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Danger of Coming Forced Vaccinations Note from David: Should Christians physically fight with flesh and blood to "take America back" from the moral, political and legal corruption it is now falling into? Should we fight with the government and conspirators or is there a purpose in this? God told me that the Scriptural understanding of this would save the lives of many Christians. The Word shows us that a civil war is coming to America and that Christians will get the blame when the right-wing loses. Great persecution is coming. Make sure it's not your fault. Project Camelot Interviews Jane Bürgermeister 9/14/09 David and Goliath might be an appropriate title for this video. Because Jane Bürgermeister, as a committed Christian, possesses an almost unreasonable amount of courage in her single-handed stand – against what many perceive as being a giant that few people are equipped to fight. Jane is a young woman living in Vienna who, while working as a medical editor, was horrified to learn in early 2009 of the fiasco in which a Baxter International research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria, sent a quantity of human H3N2 viral material to 18 European laboratories. Such a supply of experimental material would have been totally normal – except that in this instance the H3N2 had been somehow contaminated with live H5N1… the far more lethal Avian Flu. As a medical editor, Jane immediately realized the import of what had happened – and what had nearly happened – and raised the alarm. But no-one in the Austrian media was interested. She then took matters into her own hands and filed legal charges against those who she considered the perpetrators to be. Very soon after, Jane was dismissed from her job without explanation. Undeterred, she sought support on the internet and continued her campaign. In the months since then she has attracted committed followers – and critics – all over the world. She is not alone in suspecting that there exists a literally diabolical plan which is nothing less than the genocide of potentially hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Project Camelot can understand how she has inspired many others to wake up and take action: it’s a little harder to understand some of her critics. When we learned that a number of serious accusations had been leveled against her, the obvious thing to do was to seek her out and talk to her on camera – one of the things that Project Camelot is equipped to do best. So, this we have done. The result speaks for itself. We bring you the real Jane Bürgermeister: feisty, determined, passionate, articulate, and authentic. Police and Military Train to Intern Swine Flu Vaccine "Refusniks" Paul Joseph Watson -9/17/09 Law enforcement and military personnel are training to set up checkpoints in order to catch people who refuse to take the swine flu vaccination according to whistle blowers, while health authorities are laying the groundwork for a mass vaccination campaign by warning that serious and potentially deadly health problems will be blamed on the H1N1 vaccine. In a You Tube video, a woman describing herself as a soldier explains how she was part of a drill in California centered around setting up roadblocks and checkpoints so authorities could check who has received the swine flu vaccine. Those who have had the shots will be fitted with an RFID bracelet so they can be tracked. Those who have not taken the shot will be offered it there and then and if they still refuse, will be carted off to an internment camp, according to the woman. Watch the clip. This individual needs to go public with her full name and position because she will already be known to authorities. By remaining anonymous to the public only, her testimony can be dismissed as just someone ranting on You Tube. However, her statements about tracking people who have taken the vaccine via RFID bracelets is something that has already been beta tested by health authorities. Former Kansas state trooper Greg Evensen underscored this claim back in July. “Have you been made aware of the massive roadblock plans to stop all travelers for a vaccine bracelet (stainless steel band with a micro-chip on board) that will force you to take the shot?” Evensen wrote on July 29. “Refuse it? You will be placed on a prison bus and taken to a quarantine camp. What will you do when your children are NOT allowed into school without the shot? What will you do when you are not allowed into the workplace without the vaccine paperwork? Buy groceries? Go to the bank? Shop anywhere?? Get on a plane, bus or train? Use the toilet in the mall? Nope. Police officers will become loathed, feared, despised and remembered for their ‘official’ duties.” Mr. Evensen made the following comment at an event in Texas: Authorities in Boston have already trialed such technology, with the purpose of creating a “vaccination map” charting which people have taken the vaccine and which have not, or “creating a citywide registry of everyone who has had a flu vaccination,”as a Boston Globe article describes. Participants were given a bracelet with a unique identifier code, exactly as described in the You Tube clip. “Infectious disease specialists in Boston and elsewhere predicted that the registry approach could prove even more useful if something more sinister strikes: a bioterrorism attack or the long-feared arrival of a global flu epidemic. In such crises, the registry could be used to track who received a special vaccine or antidote to a deadly germ,” according to the article. “Anything you can do to better pinpoint who’s vaccinated and who’s not, that’s absolutely vital,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy at the University of Minnesota. “I wish more cities were doing this kind of thing.” While governments have publicly backed away from talk of mandatory mass vaccination programs, their actions behind closed doors indicate that they are preparing for a state of medical martial law. An international swine fu conference held recently in Washington DC and attended by the world’s top health authorities featured workshops on enforced quarantines, mass vaccinations, and how to “control and diffuse social unrest and public disorder.” Individuals who attempted to gain access to the conference representing the media were turned away by officials at the conference. As we reported earlier this month,a shocking internal document outlines the French government’s plan to impose a mass swine flu vaccination program on the entire population which would be focused around regional vaccination centers and would be carried out by H1N1 injection teams, completely bypassing medical establishments and GP’s. Legislation has also been passed in the U.S. that would allow state vaccine teams to go door to door to conduction immunization “interventions” and look for people who have not taken the shot. It is unclear how authorities plan to enforce any such mandatory vaccination campaign, especially in light of anecdotal evidence suggesting that a large majority of the public will refuse to take the shots.Polls taken in the UK indicate that a majority of nurses and other health workers, the primary targets for the first round of vaccinations, will refuse to be vaccinated. It is likely that threats, intimidation and removal of rights and conveniences will force most holdouts to take the shot. Once governments start imposing quarantines and travel bans on people for not taking the shot, a sizeable number are likely to acquiesce. Since the dangerous ingredients that will be included in the H1N1 shots became known to the public, opposition to proposed mass vaccination programs has snowballed. As we have previously documented, theswine flu vaccine was rushed through safety procedures while governments have provided pharmaceutical companies with blanket immunity from lawsuits arriving out of the vaccine causing deaths and injuries. It was previously revealed that some batches of the vaccine will contain mercury, a toxin linked with autism and neurological disorders. The vaccine will also contain thedangerous ingredient squalene, which has been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other debilitating diseases. It was also recently reported that the UK governmentsent a confidential letter to senior neurologists telling them to be on the alert for cases of a brain disorder called Guillain- Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine. The CDC in Americareplicated this warning weeks later. As a result of the dangers of the vaccine becoming widely known, authorities are moving to get out ahead of the story by acknowledging that millions of health problems in the aftermath of a vaccination campaign will be blamed on the vaccine, citing the 1976 swine flu debacle when the shot proved far deadlier than the actual virus. Reuters reports that public health officials, “Expect an avalanche of so-called adverse event reports, which are reports of death, illness or other health trauma that occur within two weeks after receiving treatment — in this case, the swine flu vaccine,” in reaction to an estimated “one million heart attacks, 700,000 strokes and 900,000 miscarriages.” “We are going to be overwhelmed with potential events,” said Mike Osterholm, a public health expert at the University of Minnesota. By coming out early and claiming that these problems would have occurred without the swine flu vaccine anyway, authorities are creating plausible deniability for when side- effects from the shot begin to appear. A number of factors now indicate that authorities in both America and Europe are not only preparing mass vaccination programs, but are also training law enforcement and military assets on how to deal with those who refuse to take the shot. Given the fact that around 150 million Americans own guns and would be prepared to use them to defend their families against police and troops forcibly jabbing needles into them, it seems unlikely that health authorities in the U.S. will go down this route. However, by implementing travel bans, school bans and other forms of general quarantine, a good number of those refusniks may eventually be intimidated into taking the dangerous shot. But a good number of them will stand firm – and that’s probably where the internment camps and martial law will come into play. Only by diffusing the rampant hype behind the relatively harmless swine flu virus and re- affirming our right to reject enforced medical procedures conducted against our will under the Nuremberg code will the swine flu hoax, which is being used by governments as a smokescreen to accelerate and implement the police state, be defeated. Globe Story Boston launches flu shot tracking City to pinpoint areas of low rates of vaccination Using technology originally developed for mass disasters, Boston disease trackers are embarking on a novel experiment - one of the first in the country - aimed at eventually creating a citywide registry of everyone who has had a flu vaccination. (Full article: 834 words) Preparing for Martial Law: International Swine Flu Conference to Be Held in Washington Kurt Nimmo Prison Planet.com Thursday, August 6, 2009 On his show today, Alex Jones read an email sent by a listener. “I work at the National Institutes of Health and we received an email about the upcoming International Swine Flu Conference that will be occurring in Washington, D.C. Aug 19 – Aug 21, 2009,” the listener writes. “They’re talking about mass fatality management and continuity of government. They’re going to hit us with a massive biological false flag attack.” The email contains a PDF attachment of a brochure for the Swine Flu Conference. Breakout sessions detailed on the brochure include discussions on mass fatality planning, business continuity planning, and COOP or Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government Planning. Additional sessions cover enforced quarantines, mass vaccinations, and how to “control and diffuse social unrest and public disorder.” The brochure is also available for download on the International Swine Flu Conference website sponsored by ISFC New-Fields Exhibitions. “Top leaders and key decision-makers of major companies representing a broad range of industries will meet with distinguished scientists, public health officials, law enforcers, first responders, and other experts to discuss pandemic prevention, preparedness, response and recovery at the 1st International Swine Flu Conference,” the website announces. The International Swine Flu Conference The conference is further evidence the brochure. Click the above image to see a PDF. government plans to launched a false flag attack under the cover of an engineered H1N1 flu pandemic and impose martial law. Prison Planet and Infowars have covered the story of a manufactured flu pandemic in detail, including: On July 25, the Los Angeles Times reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects the flu pandemic expected this autumn to kill hundreds of thousands. “The number of potential deaths is much higher than that usually seen in seasonal flu, which kills an estimated 36,000 Americans a year, and is even higher than the nation’s most recent pandemic.” The 1957 pandemic of Asian flu killed 70,000. The 1918 Spanish Flu claimed between 500,000 to 675,000 lives in the United States. The CDC has announced that it will no longer keep track of the number of people killed by the virus. “Health officials from the CDC said the virus was too widespread to continue counting,” the Digital Journal reported. “Health experts say millions have likely been infected worldwide.” The U.S. government has bought 195 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine for a possible autumn vaccination campaign, a U.S. federal official told Reuters on July 23. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has also contracted for 120 million doses of adjuvant, a compound to stretch the number of doses of vaccine. French Government Plans Mass Swine Flu Vaccination Program Shocking internal document outlines plan to bypass medical establishments and GP’s during military- style swine flu inoculation program. Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Monday, August 31, 2009 A shocking internal document outlines the French government’s plans to impose a mass swine flu vaccination program on the entire population which would be focused around regional vaccination centers and would be carried out by H1N1 injection teams, completely bypassing medical establishments and GP’s. French Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot told the Associated Press last week that the vaccination campaign would be “voluntary,” but she urged all French residents to receive the shot when the vaccine becomes ready in mid-October. 94 million doses of the vaccine, more than enough to cover France’s population of 61.5 million, were purchased at a cost of €1 billion euros and the first batches have already been received. However, a leaked internal government document signed by Batchelot and Minister of the Interior Brice Hortefeux describes a systematic procedure for vaccinating the entire population via specially secured “vaccination centers” that will be set up across the country and staffed by vaccine “teams” working in four hour bloc shifts. According to the document, schoolchildren will also be vaccinated by mobile injection squads who will travel from school to school, covering the entire country. Babies from 6 months old will also be given the shot. Crucially, GP’s and medical establishments will have no role in the vaccination program, a factor that leaves the plan resembling more of a military operation than a public health campaign. While avoiding volatile rhetoric about “forced” injections, the document does state that the entire population will be vaccinated without exception, thereby implying that the shots will be mandatory, contradicting public statements made by Health Minister Batchelot. Another vital aspect to the document is that it describes tracking procedures for keeping tabs on who has and who has not taken the vaccine, which will be done through microchipped state medical ID cards that all French residents hold by law. Data will be centralized to identify those citizens who have not taken the vaccine. According to an analysis of the document posted on theflucase.com, “Data from the health insurance bodies are to be used to ensure that everyone receives the toxic “swine flu” jab. The need to implement measures to track every single person in France to determine whether they have been vaccinated or not is stressed.” The August 21st document issued by the French government appears to be a chilling plan to initiate the mass murder of the French population by means of toxic vaccines under the cover of offering protection against a pandemic in just four weeks time. Similar documents are believed to be circulating in all 194 member states of the WHO. It is addressed to high ranking government officials who are ordered to prepare to supervise and coordinate the implementation of the forced vaccination programme in their regions, and to submit appropriate plans by the middle of September. The general public is only to be “informed” at the end of September of the plans by means of communications to the local press. The establishment of large-scale vaccine centers in “secure” facilities is a chilling echo of the Nazi concentration camps such as Buchenwald where inmates were killed by injections. The French plan lists in detail the duties the “vaccination” teams are to perform, the layout of the vaccination centers, the location of the furniture, such as tables, and the number of vaccinations to be carried out in specific time frames by centers of various sizes. The number of people prescribed to be vaccinated in four-hour sessions by a typical “vaccine team” is 360. A typical vaccination “post” is to consist of “three agents”, one “agent” responsible for “preparing” the vaccines, one for administering them and one for tracking people who have been vaccinated. The document mentions French laws (Article L3131-8 and Article L3131-9) that compel medical personnel to administer vaccines by government decree or face penalties, a factor which clearly implies that some health workers will face difficulties arising out of people who refuse to take the shot. As we have previously documented, the swine flu vaccine is being rushed through safety procedures while governments have provided pharmaceutical companies with blanket immunity from lawsuits arriving out of the vaccine causing deaths and injuries. It was previously revealed that some batches of the vaccine will contain mercury, a toxin linked with autism and neurological disorders. The vaccine will also contain the dangerous ingredient squalene, which has been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other debilitating diseases. It was also recently reported that the UK government sent a confidential letter to senior neurologists telling them to be on the alert for cases of a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine. While the fact that the government would plan to forcibly vaccinate people against their will, amidst rising awareness of the dangers associated with the untested H1N1 vaccine, is a shocking story in and of itself, the question of whether they would ultimately be successful in doing so is another matter entirely. The French people are renowned for cherishing their personal liberty and resisting government enforced tyranny and are nowhere near as apathetic as their English neighbors across the channel. The French routinely go on strike, conduct mass demonstrations and set up blockades when the government attempts to force through unpopular measures, and the response to an attempt on behalf of the state to forcibly vaccinate people against their will would be no different. Health Care Bill Will Fund State Vaccine Teams to Conduct ‘Interventions’ in Private Homes Terence P. Jeffrey CNS News Thursday, July 16, 2009 There is a knock at the front door. Peeking through the window, a mother sees a man and a woman, both in uniform. They are agents of health-care reform. “Excuse me, ma’am,” says the man. “Our records show that your eleven-year-old daughter has not been immunized for genital warts.” “And your four-year-old still needs the chicken-pox vaccine,” says the woman. “He will not be allowed to start kindergarten unless he gets that shot, you know,” says the man— smiling from ear to ear. “So, can we please come in?” asks the woman. “We have the vaccines right here,” she says, lifting up a black medical bag. “We can give your kids the shots right now.” “We are from the government,” says the man, “and we’re here to help.” Is this a scene from the over-heated imagination of an addlepated conspiracy theorist? Or is it something akin to what is actually envisioned by the health-care reform bill approved this week by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee. The committee’s official summary of the bill says: “Authorizes a demonstration program to improve immunization coverage. Under this program, CDC will provide grants to states to improve immunization coverage of children, adolescents, and adults through the use of evidence- based interventions. States may use funds to implement interventions that are recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force, such as reminders or recalls for patients or providers, or home visits.” Home visits? What exactly is the state going to do when it sends people to “implement interventions” in private homes designed “to improve immunization coverage of children”? Nationwide Revolt Against Mass Swine Flu Vaccination Accelerates One third of NHS nurses in UK refuse to take shot, citing safety fears over vaccine’s link with Guillain- Barre Syndrome, autism and neurological disorders. Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Tuesday, August 18, 2009 The nationwide revolt against government plans to implement a mass swine flu vaccination program in the United Kingdom has picked up steam, with a poll revealing that a third of NHS nurses will refuse to take the shot. Despite nurses and frontline health workers being the primary target group to take the vaccine, just 37 per cent of them said they would take the swine flu vaccine in a survey conducted by Nursing Times magazine. 30 per cent said they would not be immunized and 33 per cent said they were unsure. Of the 30 per cent who said they would refuse to be vaccinated, 60 per cent said the reason was due to fears about the safety of the vaccine, following revelations that the shots will contain mercury and squalene and have also been linked with the killer nerve disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Another 31 per cent said they would refuse the vaccine because they did not consider the risk from swine flu to be great enough. The government responded to the poll by claiming that nurses have a duty not to infect their patients and urged them to take the vaccine, but it seems that many fear the health consequences of taking the vaccine will be worse than catching the virus itself. Interestingly, a London Times article on the story reveals that fewer than one in seven nurses in the UK receives the annual flu shot, highlighting the fact that health workers, who would be in a position to be well educated on the issue, are already fully aware of the dangers associated with vaccines in general. The swine flu vaccine is being rushed through safety procedures while the government has provided pharmaceutical companies with blanket immunity from lawsuits arriving out of the vaccine causing deaths and injuries. It was previously revealed that some batches of the vaccine will contain mercury, a toxin linked with autism and neurological disorders. The vaccine will also contain the dangerous ingredient squalene, which has been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other debilitating diseases. It was also recently reported that the UK government sent a confidential letter to senior neurologists telling them to be on the alert for cases of a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine. Following the leak of the letter a senior neurologist told the Daily Mail, “I would not have the swine flu jab because of the GBS risk.” The last attempt to mass vaccinate the public against swine flu, during the 1976 outbreak in the United States, killed more people than the virus itself. The vast majority of respondents to the London Times article about the nurses’ refusal to take the shot commented that they too would refuse to take the vaccine, mirroring sentiment across the country. At this stage only a deadlier return of the virus backed by a massive government fearmongering campaign is going to make anything like a majority of the population take the swine flu shot. Since the majority of the population will refuse to take the vaccine, the government’s only option will be to institute a mandatory program backed by force, or to drop plans for mass vaccination altogether. From The Times July 13, 2009 Swine flu vaccine rushed through safety checks David Rose A swine flu vaccine will be fast-tracked for use in Britain within five days once it is developed, and 130 million doses are on order. The Department of Health expects to have enough vaccine this year to give it to half the population. Further supplies will be available if needed. Each person will need two doses of the vaccine, unless one single jab is found to provide high rates of immunity. The first doses specific to the H1N1 swine flu virus are set to arrive in September and could be given regulatory approval in less than a week. The move came after the first British patient without underlying health problems died from swine flu, taking the number of swine flu-linked deaths in Britain to 15. Peter Holden, the British Medical Association’s lead negotiator on swine flu, said that GPs’ surgeries were prepared for one of the biggest winter vaccination campaigns in almost 50 years. He said that, although swine flu was not generally causing serious illness in patients, health officials were eager to start a mass vaccination campaign, starting first on groups that were susceptible to infection or prone to complications. It is likely that the elderly would be given a seasonal flu jab to guard against other circulating flu strains — as happens every year — as well as the swine flu vaccination. “The high-risk groups will be done at GPs’ surgeries. People are still making decisions over this, but we want to get cracking before we get a second wave, which is traditionally far more virulent,” Dr Holden said. It takes several weeks or months to make flu vaccines, which are cultured using chicken eggs. The European Medicines Agency said the fast-tracked approval procedure has involved trials of a “mock-up” vaccine and that the speed would not compromise patient safety. “The vaccines are authorised with a detailed risk management plan,” the agency said. Washington Post: Swine Flu Vaccine Will Contain Mercury Toxin linked to autism and neurological disorders to be included in shots. Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Thursday, July 30, 2009 The Washington Post confirmed today that the swine flu vaccine, which is set to be rolled out nationwide this fall in what some fear could ultimately become a mandatory vaccination program, will contain mercury, a toxin linked with autism and neurological disorders. Claims by the CDC and the Institute of Medicine, following a whitewash study that ignored previously verified evidence, that thimerosal, a mercury based preservative, has no causal relationship to skyrocketing cases of autism have been soundly rejected by top doctors and scientists ever since. Epidemiologist Tom Verstraeten and Dr. Richard Johnston, an immunologist and pediatrician from the University of Colorado, both concluded that thimerosal was responsible for the dramatic rise in cases of autism but their findings were dismissed by the CDC. Cases of autism in the U.S. have increased by 1,500 per cent since 1991, which is when vaccines for children doubled, and the number of immunizations is only increasing. Just one in 2,500 children were diagnosed with autism before 1991, whereas one in 166 children now have the disease. A peer reviewed study by Dr. Mark Geier which appeared in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons showed that the IOM research was flawed because it was largely based on a Danish study by Anders Peter Hviid, which did not account for the fact that American children have a much higher mercury burden than children in Denmark. “At the high levels (of thimerosal exposure), it is undeniable there is a causal relationship, and we have gone to high levels. Their studies, therefore are not relevant, I am not saying they are wrong, although there are many criticisms of it. It is just not relative to the US situation,” said Geier. Geier’s study concludes that there is an increase of neurodevelopment disorders following the use of thimerosal containing vaccines. Dr. Rashid Buttar, who has pioneered a new treatment for autistic children that removes mercury from their bodies, said the Institute of Medicine’s conclusion that mercury does not cause autism demonstrates the “complete absence of any desire to discover scientific truth at the supposed highest levels of medical academia.” “When 31 children recover from a devastating disease by a simple transdermal treatment that detoxifies metals, then common sense dictates that perhaps metals are involved,” states Dr. Bob Nash the chairman of the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (ABCMT) in regard to Dr. Buttar’s treatment. “In 1977, a Russian study found that adults exposed to ethylmercury, the form of mercury in thimerosal, suffered brain damage years later. Studies on thimerosal poisoning also describe tubular necrosis and nervous system injury, including obtundation, coma and death. As a result of these findings, Russia banned thimerosal from children’s vaccines in 1980. Denmark, Austria, Japan, Great Britain and all the Scandinavian countries have also banned the preservative,” writes Dawn Prate. Mercury is classified by The Department of Defense as a hazardous material that could cause death if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin, and the EPA is now limiting mercury emissions from factories because the toxin “can damage the brain and nervous system and is especially dangerous to fetuses and small children,” but according to the CDC it’s perfectly safe to inject into your child’s bloodstream. Despite concerns about thimerosal and mercury, which have led to the preservative being reduced or removed from a large portion of vaccines over the last five years, thimerosal will be an ingredient of the swine flu vaccine which is set to arrive in the U.S. this September. “Some of the vaccine will be stored in multi-dose vials containing thimerosal, an antibacterial additive that contains mercury,” reports the Washington Post today in an article about which groups will receive the swine flu vaccine first. “There will also be single-dose syringes without thimerosal, a substance that some assert is harmful to children,” adds the article, without mentioning whether or not people who take the vaccine will get a choice or even be informed if it contains mercury. Around 12,000 U.S. children will be used as guinea pigs for the experimental swine flu vaccine also known to contain the dangerous ingredient squalene, which has been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other debilitating diseases. Squalene “contributed to the cascade of reactions called “Gulf War syndrome. (GIs developed) arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti- thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhea, night sweats and low-grade fever,” according to Micropaleontologist Dr. Viera Scheibner. Pharmaceutical companies can be assured that they won’t face reprisals for the many thousands of injuries and deaths that will inevitably occur as a result of exposing millions to mercury and squalene during a mass vaccination program, because the government has already acted to provide them with blanket immunity from lawsuits. “Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius,” reported the Associated Press earlier this month. 12,000 U.S. Children To Be Swine Flu Vaccine Guinea Pigs Kids to receive untested shots which include ingredient linked to Gulf War Syndrome. Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Friday, July 24, 2009 Around 12,000 U.S. children will be used as guinea pigs for an experimental swine flu vaccine known to contain the dangerous ingredient squalene, which has been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other debilitating diseases. According to a report in the Oklahoman, 12,000 children nationwide will partake in “fast-tracked studies” to test the side-effects of the untested swine flu vaccine in trials set to begin next month. “The trials will test the vaccine’s effectiveness and whether or not it has negative side effects in patients,” states the report. Since less than 100 children in the U.S. die from regular seasonal flu each year, a reasonable estimate would be that around 100 children will die from swine flu over the course of the next year. So in effect, the authorities will vaccinate millions of children in order to try and prevent 100 deaths. If the mass vaccination program mirrors the previous swine flu outbreak of 1976 then the vaccine is likely to kill more people than the actual virus. Furthermore, since the swine flu vaccine includes squalene, a dangerous adjuvant that contributed to Gulf War Syndrome cases, there’s little doubt that it will lead to debilitating lifelong diseases far more deadly than the swine flu virus itself for thousands of children if a mass vaccination campaign is conducted. According to Meryl Nass, M.D., “A novel feature of the two H1N1 vaccines being developed by companies Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline is the addition of squalene-containing adjuvants to boost immunogenicity and dramatically reduce the amount of viral antigen needed. This translates to much faster production of desired vaccine quantities.” “Research shows that squalene is the experimental anthrax vaccine ingredient that caused devastating autoimmune diseases and deaths for many Gulf War veterans from the US, UK, and Australia, yet it continues in use today and for new vaccines development in labs,” writes Stephen Lendman. According to award-winning investigative journalist Gary Matsumoto, there’s a “close match between the squalene-induced diseases in animals and those observed in humans injected with this oil: rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus.” “There are now data in more than two dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers, from ten different laboratories in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, documenting that squalene-based adjuvants can induce autoimmune diseases in animals…observed in mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits. Sweden’s Karolinska Institute has demonstrated that squalene alone can induce the animal version of rheumatoid arthritis. The Polish Academy of Sciences has shown that in animals, squalene alone can produce catastrophic injury to the nervous system and the brain. The University of Florida Medical School has shown that in animals, squalene alone can induce production of antibodies specifically associated with systemic lupus erythematosus,” writes Matsumoto. Micropaleontologist Dr. Viera Scheibner, who conducted research into the adverse effects of adjuvants in vaccines, wrote the following about squalene. Squalene “contributed to the cascade of reactions called “Gulf War syndrome. (GIs developed) arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti- thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhea, night sweats and low-grade fever.” Efforts on behalf of authorities to prepare the public for a mass vaccination campaign, which could even be made mandatory if the crisis escalates, have been intensifying in recent weeks. And yet, as Richard Halvorsen, a Central London GP and medical director of BabyJabs, a children’s immunisation service, writes in the London Times this week, all indications are that the swine flu vaccine will have the least effect in those most at risk from swine flu – children, the elderly and people with underlying health problems. In his article, Mass flu vaccination would be madness, Halvorsen writes, “Is all this really necessary? To start with, swine flu is far milder than we first feared, so the case for vaccinating millions of healthy adults against a disease that is no more unpleasant than a bad cold is questionable,” adding, “There is no good evidence that the vaccine helps those with chronic health problems or pregnant women. However, we do know that the immunisation offers no more than a modest benefit in the elderly; indeed, the effectiveness of the vaccine is known to decrease sharply after 70 years of age.” “We have experience of mass vaccination against swine flu from which lessons should be learnt. In America in 1976 a vaccine was offered to the whole population to prevent the spread of an epidemic of swine flu. Millions were rapidly immunised, but the vaccination campaign was stopped after a rise in cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) among recipients of the vaccine. GBS is an autoimmune disorder that causes paralysis of the arms or legs or, rarely, the whole body; the sufferer usually makes a complete recovery, but some suffer permanent paralysis and a few die. Research later estimated that there was one case of GBS caused by every 100,000 swine flu vaccines given. If the current vaccine caused a similar rate of cases, then we could expect hundreds of people to get GBS, some of whom will suffer permanent paralysis or die.” Given that the vaccine contains an ingredient directly linked with a plethora of horrific diseases, will you take measures to protect your child from a mass vaccination program? What if the government decrees a mandatory vaccination program and tries to enforce it at gunpoint, as health authorities have already indicated could happen? With increasing public awareness of the dangers of vaccines, allied with the bizarre eugenics policies embraced by people like John Holdren, Obama’s top science advisor, it seems inevitable that millions will refuse to comply with a mass vaccination program even if the government attempts to implement it by force. Doctors told to watch for Guillain-Barre syndrome during Swine flu vaccination programme Doctors are being urged to watch for cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare nerve disorder, as the new swine flu vaccine is introduced in October. Cut the cost of medical insurance Photo: GETTY By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor 2:38PM BST 16 Aug 2009 Guillain-Barre syndrome which attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis and death is linked to infections like flu but it has also been suggested a previous swine flu vaccine had caused cases of the disease in America in the 1970s. American officials rushed out a vaccine in 1976 following an outbreak of swine flu in military barracks. Around 40million people received the vaccine but doctors reported an increase Guillain-Barre and 25 people had died before the immunisation programme was stopped. It is not known for sure whether the vaccine or the flu was responsible and the current H1N1 swine flu jabs due to be introduced in Britain in October are very different to the version used thirty years ago, Government scientists have said. However specialist doctors here are being urged to report every case of Guillain-Barre syndrome to the Health Protection Agency so the circumstances of each patient can be investigated. Sources told the Daily Telegraph that experts are not expecting to spot any cases linked to the vaccinations. They added that because Guillain-Barre can be caused by infections like flu, the new programme may in fact establish that vaccinations actually protect against the syndrome. The syndrome affects around 1,500 people a year in the Britain. A Health Protection Agency spokesman said enhanced surveillance was “routine” when introducing a new vaccine and all manner of potential side effects are monitored. More than 13 million people in Britain, including people with severe asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease or with a compromised immune system will get the jab from October. Pregnant women and frontline health and social care workers will also be offered the jab. The seasonal flu vaccination programme will continue as normal. The spokesman said: “Guillain-Barre syndrome has long been identified as a potential adverse event that would require enhanced surveillance following the introduction of a pandemic vaccine but there is no evidence to suggest there is an increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome from this vaccine.” He said there was also no increased risk of the syndrome associated with the seasonal flu vaccine. “Establishing enhanced surveillance on Guillain-Barre syndrome has always been part of our pandemic plan because there is an increased risk of this disease after a flu-like illness. “HPA is working in collaboration with the Association of British Neurologists Surveillance Unit (BNSU) and the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) who will ask clinicians to report each month whether they have seen any cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome.” However critics have said the fact doctors are being told to report cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome is evidence that the authorities are concerned. Jackie Fletcher of the campaign group, Jabs, added: “What we’ve got is a massive guinea-pig trial.” A Department of Health spokesman said: “The European Medicines Agency has strict processes in place for licensing pandemic vaccines. “In preparing for a pandemic, appropriate trials to assess safety and the immune responses have been carried out on vaccines very similar to the swine flu vaccine. The vaccines have been shown to have a good safety profile.< “It is extremely irresponsible to suggest that the UK would use a vaccine without careful consideration of safety issues. The UK has one of the most successful immunisation programmes in the world.” Related Articles Ministers ignored advice on mass issue of Tamiflu 17 Aug 2009 Swine flu vaccine for you? 18 Aug 2009 Only one in ten people complaining of flu actually have swine flu 21 Aug 2009 Swine flu: Doctors who refuse vaccine 'putting patients at risk' 26 Aug 2009 Swine flu: one vaccine dose hope 12 Sep 2009 Swine flu vaccine - would you have it? The swine flu vaccine is due to be introduced in October in Britain for pregnant women, front line health and social care staff and people with serious long-term conditions but some are concerned about whether it is necessary or safe. The vaccine will be available from autumn Photo: PA 1:38PM BST 18 Aug 2009 Swine flu vaccine to be given to entire population The NHS is preparing to vaccinate the entire population against swine flu. As many as 20 million people could be inoculated before the end of the year Photo: PA By Ben Leach 8:00AM BST 12 Jul 2009 It comes after an Essex man was confirmed on Friday as the first person without underlying health problems to have died from the virus. Ministers have secured up to 90 million doses of the vaccine, which is expected to arrive in Britain in the next few weeks, and the rest of the population is likely to be offered vaccinations next year. The UK government has ordered enough vaccine to cover the entire population. GPs are being told to prepare for a nationwide vaccination campaign. Peter Holden, the British Medical Association’s lead negotiator on swine flu, said GPs’ surgeries were ready for one of the biggest vaccination campaigns in almost 50 years. “If this virus does [mutate], it can get a lot more nasty, and the idea is to give people immunity. But the sheer logistics of dealing with 60m people can’t be underestimated,” he said. The health department said a vaccination programme would be drawn up based on expert advice. Details of the inoculation plans emerged after the death of a patient, reportedly a middle-aged man, at a hospital in the Basildon area of Essex. The victim had no underlying health problems, but officials say there is no evidence the swine flu virus had mutated into a more dangerous strain and that most people with the virus had only mild symptoms. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said: "Offering vaccination against swine flu has always been part of our plans in order to protect as many people as possible. The Department of Health has now signed contracts with manufacturers to supply enough vaccine for the whole population once it has been developed. “We expect the first batches of vaccines to arrive by early autumn, with around 60 million doses available by the end of the year – enough for 30 million people to be vaccinated – with more following after that. "Administering vaccines will need to be prioritised and we will make a decision on this when we know more about the risk profile. This virus is still generally mild in the majority of people. However, it can be more severe in some cases and as with all 'flu-like viruses, some people are at higher risk than others. Ordering the vaccine, together with our stockpile of antivirals, reflects our significant preparation." Only one in ten people complaining of flu actually have swine flu Only one in ten people calling the flu helpline actually have swine flu, experts have said, as the number of cases of the disease in England drops further. Britian's Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson 'second wave of swine flu impossible to predict' Photo: REUTERS By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor 7:30AM BST 21 Aug 2009 Sample testing of people suspected of having the H1N1 swine flu bug have shown that only 10 per cent actually have it. Testing everyone is not feasible now as there have been hundreds of thousands of cases over the summer and random samples are being tested to check if the disease is changing in any way or whether resistant to Tamiflu is emerging. Last month 24 per cent of suspected cases tested were positive for H1N1 and the drop has raised speculation that skivers are using swine flu as an excuse to call in sick to work during the warm weather. Earlier this month businesses warned that workers are using swine flu as an excuses to extend their summer holidays and were taking advantage of the flu line. Justin McCracken, chief executive of the Health Protection Agency, said: "We see this every year, as the number of cases comes down so we see the samples of swabs that test positive comes down." The number of cases of swine flu being diagnosed has dropped from a peak of 110,000 in the week beginning July 23rd to 11,000 last week. Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, added: "Even when you have a lot of flu around it (the proportion of positive tests) is around 50 per cent." Overall calls and web hits to the National Pandemic Flu Service have dropped also but there Mondays are consistently the busiest day of the week, even though the service runs at weekends. Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, pointed out that Mondays are traditionally the busiest day for GPs as people hold off contacting health services over the weekend. GP consultation rates about flu have now dropped below baseline levels, used to monitor seasonal flu activity, but this does not mean that swine flu has gone away, Sir Liam said. He said there were 263 people in hospital at 8am on Wednesday and 30 of them were in intensive care. "This is very exceptional at this time of year, to have people with flu in hospital and in intensive care. "Seeing a declining pattern doesn't mean it has completely gone away." The total number of deaths associated with swine flu was confirmed at 54, up from 44 last week. This does not mean ten people died in a week, rather that investigations into whether the death is linked to swine flu have now been completed. The under fives remain the age group most likely to be admitted to hospital. Sir Liam said a second wave of swine flu is expected but that it is 'almost impossible' to predict when this will happen. He said during the 1957/8 pandemic when the first case was reported in June, slightly later than in this flu outbreak, and the largest peak was in September with cases rising sharply after the schools went back. There was a second smaller peak at Christmas and the New Year. However during the last pandemic, in 1968/70, when the first case was found in Britain in August, there was a peak in the Spring of the following year and then a very large peak at Christmas of the second year. Sir Liam said the swine flu outbreak could behave like either of these pandemics or do something different. He added that in Australia, where the winter flu season is coming to an end, swine flu has behaved much like ordinary seasonal flu in the pattern of cases, although there has been more severe cases in younger people than normal. Vaccinations are due to begin in October and people in the priority groups, which include pregnant women and those with serious underlying health conditions, will be contacted by health officials once the immunisation is ready. The vaccines, being supplied by GlaxoSmithKline and Baxter, are in trials at the moment. Frontline health and social care staff will be offered the vaccine. Swine flu: Doctors who refuse vaccine 'putting patients at risk' Doctors and nurses are potentially putting patients at risk if they refuse the swine flu vaccine, experts have warned. Swine flu advert By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent 7:30AM BST 26 Aug 2009 Officials said that NHS staff had a duty to take the jab, to ensure they did not pass on the virus to those who were already sick. The warning follows a spate of surveys which suggest that many healthcare workers will refuse the vaccine, despite being on the Government's “priority list”. Up to half of GPs and one in three nurses say that they do not plan to take the vaccine, some because of concerns over safety. Vivienne Parry, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, (JCVI) who advise ministers on vaccines, said that health professionals should protect “vulnerable patients” from the virus. She said: “This (protection) aspect does not seem to feature at all in medical staff responses about flu vaccination, which is extremely concerning. “Indeed the word ‘patient’ hardly seems to figure at all in responses in this and other surveys of healthcare workers, even though 75 per cent of deaths from swine flu are in those with serious underlying medical conditions who are in regular contact with healthcare workers.” Prof David Salisbury, the Department of Health's director of immunisation, told GP magazine, which carried out the poll, that frontline health workers had a “duty” to have the vaccine. “They have a duty to their patients not to infect their patients and they have a duty to their families,” he said. More than two thirds of GPs who told Pulse magazine that they would turn down the jab believe that it has not undergone enough tests. Doctors have been warned to look out for possible signs of Guillain Barre Syndrome, a rare neurological condition, which can cause paralysis and even death. A vaccine used against flu in America in 1976 caused a number of cases of the condition. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) insists that the production of vaccines has become much safer since then. Human trials are currently underway and will be scrutinised by the regulatory authorities before the vaccines will be licensed for use, probably in October. Earlier this month a poll of almost 1,500 Nursing Times readers revealed that one in three said that they would not have the swine flu vaccine. Uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine among NHS staff has been traditionally low, and just 16 per cent of all those employed by the health service took the vaccine last year. Another study published online by the British Medical Journal shows that half of 8,500 healthcare workers in Hong Kong say that they would refuse a swine flu vaccine, because of safety concerns and worries that it would not work very well. Researchers said that the figures were surprisingly low given the impact the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus had on the area. However, some experts insisted that the polls did not prove that NHS staff were “irresponsible” or had serious concerns about the safety of the vaccine. Prof Robert Dingwall, Director of the Institute for Science and Society at the University of Nottingham, said that it was important not to blow the apparent reluctance of healthcare workers to have the vaccine “out of proportion”. He said: “(These polls) identify a communication challenge for those managing the pandemic but they are not evidence of a crisis of confidence in the vaccine or of professional irresponsibility by health workers." Swine flu: Britain 'tantalisingly close to winning fight' Britain is “tantalisingly close” to winning the fight against swine flu and is prepared to fight a second wave of the virus, the country’s top doctor has said. By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent 6:04PM BST 10 Sep 2009 Prof Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer, also said that the NHS was braced to double the number of intensive care beds if there is a surge in cases this winter. He said that while doctors had little defence against previous pandemics the development of a swine flu vaccine meant that deaths no longer had to be simply “chalked up”. His comments came as the Government’s chief scientific adviser predicted that the virus would effectively make its last stand in Britain from next month. Just 3,000 people developed swine flu last week, according to estimates, down from a peak of around 110,000 a week in July. But officials believe that cases will start to rise again in October, triggering a second wave of the virus they predict will last up to 10 weeks. The number of people infected is already on the rise in America, which saw its first peak just weeks before Britain earlier this year. Sir Liam insisted that Britain was well prepared to fight the second wave of the virus, in part because of the swine flu vaccine, expected to be approved by regulators later this month. He said: “I think that we are tantalisingly close to being able to win the battle against this pandemic virus. “Something that in the past that we would just have had to take whatever it threw at us and just chalk up the number of deaths - 30,000 in the previous pandemic.” The number of intensive care beds, designed for extremely ill patients who generally need ventilation, will double from almost 2,000 to almost 4,000 should the number of cases rise dramatically. Hospitals have also ordered extra ventilators to deal with large numbers of patients. They are also identifying staff, including retired workers, who could be brought in to care for the extra patients, while some less urgent operations could be delayed. Ministers are also consulting on possible temporary changes to the Mental Health Act to allow just one doctor, instead of the normal two, to section someone for up to six months. This would be needed due to pressure on staff caused by swine flu. Ian Dalton, the National Director for NHS Flu Resilience, said that 4,000 intensive care beds would be needed only in “exceptional circumstances”. Earlier Prof John Beddington had told the British Science Festival at the University of Surrey that while it was hard to predict when cases would start to rise again “it's likely that the next (wave) will be larger than any subsequent ones." Another five deaths were announced this week brining the total toll from the virus since it began to spread in April to 75. Last week Sir Liam reduced his upper estimate of the number of potential deaths from the virus this winter from 65,000 to 19,000. Paul Jenkins, chief executive of Rethink, the mental health charity, warned that ministers should tread carefully. He said: "We will be looking closely at the proposals and measuring them against the need for people to access services early even during a pandemic crisis and be protected at the same time.” A report in the journal Science have also confirms that swine flu can infect cells deeper in the lungs than seasonal flu, helping to increase the severity of the illness. Swine Flu: Vaccination to begin 'within a week' The mass vaccination of millions of people against swine flu will begin within a week, the country’s top doctor has announced. Photo: PA By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent 5:49PM BST 15 Oct 2009 The move came as it was revealed that more than 100 people in Britain have now died from the virus, including a 17-year-old pregnant woman from Scotland. Hospitals will get the vaccine from the middle of next week, with GP surgeries a week later, Prof Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical officer, said. More than 11 million people thought most at risk will receive the jab, including NHS staff. Servicemen and women deployed to Afghanistan will also be given the vaccine, but only after it has been given to all people in Britain at risk. Ministers say there is still the option to vaccinate the entire population and they have ordered enough vaccines to do so. Pregnant women, patients with underlying health problems, people who live with someone with a compromised immune system, such leukaemia patients, and healthcare staff will all be vaccinated against the virus. Most people will need only one dose of the vaccine, officials said, although children will be given two. The announcement was made as the number of new cases increased again. Figures show there were 27,000 new infections last week, up from 18,000 the week before. New cases are doubling every fortnight, a slower rate than during the first wave of the virus, when they doubled every week. Officials estimate that 370,000 people in Britain have had swine flu. So far the virus has claimed 106 lives in Britain since the pandemic began in April. In the last week the number of people in hospital with the disease rose from 290 to 364. The number in intensive care has risen sharply, from 47 to 74. Sir Liam said: "This is the highest proportion of hospitalised patients who have been in intensive care since this began. "For most of the time it's been about 12 to 13 per cent now it's up to 20 per cent, suggesting we are seeing more serious cases than we were seeing before.” He added: "There is no sign of any change in the virus but this is giving me some concern." He added that the upcoming postal strike was an "extremely unwelcome piece of timing", which would affect GPs' letters calling people for their vaccination. There has also been a steep increase in the number of reported cases in America in the past week. Officials are monitoring the situation closely because Britain followed a similar pattern to America during the first wave of the vaccine. A study of 266 hospitalised patients with confirmed swine flu shows that more than a quarter suffered from asthma. More than one in ten had heart disease and around the same number were diabetic, while six per cent of the patients were pregnant. The Ministry of Defence plans to give 15,000 doses of the vaccine to 9,000 servicemen and women currently deployed to Afghanistan as well as 500 reinforcements. Some support staff, such as the RAF crews who fly the troops to and from the country Afghanistan, will also be vaccinated. The move is intended to ensure that combat medics do not come under unnecessary strain as well as to protect troops against infection. It is not believed that there have been any confirmed outbreaks of the virus among British troops in Afghanistan, although there have been a number of suspected cases. Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish health secretary, urged all pregnant women to have the vaccination, after the death of the 17-year-old, who was from the Borders. Swine flu: Vaccination Q&A By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent 7:01PM BST 13 Aug 2009 Why are we not vaccinating children and the elderly? Healthy children and the elderly have not been included in the priority list of who should be first in line for vaccination, but it does not mean that they will not be vaccinated. Scientists and ministers will monitor the situation closely to asses whether they should be given the vaccine at a later date. For now they have decided that other groups are more at risk from the disease, such as pregnant women. Although children have been among the groups hardest hit by swine flu they have not suffered the most severely. Scientific evidence also suggests over 65s could have some immunity to the virus. Children in at risk groups will be vaccinated and healthy over 65s will also still receive the usual seasonal flu vaccine. When will they get the vaccine? Vaccination will start in October but the exact details of how it will be delivered have yet to be worked out. The Government is due to receive the first batch of the vaccine by the end of this month. However, it may take until late September for the jabs to be approved by the regulatory agencies, which are currently assessing how it is working in clinical trials. What will happen after they vaccinate priority groups? Ministers and scientists will continue to monitor the virus as the winter progresses. They will be especially vigilant for any signs that the virus is mutating into a more dangerous version. If that happens it may become more urgent to vaccinate others not in the priority groups. The Government has ordered enough of the vaccine to inoculate the whole population, if such a measure was deemed necessary. What are they doing in other countries? In America the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that children aged between six months and 24 years of age be vaccinated as part of a priority group. However, elderly people have not been earmarked to receive the vaccine as part of the first wave. The American approach is more tilted towards reducing spread of the disease, whereas here the focus is on preventing serious illness and death. How will the vaccine be given? In two doses, approximately three weeks apart to maximise the protection that the vaccine offers. Officials expect, however, that there will be a good immune response after the first dose. What conditions make someone “at risk”? Asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases Chronic heart disease Chronic kidney disease Chronic liver disease Stroke Diabetes Patients with suppressed immune systems, such as HIV and leukaemia sufferers Will the vaccine be safe? Manufacturers have already extensively tested and licensed a similar vaccine using the H5N1 bird flu strain. They have now swopped H5N1 for the current H1N1 swine flu strain meaning that it will not have to go through as much testing. Additional trials have started on the specific new vaccine this month. Swine flu: mass immunisation programme under way A mass swine flu immunisation programme began on Wednesday with the country's chief medical officer urging all priority groups to take up the offer of vaccination. More than 11 million people thought most at risk will be offered the swine flu vaccination, including NHS staff Photo: PA 8:00AM BST 21 Oct 2009 Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England, said it was important for frontline health and social care workers to get themselves vaccinated against swine flu along with other groups classified as a ''priority'' or at risk. He said: ''This is the first pandemic for which we have had a vaccine to protect people. I urge everyone in the priority groups to have the vaccine - it will help prevent people in clinical risk groups from getting swine flu and the complications that may arise from it. ''It's important for frontline health and social care workers to have the vaccine. It will help prevent them and their families getting the virus from patients, it will stop them passing the virus onto their patients, it will potentially protect them from mutated strains and it will reduce the disruption to NHS services caused by people being absent due to illness.'' Sir Liam's call came as a programme offering more than 11 million people the vaccine began with hospitals vaccinating frontline health care workers and their patients who fall into at risk categories against swine flu. Around two million frontline health and social care workers will be offered the vaccine, as they are classified as at increased risk of infection and of transmitting the infection to susceptible patients. The vaccination programme will be extended over the coming weeks with GP surgeries receiving deliveries from Monday. The Department of Health said at risk groups will be given priority in the following order: people aged over six months and under 65 years in current seasonal flu vaccine clinical at risk groups; all pregnant women; household contacts of people with compromised immune systems and people aged 65 and over in the current seasonal flu vaccine clinical at risk groups. The Department of Health said this did not include otherwise healthy over 65s, since they appeared to have some natural immunity to the virus. Patients will be contacted by their GPs if they fall into one of the at risk categories, the Department said. The GSK vaccine, Pandemrix, will be offered to the ''vast majority'' with most people needing only one dose of this vaccine for protection. The campaign comes after Sir Liam announced last week in his weekly briefing that the number of deaths of people in the UK suffering from swine flu has passed 100. Health Protection Agency estimates released last Thursday showed about 37,000 people have contracted the virus so far in the UK. Health Secretary Andy Burnham, who visits University College Hospital in London to launch the campaign today, said: ''Our best line of defence against swine flu is the vaccine. ''I'm very pleased to say that the UK is one of the first countries in the world to start vaccinating against this virus. ''The independent committee of experts in the UK has recommended that all those in the at risk groups should be offered the swine flu vaccine. ''It is also being offered to frontline health and social care workers to protect them and their patients and ensure the NHS is staffed should it come under pressure this winter.'' Dr Peter Carter, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, said the vaccine was safe and called for people to take it. "We think it is essential that nurses and all other health workers, particularly those that come into contact with patients, should have the jab," he told Radio 5 Live. Asked about the safety of the vaccine, he said he was "entirely satisfied" because it had undergone "rigorous testing" and claimed he was prepared to take it, adding: "This is a safe vaccine." Dr Carter said he hoped nurses would take up the offer. "It's important for them to keep well so that they are available to care for patients in the normal run of things but if the pandemic really takes off we are going to need those nurses on the wards to help to cope with the influx of those that are seriously ill." Swine flu could lead to rise in MRSA A second wave of swine flu hitting Britain could lead to a rise in MRSA infections, medics warned today. 7:00AM BST 20 Oct 2009 A team of health experts said a swine flu pandemic would see a rise in hospital admissions and run the risk of a rise in MRSA. The MRSA Working Group, together with National Concern for Healthcare Infection and the Patients Association, is calling for the early discharge of patients from hospital to try and prevent a rise in the killer superbug. They said when hospital bed occupancy rates were high, MRSA infection rates increased. The group has written to all NHS hospital staff, reminding them to review their policy for the early discharge of MRSA patients. The also urge hospitals not to let increasing pressure on staff and rising bed occupancy rates during winter to reverse the good work they have done to date to reduce MRSA rates. Department of Health research has shown that when a hospital's bed occupancy rate exceeds 90%, MRSA rates can be as much as 40% above average. Dr Matthew Dryden, consultant microbiologist at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital and General Secretary of the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, said: ''The NHS has been working really hard to plan for swine flu and ensure there will be enough hospital beds available for patients who need to be admitted. ''What we don't want to see is an increase in infections such as MRSA, which have been linked to high bed occupancy rates. ''A way to get around this is to support patients with infections to get out of hospital earlier with outpatient and home care and good antibiotic stewardship.'' The letter to hospitals outlines methods to help ensure sufficient critical care beds are available this winter through identifying MRSA patients and discharging them early. Studies have shown that providing IV treatment at home or switching eligible patients to oral antibiotics could free- up scarce hospital beds by enabling patients who are well enough to go home earlier. ''When faced with a difficult winter, it is vital that hospitals ensure sufficient beds are available,'' said Dr Dryden. ''Treating patients with infections such as MRSA at home can help by reducing their length of stay in hospital, freeing up much-needed beds and easing pressure on staff and resources. ''It also helps to improve a patient's quality of life.'' Katherine Murphy of The Patients Association, who co-signed the letter, said: ''There is a real risk that swine flu patients may block isolation beds resulting in patients with healthcare infections such as MRSA being treated on general wards. ''This coupled with a highly pressured and reduced workforce, could increase the risk of infections such as MRSA spreading to other vulnerable patients and throughout the hospital.'' Neil Manser, of the NCHI, added: ''Where possible and when it is clinically prudent, patients who have been infected or colonised with infections such as MRSA should be treated in the safety and comfort of their own homes. ''Only then can we be sure we are doing our best to effectively contain the spread of infectious diseases such as MRSA and prevent further infection of hospital patients during any winter bed crisis period.'' A Department of Health spokeswoman said: "We have been clear that during a pandemic the NHS must continue to follow the same high standards of infection prevention practice that have significantly reduced MRSA. "The NHS has the capacity and planning in place to deliver this. "There is no link between MRSA rates and high rates of bed occupancy. "Over the past few years, trusts with high bed occupancy have reduced their MRSA levels to a similar extent to the low occupancy trusts. "The NHS is well-prepared to deal with a second wave of swine flu, and has robust plans in place to deal with an increase in the number of swine flu patients alongside winter pressures." CDC Warns Neurologists To Watch For Nerve Disease Following Swine Flu Shots Echoes British concerns over Guillain-Barre syndrome. Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Wednesday, September 2, 2009 The CDC has followed in the footsteps of British health authorities by warning neurologists to look out for cases of the nerve disease Guillain-Barre syndrome caused by the swine flu vaccine. Doctors in Britain were advised last month by the government to carefully track cases of the disease and report each one to the Health Protection Agency. A letter sent by 600 neurologists indicated that “there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications,” according to a Daily Mail report. During the 1976 swine flu scare in the U.S., which prompted the government to order a mass vaccination program to cover the entire population, the vaccine caused more deaths than the actual virus, prompting a public backlash that cost the then director of the CDC his job. SImilar concerns about the vaccine are now being replicated over 30 years later. “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Neurology have asked all neurologists to report new cases of Guillain-Barre in people who get vaccines this fall and winter to the Food & Drug Administration’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System,” reports The Oregonian. Guillain-Barre syndrome can cause paralysis and breathing difficulties and is sometimes fatal. It also produces a tingling sensation and weakens limbs. As we have previously documented, the swine flu vaccine is being rushed through safety procedures while governments have provided pharmaceutical companies with blanket immunity from lawsuits arriving out of the vaccine causing deaths and injuries. It was previously revealed that some batches of the vaccine will contain mercury, a toxin linked with autism and neurological disorders. The vaccine will also contain the dangerous ingredient squalene, which has been directly linked with cases of Gulf War Syndrome and a host of other debilitating diseases. Several surveys have revealed that huge numbers of health professionals all over the world will refuse to take the swine flu vaccine despite government plans to institute mass vaccination programs. A new poll released yesterday found that just 6 per cent of pregnant women would “definitely” take the vaccine following concerns about its safety. People will die after swine flu vaccine - but it's just coincidence Six people in Britain can be expected to die suddenly after having the swine flu vaccine but it will just be coincidence, researchers have said. By Rebecca Smith and Kate Devlin, Medical team 8:00AM GMT 31 Oct 2009 With millions of people being vaccinated against the virus there is a real risk that coincidental events will be seen as reactions to the jab, a paper in The Lancet said. Experts at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in America calculated the background rate of conditions that may be mistaken for vaccine reactions and warned that there is a risk people will shun the jab needlessly. Only if these background rates are exceeded will it point to a potential problem with the vaccine. Medical experts have been told to watch for any cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome during the flu pandemic as some research suggested there was a link between a flu vaccine used in America in 1976 and the condition, in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system and can be fatal in rare cases. However flu itself it also linked to the condition and about one in every 100,000 people a year. Dr Steven Black and colleagues calculated that if 10 million people in Britain were vaccinated there would be around 22 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome and six cases of sudden death would be expected to occur within six weeks of vaccination as coincident background cases. Just over nine million people in priority groups, such as pregnant women and those with long- term illnesses, and another two million front line health and social care workers will be offered the vaccine in Britain over the next two months. Decisions will be taken soon over whether to offer the vaccine more widely. The research also suggested that 397 per one million vaccinated pregnant women would be predicted to have a spontaneous abortion within one day of vaccination. But this is the rate of spontaneous abortion that would occur on any given day out of a group of one million pregnant women during a vaccination campaign or not. Dr Black wrote: “Misinterpretation of adverse health outcomes that are only temporally related to vaccination will not only threaten the success of the pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine programme, but also potentially hinder the development of newer vaccines. "Therefore, careful interpretation of vaccine safety signals is crucial to detect real reactions to vaccine and to ensure that temporally related events not caused by vaccination do not unjustly affect public opinion of the vaccine. "Development and availability of data banks that can provide locally relevant background rates of disease incidence are important to aid assessment of vaccine safety concerns.” The researchers said although scientists know that events connected only be time does not prove cause and effect, the cases 'nonetheless raise public concern'. Prof David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, University of Cambridge and Co-Director of Straight Statistics, said: "What a fine paper. If millions of people are vaccinated then just by chance we can expect bad things to happen to some of them, whether it's a diagnosis of autism or a miscarriage. "By being ready with the expected numbers of chance cases, perhaps we can avoid overreaction to sad, but coincidental, events. And why don't we ever see a headline 'Man wins lottery after flu jab'?" Professor Robert Dingwall, University of Nottingham, said: "The difference between cause and coincidence is difficult enough for specialists to grasp, let alone the wider public. "However, this paper is very important in spelling out the fact that just because two events happen at the same time, they are not necessarily related. There is a background rate of death, disease and accidents that happen all the time regardless of what medical interventions are going on. "Confusing cause and coincidence may lead to serious policy mistakes that put people unnecessarily at risk. "I am sure that some coincidences will emerge from a high-profile vaccination campaign and we must be careful not to be misled by them." Meanwhile the World Health Organisation said that pregnant women could be immunised with any of the vaccines licensed for use against swine flu. Dr Marie-Paule Keiny, from the WHO, said: “ Sage (the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts) has concluded that the safety profiles are good and recommend that pregnant women can be immunised with any of the licensed vaccines.” The WHO also recommended that one dose was sufficient to immunise children. Millions more than thought have already had swine flu, Government scientists say One in five children have already had swine flu, many without even knowing it, scientists have said. Vaccine against cervical cancer protects girls for at least six years, research finds. Photo: GETTY IMAGES By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor 1:40PM GMT 24 Nov 2009 Blood tests have shown that far more people have already had swine flu during the first wave of the disease than previously thought. The findings may explain why cases have not increased as fast during the second wave of the H1N1 pandemic as in the summer. Government scientists at the Health Protection Agency have examined blood samples and found that in London and the West Midlands – the hot spots for the disease during the summer – around one third of children had antibodies against the virus showing they had been infected. Nationally around one in five of schoolchildren had antibodies against the virus, they said. But around half of them may not have had symptoms. However Prof Maria Zambon said it would be 'foolish' to think that Britain will not continue to see flu cases. She said pandemic H1N1 flu could be replaced with seasonal flu after Christmas. The swine flu vaccination programme is being extended to healthy children under the age of five as they are the age group most likely to suffer serious complications. Prof John Watson, of the HPA, said it was impossible to determine a child's individual risk of contracting swine flu. Swine flu doctors 'unnerved' by patients' decline Doctors have been "unnerved" by the severity of swine flu in some patients and their rapid deterioration into a "life and death situation", Sir Liam Donaldson, chief medical officer has said. Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer: "My biggest fear is swine flu mutation." Photo: GEOFF PUGH By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor 6:30PM BST 22 Oct 2009 The number of people in intensive care with swine flu has reached its highest point yet, with 99 people currently in critical care beds out of a total of 506 in hospital. Sir Liam said intensive care specialists have told him privately that they are 'unnerved by the severity off the illness and how quickly it can develop'. He said some patients are 'getting into a life and death situation very early on'. The number of patients in intensive care has risen from 74 last week. The proportion of patients in hospital who are in critical care has remained at around 12 to 13 per cent since the outbreak began but is now been at 20 per cent for two weeks. The reason for the sudden jump in the number of patients with suffering with severe swine flu is unknown. Sir Liam said the virus has not changed and further data will be collected to establish if there are common factors linking the patients in critical care, such as underlying illnesses. Paediatric intensive care beds are under particular pressure with 17 per cent of beds in some areas taken up by swine flu patients. Plans are in place to double intensive care bed capacity as cases rise and health officials said that is now becoming more likely. One in four of the patients in intensive care is under the age of 16. The number of people who have died so far in the outbreak has increased to 122 in the UK, with 93 of them in England. Sir Liam said over half of the deaths were in people aged under 45 and that this was a "very unusual pattern for flu". Older people seem to have some residual immunity against the H1N1 virus from previous pandemics involving similar strains, research has suggested, and swine flu is hitting young age groups harder. One in five deaths has been in children under the age of 15 and a further 34 per cent has been in people aged between 16 and 44, data from the Department of Health showed. Sir Liam said the swine flu pandemic will see unprecedented pressure on the health service for months to come as the second wave of the disease takes hold over the winter. Cases almost doubled in the last week with an estimated 53,000 new diagnoses of H1N1 in England in the last seven days. Revised predictions for the course of the disease over the coming winter were released by the Department of Health showing that at its peak week 1.5 million people may be ill. Over the winter 35,000 people may need hospital treatment and 15 per cent of them are expected to need critical care. Deaths could reach 1,000, which is significantly fewer than previously feared. One in three children are predicted to contract swine flu. Sir Liam said: "That would be significant pressure on the NHS. We are starting to worry about the peak, particularly the peak this season, but also the sustained pressure the NHS may face. "The NHS has never before had a run from the middle of July right through to March or April with intensive infectious disease like this in modern times. It is a very, very long period for the NHS to sustain its response." He added that as well as swine flu the NHS will have to cope with seasonal flu cases and other viruses. Vaccination of health and social care workers has begun and from Monday GPs will start to receive batches of the jab to give to pregnant women and people with long-term conditions who are a priority. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has launched a new website for healthcare professionals to report suspected reactions to the vaccine so any unusual or unexpected problems can be picked up quickly. The most common side effect listed for the vaccines is a sore arm at the injection site. Flu experts gear up for pandemic of vaccine worry People waiting in line to receive a flu vaccine during a clinic at a Virginia grocery store in a file photo. Credit: Reuters/File By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON | Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:04pm EDT (Reuters) - One million heart attacks, 700,000 strokes and 900,000 miscarriages -- U.S. public health officials want Americans to know these will happen every single year with or without a swine flu vaccine campaign. Yet this year, they know a significant number will be blamed on the H1N1 vaccine, which will roll out within weeks, and they are struggling to be ready. They expect an avalanche of so-called adverse event reports, which are reports of death, illness or other health trauma that occur within two weeks after receiving treatment -- in this case, the swine flu vaccine. "We are going to be overwhelmed with potential events," said Mike Osterholm, a public health expert at the University of Minnesota. "Anything that happens to anybody in the period of seven to 14 days after vaccination will be reported." And not just to U.S. officials. The World Health Organization is trying to reassure a global audience that vaccines being made by 25 different companies, with various formulations, are all safe. "If we have a safety signal in one country it could stop vaccination efforts in others," WHO's top flu expert Dr Keiji Fukuda told a meeting of infectious disease specialists organized by the U.S. Institute of Medicine this week. Flu experts themselves have little doubt the vaccine being made against H1N1 is safe. It is made using precisely the same technology as the annual seasonal flu vaccine, which is given to hundreds of millions of people every year. But because H1N1 is new, vaccine makers have been testing it to learn what the right dose is. SPIRIT OF '76 Memories linger of the 1976 swine flu debacle, when 43 million Americans were vaccinated against a virus that never spread, and newspapers filled with reports of a rare and crippling neurological disease called Guillain-Barre syndrome. Guillain-Barre was never definitively linked with the vaccine, but many Americans have viewed immunizations with suspicion ever since. "We have anticipated that there will be a need for enhanced surveillance for Guillain- Barre as well as other adverse events," Dr Nancy Cox of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told the meeting. And there will be more to contend with than critical newspaper and television reports. The Internet did not exist in 1976. Nor did blogs, Facebook, Twitter or dozens of other ways for people to communicate globally and instantly. "Information is the most globalized product of all," Fukuda said. "The ability of blog sites to influence countries' decision-makers and so on -- coming to grips with how we deal with this is going to be a priority." To address this, CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are gearing up for one of the biggest surveillance efforts ever. "We know how absolutely essential clear, transparent communications are to the public in order to have a successful vaccination campaign," Cox said. CDC's weapons of choice -- Facebook, Twitter, Internet RSS feeds, humorous "viral" videos posted on YouTube, iPhone apps such as the CDC News Reader. Children's Hospital Boston has an app (short for application) called Outbreaks Near Me that allows people to track the pandemic locally. (Editing by Eric Beech)
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