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Swine Flu Vaccines May Have Major Medical Threat ... r_embedded

Swine flu or the H1N1 virus has claimed the lives of 1500 people across the world. Now as countries prepare for their vaccination campaigns to prevent the spread of swine flu, it seems that there is another threat to look out for. It's called the Guillain Barre syndrome and it's been linked to swine flu vaccines from the 1970s.

Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:35 am
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Infectious Disease Experts Call on Australian Government to Abandon Mass Swine-Flu Vaccination Plan
August 21st, 2009

I saw some pretty good looking cattle drenching guns at RD1 the other day. Maybe those would work better?

Maybe not.

Via: The Age: ... -es2a.html

LEADING infectious disease experts have called on the Federal Government to abandon its mass swine-flu vaccination plan because of fears the vaccine is a contamination risk that could spread blood-borne diseases.

Health Minister Nicola Roxon yesterday announced that the Government would start deploying its first batch of swine-flu vaccine in coming weeks, with an aim to vaccinate as many people as possible to prevent further spread of the virus.

But in a letter sent to Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer Jim Bishop, the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases expresses deep concern about CSL’s use of multi-dose vials for the vaccine and urged the Government to abandon its plan until it had single-dose vials.

The letter, written by the Society’s president, Associate Professor Tom Gottlieb, says multi-dose vials – bottles containing many doses of the vaccine – had been shown on many occasions to transmit infectious diseases, ”resulting in considerable morbidity and mortality”.

To prevent contamination, clinicians must follow stringent infection-control guidelines and use new syringes and needles for every vaccination.

”Many members are concerned that there is a risk of adverse outcomes if a mass vaccination campaign was conducted using multi-dose vials,” the letter says. It adds that it would be difficult to guarantee proper procedures were followed in hospitals, ”let alone clinics and general-practice units in the community, where there may be a lesser safeguarding of the necessary safe infection-control practices”.

Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:37 am
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Live Attenuated Swine Influenza Vaccine May Create New Pandemic Strains
August 21st, 2009

Via: Institute of Science and Society:

The live attenuated swine flu vaccine intended for millions of children has dangerous side effects and is genetically unstable, risking generation of new pandemic strains should mass vaccinations go ahead.

A potential problem was observed in studies of LAIV as it encounters restrictive temperature in the lung. The viral polymerase function is reduced and virus replication, assembly, and release become impaired [12]. The morphology of the temperature restricted virus was affected and the virus particles contained high levels of heat shock protein. Impairment of the viral replicase is a matter of concern because replicase may create new pandemic strains. Restrictive replication of LAIV at the restrictive temperature occurs in multiple steps in the virus replication cycle [13]. Shedding of LAIV is observed in individuals between 5 to 49 years of age up to 11 days after vaccination, and vaccinated individuals were advised to avoid contact with severely inmunosuppressed individuals for a week after vaccination [14].

Millions of children may soon be vaccinated with LAIV. But there is a large deficit in scientific studies on the molecular biology of LAIV exposed to restrictive temperature. The restricted viruses are genetically unstable and may result in gene alterations that serve to seed pandemic strains of influenza. This possibility must be thoroughly investigated before we expose millions more people to such live viruses.

Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:38 am
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Yea after you take your WHO mandated jabs they're going to dropping dead like flies everywhere!!!

Expect Explosion In Swine Flu Cases, Warns WHO

Countries are warned to expect further cases and deaths as the spread of pandemic H1N1 swine flu virus speeds up, and there will come a point when case numbers will seem to explode, a World Health Organization director said on Friday.

Shin Young-soo, Director of the WHO Western Pacific region, told an assembly of health delegates meeting in Beijing that we can be certain there will be more cases and more deaths, reported the Associated Press, who quoted the director as saying:

“At a certain point, there will seem to be an explosion in case numbers.”

Shin said governments must prepare their health systems, educate the public and protect the most vulnerable and they must act quickly because “we only have a short time period” to ensure that communities are made aware of how to reduce spread and how to get early treatment for severe cases.

He said developing countries are under the greatest threat because they don’t have enough resources.


Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:41 am
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Australia's top doctors warn mass vaccinations will spread disease and cause death

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2009 10:01 Friday, 21 August 2009 06:54

Australia's top doctors on infectious diseases have written to the government saying there is no need for a mass vaccination campaign, warning them that the mass vaccinations themselves could spread disease and trigger a pandemic.

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, in a letter to Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer Jim Bishop, said the use of multi-dose vials for the vaccination could transmit infectious matter if syringes and needles were reused, "resulting in considerable morbidity and mortality."

"Many members are concerned that there is a risk of adverse outcomes if a mass vaccination campaign was conducted using multi-dose vials," it said.

The Examiner reports: ... tegy-risky

"With few weeks before mass vaccinating is to start in Australia, its top infectious disease body warned Government in writing that the H1N1 ‘swine’ flu vaccine is being distributed too hastily, with too many risks, and there is no need for mass vaccination, according to an ABC report this morning. (Dina Rosendorff for PM, Australian Broadcasting Company, August 18, 2009)

The Australian government is not budging on the fast-tracked plan.

No urgency because no 'pandemic'

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases says urgent mass vaccinations are not needed and the multi-dose vaccine vials have been shown to transmit infection, spread HIV and hepatitis, and cause death the ABC report says.

Dr. Gotlieb, Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases president, says no urgency exists because there have been fewer deaths from H1N1 and the epidemic has subsided.

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says, however, that the Government expects 2 million doses by end of next week and the widespread immunisation program could start mid-September, starting with pregnant women, people with underlying medical conditions and health workers.

Dr Tom Gottlieb warned, "There have been episodes of bacterial contamination of vaccines, where there has been perhaps a bacterial organism growing in the vaccine, and when the patient's been injected they may have become infected with a bacteria.”

Stating that in most circumstances, the vaccine is administered “correctly,” Gotlieb said, "there are certainly examples of spread of infection between patients with HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and so on, and that's our concern."

The group of infectious diseases doctors is so concerned, they wrote to Australia's chief medical officer Jim Bishop, urging him to reconsider the vaccination strategy.

The letter stating that the World Health Organization recommends single dose vials to reduce risk has made no difference to government plans to mass vaccinate.

Government spokeswoman Rachel David says waiting for enough syringes “would delay the role out of the vaccine by a long time” and that “you need to order a lot of syringes to roll out the vaccine for 21 million doses as the Government has ordered.”

David says that the single dose vaccination would be cheaper but that it has "been done this way to vaccinate a large number of people quickly, which is our best chance of stopping the flu epidemic."

Single dose vials would also be less profitable for drug companies.

"To rush to a massive vaccination using multi-dose vials that have been associated with problems in the past, seems too hasty and perhaps not measured enough for our society," stated David.

Gotlieb and the doctors, working in what appears best interest of the public, have not halted Government mass vaccinations plans that many specialists say will cause a real pandemic."

The transcript of Tom Gottlieb's interview on ABC Radio, Melbourne, is here:

MARK COLVIN: The country's top infectious diseases body has written to the Government to warn that the swine flu vaccine is being distributed too hastily, with too many risks for the public.

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases says the vaccine will come in multi-dose vials.

It says these have been shown to transmit infection, spread HIV and hepatitis and even cause death.

The Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon says the Government expects to receive two million doses by the end of next week, and a widespread immunisation program could start by mid-September.

But the infectious diseases doctors say the swine flu threat has now passed, and there's no need for urgent mass vaccination.

Dina Rosendorff reports

DINA ROSENDORFF: It's unusual to hear a doctor speak out like this:

TOM GOTTLIEB: To rush to a massive vaccination using multi-dose vials that have been associated with problems in the past, seems too hasty and perhaps not measured enough for our society.

DINA ROSENDORFF: Dr Tom Gottlieb is the President of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, which represents about 400 clinicians nationally.

The doctors are worried about the method that will be used to deliver the swine flu vaccine, when the national immunisation program starts in the next few weeks.

The plan is to use multi-dose vials of the vaccine. That means a health worker will use needles to take more than one dose out of each vial.

TOM GOTTLIEB: There have been episodes of bacterial contamination of vaccines, where there has been perhaps a bacterial organism growing in the vaccine, and when the patient's been injected they may have become infected with a bacteria.

Now that's largely been addressed with preservatives that are used in vaccines, but nonetheless, there are potentials for viruses from one patient to be transmitted if vaccination is not done correctly. And in most circumstances it would be done correctly, but when things are rolled out hastily and multi-dose vials are used that potential exists and there are certainly examples of spread of infection between patients with HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and so on and that's our concern.

DINA ROSENDORFF: The group of infectious diseases doctors is so concerned that they've written to Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Jim Bishop, urging him to reconsider the vaccination strategy.

In the letter, the doctors point out that many international agencies including The World Health Organisation prefer the use of single-dose vials.

But the drug company making the vaccine says it would take too long to make enough single-dose vials.

Dr Rachel David is a spokeswoman for CSL.

RACHEL DAVID: It would delay the role out of the vaccine by a long time. The other reason is that with pre-filled syringes you need to order a lot of syringes to roll out the vaccine for 21 million doses as the Government has ordered. So I think on balance the decision to use multi-dose vials is completely justified.

DINA ROSENDORFF: Is it a cost saving measure?

RACHEL DAVID: Look, although it will work out being cheaper to use multi-dose vials, it's not being done this way to save money. It's been done this way to vaccinate a large number of people quickly, which is our best chance of stopping the flu epidemic.

DINA ROSENDORFF: But Dr Gottlieb says there's no real need to rush.

He says there have been fewer deaths linked to swine flu than initially feared, and the epidemic has now subsided.

TOM GOTTLIEB: Our society, all the members are strong advocates of vaccinations, so in no ways do we want to undermine vaccination as a very effective strategy. But in this particular influenza season, we have to determine which are the risk groups that need vaccination, and the probable urgency is no longer there as it was perhaps a few months ago. And we would caution for a more measured approach and for single dose vaccines to be used preferably to multi-dose vials.

DINA ROSENDORFF: But that argument has done nothing to change the mind of Australia's Chief Medical Officer.

Professor Jim Bishop is yet to sign off on the swine flu vaccine rollout, but he's indicated that when he does, multi-dose vials will be used.

In a statement, he's told PM that health workers will be trained to maximise infection control and minimise wastage.

The Federal Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, says the Government is likely to take delivery of two million doses by the end of next week.

NICOLA ROXON: It's anticipated that by the middle or end of September we would be starting to vaccinate the priority groups and those priority groups are of course the most vulnerable that we would hope to be able to reach as quickly as possible. And we are certainly doing everything we can to make sure that the vaccine is available and that implementation plans are ready to go as soon as we do get that tick off.

DINA ROSENDORFF: The first jabs will go to pregnant women, health workers and people with underlying medical conditions.

Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:45 pm
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Swine flu conference in Washington DC predicts end of the USA as a result of swine flu pandemic,

Saturday, 22 August 2009 09:54

News - Highlighted News

Every day the mainstream media in the US and around the world hypes the threat of the so-called swine flu and spends acres of words on every alleged fatality. And yet not one mainstream media outlet has covered the first INTERNATIONAL Swine Flu Conference, which finishes today 21st August in Washington DC.

The conference prepares for a catastrophe in the USA, for mass evacuations, economic collapse and the death or illness of 40 per cent of the workforce. Why, if people are to be given the "swine flu" shot and the shot is allegedly so effective?

The conference covers mass fatality management, the protection (by the police and army presumably) of he "emergency response management center", which will ultimately controlled by WHO and the UN from which orders will be sent to pandemic deployment teams. They will be sent out to conduct forced innoculations as allowed by law in many states (undertaking mass vaccinations effectively) and impose quarantines.

The conference covers evacuation and mass transport. Mass transport to where? To the FEMA camps?

This conference foresees 30 to 40 percent of the emergency responders dropping out from operations. Why? If they are to get the innoculation first, and this is allegedly so effective?

Why does the mainstream media not cover a conference that predicts total economic and social collapse, and the end of the USA as it has been in existence since its foundation, attended by 700 experts from more than 30 countrie?

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Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:24 pm
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Swine flu vaccine program in jeopardy

Julie Robotham
August 28, 2009 ... -f16m.html

THE Federal Government's plan to immunise the population against swine flu is in chaos because doctors' insurers may not cover them to administer the jab, saying inadequate testing and the possibility of spreading other infections mean there is too high a risk that patients will sue them later.

Despite weeks of crisis talks, the Government has refused to underwrite doctors' liability for the vaccinations, and medical groups say the program - due to start as early as mid-September - cannot proceed unless doctors are insured.

Andrew Pesce, president of the Australian Medical Association, said ''the indemnity issue needs to be sorted out or else the vaccination program won't go ahead''.

''In the environment we're in, someone has to be held accountable for rare vaccine reactions that may occur … if the Government decides there is a priority need to roll out the vaccine, then it has a duty to indemnify the doctors who provide it,'' he said.

Ronald McCoy, a spokesman for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, said the wrangling could undermine community confidence in the vaccine's safety. ''It's the public's health that's at risk here,'' he said.

In May, Health Minister Nicola Roxon announced an order with vaccine supplier CSL Ltd for 21 million doses - enough to protect at least half Australia's population from the flu strain.

But insurers believe the distribution of the vaccine in multiple-dose vials exposes people to an unnecessary risk of blood-borne infection from other recipients. As well, they believe the possibility of rare side effects has been inadequately explored. These issues, they say, will make it hard for doctors to advise people whether or not to have the injections, exposing them to patient complaints that they were not properly informed.

Ellen Edmonds-Wilson, chief executive of the Medical Indemnity Industry Association of Australia, said it was up to individual insurers ''to make an assessment of the risk [from] the drug'', which she noted had not yet been approved by the Government's Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Medical defence organisations MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd and Avant Mutual Group said they were still considering whether to indemnify members who gave patients the vaccinations.

Lisa Clarke, Avant's general manager of claims, said the industry was ''in ongoing discussions with the [health department] on the proposed roll-out''.

Elda Rebechi, a spokeswoman for the insurer Medical Indemnity Protection Society Ltd, said the company would cover doctors, but warned them to ''appropriately advise patients that the vaccine is untested and may have [currently] unknown consequences''.

But the head of clinical research at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance at the University of Sydney, Robert Booy, said the insurers' arguments were superficial and ''unnecessarily inflammatory'' and proper training of clinicians would virtually eliminate the risk of infection.

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Here it comes they (PTB's) are about to Stampeed the Herb Into the Killing Centers aka Vaccination Centers....



Sunday August 30,2009
By Lucy Johnston

SWINE flu has been discovered in birds, prompting fears that a more dangerous and easily transmitted strain will emerge.

Health experts last night confirmed that the H1N1 pig flu virus has infected turkeys. It is the first case of H1N1 in birds.

Scientists warned the ­outbreak in poultry could lead to a deadly flu outbreak if it mixes with lethal avian flu.

Tests have shown sick turkeys at two farms in Chile were struck down with the swine flu virus that has caused a pandemic in humans.

Britain’s leading flu expert, ­Professor John Oxford, said: “The last thing we want is a universal virus that goes everywhere.

“The avian flu virus is embedded in birds in Egypt and south-east Asia and this outbreak could easily hop across and mix with this, increasing the risk of the swine flu virus mixing with avian flu which is more dangerous.”

Experts with the United Nations in Rome and the US Centre for ­Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are now monitoring the outbreak in turkeys, which has so far caused only relatively mild symptoms in the birds.
‘The last thing we want is a universal virus that goes everywhere... risk of mixing is dangerous’

Mr Oxford, Professor of Virology at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital, said this meant cases could be missed.

“It is unsettling that the animals are not dying as this means it is harder to detect. If you don’t ­recognise the danger you are not likely to take action.” The Rome-based UN Food and Agriculture Organisation also warned that the virus could become more potent.

A statement said: “The current H1N1 virus strain is a mixture of human, pig and bird genes and has proved to be very contagious but no more deadly than common ­seasonal flu viruses. However, it could become more dangerous if it adds virulence by combining with H5N1, commonly known as avian flu, which is far more deadly but harder to pass along among humans.”

Last week Britain accepted its first batches of swine flu vaccine, as the Government began to arm itself against a second wave of the ­pandemic in winter.

The World Health Organisation has been warning governments for months to prepare for a resurgence of the virus in the winter.

The doses arrived as millions of schoolchildren prepared to return to school in the next two weeks, with concerns that the virus could spread easily between classrooms.

A Health Department spokeswoman said the vaccine was ­delivered by US pharmaceutical company Baxter and it could be approved for public distribution by early October.

The vaccine will initially be used on at-risk groups, such as people with asthma and diabetes, officials said. Pregnant women, health workers and people with ­underlying health problems will get the ­vaccines before the rest of the ­population.

Britain is the European country hardest hit by the virus. So far 66 people have died.

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A/H1N1 flu spreads at "unbelievable" speed: WHO 2009-08-29 23:54:52 Print ... 964503.htm

PARIS, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- A/H1N1 flu is spreading at an "unbelievable" speed, with "a very severe form of disease" attacking the lungs of healthy young people, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned in an interview published by French daily Le Monde on Saturday.

"Sixty percent of the deaths cover those who have underlying health problems," Director-general of the WHO Margaret Chan said, adding that the remaining 40 percent of the deaths are young adults in good health, "who die of a vital fever in five to seven days."

"This is the most worrying fact. Up to 30 percent of people in densely populated countries risked getting infected," Chan noted.

The WHO announced in a statement that the A/H1N1 pandemic virus is now the dominant influenza strain around the world.

"All governments must prepare for the worst," Chan stressed, adding that intensive healthcare services were required.

According to the latest WHO report, more than 2,180 people around the world have died from the virus since April.

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Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:56 am
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Very Very Important!!

"Doctor's to WHO, Where's the Flu?"

The Doctors see NO signs of a pandemic at the scale WHO, CDC and others are reporting! ... id=8438883

Doctors Question WHO's Severe Swine Flu Warning
Some Say While Severe Swine Flu Exists, Warnings May Be Overblown

Aug. 29, 2009—

The World Health Organization warned Friday that doctors around the world are now reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs of otherwise healthy young people -- but some infectious disease experts said the alarm could be unwarranted.

The WHO update comes in the wake of reports from some countries that as many as 15 percent of patients infected with the new H1N1 pandemic virus require extensive -- and expensive -- hospital care.

"During the winter season in the southern hemisphere, several countries have viewed the need for intensive care as the greatest burden on health services," the report said. "Preparedness measures need to anticipate this increased demand on intensive care units, which could be overwhelmed by a sudden surge in the number of severe cases."

But infectious disease experts from both inside and outside the government say that the phrasing used by WHO raises some questions -- particularly because the existence of such a form of the disease is not a new development.

"WHO is certainly putting the fear of [God] in people with this type of release," said William Muraskin, a professor of urban studies at Queens College in New York, who is a specialist in international health. "The description by the WHO is similar to lung infections that claimed so many young people during the 1918 pandemic."

Dr. Julie Gerberding, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noted, "Severe pneumonia occurred in 1918 too, but we cannot confirm the pathophysiology is the exactly the same."

And Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, one of the government's preeminent figures on swine flu, told ABC News' Brian Hartman, "The severity should not be anything near what we saw in 1918 -- again, underscoring that things can change.

"But if what we're seeing now is predictive of what we'll be seeing in the fall and the winter this looks like a mild to moderate, not a very severe, pandemic."

Swine Flu May Not Be as Deadly as Past Pandemics

Indeed, many believe that the ultimate impact of the swine flu will not be as disastrous as that of pandemics of times past.

"The total mortality remains extremely low," said John Barry, author of "The Great Influenza." "And as far as the cases go, it's important to remember that while such [severe] cases have been seen, they are extremely rare."

But rare or not, the severe form of the illness is a deadly emergency. Dr. Jeffrey Boscamp, chair in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, said that the lung infection triggers a syndrome called acute respiratory distress syndrome.

"The lung becomes a battleground: the virus versus all of the immunologic components that are recruited to the lung to fight the infection," Boscamp said. "The inflammation is so severe that it becomes impossible for the lung to put oxygen back into the blood.

"When oxygenation becomes impossible, other organs -- kidneys, heart, et cetera -- fail, and death can be the outcome."

And Dr. Greg Poland, director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic, noted that the intensive care doctors he works with are in contact with other intensivists around the world who describe a bleeding, or hemorrhagic, lung infection. Poland said these doctors "are indeed seeing high viral, overwhelming viral, pneumonia, which then leads to hemorrhagic pneumonitis and severe respiratory distress syndrome; this has been requiring extraordinarily intensive therapy."

A spike in such severe cases could have big implications for hospitals, some fear.

"I have seen a number of these cases, with a number of deaths," said Dr. Christian Sandrock, medical director of the Intensive Care Unit at the University of California Davis Medical Center.

He added that while doctors can treat patients with much more specialized medical care now, if these very sick patients increase in numbers at hospitals, "These are the patients that are going to crush us."

Wire reports contributed to this story.

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Martial Law Alert Over Swine Flu

Stephen Lendman

September 7, 2009

Fact check:

■ no Swine Flu threat exists;
■ reported H1N1 infections and deaths are uncorroborated;
■ WHO predicting a global pandemic affecting “as many as two billion people….over the next two years” is falsified hype unless a diabolical depopulation scheme (by vaccines or other means) plans to create one;
■ vaccines don’t protect against diseases they’re designed to prevent and often cause them;
■ all vaccines contain harmful toxins, including mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), and squalene adjuvants that weaken and can destroy the human immune system, making it vulnerable to many annoying to life-threatening illnesses; and
■ evidence suggests that the H1N1 strain was bioengineered in a US laboratory, and the vaccines being produced for it are extremely hazardous and potentially lethal.

Under no circumstances should anyone submit to them even if threatened with fines, quarantine, or incarceration.

Government and PhRMA Are Enemies, Not Protectors

On April 26, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a “Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists….as a consequence of confirmed cases of H1N1 Influenza in four US states.” At an April 27 press briefing, Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said:

Yesterday “I issued a public health emergency declaration” as part of “standard operating procedure” to make more government resources available to combat the spread of Swine Flu. She then ordered the FDA “to proceed to permit things like Tamiflu to be used for populations that they otherwise wouldn’t be used for – in this case, for example, very, very young children.”

On November 13, 2005, Japan’s Health Ministry said it was “looking into reports of a number of sudden deaths of young people who had taken prescribed dosages of Tamiflu.” The Ministry also “found 64 cases of psychological disorders linked to the drug in the past four years.”

The Japan Institute of Pharmaco-Vigilance head, Dr. Rokura Hama, said “Tamiflu appears to be similar to other powerful drugs that can cause behavioral changes” by affecting the central nervous system. It’s the leading medication prescribed for the treatment and prevention of flu. In April, DHS ordered 12 million doses made available in locations around the country for quick access if needed.

Then on June 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) “raise(d) the level of (Swine Flu) influenza pandemic alert from phase 5 to phase 6,” its highest level in declaring “The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic,” while admitting its severity would likely be “moderate (and) most people will recover from swine flu within a week, just as they would from seasonal forms of influenza.” The WHO no longer reports “confirmed” Swine Flu cases globally, yet continues to hype the scare without corroborating proof.

There was no emergency earlier or now, but you’d never know it from hyped media reports to convince people voluntarily to submit to experimental, untested, toxic and extremely dangerous vaccines that damage the human immune system and cause health problems ranging from annoying to life-threatening.

George Bush’s Executive Orders (EOs) 13295 and 13375, Homeland Security Presidential Directive-21, and Military Pandemic Planning

In addition to the federal laws below, the Bush EOs, HSPD-21, and Pentagon plan suggest a hidden agenda behind today’s Swine Flu crisis as a way to institute martial law on the pretext of a public health emergency, using hyped fear to win popular acquiescence.

On April 4, 2003, EO 13295 issued a “Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases” that included cholera, diphtheria, infectious TB, plague, smallpox, yellow fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and viral hemorrhagic fevers like ebola and lassa.

On April 1, 2005, EO 13375 amended EO 13295 by adding “the following new subsection:”

“(c) Influenza caused by novel or reemergent influenza viruses that are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic.”

The October 2007 HSPD-21 “establishe(d) a National Strategy for Public Health and Medical Preparedness which builds upon principles set forth in (the 2004) Biodefense for the 21st Century and will transform our national approach to protecting the health of the American people against all disasters.”

It called for:

● “nationwide, robust, and integrated biosurveillance…to provide early warning and ongoing characterization of disease outbreaks in near real-time;
● countermeasure stockpiling and distribution….of medical countermeasures (vaccines, drugs, and therapeutics) to a large population….;
● mass casualty care….created by a catastrophic health event;” and
● “community resilience” whereby “civic leaders, citizens, and families are educated regarding threats and are empowered to mitigate their own risk;” in addition, the federal government must be involved in “medical preparedness to assist (nationwide) in the face of potential catastrophic health events.”

In May 2007, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) “Implementation Plan for Pandemic Influenza” prepared for a possible H5N1 (Avian Flu) pandemic that could affect up to one-third of the population and kill as many as three million in just weeks, it was claimed. It involved using US troops to put down riots, guard pharmaceutical plants and shipments, and restrict the movement of people inside the country and across borders.

This plan remains active and US laws authorize it, including Sections 1076 and 333 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 that amended the 1807 Insurrection Act and 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. They prohibit using federal and National Guard troops for law enforcement except as constitutionally allowed or expressly authorized by Congress in times of a national emergency like an insurrection.

The president may now announce a public emergency, declare martial law, suspend the Constitution, and deploy US troops on city streets to suppress what he calls disorder.

The Legal Basis for Quarantines

Vaccine law expert Alan G. Phillips says:

“….underlying laws….allow states to mandate vaccines in an emergency….throw out exemptions….impose quarantines and isolation outside of our homes,” and the only way around this is to “chang(e) state policy and law.”

US laws are similar. They can mandate vaccinations and let states isolate and quarantine Swine Flu victims if authorities call the disease infectious and life-threatening.

Under the proposed Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA), civil liberties may be suspended in case of a public health emergency, with or without verifiable evidence.

The September 2003 Turning Point Model State Public Health Act (MSPHA) lets state, local, and tribal governments revise or update public health statutes and administrative regulations. According to James Hodges, executive director of Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University’s Centers for Law and the Public Health, over half the states have these laws that can order flu testing, ban public gatherings, mandate quarantines, and issue other emergency public health directives.

Federal laws already do it, including the 2006 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act that lets the HHS Secretary declare any disease an epidemic or national emergency requiring mandatory vaccinations. It also protects drug companies from tort liability, except in cases of “willful misconduct.”

US State Responses to Swine Flu

Growing numbers of states are exploiting the hyped scare by declaring a public health emergency. Others are passing laws that order forced quarantines, impose fines or imprisonment for offenders, and prepare to govern under martial law with local police, National Guard, or federal troops for enforcement.

Florida ordered voluntary or mandatory detentions at home or in state-designated facilities as well as closures of suspected buildings and areas. Quarantine Detention Orders state:

● “non-compliant” persons are ordered to “remain in detention quarantine until released by the State Epidemiologist or Health Officer;”
● at home, they must wear surgical masks at all times in the presence of anyone, even family members, and follow other required instructions while in isolation;
● in state-run facilities, they must “comply with all orders….regarding (their) medical care,” and must “cooperate with the detention facility’s access to (themselves) and (their) medical records for purposes of delivering and monitoring (their) medical care;” and
● these “action(s are) taken under the police power authority of the health department and your cooperation is required by law;” failure to comply is a “crime.”

Forms circulating on the Internet show that Iowa ordered home or facility quarantines for anyone suspected of possible H1N1 infection. However, Mason City, Iowa’s KIMT TV 3 reported that “Health leaders in (the state) are reassuring people that there are no H1N1 related quarantines being ordered,” yet preparations have been made to do it.

North Carolina’s Draft Isolation Order calls for imprisonment for up to two years and pretrial detention for residents failing to comply with isolation orders.

Washington empowers local health authorities to issue emergency detention orders for up to 10 days.

On April 28, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a “Proclamation to Confront Swine Flu Outbreak” and ordered “all state agencies and departments to utilize and employ state personnel, equipment and facilities to assist the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the State Emergency Plan as coordinated by the California Emergency Management Agency.”

He further proclaimed a “state of emergency” because of “conditions of extreme peril” in the State.

On April 26, New York Gov. David Paterson activated the state’s health emergency preparedness plan, thereby putting the state on “high alert to quickly identify and respond to any cases of swine flu.” No further action was taken.

On April 28, Texas became the second state to declare a Swine Flu emergency as officials closed schools and cancelled sporting events after an alleged fatality was reported. At a press conference, Gov. Rick Perry said:

“I’m issuing a disaster declaration which covers the entire state. This will move Texas to a higher state of alert and release resources to address the spread of the virus.” No further action was taken.

On May 1, Maryland’s Gov. Martin O’Malley’s executive order declared a public health emergency “based on an abundance of caution and concern for our students…If there is a probable case of H1N1 virus at any school, we will close that school and cease all extra-curricular activities for up to 14 days.”

He also ordered “appropriate emergency protective measures (be taken to) assist public and private sector employers (take) proactive steps to prevent the spread to influenza workers and their families.” He stopped short of more draconian measures, including statewide forced vaccinations and quarantines for resisters.

On August 6, the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune headlined: “As fall approaches, officials are taking a hard look at emergency plans in the event the virus strikes more aggressively.” On August 10, the paper reported, without elaboration, that state officials “have a plan ready if Minnesota’s health care system is swamped by 1.5 million cases.”

Other states took similar actions, including Nebraska, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, and still others are considering them as the fall flu season approaches and children return to school.

After earlier issuing a “Proclamation of Civil Emergency due to a Highly Infectious Disease,” Maine Gov. John Balducci signed a Swine Flu civil emergency decree on September 1 that gives the WHO and UN martial law authority over the state and authorized the Maine Center for Disease Control to vaccinate the state’s residents. Making this mandatory wasn’t mentioned, but state civil emergency powers may allow it if ordered.

On April 28, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the most draconian law to date, S. 2028, that imposes virtual martial law authority. If it’s passed in the House and becomes law, it gives the governor sweeping powers, lets public health officials mandate vaccinations, and, with law enforcement and medical personnel, enter private residences and businesses without warrants, quarantine non-compliers, and impose $1,000-a-day fines and/or imprisonment for up to 30 days.

It also authorizes:

► closures and evacuations to decontaminate residences, buildings or facilities;
► the destruction of suspect materials;
► restricting or prohibiting public gatherings;
► public health authorities to use or supervise private health care facilities and requires private health personnel to provide appropriate services, including vaccinating state residents;
► “the arrest without warrant (of anyone believed to have) violated an order for isolation or quarantine…;”
► control over “ingress (and) egress” from public areas and human traffic within them;
► enforcement measures for the safe disposal of “infectious waste and human remains;”
► control over all medical supplies as well as other measures needed to respond to the emergency;
► the use of state police for enforcement;
► control over “routes of transportation and over materials and facilities including but not limited to communication devices, carriers, public utilities, fuels, food, clothing, and shelter;” and
► public health officials to “institute appropriate civil proceedings against (properties) to be destroyed in accordance with the existing laws and rules of the courts of this Commonwealth or any such rules that may be developed by the courts for use during the emergency;” acquired properties may “be disposed of by destruction as the court may direct.”

Massachusetts may be a trial balloon for what federal authorities plan everywhere as the fall flu season approaches, to be followed by hyped reports of nationwide Swine Flu outbreaks, perhaps caused by the vaccines intended to prevent them.

In early July, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that children, pregnant women, health care workers, and adults with chronic illnesses will be first to be vaccinated. Reports indicate that inoculations will begin in early October, preceded by media-hyped fear urging everyone to get one.

Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at

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Vaccine Exemption?

in this site there was a recopilation of documents regarding Vaccine Exemption by State:

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Half of GPs refuse swine flu vaccine over testing fears =MUST READ=

Of the GPs surveyed, almost a third thought the swine flu vaccine had not been tested enough

Up to half of family doctors do not want to be vaccinated against swine flu.

GPs will be first in the line for the jabs when they become available but many will decline, even though they will be offering the vaccine to their patients.

More than two thirds of those who will turn the jab down believe it has not been tested enough. Most also believe the flu has turned out to be so mild in the vast majority of cases that the vaccine is not needed.

Last night Government experts criticised GPs who decide not to have the jab, saying they will put vulnerable patients needlessly at risk.

A week ago, a poll of nurses showed that a third would turn down the opportunity of being vaccinated against swine flu.

News that medics are unconvinced by the need for a vaccine will cause grave concern to patients who will be invited for the jab over the next few months.

A poll of doctors for Pulse magazine found that 49 per cent would reject the vaccine with 9 per cent undecided.

A separate survey for GP magazine found that 29 per cent would definitely opt out of having the jab, while a further 29 per cent were unsure. Just 41 per cent said they would definitely have the jab.

Of those who said they did not want to jab, 71 per cent said it was because of safety concerns.

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Why Won't Healthcare Workers OR the Makers Take The Swine Flu Vaccine?Why Won't Healthcare Workers OR the Makers Take The Swine Flu Vaccine?

Posted by EYES WIDE OPEN INTERNATIONAL on September 7, 2009 at 8:09pm

Why Won't Healthcare Workers Take The Swine Flu Vaccine?
by Rachel Friedman

Can vaccinations actually fuel pandemics? According to a study released August 26, 2009 by the British Medical Journal, more than half of Hong Kong's healthcare workers surveyed said they would refuse the H1N1 shot, which is not yet available, because they are afraid of side effects and doubt how safe and effective it will be.

More importantly, the study suggested the trend would be repeated worldwide.

"The truth is that vaccines aren't effective, generally carry dangerous side effects, and in many cases actually fuel the spread of pandemics," said Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a Harvard University trained medical researcher who also holds a Master's Degree in Public Health. "The fact is that most healthcare workers know this, and they don't trust that any swine flu vaccine will do anything but cause more problems and potential harm to the patients they care for."

In Dr. Horowitz's view, vaccines do more harm than good, and are little more than a way for the pharmaceutical companies to profit from epidemics and side effects.

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Originally published September 26 2009

Urgent: What to Do If You Cannot Avoid Flu Shots or are Exposed to Virus Shedding
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(NaturalNews) Many of us are going to do what we can to avoid the swine flu vaccinations. But thus far, all the petitions and legal maneuvers have failed. Instead, legal enforcement measures are increasing, with three USA states, Maine, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma having passed legislation to ensure everyone gets vaccinated in their states whether they want to or not! And there are similar enforcement measures in some European nations as well.

So if push comes to shove and there is no escape - what then must we do? Dr. Russell Blaylock, retired neurosurgeon and author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, and Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life as well as Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, has some answers that you could tape onto your refrigerator or medicine cabinet.

BTW - if you manage to avoid the swine flu vaccinations, stay away from those who were vaccinated for around three weeks, or at least treat them as though they are infected with a virulent flu. There is such a thing as virus shedding from individuals who are vaccinated with live attenuated viruses, which the swine flu vaccines will contain.

Get Ready for the Worst Now

This advice that Dr. Russell Blaylock presents needs to be started immediately. If you manage to avoid the shots, nothing is wasted. This advice will help you ward off the flu itself and any virus shedding, plus it'll make you healthier anyway. The worst, most immediate effect from the flu vaccines may come from the high amount of squalene added as an adjuvant.

What can result from squalene is a cytokine storm, which is an over reacting, berserk immune system that attacks the lungs, the brain and nervous system, creating a variety of neurological or autoimmune diseases. This happened in the 1976 bogus flu scare and to soldiers who were vaccinated against anthrax during Gulf War I. It has been reported that the squalene content will be even higher in these Swine Flu Vaccines.
See the related CBS 60 Minutes episode from 1979 via the link in the sources section below.

Your Emergency Kit

Dr. Blaylock recommends that you have a cold pack and apply it immediately onto the inoculated or nasal mist sprayed area and continue for the rest of the day. He had observed this working on vaccinated infants who were having adverse immune reactions from their vaccinations. He recommends that you continue cold pack applications and even cold showers if excessive immune reactions causing discomfort continue after the first day.

An hour or so before the shot or nasal mist spray, take a high dose of curcumin and quercetin! Blaylock says these two flavonoids mixed, even with other flavonoids, tend to block the adjuvant squalene's damage. It seems that continuing those two anti-inflammatory substances should be continued for some time after the shot or shots. Curcumin is in tumeric. So start using that spice in your food now.

Have a high EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid ) Omega 3 oil on hand. Take a high dose of EPA Omega 3 an hour before the vaccination! Then use much lower doses for a few days after. High EPA oils do dampen your immune system, but this is what you want to protect yourself from the squalene adjuvant that produces hyper immune reactions that cause brain inflammation.

Blaylock says that studies have shown this to be highly effective with vaccinations. He recommends fish oils since they are are high in EPA Omega 3. But beware of mercury. Hemp seed oil (it's legal) could be a worthy substitute. Mercury is another harmful adjuvant in vaccines. So sea foods that are liable to contain mercury should be avoided from now on.

Vitamin D3: Protection from the Swine Flu and the Vaccination

Starting now, boost your vitamin D3 intake. Mike Adams has been saying this for weeks if not months. Get as much sun on exposed skin as possible, and supplement at least 5000 IU's per day for adults and 2000 IU's per day for children. More won't hurt.

Vitamin D3 is an immune regulator. That means it not only boosts your immune system to help you fight off any flu, it dampens an overactive immune system and protects you from a cytokine storm. Pretty nifty stuff! Avoid common drugstore vitamin D or D2. Those are not the D3 that will help you.

The caveat for the transdermal creation of Vitamin D3 from the sun is a claim that showering or bathing with soap soon after sun exposure tends to diminish the vitamin D3 production that begins in the skin. So try to bathe or shower before sun exposure, or shower by applying soap only to the normally stinky parts of your body that were not exposed. Time to get tough!

If you do get jabbed, Blaylock recommends you increase your Vitamin D3 dosage to as high as 20,000 IU's per day and 5,000 IU's for children for a couple of weeks, then cutting that in half for several days. Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin, but is actually a neural hormone explained Dr. Blaylock. He advises using an assimilable calcium supplement to increase Vitamin D3's efficiency. Consider calcium a vitamin D3 adjuvant!

Other Important Nutrients

Dr. Blaylock recommended everyone start taking a good multi mineral/vitamin that does not contain iron or copper but is high in selenium and zinc. Zinc deficiency was found to be high among young children who had serious vaccination consequences. But Blaylock cautions against any copper in the mix since it generates free radicals.

Selenium is an excellent anti-viral as well as anti-inflammatory. There is evidence that toxicity from taking selenium with doses above 200 mcgs is bogus. Twice as much is recommended by that information source. In Japan, the average daily intake of selenium is 500 mcgs. And they have a lower cancer rate than the United States. Try to use natural sources.

To be safe and selective, it may be wise to use individual vitamins and minerals. The B complex is important, as are the selenium and zinc. High doses of buffered vitamin C, 1000 mgs four times a day, is what Blaylock recommends if you get stuck or sprayed. There is high anti-inflammatory activity with Vitamin C as well as anti viral potential.

Then Vitamin E, high in gamma-E in its natural form is another Blaylock recommendation to reduce cytokine inflammation.

Blaylock also recommends astaxanthin to minimize inflammation. Astaxanthin is a deficiency common with dark skinned people. That is why many Africans and Aboriginals died from vaccinations. For astaxanthin reference Mike Adams's article

Another Blaylock recommendation is white tea. The whiter the better. It's a fairly new arrival to the west that has been known in the orient for hundreds of years. So you may have to go online to get it. He recommends four strong cups a day as another effective immune regulator.

Apogenin and luteolin are flavonoids that are very good at blocking autoimmune diseases. Blaylock suggests mixing celery and parsley in a blender and drinking the juice twice a day to get those two flavonoids into your system. However, for juicing while preserving enzymes, a slow speed juicer, if you can get your hands on one, is better than a blender.

Finally, Blaylock says to avoid oils made of corn, safflower, canola, peanut, soybean, and sunflower. He claims they suppress immunity while creating inflammation. Not what you want if you've been jabbed with squalene.

Summary and Conclusion

These are all the main points of Dr. Russell Blaylock's advice on surviving the swine flu vaccinations. His experience as a neurosurgeon has guided him to be an excellent researcher into the nervous system's reactions to vaccinations and neurotoxins in food additives.

Dr. Blaylock is totally anti-vaccination, for your information. In other words, he knows vaccinations don't work and they only endanger people who receive them. He has passed this information on to us to help us survive the immediate reactions of forced toxic vaccinations.

Not everyone is going to be able to gather in all of the substances he recommends, especially white tea for example. But most of the main items in his list are available to most of us. So get on it already!

However, Blaylock also warns about the delayed reactions that other adjuvants, such as mercury and aluminum, can create. And there are, as Blaylock mentioned in an interview, stealth (or retro) viruses in the vaccine itself that may cause havoc down the road.

There has been a lot of success recorded from homeopathic treatment of vaccination injuries, or VIDS (vaccination induced disease syndrome). So for long term negative effects, it's wise to establish a relationship with a homeopath who doesn't look puzzled when you mention VIDS or vaccination injury.

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Minnesota County Conducts “Operation Big Shot” Mass Vaccination Drill
Published on 09-29-2009

By Kurt Nimmo

In preparation for the distinct possibility of a mandatory vaccination of the American public, a county in Minnesota will hold a mass vaccination drill today dubbed “Operation Big Shot.” County officials expect “300 volunteers to conduct the drill alongside about 200 health department staff members. They emphasized that staffers will not dispense actual vaccinations,” according to The Star Tribune.


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A drive-thru vaccination in Massachusetts, 2008. Is Minnesota preparing for this sort of mass vaccination?

“Operation Big Shot is one of several training exercises health officials in Ramsey County conduct each year and was scheduled prior to the emergence of the H1N1 flu pandemic,” the newspaper adds.

A number of sources have indicated the government may require mandatory vaccinations this autumn. “Nearly $8 billion will be spent to address a ‘potential pandemic flu’ which could result in mandatory vaccinations for no discernible reason other than to enrich the pharmaceutical companies that make the vaccine,” Ron Paul wrote on June 24, 2009.

According to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, 42 states have mandatory vaccine policies. “Rampant conflicts of interest in the approval process has been the subject of several Congressional hearings, and a recent Congressional report concluded that the pharmaceutical industry has indeed exerted undue influence on mandatory vaccine legislation toward its own financial interests,” the AAPS notes.

The UN’s WHO supports mandatory vaccinations. On July 13, a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert suggested universally mandated vaccines are coming.

“During a pandemic, it may be necessary to overrule existing legislation or (individual) human rights,” states a 2005 WHO document. “Examples are the enforcement of quarantine (overruling individual freedom of movement), use of privately owned buildings for hospitals, off-license use of drugs, compulsory vaccination or implementation of emergency shifts in essential services. These decisions need a legal framework to ensure transparent assessment and justification of the measures that are being considered, and to ensure coherence with international legislation (International Health Regulations).” (Emphasis added.)

WHO “recommendations” are binding on all 194 member countries in case a pandemic emergency is declared under the 2005 International Health Regulations Act and April 2009 WHO pandemic plan.

In August, the WHO recommended a mandatory global vaccination. “The global pandemic vaccination program will begin somewhere around the end of September and last about two months. Many countries are in the process of acquiring from Baxter, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline and other pharmaceutical companies enough doses of vaccine to vaccinate their entire population twice. They remain quiet about mandatory vaccination, simply saying they will make vaccination ‘available’ to all on a priority basis,” the Columbia Valley News reported.

“We hope that the whole world will have some access to the vaccine,” Marie-Paule Kieny, director of WHO’s Initiative for Vaccine Research, told the Washington Post today. “In some countries it will be possible to vaccinate the whole population and in some countries only 10 percent.”

In the United States, any mandatory vaccination program will likely be the responsibility of the states. “Historically, the preservation of the public health has been the responsibility of state and local governments, and the authority to enact laws relevant to the protection of the public health derives from the state’s general police powers,” explains a CRS Report for Congress. “With respect to the preservation of the public health in cases of communicable disease outbreaks, these powers may include the institution of quarantine or the enactment of mandatory vaccination laws.”

Massachusetts recently passed the “Pandemic Response Bill.” It suspends virtually all Constitutional rights of Massachusetts citizens and forces anyone “suspected” of being infected to submit to interrogations, “decontaminations” and vaccines, according to Mike Adams. “It’s also sets fines up to $1,000 per day for anyone who refuses to submit to quarantines, vaccinations, decontamination efforts or to follow any other verbal order by virtually any state-licensed law enforcement or medical personnel.”

Infowars and Prison Planet have documented numerous instances of the states preparing for mass vaccinations. ... r_embedded

Judge Andrew on the Massachusetts martial law bill and the Constitution.

In the last few weeks, states and municipalities around the country have mandated seasonal flu vaccinations for health care workers. In response, health care workers in New York are taking to the street in opposition. “Under what circumstances can government officials order mandatory vaccination? And could the general public be ordered to roll up their sleeves for injections, even if there might be side effects beyond a sore arm or mild fever? The concern in New York also comes as skepticism of vaccination in general seems to be on the rise,” Declan McCullagh writes for CBS News today.

The drill in Minnesota is yet another indication the government is ramping up to vaccinate the entire population, either through a massive propaganda campaign and scare tactics now well underway through the corporate media, or through legal mandate backed up by the cops and the military.

“Get ready because that’s precisely what’s coming — universal orders to risk toxic vaccine hazards. In the coming weeks, the dominant media globally will get into high gear fear-mongering mode to convince people voluntarily to submit to jeopardizing their health and well-being. It’s essential to refuse and be safe and international law absolutely allows it,” warns Stephen Lendman.

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Province may suspend flu shots after vaccine's safety questioned

Canwest News ServiceSeptember 28, 2009

B.C. might suspend the seasonal flu shots as early as today, in the wake of a Canadian study that suggests people who get the flu vaccine are twice as likely to contract the H1N1 virus.

Several news outlets reported the preliminary findings of the study, which is still under peer review. Researchers found that those who received the seasonal flu vaccine in the past were more likely to catch H1N1.

While the research was initially met with much skepticism from health officials, several provinces, including Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia, have suspended seasonal flu shots for anyone younger than 65, the Globe and Mail newspaper is reporting in its Monday editions.

The B.C. Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport is holding a news conference today at 9:30 a.m. to make what is billed as "an announcement around B.C.'s seasonal flu vaccine campaign."

Jeff Rudd, ministry spokesman, would not confirm whether minister Ida Chong will announce a suspension of the vaccine.
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Military to get mandatory swine flu shots soon

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WASHINGTON — U.S. military troops will begin getting required swine flu shots in the next week to 10 days, with active duty forces deploying to war zones and other critical areas going to the front of the vaccine line, a top military commander said Tuesday.

Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart also told The Associated Press that as many as 400 troops are ready to go to five regional headquarters around the country to assist federal health and emergency management officials if needed as the flu season heats up.

The Pentagon has bought 2.7 million vaccines, and 1.4 million of those will go to active duty military. National Guard troops on active duty are also required to receive the vaccine, as are civilian Defense Department employees who are in critical jobs.

As a result, the military is expected to provide health officials with an early assessment of the vaccine.

"Because I can compel people to get the shots, larger numbers will have the vaccine," said Renuart, commander of U.S. Northern Command. "They will, as a percentage of the population, be vaccinated more rapidly than many of us. So we may see some objective results, good or not, of the vaccinations."

Shots will be doled out on a priority basis, with troops preparing to deploy first, followed by other active duty forces, particularly any who might be needed to quickly respond to a hurricane or other emergency.

Families of military members will receive their shots through the military bases, who will be working with state officials and get their own shipments of the vaccine. Renuart said it appears there is enough of the vaccine to meet the military's needs.

Inoculating the military is a key requirement of the Pentagon's emergency plan, as a way to ensure that troops are available to protect the nation. They also will be on tap to provide help to states if problems come up as the flu season continues.

So far, Renuart said that between 15 and 20 troops have been dispatched to each of the five regional headquarters, to work with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state leaders.

But the military presence could rise to 80 in each regional office if needed, he said.

"If you see the virus begin to mutate or have a broader affect, or pockets where the vaccine isn't available or is less effective," and the local authorities need help, the military would send the additional support, Renuart said.

For the general population, the first swine flu vaccine should be in some doctors' offices as early as Oct. 5, according to U.S. health officials.

The early batches will protect 6 million to 7 million people, but over time, the government expects to have a total of 250 million doses of the new vaccine. About 10 percent of that has been promised to other countries.

Vaccine shipments will go directly to doctors, clinics and other providers designated by each state.

According to the CDC, the swine flu is widespread in 26 states now, up from 21 a week ago. While the CDC doesn't have an exact count of swine flu deaths and hospitalizations, reports suggest the infection has caused more than 600 deaths and more than 9,000 hospitalizations.

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Mandatory vaccinations, home searches without a warrant and forced quarantine for those who resist.

Critics of a pandemic preparedness bill pending in the Legislature say it would allow all those things and sets the stage for a medical police state where any response to an epidemic of flu or other illness has the potential to steamroll civil liberties.

The bill’s supporters and its sponsor, Sen. Richard Moore, D-Uxbridge, have found themselves in recent weeks defending against attacks from talk show hosts and Internet critics with an anti-Big Government bent. In the category of unlikely bedfellows: the ACLU has joined the opposition.

Moore and other supporters say the bill is largely borrowed from public health laws and court rulings already on the books. They say that rumors and lies have led people to overreact to the legislation, and cite as an example the statement that the bill makes vaccinations mandatory. While he says his own bill doesn’t mandate vaccination, Moore points to a 1905 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Massachusetts smallpox case that said states could require people to get vaccinated.

Critics responded that the bill’s language is too broad and vague in many key areas, and that supporters were splitting hairs in defending it. No, vaccination is not mandatory, but people who do not get vaccinated after the governor declares a health emergency can be placed under quarantine, and failure to observe the quarantine can result in arrest.

Senate Bill No. 2028 – An Act Relative to Pandemic and Disaster Preparation and Response in the Commonwealth – passed the Senate by a unanimous vote on April 30 with almost no public notice. It is awaiting debate and vote on the House floor.

Christopher Ott, spokesman for the Massachusetts chapter of the ACLU, which opposes the bill, said, “We feel it’s just a bad idea to legislate out of fear and in a hurry.”

But the bill is not new and not a response to the H1N1 flu.

Moore first filed it about six years ago in response to the threat of anthrax attacks after Sept. 11, 2001. Rewritten versions have passed the Senate three times, but the bill has yet to make it through the legislative process.

The emergency measures outlined in the bill wouldn’t be automatically activated even in a swine flu outbreak, said Jared Cain, a spokesman for Moore.

“The circumstances would have to be pretty grim,” he said, before it became operative.

On Sept. 9, John Auerbach, the state’s commission of public health, wrote a letter to legislators to clarify the matter.

“If the H1N1 pandemic develops ... there would be NO NEED (his capitals) for a declaration of the type of public health emergency as envisioned in Senate Bill 2028,” he wrote.

The legislation, he said, is designed for situations on the level of the SARS outbreak or the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.

But critics point out that the bill itself does not say it wouldn’t be used for any type of flu outbreak regardless of how widespread or deadly it was.

State Sen. Robert Hedlund, R-Weymouth, voted for the bill in April but now says he has changed his mind. When it comes back to the Senate for a final vote, he said he plans to vote against it if no changes are made by the House or a joint conference committee.

“I think it needs to be defined what constitutes a public health threat. That’s very vague,” he said. “A lot of the definitions and criteria have to be firmed up.”

The bill was initially based on the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act completed in December 2001 by the Centers for Law and Public’s Health, a collaboration between Johns Hopkins and Georgetown universities.

According to the center, that model legislation has been introduced in whole or in part in 171 bills in 44 states.

Cain, Moore’s spokesman, said the bill doesn’t include anything not already on the books in Massachusetts. It consolidates many health laws and regulations into one act to outline how the state should deal with public health crises and what the state health commissioner would be empowered to do, he said.

Current laws, Cain said, are very broad on who would be in charge and what would take place.

“There are dozens of public health laws this bill borrows from,” he said. “But it’s all based on Massachusetts General Laws.”

Senate Bill 2028 says that anyone who refuses to get a vaccination recommended by public health officials may be quarantined. It also allows arrest without a warrant or entry into any house or building without a warrant if an officer has probable cause to believe there is a violation of a quarantine.

The prospect of warrantless search and arrest riles critics, who call is an illegal expansion of the state’s existing regulations for quarantine.

Moore’s office says the bill applies to a public health situation the probable cause standard that already allows search and arrest without a warrant in other situations. While the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guards against unwarranted searches and seizures, the concept of “exigent circumstances” has developed over time through case law. Emergency situations requiring swift action, the courts have held, may make a warrantless search constitutional if probable cause exists.

Under existing law, a quarantine order cannot be enforced unless the state health department or a local health board applies to a Superior Court judge for an judicial order empowering health authorities to take specific actions.

Ott, of the ACLU, said the organization believes “heavy-handed law enforcement is not the way to go.”

The bill would also empower the state health commissioner to restrict or prohibit public assemblies.

Cain said Moore’s intention was to require people to stay home from work or school, and give the health commissioner authority to close schools.

Critics, however, point out that the bill does specify those limits or intents.

When asked if it would apply to any public meeting, Cain said, “We’re talking about an ebola-type situation. Nobody is going to think about having public meetings if this is the case.”

Nancy Reardon may be reached at

ACLU: Education, not law enforcement

Opponents of a proposed pandemic and emergency preparedness bill say health officials miss the mark when they treat public health as a matter of national or state security.

The state chapter of the ACLU, which opposes the bill, compares it to the federal Patriot Act passed after Sept. 11, 2001. The group says the pandemic bill now pending in the Legislature may be another case where “people ask some serious questions as time goes by.”

“We believe pandemic preparation should focus on educating people and that heavy-handed law enforcement is not the way to go,” said Christopher Ott, ACLU spokesman.

George Annas, a medical ethics expert at the Boston University School of Public Health, co-authored a report in January 2008 that argued against a law enforcement approach to public health crises.

The report found that measures that prohibit activities or force quarantines “breed public distrust and encourage the people who are most in need of care to evade public health authorities.”

A bill pending in the state legislature would allow anyone suspected of violating a health order such as quarantine to be subject or arrest or have his home searched or seized.

Annas said this week the best approach for the state is educating people and making sure it can deliver health services and provide enough voluntary vaccinations.

“The notion that the police have any business in public health is on its face bizarre,” he said. “The police have enough to do without worrying about health care.”

The pending pandemic response bill – and the public’s confusion over what it would do – only serves to “panic people,” Annas said.

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Some truth about the new swine flu vaccine
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From: Mark Crispin Miller
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Subject: [MCM] Some truth about the new swine flu vaccine

According to the CDC and, therefore, the MSM (especially the New York Times), the new
swine flu vaccine has now been thoroughly tested, and is "good to go," so there is no good
reason not to get your shot.

In fact, there are good reasons to be wary of this new vaccine. People need to make their
own decisions on this matter, but such decisions ought to be informed by sober independent
experts, not (on the one hand) by a state bureacracy tied closely to Big Pharma, and not
(on the other hand) by random screeds in cyberspace.

Dr. Meryl Nass is such an expert. Here, then, is what she has to say about it, posted on her
blog today:

Why Am I Concerned about Safety of Swine Flu Vaccines?
Friday, October 9, 2009 ... ty-of.html

My friend Mark Crispin Miller has urged me to be more specific about why I am concerned about the safety of swine flu vaccines in the US. In a nutshell:

1. Newness

I am always concerned about new drugs and vaccines. A former FDA Commissioner, Dr. Jane Henney, once said she did not use drugs during the first year they were on the market, and advised others to likewise avoid them. The reason is that some drugs and vaccines caused serious side effects that were not picked up, or not considered enough of a concern, during initial clinical trials. Rotashield vaccine is a good example: intussusception (causing bowel obstruction) did occur in prelicensure trials, yet a million babies received this vaccine before it was taken off the market in 1999. Rotashield caused 22 times the expected rate of intussusception in infants... which was nonetheless overlooked in the first months of usage.

Pre-licensure trials typically involve about 1,000 subjects for short periods of time.

2. The Currently Available Evidence is Thin

There are few published studies of swine flu vaccine. The Greenberg et al. study from Australia (Response after one dose of a monovalent influenza A H1N1 2009 vaccine--preliminary report; NEJM 2009; epub Sept. 10) is a relatively high quality study. How was vaccine safety evaluated? By using a diary card for 7 days post-vaccination. The 240 subjects returned on day 21 for a blood draw, and presumably some data were collected then, but it is not clear from the published report what safety information was obtained after 7 days. Local symptoms like a sore arm were reported by 46% of subjects, and systemic symptoms such as headache, muscle aches or malaise were reported by 45%. Subjects were healthy adults aged 18-64.

The authors stated, "No deaths, serious adverse events or adverse events of special interest were reported." The investigators did specifically query subjects about several neurologic and immunologic events, including Guillain Barre Syndrome. However, it is unclear how actively other adverse events were sought, if at all, after the initial seven days post-vaccination.

The authors acknowledge that, "The full safety profile of the H1N1 vaccine has not yet been elucidated. Population-based postlicensure surveillance will be required for all H1N1 vaccines, especially to assess rare outcomes, such as the Guillain-Barre Syndrome." And they point out that they studied a population of healthy adults, and "trials need to be conducted in other populations that may have different responses to the vaccine, such as the elderly, children, and those with impaired immunity."

What concerns me are the later side effects that will not be collected, or not attributed to the vaccine due to lack of "biological plausibility." Since there do not exist reliable scientific criteria for assigning causality to vaccine adverse events, those the vaccine causes are likely to be dismissed as coincidental. An example is the drug Chantix, used to help people quit smoking. It often causes a variety of paychiatric side effects including suicide, even after the drug has been stopped. It took years after licensure to figure this out. The brief periods of active surveillance in vaccine research seem grossly inadequate to me.

3. The Liability Waiver... blanket immunity in the absence of willful misconduct

As I've noted previously, manufacturers can only be sued for damages if they are guilty of willful misconduct. As long as they don't know about safety problems, they cannot be held liable for them. This thoughtless language may induce manufacturers to perform minimal safety testing in order to avoid potential liability. Don't you think corporate attorneys have so advised their clients?

4. When the program isn't transparent, the result is lack of trust.

I expect the government supplying swine flu vaccines to advise recipients honestly about them. Live flu vaccines have very low efficacy in adults, compared to injected subunit vaccines. How attractive would a nasal vaccine that was only 29% effective at preventing influenza be to you, when the injected vaccine had 72% efficacy? Yet this is what Monto et al. recently reported in the NEJM about last year's seasonal vaccine. It makes you wonder why live flu vaccines are even licensed for adults. And how good are they in children? Better--but the data are limited.

Some hospitals are refusing live nasal vaccines for employees. That is wise: they are concerned the live viruses could be transmissible to patients, especially those with impaired immunity. They should also be concerned about efficacy.

Schools offering these vaccines don't seem to be aware of these potential problems. We need to know what the effectiveness of a vaccine is before being vaccinated. If the benefit is low, being vaccinated is probably not worth the (unknown) risk.

5. Benefit and risk should be compared

Yes, there are serious swine flu illnesses and deaths in a young, healthy population. But how frequent are they? How good is the vaccine at protecting against them? The very best flu vaccines are about 70% protective against catching the disease, which is the measure you are interested in. Most studies measure the rise in antibody levels, which may not reflect actual protection.

During 4 weeks in September there were 182 confirmed influenza deaths in the US. Though not a small number, it is not a big number either compared to seasonal flu. Cities (like Boston and New York) that had a lot of swine flu cases in the spring are having few now, suggesting a large enough number of people (perhaps 50% or more to induce this effect) had subclinical infections then to generate herd immunity. It is likely many will be vaccinated who are already immune. In the Australian trial, 31.7% of vaccine recipients were later found to have had antibodies against swine flu before they were vaccinated, even though they had no symptoms of disease.

If you have a neuromuscular disorder or lung disorder, you are at higher risk of a serious outcome from flu. Thus your benefit from vaccination is greater.

The benefit should be balanced against the risk, but we don't know the risk yet. I do my best to balance the known risks and benefits as I advise people regarding vaccination, and I hope readers of this blog do also.

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well, i am going to get it. I come in contact with too many people not to. It would be irresponsible not to.... and i was sick last year for about 4 months starting in Nov and hope to avoid that this year. The flue shot is not just for that strain.

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Urgent lawsuit filed against FDA to halt swine flu vaccines; claims FDA violated federal law
Friday, October 09, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) Health freedom attorney Jim Turner is filing a lawsuit in Washington D.C. mid-day Friday in an urgent effort to halt the distribution of the swine flu vaccine in America. On behalf of plaintiffs Dr. Gary Null and other licensed health care workers of New York State, the lawsuit charges that the FDA violated the law in its hasty approval of four swine flu vaccines by failing to scientifically determine neither the safety nor efficacy of the vaccines.

"The suit will seek an injunction against the FDA from approving the vaccine," attorney Jim Turner told NaturalNews on Thursday evening's Natural News Talk Hour show. "And the core of the argument is that they have not done the proper safety and efficacy tests on the vaccine to allow it to be release at this time."

The suit seeks to not only nullify the FDA's unlawful "approval" of the four H1N1 influenza vaccines, but to also ask the court to issue an injunction that would halt any mandatory vaccination requirements.

"The FDA is required by law to establish that a vaccine is safe and effective before it can be given to the public," said Turner. "We are arguing that they did not establish that the vaccine was effective, and did not establish that it was safe. They are trying to get it on the market by a waiver."

Vaccine / adjuvant combination has never been properly tested

The vaccine / adjuvant combination being referred to as the "swine flu vaccine" has apparently never been safety tested or approved by the FDA. In fact, in many cases the vaccine is being sent to clinics, pharmacies and other health establishments separately from the adjuvant chemical, leaving it up to each local vaccine retailer to properly mix the vaccine with the adjuvant, according to information provided by Turner. With hundreds of millions of Americans potentially being targeted with this vaccine, the potential for improper mixing, improper dosages, and human error is alarming.

If the charges described in the lawsuit are true, it means the FDA has blatantly abandoned medical science and violated its own regulations in approving not only these four vaccines, but the potentially deadly adjuvant chemicals as well. To date, the FDA has produced absolutely no scientific evidence documenting safety tests for any of these swine flu vaccines. There are no published studies, no records of any clinical trials, and no publicly-available paper trail demonstrating that any safety testing was done whatsoever. There is no researcher who has publicly put their name on the record declaring the vaccines to be safe, and no FDA official has ever stated that scientifically-valid safety testing has ever been conducted on the vaccine / adjuvant combinations now being distributed across America.

Normally, when a pharmaceutical achieves "FDA approved" status, there is a considerable paper trail of scientific scrutiny, peer review, clinical trials and other supporting evidence. To our knowledge, no such documents exist for the swine flu vaccines. The FDA's approval of these vaccines appears to be based entirely on a whim.

"What has been tested?" asked attorney Jim turner. "Where has it been tested? Who reviewed the test? Who looked at the test and said yes they proved safety and efficacy? There is no record that we can find that shows these things have been done."

By approving the four vaccines in the absence of such safety testing, the FDA itself stands in direct violation of federal law. "There is a law that they're supposed to follow and they are not following it," Turner added.

Billions of dollars are at stake

Why, then, did the FDA apparently violate the law and push these vaccines into full public distribution without securing the safety testing required by law? Turner suspects a profit motive may be involved: "They're charging $24.95 to get a vaccine. Multiplied by 100 million people, that's a lot of money. If you do the whole society, you're talking about several billion dollars."

In fact, the U.S. vaccination push could ultimately target over 200 million Americans, generating nearly $5 billion in vaccine-related revenues. Cashing in on those revenues, however, requires three things:

1) Spreading fear about H1N1 swine flu by exaggerating its dangers.

2) Quickly making a vaccine available for sale, even if it has never been thoroughly tested for safety and efficacy.

3) Aggressively marketing the vaccines before the H1N1 swine flu fizzles out and can no longer be hyped up as "highly virulent."

All three of these conditions are now being pushed aggressively in the U.S. by pharma-influenced health authorities at both the state and federal level. There is a mad, cult-like rush under way to vaccinate American citizens with an unproven, untested chemical that was thrust into distribution in apparent violation of federal law. And if this vaccine is not stopped, the price that may ultimately be paid in terms of lost lives could be quite dire.

It all harkens back to 1976 when a previous formulation of the swine flu vaccine paralyzed and killed thousands of Americans. Turner was one of the attorneys instrumental in halting that vaccine, and he fears a repeat situation could potentially recur today. He told NaturalNews, "[In 1976] they were intending to inoculate 200 million people. We stopped them... and somewhere between 40 and 50 million people were vaccinated. What ultimately brought it down is that a substantial number of people got 'French Polio' [Guillain-Barre syndrome], a paralysis that goes... through the body, and if it goes far enough you die."

About health freedom attorney Jim Turner

Jim Turner, with Citizens for Health (, is one of the most accomplished and respected health freedom attorneys practicing today. His firm, Swankin & Turner, represents businesses and individuals on a variety of regulatory issues relating to foods, drugs and health.

Donations to support this swine flu vaccine lawsuit are greatly welcomed. You can donate to on this page:

A special fund specifically focused on the swine flu vaccine lawsuit will be announced here on NaturalNews. Watch this story for an update.

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Sickest swine flu cases in Canada, Mexico detailed
By LINDSEY TANNER (AP) – 1 hour ago

CHICAGO — Rapidly worsening breathing problems in the sickest swine flu patients in Mexico and Canada present a scary worst-case scenario and could foreshadow what U.S. doctors face as winter flu season sets in, new reports suggest.

In the global outbreak's first wave, many critically ill patients in both countries were obese, although their death rates weren't higher than others. Many in both countries also were younger than those typically hard hit by seasonal flu, as has been found in the United States.

Patients studied worsened quickly after being admitted to hospitals. Most survived after intensive, lengthy treatment, although the death rate in Mexican patients studied — 41 percent — was much higher.

The reports were published online Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

They aren't a true snapshot on prevalence. But a JAMA editorial says they provide clues on what hospitals elsewhere may see in coming months.

A report on U.S. cases published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine provided similar guidance. It found that one-quarter of Americans sick enough to be hospitalized with swine flu last spring needed intensive care and 7 percent died.

In the Mexican report on six hospitals between March and June, critical illness developed quickly in 58 of almost 900 patients with confirmed or suspected swine flu patients — a rate of just under 7 percent. But 24 of these sickest patients died within two months, said the study led by Dr. Guillermo Dominguez-Cherit of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran in Mexico City.

The Canadian study, led by Dr. Anand Kumar of the Health Sciences Center and St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, involved 168 critically ill patients treated at 38 hospitals between April and August. The 90-day death rate was 17 percent. :awe

The JAMA editorial noted that while treatment including antibiotics, antiviral drugs and mechanical breathing machines has advanced since the deadly 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic, many U.S. hospitals may lack adequate staffing levels to provide timely treatment if critical swine flu cases surge.

Deaths that result from inadequate planning "will be especially tragic," the editorial said.

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