine flu.

    DOES THIS 12 YEAR OLD GIRL LOOK HEALTH TO YOU!

    Oh please!!!

    http://www2.turnto10.com/jar/news/local/article/girl_dies_after_getting_flu-like_illness/26119/

  109. ConcernedMom says:
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    Did no one see that the doctor said it has 25,000 more times mercury than what is considered toxic in food??!?!

  110. Teresa Allen says:
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    Please go and listen to this interview! Very informative!

    VERY good interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock:

    (Dr. Blaylock is a board certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. For the past 25 years he has practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from both practices to devote full time to nutritional studies and research.)

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/03/What-We-Have-Learned-About-the-Great-Swine-Flu-Pandemic.aspx

    Just a couple of things from the interview:

    …”Vaccine Safety Testing Only Done for ONE Week

    Now we are being told that this new fast tracked, poorly tested vaccine is very safe and effective. The results of the testing on this vaccine were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.39 It is instructive to learn that the tests for safety and to assess complications lasted only 7 days after the vaccine, an incredibly short period of follow-up. Gullian Barre paralysis can occur even months after a vaccine as can seizures, behavioral problems and neurodevelopmental disorders in children.

    It is interesting to note that the authors of the safety study for our swine flu vaccine were all employees of the maker of the vaccine CSL Biotherapeutics and eight held equity interest in the company.39 This admission is part of the disclosure policy of the New England Journal of Medicine.

    It is always important to keep in mind when you hear about this vaccine being safe and produced just like the seasonal flu vaccine — What else do they not know about this vaccine that they will discover months, years or even decades later. Once injected with the vaccine and you develop a complication there will be little that can be done to treat the life-long degenerative disorder it produces. You will just be a sad story on 60 minutes.”

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    Damage control is the name of the game in Berlin on Monday as politicians rush to deny that they are receiving a better, safer swine flu vaccine than ordinary Germans. The first of 50 million doses arrived in Germany on Monday.

    One might think that the arrival in Germany of the first of 50 million doses of swine flu vaccine on Monday might be cause for celebration. But with news breaking over the weekend that top government officials in Berlin will be injected with an alternative vaccine — one widely seen as safer — a debate about an alleged two-class medical system has erupted.

    SPIEGEL over the weekend reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel, a number of her ministers and other government officials would receive a vaccine manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Baxter — the same vaccine that the German military opted for, as was reported last week.

    The mass-circulation tabloid Bild on Monday plastered the story on its front page on Monday, assuring its readers that “experts are accusing the government” of serving up “second class medicine” to ordinary Germans.

    Fevers and Headaches

    The controversy centers on an additive included in the vaccine manufactured by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The additive includes an inactive strain of the entire flu virus as opposed to virus fragments. Critics say the additive can increase the risk of side effects from the flu vaccine such as fevers and headaches.

    Supporters counter that the additive is safe, and its use allows the drug manufacturer to quickly produce more doses of the vaccine. The SPIEGEL story mentioned that the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine, with the additive, has undergone more testing than the Baxter version.

    An Interior Ministry spokesman told SPIEGEL that the Baxter vaccine had been ordered for all ministries and other agencies as well as for the employees of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, the authority responsible for approving vaccines.

    Merkel’s spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm on Monday denied that Merkel was taking a different vaccine than the one available to ordinary Germans. He said that the Baxter vaccine had been ordered four months ago as part of a deal hammered out one year ago and has nothing to do with recent concerns surrounding the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine.

    ‘Second-Class Medicine’

    Still, voices have become raised. The Green Party’s health expert Biggi Bender said that the separate vaccines amount to “big risk for the people, little risk for the government. This type of second-class medicine cannot be allowed to exist in a democracy.”

    Leading physicians also complained about the planned vaccination. The head of the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Bonn, Martin Exner, said: “The fact that politicians and top civil servants in ministries will be vaccinated with a vaccine other than the people is a terrible sign. Today politicians must take what they recommend.”

    Virologist Alexander Kekulé Hall of the University Hospital said the fact “that the members of the Federal Government and the authorities have any other vaccine is a scandal.”

    The Interior Ministry has also rejected the sharp criticism. A spokeswoman for Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble pointed out that at that time the Baxter vaccine was ordered the differences between the two vaccines was not yet an issue. The Paul Ehrlich Institute has repeatedly defended its decision to provide the population with the GlaxoSmithKline version, known as Pandemrix.

    ‘Alleged Threat’

    Germany is not the only government working to contain a potential outbreak of swine flu, the popular though inaccurate name given to the H1N1 flu virus. The UK has seen an increase in cases in recent weeks. As a result, the country has purchased 60 million doses of Pandemrix. Since swine flu emerged, a number of people in the US showing symptoms have died, leading the government to purchase 251 million doses of the swine flu vaccine from various manufacturers. The European Medicines Agency approved Pandemrix for use recently, amid concern for the upcoming winter flu season and the expected uptick in swine flu cases.

    Some German politicians have joined Merkel in opting out of the alternative vaccine. Health Minister Ulla Schmidt said in Bild, “I will allow myself to be vaccinated with the same vaccine as the people. It is exactly like the other approved vaccine, safe and effective.”

    The weekend scandal has drowned out a second debate which has been raging in recent weeks in the US and which has also found resonance here in Germany: whether such a massive vaccination program is necessary in the first place.

    Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, chairman of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association, has called the planned vaccination campaign a “scandal.” “The health authorities have fallen for a campaign from the pharmaceutical companies, who simply want to earn money with an alleged threat,” he told SPIEGEL.

    ccl — with wire reports

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  112. anais says:
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    Sorry. I left out the link to the article. here it is:
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,656020,00.html

  113. anais says:
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    Another article:
    Damage control is the name of the game in Berlin on Monday as politicians rush to deny that they are receiving a better, safer swine flu vaccine than ordinary Germans. The first of 50 million doses arrived in Germany on Monday.

    One might think that the arrival in Germany of the first of 50 million doses of swine flu vaccine on Monday might be cause for celebration. But with news breaking over the weekend that top government officials in Berlin will be injected with an alternative vaccine — one widely seen as safer — a debate about an alleged two-class medical system has erupted.

    SPIEGEL over the weekend reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel, a number of her ministers and other government officials would receive a vaccine manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Baxter — the same vaccine that the German military opted for, as was reported last week.

    The mass-circulation tabloid Bild on Monday plastered the story on its front page on Monday, assuring its readers that “experts are accusing the government” of serving up “second class medicine” to ordinary Germans.

    Fevers and Headaches

    The controversy centers on an additive included in the vaccine manufactured by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The additive includes an inactive strain of the entire flu virus as opposed to virus fragments. Critics say the additive can increase the risk of side effects from the flu vaccine such as fevers and headaches.

    Supporters counter that the additive is safe, and its use allows the drug manufacturer to quickly produce more doses of the vaccine. The SPIEGEL story mentioned that the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine, with the additive, has undergone more testing than the Baxter version.

    An Interior Ministry spokesman told SPIEGEL that the Baxter vaccine had been ordered for all ministries and other agencies as well as for the employees of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, the authority responsible for approving vaccines.

    Merkel’s spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm on Monday denied that Merkel was taking a different vaccine than the one available to ordinary Germans. He said that the Baxter vaccine had been ordered four months ago as part of a deal hammered out one year ago and has nothing to do with recent concerns surrounding the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine.

    ‘Second-Class Medicine’

    Still, voices have become raised. The Green Party’s health expert Biggi Bender said that the separate vaccines amount to “big risk for the people, little risk for the government. This type of second-class medicine cannot be allowed to exist in a democracy.”

    Leading physicians also complained about the planned vaccination. The head of the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Bonn, Martin Exner, said: “The fact that politicians and top civil servants in ministries will be vaccinated with a vaccine other than the people is a terrible sign. Today politicians must take what they recommend.”

    Virologist Alexander Kekulé Hall of the University Hospital said the fact “that the members of the Federal Government and the authorities have any other vaccine is a scandal.”

    The Interior Ministry has also rejected the sharp criticism. A spokeswoman for Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble pointed out that at that time the Baxter vaccine was ordered the differences between the two vaccines was not yet an issue. The Paul Ehrlich Institute has repeatedly defended its decision to provide the population with the GlaxoSmithKline version, known as Pandemrix.

    ‘Alleged Threat’

    Germany is not the only government working to contain a potential outbreak of swine flu, the popular though inaccurate name given to the H1N1 flu virus. The UK has seen an increase in cases in recent weeks. As a result, the country has purchased 60 million doses of Pandemrix. Since swine flu emerged, a number of people in the US showing symptoms have died, leading the government to purchase 251 million doses of the swine flu vaccine from various manufacturers. The European Medicines Agency approved Pandemrix for use recently, amid concern for the upcoming winter flu season and the expected uptick in swine flu cases.

    Some German politicians have joined Merkel in opting out of the alternative vaccine. Health Minister Ulla Schmidt said in Bild, “I will allow myself to be vaccinated with the same vaccine as the people. It is exactly like the other approved vaccine, safe and effective.”

    The weekend scandal has drowned out a second debate which has been raging in recent weeks in the US and which has also found resonance here in Germany: whether such a massive vaccination program is necessary in the first place.

    Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, chairman of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association, has called the planned vaccination campaign a “scandal.” “The health authorities have fallen for a campaign from the pharmaceutical companies, who simply want to earn money with an alleged threat,” he told SPIEGEL.

    ccl — with wire reports

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  114. JDK75 says:
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    I am a registered nurse and don’t normally comment or even bother with these kind of psychobabble threads,however after reading through I really must say that you all sound like the paranoid ones. I got my shot yesterday and it did not hurt one bit and I have had zero side effects. Yes the pamphlet list many POSSIBLE side effects, it doesn’t mean each person will experience all the side effects. It means there is a very small chance that you could experience “some” of the side effects and the chances of dying or suffering serious side effects from the vaccine are much lower than if you contract the swine flu. Honestly I don’t really think the swine flu is going to turn into as a big a deal as the TV has us to believe, but I’m also would rather not take chances with my or my childrens’ health in case I am wrong, because I am an educated individual,not a psychotic paranoid schitzophrenic like it appears many of you are. It’s people like you we see in our hospital on death’s door because they were afraid to go to the dr.’s when they still could of caught the disease or illness in time.

  115. Dianne says:
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    I wish people would wake up. People are like blind sheep. Whatever the government says to do, they follow and would never doubt what their path would be because the government said to. The government is corrupt along with the insurance companies, drug companies, etc. It is all about the PROFIT. They are businesses, you know. Please, please do research and think before you aimlessly following like sheep. Just look at these long lines getting flu shots. They look like droids lined up for an adjustment. SAD, sad.

  116. anais says:
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    Is enough to read the comment posted by JDK75, to run like hell from the vaccination clinics. Would you trust your health to an “educated professional”
    that writes ” they still COULD OF caught the disease” What is she makes a syntax error like that while reading or writing your health records ?
    Sad, very sad!

  117. Teresa Allen says:
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    JDK75, Please refrain from name-calling on this blog.

    This blog is to inform and to allow people to get the facts and to educate themselves before they vaccinate…to learn exactly WHAT they are allowing to be injected into their systems.

    I take offense to your reference to this blog and the people on it as ‘psychotic paranoid schitzophrenic’.

    If you cannot post without name-calling then please refrain from posting at all.

    Thank you.
    Teresa

  118. Jane Akre says:
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    I was surprised to see this today… Dr Mark Stengler who is a naturopathic physician author of the Bottom Line Natural Healing (quite mainstream and read by many)saying he would not get a H1N1 vaccine and does not recommend that other healthy people get them either. He does recommend regular flu shots for elderly and those with compromised health… http://www.DrStengler.com

  119. Angelg222 says:
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    I am glad to see JDK75 name call us here. It only makes herself look bad and cancels out anything she writes (IMO). What I was VERY happy to see today was a H1N1 survey on Facebook that shows out of 40,404 voters, 69% (28,031 votes) voted they would NOT get the vaccine and 2% (3,380 votes) are a maybe … the rest said yes.

    I think that is great! I always thought the masses were a**es …. I maybe wrong about that and I hope I am wrong! :)

  120. Teresa Allen says:
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    JDK75,

    “…I got my shot yesterday and it did not hurt one bit and I have had zero side effects.”…

    Do you realize that side effects/adverse events could take months to show?

    I do hope you will be ok along with all of the others that are injected.

    I do fear that we are going to see a LOT of injuries from this fast-tracked, poorly tested and unsafe vaccine.

    I just cannot for the life of me understand why the population will just line up and allow injections without researching into the chemicals being injected into them. It amazes me!

  121. Teresa Allen says:
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    I am sending this message out regarding breaking news regarding the Redskin Cheerleader Desiree Jennings. It has not aired yet, but much IS YET TO COME on CNN, Fox News, London Times, 20/20 and major press releases EVERYWHERE!

    Desiree is the Redskin Cheerleader who 10 days after receiving the flu shot became neurologically impaired with a diagnosis of Dystonia. John Hopkins as well as another hospital had confirmed this was indeed induced by the flu vaccine she recently received. I have put some you tubes in chronological order of her events, so if you have been following her story, just skip the 1st two you tubes.

    Desiree was spotted by Generation Rescue and led to Dr. Rashid Buttar for treatments. When Desiree arrived last Monday to Dr. Buttars’ clinic, she was having seizures every 45-60 seconds, every 15-30 seconds her breathing stopped, and she had to be carried into the clinic due to rapid progression of her declining health. Desiree was unable to talk and her whole system was shutting down. 36 hours after removing the toxicity from her body, her symptoms are REVERSED!

    This story is AMAZING and there is going to be major press release as camera crews where present documenting it all. Tears were shed amongst Desiree and her husband as she bounced back, and amongst the staff in the clinic as they witnessed her health returning back, from chelation. It was a glorious event witnessed by all!

    Thanks to Generation Rescue for the rescue of the century and guiding Desiree to Dr. Buttar!

    Flu Shot Permanently Disables Washington Redskins cheerleader Desiree Jennings:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4MIm1mB7GM

    Getting Worse:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujwEKAPYsPQ

    Successfully Reversed – Amazing!

    http://www.drbuttar.com/reddogrising/Desiree% 20Jennings10-29-09.mov

    http://desireejennings.com/

    Robert Scott Bell interview with treating physician Dr. Rashid Buttar about Desiree Jennings’ medical condition & treatment. Robert includes his concerns that certain pharmaceutical interest groups will attack them because of the possibility that this dramatic healing might weaken those in favor of mandatory vaccinations.

    http://askrsb.podbean.com/2009/11/04/exclusive-flu-shot-victim-desiree-jennings-cured-of- untreatable-neurological-disorder/

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    Getting Worse:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujwEKAPYsPQ

    Successfully Reversed – Amazing!

    http://desireejennings.com/

    Robert Scott Bell interview with treating physician Dr. Rashid Buttar about Desiree Jennings’ medical condition & treatment. Robert includes his concerns that certain pharmaceutical interest groups will attack them because of the possibility that this dramatic healing might weaken those in favor of mandatory vaccinations.

    http://askrsb. podbean.com/ 2009/11/04/ exclusive-flu-shot-victim-desiree-jennings-cured-of- untreatable-neurological-disorder/

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    Successfully Reversed – Amazing!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD1BAxVnFdc&feature=player_embedded

    http://desireejennings.com/

    Robert Scott Bell interview with treating physician Dr. Rashid Buttar about Desiree Jennings’ medical condition & treatment. Robert includes his concerns that certain pharmaceutical interest groups will attack them because of the possibility that this dramatic healing might weaken those in favor of mandatory vaccinations.

    http://askrsb.podbean.com/2009/11/04/exclusive- flu-shot-victim-desiree-jennings-cured-of- untreatable-neurological-disorder/

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    A long time friend, Debbie, has a severely disabled son. He suffers from seizures and other neurological disorders. I always suspected it was vaccinations that caused his problems as Steven was born a beautiful healthy baby. Having never shared my beliefs about vaccines with Debbie, one day some 15 years later I got up the nerve to ask her if she thought her son’s vaccination could have caused his problems. To my surprise Debbie said, “absolutely I believe it was from the vaccinations”. She went onto say that his very first seizure was just after his vaccination and she also said he always had a reaction to vaccinations even before the seizure. Doctors told her it had nothing to do with the shots. Doctor said, vaccines don’t cause seizures or neurological effects.

    What a difficult life she has had with her son. Heartbreaking …

  125. Leanna says:
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    I found this blog while researching the H1N1 vaccine and it’s safety in children. I must say, I’m not radically anti-vaccine, nor do I have blind faith in the pharmaceutical companies. I find the paranoia on this site disturbing to say the least.

    I have a hard time with people who basically say medicine and science are to be feared, and anyone who has ever been sick a day in his/her life can blame their diet or childhood vaccines. That, to me, is self righteous b.s.

    NOTHING in life is 100% safe. Anything can have an adverse effect on someone. What it comes down to is, do the benefits outweigh the risks? The hard part is, that answer will differ from person to person.

    After reading through many of these, as someone who has never had a flu vaccine, did have childhood vaccines, and somehow survived them, and is rarely ever sick, I am leaning toward vaccinating my family for H1N1. I understand there’s a risk, but too many HEALTHY children have died. I don’t think every child who has ever been vaccinated should automatically fall into the ‘sick’ category. It’s convenient for the paranoids to sell their fear, but it’s just not reality. Most children have been vaccinated and MOST will survive H1N1 just fine. Some won’t survive at all though, and therein lies the dilemma. So far, it appears that there have been almost no serious side effects reported from people who have received this vaccine.

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    …”After reading through many of these, as someone who has never had a flu vaccine, did have childhood vaccines, and somehow survived them, and is rarely ever sick, I am leaning toward vaccinating my family for H1N1.”

    First off, when you were a child, you did not have to go through 67 vaccines (more are being added) that children have to endure now.

    …”So far, it appears that there have been almost no serious side effects reported from people who have received this vaccine.”

    You need to do some more research into that before you make that statement. Yes, there have been reports of adverse events after receiving the H1N1 vaccine.

    The ones that are producing fear are the ones that are making the $$$ off of this vaccine.

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    One more thing…
    Only time will tell as to the extent of the adverse events from this unsafe and ‘rushed to the market’ vaccine.

    They are pushing this on pregnant women and children under the age of 2 when it plainly states in the package inserts that it has NOT been tested in pregnant women OR children under the age of 2.

    So how can they say it’s safe if it hasn’t been tested and found safe?

    Doesn’t it make you wonder why they would write into law that you cannot do anything IF you have an adverse event following the vaccine?
    That in itself makes me very concerned!!

    Do what you feel is right by your family. The information is there. It’s up to each individual what they do with the information.

    But I urge everyone to research the ingredients and what they do to the human body once injected.
    Once you’ve been injected, there’s no turning back.

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    It is being formulated much like the regular flu vaccine which has been tested in both pregnant women and children. I understand the concern. I am concerned too. My point is, the radicalism I’ve seen in many of these posts is just too much for me. Sorry. Even people who are fanatical about diet and exercise eventually get sick and die.

    It’s funny that, even with the evils of vaccines, our life expectancy keeps going up..not down. I’m NOT saying there’s no concern and my heart goes out to anyone who has ever been adversely affected by any medication, but concentrating on the rare cases while ignoring the greater benefits seems to be the theme here. Every-time I go in the ocean I *could* be attacked by a shark, but the chances are pretty slim. And as for more vaccines being introduced, parents can certainly decline or postpone any vaccine they are not comfortable with. It’s a choice we all have to make. You are jumping to the conclusion that if the children who died had not been vaccinated for anything, they’d be alive today. Mind-blowing, that.

    Right now, the vaccine doesn’t contain squalene. It may in the future. Seems safer to get it now.

    I think everyone recognizes the risks of vaccinating. But to say that EACH and EVERY fatality was caused by the fact that the victims received other vaccines is too much of a stretch for me. It borders on radicalism. Again..sorry.

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    Leanna: I understand exactly what you’re saying. I had thought like you for many years , and even though I was not into vaccination, I immunized my kid with the reasoning that whatever the side effects of vaccines were preferable to the risk of contracting the horrible diseases the shot were supposed to protect from. Not to mention that it was obligatory to be vaccinated in order to attend school and , since my objection to vaccines was not of a religious nature -and i would not lie about that- I had little choice but to allow my kids to take the shots. I had a bad experience with the medical profession -that I won’t go into detail here- regarding vaccination and I started questioninig the whole rationale behind the vaccination schedules. I still would agree that in case of a great danger of a terrible disease, the vaccine would be the best chioce. The problem here is that in most cases there’s no great risk. I urge you to do some research, find out about the so-calles Spanis flu, the swine flu vaccinations of gulf war soldiers. etc.
    Today’s flu “pandemic” is a situation without precedent. Never has been such a massive vaccination campaign, encompassing the whole world, for such a bening and low-contagion kind of flu. The propaganda has been horrific and nobody in the medical community seems to know what is all about. Everybody repeat the mantra that has been drilled into their heads, without questionin the powers that be. This vaccine has been put toghether sloppily, with a much greater amount of adjuvant (the mercury, aluminum, squalene, lead, etc..)than usual. Nobody knows the effects of this on the inmune system. ( Perhaps someone knows, but they’re not telling)
    I have deep respect for your ideas, the fact that you took the time to write in this blog tells me you’re someone who cares about what is going on. I do not usually write on blogs,either, but this is too important to ignore. The health of a future generations is at stake.
    For a sensible explanation of what it is all about, please watch the video.I promis you won’t regret it whether you agree with it or not.
    www:vimeo.com/7298827

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    I received the link to the subtitled version of this video and I want to share it with evryone. This is the clearest, most sensible information I have been able to find anywhere.

    The youtube version is in 6 parts:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0JqQyl09zQ

    Or: http://www.vimeo.com/7298827

  131. Anais says:
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    I had just received the subtitled version of this fantastic and sobering video and I want to share it with everyone. A brave and highly educated spanish nun,doctor and theologian,living in a monastery, but very much involved in the matters of the world, explains the H1N1 flu. This is the clearest and most sensible information I have been able to find. Hope it helps everybody to make an informed and free decision.
    http://www.vimeo.com/7298827

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    I just checked several resources and found that while thimerosal is in the multi-dose vial of the injectable, it is not in the single dose vials or the nasal spray. Squalene, at this time, is not in ANY form of this vaccine that is approved for use in America right now.

    I think putting statements out there that every person getting this is receiving squalene in large amounts is irresponsible. It’s just no the truth.

    As far as declaring a pandemic, it IS a pandemic. NOBODY has said it’s the worst pandemic ever, but none-the-less, it’s a pandemic. For most, thankfully, they will recover in a few days unscathed. For some, mainly younger people, this will pummel their lungs causing serious illness or death.

    Am I completely comfortable with the vaccine? No. Am I willing to go to the length of conspiracy theories? No.

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    While Squalene isn’t in the US vaccines right now does not mean that it won’t be used in the near future.
    All it took for the US to use Squalene was for our government to raise the pandemic level to 6, which has now been done.

    Therefore, the US could use it now. It’s just a matter of time.

    I did not say that the US is using Squalene. But it IS being used in other countries in this vaccine.

    If you will do your research you will find that this is NOT a pandemic as you have stated.
    They stopped testing for H1N1 back in August. The figures that they are using are not accurate.

    More people die from the common flu every year than have died from H1N1. The numbers are false.
    If someone has flu-like symptoms they assume it is H1N1. Most of the time it is NOT H1N1.

    Only time will tell what will come of all of this.

    The truth is that this vaccine has been rushed through manufacturing, it is dangerous and WILL have adverse events. If you have an adverse event, there will be nothing that you can do.

    Why would anyone allow an unsafe, poorly tested and fast-tracked vaccine to be injected into their bodies without questioning it?

  134. Leanna says:
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    From the post before mine:

    This vaccine has been put toghether sloppily, with a much greater amount of adjuvant (the mercury, aluminum, squalene, lead, etc..)than usual. Nobody knows the effects of this on the inmune system. ( Perhaps someone knows, but they’re not telling)

    You didn’t seem to question that. And I think MOST people are questioning it. I don’t know that I’d agree that it’s being ‘put together sloppily’ at all. It’s being formulated much like the flu vaccine they do yearly. I know you are trying to help people from the horrors of vaccines, but I truly hope your tactics don’t lead to scaring people who may benefit from this.

    Play it down all you like but the fact is, this flu is killing many children who would probably withstand the normal flu easily. You claim any child who’s been vaccinated should be deemed unhealthy. I disagree. Many children who have received all their vaccines survived H1N1 just fine. Others with no pre-existing conditions did NOT survive it at all. Please be mindful of what you’re putting out there.

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    Oh and for the people who are concerned about squalene, all it takes is a simple question. OR, choose the nasal spray, which is what I think I will do IF I decide to vaccinate.

    Right NOW, the vaccines containing squalene are NOT approved for use in the general public.

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    Allow me disagree. I have not said that I consider any unvaccinated child unhealthy. On the contrary, i stated that faced with a dangeous infectious disease I would opt for the vacine, to protect not only my own health, but the health os the whole population. But I have a problem getting inmunizations for no reason. I think is inmoral and even criminal to market vaccines as if they were any other commodity. I also have a problem acepting the new definition of “pandemic” as defined by the WHO, wich has let out the requisite of ” significant mortality” out. By this definition any seasonal flu would be a more serious pandemic than the N1N1 flu, since the seasonal flu causes many more deaths in any given year than H1N1 is causing so far.

    Below is an article from the canadian press:

    Mon Nov 2, 5:29 PM

    By Helen Branswell, Medical Reporter, The Canadian Press

    TORONTO – The World Health Organization’s current definition of a flu pandemic is too broad and should be revised to avoid potential false alarms, a journal editorial published Monday argues.

    The editorial, by infectious diseases specialist Dr. Peter Gross, said changes made to the definition in the past few years could capture some seasonal virus changes that don’t deserve to be classified as pandemics.

    “My concern is going forward that if there are minor changes in a drifted strain, the WHO’s current definition could include that as a new virus and declare that as a pandemic,” said Gross, who works at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.

    “And if they do, they could be declaring pandemics every one to three years for H1N1s or H3N2s or whatever Hs and Ns spill over to the human population and spread.”

    Drift is a term that refers to the small mutations that flu viruses undergo on an regular basis. Those changes require frequent updating of seasonal flu vaccine, but don’t qualify as a pandemic. That’s because the changes are too small to allow the drifted viruses to get past the immune systems of people who’ve had recent exposure to similar viruses.

    The term pandemic is used in flu science to describe the emergence and spread of a new virus to which most people have no immunity.

    It used to be thought that for a pandemic to occur, a virus of a new subtype would have to emerge. That means a virus with a new hemagglutinin protein on its exterior – the H number in a virus’s name.

    The current H1N1 virus has rewritten that rule. That’s because while H1N1 viruses remotely related to this virus have been circulating for decades, the new H1N1 is so far apart from them genetically that most people under age 60 have little immunity to it and it has been able to spread rapidly.

    In the editorial in BMJ Clinical Evidence, Gross objected to the fact that the revised WHO pandemic phases say a pandemic could be caused by an “animal or human-animal influenza reassortant virus.” Reassortants are hybrids, viruses made up of genes from two or more flu strains or subtypes.

    The previous definition, published in 2005, defined a pandemic virus as a new subtype, meaning a virus with a new hemagglutinin.

    The change broadens the definition and could see viruses that actually aren’t much different from previously circulating viruses qualify as pandemic viruses, Gross said in an interview.

    He said the definition should be rewritten to specify that pandemics are caused when a virus of a new hemagglutinin subtype or when a virus of an existing subtype that is substantially different genetically starts to spread among people.

    Under that latter stipulation, the new H1N1 virus would qualify as a pandemic. Study has shown it shares only about 72 to 75 per cent of the amino acid profile of seasonal H1N1 viruses, which is a huge distance in flu virus terms. Seasonal viruses are generally between 97 and 98 per cent similar to one another genetically.

    A spokesperson for the World Health Organization said the global health agency may revisit the pandemic definition, but not while the pandemic is underway.

    “There’s never any reason to exclude going back and looking at things, if a revision is justified,” Gregory Hartl said, adding the agency’s top flu expert, Dr. Keiji Fukuda, has spoken about the possibility of refining the language of the pandemic phases once the current crisis has passed.

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    Please note that if you take the nasal spray form for the H1N1 vaccine, you will be contageous for up to 21 days after receiving it. During that time, you would be shedding the virus and would be considered highly contageous.

    Please see this article:

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2205843/h1n1_flumist_the_nasal_spray_that_keeps.html?cat=70

    The H1N1 FluMist is made with “live” virus. This means that the H1N1 flu will be a part of the nasal spray formula. It’s supposed to be just enough to start your immunity to build defenses to it. The shot is supposed to be a killed virus.

    If you take the H1N1 FluMist, you will in fact become a carrier of the H1N1 flu. Information on this drug states that you can and will shed the virus for up to 21 days. That means as you are visiting with your elderly family members, or shopping in the isles of your grocery store or sitting in church with young children and people with immune problems, YOU are going to be shedding the virus H1N1 germs.

    If you are a person that cannot tolerate the shot or the FluMist for the H1N1 flu, you are a sitting duck when it comes to being around people who have taken the FluMist. The use of FluMist is for people ages 2 – 49. How many people do you come into contact each day that don’t fit the age range?

    Drugs.com says that you should be careful when coming into contact with “FluMist with anyone who has a weak immune system caused by disease (such as cancer, HIV, or AIDS), or by certain medicines such as steroids, cancer chemotherapy, or radiation treatment. A person with a weak immune system can become ill if they have close contact with you after you have recently received a an influenza vaccine.” Pregnant women are also on this list of people who should NOT use FluMist.

  138. anais says:
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    Before anyone disputes the seriousness of this article, let me explain that the “Advertisement” caption at the top refers to an add that was palced besided the articles and that I highilighted by mistake before copying the page.

  139. Teresa Allen says:
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    anais, I fixed it for you :)

  140. anais says:
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    Thank you, Teresa.

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    Once again, when talking about the transmitting the virus to others after receiving the flu mist, you’re talking a very slim chance of that ever happening. The virus is very weakened. Modified live viruses have been used for a long time. I’ve used them in animals for years and have never had an issue.

    But, if there’s a chance wouldn’t that be more reason to vaccinate? Afterall, a lot of people have already received this mist, right? And they’re walking around in public where MY kids are.

    Anais, you told me that this vaccine, not only containes squalene, but contains it in HUGE amounts compared to other vaccines. Sorry, that’s false. No H1N1 vaccine being used right now in America contains squalene.

    Someone, and I believe it was Theresa, made a claim that the kids that died were ‘unheatlhy’ due to the fact that they were vaccinated. First you’d have to KNOW that all those kids actually WERE vaccinated to make that statement. And lastly, as I pointed out before, many kids who were vaccinated WILL and have survived this flu fine. In some cases, the kids DID have health issues. In some cases, they did not. So, there’s another flat out false statement.

    Vaccinating for no reason? Ask the relatives of the people who have died if there’s NO reason to vaccinate. I wouldn’t say that everyone needs to get it at all, but to act like people who are more worried about the possible PROVEN complications of this strain are crazy to consider is just over the top, imo.

    Moving on now…

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    To correct Leanna’s statement:

    …”Someone, and I believe it was Theresa, made a claim that the kids that died were ‘unheatlhy’ due to the fact that they were vaccinated.”

    I did not make that statement.

    And it is a fact that if you receive the H1N1 flumist vaccine you ARE contageous as it is a live virus.

    As I posted before, If you take the H1N1 FluMist, you will in fact become a carrier of the H1N1 flu. Information on this drug states that you can and will shed the virus for up to 21 days. That means as you are visiting with your elderly family members, or shopping in the isles of your grocery store or sitting in church with young children and people with immune problems, YOU are going to be shedding the virus H1N1 germs.

    Do some research!

  143. Leanna says:
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    The research says there is a 0.6 to about a 2.0% chance that anyone you could come in contact with could POSSIBLY experience SOME symptoms. Again, a very small chance and I would expect that if you come in contact with people while you have the actual flu, there’s a MUCH larger chance that you’ll infect someone.

    Isn’t it easy enough to NOT visit the elderly for awhile after getting this vaccine? People with the actual virus would seem like a much bigger threat. Worrying about infecting someone or being infected by someone who has had the mist is not high on my list of priorities. There’s a much greater chance of being infected by people who are infected with the virus itself.

    The statement that vaccinated kids are not health was made. If I get time later, I will copy and paste.

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    Please go to this link to see the PACKAGE inserts for H1N1 vaccine, both for the patient and the professional:

    http://www.drugs.com

    And to again correct Leanna, please look at package inserts for Flumist for H1N1. The mist is a LIVE virus:

    http://www.drugs.com/flumist.html

    Important information about FluMist

    FluMist is a “live virus” vaccine. Influenza virus vaccine is also available in an injectable form, which is a “killed virus” vaccine. This medication guide addresses only the nasal spray form of this vaccine

    For at least 21 days after receiving FluMist, avoid close contact with anyone who has a weak immune system caused by disease (such as cancer, HIV, or AIDS), or by certain medicines such as steroids, cancer chemotherapy, or radiation treatment. A person with a weak immune system can become ill if they have close contact with you after you have recently received a/an influenza vaccine.

    You can still receive a vaccine if you have a cold or fever. In the case of a more severe illness with a fever or any type of infection, wait until you get better before receiving FluMist.

    Keep track of any and all side effects you have after using FluMist. If you ever have to receive another influenza virus vaccine in the future, you will need to tell the doctor if the first vaccine caused any side effects.

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    Leanna: Surely you must agree with me that arguing about semantics and who wrote what is time-wasting at best and childish ant worst. This subject is too important to start getting into personal arguments and you, as a concerned citizen have the right to express your disagreement with my opinion and contribute the information you have. In your reasoning about the FluMist, you forget an important fact. The risk of getting the virus from flu-infected virus is infinitely samllaller than from a vaccinated person, as msot people will get the vaccine and a large percentage of them will have the nasal spary -live viruses included- but only a small segment of the population will actually get H1N1, judging by the figures from countries on the southern hemisphere that have alredy had their winter. And those people will probably stay at home feeling poorly, while the inmunized people will go about their bussiness infectin others left and right.You are obviously an informed person, no doubt you read the news…problem is the news are manipulated (I know, I am one of those paranoids that believe in conspiracy theories)I live in Canada, I did not relaized this blog is from USA, so I do not know about your country but in Canada, the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine DOES contain squalene. Squalene is exist in the human body, however, when injected it causes the inmune system to over-react and attack itself, causing auto-inmune diseases like lupus Guillan_Barre etc… Of course many doctors have no idea, since thay are “educated” by the pharmaceutical companies that teach them how to prescribe their drugs. Just do some more research before you go out to get this vaccine.

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    I totally disagree with this:

    but only a small segment of the population will actually get H1N1,

    We have had a very large outbreak where I live and it’s just not from the vaccine. The vaccine is just now becoming available to the general public here. There is a prodromal phase where people are spreading this virus, and there is concern that people are still contagious for awhile once they are feeling better.

    Here, in America, the FDA is not allowing vaccines with squalene to be given to the public.

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    I am wondering if you’re aware that of all the official numbers of H1N1 caes reported, only a small percentage is actally H1N1, as the WHO mandated some months ago to stop testing or differentiate between the seasonal flu and the “new” flu. Most countries now report as H1N1 any case that presents the symptoms of flu. As the symptoms are flu are common to many illnesses, including the seasonal flu, common cold, bronchitis etc…the figures are grossly inflated.
    I had a graph from the Spanish Ministery of Health showing the death caused by H1N1 in different countries of the world, but I cant find it now. Perhaps you’re are handier than me with computers and can find it. In any case the mortality of this “new” virus is much lower than that of the regular flu, the one we have every year, only this is the only time that the deaths from flu had been announced in the news one by one. French nurses are refusing to take the vaccine as they deem it unsafe and unproven.

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    Again..I have to say that the numbers that are being reported as H1N1 are NOT accurate.

    They are not testing for H1N1. If someone shows ‘symptoms’ of the flu, they automatically assume it is H1N1 and report it. There is no tests performed. So, the numbers that you are hearing is way off from the truth.

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    Here is the link for a video about the charges the austrian reporter Jane Burgermeister has filed against Baxter Laboratories, regarding contaminated vaccines.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkykMa98Z_s

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    David and Goliath might be an appropriate title for this video. Because Jane Bürgermeister, as a committed Christian, possesses an almost unreasonable amount of courage in her single-handed stand – against what many perceive as being a giant that few people are equipped to fight.

    Jane is a young woman living in Vienna who, while working as a medical editor, was horrified to learn in early 2009 of the fiasco in which a Baxter International research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria, sent a quantity of human H3N2 viral material to 18 European laboratories.

    Such a supply of experimental material would have been totally normal – except that in this instance the H3N2 had been somehow contaminated with live H5N1… the far more lethal Avian Flu.

    As a medical editor, Jane immediately realized the import of what had happened – and what had nearly happened – and raised the alarm. But no-one in the Austrian media was interested. She then took matters into her own hands and filed legal charges against those who she considered the perpetrators to be.

    Very soon after, Jane was dismissed from her job without explanation. Undeterred, she sought support on the internet and continued her campaign. In the months since then she has attracted committed followers – and critics – all over the world. She is not alone in suspecting that there exists a literally diabolical plan which is nothing less than the genocide of potentially hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

    Project Camelot can understand how she has inspired many others to wake up and take action: it’s a little harder to understand some of her critics. When we learned that a number of serious accusations had been leveled against her, the obvious thing to do was to seek her out and talk to her on camera – one of the things that Project Camelot is equipped to do best.

    So, this we have done. The result speaks for itself. We bring you the real Jane Bürgermeister: feisty, determined, passionate, articulate, and authentic

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    My son just had the H1N1 vaccine two days ago, not showing any side effects so far. I was very apprehensive about him receiving this vaccine. My son is mildly autistic and I believe that is because of all the vaccines he had when he was a baby. His father ( we are not together) wanted him to have this flu shot, and my son was sick most of the summer and we agreed that it would be best for him to receive the vaccine. I am still not sure if I made the right decision. My son has not been very healthy over the past year and my fear of him getting very very sick and possibly becoming hospitalized by the swine flu has seemed to out weigh my fear of him suffering long term side effects from the vaccine. I’ve read thru all the comments on this page, Teresa has been very helpful but I feel Diana is busying herself with attacking those who feel differently than she about this vaccine rather than providing anyone with the so-called facts. Diana do you have children? Are you in the medical field? It is very difficult when you are a parent to know what is right and best to do. Don’t attack those people who feel they are doing the right thing. Be neighborly, support them, and offer friendly advice and information to help them make the best decision for their situation. Thank you for your time

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    MRW, thank you for taking the time to post.

    I understand how hard it is for you to have to face this.

    Have you checked into Generation Rescue? http://www.generationrescue.com I believe.
    That is Jenny McCartney and Jim Carey’s site. She has done a LOT of research with autism.

    I will keep you and your son in my prayers.

  153. Angelg222 says:
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    I honestly don’t understand why people get the vaccine when they admit they aren’t completely comfortable that the shot is safe. I can’t imagine injecting something in my daughter’s body that I don’t have unshakable belief that it is safe.

    I am curious if Teresa felt those commercials on TV pressured/swayed her decision to vaccinate her daughter from HPV or was it her doctor? I think there needs to be a law against this type of hype advertising. We need to go back to the days when doctors and lawyers considered it unethical/bad taste to advertise. The media is too persuasive and this comes from a woman who makes her living from advertising.

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    “Be neighborly, support them, and offer friendly advice and information to help them make the best decision for their situation”

    I agree with you, MRW. I continue to read this blog and other sites trying to educate myself and I appreciate the information and opinions from all perspectives, but friendly advice and support is a plus.

  155. Michael says:
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    An Avalanche Of Reports Of Adverse Reactions To The H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine – And Yet World Health Authorities Continue To Insist That It Is Safe:

    http://organichealthadviser.com/archives/an-avalanche-of-reports-of-adverse-reactions-to-the-h1n1-swine-flu-vaccine-and-yet-world-health-authorities-continue-to-insist-that-it-is-safe

  156. Teresa Allen says:
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    http://www.attorneyatlaw.com/2009/11/teen-has-deadly-muscle-disorder-after-getting-h1n1-vaccination/

    Teen Has Deadly Muscle Disorder After Getting H1N1 Vaccination

    A Virginia teen has been diagnosed with a paralyzing and potentially life-threatening muscle disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) just hours after he received the H1N1 swine flu vaccination.

    Jordan McFarland, 14, was hospitalized one week for treatment of muscle spasms, weakness in his legs, and severe headaches after receiving the H1N1 vaccination, according to an MSNBC.com report. He remains confined to a wheelchair and must undergo extensive physical therapy in order to fully recover, doctors say.

    McFarland’s case is one of the first of its kind in the United States which may provide a link between the swine flu vaccine and GBS, health officials say. During the 1976 swine flu outbreak, officials also noted an increase in the rate of the syndrome in people receiving the shots, but they say it’s still too early to know if the current vaccinations will cause a similar spike in the disease.

    Reports of Adverse Events Piling Up
    There have been six reports of GBS in patients who got the H1N1 vaccine since October 6, officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been about 1,700 reports of adverse events associated with the vaccinations, but only four percent of those reports were “serious.”

    GBS is caused when a patient’s immune system attacks the nerves, which results in muscle weakness and can lead to complete paralysis and even death. It also has been seen in higher-than-normal rates in girls after taking the vaccine Gardasil to prevent common causes of cervical cancer.

    McFarland’s GBS symptoms appeared just 18 hours after he got the swine flu shot, his family said.

  157. Teresa Allen says:
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    Angelg222,
    To answer your question, I had seen the thousands of Gardasil ‘One Less’ commercials but never really thought about it.

    I had taken my daughter in for a routine doctor visit (well visit) when the doctor, and the nurses, practically pushed this on us. They made it seem like if I didn’t do this for my daughter, that I was a bad mom.

    I wish I had researched into it before allowing them to inject my daughter. I live with that guilt every day. They told me there was NO side effects and it would protect her from a whole list of things. She even said she gave it to her own daughter.

    I found out later that she doesnt even HAVE a daughter!

    When my daughter started having side effects (that sent us to the emergency room on 3 different occasions), they immediately told me it wasn’t the Gardasil vaccine that did this.

    I started researching and found SOO many girls that had the SAME symptoms as my daughter was having. The yahoo group that I joined has helped me get through this. They all have gardasil injured girls. All have the same symptoms. Some are worse than others but the only thing these girls have in common is Gardasil.

    That is why I keep saying ‘Educate Before You Vaccinate’. Once they’ve jabbed you, it’s too late. There are numerous moms/grandmoms in our yahoo group that their daughters/granddaughters have died as a result of receiving Gardasil. Death certificates say ‘unknown cause’. Test results that all of these girls go through all come back ‘normal’.

    All we can do is educate educate educate…research and then research some more…only then can we make a true informed decision. If I could go back to that day I would have told that nurse and that doctor HELL NO!

  158. Angelg222 says:
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    Teresa, My heart goes out to you and I know it’s hard not to do but try to not beat yourself up. You trusted someone and they either lied or they trusted the drug companies.

    Sooner or later more people are going to realize that the drug companies are killing people and then we’ll be able to put a stop to this madness. I sure hope I see it in my lifetime. I constantly show my son and daughter a natural approach to wellness. The other day my daughter said, “you know my friend who’s parents are both doctors? Out of all my friends, she’s always sick and has a constant rash between her legs that she can’t get rid of!” You see, my daughter is noticing that there is a connection. I explained to my daughter that it is very possible that because both their parents are doctors, their daughter is feed more antibiotics therefore is showing adverse side effects/reactions to so many drugs in her system.

    There is hope that things are changing. I am seeing it. Be Well ….

  159. Teresa Allen says:
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    Expert Pediatrician Exposes Vaccine Myths

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/14/Expert-Pediatrician-Exposes-Vaccine-Myths.aspx

    Dr. Larry Palevsky is a board-certified pediatrician trained at the New York School of Medicine, and one of the leading physicians in the country who, from my view, is actually able to compellingly and convincingly provide sound, rational, scientific justification as to why you need to seriously reconsider the wisdom of choosing vaccines as an option to prevent against most diseases.

  160. marty says:
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    I know it is a hard decision to vaccinate or not to caccinate. All I know is that 10 people that I know who have received the flu mist and or vaccine 7 of them came down with severe fever, coughs etc. 3 of them were sick for three weeks!!! So, far I don’t know any one who has been admitted to the hospital with swine flu. SO looking at those odds I would be a fool to take the shot.

  161. marty says:
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    I know it is a hard decision to vaccinate or not to caccinate. All I know is that 10 people that I know who have received the flu mist and or vaccine 7 of them came down with severe fever, coughs etc. 3 of them were sick for three weeks!!! So, far I don’t know any one who has been admitted to the hospital with swine flu. SO looking at those odds I would be a fool to take the shot.

  162. Bea says:
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    I have had a grandchild in a pediatric intensive care unit for nearly 2 months now. She is NOT a victim of a vaccine reaction but of the H1N1 virus itself You all want to cry and whine about side effects of the vaccine that are suspiciously identical to the natural occurences of these things without the vaccine? We turned the ventilator off on my grandchild. The child breathes on it’s own with occasional help from CPAP. The child opens their eyes when you speak. This is ALL! This once active happy second grader will probably require a lifetime of special nursing care. I would sell my soul to the devil to have been able to have gotten her vaccinated. It was not out yet. The child was ill for less than 4 hours before being rushed to the hospital. I think our family would have gladly taken the chance on whatever side effects you want to preach! Do you really want to take a chance? You are doing no one a service with this site. The doctor who claimed the vaccine is more deadly than the virus needs to have his credentials pulled.

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    ISIS Press Release 10/11/09
    Cardiovascular Risks from Swine Flu Vaccines
    Overstimulation of the immune system may trigger acute heart disease and sudden deaths in the increasing number of people with atherosclerosis; this hidden risk of mass vaccination programmes against swine flu could far outweigh the benefits
    Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
    This report has been submitted to the US FDA and Sir Liam Donaldson, UK Chief Medical Officer. Please circulate widely.
    Mass vaccinations for the pandemic H1N1 ‘swine flu’ have begun in Britain, the United States, Sweden and elsewhere, targeting hundreds of millions around the world as concerns mount over the safety of the fast-tracked vaccines [1-3] ( Fast-tracked Swine Flu Vaccine under Fire , SiS 43; Swine Flu Pandemic – To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? , Flu Vaccines and the Risk of Cancer , SiS 44). The risks identified so far include neurological damage, developmental defects, and autoimmune diseases from vaccine adjuvants; the potential for generating more virulent disease agents from live attenuated viral vaccines, and cancer from contaminants of cultured cells used to grow the vaccine viruses, or from chemical agents employed in killing the vaccine viruses.
    Now, researchers at Mainz University Medical Center in Germany led by Sucharit Bhakdi have added cardiovascular risks that are not generally appreciated. Animal experiments and epidemiological data suggest that over-stimulation of the immune system may accelerate atherogenesis (the build-up of fatty deposits or plaques on the inner wall of arteries) [4]. They are especially concerned about vaccines containing adjuvants to boost immune response, which could aggravate the formation of plagues and atherosclerosis disease. The risks of other widespread diseases due to deregulated immune systems are also possible. Safety trials of vaccines conducted so far have not specifically taken those possible side-effects into account, and “unexpected serious adverse effects” may follow in the wake of mass vaccination programmes. This proved prophetic.
    Four deaths in less than two weeks
    Less than two weeks into its mass vaccination, Sweden reported four deaths [5], among which were at least two with underlying heart condition. According to the Swenska Dagladet newspaper, there were also 350 side effects recorded [6]. The Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control denies that the deaths are connected with the vaccine.
    But this possibility was predicted in the paper published by Bhakdi and colleagues [4].
    Two vaccines with adjuvants
    There are two main vaccines with adjuvants. One, modeled after Fluad and widely used in European countries including Germany contains the adjuvant MF59 made by Novartis, and is also deployed worldwide mainly for people over 65 years of age. MF59 is a squalene oil-in-water emulsion; but its mechanism of action is still poorly understood. It appears to induce recruitment of macrophages (white blood cells that ingests foreign material and dead cells) to the injection site and promote uptake of antigen by macrophage and dendritic cells that process antigens to promote production of specific antibodies. Injection of flu vaccines with the adjuvant frequently causes local pain and occasionally fever, indicating that pro-inflammatory cytokines (signaling molecules produced by immune cells) are generated [7]. There is further evidence that injection of squalene can provoke autoimmune responses [1, 2].
    Flu vaccines with MF59 adjuvant have been given to children, but there is little experience with their use in pregnant women who are currently in the priority group for vaccination [1, 2].
    Another H1N1 vaccine with adjuvant is developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The adjuvant is AS03 [1], similar to MF59 in that it contains squalene, and in addition, the non-ionic detergent polysorbate 80 (Tween 80)., which is yet uncharacterized in terms of pharmacokinetic and immunological properties [4]. Studies with vaccines containing AS03 in infants, young children or pregnant women have not been published. And current clinical studies are being conducted with children aged 3-17 years.
    Hidden dangers of H1N1 vaccines with adjuvants
    Immune mechanisms are now implicated in such a diversity of chronic diseases that no common denominator would have come to mind before the advent of modern immunology [4]. That is why the potential dangers of vaccine adjuvants such as those used with the current H1N1 swine flu vaccines are still not adequately addressed.
    A major hurdle to addressing the dangers is the lack of specificity in the self-destructive processes perpetrated by an over-stimulated immune system. It is now recognized that the innate, relatively non-specific immune mechanisms are just as culpable as the specific, adaptive immune mechanisms in the pathology of some of the most widespread human diseases including atherosclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, demyelinating disease and non-infectious arthritis; and the list is ever growing.
    More baffling still is that such pathological processes sometimes have their roots in normal physiological events that serve useful biological functions.
    For example, macrophages are involved in clearing tissues of cholesterol, which is poorly soluble. Atherosclerosis disease becomes manifest only when this cholesterol clearing role breaks down through overload, and lesions develop in the artery wall. The macrophages then cease to perform their physiological function and become the perpetrator of disease (see box).
    Macrophages and atheroclerosis
    Macrophages are large white blood cells that have the ability to phagocytose (engulf) foreign materials such as bacteria and viruses and debris from dead cells. They are a very important component of innate immunity, not only in protecting the body against pathogens, but also in scavenging and tissue repair. However, macrophages are also involved in the development of atherosclerosis – hardening of the arteries due to fatty deposits (plaques) in the arterial wall – and especially in the acute clinical disease resulting from the rupture of the plaques [8].
    Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease triggered by the over-stimulation of the immune system. It accounts for 39 percent of deaths in the UK, while 12 million in the USA have atherosclerosis- associated disease. Atherosclerosis results in narrowing the arteries, producing stable angina (chest pains due to blockage of arterial blood flow) or else dramatic rupture, producing acute syndromes such as unstable angina, myocardial infarction (heart attack, when the blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted causing some heart muscle cells to die), or sudden death . Macrophages are abundant in ruptured atherosclerotic plaques and are suspected of causing the rupture. As they belong to the innate immunity branch that does not require specific recognition, macrophages may damage tissues indiscriminately. Macrophages are recruited and activated by many signals and they have an impressive arsenal of molecules to promote tissue damage.
    Macrophage recruitment to the developing atherosclerotic plaques is aided by the expression of special inflammatory adhesion molecules in the abnormal lining of the arterial wall over the plaques, which are up-regulated by multiple atherosclerosis risk factors including oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL, bad cholesterol) , smoking, hypertension and diabetes. The activated macrophages express effector molecules that kill cells and degrade the extracellular matrix. These include Fas-L and nitric oxide (NO). Macrophage NO up-regulates vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) surface Fas (the binding partner for Fas-L) priming the VSMC for apoptosis (programmed cell death). As VSMCs promote plaque stability, their apoptosis may contribute to plaque rupture. Macrophages also express multiple metalloproteinases ( e.g. stromelysin) and serine proteases ( e.g. urokinase) that degrade the extracellular matrix, weakening the plaque and making it prone to rupture. In addition, macrophages secrete numerous other effectors including reactive oxygen species that kill bacteria under normal conditions [9] (see The Body Does Burn Water , SiS 43) , but will cause oxidative damage to cells when overproduced as the result of environmental stress.
    Macrophages a major culprit
    A key question is whether self-destructive processes perpetrated by the immune system can be influenced by unrelated immunological events. Again, atherosclerosis serves as a case in point, and the answer is yes [4]. There is a current debate over whether innate or adaptive immunity is more important in accelerating and aggravating atherosclerosis. But there is broad agreement that pathology is driven by diverse conditions that stimulate the immune system, such as acute and chronic infections, stress, smoking and diabetes.
    While macrophages normally perform their cholesterol scavenging function in the absence of inflammation, they readily induce immune-mediated collateral damage by moving to sites of atherosclerotic lesions that become unstable when activated by immune stimulation. Rabbits on a high blood cholesterol diet injected with an endotoxin that caused a brief rise in body temperature of only 1° C developed markedly larger atherosclerosis lesions than controls. Thus, immune stimulation in the absence of any infection can accelerate atherogenesis via the activation of macrophages. If, at any stage, vaccination drives macrophages into their inflammatory state, the effects will be unpredictable and “acute clinical events could be precipitated.” It might be caused by “the adjuvant or another ingredient, a combination of both, or any other inflammatory events provoked by intramuscular injection of the vaccine.”
    No trial data available on cardiovascular risks
    There is simply no relevant clinical data that could rule out such immunological adverse effects resulting from vaccination. Trials would have to be conducted in individuals with identified risk factors – but these are just the subjects usually excluded from the trials [1, 2]; moreover, the follow up observations would have to be made over extended periods of time.
    These risks do not just apply to people with identified risk factors, but may also apply to healthy young individuals repeatedly challenged with vaccines that contain adjuvants over years or decades. To make matters worse, the GSK flu vaccine with its novel combination of adjuvants and additives has not ever been given to a large number of recipients.
    The GSK vaccine was assessed in 400 volunteers [10]. Fever developed in 4 out of 200 participants that received the vaccine without adjuvant compared with 15 out of the 200 that received the vaccine with adjuvant. The group receiving the vaccine with adjuvant also showed marked increases in the incidence of all other registered symptoms including local redness, swelling, muscle aches, all signs of inflammation.
    Bhakdi and colleagues pointed out that in 2003, smallpox vaccine was administered to 36 000 civilians aged 46–65 in the USA, and five myocardial infarctions (MI) occurred within 3 weeks of vaccination. Five cases of MI were higher than the two that would have been expected in the period within this age-group, although it just missed being significant at the 5 percent probability level.
    The authors did not question the need for effective vaccine strategies against H1N1, only the possibility that the risks of mass vaccinations at this stage might outweigh the benefits. H1N1-related mortality is very low in Europe, and nowhere near that due to seasonal flu [1, 2].
    Why not hold mass vaccination in reserve, as we have already won the first round; and if mass vaccination is implemented, at risk individuals should be given vaccines without adjuvants.
    The same arguments against mass vaccinations would extend to the many other diseases with immunopathological components.
    References
    1. Ho MW and Cummins J. Fast-tracked swine flu vaccine under fire. Science in Society 43 , 4-6, 2009.
    2. Ho MW and Cummins J. Swine flu pandemic, to vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Science in Society 44 (in press).
    3. Tenpenny S. Flu vaccines and the risk of cancer. Science in Society 44 (in press).
    4. Bhakdi S, Lachner K and Doerr H-W. Possible hidden hazards of mass vaccination against new influenza A/H1N1: have the cardiovascular risks been adequately weighed? Med Microbiol Immunol 2009, 198, 205-9.
    5. “Further deaths linked to swine flu vaccine”, The Local, 24 October 2009, http://www.thelocal .se/22846/ 20091024/
    6. “Fifth “swine flu” vaccine death in Sweden – vaccinations still go ahead as planned!” Johann Niklasson, 27 October 2009, The Flu Case, http://www.thefluca se.com/index. php?option= com_content&view=article&id=1416%3Afifth- qswine-fluq- vaccine-death- in-sweden- vaccinations- still-go- ahead-as- planned&catid=41%3Ahighligh ted-newsA ke&Itemid=105&lang=en
    7. Clark TW, Pareek M, Hoschler K, Dillon H, Nicholson KG, Groth N, Stephenson I (2009) Trial of influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent MF59-adjuvanted vaccine—preliminary report. N Engl J Med http://www.ncbi. nlm.nih.gov/ entrez/query. fcgi?cmd= Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=19745215
    8. Boyle JJ. Macrophage activation in atherosclerosis: pathogenesis and pharmacology of plague rupture. Current Vascular Pharmacology 2005, 3, 63-68.
    9. Ho MW. The body does burn water. . Science in Society 43 ,14-16, 2009.
    10. Leroux-Roels I, Borkowski A, Vanwolleghem T, Drame M, Clement F, Hons E, Devaster JM, Leroux-Roels G (2007) Antigen sparing and cross-reactive immunity with an adjuvanted rH5N1 prototype pandemic influenza vaccine: a randomized controlled trial. Lancet 370:580–9.
    11. Reed S (2009) Brief overview of use of oil-in-water emulsions as adjuvants for influenza vaccines. http:/ http://www.who.int/ vaccine_research /documents/ Brief_overview_ of_use_of_ oil-in-water_ emulsions. pdf

  164. anais says:
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    Bea:
    First of all my condolences for what happened to your grandchild. My heart goes out to you, nad a s the mother who has seen her child gravelly ill, tethering between life and death,I understand your grief and the need to ask what you could have done to avoid this happening to your loved one. The truth is, life is unfair and has no guarantees and sometimes things happen that doesn’t seem to make sense.
    I do not agree with you that the people in this forum are doing the world a disservice. On the contrary I think they are or rather, we are -I am also in the forum- concerned citizens, parents and grandparents trying to find answers and avoid being manipulated by the media hype. We live in a consumer society where even medicine and medical treatement is treated as a commodity to be sold to the higger bidder. Pharmaceutical companies make huge profits selling dugs that are worthless at best and dangerous a t worse. That is not to say that there are no drugs that really help with disease, but the majority of drugs in the market today are either copies or another, just with a different name, designed not to help humanity, but to fill the pockets of the owner and shareholders of Big Pharma. I urge you to do your research; you’ll be disgusted at whit you will discover. There are many brave people who have tried to uncover the dirty busines of this companies, but publicity and other interested are trying very hard to silence their voice. I urge you to have allok at the video at the top of this page, by a Doctor of Public health, theologian and nun, who has the courage to speak up and inform of the schemes of the powerfull Pharmaceuticals.
    As an example of the tricky manipulation we are submitted regarding this H1N1 vaccine. I will point to you the fact that many deaths caused by other diseases will be attributed to H1N1, as the World health organization advise all medical personnel in hospitals to stop testing and assume that anyone having flu symptoms has H1N1. Since the symptoms of flu are common to many illnesses, we can assume that of all the deaths attributed to the swine flu, only a fraction are really caused by the H1N1 virus and the rest to various other diseases, including the seasonal(regular) flu that kills 36.000 people in the USA alone each year. So, with all due respect and my deepest
    sympathy, I do not think that you can be certain that what happened to your grandchild was caused by the H1N1 virus, nor that the vaccine would have guaranteed his safety.
    As for us, those who are trying to make the world safer, and ask for more transparency and truth from those who govern us…we will keep the good fight and do our best to maintain our freedom and to educate ourselves and our loved ones, so we can make informed decisions about our health.

  165. Leanna says:
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    Bea, I’m so sorry to hear about your grandchild. I will agree that there are many posts on this site that unnerved me to say the least. I think many, if not most people, do worry about any vaccine or medication they are taking themselves or giving to a child. There ARE risks with any vaccine. There’s no question. But to DOWNPLAY this virus to the extent that it’s being downplayed here is very alarming. It would seem many here simply laugh at this thing and call anyone who finds it more dangerous than the common cold crazy.

    This:

    Since the symptoms of flu are common to many illnesses, we can assume that of all the deaths attributed to the swine flu, only a fraction are really caused by the H1N1 virus and the rest to various other diseases, including the seasonal(regular) flu that kills 36.000 people in the USA alone each year. So, with all due respect and my deepest sympathy, I do not think that you can be certain that what happened to your grandchild was caused by the H1N1 virus, nor that the vaccine would have guaranteed his safety.

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Do you honestly think they haven’t TESTED a child who’s been in and our of the ICU for MONTHS? And sure, many people die of secondary infections from this flu or any flu, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the flu virus they were infected with had nothing whatsoever to do with their illness. And to say that a vaccine could never have prevented any of this? Wow..

    I’m just stunned and somewhat sickened at some of the things I’ve read here. I think putting forth all the information out there is a good thing, but there seems to be a real push to totally ignore things like the fact that GBS can occur following an illness such as the flu or a bacterial infection. It can also follow other medications. It would seem some people are simply prone to getting it while most people are not. And while a host of reactions were listed, many fairly mild such has fever, pain at the injection site or vomiting, the fact that THOUSANDS of people have died from h1n1 is completely overlooked. But, then we’re being told here that those deaths had nothing whatsoever to do with the flu virus at all. I forgot..

    When the other side starts to put forth ridiculous statements, they are no different than the people whom they condemn so much.

    And once again, the single dose injections and the flu mist have NO adjuvants in America. NONE.

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    Bea, I am sorry but I am suspicious of your post. Most loving grandparents would say Granddaughter/Grandson and I can’t see a loving grandparent would say, “The child breathes on “it’s” own”. I’m not buying it ….

  167. Teresa Allen says:
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    Since the president has issued a level 6 pandemic, the US can and probably WILL start using them.

  168. Angelg222 says:
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    Commercial on TV tonight promoting vaccines and they state, “Vaccines are Safe”. How are they able to make that statement?

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    A Canadian scientist today warned about the dangers of hasty and massive vaccination against influenza A (H1N1) and said the tests may not provide long-term data needed on its safety, said today in media reports.

    Since experts have predicted that the northern hemisphere could face a “second wave” of influenza A (H1N1) vaccine manufacturers have begun testing the first batch of vaccines on volunteers to roll up their sleeves to test the safety and effectiveness of new formulations. Manufacturers test different doses and determine if they generate immune reactions or other side effects.

    But Dr. Arthur Schafer, the area of medical ethics at the University of Manitoba, feared that the first scientific data provide only information on the correct dose and the immediate reactions to the vaccine. Data on long-term security will not be available when they begin immunization programs in the fall.

    “We are rushing shots and not enough time to properly test its effectiveness. There will be time to adequately test its security, “Schafer said in a recent interview.

    The World Health Organization has recognized in connection with security issues, which “inevitably arise during a pandemic when a vaccine is administered on a mass level. For example, adverse situations that are too rare to appear even in a large clinical trial may become apparent when large numbers of people receiving a vaccine due to a pandemic. ”

    Schafer said the evidence from the southern hemisphere indicate that the influenza virus A (H1N1) is no more deadly than seasonal flu. So the question is why it is considering a massive vaccination program. But other scientists have noted that accelerate the production and testing of the vaccine is necessary.

    The vaccine specialist from Toronto, Dr. Allison McGeer, said that as they reach the safety data and provides a clearer picture of the effects of influenza in the southern hemisphere it easier to decide who needs the vaccine.

    McGeer said there are risks in all the flu, including the A (H1N1). The vaccine aims to protect those at risk.

    Source: Argenpress

    Categories: Promotion and Preventive Health

  170. anais says:
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    The above article was dated August 19 2009

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    November 17, 2009
    Netherlands: Vaccine use halted after baby deaths
    Via DutchNews.nl: Vaccine use halted after baby deaths.
    The Dutch health institute RIVM has stopped the distribution of a batch of Pfizer’s Prevnar childhood vaccine following the death of three babies shortly after being vaccinated.
    The vaccine has been labeled ‘do not use’ and and new supplies have been made available to doctors. The exact cause of the death of the infants is not yet known, the RIVM said.
    The babies died between one and 11 days after the vaccination.
    November 17, 2009 at 10:14 AM | Permalink

  172. Teresa Allen says:
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    Do you want the efficacy and safety of products that will be injected into your children determined by people who are receiving money from the corporation manufacturing that product?

    http://whale.to/v/prevnar2.html

    PREVNAR

    A Critical Review of a New Childhood Vaccine

    Potential Conflicts of Interest in Testing, Promotion & Approval

    Drs. Black & Shinefield: Wyeth Lederle Paid for Prevnar Studies

    Drs. Black and Shinefield of Kaiser Permanente undertook the primary studies cited regarding Prevnar. Wyeth Lederle, the vaccine’s manufacturer, paid for these studies.

    Drs. Black & Shinefield: Wyeth Lederle Paid for Conferences
    These doctors have also presented Prevnar at various conferences throughout the world. Wyeth Lederle subsidized these conferences.

    Drs. Stephen I. Pelton & Kathryn Edwards: Wyeth Lederle Pays to Reassure Parents

    Wyeth Lederle also pays for an Internet forum (pneumo.com) where these doctors answer Prevnar-related questions from concerned parents. Several of their answers are inconsistent with relevant information reported from other medical sources.

    Dr. Kathyrn Edwards: Wyeth Lederle Pays to Reassure Doctors about Prevnar

    The Internet forum subsidized by Wyeth Lederle (pneumo.com) also addresses Prevnar related questions presented by pediatricians and other clinicians. Several of the answers by Dr. Edwards demonstrate inconsistent information. Wyeth Lederle had paid Dr. Edwards $255,023 per year from 1996 to 1998 for the study of pneumococcal vaccines (i.e. Prevnar). Edwards is also one of fifteen full-time members of FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, the committee that advises the FDA on the licensing of new vaccines.

    Dr. Margaret B. Rennels: The Wyeth Lederle-Prevnar-RotaShield Connection

    Rennels was instrumental in getting RotaShield to market and is now involved in Prevnar. Her university receives a total of over $2.5 million from various drug and vaccine companies including Wyeth Lederle, Prevnar’s manufacturer. She is also one of the twelve members of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, the committee that makes vaccine recommendations as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics.36

    Dr. Jerome Klein: Wyeth Lederle and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

    This doctor has been employed by the major vaccine manufacturers to testify against vaccine injured children. He is also chief editor of pneumo.com the website paid for by Wyeth Lederle to sponsor Prevnar. Furthermore, Klein holds a position on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, the committee that recommends products for universal vaccination.

    Go to the link and read the whole article…talking about conflicts of interest!

  173. anais says:
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    Thank you Teresa.

  174. Teresa Allen says:
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    Medical Doctor Retracts H1N1 Vaccine Advice After Reading Insert!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r051fXtfng8&feature=sdig&et=1258932714.63

    Dr. Roby Mitchell, M.D. (www.drfitt.com) issues a retraction to nurses he originally advised to get the H1N1 flu vaccination.

    After reading the insert of the vaccine, he retracted his advice. This video exposes what is actually IN the vaccine our government is so eager to inject into our population. For more information, please visit the following websites below:

    http://www.vactruth.org

    http://www.drtenpenny.com

    http://www.theflucase.com

    http://www.fluscam.com

    http://www.drcarley.com

    http://www.brainguardmd.com

    http://www.mercola.com

    http://www.naturalnews.com

    http://www.russellblaylockmd.com

    Live H1N1 Virus in Nasal Spray Vaccination:

    http://public-healthcare-issues.suite101.com/article.cfm/live_h1n1_virus_in_nasal_spray_vaccinationRead More

  175. Teresa Allen says:
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    Dr. Roby Mitchell, M.D. (www.drfitt.com) issues a retraction to nurses he originally advised to get the H1N1 flu vaccination. After reading the insert of the vaccine, he retracted his advice. The above video exposes what is actually IN the vaccine our government is so eager to inject into our population.

    For more information, please visit the following websites below:

    http://www.vactruth.org

    http://www.drtenpenny.com

    http://www.theflucase.com

    http://www.fluscam.com

    http://www.drcarley.com

    http://www.brainguardmd.com

    http://www.mercola.com

    http://www.naturalnews.com

    http://www.russellblaylockmd.com

    Live H1N1 Virus in Nasal Spray Vaccination:

    http://public-healthcare-issues.suite101.com/article.cfm/live_h1n1_virus_in_nasal_spray_vaccination

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    http://www.citizensreport.org/2009/11/23/h1n1-flu-vaccine-linked-to-life-threatening-muscle-disorder-other-side-effects/

    November 23, 2009 | Consumer Goods, Health & Medicine, Parenting, Women’s Health

    H1N1 Flu Vaccine Linked to Life-Threatening Muscle Disorder, Other Side Effects

    Some people who have received the vaccine for the H1N1 “swine flu” virus have developed a potentially fatal muscle disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and other serious side effects.Since the vaccine was unveiled in October, federal health officials say there have been six confirmed cases of GBS in patients following the shots. Officials are still working to confirm a link between the disease and the vaccine.

    GBS results in a patient’s immune system attacking the nerves, which can cause muscle weakness, paralysis, and even death. The disease also has been reported in some girls and young women given the vaccine Gardasil to guard against common causes of cervical cancer.

    There have been at least 1,700 reports of adverse events associated with the H1N1 flu vaccinations, but only four percent of those reports were “serious,” health officials said.

    Still, the true number of GBS cases linked to the H1N1 shots may be under-reported, meaning many more cases of the disorder may be happening.

    During the 1976 swine flu outbreak, U.S. officials also saw an increase in the rate of GBS in people receiving the shots, but they say it’s still too early to know if the current vaccinations will cause a similar spike in the disease.

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    Superstar CBS Reporter Blows the Lid Off the Swine Flu Media Hype and Hysteria

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/24/Superstar-CBS-Reporter-Blows-the-Lid-Off-the-Swine-Flu-Media-Hype-and-Hysteria.aspx

    Sharyl Attkisson is a CBS News correspondent and investigative reporter. She’s covered Capitol Hill since February 2006 and has been a Washington-based correspondent there since January 1995. She was also part of the CBS news team that received the Edward Murrow Award in 2005 for overall excellence. Additionally, she received an Outstanding Investigative Journalism Emmy in 2002 for a series on the Red Cross.