Thursday, December 31, 2009

Unpublished Letter to the Sarasota Herald Tribune (sent Nov. 12, 2009)

[The Editor of the Sarasota Herald Tribune evidently declined to publish the following letter. Not surprising, given that the New York Times owns the SHT, and the New York Times has been brazenly promoting the H1N1 mass vaccination program. In fact, the New York Times Learning Network even published the following learning lesson targeted to schoolteachers, "H1N1 Vaccine: Facts or Myths," (see: ) in which the Times denies that there is any ethyl mercury in the H1N1 shots, in spite of the fact that the FDA-approved Package Inserts  (see: ) list Thimerosal as an ingredient! ] 


NOVEMBER 12, 2009


In “Flu shots for area's children start soon” (11/5/2009), the turnout for a recent Hillsborough County clinic was described as falling short of expectations, and a Hillsborough County official is quoted as saying, “We don't really know why more people aren't interested."[1]

Here are just a few of many potential reasons as to why parental demand for H1N1 vaccination is falling short of official expectations:

1. Secretary Sebelius (HHS) in July invoked the 2006 PREPA Act, granting legal immunity to vaccine manufacturers and federal officials, meaning they will not be held liable for harm caused by their swine flu vaccines, unless willful misconduct can be proven.[2] Many parents do not want their children to receive uninsured vaccines.

2. Similar legal immunity  was issued in 1976, for a similar swine flu scare which ended in disaster. The swine flu virus itself was ultimately blamed for only one death. However, the 1976 swine flu vaccine was blamed for at least 25 deaths, and thousands of injuries, from Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a paralyzing neuromuscular disorder. US taxpayers eventually paid hundreds of millions of dollars to the vaccine’s victims.[3] GBS remains a hazard associated with vaccinations.[4]

3. The most readily-available injectable H1N1 vaccines are delivered in multi-dose vials. According to the FDA, each of these vaccines contain up to 25mcg (micrograms) of Thimerosal, a mercury derivative.[5] Mercury is a neurotoxin.[6]

The fact that these injectable vaccines contain mercury may explain why more parents are not interested.

Jason B.

REFERENCES for the Editor:

[1] Flu shots for area's children start soon:

[2] (A.P.) Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers:
Archived here:

Additional discussion, by Meryl Nass, M.D., here:
Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers:  What are the implications?

and here:

What do PREPA and EUAs mean for public health officials?/ Iowa's Asst Attorney General:

-------------1976 Swine Flu Vaccine Debacle...

[3] Swine flu 'debacle' of 1976 is recalled: 2009/apr/27/science/sci-swine-history27?pg=2

The last great swine flu epidemic:

Decision Making and the Swine Flu Scare of 1976, by Christoper Williams:

The Swine Flu Immunization Program: Scientific Venture or Political Folly?
by Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.

“60 Minutes” segment w/ Mike Wallace, 1976 Swine Flu Epidemic (1979):
Video here:
Video and transcript archived here:

------------“GBS remains an acknowledged hazard associated with vaccinations”...

[4] See Section 5, “Warnings and precautions,” for each of the four approved H1N1 vaccines:

See also: Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine: (Section 6.3, page 8)

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

See also:
Neurologists urged to watch for rare swine flu vaccine side-effect:

The Guillain-Barré syndrome and the 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 influenza vaccines/ NEJM:
(links to this study: Influenza Vaccination and the Guillain–Barré Syndrome:

-------------- THIMEROSAL contained in FDA-approved H1N1 vaccines...

[5] See “Dosage forms and strengths” and Section 3 in each of the three FDA-approved injectable H1N1 vaccines:

[A] Package Insert - Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent (CSL Limited) (PDF - 218KB)

[B] Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine (Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited):

[C] Package Insert - Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine (Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.) (PDF - 228KB):

-------------- Mercury is a neurotoxin...

[6] US EPA: (Human Health): “Mercury is a neurotoxin. Outbreaks of methylmercury poisonings have made it clear that adults, children, and developing fetuses are at risk from ingestion exposure to mercury.”

Draft Review of The CDC’s: “General Questions and Answers on Thimerosal”
by Paul G. King, PhD,  Science Advisor, The Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD):


Thimerosal (Ethylmercury) and Autism: A Causal link:
Video record of Florida Gov. Charlie Christ's Autism Task Force Meeting of 2008; Official Hearing, Expert Testimony, & Scientific Evidence:


Mercury in fish: Insidious, still largely mysterious, especially in Florida:,0,3304665.story

Thursday, November 12, 2009

[NAPLES, FL] 77 students given incorrect flu shot:

Posted: Nov 10, 2009 12:29 PM

Updated: Nov 10, 2009 12:29 PM

NAPLES: Seventy-seven students at The Community School of Naples were mistakenly given the seasonal flu vaccine on Monday when parents had signed consent forms for their children to receive the H1N1 vaccine, the Collier County Health Department confirmed Tuesday.

The error was discovered when staff members at the health department were inputting data into computers and the computers would not accept the lot numbers as correct for H1N1 vaccine, said Dr. Joan Colfer, executive director of the health department.

The vaccine clinic was halted and an additional supervisor was sent to the school to oversee the continuation of the H1N1 clinic for the rest of the school, she said.

The Naples Daily News reports that while the students won't be harmed by the incorrect shot, Colfer still isn't happy about the mistake.


[NAPLES, FL] H1Wrong1: 77 students given incorrect flu shot:

Posted November 10, 2009 at 11:54 a.m. , updated November 10, 2009 at 5:37 p.m.

NAPLES — Seventy-seven students at the Community School of Naples were mistakenly given the seasonal flu vaccine earlier this week when parents had signed consent forms for their children to receive the H1N1 vaccine, the Collier County Health Department said Tuesday.

The mistake was discovered when staff members at the health department were inputting data into computers at the school clinic Monday and the computers would not accept the lot numbers as correct for H1N1 vaccine, said Dr. Joan Colfer, executive director of the health department.

The vaccine clinic was halted and an additional supervisor was sent to the school to oversee the continuation of the H1N1 clinic for the rest of the school, she said.

The mistake was discovered 10 or 15 minutes after they started administering the shots, said Deb Millsap, spokeswoman for the health department.

After stopping the clinic and checking the vaccine stock, the clinic resumed and 337 students were given the H1N1 vaccine, Millsap said.

The error occurred when nurses were packing vaccine and accidently packed the seasonal vaccine for the school when it was supposed to go to one of the community sites where both the seasonal and H1N1 vaccine are being given to risk groups.

In addition, the six nurses at Community School had not confirmed they had the H1N1 vials in hand before giving the shots to the 77 youngsters, Colfer said.


[VIDEO] Boy Almost Dies From Swine Flu Vaccine: NBC TV - KTTC

Vaccines, Adverse Reactions, and the Florida Law:

Vaccines, Adverse Reactions, and the Florida Law:

Presentation at USF, Marshall Center, August 15, 2009, by David Berger, MD, FAAP, Board Certified Pediatrician, Medical Director of Wholistic Pediatrics, Tampa Florida (

[W. Virginia] Deputies Hold Boy Who Fled Flu Shot:

Student refused; was held down for vaccination

POSTED: November 11, 2009

WHEELING - It took the strength of two sheriff's deputies to keep a middle schooler still enough to receive a shot of the swine flu, or H1N1, vaccine at a recent clinic.

During a regular Wheeling-Ohio County Health Board meeting Tuesday, health department Administrator Howard Gamble told board members about the student's attempt to flee Wheeling Middle School during a vaccination clinic held there last Friday.

He noted the boy's mother could not bear to watch the scene and left the gymnasium. Out of apparent fear of receiving the injection, the student ran out of the building. The school's resource officer, Ohio County Sheriff's Deputy John Haglock, coaxed the boy back inside. Once at the shot station, however, Haglock apparently needed some help keeping the boy still, and another deputy assisted.

"He tried to run. I looked over and saw two sheriff's deputies holding a kid down," Gamble said. "Mom took off, she couldn't take it. You had one nurse with the needle, two deputies holding him, one nurse is grabbing hands - because that's what they want to do, to go after the needle. And that's the last thing you want."

Gamble said as soon as the nurse gave the boy his injection and told him he was done, he hopped up like nothing had happened.

"For the most part they go very easy. As far as the shots, every once in awhile you have to hold down one or two - but that's why mom is there or dad is there," Gamble said.

He added after the meeting that Friday's incident was the only time Ohio County deputies have held a student during a shot.
"They're mostly there for parking and directions. They also know the kids. ... They were our first line of contact when setting up the clinics," Gamble said.

Neither Sheriff Pat Butler nor Haglock could be reached for comment. A sheriff's department official said Haglock is on vacation for the next two weeks.

During a clinic Tuesday at Bridge Street Middle School, similar scenes took place - though not quite as dramatic and not involving officers of the law. A couple sets of parents could be seen keeping their children from wiggling away while a nurse quickly administered the vaccine.

Ten-year-old Austin Price, the son of Jennifer and Josh Price, decided to take the shot standing up and with no assistance from his mom or dad. He even smiled for a photograph.

And on a scale of 1-10, how painful was the shot?

A "4," he answered.

By 7:30 p.m., 391 students from Bridge Street and Elm Grove and Middle Creek elementary schools had been vaccinated. Gamble expected that by the clinic's end at 8 p.m., more than 400 would have received the inoculation.

The final two student clinics in Ohio County are:
For students of Warwood Middle School, Corpus Christi, Warwood and West Liberty Elementary schools from 3:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Warwood Middle School Gym.
For students of Wheeling Park High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at WPHS Activities Center.

Tuesday's health board meeting was held in the county commission board room - located on the second floor of the City-County Building - due to the health department's board room being used for storage.

[QUEBEC] Children to be bused to vaccination centres:

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 200
Quebec health officials say they are close to setting up a system to bus schoolchildren to swine flu vaccination centres.

Putting together a vaccination plan involving more than one million school children is not an easy task, said Quebec's chief public health officer, Dr. Alain Poirier.

"A few details have to be fixed, but it's going in the right direction," he said at a news conference in Quebec City Wednesday.

The chief of health protection at Montreal's public health department, Dr. Terry-Nan Tannenbaum, said there is still a lot to figure out.

"There's the consent to be vaccinated; there's the consent to be transported; … there's making sure we have all the information, for instance, on allergies or other problems," said Tannenbaum.
One Montreal parent said the idea to bus students to clinics isn’t such a good one.

"Many children will be afraid," said Elise Desjardins, the mother of two school-age children.
She said children might be more at ease if they got the flu shot at their own school.

At the national assembly, Parti Québecois health critic Bernard Drainville said the plan sounds like a field trip destined for failure.

"It is obvious the solution is to do vaccinations in schools. Why aren't you doing it?" Drainville asked the Liberals during question period.
"[This is the way] to vaccinate the most students possible ... the most efficient way," replied Liberal Health Minister Yves Bolduc.

He went on to say that if the government slows down the vaccination process for schoolchildren, it will delay the rollout of vaccination for the rest of the population.

[VIDEO] HR 3962: No Child Left Unimmunized Against Influenza?:

Virginia teen suffers rare illness after swine flu shot:

Boy diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, but CDC says no clear link

By JoNel Aleccia, Health writer
updated 5:45 p.m. ET Nov. 11, 2009

A 14-year-old Virginia boy is weak and struggling to walk after coming down with a reported case of Guillain-Barre syndrome within hours after receiving the H1N1 vaccine for swine flu.

Jordan McFarland, a high school athlete from Alexandria, Va., left Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Tuesday night in a wheelchair nearly a week after developing severe headaches, muscle spasms and weakness in his legs following a swine flu shot. He will likely need the assistance of a walker for four to six weeks, plus extensive physical therapy.

“The doctor said I’ll recover fully, but it’s going to take some time,” the teenager said.

Jordan is among the first people in the nation to report developing the potentially life-threatening muscle disorder after receiving the H1N1 vaccine this fall. His alarming reaction was submitted via's reader reporting tool, First Person, by his stepmother, Arlene Connin.

Increased cases of GBS were found in patients who received a 1976 swine flu vaccine, but government health officials say they've seen no rise in the condition associated with the current outbreak.

So far, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have received five reports of GBS in people who received the H1N1 vaccine since Oct. 6, not including Jordan’s case, said Dr. Claudia J. Vellozzi, deputy director for immunization safety.

Out of about 40 million doses of H1N1 vaccine available to date, that’s a far lower rate of GBS than the 1 case that develops in every 1 million people who receive the regular flu vaccine.

"It's much less than we'd expect," she said, adding that many cases go unreported.

In 1976, about 1 additional case of GBS developed in every 100,000 people who were vaccinated against the swine flu, according to the CDC.

Jordan's parents said doctors diagnosed the teen with GBS, a rare muscle disorder that develops when a person’s own immune system attacks the nerves, causing muscle weakness, difficulty walking and sometimes paralysis and death.

Hospital officials didn't dispute that the boy had GBS, but refused to comment on the boy's condition or treatment, even after his family granted permission.

“They don’t want to create a fear or panic in the community,” said Jordan's stepmother, Connin.

Connin and Jordan’s father, Calvin McFarland, both 38, believe the shot sparked the illness that came on 18 hours after the boy’s vaccination.


Virginia teen athlete in wheel chair after H1N1 vaccine shot:

Thursday, November 12, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) A teenage Virginia athlete is in a wheel chair now after suffering Guillain-Barre Syndrome within hours after receiving an H1N1 swine flu vaccine shot. 14-year-old Jordan McFarland developed severe headaches, muscle spasms and weakness in his legs after being injected. He will need "extensive physical therapy" to recovery, reports MSNBC. Plus, he'll need the help of a walker for four to six weeks.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is the name given to anyone who exhibits a particular set of neurological symptoms including muscle weakness and muscle spasms. GBS is now increasingly occurring following H1N1 vaccine injections. It was diagnosed in thousands of patients following the 1976 swine flu vaccine scare, and it appears to be recurring here in 2009 as the swine flu vaccine makes it into more widespread distribution.

Health authorities, however, remain adamant that H1N1 vaccines are never the cause of GBS, and that such diagnoses are "pure coincidence." This blatantly unscientific P.R. tactic is designed to dismiss any and all concerns over the neurological side effects of H1N1 vaccines by simply denying they exist. To date, the CDC has received reports of five additional people being diagnosed with GBS following swine flu vaccinations, but it dismisses them all as coincidence. "It's much less than we'd expect," says CDC official Dr. Claudia J. Vellozzi. (Which is sort of interesting all by itself, because it reveals that the CDC expects a lot more people to get GBS following vaccine injections...)

At the same time, part of the reason the CDC isn't receiving many reports on neurological disorders caused by H1N1 vaccines is because they participated in a massive media brainwashing event that prepped the population to dismiss all side effects by pre-announcing the bizarre idea that "side effects experienced after vaccine injections are not related to vaccines."

This was an organized, nationwide media brainwashing campaign engineered by the CDC, FDA and drug companies. It sought to pre-program health consumers to automatically dismiss serious side effects that appeared in the hours after receiving swine flu vaccine injections.

The campaign worked. In fact, even the GBS of this young man, Jordan McFarland, wasn't submitted to the CDC. It only came to light when his step-mother submitted details to's reader reporting tool. In other words, this was citizen journalism at work, where a parent submitted information directly to the media.

For this to occur is exceedingly rare. Most parents would simply wait for their doctor to submit such information to health authorities, not knowing that submitting reports of vaccine-related side effects remains voluntary in modern medicine.

No requirement to report vaccine side effects
You read that right: There is no requirement that doctors send reports of vaccine side effects to any health authority at all. And that raises the question: So how do they really know how many people are suffering neurological side effects from the H1N1 vaccines?

The answer? They don't. Nobody knows.


Conflicts of interest? Dr. Mehmet Oz owns 150,000 option shares in vaccine technology company:

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) Dr. Mehmet Oz is a huge promoter of vaccines. He's been on television reinforcing fear about H1N1 swine flu and telling everyone to get vaccinated. But what he didn't tell his viewing audience is that he holds 150,000 option shares in a vaccine company that could earn him millions of dollars in profits as the stock price rises. It is in Dr. Oz's own financial interest, in other words, to hype up vaccines and get more people taking them so that his own financial investments rise in value.

Evidence describing these facts was delivered to NaturalNews by a private investigator named Joseph Culligan ( That evidence includes an SEC document detailing how Dr. Oz. bought options on stocks for SIGA Technologies in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009. SIGA Technologies (stock symbol SIGA) is a vaccine technology company with many advanced developments whose success depends on the widespread adoption of vaccines. According to SEC documents, Dr. Mehmet Oz. currently holds 150,000 option shares on SIGA Technologies, purchased for as little as $1.35 back in 2005.

At the time of this writing, SIGA Technologies is trading at $7.10, making those options bought in 2005 worth $5.75 in profits today. If all the 150,000 options purchased by Dr. Oz. were exercised today, they would be worth roughly $180,000 in profits (they were bought at different prices, not all at $1.35). This is all revealed in what the SEC website calls an "insider transaction" document (link below).

These options won't expire until the years 2015 - 2019, and the higher the stock price of SIGA gets before then, the more profit can be realized when these options are cashed out. You can see the 2019 expiration date in this "insider transaction" form:

If the stock price of SIGA Technologies could be pumped up even more -- say, from someone hyping up vaccines in front of a national audience -- these options could mathematically be worth millions of dollars. Just to clarify, by the way, SIGA Technologies doesn't currently manufacture a vaccine for H1N1 swine flu. It focuses on future vaccine technologies that could be applied to many different vaccines down the road.

Dr. Oz. isn't merely a holder of SIGA stock options, by the way: He's on the Board of Directors! As SIGA's own website explains, Dr. Oz has served on the board since 2001 and continues his role there today. This brings up the obvious question:

Is it right for someone talking about whether vaccines are safe on television to also be carrying stock options and serving on the board of directors of a vaccine company at the same time?

Just to make things a little more interesting, SIGA Technologies recently received a $3 million grant in taxpayer dollars from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of the grant money? To fund the study of a chemical adjunct named ST-246 to be used in future vaccines. So taxpayer money is now being used to fund a vaccine technology company whose stock price increases will financially benefit the very celebrity doctor who is hyping up vaccines to a national audience.

Something sounds fishy here...


EXCLUSIVE - Flu Shot Victim Desiree Jennings CURED of “untreatable” Neurological Disorder:

The Robert Scott Bell Show was first to break the story of the treating doctor and resulting success in reversing a supposedly incurable neurological adverse event reaction. This dramatic healing could serve to weaken the grip of the authoritarian naysayers within the medical industrial complex when it comes to vaccine injuries and the recovery of patients so injured.

I interview treating physician Dr. Rashid Buttar about Desiree Jennings’s medical condition and treatment, including my concern that certain pharmaceutical interest groups will attack them because of the possibility that this dramatic healing might weaken those in favor of mandatory vaccinations.

Will Desiree Jennings be the shot heard round the world?

[CANADA] 11 children in Brampton, Ont., get double dose of H1N1 flu shot by mistake:

Sun Nov 8, 10:03 PM
By Pat Hewitt, The Canadian Press

TORONTO - A Brampton, Ont., man is questioning why the nurse who gave his young daughter and almost a dozen other children double the recommended dose of the H1N1 flu vaccine is still giving out the swine flu shot.

It's just the latest problem to surface in Ontario's bumpy rollout of the swine flu vaccine.

That rollout has included vaccine shortages, days-long lineups for vaccinations at public clinics and board members at about a dozen Toronto hospitals and several players and staff from the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and the NBA's Toronto Raptors being allowed to jump the queue in getting their flu shot ahead of the general public.

Ted Hedrich said in an interview from his home in Brampton on Sunday that he was told that his three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Selena, was one of 11 children who were given the higher dose by a nurse working at the Indell Lane clinic last Monday afternoon.

But he wasn't called by a Peel Public Health supervisor until Thursday when he was told of the error, he said.

Health officials have recommended young children only get half the adult dose initially - which would be 0.25 ml for children - and then get the other half several weeks later. But Hedrich said his daughter was given 0.5 ml.

Hedrich said he was told the nurse now has been retrained on the proper procedure.

"I was absolutely shocked," he said, that the nurse was still giving flu shots.


Ukrainians protest martial law and pandemic emergency using unconventional methods:

FEMEN's latest protest:


Ukrainian President's address to the Ukrainian people on the occasion
of flu epidemic in Ukraine:

But now, in this moment there is no time for waiting or remonstrance.
National Security and Defense Council should become the center of

Failure to comply with its orders will immediately result in
application to the law enforcement authorities.

[Poland] International Bioterrorism Tabletop Exercise:

In September 2009, senior law enforcement officials, health care professionals and experts from international organizations joined their forces to confront a chilling crisis – the plague had just been unleashed on their countries by unknown evildoers.

A fictional scenario with a serious aim

Fortunately, this terrifying situation was a scenario under control, and the civilian authorities were all participants in a Tabletop Exercise on Preventing Bioterrorism hosted by INTERPOL. This exercise simulated a global bioterrorism attack and its aftermath. Participants in the Black Death scenario were faced with a fictional, intentional plague attack involving countries from their region, with the exercise designed to assist them in identifying critical co-operation and co-ordination issues which could hinder a quick and successful response to such an attack in real life.

The idea behind this exercise, the third in a series organized by INTERPOL, has been described by the Organization's Secretary General, Ronald K. Noble, as “helping focus our joint understanding of the role and responsibility of each of us – police, health care professionals, experts – in response to a bioterrorism incident, as well as identifying possible gaps or redundancies so that we can draw lessons from them.”

Inter-agency co-operation in Central and Eastern Europe

Organized by the INTERPOL Bioterrorism Unit, this third edition of the event took place from 29-30 September in Warsaw, Poland. Participants in the workshop numbered 27 from six Central and Eastern European countries (Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine), as well as 15 participants from international organizations such as Europol, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Centre for Disease Control, the European Commission (Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs and Directorate General for Justice, Freedom and Security), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

A wide range of INTERPOL initiatives

The tabletop exercise is the latest in a series of initiatives launched by INTERPOL since the creation of its Bioterrorism Prevention programme. INTERPOL has worked ceaselessly since 2005 to heighten its member countries’ awareness of the dangers of bioterrorism and to enhance their preparedness for a bioterrorist attack. The Bioterrorism Prevention Programme has co-ordinated a series of events, starting with the Global Conference on Preventing Bioterrorism in March 2005; regional workshops in Africa, South America, Europe and Asia; train-the-trainer sessions all over the world; and practical tabletop exercises such as the one outlined above.

Ask military to help with H1N1: Ottawa councillor:

CBC News
November 6, 2009

An Ottawa city councillor wants to call in the Armed Forces to help conduct swine flu vaccinations.

Coun. Bob Monette said Thursday he has written to federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq asking if doctors, nurses and medics from the Canadian Forces could be deployed in cities across Canada to help with the H1N1 vaccinations.

Monette said the idea came to him after speaking with a constituent who's a member of the Forces.

"Why not think of all the possibilities?" Monette said.

"This was one more possibility that I found was worthwhile looking into, and let's see if anything comes from it. If we can get one or two doctors, a nurse, to help out, then it's worthwhile," he said.

Ottawa-Orleans MP Royal Galipeau has endorsed Monette's idea. He said he's also written to the health minister and to the minister of defence.

Poland won't buy H1N1 vaccine until 'properly tested'

Associated Press - 2009-11-06

WARSAW, Poland — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk says his government won't buy vaccines for swine flu that have not been properly tested or from producers who won't take responsibility for possible side effects.

Tusk told reporters Friday that vaccine producers were pressuring governments to buy, but were also demanding that all responsibility and compensation for possible side effects should fall upon the governments purchasing the medicine.

He stressed that the few dozen swine cases in Poland have been mild and no deaths have been reported.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It would appear that the plans authorized/endorsed in this WHO document are the very definition of 'arbitrary, capricious, and draconian'? Who is your representative at the World Health Organization (WHO)? (Oh, that's right... you DON'T have one!)


WHO publishes plans to take over the whole of society in pandemic emergency:

[CBS News] How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders?

Sharyl Attkisson Investigates Vaccine Advocates Taking Funding From The Companies Whose Vaccines They Endorse

(CBS)  For years some parents and scientists have raised concerns about vaccine safety, including a possible link to autism and ADD. Many independent experts have sided with government officials and other scientists who say there's no possible connection. But how "independent" are they? CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson shares here's what she found.

They're some of the most trusted voices in the defense of vaccine safety: the American Academy of Pediatrics, Every Child By Two, and pediatrician Dr. Paul Offit.

But CBS News has found these three have something more in common - strong financial ties to the industry whose products they promote and defend.

The vaccine industry gives millions to the Academy of Pediatrics for conferences, grants, medical education classes and even helped build their headquarters. The totals are kept secret, but public documents reveal bits and pieces.

A $342,000 payment from Wyeth, maker of the pneumococcal vaccine - which makes $2 billion a year in sales.

A $433,000 contribution from Merck, the same year the academy endorsed Merck's HPV vaccine - which made $1.5 billion a year in sales.

Another top donor: Sanofi Aventis, maker of 17 vaccines and a new five-in-one combo shot just added to the childhood vaccine schedule last month.

Every Child By Two, a group that promotes early immunization for all children, admits the group takes money from the vaccine industry, too - but wouldn't tell us how much.

A spokesman told CBS News: "There are simply no conflicts to be unearthed." But guess who's listed as the group's treasurers? Officials from Wyeth and a paid advisor to big pharmaceutical clients.

Then there's Paul Offit, perhaps the most widely-quoted defender of vaccine safety.

He's gone so far as to say babies can tolerate "10,000 vaccines at once."


VIDEO: "How Stupid Do You Think We Are?" asks Jim Carrey”

Asks celebrity Jim Carrey of the American Association for Pediatrics and Big Pharma at the Green Our Vaccines Rally in Washington, DC on June 4. See the You Tube video of Jim's message on Capitol Hill.  For more on Talk About Curing Autism and their spokesperson, Jenny McCarthy, visit their site.

Apparently, Very Stupid and In Need of A Smack Down.  Barbara Loe
Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center, reports on the
newly created Immunization Alliance whose purpose is to take away
exemptions and throw parents who refuse the CDC's vaccine schedule out
of pediatrician's offices.  Barbara writes: (full blog story)

Blackout: Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine Sites:

If you want to draw attention to a problem, try hiding it. That's the strategy of several military bases when it comes to the H1N1 vaccine.

Shortly after the Pentagon announced that all Armed Services personnel would soon be facing a mandatory H1N1 vaccination program, I started receiving email from soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors because of a previous story I had written on the anthrax vaccine. Mandatory vaccine programs are a sensitive subject in the military, so it's not a huge surprise that swift and visceral reactions to the program gained speed.

With a vaccine that was so new and little known about it, like many
Americans, troops were heading to the web to find answers to their
very legitimate questions -- not only for themselves, but for their
families who have the option of receiving the vaccine on base. What
they found instead is that several websites and blogs with key
information asking critical questions had been blocked from their

Among those that were repeatedly mentioned as blocked sites are the
National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), the site for Gary
Matsumoto's book Vaccine-A, and vaccine expert Dr. Meryl Nass. NVIC is
a national, non-profit founded in 1980s that, through public
education, advocates "vaccine safety and informed consent protections
in the mass vaccination system." Matsumoto's site contains a forum in
which thousands upon thousands of service members have posted
testimonies regarding their experiences with the anthrax vaccine. And
Nass is one of the world's foremost experts on vaccines who has
testified in front of Congressional committees -- and, I might add,
never has had a malpractice suit brought against her.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sites,
however, are all available for military personnel. The official word
from governmental agencies is welcome but critics, regardless of
whether they were considered experts, are not.


Required Immunization of School Children Does Not Infringe Free Exercise:

In Workman v. Mingo County Schools, (SD WV, Nov. 3, 2009), a West Virginia federal district court upheld West Virginia's compulsory vaccination program for school children. In the case, a mother of two school-age children asserted free exercise, equal protection and due process challenges. The court concluded that the free exercise clause does not require states to provide a religious exemption form the
immunization requirements.

How Wired Magazine’s Amy Wallace Endangers Our Kids:

Managing Editor's Note: Thank you to J.B. Handley for taking the time to review Wired Magazine's article in this meat and potatoes post.

By J.B. Handley

Wired Magazine’s recent cover story on autism, written by Amy Wallace, is titled “An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All.” (HERE) For any reader hoping for an unbiased, objective discourse on the current state of autism research, the title alone tells you that won’t be happening.

Ms. Wallace’s piece is, in fact, a glowing portrayal of one man, Paul Offit, and his relentless pursuit of the idea that vaccines simply cannot have anything to do with the autism epidemic, since the autism epidemic doesn’t even exist, and vaccines have been proven not to cause autism, and vaccines are much more good than bad, so let’s get on with it already.

As someone who has studied Mr. Offit’s talking points closely for the past 5 years, I was struck by how closely Amy Wallace seemed to echo the points that Offit frequently makes in both the press and medical journals, not only on the specific scientific questions that have and haven’t been answered surrounding many aspects of autism, but even on the more psychoanalytical questions surrounding WHY parents do the things they do (like avoid vaccines). In fact, I can’t find a single original thought or idea in the article from Ms. Wallace that I haven’t previously heard Paul Offit say, nor a single case where her ideas appear to deviate or disagree with any of the positions he takes or has taken in the past: Amy Wallace and Mr. Offit appear to be in perfect harmony.

Ms. Wallace also violates, quite clearly, her own ruminations (which I have heard Offit discuss before) about the reticence required in discourse and debate by true “scientists” that us non-scientists don’t have to abide by: “But researchers, alas, can’t respond with the same forceful certainty that the doubters are able to deploy — not if they’re going to follow the rules of science.” As you will see in a moment, Ms. Wallace’s writing is in fact filled with this “forceful certainty”, starting with the cover of Wired Magazine that states, quite forcefully and most certainly, “Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism.”


To Vaccinate or Not?

Marc Girard, MSc, MD

This should be a serious concern for any health professional – and for any citizen –
that, in the vaccine sector, things have gone so far that manufacturers are not
ashamed of publicly advertising that, to develop new vaccines, even a simple
“comprehension” (not an expertise!) of infectious disease “is not essential” as
compared to smartness (“excellent presentation”), a personal gift for chatter
(“communication skills”) and good manners with people (“impact and influence”:
preferably with opinion leaders and experts of the governmental agencies?).
No wonder that on the basis of such amateurism, vaccine makers are just able to
develop defective products. But, as is perfectly illustrated by the current story of
swine flu, the problem is that they are actively encouraged by health authorities to
introduce and maintain their defective products, in blatant contradiction with the laws in force34.

Ad for Sanofi Pasteur Vaccine Devolopment “Clinical Team Leaders”:

Ad here:


This was for the appointment of “clinical team leaders, global clinical development,
vaccines” – typically the kind of guys that may now be in charge of the development
of influenza vaccines. After emphasizing an “excellent salary, bonus and benefits
package (including 53 days annual leave)”, the ad turned to the candidate profile:
“An understanding of the clinical aspects of infectious diseases – virology,
immunology or microbiology would be very useful but is not essential. You need to
demonstrate the core interpersonal skills, including international outlook, excellent
presentation and communication skills, team leadership, impact and influence (...)”
(my italics). The ad was strictly silent on any requirement of past experience in drug

This should be a serious concern for any health professional – and for any citizen –
that, in the vaccine sector, things have gone so far that manufacturers are not
ashamed of publicly advertising that, to develop new vaccines, even a simple
“comprehension” (not an expertise!) of infectious disease “is not essential” as
compared to smartness (“excellent presentation”), a personal gift for chatter
(“communication skills”) and good manners with people (“impact and influence”:
preferably with opinion leaders and experts of the governmental agencies?).