October 22, 2009
Special Swine Flu Update
Interview with Barb Loe Fisher, Founder of the National Vaccine Information Center
Please go HERE to read more and about an interview from 1977 on "60 Minutes"
Sebelius: Americans must get swine flu vaccination
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appealed anew Wednesday for widespread inoculation against a surging swine flu threat, calling the vaccine "safe and secure."
Sebelius unconditionally vouched for the safety of the vaccine, saying it "has been made exactly the same way seasonal vaccine has been made, year in and year out."
Appearing on morning news shows to step up the Obama administration's campaign for vaccinations, Sebelius said that "the adverse effects are minimal. ... We know it's safe and secure. ... This is definitely is a safe vaccine for people to get."
The following article by Edda West was published in 2005. Given the horrific threat of squalene laced vaccines for a mythical danger concocted in a lab, it is all the more relevant now. Please take time to read and share this post and the one that follows it.
This outstanding article details the mechanism of action, and the enormous dangers, of vaccines which contain squalene in any of its forms. But bare in mind as you read this clear, and enormously important article below, that the adjuvanted vaccine approved by the US Government on September 15, 2009, in the total absence of even a shred of safety testing, will contain 1 million times more squalene than even the deadly Vaccine A.
You may have encountered the squalene story before: how injected squalene, even a few molecules of injected squalene, causes the body to attack itself on a rampage of auto immune destruction like an army gone mad and turned on its country. And that is, in fact, exactly what triggered this onslaught of destruction: the US Department of Defense decided to experiment on its citizens, healthy young men and women who had made the terrible mistake of trusting their country to take care of them while they were willing to give their lives to defend it.
Instead, they were betrayed with unsafe vaccines for (or against, it depends on whom you asked) anthrax. The tragedy was that this was no experimental surprise which was revealed for the first time when the vaccine’s terrible consequences showed up over time. No, this adjuvant, or immune response enhancer molecule was known as “Freund’s Complete Adjuvant” and was used in animal experimentation to produce cataclysmic and lethal auto immune disorders in animals. 100% of the time when they were injected.
Fast forward to today’s news: On September 15, 2009 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the approval, in the total absence of any safety testing, of 4 new vaccines for the novel A/H1N1 Swine Flu virus which allegedly appeared in Mexico this past April for the very first time in the world’s history.
But wait! Patents for this vaccines “against” this very virus were applied for by Medimmune (parent company to Sanofi Aventis), Novartis and Baxter International. Baxter and Novartis applied for patents using squalene-based adjuvants. Baxter and Novartis’ adjuvant of choice is called MF59, detailed in the article below as a powerful – and highly toxic – squalene compound. GSK’s adjuvant, MLP(AS04) [also identified as AS03 in company statements and, like AS01 and 2, contains MLP, or, in simple terms, squalene] is also a powerful and literally poisonous auto immune stimulant made from squalene.
Baxter knows that, as far as immune enhancement to prevent disease goes, squalene adjuvants do not even work. So we have to wonder if – hard, strong and long, if the introduction of squalene has anything to do, anything at all, with the avowed goal of preventing a pandemic.
Quoting Investigative Report Jane Burgermeister,
“On July 13th, WHO ordered the inclusion of oil-in-water adjuvants in the “swine flu” H1N1 vaccines to be distributed throughout the world this autumn on the recommendation of its vaccine advisory panel, packed with Baxter and pharmaceutical executives, in spite of the fact that clinical studies published by Baxter’s own scientific team that patented the H1N1 vaccine demonstrate that such adjuvants are, at best, useless.
‘SAGE [WHO's advisory panel on Pandemic Vaccines, on which Baxter and other vaccine manufacturers sit - REL] recommended that promoting production and use of vaccines such as those that are formulated with oil-in-water adjuvants and live attenuated influenza vaccines was important,’ says the WHO pandemic briefing note.
In spite of the evidence that adjuvants are at best useless, vaccine companies such as Baxter and Novartis are rolling out vaccines which contain adjuvants like squalene (MF59), a substance added to the anthrax vaccine given to US soldiers, causing tens of thousands of Iraq Desert Storm soldiers to suffer permanent neurological damage.
Also, WHO is reported to have advised the use of “antigen sparing” protocols which means they are calling for the use of not much virus and lots of adjuvant.
The effects of adjuvants are so destructive to the human body that some people say that adjuvants are part of the next generation of biological or pharmacological warfare.”
A Glimpse into the Scary World of Vaccine Adjuvants
Adjuvants are formulated compounds, which when combined with vaccine antigens intensify the body’s immune response. They are used to elicit an early, high and long-lasting immune response. “The chemical nature of adjuvants, their mode of action and their reactions (side effect) are highly variable in terms of how they affect the immune system and how serious their adverse effects are due to the resultant hyperactivation of the immune system. While adjuvants enable the use of less *antigen to achieve the desired immune response and reduce vaccine production costs, with few exceptions, adjuvants are foreign to the body and cause adverse reactions”, writes Australian scientist Viera Scheibner Ph.D, (1)
The most common adjuvant for human use is an aluminum salt called alum derived from aluminum hydroxide, or aluminum phosphate. A quick read of the scientific literature reveals that the neurotoxic effects of aluminum were recognized 100 years ago. Aluminum is a neurotoxicant and has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. Prior to 1980, kidney patients undergoing long term dialysis treatments often suffered dialysis encephalopathy syndrome, the result of acute intoxication by the use of an aluminum-containing dialysate.
This is now avoided using modern techniques of water purification. In preterm infants, prolonged intravenous feeding with solutions containing aluminum is associated with impaired neurologic development. Scientists speculate that aluminum neurotoxicity may be related to cell damage via free radical production, impairment of glucose metabolism, and effects on nerve signal transduction. (2) Vaccines which contain both aluminum adjuvants and mercury based preservative, greatly magnify the neurotoxic effects. (3)
Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) is a muscle disease first identified in 1993, and has been linked to vaccines containing aluminum adjuvants. Muscle pain is the most frequent symptom which can be localized to the limbs or be more diffuse. Other symptoms include joint pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, fever, and muscle tenderness. The disorder is associated with an altered immune system in some, but not all patients. A study published in the journal Brain (2001) revealed that 50 out of 50 patients had received vaccines against hepatitis B virus (86%), hepatitis A virus (19%) or tetanus toxoid (58%), 3-96 months (median 36 months) before biopsy. “We conclude that the MMF lesion is secondary to intramuscular injection of aluminum hydroxide-containing vaccines, shows both long-term persistence of aluminum hydroxide and an ongoing local immune reaction, and is detected in patients with systemic symptoms which appeared subsequently to vaccination”, write the authors of the study. (4)
But aluminum’s neurotoxicity is of less concern to the vaccine industry than the fact that it elicits a lesser antibody response to the so called purer recombinant or synthetic antigens used in modern day vaccines than in older style live or killed whole organism vaccines. “This has created a major need for improved and more powerful adjuvants for use in these vaccines.” (5)
For decades, vaccine developers have been tinkering with various substances to trick the body into heightened immune responses. The most effective adjuvants are formulated with oils but have long been considered too reactive for use in humans. Immunologists have known for decades that a microscopic dose of even a few molecules of adjuvant injected into the body can cause disturbances in the immune system and have known since the1930’s that oil based adjuvants are particularly dangerous, which is why their use has been restricted to experiments with animals.
The classic oil based adjuvant called Freund’s Complete Adjuvant can cause permanent organ damage and irreversible disease – specifically autoimmune diseases. When scientists want to induce autoimmune disease in a lab animal, they inject it with Freund’s Complete Adjuvant, which causes great suffering and is considered by some too inhumane to even inject into animals.
Dr. Jules Freund creator of this oil based adjuvant warned in 1956 that animals injected with his formulation developed terrible, incurable conditions: allergic aspermatogenesis (stoppage of sperm production), experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (the animal version of MS), allergic neuritis (inflammation of the nerves that can lead to paralysis) and other severe autoimmune disorders. (6)
Adjuvants can break “tolerance”, meaning they can disable the immune system to the degree that it loses its ability to distinguish what is “self” from what is foreign. Normally, the immune system ignores the constituents of one’s own body. Immunologists call this “tolerance”. But if something happens to break “tolerance”, then the immune system turns relentlessly self-destructive, attacking the body it is supposed to defend. (6)
Scientists theorize that oil based adjuvants have the ability to “hyperactivate” the immune system, and in doing so, create chaos by inducing such an extremely powerful response that the immune system literally goes haywire and starts attacking elements it would normally ignore. (6)
Another theory has to do with “specificity”. One of the great distinguishing characteristics of the immune system is something akin to a highly sensitive innate intelligence that has evolved over eons to be able to respond very precisely to what it deems to be a threat to the body. Because the body contains many types of oily molecules and lipids, it may be that when an oil is injected, the immune system responds to it not only specifically, but with heightened intensity because the oil adjuvant resembles so closely the natural oils found in the body. A “cross reaction” then happens, sending the immune system into chaos destroying any oils found anywhere in the body that resemble the adjuvant oil. Demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis are an example of this destructive autoimmune process. (6)
To deepen one’s understanding of the shadowy world of vaccine development, award winning investigative journalist Gary Matsumoto’s new book is a “must read.” It documents the secret human medical experimentation conducted on American citizens by doctors and scientists working for the U.S. military. It is a book about “betrayal of the most fundamental rules of medical ethics; and betrayal of the basic duty of military and civilian leaders to protect the people they govern.” Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That’s Killing our Soldiers and Why GI’s are Only the First Victims, is a gripping read into the mad science world of the U.S. military’s biowarfare vaccine development program which, since 1987 has injected tens of thousands of U.S. troops with an experimental unlicensed anthrax vaccine containing squalene.
An oil based adjuvant, squalene has been known for decades to cause severe autoimmune diseases in laboratory animals. Writes Matsumoto, “The unethical experiments detailed in this book are ongoing, with little prospect of being self-limiting because they have been shielded from scrutiny and public accountability by national security concerns.” Reading this book, one gets a permanent chill in the spine as we glimpse the “writing on the wall” of what is to come. (6,7)
“When UCLA Medical School’s Michael Whitehouse and Frances Beck injected squalene combined with other materials into rats and guinea pigs back in the 1970’s, few oils were more effective at causing the animal versions of arthritis and multiple sclerosis”, writes Matsumoto. In 1999, Dr. Johnny Lorentzen, an immunologist at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute proved that on injection, “otherwise benign molecules like squalene can stimulate a self-destructive immune response”, even though they occur naturally in the body.
Other research institutes have also shown that the immune system makes antibodies to squalene, but only after it is injected (6) We now know that squalene, added to boost immune response in a formulation known as MF59, is the secret ingredient in certain lots of experimental anthrax vaccine that has caused devastating autoimmune diseases and death in countless Gulf War vets (Canadian, British and Australian troops were also injected with squalene laced vaccine), and continues to be used today.
There is 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”, writes Matsumoto. These three illnesses have been proven to be caused by this oil, but there is an additional long list of autoimmune diseases associated with squalene injection into humans. (6)
“There are now data in more than two dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers, from ten different laboratories in the U.S., 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. (6)
Long List of Side Effects Referring to squalene in her extensive article on adjuvants, Dr. Scheibner writes, “This adjuvant contributed to the cascade of reactions called “Gulf War syndrome”, documented in the soldiers involved in the Gulf War. The symptoms they developed included 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, anemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhea, night sweats and low-grade fevers. (1)
Matsumoto punctuates his book with poignant interviews of military personnel who suffered many of these extreme and devastating syndromes, all of whom tested positive for anti-squalene antibodies which has become THE definitive marker for people who have been injected with this adjuvant and who have gone on to develop catastrophic diseases.
Immunologist, Dr. Pamela Asa was the first person to recognize that the autoimmune diseases she was seeing in military personnel mirrored those in experimental animals injected with oil formulated adjuvants. When she met a patient with similar autoimmune symptoms who had participated in an experimental herpes vaccine trial, who also knew he had been injected with MF59, a squalene adjuvant being used as a ‘placebo’ in that study, everything began to fall into place.
Pam Asa contacted Dr. Robert Garry, a leading virologist at Tulane University Medical School, whose specialty is developing antibody tests and asked him to develop a test for the detection of anti-squalene antibodies – a test that ultimately became the most important forensic and diagnostic tool identifying patients whose autoimmune diseases followed injection with squalene laced anthrax vaccine. (6)
Juxtaposed to heart wrenching testimonies of shattered health and ruined lives is the military’s defiant stonewall and denial that a squalene laced anthrax vaccine was injected into thousands of its people without their informed consent – this despite the fact that the FDA and independent researchers have tested and identified varying amounts of squalene in specific lots of the vaccine.
Even more stunning is the fact that by 1997, hundreds of millions of dollars had already been spent testing vaccines formulated with squalene adjuvants by leading research institutes like NIH (National Institutes of Health) who tested its efficacy in HIV vaccines, the National Cancer Institute who for nearly two decades conducted research with squalene-boosted vaccines, and the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) had been testing it in animals since 1988 and began human clinical trials in1991. Nineteen of NIAID’s 23 trials were for prototype HIV vaccines. Writes Matsumoto, ” Squalene adjuvants are a key ingredient in a whole new generation of vaccines intended for mass immunization around the globe.” (6)
Immune System Sees Squalene as an Enemy to Attack Researchers at Tulane Medical School and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research “have both proven that the immune system responds specifically to the squalene molecule. Squalene’s pathway through the body has been tracked with a radioactive tracer in animals by none other than Chiron, (well known flu vaccine manufacturer) and maker of MF59, the squalene-based adjuvant, now also a component of FLUAD, an Italian influenza vaccine. (6)
The immune system does in fact “see” squalene and recognizes it as an oil molecule native to the body. The key is “route of administration”. As Gary Matsumoto says, “Squalene is not just a molecule found in a knee or elbow – it is found throughout the nervous system and the brain.” When it is injected into the body, the immune system sees it as an enemy to be attacked and eliminated.(6)
As any immunologist will tell you, the way an antigen encounters the immune system makes all the difference. You can eat squalene – no problem as it is an oil the body can easily digest. But studies in animals and humans show that injecting squalene will “galvanize the immune system into attacking it, which can produce a self-destructive cross reaction against the same molecule in the places where it occurs naturally in the body – and where it is critical to the health of the nervous system.” (6)
This phenomenon is also known as ‘molecular mimicry’, where the immune system forms antibodies against one of its own structures and will continue to attack the ’self’ molecule in the body that resembles the one in the germ, or as is the case with squalene, an identical substance that is naturally present in the body. Once this self-destructive process begins, it never stops as the body continues to make the molecule the immune system is now trained to attack.
Another example involving autoimmune ‘molecular mimicry’ is when the immune system has been sensitized to attack myelin, the insulating fatty coating around nerve fibers which insures the smooth relay of nerve signals. The body would continue to make myelin in order to replenish and repair the protective sheath around its nerve endings. But says Matsumoto, “In the act of doing so, the body immunizes itself against itself, administering over and over again what amounts to a booster dose of something that the immune system now wants to get rid of. This vital constituent (myelin) is now the enemy, and the immune system is now programmed to obliterate it in an endless loop of self-destruction” – the process involved in MS (multiple sclerosis), and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).(6)
Immunologist Dr. Bonnie Dunbar has also done extensive research on the mechanisms of injury inflicted by hepatitis B vaccine and has observed similar autoimmune processes involving molecular mimicry in people who developed devastating neuroimmune syndromes after injection with this vaccine. (11)
Molecular Mimicry as a Bio-Weapon Matsumoto reports that Soviet bioweaponeers used the principal of molecular mimicry in the 1980’s to engineer a ‘designer disease’ that would attack myelin. By splicing a fragment of myelin basic protein into legionella bacterium, they created what amounted to a living “nano-bomb”, which they injected into guinea pigs. What they found was that the immune system quickly cleared the legionella bacterium, but the myelin molecule, smuggled in by this microbial “Trojan horse” initiated a second wave of disease which caused experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, the animal version of MS. The Soviets recognized this creation for what it was – a biological time bomb!!
“Squalene is a kind of trigger for the real biological weapon: the immune system. When the immune system’s full repertoire of cells and antibodies start attacking the tissues they are supposed to protect, the results can be catastrophic,” writes Matsumoto. His assessment is seconded by Dr. Pam Asa – “Oil adjuvants are the most insidious chemical weapon ever devised.” (6)
Wild Thing's comment..........
Sebelius can go to hell.
This is completely illegal. The government cannot force you take their drugs.
Well everyone, we have the government that our Founding Fathers warned us about.
....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
Posted by Wild Thing at October 22, 2009 05:47 AM
We see that Obama may use this as a reason to call for an "emergency" and call for martial law and pull a coup over Americans. Let's quarantine them in their homes, keep them from working for the public "good." Who's to say that the swine flu is even really out there and that it's as bad as they say it is?
Posted by: Lynn at October 22, 2009 08:25 AM
Got my seasonal flu shot Monday. That will do for me. I am not going to chance the swine flu shot.
Posted by: TomR at October 22, 2009 12:25 PM
If we start the rumor that, the Swine-flu Vaccine is made from Pork Penis, maybe the muzzies won't get it and be unprotected.
My daughter just called me from Buffalo, half their school, High School, is out with the flu, already. She's at the doctor's now with the youngest they both have it.
So much for visiting at Christmas time.
Posted by: Mark at October 22, 2009 02:40 PM
I haven't taken it, don't plan to. These nimrods on the North Slope might force it on us but, so far, haven't heard such.
There is one poor soul quarantined (H1N1) in a mobile camp up here. We've been in a blow for the past 2 days. Hope they remembered him over there.
Posted by: Jim at October 22, 2009 06:41 PM
Why were the pharmaceutical Execs at the vaccine distribution panel meeting ? That by itself is curious. According to reports only the H1n1 vaccine can protect against Swine flu. But for the seasonal flu they use tami flu sold over the counter. Today my granddaughters were treated with Tamiflu for the swine flu, so who is trying to BS who.
According to CDC, 1 in 5 Children have come down with this virus, this month and so many have tragically died from the virus. There is so much 'disinformation' going around it is like they are trying to create confusion not quell it.
In New York it was mandated that all Health Care Workers be vaccinated, this mandate was lifted, State Supreme Court ruled that out. Now it is optional.
To me it seems like so much fear mongering to create a panic for the sole purpose to induce the Soutpiel puppet to do something drastic. somebody mentioned Martial Law, this could be a start.
Posted by: Mark at October 22, 2009 09:35 PM
Mark, I am so sorry. I hope they will be
I agree too about the fear mongering.
Posted by: Wild Thing at October 23, 2009 02:57 AM