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chattanova 29-09-2007 08:42 AM

Vaccination Thread (articles/news)

chattanova 29-09-2007 09:23 AM

Mandatory vaccinations being considered


Meningitis vaccinations could become mandatory for many college students in Florida. That's what a board of health directors with Florida's university system is recommending for incoming students.

It comes after the recent death of a University of South Florida student from the contagious bacterial infection. Southwest Georgia health professionals say high-risk college students should consider getting vaccinated.

"It is something that certainly should be considered because, just by being the nature of the beast being in a dormitory or in close contact with other people. The set up for spreading disease, and you get a bunch of people together coughing, and sneezing there is just an increased risk of spreading disease"said Emergency Room Director Dr. David Ferner.

The disease is spread through sharing drinks or utensils, kissing, sneezing and coughing. Some of the symptoms may include high fever, a headache, stiff neck, vomiting and exhaustion.

accuracy 29-09-2007 09:57 AM

An excellent thread!

smashstuff 30-09-2007 05:06 AM

Mercury, Autism, and the Global Vaccine Agenda


i am all i am 30-09-2007 06:24 AM


G'day Chattanova.

I didn't check to see if these were still available as I have been cut down to a lower speed (64kbs) for going over the 12 GB quota for the month (in the 1st 5 days). Anyway, I posted them elsewhere and thought that they would be great to have on this thread as wll...

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on Polio - 1 of 4

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on Polio - 2 of 4

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on Polio - 3 of 4

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on Polio - 4 of 4

THE VACCINE EXPERIMENT - In The Service of Good, Pt 1 of 4

THE VACCINE EXPERIMENT - In The Service of Good, Pt 2 of 4

THE VACCINE EXPERIMENT - In The Service of Good, Pt 3 of 4

I couldn't find part 4.

Vaccine Fraud: Dr. Len Horowitz Pt.1

Vaccine Fraud: Dr. Len Horowitz Pt.2

Vaccine Fraud: Dr. Len Horowitz Pt.3

Vaccine Fraud: Dr. Len Horowitz Pt.4


auron 30-09-2007 10:22 AM

Cheers for creating this thread Chattanova! :)

Has coincidence would have it; I am a member of this forum here:


A couple of days ago, another member made a thread asking about the flu jab.


So far i've been a good boy, and haven't mentioned the "c" word yet. But this post has made me post some links to anti - vaccination sites.


Originally Posted by Auron (Post 23432)
I would never let anyone put anything into me. Fuck knows what's in it!!!

The whole idea that we need vaccinations is a lie.

Have a read through some of these links:

Vaccination Liberation

Philip Incao, M.D: Reflections On Immunity, Vaccinations And Smallpox

http://www.redflagsweekly.com/confer...15_Fisher.html The Challenge To Mass Vaccination

State Of The Vaccine Nation

Subterfuges & Syringes - The Real World Of Vaccinations

Vaccine Safety and Benefits Not Scientifically Proven

Vaccine Website

Anthrax Vaccine Scandals Won't Go Away -- Phyllis Schlafly

http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/...gredients.html Dr. Horowitz -Vaccine Ingredients

http://www.mercola.com/2001/aug/18/vaccine_myths.htm or http://www.whale.to/v/phillips.html
Dispelling Vaccination Myths: An Introduction to the Contradictions Between Medical Science and Immunization Policy

Update on Mercury Poisoning from Vaccine

Update on Mercury in Vaccines

More Research Supports MMR Link to Autism

Vaccination – Vatican's Medical Inquisition Revealed at Last

Dr. James Howenstine, MD. Why You Should Avoid Taking Vaccines

http://archives.tcm.ie/irishexaminer...y265526733.asp Vaccine not virus responsible for Spanish flu

Signs Supplement: The Flu Threat


chattanova 30-09-2007 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by accuracy (Post 140969)
An excellent thread!

Thanks, I was missing some vaccine information on here so lets fill this thread up :)

chattanova 30-09-2007 01:24 PM

Great posts i am all i am & auron . A whole lot of information there, thanks.
That THC forum looks cool auron:cool::)
I have to check all this out.

chattanova 02-10-2007 01:39 PM

Vaccine Ingredients - Formaldehyde, Aspartame, Mercury, etc


This following list of common vaccines and their ingredients should shock anyone.

The numbers of microbes, antibiotics, chemicals, heavy metals and animal byproducts is staggering. Would you knowingly inject these materials into your children?

Acel-Immune DTaP - Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Wyeth-Ayerst 800.934.5556
* diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, formaldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, thimerosal, and polysorbate 80 (Tween-80) gelatin Act HIB

Haemophilus - Influenza B Connaught Laboratories 800.822.2463
* Haemophilus influenza Type B, polyribosylribitol phosphate ammonium sulfate, formalin, and sucrose

Attenuvax - Measles Merck & Co., Inc. 800-672-6372
* measles live virus neomycin sorbitol hydrolized gelatin, chick embryo

Biavax - Rubella Merck & Co., Inc. 800-672-6372
* rubella live virus neomycin sorbitol hydrolized gelatin, human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue

BioThrax - Anthrax Adsorbed BioPort Corporation 517.327.1500
* nonencapsulated strain of Bacillus anthracis aluminum hydroxide, benzethonium chloride, and formaldehyde

DPT - Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis GlaxoSmithKline 800.366.8900 x5231
* diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, formaldehyde, aluminum phosphate, ammonium sulfate, and thimerosal, washed sheep RBCs

Dryvax - Smallpox (not licensed d/t expiration) Wyeth-Ayerst 800.934.5556
* live vaccinia virus, with "some microbial contaminants," according to the Working Group on Civilian Biodefense polymyxcin B sulfate, streptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride, and neomycin sulfate glycerin, and phenol -a compound obtained by distillation of coal tar vesicle fluid from calf skins Engerix-B

Recombinant Hepatitis B GlaxoSmithKline 800.366.8900 x5231
* genetic sequence of the hepatitis B virus that codes for the surface antigen (HbSAg), cloned into GMO yeast, aluminum hydroxide, and thimerosal

Fluvirin Medeva Pharmaceuticals 888.MEDEVA 716.274.5300
* influenza virus, neomycin, polymyxin, beta-propiolactone, chick embryonic fluid

FluShield Wyeth-Ayerst 800.934.5556
* trivalent influenza virus, types A&B gentamicin sulphate formadehyde, thimerosal, and polysorbate 80 (Tween-80) chick embryonic fluid

Havrix - Hepatitis A GlaxoSmithKline 800.366.8900 x5231
* hepatitis A virus, formalin, aluminum hydroxide, 2-phenoxyethanol, and polysorbate 20 residual MRC5 proteins -human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue

HiB Titer - Haemophilus Influenza B Wyeth-Ayerst 800.934.5556
* haemophilus influenza B, polyribosylribitol phosphate, yeast, ammonium sulfate, thimerosal, and chemically defined yeast-based medium

Imovax Connaught Laboratories 800.822.2463
* rabies virus adsorbed, neomycin sulfate, phenol, red indicator human albumin, human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue

IPOL Connaught Laboratories 800.822.2463
* 3 types of polio viruses neomycin, streptomycin, and polymyxin B formaldehyde, and 2-phenoxyethenol continuous line of monkey kidney cells

JE-VAX - Japanese Ancephalitis Aventis Pasteur USA 800.VACCINE
* Nakayama-NIH strain of Japanese encephalitis virus, inactivated formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (Tween-80), and thimerosal mouse serum proteins, and gelatin

LYMErix - Lyme GlaxoSmithKline 888-825-5249
* recombinant protein (OspA) from the outer surface of the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi kanamycin aluminum hydroxide, 2-phenoxyethenol, phosphate buffered saline

MMR - Measles-Mumps-Rubella Merck & Co., Inc. 800.672.6372
* measles, mumps, rubella live virus, neomycin sorbitol, hydrolized gelatin, chick embryonic fluid, and human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue

M-R-Vax - Measles-Rubella Merck & Co., Inc. 800.672.6372
* measles, rubella live virus neomycin sorbitol hydrolized gelatin, chick embryonic fluid, and human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue

Menomune - Meningococcal Connaught Laboratories 800.822.2463
* freeze-dried polysaccharide antigens from Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, thimerosal, and lactose

Meruvax I - Mumps Merck & Co., Inc. 800.672.6372
* mumps live virus neomycin sorbitol hydrolized gelatin

NYVAC - (new smallpox batch, not licensed) Aventis Pasteur USA 800.VACCINE
* highly-attenuated vaccinia virus, polymyxcin B, sulfate, streptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride, and neomycin sulfate glycerin, and phenol -a compound obtained by distillation of coal tar vesicle fluid from calf skins

Orimune - Oral Polio Wyeth-Ayerst 800.934.5556
* 3 types of polio viruses, attenuated neomycin, streptomycin sorbitol monkey kidney cells and calf serum

Pneumovax - Streptococcus Pneumoniae Merck & Co., Inc. 800.672.6372
* capsular polysaccharides from polyvalent (23 types), pneumococcal bacteria, phenol,

Prevnar Pneumococcal - 7-Valent Conjugate Vaccine Wyeth Lederle 800.934.5556
* saccharides from capsular Streptococcus pneumoniae antigens (7 serotypes) individually conjugated to diphtheria CRM 197 protein aluminum phosphate, ammonium sulfate, soy protein, yeast

RabAvert - Rabies Chiron Behring GmbH & Company 510.655.8729
* fixed-virus strain, Flury LEP neomycin, chlortetracycline, and amphotericin B, potassium glutamate, and sucrose human albumin, bovine gelatin and serum "from source countries known to be free of bovine spongioform encephalopathy," and chicken protein

Rabies Vaccine Adsorbed GlaxoSmithKline 800.366.8900 x5231
*rabies virus adsorbed, beta-propiolactone, aluminum phosphate, thimerosal, and phenol, red rhesus monkey fetal lung cells

Recombivax - Recombinant Hepatitis B Merck & Co., Inc. 800.672.6372
* genetic sequence of the hepatitis B virus that codes for the surface antigen (HbSAg), cloned into GMO yeast, aluminum hydroxide, and thimerosal

RotaShield - Oral Tetravalent Rotavirus (recalled) Wyeth-Ayerst 800.934.5556
* 1 rhesus monkey rotavirus, 3 rhesus-human reassortant live viruses neomycin sulfate, amphotericin B potassium monophosphate, potassium diphosphate, sucrose, and monosodium glutamate (MSG) rhesus monkey fetal diploid cells, and bovine fetal serum smallpox (not licensed due to expiration)

40-yr old stuff "found" in Swiftwater, PA freezer Aventis Pasteur USA 800.VACCINE
* live vaccinia virus, with "some microbial contaminants," according to the Working Group on Civilian Biodefense polymyxcin B sulfate, streptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride, and neomycin sulfate glycerin, and phenol -a compound obtained by distillation of coal tar vesicle fluid from calf skins

Smallpox (new, not licensed) Acambis, Inc. 617.494.1339 in partnership with Baxter BioScience
* highly-attenuated vaccinia virus, polymyxcin B sulfate, streptomycin sulfate, chlortetracycline hydrochloride, and neomycin sulfate glycerin, and phenol -a compound obtained by distillation of coal tar vesicle fluid from calf skins

TheraCys BCG (intravesicle -not licensed in US for tuberculosis) Aventis Pasteur USA 800.VACCINE
* live attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis monosodium glutamate (MSG), and polysorbate 80 (Tween-80)

Tripedia - Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Aventis Pasteur USA 800.VACCINE
*Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Clostridium tetani toxoids and acellular Bordetella pertussis adsorbed aluminum potassium sulfate, formaldehyde, thimerosal, and polysorbate 80 (Tween-80) gelatin, bovine extract

US-sourced Typhim Vi - Typhoid Aventis Pasteur USA SA 800.VACCINE
* cell surface Vi polysaccharide from Salmonella typhi Ty2 strain, aspartame, phenol, and polydimethylsiloxane (silicone)

Varivax - Chickenpox Merck & Co., Inc. 800.672.6372
* varicella live virus neomycin phosphate, sucrose, and monosodium glutamate (MSG) processed gelatin, fetal bovine serum, guinea pig embryo cells, albumin from human blood, and human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue

YF-VAX - Yellow Fever Aventis Pasteur USA 800.VACCINE
* 17D strain of yellow fever virus sorbitol chick embryo, and gelatin


Vaccine Liberation Information


chattanova 05-10-2007 03:18 PM

Gardasil Vaccine Adverse Reaction - A Mother's Account

As of August 2007, a review of the National Vaccine Information Centre revealed the following, quite alarming, statistic about this unnecessary vaccine: 2,207 adverse reactions to Gardasil have been reported. Among them: * 5 girls died * 31 were considered life-threatening * 1,385 required a visit to the emergency room * 451 of the girls have not recovered as of July 2007 * 51 of the girls were disabled

This vaccine is also the most expensive vaccine on the market, so you can follow the money trail to find out why Merck is now trying to push this cervical cancer vaccine on boys!

chattanova 06-10-2007 07:52 AM

The Psychology Of Vaccine
Injury Awareness



Dr Tim O'Shea
10 -6-7

Recently, I had the good fortune to be invited as a panel member to the Autism Conference in upper Michigan, along with Dr Ed Yazbak and Dr Boyd Haley. The conference was a grassroots event, organized by a local group of parents of autistic kids. It was promoted to the general public.

What brought these people together was the growing suspicion that the local medical authorities might be trying to cover up the reasons why an enormous percentage of their local children were turning out autistic - a proportion obviously far higher even than the estimated national average of 1 child in 150.

As I took the stage to begin my presentation and looked out into the audience, it suddenly occurred to me to ask for a show of hands: how many of you people in this room have an autistic child? I was momentarily speechless when I saw almost every hand go up. It took me so off guard that I did not realize until several days later what I was looking at - the significance of all those hands being raised.

The first thing that dawned on me was the likelihood that what this community was experiencing was the living consequence of one or more hot lots.

As I explain in the new 11th edition of The Sanctity of Human Blood, vaccines are produced in batches, called lots. A lot may comprise anywhere from 20,000 to 700,000 doses, or more. Certain lots cause an unusual number of reactions and deaths. These are called hot lots. Some sources define hot as a lot which has more than 2 deaths or 10 serious adverse reactions, but others assign no set number.

So what we were looking at here in this small backwoods community was very likely the textbook example of hot lot damage. Of course it will never be investigated - there is no government agency responsible for following up on the consequences of even those lots that have been verified as contaminated. In this case no one is even suggesting it, because the locals never heard of hot lots.

The other thing that will never happen is the calculation of the actual ratio of autistics to normal children in this community. With 1 child in 150 as the accepted national average, in this community the true number could really be 1 in 50 or even 1 in 25. No one's tracking it. No reason to, because even if it were proven, there is no law that would force the manufacturer to withdraw the hot lot. No manufacturer has ever withdrawn a hot lot, even a verified one.

But my second realization was even sadder: vaccines are recommended for the entire childhood population. Overwhelming scientific evidence now exists of their potential for permanent neurological and developmental damage - these sources are carefully evaluated in my new book. Yet the only parents who are interested in learning about their kids' chances of vaccine injury seem to be those whose lives have already been directly affected, usually as the result of permanent damage to their own child. When it's too late, they study it. Or as Sascha Sarnov says, the child goes to sleep as the parent wakes up.

This is certainly the case for most of the researchers and activists in the vaccine awareness arena - personal tragedy in their own family motivated them to research and publish. Just like Congressman Dan Burton, the organizer of the Congressional hearings into vaccine damage - he has an autistic grandson. But that's how humans are - why should we worry about something that doesn't affect us?

The answer to that question is that today your chances being affected by vaccine damage are too high for parents to simply ignore. As Mark Geier has shown, 1 child in six today in the US has a neurodevelopmental disorder. That is an astounding indictment: 1 child in six.

As far as autism is concerned, no one really knows how extensive that epidemic is. What is known is that between 1993 and 2004 there was an average increase in autism of 1300% across the US. At present there are at least 1 million autistic children in the US, but it is completely possible that the actual number might be over 2 million. Not only is no government office making an effort to find an accurate count, but on the contrary, there is a systematic effort to cover up the actual figures and data and to publish only those studies which confirm the approved mantra, namely that there can be no possible connection with vaccines, etc.

Upon discovering that their child is autistic, parents often go through five psychological phases:

1. Denial

2. Dawning awareness

3. Anger

4. Guilt

5. Acceptance

These phases are not universal, nor are they always separate and distinct, but most parents experience them in some form or other.

Phase One, the Not My Kid phase, is characterized by a disbelief either in the disease itself, or that the condition will be permanent in their child.

Phase Two, awareness begins to dawn that the child will not learn any more words, and will gradually withdraw and deteriorate mentally.

Phase Three, anger that no one told them about the dangers of vaccines.

Phase Four, the parents blame themselves for not taking the trouble to inform themselves about a defect that has taken away their child's chances of a normal life, a tragedy that they could have avoided.

Phase Five, the inevitable acceptance that the child is truly autistic, which is not necessarily followed by a lifetime commitment to daily care, due to the enormous forces now at work to destroy the family because of the amount of time and money that autistics require.

As we look more closely at vaccines, we find that autism is not the only danger. The shocking increase in the number of vaccines since 9/11, the ingredients, culturing techniques, the sharp increase in childhood cancer and diabetes, the rising percentage of state moneys now devoted to learning disabilities and other defects, the nature of the economic motivators behind the scenes - these are some of the issues that the responsible parent should know about before blindly submitting to the Well Baby Program. To obtain all one's information about vaccines from the same people who make a living selling them may not be the best idea to keep the child out of harm's way.

Parents today must protect their child from all threats, from any quarter. And the only way to do that is to do a little homework.

The new 11th edition of The Sanctity of Human Blood is a careful collection of the best science available today that looks very objectively at this issue. Every fact, every statistic that is stated in each paragraph is meticulously documented and referenced. The book focuses more on what the scientists who manufacture vaccines say about them rather than what the sales personnel claims.

This new book is the easiest way for the parent to begin to find out what the real issues are behind all the controversy over vaccines today.

chattanova 07-10-2007 12:47 PM

OUTRAGEOUS - 8 More Deaths Tied To Gardasil HPV Vaccine

8 more deaths connected to HPV vaccine
Adverse reactions from Gardasil number in thousands


Another eight deaths in just the past few months are being connected to Gardasil, Merck & Co.'s vaccine that targets the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus and is being considered by many states as mandatory for all schoolgirls, according to documents released by Judicial Watch.

There also have been another 1,824 adverse reactions to the drug, bringing the "known total" of such problems to 3,461, according to the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption.

"In light of this information, it is disturbing that state and local governments might mandate in any way this vaccine for young girls," said Tom Fitton, the group's president. "These adverse reactions reports suggest the vaccine not only causes serious side effects, but might even be fatal."

WND previously has reported how Merck was lobbying state lawmakers to require the vaccination, but gave that up after its activities were unveiled.

WND also reported when a key researcher into human papillomavirus, which is targeted by Gardasil, reported it needed more testing, and how even the Centers for Disease Control suggested the vaccine should not be mandatory.

(Story continues below)

The dispute primarily has been over proposed state and other governmental requirements that schoolgirls be vaccinated against an infection transmitted only by sexual contact.

The target of the vaccine is cervical cancer, since studies show that those who have HPV have a higher chance of later developing cervical cancer. However, opponents note that such cancers develop most often in older women, while the plan is to require girls as young as 11 or 12 years old to be inoculated. They cite the lack of evidence that the vaccine would have an impact later in life.

Judicial Watch said it obtained documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Freedom of Information Act detailing the new 1,824 cases.

Those cases include as many as eight deaths related to the vaccine, on top of the three deaths reported earlier among 1,637 earlier reports of adverse effects.

Among the new information Judicial Watch found:

* "Information has been received … concerning a 17 year old female who in June 2007 … was vaccinated with a first dose of Gardasil … During the evening of the same day, the patient was found unconscious (lifeless) by the mother. Resuscitation was performed by the emergency physician but was unsuccessful. The patient subsequently died."

* "Information has been received … concerning a 12 year old female with a history of aortic and mitral valve insufficiency … who on 01-MAR-2007 was vaccinated IM into the left arm with a first does of Gardasil … On 01-MAR-2007 the patient presented to the ED with ventricular tachycardia and died."

* "Initial and follow-up information has been received from a physician concerning an 'otherwise healthy' 13 year old female who was vaccinated with her first and second doses of Gardasil. Subsequently, the patient experienced … paralysis from the chest down, lesions of the optic nerve…At the time of the report, the patient had not recovered."

The flood of adverse reactions during 2007 reported to the FDA through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, included 347 serious reactions.

"Of the 77 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 33 experienced side effects ranging from spontaneous abortion to fetal abnormities. Other serious side effects continue to be reported including, paralysis, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and seizures," Judicial Watch said.

And these numbers may not even include all the cases, Judicial Watch said. It filed a lawsuit this week against the FDA for failing to fully respond to its requests for information involving the vaccine.

Specifically Judicial Watch wanted access to correspondence between Merck and the FDA regarding the vaccine, communications between the FDA and GlaxoSmithKline, which is working on a similar vaccine, called Cervarix, and reports by consumers, health professionals and others regarding problems with the HPV vaccine.

When the organization's investigation into the HPV vaccine issue arose, and the first reports starting coming in, Fitton described it as "a catalog of horrors."

One earlier report, No. 275438-1, describes the reaction as coronary artery thrombosis, sudden cardiac death. "Given Gardasil vaccine dose #1 3/12/07. Collapsed and died on 3/26/07… Echocardiogram revealed very enlarged right ventricle, small left ventricle as well as large blood clots within both the right atrium & right ventricle."

Another report noted that the woman was vaccinated and "died of a blood clot 8 hours after getting the Gardasil vaccine."

Officials with the Abstinence Clearinghouse noted in a position paper that groups including the Texas Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine have come out publicly against mandatory vaccination.

"The reasoning of these medical associations is clear. They are not opposed to medical progress, and certainly support all efforts to combat life-threatening diseases. The problem, as these organizations see it, lies in the fact that the drug only went through three and a half years of testing, leaving the medical community somewhat in the dark as to what serious adverse effects might result in the long term," the group said.

"Along with the potential of serious adverse effects is the question of efficacy. There is evidence that after approximately four years, the vaccine's potency significantly declines. The long-term value of the vaccine has yet to be determined; if it wears off within six years, will girls and women need to repeat the battery of injections they originally received?" the organization wondered.

Michigan was the first state to introduce a plan to require the vaccine to be given to young girls, but the proposal failed. Ohio also considered a failed plan in 2006.

Then in 2007, after Merck's aggressive lobbying campaign and contributions to Women in Government, lawmakers in at least 39 states and the District of Columbia worked on sponsoring such plans.

chattanova 11-10-2007 09:51 PM

Vaccine-linked polio hits Nigeria


Nigeria is fighting a rare outbreak of a vaccine-derived form of polio, says the UN's World Health Organization.

It says 69 children in the north have caught the paralysing disease from others who had already been immunised.

The WHO says such rare outbreaks have occurred where immunisation campaigns did not reach enough of the population.

In 2003 Islamic leaders brought a temporary halt to the vaccine campaign in the north saying it was a Western conspiracy to sterilise Muslim women.

The WHO says this rare outbreak of vaccine-derived polio demonstrates the need for more vaccination, not less.

But the concern is that the cause of the outbreak could be misinterpreted by people here and reinforce their scepticism of the whole vaccine campaign.

Scare stories

The WHO says the outbreak occurred when some of those who had received the oral polio vaccine excreted a mutated form of the virus which infected those who were not immunised.

It says the outbreak is ongoing but slowing because of the continuing vaccination campaign, and the last reported case was in August.

The WHO says the outbreak occurred because not enough people were receiving the polio vaccine in the first place.

Northern Nigeria still has a low coverage rate for the vaccination campaign, a legacy of a temporary halt to the programme in 2003.

Those scare stories built on existing traditional scepticism of Western medicine.

But more recently the vaccination programme has made some progress.

Polio cases as a whole are down on last year, in part because of a new programme of polio victims accompanying immunisation teams to demonstrate to parents the risks of not having their children vaccinated.


chattanova 13-10-2007 12:02 PM

Latest AIDS Vaccine A MIserable Failure


HIV vaccine trial held here, throughout world, halted

Early results indicate it didn't prevent infection

Chris Swingle
Staff writer

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(October 11, 2007) — The only clinical trial in the world investigating whether an HIV vaccine works in people at high risk for AIDS — including 40 in Rochester — has been halted early.

The Merck vaccine didn't prevent HIV infection or slow the disease in those who became infected, according to preliminary results of this latest international study.

This setback in the fight to prevent AIDS may have wider implications. Most other HIV vaccine studies in the pipeline are taking a similar approach, which is to prompt the body to produce more of a crucial immune cell called killer T cells.

"It clearly is a disappointment," Dr. Michael Keefer, director of University of Rochester Medical Center's HIV vaccine trials unit, said Wednesday. "Frankly, the Merck vaccine looked as good as anything we had in the test tube."

The STEP study, also known as the HVTN 502 study, began in December 2004 and included 3,000 adults who were HIV-negative when enrolled but who were considered at high risk for the infection that causes AIDS. Participants included both men and women. The UR researchers recruited gay men. The study took 18 months to be fully enrolled, so it wasn't scheduled to end until mid-2009.

The study was stopped in late September after the first evaluation of interim results found that about 3 percent of study participants had developed HIV, both among those who received the vaccine and among those who received a placebo, or fake vaccine. Neither the volunteers nor the researchers knew who received which until the end of the study. Keefer said he wasn't sure whether any Rochester participants developed HIV.

The early global results found that of 741 volunteers who received the vaccine, 24 developed HIV. Among 762 volunteers who received a placebo, 21 developed HIV.

HIV spreads through unprotected sex and through shared needles among injected-drug users. No investigational vaccines can cause HIV infection because no living or killed virus, or pieces of virus, are used.

All study participants were counseled on how to reduce their risk of getting HIV and given various supplies, such as condoms. Those who became HIV-infected during the study were referred for evaluation, medical care and treatment and offered continued immunological and virological follow-up for an extended period of time.

At this time, there is no proven cure or vaccine for HIV. There are highly effective treatments to keep people with HIV healthy longer and to delay the onset of AIDS, which stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

University of Rochester Medical Center was among 27 STEP study sites in North America, South America, the Caribbean and Australia. The HVTN 503 or Phambili study, a trial of the same investigational vaccine among heterosexual adults, started in January in South Africa and was expected to be that country's largest with 3,000 participants. It also has been halted.

Earlier this decade, in the first wave of HIV vaccine attempts, researchers tried to develop an injection that would stimulate antibodies against the virus. That approach hasn't worked so far.

Keefer said other investigational vaccines show promise. URMC and other research centers around the world expect to start a new clinical trial in 2008 called PAVE 100 that would involve 9,000 participants at high risk for HIV.

URMC also is running about a dozen studies of potential HIV vaccines that showed promise in studies of monkeys. The so-called Phase I studies are small and test the safety of the vaccines in people. . Vaccines that pass that test can eventually move to Phase IIB — like the STEP test — to examine whether the vaccine prevents HIV in high-risk individuals. Positive results would lead to Phase III trials and, potentially, a licensed vaccine.

Steven Price, director of prevention services at AIDS Rochester, said Wednesday, "We're disappointed that the vaccine was not working, but are encouraged by the tenacity of those doing the difficult work of finding a vaccine to combat HIV/AIDS. AIDS Rochester will continue to support vaccine research both locally and globally."

chattanova 19-10-2007 04:11 PM

Nationwide Revolt Against Dangerous Vaccines Accelerates


'Concerned parents across the U.S. are leading a nationwide revolt against unnecessary, untested and dangerous vaccines as CDC records show a growing amount of religious exemptions on vaccine forms, following a media blitz by Jenny McCarthy in which she blamed a vaccine for causing her son's autism.

Far from the biased and prejudiced context in which the Associated Press headline framed it - 'Parents take a shot at lying on vaccine forms' - the move comes as a result of increased understanding and education about the dangers of vaccines.'


chattanova 19-10-2007 04:15 PM

Many Pharmacists Now
Administer Vaccinations - Amazing


Many Pharmacists Now Administer Vaccinations
By Patricia Neighmond
NPR Morning Edition
October 18, 2007

As the flu season approaches, you may be thinking about getting a flu shot. Today, there are plenty of places you can go to get it and other vaccines: the supermarket, your workplace and increasingly, the pharmacy. And it's not necessarily a nurse or doctor who will give you your vaccine - it could be the pharmacist.

At the Medicine Chest pharmacy in McLean, Va., owner Ed Danoff has been providing his customers with an array of vaccines for the past eight years.

Located in the middle of town, the pharmacy is an 800-square-foot house crammed with all the usuals: cough and cold medication, and vitamins. But customers can now get any one of the following vaccines: flu, pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV and shingles.

Patti Veliotes is 76, but looks much younger. She credits 30 years of vitamins, herbs, regular exercise and a good diet. But when it came to the possibility of shingles, Veliotes was concerned.

"I actually ... read about a lot of testimonials from people my age who have had shingles who had really, really bad cases and I thought, gee, I don't want to have that. Maybe I'd better go and get the shingles shot," Veliotes says.

Veliotes' doctor didn't have the shingles vaccine on hand. That's not unusual. Increasingly, doctors are opting not to provide these vaccines because reimbursement from private insurance and Medicare is often inadequate.

There are difficulties storing the vaccines, especially the new shingles vaccine, which must be kept frozen - and most vaccines have to be refrigerated. And because pharmacies are better able to make up any losses by selling "other" merchandise, they can take a greater financial risk than doctors.

Training Pharmacists to Provide Vaccines

The American Pharmacists Association reports the number of states allowing pharmacists like Danoff to provide vaccines has more than tripled in just 10 years. Today, 46 states allow it. States differ when it comes to rules about exactly which vaccines pharmacists can provide, what kind of training they need, and whether they need the supervision of a doctor.

In Danoff's case, it was no problem getting a physician to agree to be available for consultation if needed.

"This all started at the request of a local doctor who wasn't getting reimbursed enough for giving flu shots," Danoff says.

So in 1999, Danoff took the 20-hour vaccine-training course offered by the America Pharmacists Association. He learned how vaccines are made, how to give them and how to screen patients to see who should not get them. For example, because most vaccines are grown in eggs, "Anyone with an egg allergy must consult a doctor before getting vaccinated," Danoff says.

And Danoff's training has helped him steer clear of risks.

"I had one patient who didn't know he was allergic to eggs. He was tentative filling out his form and I happened to notice. I re-questioned him. I usually re-question people while sitting with them, just to go over important questions. He mentioned that he didn't know if he was allergic to eggs but his mother never gave him eggs and he didn't know why. It turned out he was allergic. I asked him to go to an allergist and get tested for it. He was allergic," Danoff explains.

Danoff says that among the nearly 10,000 vaccines he has given at the Medicine Chest over the past eight years, he has never had a patient experience an allergic reaction. But if they did, like most pharmacists, Danoff is trained in CPR and has medication to treat a bad reaction until an ambulance arrives to take the patient to the hospital.

Making Vaccines More Easily Available

Dr. Kenneth Schmader is chief of geriatrics at Duke University Medical School. Schmader says most of the vaccines that pharmacists give are low-risk.

"I think it's a good idea from a public health perspective," Schmader says. "We try to remove as many barriers as we can to vaccination; having as many providers as possible to give a vaccine is a good thing, and that includes pharmacists."

Officials with the American Pharmacists Association report that they have vaccine-trained nearly twice the number of pharmacists this year than they did last year. And like Danoff, many of them say it is not only a service to customers, it helps business.

"I thought it'd be a nice way to get more prescription patients - just a way to get fresh, new faces in the pharmacy," Danoff says. "And so far, it has worked!"

And that is a big deal for small pharmacies like the Medicine Chest, which have to compete with huge, national, discount chains.


chattanova 19-10-2007 04:23 PM

Vaccine Causing Superbug Ear Infections In Kids


Shot may be inadvertently boosting superbugs
Strains tied to kids’ ear infections flourish as vaccine fights common germs

CHICAGO - A vaccine that has dramatically curbed pneumonia and other serious illnesses in children is having an unfortunate effect: promoting new superbugs that cause ear infections.

On Monday, doctors reported discovering the first such germ that is resistant to all drugs approved to treat childhood ear infections. Nine toddlers in Rochester, N.Y., have had the germ and researchers say it may be turning up elsewhere, too.

It is a strain of strep bacteria not included in pneumococcal vaccine, Wyeth's Prevnar, which came on the market in 2000. It is recommended for children under age 2.

Doctors say parents should continue to have their toddlers get the shots because the vaccine prevents serious illness and even saves lives. But the new resistant strep is a worry.

"The best way to prevent these resistant infections from spreading is to be careful about how we use antibiotics," said Dr. Cynthia Whitney, chief of respiratory diseases at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Avoiding antibiotics when they are not needed is the best way to ensure they will work when they are, she said.

Flourishing strains
Prevnar prevents seven strains responsible for most cases of pneumonia, meningitis and deadly bloodstream infections. But dozens more strep strains exist, and some have flourished and become impervious to antibiotics since the vaccine combats the more common strains.

If the new strains continue to spread, "it tells us the vaccine is becoming less effective" and needs to be revised, said Dr. Dennis Maki, infectious diseases chief at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospitals and Clinics.

Wyeth anticipated this and is testing a second-generation vaccine. But it is at least two years from reaching the market, and the new strains could become a public health problem in the meantime if they spread hard-to-treat infections through day-care centers and schools.

"I don't think the new strains are moving fast enough to call it a race, but the fact is that certain strains are increasing," said Peter Paradiso, a scientist at Wyeth Vaccines, the Collegeville, Pa., division that makes Prevnar.

"It is very worrying," said Dr. Keith Klugman, an infectious diseases specialist at Emory University. "With the eradication of all the other types in the vaccine, this one is emerging."

Several research teams reported on the situation Monday at microbiologists meeting.

Losing its punch
A different pneumonia vaccine has long been available for adults but it doesn't work in children, so Prevnar was hailed as a breakthrough. It is used in dozens of countries and had sales of more than $1.5 billion last year. In the United States, it is given as four shots between 2 months and 15 months.

Before the vaccine, many babies and toddlers developed pneumonia, meningitis and serious blood infections that led to hearing loss, brain damage and even death. Drug-resistant ear infections also were a problem.

"Prevnar has done a remarkable job. Over the last seven years, it's prevented thousands and thousands of infections," not just in vaccinated kids but also in unvaccinated family members, said the CDC's Whitney.

But it is a unique vaccine because it covers only seven of the 90-odd strains of the germ. By contrast, measles is caused by one type of virus. Booster shots are needed for chickenpox, mumps and measles because immunity wanes, not because the germ changed.

Prevnar, however, is losing its punch because strains not covered by the vaccine are filling the biological niche that the vaccine strains used to occupy, and they are causing disease.

Big trouble
One strain in particular, called 19A, is big trouble. A new subtype of it caused ear infections in the nine Rochester children, ages 6 months to 18 months, that were resistant to all pediatric medications, said Dr. Michael Pichichero, a microbiologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The children had been unsuccessfully treated with two or more antibiotics, including high-dose amoxicillin and multiple shots of another drug. Many needed surgery to place ear tubes to drain the infection, and some recovered only after treatment with a newer, powerful antibiotic whose safety in children has not been established.

Pichichero refused further comment because he has submitted a report to a medical journal. His work was paid for by antibiotic maker Abbott Laboratories and the Thrasher Foundation, which funds projects related to child health.

All 19A strep subtypes tend to be resistant to some drugs and have been growing in prevalence:

* Scientists from a drug company and two labs analyzed more than 21,000 bacterial samples from around the nation and found 19A increasing. Among children 2 and under, the portion of samples that were this strain rose to 15 percent in 2005-2006, from 4 percent in the previous three years.
* A British lab tracking respiratory infections in U.S. kids found that the 19A strain accounted for 40 percent of drug-resistant cases.
* University of Iowa researchers found 19A accounted for 35 percent of penicillin-resistant infections in 2004-05, compared with less than 2 percent the year before the new vaccine came out.

Because these bacteria easily swap gene components to become even more hardy, "new types may emerge that can both escape containment by vaccine and spread throughout the world," Dr. Daniel Musher of Baylor College of Medicine wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine last year.


newparadigm 21-10-2007 02:13 PM

Hi, can you help?

I am studying medicine in France. I have created a blog just recently http://medicine-of-sickness.blogspot.com on which I'll be posting the latest medical headlines.

I'm also writing almost weekly newsletters in French ('David Icke' style -- only for the effect)...

Can anybody able to write French concisely help me with posting/writing articles/newsletters in French? I'm rather short of time, that's why I need somebody sometimes to write instead. If you think you can do this, contact me quick.

Thank you for your help.

auron 21-10-2007 02:18 PM

Good luck with that mate! I'd love to help, but i don't know French at all!

auron 21-10-2007 02:20 PM

This is a post i came across on another forum:


mmmm, no. There is no safe level of intake for these substances on a consistent basis because the body has no way to get rid of it. It builds up. However this is not a theory any longer: introducing small amounts of an infectious substance does give the immune system the only chance it needs to learn how to combat it. The immune system does this with everything from dust to the common cold. It is a learning system. So no. You can yell it from the mountain tops and no one is going to stop vaccinating their children.

By the by, have you looked at horror cases of the children who don't get vaccines because their parents are paranoid? It's criminal.

How about Africa? Ever been there to see the results of children who never got their vaccines?


Frightening eh?? :eek:

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