Swine Flu and Swine Flu Vaccine

Posted on Nov 16, 2009 in Uncategorized

Swine flu is similar to seasonal flu. The virus is spread when infected people cough or sneeze. Symptoms include a fever, headache, sore throat, aches and chills. Vomiting and diarrhea may occur as well. In April 2009, a new strain of swine flu (A/California/04/2009–H1 N1) was detected. It contains a unique mix of genetic material from human, bird, and pig viruses. Six of the eight genes came from swine flu H1N2 viruses circulating in the United States from 1999-2001. The other two genes came from swine flu viruses circulating in Europe from 1985-1998. No one knows when, where, or how they were mixed together and mutated to form the current H1N1 virus.(8)

The current swine flu infection has been passed from person to person around the world. However, according to Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the CDC, “The overwhelming majority of people with [swine] flu are going to do just fine. They won’t need testing and they won’t need treatment.”(9) In fact, most of the 36 U.S. children who died from swine flu during the Spring and Summer of 2009 had underlying medical problems: neurodevelopmental and respiratory disorders.(10) More than half of the adults who died from swine flu had an underlying chronic illness or medical condition, such as asthma, diabetes, immune deficiency, or morbid obesity.(11) Most of the people who became ill recovered without requiring medical treatment. Nevertheless, on June 11, 2009 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic due to the rapid spread of the virus.

Although swine flu can be treated with antiviral medicine, authorities initiated a campaign to develop several new swine flu vaccines and inoculate the population. This also occurred in 1976, when the CDC made up a false tale of deadly swine flu epidemics sweeping the nation if mass vaccinations were not quickly instituted. U.S. citizens were systematically vaccinated, and several weeks later hundreds were stricken with the crippling Guillain-Barre syndrome; several of the vaccinated people died.(12,13)

During the summer of 2009, several vaccine manufacturers raced to develop and test new swine flu vaccines hoping to make them available by the Fall of 2009. However, according to Margaret Chan, head of WHO, “Having a vaccine available is not the same as having a vaccine that is proven safe.”(14) In fact, the “informed consent” form given to people brave enough to test the new vaccines excluded a list of ingredients. Dr. Barbara Mulach, with the National Institutes of Health, explained: “Because the product is still not licensed, we are evaluating this vaccine under the Investigational New Drug (IND) statute. Under this statute, the information about composition is considered proprietary.”(15)

Additional research revealed that some of the new vaccines will be conventional flu shots while others will be live-virus vaccines squirted up the nose. About 80 percent of the new swine flu vaccines will contain mercury.(16) Two manufacturers, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are experimenting with squalene,(17) a controversial adjuvant (immune stimulant) which was used in anthrax vaccines and may be associated with Gulf War Illness.(18) Another company, Protein Sciences, developed a swine flu vaccine using insect cell technology. This was done by infecting fall armyworm (caterpillar) cells with a baculovirus carrying the gene for hemagglutinin, a molecule on the surface of the H1N1 virus.(19)

In June of 2009, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, invoked the little-known 2006 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREPA), giving legal immunity to swine flu manufacturers for injuries stemming from the use of swine flu vaccines and “any associated adjuvants” (such as squalene).(20) Nevertheless, authorities are determined to give one or more doses of these vaccines to millions of pregnant women, children, caretakers of children, young adults, healthcare workers, military personnel, and older people with chronic illness.(21,22) Healthcare workers who refuse the vaccine may lose their jobs.(23) Other people who refuse the vaccine may be quarantined, as permitted by federal law.(24)

This information was excerpted from…

Vaccine Safety Manual, 2nd Edition (Copyright 2010)

by Neil Z. Miller

All Rights Reserved.

(Footnotes/references to this article are in the book.)