Friday, October 30, 2009

US government report recommends blocking popular websites during pandemic flu outbreak:

Friday, October 30, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) The US government has issued a new report that recommends blocking access to popular websites during a pandemic outbreak in order to preserve internet bandwidth for investors, day traders and securities clearing house operations. The concern is that a pandemic would cause too many people to stay at home and download YouTube videos and porn, hogging all the internet bandwidth and blocking throughput for investment activities, thereby causing a stock market meltdown.

This isn't an April Fool's joke. It's all based on a public report issued by the Government Accounting Office (GAO), available from their website at

In this article, I'm going to explain how a pandemic outbreak could theoretically bring down Wall Street. But to get to that, you'll first need to find out what the GAO said in its curious report (see below). Parts of this article are presented as satire, but the underlying facts quoted here are all true and verifiable (links are provided to all sources).

This report in question is entitled, "GAO Report to Congressional Requesters, INFLUENZA PANDEMIC" and includes this subtitle: Key Securities Market Participants Are Making Progress, but Agencies Could Do More to Address Potential Internet Congestion and Encourage Readiness.

As the report explains:

In a severe pandemic, governments may close schools, shut down public transportation systems, and ban public gatherings such as concerts or sporting events. In such scenarios, many more people than usual may be at home during the day, and Internet use in residential neighborhoods could increase significantly as a result of people seeking news, entertainment, or social contact from home computers. Concerns have been raised that this additional traffic could lead to congestion on the Internet that would significantly affect businesses in local neighborhoods, such as small doctors' offices or business employees attempting to telework by connecting to their employers' enterprise networks.

Read entire article here:

In Germany, a Better Vaccine for Politicians?

Tristana Moore:   TIME
Friday, Oct 30th, 2009

Critics are calling it a two-tier health system — one for the politically well connected, another for the hoi polloi. As Germany launched its mass-vaccination program against the H1N1 flu virus on Monday, the government found itself fending off accusations of favoritism because it was offering one vaccine believed to have fewer side effects to civil servants, politicians and soldiers, and another, potentially riskier vaccine to everyone else. The government had hoped that Germans would rush to health clinics to receive vaccinations against the rapidly spreading disease, but now rising anger over the different drugs may cause many people to shy away.

Amid growing fears of a possible global flu pandemic, the German government prepared for its mass-vaccination campaign earlier this year by ordering 50 million doses of the Pandemrix vaccine, enough for a double dose for 25 million people, about a third of the population. The vaccine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, contains an immunity-enhancing chemical compound, known as an adjuvant, whose side effects are not yet entirely known. Then, after a report was leaked to the German media last week, the Interior Ministry confirmed that it had ordered a different vaccine, Celvapan, for government officials and the military. Celvapan, which is made by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Baxter, does not contain an adjuvant and is believed to have fewer side effects than Pandemrix.

Amid growing fears of a possible global flu pandemic, the German government prepared for its mass-vaccination campaign earlier this year by ordering 50 million doses of the Pandemrix vaccine, enough for a double dose for 25 million people, about a third of the population. The vaccine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, contains an immunity-enhancing chemical compound, known as an adjuvant, whose side effects are not yet entirely known. Then, after a report was leaked to the German media last week, the Interior Ministry confirmed that it had ordered a different vaccine, Celvapan, for government officials and the military. Celvapan, which is made by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Baxter, does not contain an adjuvant and is believed to have fewer side effects than Pandemrix.

Full article here

Pandemrix (H1N1) pandemic influenza vaccine (H1N1):

[SVC Comment: This is one of the H1N1 vaccines for Europe. Have you read this? Yykes!]

The Goal of Every H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine: Immunotoxicity, Neurotoxicity and Sterility:

Science dictates that only a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study can generate unbiased results in any clinical trial. In the history of vaccine development, no such study has ever been performed. It is only unscientific opinions and pharmaceutical propaganda which have propelled the mythological validity, safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Dozens of controlled studies have scientifically verified the immunotoxicty, neurotoxicity and sterility of common vaccine ingredients which destroy human health, yet they are all ignored by conventional medicine.

There should be a public outcry and challenge to every public health official, medical specialist or scientist (from any country) who justifies the inoculation of their population without providing the evidence of safety and effectiveness of the respective H1N1 vaccine in their country.

The public should be demanding that their governments materialize at least one vaccine trial which is randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled that can scientifically validate the assertions of public health officials.

Since the pharmacokinetic properties of vaccines are not studied, vaccine manufacturers cannot deny any of the toxic effects listed below. The reason they never analyze the absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of these ingredients is because it would eradicate the vaccine industry. However the individual effects of each ingredient and their toxic effects on cells are well documented.

Every Physician, Nurse or medical personnel who administers the H1N1 vaccine (or any vaccine) should be asking themselves why they are injecting the following ingredients into patients that have been scientifically proven to cause immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, sterility and cancer:

Novartis Focetria Adjuvanted H1N1
Influenza Vaccine Ingredients/Toxicity
Polysorbate 80: Sterilie Agent
Potassium Chloride: Neurotoxin
Squalene: Neurotoxin
Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

Novartis H1N1 Monovalent Influenza Vaccine Ingredients/Toxicity
Beta-Propiolactone: Carcinogen
Polymyxin: Neurotoxin
Neomycin: Immunotoxin
Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

GlaxoSmithKline Arepanrix Adjuvanted
H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Ingredients/Toxicity
Formaldehyde : Carcinogen
Polysorbate 80: Sterilie Agent
Sodium Deoxycholate: Immunotoxin
Squalene: Neurotoxin
Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

GlaxoSmithKline Pandemrix Adjuvanted
H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Ingredients/Toxicity
Octoxynol 10: Immunotoxin
Polysorbate 80: Sterilie Agent
Potassium Chloride: Neurotoxin
Sodium Deoxycholate: Immunotoxin
Squalene: Neurotoxin
Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

GlaxoSmithKline Fluarix 2009-2010
Formula Ingredients/Toxicity
Formaldehyde : Carcinogen
Octoxynol 10: Immunotoxin
Polysorbate 80: Sterilie Agent
Sodium Deoxycholate: Immunotoxin

Sanofi-Pasteur H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Ingredients/Toxicity
Formaldehyde : Carcinogen
Polyethylene Glycol: Systemic Toxin
Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

MedImmune H1N1 Vaccine Ingredients/Toxicity
Monosodium Glutamate: Neurotoxin
Gentamicin Sulfate: Nephrotoxic
Monobasic Potassium Phosphate: Immunotoxin

FLUARIX 2009 Latest Package Insert Ingredients/Toxicity
Formaldehyde : Carcinogen
Gentamicin Sulfate: Nephrotoxic
Polysorbate 80: Sterilie Agent
Sodium Deoxycholate: Immunotoxin
Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

CSL PANVAX H1N1 Vaccine Ingredients/Toxicity
Beta-Propiolactone: Carcinogen
Neomycin: Immunotoxin
Sodium Taurodeoxycholate: Carcinogen/Immunotoxin
Polymyxin: Neurotoxin
Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

CSL Afluria H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Ingredients/Toxicity
Beta-Propiolactone: Carcinogen
Neomycin Sulfate: Immunotoxin
Polymyxin B: Neurotoxin
Potassium Chloride: Neurotoxin
Sodium Taurodeoxycholate: Carcinogen/Immunotoxin
Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

Note: An additional CSL H1N1 Vaccine is Undergoing Trials with AS03 Adjuvant which contains Squalene.

Pay Attention To The H1N1 Vaccine - And Response:

Posted October 24, 2009

Some of you may have noticed the H1N1 debate has begun heating up again. I certainly have because it is an issue that I have become very passionate about in recent months. You see, I am a healthcare worker. A nurse, to be specific. I work at a Chattanooga hospital and generally like my job. I received the regular flu vaccine this year, not because I wanted it, but to protect my patients a little better. I refused the H1N1 vaccination at that time. I feel it is unsafe, and I am 100% certain it has not been developed with all due care.

The hospital that I work for at first attempted to make it no big deal, get the vaccine or not. Its up to you. Almost no one took it. Then they tried 'meetings' to educate us poor healthcare workers who obviously didn't get the message the first time around. People still wouldn't take it.

The developers of this vaccine and members of the federal government have been granted immunity from any lawsuits or claims that may result. That's right, immunity. If something goes wrong and you find yourself paralyzed, suffering from some bizarre neurological disorder or with unrelenting pain as a direct result of this vaccination, you will have zero recourse. They will be protected from having to provide you with adequate healthcare, disability, and financial compensation for your losses. It's a get out of jail free card for them.

Here's the scary part. I am soon to be forced to receive this vaccination. That's right. If I don't consent to receive this vaccine, I will lose my job. I will no longer be allowed to practice as a nurse. They are done with their thinly veiled attempts to lovingly distribute the vaccine and have moved onto a take it or get out motto. Now, is that really a choice? The truth is, this vaccine might turn out to be harmless. It also could potentially cause cancer as the old polio vaccine is now known to have done. It could cause Guillain-barre syndrome as is listed right on the box that contains the vaccine as a potential side effect. In 1976, 4,000 people developed that very syndrome. It causes paralysis and sometimes leads to death. The fact that 46 million people received the vaccine and only 4,000 had serious adverse effects doesn't impress me much. That's still 4,000 people too many.

Also, ask yourself what's in the vaccine. Some of these vaccines are being prepared with the preservative Thimerosal. It has been linked to autism and brain damage.

If someone wants this vaccine, great. Its a personal choice. That choice has been taken from me, and my civil liberties are being violated. What's the next step? The government will soon come after the school age children and onward. You will find it a requirement to attend school and so forth.

I have made my decision. I will not be forced into submission. It is my body, and I have the right to refuse a vaccine without the threat of loss of income. However, if I have to choose between loss of income and a hospital/government trying to bully me, I will gladly hang up my stethoscope and go to law school.

Open your eyes. Today it's me; tomorrow it could be you.

Wendi Gonzalez

Thursday, October 29, 2009

[VIDEO] Vaccines: Health Professionals Speak Out:

Possible hidden hazards of mass vaccination against new influenza A/H1N1: have the cardiovascular risks been adequately weighed?

Sucharit Bhakdi • Karl Lackner • Hans-Wilhelm Doerr

Pig plague could crash interwebs, say US feds --DHS bandwidth rationing?

28 Oct 2009

[SVC Comment: Yet another false government rationale for intervening in the free flow of the internet? Would the Feds also shut down the very helpful FDA web-site featuring the incriminating “package inserts” which confirm the vaccine Thimerasol content and the fact that the vaccines have not been shown to be safe for pregnant women, etc.?]

A severe outbreak of the H1N1 pandemic could overwhelm internet providers' capacity, according to a report submitted Monday, which called on Department of Homeland Security officials to develop contingency plans to avert such a crisis.

"Concerns exist that a more severe pandemic outbreak than 2009's could cause large numbers of people staying home to increase their internet use and overwhelm internet providers' network capacities," according to the report, which was prepared by the US Government Accountability Office.

It went on to warn that the congestion might be so acute that stock brokers and other securities market employees would be unable to telework from home. The authors said the DHS, which is responsible for making sure critical networks remain operational during emergencies, needs to consider ways to mitigate the threat and held out the rationing of customer bandwidth or the blocking of websites as possibilities.


Massachusetts Prisoners With 'Health Risks' to Get H1N1 Shots Before General Public:

[SVC Comment: Gee, can these Nazis get any more blatant with their medical experiments?]

15 Oct 2009

Massachusetts health officials have decided to give swine flu vaccinations to prisoners with high health risks before the general population. Prison officials warn that inmates could quickly spread the flu if not inoculated -- particularly those in high-risk groups, such as AIDS patients or the aged. Department of Public Health spokeswoman Jennifer Manley told the Boston Herald that vaccines will go to correctional facilities the second week of November for prison health care workers and high risk prisoners.

Texas to Give Prisoners H1N1 Vaccine Before General Public:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas  —  Texas prison officials say thousands of high-risk convicts may be vaccinated against the swine flu ahead of the general public as soon as next week.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons and state health officials say more than 45,000 convicts are being considered for the vaccine. They've been targeted by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distribution policy to receive the vaccine.

Texas is the second state to announce it would vaccinate prisoners before vaccinating the general public. Earlier this month, Massachusetts announced it would do the same.

2 ALS Cases May Be Linked to Gardasil Vaccine:


Researchers Believe Cervical Cancer Vaccine Could Be Linked to Cases of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

By Charlene Laino, WebMD Health News, Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
Oct. 16, 2009 (Baltimore) — Researchers believe that there may be a link between a vaccine against cervical cancer and a rapidly progressive, fatal disease in two young women.

Both the timing of the symptoms and autopsy results “suggest a link between” the Gardasil vaccine and the fatal cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, says Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, MD, director of the ALS Center at University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

With only two confirmed cases, “we don’t know for sure if it’s coincidence or if they’re connected [to the vaccine],” she tells WebMD. “We hope that by raising awareness, we will become aware of any other cases.”

Pam Eisele, a spokeswoman for Merck & Co., which makes the vaccine, says the company cannot comment specifically on the cases as it has not seen the data.

“However, after carefully reviewing all the information available to us about reported adverse events, including reports of deaths, Merck does not believe these events have been caused by Gardasil,” she says.

For the rest of the article go here:

[OHIO] Oregon mom says son given flu shot against orders:

Article published October 29, 2009
Lucas County revises forms because of case

Tanika Redmond, left, opens a cooler with vaccine as Cheryl Murphy, Patti Fraker, and Sherrie Haar, R.N., stand by at Fassett.


Knowing her 7-year-old has had adverse reactions to medication in the past, Kim Lutheran thought she had made it clear she didn't want her son vaccinated for the swine flu.

She signed the "no-consent" portion of the form Oregon City Schools sent home, then circled it with a black marker for emphasis.

To her shock, her first-grader was given the shot when the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department set up a flu clinic Monday at Starr Elementary. When she found out later that day, she said she was livid, not to mention worried for her son Matthew's health.

"It wasn't just that we didn't want the vaccination. It was we didn't want the vaccination because," Mrs. Lutheran, a registered nurse, said. "The health department has to be held accountable for violating my parental rights to say no. They did not have parental consent. They had 'do not give consent.'•"

The error has prompted the health department to revise the consent forms used for the in-school clinics planned across Lucas County, Larry Vasko, deputy health commissioner, said.

"We really thought we had things in place that something like that would not happen, and it did," Mr. Vasko said. "Very fortunately - and we're most interested in the child's welfare - the child is apparently fine or in pretty good shape. We certainly have taken steps so that this sort of thing will not happen again."

Consent forms sent home with Maumee City Schools students this week - the next district where flu clinics are to be held - ask only for parents to sign the form if they want their children vaccinated. Those who do not give their consent should not return the forms, and their children will not be vaccinated, Mr. Vasko said.


Swine Flu Vaccine Propaganda In NY Times’ Lessons For 6th Graders:

Nine “myths” about H1N1 vaccine are not myths at all
Steve Watson:
Friday, Oct 16, 2009

The New York Times has produced a detailed lesson plan for students in grades 6-12 that pushes the H1N1 flu vaccine and sets about debunking what the editors describe as “myths” surrounding the swine flu shot.

The material originates from the Times’ Learning Network feature, an educational resource for teachers and parents that works the Times’ coverage of current events into daily lesson plans for young students.

The writers of the material are New York Times employees that have backgrounds in education. The material itself is recommended for use in schools and is required to meet with McREL standards.

As an introduction to the piece, a video presents a Times reporter walking the streets of new york in a full bio suit, gloves, goggles and mask asking people their opinions on swine flu. The video seems mostly pointless other than to make the reporter’s activity seem like a complete overreaction. It briefly introduces the vaccine in a positive light, and later on in the lesson plan, teachers are asked to remind students of this.

The lesson plan then states:

Have students return to their journals to add their thoughts on her final words. Invite students to share their journal writings, and then move the discussion to the vaccine. Ask: Do you plan to get the newly released H1N1 vaccine? Why or why not? What have you heard about it? Are you confused about it at all? What fears and questions, if any, do you have about the vaccine?

The plan then introduces a handout entitled H1N1 Vaccine: Facts or Myths? (PDF Link) and instructs the teacher or parent to conceal from the students the fact that all nine points on the list are “myths”.

As we will discover, none of the points are “myths” at all, and the New York Times is engaging in debunking entirely legitimate information.


Low Flu Vaccination Rate Reveals Massive Repudiation of American Government:

Bill Sardi
Thursday, Oct 29th, 2009

The American government may have left itself exposed to revealing just how strongly the public opposes its flu vaccination campaign.  For the first time Americans can count how many of its citizens opted for or against flu vaccination, and the numbers are appalling.

After months of drum-beating, that the so-called late-2009 season H1N1 “swine flu” could develop into a more severe pandemic with greater loss of life as the winter flu season approached, Americans have not bought into government-generated flu hysteria.

Americans are hearing just 22.4 million doses of flu vaccine are available, which is posed as a vast shortage.  But news sources indicate only about 11 million Americans have been vaccinated to date, an underwhelming public response to the government’s massive crusade to vaccinate up to 70–80% of the population (210–240 million Americans).  That goal has been trimmed to 159 million, about half the population, and production delays mean millions of Americans would have to wait till the flu season is almost over to undergo inoculation next spring. Why get vaccinated at all?

What prompted the national emergency?
Did such strong opposition to flu vaccination prompt the President to announce a contrived national emergency, which really had nothing to do with public health or saving lives, but rather whether hospitals were going to be able to collect Medicare and Medicaid payments for flu-related illness.

Will government silence opposition to vaccination?
This flu season Americans are tapping into the internet to read and listen to alternate sources of information about the flu.  Sources like the National Vaccine Information Center captained by Barbara Loe Fisher, by Alex Jones, and Radio Liberty by Dr. Stan Monteith, have led the charge.

Then health writers Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer unleashed a scathing online article against flu vaccination in the November issue of Atlantic Magazine, a blow that could have pushed government to announce that it may shut down parts of the internet should a flu pandemic cause Americans to flood the internet

Suddenly the General Accountability Office produces a report which warns that a severe pandemic could result in massive absentee rates at work and school, which in turn, could overload the internet with Americans who decide to spend their sick time at home on the internet. Bandwidth could be limited and the internet could crash, the report alleges.  But this could be a veiled attempt to shut down opposition to government’s flu vaccination program.

Hurry up, limited supply
The news media appears to be conducting a “cabbage patch doll” strategy where word of a limited supply of vaccine is being used to create a rush for the available remaining vaccine. Even that strategy doesn’t seem to be working.

Writer Maggie Fox for Reuters says “The US government may end up throwing away unused doses of swine flu vaccine if people cannot get it soon.” But even with supply, public demand appears to be waning, if it ever existed at all.

Surveys show masses of Americans are wary of the vaccine, particularly the mercury (thimerosal) used as a preservative. This prompted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to say more single-dose vaccine, which contains less mercury, would be ordered. Even then, the FDA said it would eliminate mercury from vaccines altogether. It’s still in there.

This suggests the vaccine is being made as public demand is being gauged. There may be no real shortage, just reluctance to produce billions of dollars of flu vaccine which the public doesn’t want. A delay in the delivery of vaccines could also result in greater flu deaths in what becomes a way to panic the public into vaccination.

In past flu seasons the government and vaccine makers lost money when vaccination rates were low and unused vaccine had to be discarded. About 120 million doses were anticipated by mid-October, but only about 40 million are anticipated for delivery.

Propaganda machine
The news media is going all out to unravel its propaganda machine in support of the government’s flu agenda, but this time the public isn’t falling for the ruse as they have in past flu seasons when the vaccine didn’t even match the flu strain in circulation and single doses couldn’t even produce sufficient levels of antibodies for many people, particularly those in high-risk groups.

Writer Rebecca Ruiz of fudged her numbers, quoting 3000 flu-related deaths and 29,000 hospitalizations, rather than the prior figures used when the President declared a national emergency (1000 deaths and 20,000 hospitalizations over an 8-month period). Ruiz and claim this is “America’s worst pandemic since the 1918 flu.” But that is also a falsehood.

In fact, the worst flu outbreak since 1918 occurred in 1993 and isn’t even recorded on government timelines of flu outbreaks over the past nine decades. The 1993 flu catastrophe, which set back the life expectancy of Americans for the first time since 1918, was reported by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports to have primarily stricken elderly nursing home patients late that year. This was the first year Medicare paid for flu shots for nursing home patients. It is obvious something very lethal was in that year’s flu shot that led to the premature demise of thousands of senior Americans.

Writer Claudia Kalb at attempted to overcome what she called “flu falsehoods,” without a word that most of the misdirection and misinformation is coming from government. Kalb writes: “How do you get the facts out and combat massive misinformation on the web?”

In conjunction with news media, the federal government has unleashed a huge propaganda campaign on behalf of the vaccine makers. Newsweek reports:

“Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the White House and other government agencies, have gone viral with online seminars (or “Webinars”), text messages, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube. The CDC has partnered with WebMD on a flu blog written in part by a CDC medical epidemiologist. Since April, the CDC has signed up 30,000 fans and friends on Facebook and 1 million followers on Twitter, and it has sent out 244,000 flu updates to H1N1 e-mail subscribers.

HHS used Elmo for a PSA that teaches kids to sneeze into their elbows, and it funded a special episode of Sid the Science Kid, a PBS show for preschoolers, that debuted this week. The plot features Sid and his preschool buddies dancing and singing and getting their flu shots. Lyrics: “It might hurt a little, but it’s going to help a whole lot!”

But these poorly timed efforts to promote vaccination were urging Americans to hurry up with no place to go. News media continue to create the false impression that millions of Americans are waiting in line for flu shots. Nothing is further from the truth.

Not everybody agrees
A fearful and ignorant public is what news media portray. So it is particularly irksome to health authorities when pediatricians in Collier County, Florida sign a letter refusing to promote swine flu because it is “unsafe.” A spokesman for the group of doctors said: “This has been a more of a media marketing blitz than I think it’s a real medical catastrophe.”

Nor does it help sell vaccine when the Associated Press writes that 7 of 10 voters in Michigan are unsure about or opposed to flu vaccination.

Public distrust
Public distrust of government is growing. Just how many Americans object to the war in the Middle East and its falsehoods (”mission accomplished” and “weapons of mass destruction“), or oppose draconian changes for the funding of American healthcare, or dislike financial bailout programs for reckless American bankers, is largely unknown. If opposition to flu vaccination is any barometer, the vast majority of Americans are unwilling participants in many of the federal government’s escapades. Rejection of the flu vaccination program gives politicians a look at what they may face in the next election. It’s a massive repudiation of American government, and politicians had better take note.

Neil Barofsky, special inspector for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) where hundreds of billions of dollars have been used to bail out bankers, says the bigger cost of all this is public distrust. The public, disenchanted and with no perceivable difference between both political parties, may put up unprecedented opposition to any future government agendas, whatever they may be. Many Americans have not fallen for false assurances that flu shots are safe or effective this year as they have in the past. The American public has begun to push back, even if in a passive way to avoid government flu jabs.

Ashland store flier casts doubt about H1N1 vaccine:

Several residents fear it; health officer says it's safe

October 29, 2009
By F.B. Drake III for the Mail Tribune

A flier posted on the Shop'n Kart community board reads: "Swine Flu vaccine is poisonous!" It then details various poisonous ingredients allegedly in the vaccine, the possible side effects and how the vaccine was tested without the ingredients in a classic case of "bait and switch."

It's postings like this that worry health care professionals such as Peg Crowley, director of the Community Health Clinic in Medford.

"There is so much misinformation and scare tactics out there," Crowley said. "This misinformation may cost somebody their life." Doubts about the safety of the H1N1 — "swine flu" — vaccination are increasing throughout the United States. Protests have been reported at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll shows an increase in the number of people who say they will not get the immunization either for themselves or their children.

The poll reported that 40 percent of parents in the United States do not plan to let their children receive the vaccination. Concerns about its safety are "overwhelmingly cited as the chief reason."

Customers at Shop'n Kart willing to speak on the issue said they would not use the vaccine, citing reasons of their own along with those mentioned on the posting.
Ashland resident David Witt, father of a third-grade student at John Muir School, a K-8 magnet school in Ashland, said side effects are a concern and that he is also leery about most vaccinations.


FDA plans (dated June 26, 2009) for safety evaluation of Swine Flu Vaccines:

Meryl Nass, MD:

Here is an FDA briefing document for the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee meeting of July 23, 2009. It lays out the plan that has been followed since then. The plan involved very limited safety data collection before starting vaccinations, and a detailed plan for obtaining data on adverse reactions after vaccinations have been given.

Although scientifically sound, and apparently meeting FDA's need for "adequate" safety data, the glaring problem with this plan is that it will fail to identify significant vaccine problems (such as development of chronic autoimmune conditions) until after tens or hundreds of millions have been vaccinated. Excerpts follow from "Regulatory Considerations Regarding the Use of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Vaccines." [The italics and color are mine--Nass]

Section 5.1.6. Safety Monitoring:

Subjects should record age appropriate local and systemic reactogenicity for seven days after each vaccination. In addition, unsolicited adverse events, serious adverse events (SAEs), and deaths should be assessed for 21 days after each vaccination. Subjects should be followed for 6 months after the second vaccination for assessment of SAEs, deaths and new onset chronic medical conditions. If the study included evaluation of investigational adjuvants, subjects should be followed for 12 months after the second vaccine dose for occurrence of SAEs, deaths and new onset chronic medical conditions. For studies that include evaluation of antigen formulated with an investigational adjuvant, we recommend safety laboratory evaluations at baseline and at early and late time points post-vaccination (e.g., days 7 -10, and 21).

5.1.7 Endpoints

Safety: For each antigen dose and age group:

• The incidence of solicited local and systemic events within 7 days of each
vaccine dose
• Occurrence of unsolicited adverse events, serious adverse events (SAEs) and
new onset chronic medical conditions throughout the entire study, including
the 6-12 month follow-up period after the last dose of study vaccine

6.0 Post Marketing Evaluation:

FDA and CDC together with other agencies in the Dept. of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) are working to strengthen their ability to rapidly detect and
evaluate potential safety signals following administration of novel influenza A
(H1N1) virus vaccines. At the time of initial use of these vaccines there will be limited data from clinical studies evaluating safety. In addition, there is a possibility that some vaccines may be used under EUA (see Section 4.0).

Because of these considerations, as well as the 1976 swine influenza vaccine
experience, a number of methods to enhance surveillance for adverse events
following administration of novel influenza A (H1N1) vaccines will be utilized.

Current plans are to monitor adverse events through reports to the Vaccine
Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), as well as through diagnoses and
related data in the Vaccine Safety Data (VSD) link system, the Department of
Defense (DoD), Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), the
Veterans’ Health Administration (VHA), and other population based
(MCO/HMO) health care organizations. DHHS is coordinating these activities.
One challenge is linking adverse event data with vaccine administration data and DHHS is exploring ways to improve the link between vaccine receipt and adverse
event data.

FDA, CDC and their contractors are developing data mining tools, daily reports
designed for novel influenza A (H1N1) vaccines, and vaccinee cards with vaccine
and adjuvant details, including the manufacturer, lot numbers and date of
administration, as well as “how to make a VAERS” report” information to
enhance adverse event reporting.

FDA and CDC are planning safety surveillance systems which adapt to the
various scenarios of public/private payment and administration of vaccines. Both
agencies are working with states and on a national level to prepare multiple safety
surveillance systems, which could be adapted to study sub-populations (e.g.,
young children, adolescents, pregnant women and the elderly) and to respond to
the epidemiologic data identifying which populations should be targeted for early
vaccination. Furthermore, FDA is also developing international collaborations for
vaccine safety surveillance (standard case definitions, safety surveillance studies,
communication, and risk management activities). FDA will be working with
manufacturers and government agencies to coordinate surveillance plans. Given
the limitations of clinical trial data prior to vaccine utilization, post-marketing or post-EUA surveillance studies are critical to evaluate safety and effectiveness of novel influenza A (H1N1) vaccines.

H1N1 swine flu vaccination in children:

Meryl Nass, MD:

Parents are concerned about the best way to protect their children, and are asking whether to vaccinate them. Parents have to make their own risk/benefit decisions. I hope the following is helpful:

1. Do you feel comfortable enrolling your child in clinical trials? At this point in time, the swine flu vaccine program in children is equivalent to a clinical trial. The only published study of a (similar) H1N1 vaccine in children is from China, and we don't know if the data can be extrapolated to other countries.

2. Safety data from the China study are rudimentary, and efficacy was assessed only with antibody levels. So, for that vaccine, we lack information on how well it prevents cases of flu.

3. In adults, the best level of protection from seasonal flu vaccines (when the vaccine strains are a good match to circulating flu viruses) is about 70%. Younger children do not achieve this high a level of protection. A rough estimate for the amount of protection you should expect from the vaccine, assuming it works well, is a 50% to 70% reduction in swine flu infections.

4. If vaccinating, avoid injected vaccines that contain thimerosal (mercury).

5. We don't yet know if the live swine flu vaccine will be virulent for people with immune compromise. If your child will be in contact with others on cancer chemotherapy, high dose steroids, radiation therapy, etc., I would avoid live vaccines.

6. There is no published information about the safety or effectiveness in children of any live (inhaled) swine flu vaccines at this time.

7. The Canadian vaccine package insert states, "There is very limited experience with AS03-adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine in children between 3 and 9 years of age, and no experience in children less than 3 years of age or in children and adolescents between 10 and 17 years of age."

8. One US vaccine's (Sanofi-Adventis, used at my institution) package insert indicates that adverse reactions to one flu vaccine were evaluated in 2003-4 in (only) 31 children aged 6 through 36 months, and (only) for 3 days after each of two doses. Clearly these data provide little useful information. There isn't much more for older age groups.

9. I found it interesting to learn (in Science magazine) that only 3 countries recommend seasonal flu vaccinations in children: the US, Mexico and Finland.

Fear motivates us:

By Lawrence Woodall - North Island Gazette

Published: October 27, 2009 5:00 PM

The perception or reality of fear manipulates our behaviours as a species. Two prominent fears are terrorism and pandemics these days. Both have a basis in reality, but there is a perception used by certain sectors to maximize the economical benefits to themselves.

With terrorism, security firms are able to self perpetuate their existence by having the public believe that terrorists are out to get you, as the old saying goes. You look at the money and steps taken in security enhancement between the US and ourselves. Some would have you believe that terrorists are teeming at the borders ready to cross over and perform their devious deeds. Let’s keep this in perspective, we are talking about replacing one piece of paper (birth certificate) with another piece of paper (passport) to ensure our safety. 9/11 created this paranoia. Insurance companies along with security firms have gone off the deep end using terrorism to realize record-breaking profit margins in their sectors. You only have to look at the Olympics, a microcosm of what is happening in the world today, where security measures since Munich have evolved beyond any sense of rational.

Pandemics are an awesome tool of the pharmaceutical companies to rake in massive profits, but what is all this ingestion of chemicals into our bodies doing to us a species. H1N1 is the most recent pandemic, people will die or not.

Where folks have immunity issues there is a benefit to the user getting an immunization. Our species though, regardless to your belief of our origin, have survived and thrived without inoculations to boost our immune system up until just over a hundred years ago. Anti-bacterial soaps plague our domains these days. But bacteria should not be a negative term, it plays an important role in the health and strengthening of our immune system. With out the constant bombardment of bacteria, our immune systems become lazy and weak.

Inoculations may be good for the short term, but what is it doing to us long term? With immunizations are we going to create the monster of all viruses, which continue to mutate to battle our defenses, through our own chemical devices. Our fears may actually come to fruition one day due to our own meddling.

War and plagues are as old as the profession of prostitution, and are the two natural tools that attempt to maintain a strong healthy human population. Some may argue that war isn’t a natural component, but it has been with our species since the dawn of our arrival. We can imprison ourselves with the chains of fear, or live life to the fullest. Government, security, and pharmaceutical companies are benefitting from FEAR (false education appearing real), and not just financially, they are able to have greater control over the masses. Now if some one could only come up with an inoculation to battle fear.

Lawrence Woodall is a longtime naturalist who lives in Port Hardy.

Whose Decision Is It, Anyway? Dr. Sherri Tenpenny:

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny is respected as one of the country's most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians ...
Posted: October 27, 2009 10:53 AM

There has been much discussion about using schools for an "all out" vaccination campaign this fall, for both the regular flu shot and the new H1N1 vaccine.1 According to authorities, students would ideally be vaccinated before school starts, but the swine flu vaccine won't be available until mid-October, making schools a logical place to begin mass vaccination.

According to permission slips issued in some school districts in Maine, parents must be present when their child is vaccinated if the child is in grade K through 2. For older students, parents are not required to attend, but they may do so if they wish. In the fine print of the permission slips, parents are notified of the date that a second, seasonal influenza vaccine will be administered to children who have never received a regular seasonal flu shot before.2 While the Maine Department of Education is quick to point that this is not a mandatory program, if the government declares an Influenza Pandemic Emergency, will those who question the safety and efficacy of both the season flu shot and the new swine flu shot retain their right to refuse for their kids?

Parental Consent vs. Physicians and the State
Parents have fewer rights over the health and welfare of their children that they may recognize. This concept reaches back into antiquity when the rulers in Sparta forcibly removed children from families so they could be indoctrinated with the willingness and importance of dying for the State in war. 3 This was also the model for Plato's idealized Republic. Interestingly, in 1918, the congress of the Communist Party's education workers in Russia asserted, "We must remove the children from the crude influence of their families." 4


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Freedom of Information: Stalled at CDC and D.C. Government

October 27, 2009 6:05 PM

In August 2009, CBS News made a simple request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for public documents, e-mails and other materials CDC used to communicate to states the decision to stop testing individual cases of Novel H1N1, or “swine flu.” When the public affairs folks at CDC refused to produce the documents and quit responding to my queries altogether, I filed a formal Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the materials. Members of the news media are entitled to expedited access, which I requested, since this was for a pending news report and on an issue of public health and interest.

The Obama administration made a commitment to a “new era of open government,” as stated in a presidential memorandum on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). On March 19, 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder issued new FOIA guidelines to “restore the public’s ability to access information in a timely manner.”

Two months after my FOI request, the CDC has yet to produce any of these easily retrievable materials. Sadly, this is of little surprise. This has become standard operating procedure in Washington.


Safety Concerns Linger for H1N1 Vaccine:

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2009
In an Unscientific Poll, "The Early Show" Asked 100 Doctors for Their Reaction to H1N1 Immunization

However, despite the high numbers of deaths, some parents and doctors are still uneasy about the new vaccine. "The Early Show" staff conducted an unscientific poll in which we called 100 anonymous doctors from around the country. Among those surveyed, 91 doctors said they would recommend the vaccine, while nine doctors said they would

U.S. may end up discarding unused H1N1 vaccine:

[SVC Comment: The thimerasol-containing doses will have to be disposed of as hazardous waste. No joke!

Note the acknowledgement here that the "scarcity" of the vaccine is used to drive demand for the vaccines.]

27 Oct 2009 The U.S. government may end up throwing away unused doses of swine flu vaccine if people cannot get it soon enough, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden said 22.4 million doses were now available to states, which can get them a day after they order them.

"It's quite likely that too little vaccine is one of the things that's making people more interested in getting vaccinated, frankly,"
Frieden told reporters.

Swine flu peaks out before vaccines even make it into widespread distribution:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger,

NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) Swine flu infections have peaked out in the USA, even
before drug companies could get their vaccines injected into everyone.
According to CDC findings announced recently in Atlanta, one in five
U.S. children have already experienced the flu this month, and most of
those were likely H1N1 swine flu cases, the CDC says.

This comes from a survey of over 10,000 U.S. households conducted by the CDC.

Meanwhile, flu vaccine shipments are way behind schedule. There have
been supply problems from the start, and as of right now, relatively
few Americans have yet been injected with the swine flu vaccine. (Many
have stood in line for hours trying to be injected, but were told to
go home with the vaccine ran out.)

Out of nearly 14,000 suspected flu cases tested during the week ending
on October 10, 2009, 99.6% of those were influenza A, and the vast
majority of those were H1N1 swine flu infections.
( This is a very strong indication that
swine flu infections have peaked during October, 2009.

Further supporting that notion, researchers from Purdue University
just published a paper in the October 15 issue ofEurosurveillance (a
science journal about communicabledisease) in which researchers stated
that the H1N1 swine flu epidemic would peak during "week 42" (the end
of October). Week 42 just passed. It's over.

The AJC is also reporting this week that swine flu is "retreating" in
Georgia, where hospital visits from the flu are markedly down
( and fewer illnesses are being
reported in schools, too.

Even the WHO is reporting a downward trend in many areas, saying, "In
tropical areas of the world, rates of illness are generally declining,
with a few exceptions. ...In tropical Asia, of the countries that are
reporting this week, all report decreases in respiratory disease
activity." (

Meanwhile, even as the swine flu infection peaks out, the shortage of
swine flu vaccines means few people have yet been vaccinated. The
shortage is causing "chaos" in clinics across the country, news
reports say, and flu vaccination events have been cancelled due to the
non-arrival of expected vaccines.


Defense attorneys weigh jail medical protocol against Constitutional rights:

Court's flu plan raises due-process concern:
Palm Springs, California

'Precautionary' quarantines are delaying arraingments 28 Oct 2009
Defense attorneys in the desert are crying foul at a plan to contain
the spread of H1N1 virus or any other flu-like illnesses, saying that
it could violate an inmate's constitutional right to a speedy trial.
Riverside County Jail officials developed the protocol, which includes
inmate quarantines, in an effort to curb the chances of an outbreak of
flu-like viruses in the county's jails. Los Angeles County man Anthony
Raymond Magdaleno,18, was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday. Jail
records indicate he was arrested Oct. 21 and detained a day later. But
Magdaleno did not appear in court for the second time in two days
because he is one of several inmates quarantined at the Riverside
County Jail in Indio in a precautionary action attributed to a
flu-like virus, jail officials said.


[NY] City to Start Vaccinations for Swine Flu in Schools:

[SVC: It's always amazing to read public health officials blanket assurances regarding the safety of vaccines, when the official government-approved package inserts warn of serious adverse effects:

But Dr. Farley said that even New Yorkers who thought they had been infected with swine flu in the spring should get the vaccine, because absent testing, they may have actually had some other type of respiratory illness, and because “the vaccine does no harm.”]

Published: October 26, 2009
Despite nationwide shortfalls in the supply of swine flu vaccine, New York City’s health commissioner said on Monday that the city was going ahead with the first stage of its plan to vaccinate schoolchildren.

School nurses will begin giving free vaccinations on Wednesday at 125 small public elementary schools, all with fewer than 400 students, said the commissioner, Dr. Thomas A. Farley. “We have 40,000 doses set aside for the first wave of schools, which we feel should be adequate,” Dr. Farley said.


New York City has seen very little swine flu activity this fall, after being perhaps the worst-hit city in the nation when the virus appeared last spring, Dr. Farley said. Immunologists attribute the absence of flu activity to immunity built up in a large portion of the city’s population.

But Dr. Farley said that even New Yorkers who thought they had been infected with swine flu in the spring should get the vaccine, because absent testing, they may have actually had some other type of respiratory illness, and because “the vaccine does no harm.”