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Swine flu vaccine linked to child narcolepsy: EU watchdog 21 Sep 2012 A swine flu vaccine used in 2009-10 is linked to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in children and teens in Sweden and Finland, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Friday. The EU agency studied the effects of the Pandemrix vaccine on children in eight European countries after Sweden and Finland reported higher incidences of narcolepsy among children who were inoculated with the vaccine during the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and 2010.

Heads up! Officials call for 'universal' flu vaccination strategy 14 Sep 2012 For the third consecutive year, state and federal health officials are advocating a "universal" vaccination strategy to combat the seasonal flu. That means that everyone, 6 months and older, should get a flu shot, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "People should get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available," said Dr. Brooke Rossheim, director of the Rappahannock Area Health District. [US lunatics want to force pharma-terrorists' mercury-laden vaccines on us to 'fight' the pandemics they're creating for profit. (And because they're sociopaths.)]

Two Mutations Can Transform A Swine Flu Virus 11 Sep 2012 Scientists [authors of a report published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences] detail how a swine flu virus currently circulating in Korea - without apparently making the pigs sick - quickly changed into a deadly flu virus when it was put into ferrets. Once in ferrets, the virus acquired two new mutations that somehow conferred unusual virulence. Infected ferrets died within 10 days and transmitted the virus easily to other animals in respiratory droplets. The mutations occurred in all three ferrets infected with the Korean pig virus. [Yes, and I'm sure they're busy little bees *making it happen* so the pharma-terrorists can make a killing on the vaccines.]

Michigan gets 1st case of swine flu related to fairs 16 Aug 2012 The first case of the flu virus H3N2, also known as H3N2v, has been detected in Michigan, adding to the national spike in cases. The Michigan case is believed to have been transmitted by an Ingham County fair pig to a Washtenaw County child. The case was mild, and the child didn't require hospitalization, said Angela Minicuci, spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Community Health. State lab tests will be sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for final confirmation.

New flu virus can pass from pigs to people 03 Aug 2012 A new influenza strain sickened at least 12 people last week. All cases involved recent contact with pigs at agricultural fairs. Hawaii and Indiana each has one case, and 10 were linked to last week's Butler County Fair in Ohio. Four other cases have been linked to a county fair in Indiana that ran July 8-14. The new flu goes by the name influenza A (H3N2) variant, or H3N2v, and was first identified in humans a year ago, says Joseph Bresee of the CDC Influenza Division.

9 Ohio swine flu cases confirmed 02 Aug 2012 Health officials investigating illnesses linked to a southwest Ohio county fair confirmed a strain of swine flu in nine cases Thursday and said it matches the virus that infected several people recently at an Indiana fair. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed an H3N2 variant flu virus in nine of 10 suspected Ohio cases. The 10 were among as many as 41 people who became sick with symptoms like those of swine flu and whose illnesses were linked to the Butler County Fair, which ended last weekend.

Deadly Seal Flu Virus Poses Threat to Humans --Strain closely related to one circulating in North American birds since 2002 30 Jul 2012 Seal flu could pose a new threat to human health, scientists have warned. A new flu virus identified in American harbour seals has the potential to pass to other mammals, including humans, say experts. The H3N8 strain was discovered after the death of 162 New England harbour seals last year. Post-mortem examinations of five of the animals showed they were killed by a flu infection.

DARPA's Blue Angel - Pentagon prepares millions of vaccines against future global flu 28 Jul 2012 The Pentagon's DARPA lab has announced a milestone, but it doesn't involve drones or death missiles. Scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency say they've produced 10 million doses of an influenza vaccine in only one month's time. In a press release issued by the agency's office this week, scientists with DARPA say they've reach an important step in being able to combat spread a flu pandemic that might someday decimate the Earth's population. By working with the Medicago Inc. vaccine company, the Pentagon's cutting edge research lab says that they've used a massive harvest of tobacco plants to help produce a plethora of flu-fighting vaccines. [Am I the *only one* wondering: WHY is the *Pentagon* manufacturing vaccines? You would have to be *out of your mind* to allow an injection of *anything* concocted by the Pentagon!]

Millions of Birds Dead, Killed in Mexico Flu Outbreak --H7N3 virus detected at 34 farms, 199 farms still under evaluation 25 Jul 2012 Some 4.9 million birds have died since the outbreak of bird flu started five weeks ago at farms in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. All of the birds are hens that either died from the illness or were destroyed to prevent the spread of the H7N3 virus, the National Food Health, Safety and Quality Service, or Senasica, said.

Gunmen Attack UN Polio Doctor in Pakistan 17 Jul 2012 Gunmen opened fire on a United Nations vehicle in the southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday, seriously wounding a Ghanaian doctor who was part of an urgent campaign to eradicate spread polio from Pakistan. The attack was a further blow to the three-day polio vaccination drive, which had already been stymied in some parts of the country by Taliban threats. The Taliban also claimed that the vaccination campaign was a cover for American espionage, and referred to Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor hired by the Central Intelligence Agency to help track 'Osama bin Laden' in early 2011, who had also worked on polio vaccination.

H1N1 vaccine linked to potentially fatal nervous system condition: study 11 Jul 2012 The swine flu vaccine used during the [lab-generated] pandemic may increase the risk nervous system disorder that causes temporary paralysis almost three fold, a study has found. Researchers in Canada have found that for every million doses of the H1N1 pandemic vaccine that were administered in 2009/10 there were two extra cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome which can be fatal in extreme cases. It was found the increased risk was between 12 per cent and three fold, due to small numbers involved.

C.I.A. Vaccine Ruse May Have Harmed the War on Polio 10 Jul 2012 After the ruse by Dr. Shakil Afridi was revealed by a British newspaper a year ago, angry villagers, especially in the lawless tribal areas on the Afghan border, chased off 'legitimate' vaccinators, accusing them of being spies. And then, late last month, Taliban commanders in two districts banned polio vaccination teams, saying they could not operate until the United States ended its drone strikes. One cited Dr. Afridi, who is serving a 33-year sentence imposed by a tribal court, as an example of how the C.I.A. could use the campaign to cover espionage. Rumors about polio vaccine abound: that it is a Western plot to sterilize girls, that it is unclean under Islamic law, that it contains the AIDS virus. ['A rumor is just a premature fact.' The US wants to weaken the populations in Afghanistan and Pakistan so that it's easier for the US to steal resources and install controllable regimes. That's why US assassination drones kill civilians daily. --LRP]

China reports bird flu outbreak --Outbreak occurred June 20 but was confirmed as H5N1 bird flu Monday - Ministry 03 Jul 2012 Authorities in China's remote northwestern region of Xinjiang have culled more than 150,000 chickens following an outbreak of bird flu, officials said. The outbreak of the H5N1 strain of avian flu initially killed 1,600 chickens and sickened about 5,500, the agriculture ministry said late Monday. In an effort to contain the disease, agricultural authorities quarantined the area and culled 156,439 chickens, according to the ministry.

Bird flu outbreak hits chicken farms in Mexico 02 Jul 2012 An outbreak of avian flu in western Mexico has killed at least 870,000 poultry birds since its detection last month but poses no threat to humans, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. The H7N3 flu was detected in two municipalities in the state of Jalisco, Mexico's largest chicken farming region, and authorities have been working quickly to contain the outbreak, a statement from the ministry said. As a cautionary measure, authorities declared a national animal health emergency on Monday. The ministry has ordered vaccinations from Asia and is also developing their own drugs domestically to combat the flu.

CDC considers having U.S. Army scientists check on bioterror labs 26 Jun 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering having U.S. Army scientists or another outside agency inspect its bioterror labs in the wake of a USA TODAY report this month. USA TODAY reported that the agency's $214 million Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory in Atlanta has had repeated problems with airflow systems designed to prevent the release of infectious agents. The lab, also called Building 18, has a secure, high-containment block where experiments can be done on anthrax, monkeypox, dangerous strains of flu and other agents that have the potential to be used as bioterror weapons [by USociopaths].

2009 swine flu outbreak was 15 times deadlier: study 26 Jun 2012 The swine flu pandemic of 2009 killed an estimated 284,500 people, some 15 times the number confirmed by laboratory tests at the time, according to a new study by an international group of scientists. The study, published on Tuesday in the London-based journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, said the toll might have been even higher - as many as 579,000 people. The original count, compiled by the World Health Organization, put the number at 18,500.

Bird Flu Paper Is Published After Debate 22 Jun 2012 The more controversial of two papers describing how the lethal H5N1 bird flu could be made easier to spread was published Thursday, six months after a scientific advisory board suggested that the papers' most potentially dangerous data be censored. The paper, by scientists at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, identified five mutations apparently necessary to make the bird flu virus spread easily among ferrets, which catch the same flus that humans do... The Dutch team artificially introduced three mutations.

Bird flu virus is just THREE mutations away from making the leap into a deadly human pandemic --'Their work was highly controversial because they manipulated viruses in the lab to produce the new mutated strains.' 22 Jun 2012 After studying 15 years of data on bird flu viruses in the wild, researchers said some strains were already part way along the road to acquiring just thee more mutations needed to change into a form that could cause a devastating human pandemic. 'The remaining... mutations could evolve in a single human host, making a virus evolving in nature a potentially serious threat,' Derek Smith of Britain's University of Cambridge, who led the research, told reporters. Two earlier studies by researchers in the United States and Europe have found that with as few as five mutations, H5N1 flu can become transmissible in the air between mammals, including potentially from person to person.

Flu vaccine production methods triggered seizures: CSL 21 Jun 2012 Australian drug giant CSL has admitted its vaccine production methods probably triggered seizures in children, in the first results from its two-year investigation into the Fluvax fits. But CSL refused to say yesterday if it would pay compensation to the families of children hospitalised after being immunised with Fluvax, which has been banned for pediatric use after sending one in 100 children into febrile fits in 2010. The preliminary results of CSL's two-year investigation conclude that its manufacturing methods may have failed to fully split the viruses used to make flu vaccines. As a result, gene fragments and lipids from "inactivated virus" -- as well as "residual whole virus or clusters of both" -- may have created higher levels of immune-stimulating hormones, known as cytokines.

Pakistanis blame CIA for fresh polio cases 15 Jun 2012 Dr Shakil Afridi, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison on May 23 on charges of treason, is said to have helped the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States track down bin Laden by collecting DNA samples from selected residents in the cantonment town of Abbottabad. Afridi's role appears to have exacerbated suspicions among people in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that polio vaccinations are part of a US conspiracy to render their children infertile. "This is a program by the US to cut the population of the Muslims and weaken them to a point that they become incapacitated to defend Islam," Qari Mohammad Akram, a resident of FATA's Bajaur agency, told IPS over telephone. "Last week, parents refused to allow vaccination in South Waziristan agency, saying they would prefer to have electricity, paved roads and clean drinking water first," Dr Muhammad Khalid of the expanded program on immunization (EPI) in the FATA, told IPS.

H5N1 bird flu reported in NW China 06 Jun 2012 China's northwestern Gansu province has reported an outbreak of the highly epidemic H5N1 bird flu virus in poultry, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced Wednesday. More than 6,200 chickens at a farm in a village in Luyang, a town in Jingtai county, showed symptoms of suspected avian flu Friday, and 260 of them have died, according to the MOA. The National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory on Tuesday confirmed the epidemic was H5N1 bird flu after testing samples collected at the farm, the MOA said.

Designer Flu: How scientists made a killer virus airborne 02 Jun 2012 Last summer, scientists performed an experiment that could have been ripped from the script of a Hollywood thriller. Sealed off in high-tech laboratories in the Netherlands and Wisconsin, researchers transformed one of the world's most deadly viruses, transmissible by direct contact, into versions capable of spreading through the air... Merely swapping hemagglutinins wasn't enough to make the composite virus into an airborne infectious flu in ferrets, though. [Wisconsin] Researchers helped the virus along by transferring it directly from one ferret to another. At least four changes to the molecule were needed to make the virus readily transmit via airborne droplets, the researchers found.

UK lunatics want to force pharma-terrorists' mercury-laden vaccines on all children to fight the pandemics they're creating: Vaccinate all school children against flu: experts --Children already receive 12 jabs 'against' eight diseases by the time they start school. 30 May 2012 All children should be vaccinated against flu from the age of five to stop them spreading the illness among their families, government advisers have said. Under the plans a new universial vaccination programme could start in the autumn of 2014 with a nasal spray vaccine, called Fluenz, that avoids the use of needles. Schoolchildren from the age of five would be vaccinated every year.

CIA Pakistan doctor accused of sexual assault and stealing --Afridi came to Abbottabad to carry out a vaccination campaign apparently at CIA's behest 28 May 2012 The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find 'Osama bin Laden' faced accusations of corruption and other wrongdoing long before he was captured by Pakistani intelligence agents and then jailed for 33 years for treason. In interviews over the weekend, several current and former Pakistani officials described the doctor, Shakil Afridi, as a hard-drinking womanizer who had faced accusations of sexual assault, harassment and stealing. They said his main obsession was making easy money. According to a 2002 Pakistan health department document seen by Reuters, Afridi was deemed to be corrupt and unreliable and unfit for government service. [LOL! Unfit for government service except US government service.]

List of Keywords and Phrases DHS Uses to Monitor Social Networking Sites and Online Media for Signs of Terrorism and Threats Posted by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org (I'm sure, also a keyword.) --Words included in DHS 2011 'Analyst's Desktop Binder'. 27 May 2012 'Snow' 'Blizzard' 'H1N1' 'Vaccine'. Whoops! I'm now under surveillance.

Dutch Authorities Detect Bird Flu at Turkey Farm in Limburg 18 Mar 2012 Dutch authorities will cull 42,7000 fowl today after a variant of the H5 avian influenza was found at a turkey farm in Kelpen-Oler in Limburg, the Netherlands. Authorities are investigating whether the strain is low or highly pathogenic, the government said in a statement last night.

New strain of flu found in bats --'And even though they don't have all the answers yet, infectious disease experts say just knowing this strain exists is giving them a head start at creating a vaccine.' 06 Mar 2012 The blockbuster movie "Contagion" showed just how easy it is for an emerging disease to spread across the world. Now, some say the cause of that fictional flu is at least one step closer to reality. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking creating something new. It's not the bird flu. Not swine flu. But rather, the bat flu. Researchers in Guatemala 'found' a new strain of influenza in bats and are now watching to see how and if it can transmit to humans. Bats are known to carry emerging diseases.

Mystery Illness Kills Three in Maryland Family --'We have to wonder if it may be a mutant strain of flu virus.' 06 Mar 2012 Three members of a Maryland family died after contracting severe respiratory illnesses and a third family member is hospitalized in critical condition, the Calvert County Health Department announced Tuesday. Officials are trying to identify the illness that killed an 81-year-old woman and two of her children, both in their 50s, who cared for her in her home in Lusby. Another of the woman's children is seriously ill at Washington Medical Center. "The first thing that comes to mind is influenza," said Dr. William Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. "But when they're a cluster like this, we have to wonder if it may be a mutant strain of flu virus. There's been some concern about a swine flu variant."

Scientists report first evidence of flu in bats 29 Feb 2012 For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear. The surprising discovery of genetic fragments of a flu virus is the first well-documented report of it in the winged mammals. About five years ago, Russian virologists claimed finding flu in bats, but they never offered evidence. If the virus mingled with more common forms of influenza, it could swap genes and mutate into something more dangerous, a scenario at the heart of the global flu epidemic movie "Contagion." [Yes, and US bioterrorists are busy little bees, hoping life will imitate art.]

CDC Warns That New Swine Flu Strain Has 'Pandemic Potential' [Yeah, especially when you make it so.] 22 Feb 2012 A paper published Tuesday by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control suggests a new swine flu virus has the potential to cause an outbreak. The A(H3N2)v swine flu strain that has infected at least 18 Americans since Sept. 2010 has shown the potential for human-to-human transmission. According to the paper, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the H3N2 strains "resemble viruses with pandemic potential." Terrence Tumpey, one of the authors of the study, says the current seasonal flu vaccine won't protect against this swine flu strain, although he says the CDC is working on creating a vaccine for swine flu variants such as the one he studied.

NSC wants rules on research that could lead to biological weapons 18 Feb 2012 The National Security Council is moving to exert greater federal control over scientific studies of highly lethal diseases and toxins in the face of mounting fears that the research could be used by terrorists and rogue states [aka the US], according to people with knowledge of the process. Under the NSC's guidance, the government plans to issue guidelines for research grants that would give agencies the authority to delay or restrict publication of findings they considered susceptible to "dual use" by terrorists or enemy states. "From our standpoint, it seems unreasonable for there to be approval of our research at every step of the way … and then, once we have completed critically important experiments, to have an outside group conclude we should not publish," said Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of virology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, who helped touch off the controversy with his work on the H5N1 bird flu.

Bird flu research to be published in full 17 Feb 2012 Two studies reporting what makes the H5N1 bird flu virus transmissible in mammals should be published fully, with no details left out, say flu experts meeting at the World Health Organisation in Geneva... The decision to publish comes just a few short weeks after the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), the US's top biosecurity panel, asked these virologists not to publish the research in detail. The NSABB worried that bioterrorists would use the information to make dangerous, transmissible H5N1 - or that other, less careful researchers would repeat the work and let the virus get away.

Decision time for researchers of deadly bird flu 14 Feb 2012 When 22 bird flu experts meet at the World Health Organization this week, they will be tasked with deciding just how far scientists should go in creating lethal mutant viruses in the name of research. The hurriedly assembled meeting is designed to try to settle an unprecedented row over a call to ban publication of two scientific studies which detail how to mutate H5N1 bird flu viruses into a form that could cause a deadly human pandemic. But experts say whatever the outcome, no amount of censorship, global regulation or shutting down of research projects could stop rogue scientists [USociopaths] getting the tools to create and release a pandemic H5N1 virus if they were intent on evil.

Air NZ flu flight scare 'an overreaction' --The Ministry of Health and Auckland Regional Public Health Service have refused to release information on the incident. 13 Feb 2012 Passengers are downplaying a health scare that sparked a major response from officials at Auckland International Airport today. Auckland hospitals were on standby and medical staff were called on to assess the health of 73 passengers reportedly suffering flu-like symptoms who were on board the Air New Zealand flight that landed in Auckland at 9.20am. Authorities feared passengers had arrived carrying the H3N2 flu virus that is currently sweeping Japan.

Air New Zealand plane quarantined in Auckland after 73 passengers fall ill --TVNZ reported none of the passengers have been allowed to leave the plane. Two crews are on board and wearing protective gear. 13 Feb 2012 An Air New Zealand plane has been quarantined after landing at Auckland Airport carrying children with flu-like symptoms, TVNZ reported. The Boeing 777-200 landed in Auckland this morning local time, with 274 passengers from Narita International Airport outside Tokyo. A group of 73 passengers, including children, were suffering from the flu-like symptoms.

No way of stopping leak of deadly new flu, says terror chief --US biosecurity board expert warns against details of H5N1 bird flu getting into wrong hands [i.e., theirs] 08 Feb 2012 The bioterrorism expert responsible for censoring scientific research which could lead to the creation of a devastating pandemic has admitted the information "is going to get out" eventually. Professor Paul Keim, chairman of the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, controversially recommended that researchers be stopped from publishing the precise mutations needed to transform the H5N1 strain of birdflu virus into a human-transmissible version. In an interview with The Independent, he argued it had been necessary to limit the release of the scientific details because of fears that terrorists [US, UK governments] may use the information to create their own H5N1 virus that could be spread easily between people.

US bioterrorists creating ultimate false flag: Bird flu mutation sparks fears of deadly pandemic 04 Feb 2012 A group of US scientists warns that current research runs the risk of releasing a virus that could kill half the world's population. At a public meeting at the New York Academy of Sciences on Thursday night, some of the country's leading virus experts debated the censorship of research into bird flu. Scientists are observing a 60-day moratorium on research into the virus, after two groups found a way to make it infectious by airborne transmission. An outbreak of this virus could be worse than the 1918 Spanish flu that killed tens of millions of people, warned Professor Michael Osterholm, who has led research into previous dangerous outbreaks.

Bird flu mutation studies dangerous 25 Jan 2012 A scientist researching a potentially highly lethal airborne version of the H5N1 bird flu virus said on Wednesday he must be allowed to pursue his studies if deadly pandemics are to be prevented. Despite declaring last week a 60-day moratorium on the studies to allay security fears, Yoshihiro Kawaoka argued in a commentary in the journal Nature it was urgent and vital that his work continue. Kawaoka, of Tokyo University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States, is a lead researcher on one of two recent studies showing how H5N1 can be transmitted through airborne droplets, and his work is at the centre of an international row over whether its findings should be censored.

Epidemic fears see bird flu doctors halt research 21 Jan 2012 Influenza experts have agreed to a two-month voluntary ban on research into a highly dangerous strain of bird-flu virus because of fears that it may escape from their laboratories to cause a global human epidemic. In a joint letter to the journals Science and Nature, 39 researchers from around the world emphasise that their laboratories are safe and secure but they nevertheless acknowledge that there is grave public concern about the accidental or deliberate release of an "airborne" strain of H5N1 avian influenza which could be transmitted easily between people.

Bioterror fears halt research on mutant bird flu 20 Jan 2012 Scientists who created a more deadly strain of bird flu have temporarily stopped their research amid fears it could be used by bioterrorists. In a letter published in Science and Nature, the researchers call for an "international forum" to debate the risks and value of the studies. US authorities last month asked the authors of the research to redact key details in forthcoming publications. A government advisory panel suggested the data could be used by terrorists. [In psychology, we call that projection.]

More labs close to deadly bird flu mutations: researcher 19 Jan 2012 An international debate over whether to censor new research on bird flu may soon prove academic, as other laboratories close in on similar findings showing how one of the most deadly viruses could mutate to be transmitted from one person to another. Bird flu is already one of the most deadly, though it can only be acquired through contact with infected birds. The potential for it to pass between people, through sneezes and coughs, sparks fears of a global pandemic worse than the 1918-19 Spanish flu outbreak that killed an estimated 20 million to 40 million people.

Cambodian toddler dies from bird flu: WHO 18 Jan 2012 A two-year-old Cambodian boy has died from bird flu, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, in the country's first fatality from the virus this year. The child, from northwestern Banteay Meanchey province, fell ill on January 3 and was taken to hospital where he tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza. He died on January 18, the WHO said on Thursday. "The boy is the 19th person in Cambodia to become infected with the H5N1 virus; to date, 17 of these cases have died from complications of the disease," the UN health agency said on its website.

Obama's Office, CIA repeatedly accessed CLG H5N1 'secret lab' article Posted by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 17 Jan 2012 Executive Office of the President, U.S. government agencies and 'friends' such as The Boeing Co., have accessed "Kobe University lab creates 'novel' H5N1 in 'secret' lab" by Robert S. Finnegan. Barack Obama's Office accessed the article multiple times, according to CLG website logs.

Kobe University lab creates 'novel' H5N1 in 'secret' lab --Emails from Kobe virologist and H5N1-H1N1 virus creator, Teridah Ernala Ginting --Story in e-mails: Kobe University PhD student Teridah Ernala confesses to creating H1N1-H5N1 "novel" viruses; Yoshihiro Kawaoka's virus thief Akiko Makino lies to Indonesian authorities to avoid arrest for attempted smuggling of H5N1 out of Indonesia, gives authorities another university as research facility she works for By Robert S. Finnegan 05 Jan 2012 This young Indonesian "scientist" through the years of our contact revealed to me the inner-workings of her "secret" lab at Kobe University and a new BSL-4 in Tokyo that was working on H5N1 and H1N1 viruses, among others. Kobe University does NOT officially have a BSL-4 lab, and yet this microbiologist was assigned by her professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka to work on recombinant H5N1 and H1N1 in a "secret" (her words) lab at their facility.

Killer flu doctors: US censorship is a danger to science --Dutch lab that created deadly bird flu virus attacks America for redacting its research. 16 Jan 2012 America should not be allowed to dominate the debate over who controls sensitive scientific information that could be misused in biowarfare terrorism, say the scientists who created a highly dangerous form of bird-flu virus in a study that has been partially censored by the US government. Ron Fouchier and Ab Osterhaus of Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam accept recommendations by the US government's National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, which said key details of their US-funded research should not be published because [US] bioterrorists may use the information to cause a bird-flu pandemic.

Fears over outbreak after 12 infected with new swine flu strain in U.S. 12 Jan 2012 Twelve Americans have been reported infected with a mutating and now possibly human-to-human transmitted form of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus called H3N2v. An investigation undertaken by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that human infections of these viruses followed contact with swine as well as through 'limited human-to-human transmission.' 'While there is no evidence that sustained human-to-human transmission is occurring, all influenza viruses have the capacity to change and it's possible that this virus may become widespread,' the CDC explained through their website.

DHS command center monitors websites that cover bird flu, cybercrime --The monitoring scheme also features a five-page list of websites the Department's command center expected to be monitoring. 11 Jan 2012 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, according to a government document. A "privacy compliance review" issued by DHS last November says that since at least June 2010, its national operations center has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" which involves regular monitoring of "publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards." Among blogs and aggregators on the list are ABC News' investigative blog "The Blotter;" blogs that cover bird flu [LOL! Have at it, maggots]; several blogs related to news and activity along U.S. borders (DHS runs border and immigration agencies); blogs that cover drug trafficking and cybercrime; and websites that follow wildfires in Los Angeles and hurricanes. [Yes, I see dhs.gov, dia.mil, treas.gov, usdoj.gov, quantico.nmci.usmc.mil, etc., in the CLG logs frequently. (Dhs.gov and dia.mil are in the logs almost daily.) I hope you enjoy the CLG's treasure-trove of bird flu articles, as CLG has asserted for years that the US government, Baxter pharma-terrorists, etc., have been the busiest of little bees trying to get a bird flu pandemic party started. See, for example: Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor By Lori Price 26 Apr 2009.]

China calls for calm after man dies from bird flu --Shenzhen Disease Control Centre still trying to find out where man acquired virus 01 Jan 2012 Health authorities in southern China are urging residents not to panic after a man who contracted the bird flu virus died at the weekend, the official Xinhua news agency said Monday. The man, surnamed Chen, died on Saturday in Shenzhen -- a boomtown that borders Hong Kong where thousands of chickens have already been culled after three birds tested positive for the H5N1 avian influenza virus in mid-December.

CDC: We are tracking swine flu virus in five states and we expect more [LOL! Of course you do, since you created it.] 24 Dec 2011 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it has identified the second case of human infection of swine flu. Since August, 12 people have been infected with the virus, called H3N2, in Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. CDC officials announced that they found another case of human infection with a swine-origin H3N2 virus, this time in a child from West Virginia.

U.S. finds new human infection with swine H3N2 flu --H3N2 case is 12th in five states reported in U.S. since this new virus first spotted in July 23 Dec 2011 U.S. public health officials have found another case of human infection with a swine-origin H3N2 virus, this time in a child from West Virginia. And they also reported finding a human infection with a new swine influenza virus never before seen in humans, in a person in Wisconsin who had contact with pigs. The investigation into West Virginia case suggests the child was infected by another person and that some amount of human-to-human spread of the [US-created] virus took place in the unnamed community where the child lives, according to details released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Too late to contain killer flu science, say experts --US government's hopes of suppressing details of [its] controversial research may be doomed, say scientists 22 Dec 2011 Attempts to suppress details of the controversial experiments that have created a highly infectious form of bird flu virus are likely to fail, according to scientists familiar with the research. The US government has asked two scientific journals to refrain from publishing key parts of research on the H5N1 strain of bird flu to prevent the information falling into the hands of [US] terrorists intent on recreating the same flu strain for use as a bioweapon. However, scientists said the plea comes too late because the information has already been shared widely among flu researchers.

Scientists defend 'Armageddon virus' secrecy 22 Dec 2011 Top US scientists have defended their bid to stop details of a mutant bird flu virus from being published and called for global co-operation to ward off an uncontrollable pandemic. Meanwhile, scientists involved in the experiments said they were co-operating with government officials and the editors of the journals Science and Nature to pare down their research for publication in the coming weeks. The controversy arose when two separate research teams - one in the Netherlands and the other in the United States - separately found ways to alter the H5N1 avian influenza so it could pass easily between mammals.

U.S. Asks Journals to Censor Articles on Bird Flu Virus [Right, they can't reveal that the US is working on a killer virus to what, wipe out the 99%?] 21 Dec 2011 For the first time ever, a government advisory board is asking scientific journals not to publish details of certain biomedical experiments, for fear that the information could be used by terrorists to create deadly viruses and touch off epidemics. In the experiments, conducted in the United States [of course] and the Netherlands, scientists created a highly transmissible form of a deadly flu virus. It was an ominous step, because easy transmission can lead the virus to spread all over the world. The work was done in ferrets, which are considered a good model for predicting what flu viruses will do in people. [As CLG has asserted from the get-go: 1) 9/11 was an inside job. 2) The Fort Detrick anthrax attacks were an inside job. 3) USociopaths are dying to get the pandemic party started, and that will be *another* inside job. --LRP]

Alarm as Dutch lab creates highly contagious killer flu --For the first time, researchers have been able to mutate the H5N1 strain of avian influenza for airborne transmission --Fear of terrorism as university prepares to publish key details 20 Dec 2011 A deadly strain of bird flu with the potential to infect and kill millions of people has been created in a laboratory by European scientists – who now want to publish full details of how they did it. The discovery has prompted fears within the US Government that the knowledge will fall into the hands of terrorists [USociopaths] wanting to use it as a bio-weapon of mass destruction. Some scientists are questioning whether the research should ever have been undertaken in a university laboratory, instead of at a military facility. [Military facility, such as... Fort Detrick? Didn't the Bush regime kill five people in a 2001 false flag, using anthrax from Fort Detrick? BTW, Fort Detrick often trolls the CLG website. Here's a recent log entry: [redacted].afmic.detrick.army.mil 1 9 85.27 KB 16 Dec 2011 - 09:28.]

UN Warns of Bird Flu Resurgence 29 Aug 2011 The United Nations warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly bird flu virus, saying wild bird migrations had brought it back to previously virus-free countries and that a mutant strain was spreading in Asia. A mutant strain of H5N1, which can apparently sidestep defenses of existing vaccines, is spreading in China and Vietnam, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a statement Monday.

Children told to be tested for HIV after flu vaccines reused --Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) suggests children who received tampered vaccines be tested now and again six months from date of second dose for blood-borne pathogens like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV 12 Apr 2011 A clinic in Northern Colorado is advising parents of children who received a pediatric flu shot from their offices to get tested for some blood-borne diseases including HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C after their vaccine syringes were shared between patients. Med Peds Clinic of Fort Collins sent a letter on April 6 stating a medical assistant at the office... placed used syringes in a box marked "second doses," which also contained unused, fully-filled pediatric vaccines.

Flu vaccine biotech gets $3.8M from DARPA --Medicago gets $21 million from US Department of Defense to make flu vaccines from tobacco plants 15 Mar 2011 (NC) Medicago, a biotechnology company that develops flu vaccines from tobacco plants, has received a milestone payment of $3.8 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. This is the second payment from $21 million that DARPA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, has awarded to Medicago to develop scalable manufacturing of its plant-based Virus-Like Particles vaccine system. Medicago had received $10.7 million to date for the project. [Why is *DARPA* funding flu vaccine projects?]

Finland: Hundreds of reports of harm from swine flu shots 14 Mar 2011 The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has received 69 reports of narcolepsy or catalepsy attributed to last winter’s vaccine campaign against the H1N1, or swine flu virus. In all, THL has received around 900 reports of complications arising from the flu shots, nearly 200 of which have been categorised as serious.

Over our dead bodies: Flu Jab 'For Every Adult On the Planet' 11 Mar 2011 Only worldwide mass vaccinations can prevent a possible deadly flu pandemic, experts warned yesterday. People under 50 are at risk of the H2N2 strain -- similar to the [lab-generated] H1N1 swine flu virus that struck fear across the world in 2009. The virus is still present today among birds and swine. Dr Gary Nabel, of the US Vaccine Research Centre in Maryland, said: "One approach would be to manufacture the vaccine produced in 1957 and immunise enough of the world’s population to provide 'herd immunity' to the rest." The report argues this would be cheaper than stockpiling the vaccine or waiting for [pharma-terrorists to create] a pandemic to strike before manufacturing it.

Vaccines may have increased swine flu risk --'It is the opposite of what vaccines should do.' 04 Mar 2011 There is renewed controversy surrounding influenza vaccines, with some studies showing people immunised against the seasonal flu might have been at greater risk during the swine flu outbreak. Infectious diseases expert Professor Peter Collignon has called for a review of Australia's flu vaccine policy in light of the new research, but the Federal Government has defended its [insane] vaccination program... "What was a bit surprising when we looked at some of the data from Canada and Hong Kong in the last year is that people who have been vaccinated in 2008 with the seasonal or ordinary vaccine seemed to have twice the risk of getting swine flu compared to the people who hadn't received that vaccine," he said. Australian National University (ANU) microbiologists say it is the opposite of what vaccines should do.

U.S. govt doctors sprayed pandemic flu virus in the noses of Maryland prisoners --Pictures that show how U.S. experimented on its own disabled citizens and prison inmates 28 Feb 2011 Pictures have emerged providing the shocking proof that U.S. government doctors once experimented on disabled American citizens and prison inmates. Such experiments included giving hepatitis to mental patients in Connecticut, squirting a pandemic flu virus up the noses of prisoners in Maryland, and injecting cancer cells into chronically ill people at a New York hospital... For a study in 1957, when the Asian flu pandemic was spreading, federal researchers sprayed the virus in the noses of 23 inmates at Patuxent prison in Jessup, Md., to compare their reactions to those of 32 virus-exposed inmates who had been given a new vaccine.

Supreme Court rules against Pittsburgh parents in drug vaccine case 22 Feb 2011 The Supreme Court ruled today that a federal law bars lawsuits against drug makers over serious side effects from childhood vaccines. By a 6-2 vote, the court ruled against the parents of a child who sued the drug maker Wyeth in Pennsylvania state court for the health problems they say their daughter, now 19, suffered from a vaccine she received in infancy. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the court his pharma-terrorist overlords, said Congress set up a special vaccine court to handle such claims as a way to provide compensation to injured children without driving drug manufacturers from the vaccine market.

Swine flu vaccine likely causes child narcolepsy: study --Institute: Young people aged four to 19 had 'manifold increased risk of falling ill with narcolepsy' if inoculated against swine flu with Pandemrix 01 Feb 2011 Children injected with the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine were nine times more likely to contract narcolepsy than those who were not vaccinated, a preliminary study by Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, showed Tuesday. "Currently, the most likely explanation is that the increase in narcolepsy is by joint effect of the vaccine and some other factor(s)," THL said.

Swine flu jab: narcolepsy link investigated 01 Feb 2011 A possible increase in narcolepsy among children given the swine flu vaccine is being investigated by Finnish health officials. They have found evidence of an increased risk of the disorder - in which people fall asleep without warning or sleep excessively in the daytime - among those aged four to 19 given the Pandremrix vaccine. They say a preliminary study indicated there was an "observed increase in incidence of narcolepsy" among those given the vaccine.

40,000 birds culled in Japan at farm which tested positive for bird flu 31 Jan 2011 Nearly 40,000 chickens were killed Monday at a poultry farm located in Japan after tests confirmed dead chickens found on Sunday tested positive for bird-flu. The farm located in the southern region of the country in Miyazaki prefecture on the island of Kyushu was the site of where 90 chickens were found dead. The incident marked the sixth outbreak of the deadly virus in the region and ninth in the country.

Ninth case of bird flu confirmed 01 Feb 2011 The dead chickens at a poultry farm in the town of Takanabe in Miyazaki Prefecture were killed by the deadly avian flu virus, local officials confirmed early Monday as the epidemic continued to spread. The results of detailed tests on the dead birds in Takanabe confirm the season's sixth outbreak in the prefecture and the ninth in the country.

Japan facing avian flu pandemic, 4th farm tests positive for virus 26 Jan 2011 Chickens at a poultry farm in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima have tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu, local government officials said Wednesday. The prefectural government said that of the 10 birds tested for the virus, eight of them tested positive. The culling of around 8,600 chickens has already started at the poultry farm in Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture, according to the officials.

Japan culling 410,000 chickens at bird flu-hit poultry farms 24 Jan 2011 Authorities in Miyazaki prefecture in Japan's southern island of Kyushu are culling 410,000 chickens at a local poultry farm hit by bird flu on Monday. Five chickens at the Shintomi farm tested positive for the virus Sunday night, prompting the culling of the chickens. On Sunday morning, 20 chickens were found dead in the farm. Six chickens on a farm in Miyazaki City, the prefectural capital, were also found to have the virus on Saturday and 10,000 chickens were culled there.

Japan redoubles efforts to tackle bird flu outbreak in SW region 24 Jan 2011 The Miyazaki Prefectural government on Monday redoubled its efforts to combat the outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus in the prefecture, located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan. The virus has been confirmed at a second poultry farm in the area... The local government announced Saturday that a genetic test had detected the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus in six chickens at the Mori Furanjo Omagari Nojo farm in the city of Miyazaki, where dozens of birds were found dead.

SC health department plans vaccination exercises for pandemic response 22 Jan 2011 Public health departments in Richland County and Rock Hill have each scheduled practices on their pandemic response. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control will be conducting mass flu vaccination exercises on Saturday. The exercises will be held at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia and the Rock Hill Health Department.

Another reason to avoid pharma-terrorists' mercury-laden, squalene-filled vaccines: FDA Warns of Possible Infant Seizure Risk From Sanofi Flu Vaccine --'During a febrile seizure, a child often has spasms or jerking movements and may lose consciousness.' 21 Jan 2011 A new alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests that some infants may be at risk of febrile seizures following administration of Sanofi Pasteur's Fluzone vaccine, which has been recommended for use in children ages 6 to 23 months. As of Dec. 13, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System had noted 42 cases of febrile seizure following Fluzone vaccination.

Flu Shot May Become Mandatory for Healthcare Workers 11 Sep 2010 All healthcare personnel should be required to get vaccinated against with their influenza, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The authors, from the AAP's Committee on Infectious Diseases, said that influenza vaccination is needed to protect patients, and that healthcare personnel have an ethical and professional obligation to be immunized. [The reason these maggots are making the vaccines mandatory is because no one -- *especially* health care workers -- wants their poisonous squalene-laden sh*t. Sign petition: Refuse and Resist Mandatory Flu Vaccines.]

Pediatricians will join [pharmaterrorists'] call for mandatory flu shots 08 Sep 2010 The American Academy of Pediatrics plans to call for all health workers to get flu vaccinations, saying unvaccinated doctors, nurses and other medical staffers pose a threat to patients. The academy, which represents 60,000 pediatricians, is the latest of several organizations that now back mandatory flu shots for health workers. The groups include the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists.

Forced caterpillar ovaries, dog cells, E.coli, mercury, and squalene: Group Wants Mandatory Flu Shots For Health Workers 08 Sep 2010 The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new flu shot guidelines, saying special efforts should be made to vaccinate health care workers. They're expected to push to make the shots mandatory.The Academy will release a statement Monday to urge mandatory vaccinations, according a report in USA Today.

Pimping their new pandemic: Stay Vigilant, Bird Flu Could Spark Next Global Outbreak, Urges Expert 05 Sep 2010 Robert Webster, an influenza expert, says health authorities worldwide need to remain watchful for possible influenza outbreaks, despite swine flu being much less deadly than people had originally feared. Webster, chairman of the virology and molecular biology department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, says that bird flu remains a possible threat and could be the cause of the next global outbreak... Some prestigious medical journals, as well as leading experts expressed concern that billions of dollars of public money was wasted, with not much achieved except for the pharmaceutical industry's profits.

Public health organizations drafting mandatory vaccine proposal for health workers 02 Sep 2010 Two public health organizations have teamed up to propose mandatory vaccinations for health workers for the coming year. According to a 2009 RAND Corporation survey of health-care workers in Los Angeles, nearly 40% of health-care providers had not been inoculated by this time last year... The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the Infectious Disease Society of America are calling this behavior unethical and unprofessional. They have collaborated on a proposal to make flu shots mandatory for those working in the health-care field. [Sign: 'Refuse and Resist Mandatory Flu Vaccines' petition (6725 signatures). --LRP]

Swine flu vaccine safety probed over link to rare sleep disorder --The safety of a swine flu vaccine is to be investigated by European drugs regulators after it was linked to a rare condition that causes people to fall asleep suddenly. 27 Aug 2010 The investigation has been prompted after health officials in Finland announced they were suspending the vaccination programme there following reports of narcolepsy in people who had received the jab. So far there have been 27 reports of suspected narcolepsy in people across Europe who had previously been vaccinated with Pandemrix, the H1N1 swine flu vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline.

Narcolepsy Cases Potentially Linked to H1N1 Vaccine Increase 26 Aug 2010 Seventeen cases of narcolepsy that are suspected of being caused by the swine flu vaccine have been reported to the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). Finland is the only country that has temporarily suspended the Pandremix swine flu vaccine due to concerns it may have resulted in an increase in narcolepsy cases. THL decided to temporarily suspend the swine flu vaccine on Tuesday.

Government to overhaul bioterror and pandemic flu plans 20 Aug 2010 Acknowledging that the development of medical countermeasures against bioterrorism threats and pandemic flu is lagging, federal authorities Thursday announced a $1.9-billion makeover of the system for identifying and manufacturing drugs and vaccines for public health emergencies. The effort would provide $822 million for upgrades to speed up production of pandemic flu vaccine [not to mention, the flu itself]. Another large block, $678 million, would be used to set up at least one private facility that would work under government contract with small companies to manufacture new products, develop new manufacturing processes and help produce vaccines during periods of peak [lack of] demand. [See: Third of WHO advisers on the swine flu epidemic that never was received support from drugs firms --Gov't squandered more than £1.2 billion tackling swine flu, most of it for vaccines 12 Aug 2010. See: New US vaccine production techniques: Genetically modified insect cells, E. coli, caterpillar ovaries 24 Nov 2009 'Spurred by $487 million in federal funding, a sprawling new vaccine factory is opening in North Carolina Tuesday that will produce shots using dog cells instead of chicken eggs.']

Third of WHO advisers on the swine flu epidemic that never was received support from drugs firms --Gov't squandered more than £1.2 billion tackling swine flu, most of it for vaccines 12 Aug 2010 A third of the experts advising the World Health Organisation about the [lab-generated] swine flu pandemic had ties to drugs firms, it has emerged. Five of the 15 specialists who sat on the emergency committee had received funding from pharmaceutical giants, or were linked to them through their research. The revelation will prompt speculation that the 'pandemic' was wildly overestimated and largely fuelled by the drugs industry who stood to benefit from the panic.

H1N1 flu pandemic officially over, WHO says 10 Aug 2010 The [lab-generated] H1N1 pandemic has officially ended, the World Health Organization declared Tuesday. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan made the declaration based on the findings of the WHO's Emergency Committee--a group of experts from around the world that has been advising the Geneva-based arm of the United Nations. Chan acknowledged that the pandemic turned out to be far less severe than officials had originally feared.

Doctors Advised to Avoid One Flu Shot Brand for Young Kids [If they're smart, they'll avoid all of them.] 07 Aug 2010 A government advisory panel is recommending that doctors avoid giving one brand of flu vaccine to young children this year after children in Australia and New Zealand who got the shot suffered from convulsions and fever. The vaccine at issue is one made by CSL Biotheraphies, an Australian company. CSL Biotheraphies is one of five manufacturers supplying the United States this fall; they will be providing 10.5 million doses.

Companies start shipping U.S. flu vaccines --170 million vaccines expected for U.S. market --Universal vaccination now recommended [by the same pharmaterrorists who create the pandemics-for-profit] 30 Jul 2001 Two flu vaccine makers said on Friday they had started shipping supplies for the U.S. market, one of the earliest starts ever to distributing seasonal influenza vaccine. And U.S. officials said they were changing the labeling on a vaccine made by Australia's CSL Ltd because it appears to have caused a higher than usual rate of seizures in children.

U.S. Launches 'Stamping Out Pandemic and Avian Influenza' Program 07 Jul 2010 The STOP AI (Stamping Out Pandemic and Avian Influenza) project, funded by the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) [an overfunded terrorist group whose agents, for example, trained Latin American police on the use of torture in the 1960s], launched a Cleaning and Disinfection (C&D) programme here on Tuesday. The USAID, through the STOP AI initiative, collaborated with the Sreepur Municipality and the market committee of Gazipur to develop a market improvement plan to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). [The *actual* goal is to get an avian pandemic party started, so the pharmaterrorists can make a(nother) *killing.* -LRP]

AP: Millions of swine flu vaccine doses to be burned --More than 43 percent of the supply for the U.S. public will have gone to waste. 01 Jul 2010 About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired -- meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million are being written off as trash. The outdated vaccine, some of which expired Wednesday, will be incinerated. The amount, as much as four times the usual leftover seasonal flu vaccine, likely sets a record. And that's not even all of it. About 30 million more doses will expire later and may go unused, according to one government estimate. [Right, no one wanted their mercury-laden, squalene-filled pharmaterrorists' sh*t.]

Report says swine flu cost Britain $1.8 billion 01 Jul 2010 An independent review says Britain spent 1.2 billion pounds ($1.8 billion) fighting swine flu, including 1 billion pounds on drugs. The study published Thursday says officials spent 654 million pounds preparing for a possible [lab-generated] pandemic of H1N1 influenza and 587 million pounds responding to the outbreak. The total includes 1.01 billion pounds spent on drugs including antivirals, vaccines and antibiotics.

Swine flu risk 'was vastly over-rated' by World Health Organisation 25 Jun 2010 Threats of a swine flu pandemic were 'vastly over-rated' by the World Health Organisation, an inquiry has concluded. The Council of Europe last night also accused the UN's health arm of 'grave shortcomings' in the process that led it to declare a pandemic last year. Plummeting confidence in health advice could prove 'disastrous' in the event of a severe future pandemic, parliamentarians at the Strasbourg-based senate said.

Council of Europe calls for WHO flu handling probe 24 Jun 2010 The Council of Europe called Thursday for a probe into the World Health Organisation's handling of the H1N1 swine flu outbreak, which it said led to unjustified scares and waste of public money. A council parliamentary assembly identified "grave shortcomings" about WHO transparency about its position on the flu, "generating concerns about the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on decisions taken," a statement said. The session adopted a text that says there was "overwhelming evidence that the seriousness of the pandemic was vastly overrated by WHO". Paul Flynn, British author of a report endorsed by the assembly, told the session that the WHO's June 11, 2009 declaration of a H1N1 pandemic had enabled the pharmaceutical industry to reap large profits.

2 experts resign from WHO swine flu review panel 22 Jun 2010 The World Health [Homicide] Organization said Tuesday that two members of an expert panel reviewing the global body's response to the swine flu outbreak have resigned over concerns about perceived conflict of interest. John MacKenzie and Tony Evans stepped down because their close association with the UN health organization during the outbreak could be seen as conflicting with the panel's ability to remain independent, WHO said.

Takeda to make H5N1 avian flu vaccines with Baxter's help - Nikkei [Not to mention, in all likelihood -- an avian flu pandemic itself. Be afraid... be very afraid.] 18 Jun 2010 Japan's largest drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co will resume production of influenza vaccines after more than a decade, using technology from U.S. firm Baxter International Inc, the Nikkei business daily reported. The company that aims to begin shipments in 2014 would invest 30 billion yen ($329.9 million) to 50 billion yen, the daily reported. The Osaka-based firm will initially develop a vaccine to immunize against H5N1 avian flu, it said.

HK researchers detect reassortment of A/H1N1 flu virus 18 Jun 2010 Hong Kong researchers identified that A/H1N1 influenza virus has undergone genetic reassortment to give rise to a novel A/H1N1 virus on pigs, according to a study done by the University of Hong Kong which made the result public here Friday. The new virus has genes from the A/H1N1 influenza virus and other pig influenza viruses, told the research findings, which demonstrated that A/H1N1 flu virus may change in unpredictable ways in pigs and such viruses may have relevance to global public health.

Study finds H1N1 may be version of deadly 1918 flu 16 Jun 2010 The 2009 H1N1 flu virus seems to be a milder version of the deadly 1918 Spanish flu, according to preliminary research released Tuesday. In very small studies involving 30 mice, rodents that were exposed to the 1918 flu after receiving a 2009 H1N1 vaccine did not get sick or die from the older virus. Four out of five mice that received a 2007 flu vaccine also survived exposure to the 1918 virus, which is believed to have killed 50 million people worldwide.

Mass buy-up of flu medication raises questions 16 Jun 2010 New Zealand's purchase of millions of doses of flu medication and swine flu vaccines has been called into question by European reports suggesting pandemic advice was driven by drug company interests. A British Medical Journal (BMJ) investigation has found key scientists advising the World Health Organisation (WHO) on planning for a flu pandemic had done work for drug companies who ultimately benefited from the guidance the scientists gave. WHO's advice led to governments worldwide stockpiling billions of dollars of antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu before and during the recent swine flu pandemic.

Few doctors turn up for swine flu vaccine, fear side effects 15 Jun 2010 Only 50 medical personnel from across BMC hospitals have opted to take the H1N1 vaccine at Kasturba Hospital, Chinchpokli, in the past ten days. Across the state, just 592 medical personnel, including 400 in Pune, have been inoculated since April. The Centre had sent 34,300 doses of the swine flu vaccine, made by French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Pasteur, to the state. A source in the BMC said one of the reasons for the poor response was the fear of side effects. "The 400 people who have taken the vaccine in Pune are being monitored because some have suffered side effects," said the official.

Hong Kong to dump 2.8 mn doses of swine flu vaccine 10 Jun 2010 Around 2.8 million doses of unwanted swine flu vaccine worth $28.2 million are to be thrown away, officials said here Thursday. The vaccines are part of a batch of three million ordered at the height of the [phony] pandemic when it was feared the H1N1 virus was a serious threat and could mutate into a more deadly form.

British Medical Journal Report Questions Legitimacy of H1N1 Pandemic 08 Jun 2010 This Friday will mark the one year anniversary of the start of the H1N1 pandemic. But a new joint report from the British Medical Journal and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism questions the pandemic and alleged conflicts of interest between confidential World Health Organization advisors and their reported financial ties to pharmaceutical companies producing the vaccines.

H1N1 pandemic status reviewed 31 May 2010 An expert panel advising the World Health Organization is weighing whether to declare the[ir] H1N1 flu pandemic over. The advisory committee of scientists and public health officials will hold a teleconference Tuesday to decide whether to: --Maintain the current pandemic designation, also known as Phase 6. --Declare that pandemic activity is in a "post-peak period," the time when flu activity returns to the normal levels usually seen with seasonal influenza. --Declare the pandemic over.

Who to blame for flu? Maybe the U.S., study finds --The first cases of H1N1 swine flu were diagnosed in the United States. Experts are still unsure where swine flu originated. [Yeah, it's a tough one.] U.S. researchers said on Thursday. A team at the University of Michigan, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Florida State University found that not all strains of flu circulating in North America die off at the end of influenza season... For example, aggressive use of antiviral drugs such as Roche AG's Tamiflu could promote drug resistance if flu strains never really die out in the United States.

New Flu Vaccines Could Protect Against All Strains [that they create] 26 May 2010 A new vaccine may be able to provide some protection against all strains of influenza. Current immunizations create antibodies that target a specific piece of a molecule on the surface of the virus that researchers call its "head." That piece of the hemaglutinin protein evolves very quickly... The next-generation vaccine causes antibodies to go after a piece of the hemaglutinin that changes less often and that is present in many influenza strains. Researchers are calling them "headless HA" vaccines, and they could be the key to a universal flu shot. [Instead of 'headless HA,' they should call it 'brainless HAHA - no thanks.' --LRP]

Expert panel to view confidential swine flu papers --Documents include "contractual or letters of understanding" between the pharmaceutical industry and WHO 19 May 2010 An expert panel investigating the World Health Organization's response to last year's swine flu outbreak said Wednesday it wants to see confidential exchanges between the U.N. body and drug companies. The Geneva-based agency has denied allegations that it gave pharmaceutical companies privileged access to national decision-makers. Governments around the world spent millions of dollars (euros) buying antiviral drugs and flu vaccines in anticipation of a serious outbreak that never happened.

Suggestion for Prepandemic Vaccine Ignites Debate 14 May 2010 An influenza specialist who previously led the World Health Organization's (WHO's) flu program and now works for Novartis, has recommended that developing a prepandemic vaccination to get a grip on foment the next flu endemic, a thought that other experts are welcoming with concern or cynicism. Dr. Klaus Stohr, ex-Director of the WHO's Global Influenza Programme, suggests developing a vaccine including a "cocktail" of flu strains considered apt to cause the next epidemic, together with an adjuvant (immune-system stimulant). [We'll take your shot after you take ours.]

Flu vaccination ban goes national after fever, convulsions in children 23 Apr 2010 Seasonal flu vaccinations across Australia for children under five have been suspended after 23 children in Western Australia were admitted to hospital with convulsions following their injections. One child, aged 1, remains in a coma in a Perth hospital. More than 60 children around the state may have had adverse reactions to the vaccine, including fevers, vomiting and febrile convulsions - a type of fit brought on by a high fever.

U.S. has 71 million unused flu vaccine doses 03 May 2010 The United States still has 71 million doses of [mercury-laden] H1N1 swine flu vaccine that have not been used, but it is not yet time to throw them out, the federal government said on Monday. Health experts consider swine flu likely to join the mix of seasonal flu viruses and it will be included in the seasonal flu vaccine for 2010-2011, which will also contain two other [US lab-generated] flu strains.

H1N1 vaccine study investigating 'significant complications' from vaccine 24 Apr 2010 Federal health officials are investigating the first hints of any possible significant complications from the H1N1 vaccine, but stressed that the concerns will probably turn out to be a false alarm [only when the cover-up reaches critical mass]. The latest analysis of data has detected what could be a somewhat elevated rate of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause paralysis and death; Bell's palsy, a temporary facial paralysis; and thrombocytopenia, which is a low level of blood platelets, officials reported Friday. [Wow! This 'I told you so' arrived quicker than even *I* had anticipated! And, it's going to be so much better when Baxter's larvae-laden dog cells and E.coli are added to flu vaccines after the 'third wave' of this phony pandemic arrives in the fall. --LRP]

U.S. doctors, minorities still wary of shots: official 19 Apr 2010 Doctors and minorities still have a dangerous wise mistrust of vaccines that became painfully clear during the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Monday. But she said the United States had "unprecedented" levels of flu vaccination for the past season and pointed to nearly $500 million in government funding to improve decades-old influenza vaccine technology. [And, here is some of that 'improved' technology: New US vaccine production techniques: Genetically modified insect cells, E. coli, caterpillar ovaries 24 Nov 2009 'Spurred by $487 million in federal funding, a sprawling new vaccine factory is opening in North Carolina Tuesday that will produce shots using dog cells instead of chicken eggs.' --Yeah, have a little *dog* with your squalene-laden, mercury-filled, Polysorbate 80-laced flu vaccine! If the US ever tries to make this sh*t mandatory, there will be coffee parties, tea parties and every party uniting in rebellion. --LRP]

WHO flu experts reject charges of business influence in pandemic 15 Apr 2010 Leading experts involved in the World Health Organisation's decision to declare a flu pandemic on Wednesday rejected accusations of undue influence from the pharmaceutical industry. Parliamentarians conducting a Council of Europe probe have criticised the transparency of decision-making during the pandemic and especially the potential influence of the pharmaceutical industry on vaccination.

'Anti-vaccine messaging was very active.' WHO pandemic probe focuses on media, Internet role 13 Apr 2010 The Internet had a disruptive impact on the [corporaterrorists] handling of the flu pandemic by fanning speculation and rumours, officials said as a world health probe on Tuesday examined communications on swine flu. World Health Organisation influenza chief Keiji Fukuda told 29 health experts reviewing the international response to the pandemic that the Internet had added a new dimension to flu alerts over the past year. [Yup! It sure did.]

WHO admits shortcomings in handling flu pandemic --World Bank: Countries spent $4 billion on pandemic preparedness plans 12 Apr 2010 The World Health Organization conceded shortcomings on Monday in its handling of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic... Critics have said the WHO created panic about the swine flu virus, which turned out to be moderate in its effect, and caused governments to stockpile vaccines which went unused. Some questioned its links to the pharmaceutical industry after companies like GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi-Aventis profited from producing H1N1 vaccine.

Swine-flu stricken pigs troubled feds worried about setting precedent: docs 10 Apr 2010 A herd of sick pigs was nothing to sneeze at for public-health officials. The federal government realized that how it handled a herd of pigs that caught swine flu could set a precedent in Canada and elsewhere, a new document shows. An outbreak of H1N1 on an Alberta farm last spring was the first-ever report of the new virus in pigs, and the source of the infection remains a mystery. [LOL! Just check USAMRIID's labs at Fort Detrick. You'll be able to solve the "mystery."]

Health providers pay to start disposing of expired swine flu vaccine 11 Apr 2010 Stuck with thousands of unused swine flu shots, local health care providers find themselves paying to discard flu vaccine for the first time in recent memory. Meanwhile, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman said the agency is preparing a swine flu vaccine disposal plan, but won't offer suggestions in the meantime.

UK goverment cuts Glaxo swine flu vaccine order 06 Apr 2010 GlaxoSmithKline PLC has agreed to cut the British government's order of H1N1 swine flu vaccine by around a third without penalty. Under an agreement announced Tuesday, the government's order has been capped at 34.8 million doses. It will not pay a cancellation fee after both sides agreed that the settlement, terms of which were not disclosed, represented "fair value."

Millions of H1N1 vaccine doses may have to be discarded [Good! Too bad all of it wasn't tossed!] 01 Apr 2010 Despite months of [phony] dire warnings and millions in taxpayer dollars [pharmaterrorists' welfare], less than half of the 229 million doses of H1N1 vaccine the government bought to fight the pandemic have been administered -- leaving an estimated 71.5 million doses that must be discarded if they are not used before they expire.

New worries about H1N1 influenza --Continuing activity in the Southeast raises fears of a third wave of swine flu cases. 30 Mar 2010 Continuing activity of pandemic H1N1 influenza in the Southeast, particularly in Georgia, is raising fears of a third wave of swine flu cases, federal officials said Monday. They urged people to continue getting vaccinated as a preventive measure in case a new outbreak occurred.

First A/H1N1 flu case detected in Chile's earthquake devastated zone 27 Mar 2010 The Chilean Health Ministry reported on Friday the first case of A/H1N1 influenza in the most devastated zones by the earthquake on Feb. 27. The ministry said the patient is a 5-year-old boy from Mocha Island, who was taken to Guillermo Grant Benavente Hospital in Concepcion city, where he is recovering.

Two cases with rapid development of drug-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza reported 27 Mar 2010 Scientists have reported two cases in which people with compromised immune systems who became ill with 2009 H1N1 influenza developed drug-resistant strains of virus after less than two weeks on therapy. Doctors from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have said that medics, who treat prolonged influenza infection should be aware that even a short course of antiviral treatment may lead to drug-resistant virus.

Rotarix rotavirus vaccine contaminated with pig virus, officials say --About 1 million children in the US received Rotarix vaccine 22 Mar 2010 Federal health authorities recommended Monday that doctors suspend using Rotarix, one of two vaccines licensed in the United States against rotavirus, saying the vaccine is contaminated with material from a pig virus. Rotarix, made by GlaxoSmithKline, was approved by the FDA in 2008. The contaminant material is DNA from porcine circovirus 1, a virus from pigs.

Walgreen Wishes You'd Get The Flu --Walgreen laments Slow Flu Season 23 Mar 2010 Swine flu might be bad for your health, but it's a boost to drugstore chains like Walgreen. That meant trouble in the most recently completed quarter though, when sales of flu vaccinations and cold remedies, which had surged, dropped off as flu season turned out to be weaker than anticipated. Walgreen doled out just 2 million flu shots in the second quarter, down from 5 million in the previous three-month period, and on Tuesday the company announced its second-quarter earnings fell short of analysts' expectations.

HHS preparing to handle claims of harm from H1N1 vaccine 16 Mar 2010 The federal government has been getting letters from people saying they plan to seek compensation for injuries caused by the injection, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. As of March 11, HHS had received letters from 106 people saying they plan to submit claims for compensation benefits because of problems related to the vaccine, according to David Bowman, a spokesman for HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration.

Flu Shots Futile: Study --'Didn't find' proof immunization stops virus 11 Mar 2010 A new Canadian-led study has added to a simmering scientific dispute over flu-shot campaigns, concluding that immunizing nursing-home workers does nothing to cut the number of confirmed influenza cases among the homes' elderly residents. "What troubled us is that [shots] had no effect on laboratory-confirmed influenza," said Dr. Roger Thomas of the University of Calgary, lead author of the paper published by the respected Cochrane Library. In media interviews last year, Dr. Jefferson was quoted as saying he "can't see any reason" for vaccinating anyone against flu -- arguing the shots did nothing to save lives -- and that most influenza-vaccine studies are "rubbish."

Dutch government wants to sell flu vaccines back 06 Mar 2010 The Dutch government wants to sell 21 million unused H1N1 flu vaccine doses back to their manufacturers after they proved unnecessary and no other country wanted to buy them, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. A spokeswoman for the ministry said it had approached manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis about buying back the doses.

Documents reveal leaks and spills at national virus lab --250 internal incidents were reported in Winnipeg lab between 2005 and 2009 27 Feb 2010 New documents reveal Canada's National Microbiology Lab isn't immune to leaks, spills and failures in restricted areas where lethal organisms are housed. The incidents range in severity and include benign finger cuts, potential exposures to chemicals and viruses such as avian influenza, and equipment failures in Level 3 and 4 containment labs. One 2006 incident resulted in a person exposed to a "negligible" amount of a Level 4 pathogen. Security breaches at the federal lab made headlines last year after no one noticed 22 vials of biological material went missing from the high-security facility for four months. A former vaccine researcher was arrested by FBI special agents after U.S. Customs discovered the vials stuffed in a glove in the trunk of his car at the Manitoba-North Dakota border crossing. Some of the vials included genes from the deadly Ebola virus.

Inovio Biomedical given OK for H5N1 flu vaccine trials 03 Mar 2010 Inovio Biomedical said it got the go-ahead to begin human trials of a 'preventive' vaccine for H5N1 avian flu in Korea. The San Diego company said it will conduct the 30-patient, three-dose trial together with its Korean affiliate VGX International. The company, which said it plans a parallel study in the United States to begin later this year, is working toward a "universal" vaccine that would work against a broad set of influenza subtypes.

'Something happened in 2008, when drug resistance took hold.' Pandemic flu virus may become resistant to Tamiflu 02 Mar 2010 A new study, conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University, analysing the behaviour of seasonal H1N1 suggests that pandemic flu may become resistant to Tamiflu, the main drug used against it. OSU scientists traced the evolutionary history of the seasonal H1N1 influenza virus, which first infected humans during the 1918 pandemic... Gradually, the H1N1 strain of seasonal influenza surviving around the world has developed mutations that have caused it to become resistant to oseltamivir-based agents.

They can't dump the sh*t fast enough! County to Hold Swine Flu "Super Saturday" 26 Feb 2010 (MD) For the second time this winter, Baltimore County health officials are holding free H1N1 vaccine clinics at 16 different locations Saturday. As part of "Super Saturday II," there will also be a mobile clinic at the health department's Drumcastle location at 6401 York Road. The county is testing the possibility of having a mobile clinic to offer free seasonal flu vaccines.

H1N1 shot blamed for Calgary woman's rare disorder 24 Feb 2010 A Calgary woman regrets getting the H1N1 shot after her doctor told her it likely caused a rare and painful disorder. Soon after getting the shot last winter, Norma Goldring felt ill... "By the time I got to emergency, it spread pretty bad and turned to blisters." Her kidneys were shutting down. Doctors eventually diagnosed it as vasculitis, an inflammation that destroys blood vessels. Her doctor, who asked not to be named, concluded it was probably connected to the H1N1 shot.

Heads up! Panel recommends annual flu vaccinations for all 24 Feb 2010 A government panel is now recommending that virtually all Americans get a flu shot each year, starting this fall. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices had gradually been expanding its recommendation for flu shots - 85 percent of Americans were already included. On Wednesday, the panel voted to recommend a seasonal flu vaccination for everyone except babies younger than 6 months and those with egg allergies or other unusual conditions. The panel's recommendation now goes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [NO ONE wants the pharmaterrorists' squalene-laden, mercury-filled, Polysorbate 80-laced deadly flu vaccines, or their lab-generated pandemics that precede them.]

Heads up! US pharmaterrorists working on a new pandemic to create vaccine demand: Deadly Hybrid Flu Possible --Stronger strain could develop if avian, seasonal viruses combine, scientists warn 22 Feb 2010 Research in mice [to create a new pandemic] suggests the avian flu virus and the ordinary seasonal flu virus could combine to create a new deadly kind of flu, researchers say. A single bit of genetic material from the seasonal virus converted the avian flu -- officially known as H5N1 -- into a very dangerous form, the scientists report in a study published in the Feb. 22-26 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

WHO: Add swine flu to regular flu vaccine 18 Feb 2010 The World 'Health' Organization is recommending that swine flu be added to the regular flu vaccine next season. WHO said in a statement Thursday that it held a meeting this week to decide which flu strains should be recommended to drug makers for their vaccines during the northern hemisphere's next flu season, which begins in the fall.

Heads up! WHO to decide new flu vaccine formula 18 Feb 2010 World 'Health' Organization advisers will announce the make-up of this coming year's seasonal flu vaccine on Thursday. Flu vaccine makers anxiously await the decision, because they need this guidance to start formulating vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere's fall vaccine mix... The WHO advisers could potentially vote to have the pandemic H1N1 strain substitute for the current H1N1 seasonal strain. This would be good news for vaccine makers and governments that have made and stockpiled doses of H1N1 vaccine that have not been used and could become part of the seasonal flu vaccine mix. [Translation: The World Homicide Organization wants to push Baxter's mercury-laden vaccines on us again because people wisely avoided the sh*t the first time around. --LRP]

Two-thirds of swine flu vaccines remain unused in NI 10 Feb 2010 The Department of Health in Northern Ireland still has half a million swine flu vaccines which remain unused. In mid-January, there were more than 60% of the vaccines left. The health minister had estimated he would need £61m to combat the virus in NI.

'Aid' Groups Launch Haiti Mass Vaccination Campaign --Federation expects to start vaccinating about 1,800 people Monday at a camp on the old airport runway, then move on to hundreds of other camps over the next two weeks 08 Feb 2010 'Aid' groups say they are launching an emergency vaccination campaign for 140,000 people in Haiti to 'protect them against' measles and other diseases. The campaign is being conducted by the international Red Cross federation, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Haitian Health Ministry. A Red Cross statement says the campaign will focus on the capital Port-au-Prince because the disease risk to earthquake victims there is greatest. [There's no food, but Haitians can always count on the US Army, mercenaries, and pharmaterrorists' mercury-laden vaccines in any crisis.]

Heads up! US bioterrorists are busy little bees again! Mad-cow proteins created in the lab 29 Jan 2010 Scientists have firmed up the evidence that misshapen protein are responsible for brain-wasting diseases by showing how these infectious prions are created. Researchers from the United States and China have artificially created a disease-causing prion using proteins from mice. [See: Killer flu recreated in the lab 07 Oct 2004 UK Scientists have shown that tiny changes to modern flu viruses could render them as deadly as the 1918 strain which killed millions.]

Vaccine recall prompts RI County flu clinic changes 01 Feb 2010 A weakened [?!?] batch of the H1N1 flu vaccine in the inventory of the Rock Island County Health Department has been recalled by the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur. That means the injectable H1N1 vaccine will not be available this week for children 6-35 months old.

Houston, we have a problem. Miscarriage prompts halt to flu jabs 29 Jan 2010 H1N1 flu vaccinations among pregnant women have been suspended after a woman who received a jab lost her baby to miscarriage a day later. The Public Health Ministry yesterday denied any link between the vaccinations and the foetal death, but as a precaution suspended flu shots among pregnant women pending an investigation into the miscarriage in the southern province of Satun. It said it would press ahead with a plan for an H1N1 vaccination campaign aimed at high risk groups despite concerns about possible side-effects.

Drug firms 'drove swine flu pandemic warning to recoup £billions spent on research' 27 Jan 2010 Drug companies manipulated the World Health Organisation into downgrading its definition of a pandemic so they could cash in on a swine flu outbreak, it is claimed. An inquiry heard yesterday that the WHO allegedly softened its criteria for declaring a H1N1 flu pandemic last spring - just weeks before announcing there was a worldwide outbreak. Critics said the decision was driven by pharmaceutical companies desperate to recoup the billions of pounds they had invested in researching and developing pandemic vaccines [not to mention, the pandemics themselves] after the bird flu scares in 2006 and 2007.

Vaccination Without Doctor Approval In a US Hospital By S. Humphries, MD 22 Jan 2010 H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccines are now being given to sick hospital patients with or without their doctor’s consent. This is being done despite there being no data on the safety of doing so. I am a licensed, board-certified nephrologist, otherwise known as a kidney specialist, working in a large, city-based hospital. Because I rarely admit patients to the hospital other than for specific procedures, such as a kidney biopsy, I only recently became aware of my hospital’s policy regarding flu shots for sick people. Waking up to this new rule made me realize that Big Pharma is getting closer and closer to bypassing doctors completely to deliver direct patient "care".

Canada donates excess swine flu vaccines to WHO 28 Jan 2010 Canada announced Thursday it has donated five million swine flu vaccine doses and six million Canadian dollars (5.6 million US) to the World Health Organization for its pandemic relief efforts. The doses, which represent 10 percent of Canada's total H1N1 flu vaccine order, are intended to support immunization programs in developing countries.

Vaccine terror alert: Middle school investigates flu shot --Student advised the security guard who escorted her to the vaccination area that she was not supposed to get the shot, but was vaccinated anyway 25 Jan 2010 (CA) The San Ysidro School District is investigating how a 13-year-old middle school student received the H1N1 flu vaccination last week over her objections and against the will of her parents. Jose Gomez said he signed a form last November stating his daughter, a student at San Ysidro Middle School, was not to get a shot and reaffirmed that position to two people last week... Nonetheless, his daughter was pulled from class to get the vaccination.

India questions WHO's false alarm on swine flu 20 Jan 2010 With the WHO now admitting that the seriousness of the swine flu pandemic had been overestimated, India on Tuesday demanded an inquiry on why the global body pressed the panic button in the first place. Union minister of state for health Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday said it was important to find out whether there was ever a nexus between pharmaceutical companies and WHO which made the global health watchdog declare H1N1 flu a pandemic virus.

'Two thirds' of London nurses without swine flu jab 21 Jan 2010 Just one in three nurses in London have been vaccinated against swine flu, the NHS has admitted. A BBC London Freedom of Information request has shown the majority of medical staff remain unprotected against the virus.

Swiss warn on H1N1 flu vaccine 20 Jan 2010 Switzerland's medical regulator recommended patients with serious autoimmune diseases should not use an H1N1 flu vaccine from Novartis, saying there were no studies assessing the innoculation in that population. Swissmedic said on Wednesday it could not be ruled out that either or both of the adjuvant and the antigen, or less active ingredient, could lead to an intensifying of autoimmune diseases.

Swine flu was as elusive as WMD. The real threat is mad scientist syndrome --Remember the warnings of 65,000 dead? Health chiefs should admit they were wrong - yet again - about a global pandemic By Simon Jenkins 14 Jan 2010 Mad scientist syndrome is rampant... As it is, the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies sails gaily on, still graced by the presence of Sir Roy Anderson, who happens also to draw a six-figure salary as a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline, which made hundreds of millions from the government's panic. Anderson, and GSK, vigorously deny any conflict of interest. The Council of Europe's head of health, Wolfgang Wodarg, is one of the few who have dared blow the whistle on the links between "Big Pharma" and national and supranational agencies. He this week persuaded the council to stage a debate on the "enormous gains" made by GSK and others from the swine flu pandemic.

Body Found on NY's Plum Island, Disease Lab Site 15 Jan 2010 A human body has washed ashore on suburban New York's tiny Plum Island, where the U.S. government has an aging lab for studying manufacturing dangerous animal diseases. Police say a security guard on foot patrol discovered the clothed body Thursday afternoon on the southwest beach area of the island, where access is restricted.

Swine flu vaccine sales hit $1.36B 16 Jan 2010 British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline said Friday that sales of its swine flu vaccine products totaled 835 million pounds (944 million euros, $1.36 billion) in the fourth quarter of last year. "GSK today confirmed that approximately 130 million doses of its pandemic H1N1 adjuvanted vaccine were shipped to governments in the fourth quarter of 2009," the London-listed firm said in a statement.

WHO official denies exaggeration about dangers of swine flu pandemic 15 Jan 2010 A top World Health Homicide Organization official Thursday dismissed charges that the agency exaggerated the threat posed by the H1N1 virus and that it had been unduly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry to issue dire warnings about the swine flu pandemic. "The world is going through a real pandemic. The description of it as a fake is both wrong and irresponsible," Keiji Fukuda, the special adviser to the WHO director general on pandemic influenza, told reporters during a briefing. "We did take very great care that the advice it received is not unduly influenced." [Um, except when the virus was *let loose* by one of the corporations that made a *killing* on the pandemic. See: Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor By Lori Price 26 Apr 2009.]

Pandemic Flu Scare Fades, Vaccine Glut Seen for Glaxo 15 Jan 2010 The [phony] influenza pandemic that swept the globe... resulted in an unprecedented glut of vaccine as fewer people than expected have sought immunization. Sagging demand has left governments worldwide with surpluses of swine flu vaccine. Many are now selling or donating the excess or slashing pending orders. The biggest vaccine makers -- GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Sanofi-Aventis SA, Baxter International Inc., Novartis AG and CSL Ltd. -- are seeing a potential $7.6 billion sales windfall shrink, analysts said.

WHO to look into claims it exaggerated swine flu 14 Jan 2010 The World Health Organisation is to examine its handling of the swine flu pandemic after accusations that it exaggerated the dangers of the virus under pressure from drug companies. Council of Europe parliamentarian Wolfgang Wodarg called for an inquiry into what he called a "false pandemic" and the way it was handled at national and European levels, claiming pressure from pharmaceutical firms. The Council of Europe is to discuss the claim and whether drug companies influenced public health officials to spend money unnecessarily on stockpiles of H1N1 vaccines later this month.

Flu fascism alert! Two CAMC workers fired after refusing flu vaccine 13 Jan 2010 (WV) Charleston Area Medical Center plans to terminate two employees for refusing to take a [deadly] seasonal flu vaccine. The hospital implemented a new policy over the summer requiring all employees to receive the vaccines, either by injection or nasal mist form. Workers were given until Friday to be vaccinated. Some employees were allowed exemptions from the policy because of allergies and other conditions, but hospital spokesman Dale Witte said he is unsure how many employees received exemptions. All exempted employees had to undergo evaluations to prove they had extenuating medical conditions, he has said.

The 'false' pandemic: Drug firms cashed in on scare over swine flu, claims Euro health chief 11 Jan 2010 The swine flu outbreak was a 'false pandemic' driven by drug companies that stood to make billions of pounds from a worldwide scare, a leading health expert has claimed. Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, accused the makers of flu drugs and vaccines of influencing the World Health Organisation's decision to declare a pandemic. This led to the pharmaceutical firms ensuring 'enormous gains', while countries, including the UK, 'squandered' their meagre health budgets, with millions being vaccinated against a relatively mild disease. [See: Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor 26 Apr 2009. See: Killer flu recreated in the lab 07 Oct 2004 UK Scientists have shown that tiny changes to modern flu viruses could render them as deadly as the 1918 strain which killed millions.]

H1N1 Flu Is a False Pandemic, Health Expert Claims 11 Jan 2010 A leading health expert said the swine flu scare was a "false pandemic" led by drug companies that stood to make billions from vaccines, The Sun reported Monday. Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, claimed major firms organized a "campaign of panic" to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic. He believes it is "one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century," and he has called for an inquiry. Wodarg added: "A group of people in the WHO is associated very closely with the pharmaceutical industry."

Due to low demand: U.S. scales back H1N1 vaccine, cuts CSL order in half 11 Jan 2010 The United States has scaled back its supply of H1N1 flu vaccine, cutting its order with Australian firm CSL Ltd in half, the company said on Monday. The U.S. move follows other nations which have also cut back swine flu vaccines as health authorities around the world grapple with oversupply due to low demand. The U.S. government has paid for 251 million doses of vaccine from five makers -- GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis and CSL Ltd.

Truckloads of Unused Swine Flu Vaccines --People were unsure of pumping a quickly developed vaccine into their bodies. 08 Jan 2010 After months of fear, media coverage and government warnings there wasn't as much demand for the swine flu vaccine in New York state as expected. Truckloads of swine flu vaccines are being returned by counties that say the expected demand for the shots never happened.

Millions of doses of swine flu vaccine to be off-loaded 08 Jan 2010 What do you do with vaccine that no-one needs [or wants]? That is the question currently puzzling the Department of Health. Back in May the government signed contracts with two suppliers - GSK and Baxter - to supply 90 million doses of H1N1 pandemic vaccine. The Department of Health has revealed that it has a break clause in its contract with Baxter which had been asked to supply 30 million doses, but it appears there is no get-out clause in the deal with GSK, set to provide 60 million doses. [See: Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor 26 Apr 2009.]

CAMC set to fire employees who do not get flu vaccine by end of Friday --Charleston Area Medical Center employees who do not get the seasonal flu vaccine by the end of the day Friday are going to lose their jobs. 06 Jan 2010 (WV) Charleston Area Medical Center employees who do not get the seasonal flu vaccine by the end of the day Friday are going to lose their jobs. "The vaccine is a condition of employment" and people who do not get the vaccine will be fired, CAMC spokesman Dale Witte said. Anyone who is not vaccinated by the end of the day Friday will not be allowed to work, Witte said... "Then it will be termination." A CAMC employee e-mailed the Gazette to say, "it looks like the decision to let 80 employees go because they refuse to take the vaccine is actually going to take place."

Was Swine Flu a False Pandemic? 04 Jan 2010 That’s the contention by more than a dozen members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which reportedly plans to conduct an inquiry into the influence that drugmakers may have had on the World Health Organization, scientists and governments. A resolution was introduced last month by Wolfgang Wodarg, a member of Germany’s Social Democratic Party who chairs the PACE health committee, and it reads: "In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies have influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards, to alarm governments worldwide. They have made them squander tight health care resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly exposed millions of healthy people to the risk of unknown side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines... The definition of an alarming pandemic must not be under the influence of drugsellers."

Europe seeks to offload flu vaccines 05 Jan 2010 Western European countries, including Switzerland, are queuing up to shift surplus stocks of the [deadly] H1N1 flu vaccine after low public demand. Amid controversy over its costly swine flu vaccine campaign, France said on Monday it wanted to cancel 50 million of the 94 million doses it had ordered because of over-supply. These latest moves could hit drugmakers' profits, say analysts.

France cancels orders for 50 mln A/H1N1 flu vaccine doses 05 Jan 2010 Amid the controversy over the costly A/H1N1 flu vaccination campaign in France, the Health Ministry on Monday announced the cancellation of 50 million doses of vaccine against the epidemic, more than half of what the government had initially ordered. "I have cancelled 50 million doses," French Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said on TF1 television, adding that those doses had not been paid or delivered.

Mega barf alert! Insect Cells Provide the Key to Alternative Swine Flu Vaccination 04 Jan 2010 Scientists in Vienna have developed a new technique for producing vaccines for H1N1 -- so-called swine flu -- based on insect cells. The research, published in the Biotechnology Journal, reveals how influenza vaccines can be produced faster than through the traditional method of egg-based production, revealing a new strategy for the fight against influenza pandemics.

Scientists warn of rise in diseases spread from animals to humans 04 Jan 2010 Climate change and environmental disruption are spawning a host of new diseases being passed from animals pharmaterrorists to humans, scientists have warned. At least 45 such diseases have been reported to UN agencies over the past two decades and more are expected to be identified in coming years. Experts at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington claim that the world is braced for an increase in outbreaks due to global warming and changes in land use and farming practices.

Man given NT$50,000 after flu vaccine --Panel screening medical cases related to vaccination said have reviewed applications for relief fund in 39 cases connected to A(H1N1) flu inoculation 02 Jan 2010 (Taiwan) The Department of Health (DOH) decided yesterday to offer a relief fund of NT$50,000 to a 35-year-old man because he showed symptoms including numbness in the lower limbs after getting A(H1N1) flu vaccination, making him the first recipient of financial aid related to the vaccine shots. Thirteen days after taking the vaccine shot, the man showed symptoms of fever and numbness in the feet.

NY Governor: Get a Flu Shot For New Year's! 31 Dec 2009 Governor David Paterson is urging New Yorkers to protect themselves and their families against the H1N1 virus and ensure a safe and healthy new year by getting the H1N1 vaccine, which is now available to the general public in New York State. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports. With ample vaccine available in the State at more locations where New Yorkers can be vaccinated, the Governor suggests starting the new year with a shot.

Their lukewarm pandemic was the dry-run. School vaccinations could expand as byproduct of swine flu pandemic 25 Dec 2009 Top public health officials see this year's swine flu vaccination efforts as an opportunity to consider large-scale immunization campaigns at the nation's schools. Local and state health departments were charged with administering the estimated 259 million doses the federal government bought to 'fight' the H1N1 influenza virus. A total of 34 states incorporated public and private schools into their campaigns.

President And First Lady Get H1N1 Shots 21 Dec 2009 Declaring that the H1N1 vaccine is safe [!?!], President Obama says he and the First Lady got their swine flu shots on Sunday. If it wasn't safe, he said he would not have allowed daughters Sasha and Malia, "the two people that are most important in my life," to get the vaccinations for H1N1 several months ago.

Walgreen 1Q profit rises 20 percent on drug sales 21 Dec 2009 Concerned Brainwashed customers got more than 5 million flu shots at Walgreen Co. stores in the fall, helping the company boost its quarterly profit by 20 percent. The company administered 5.4 million seasonal flu shots between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, compared with 1.2 million in last year's entire flu season, from October to February.

Natural swine flu defence found 18 Dec 2009 A previously unknown natural defence [IFITM3] against swine flu and other viruses has been discovered which could lead to new treatments. Scientists found that the virus-fighting proteins protected against swine flu when levels were increased. When the proteins were removed the swine flu virus was able to multiply in the body unchecked.

Flu pandemic may change US flu approach forever --School-based vaccinations a model for the future [so pharmaterrorists can make a killing] 17 Dec 2009 The swine flu pandemic may have changed the U.S. approach to handling influenza forever, and for the better, U.S. officials said on Thursday. While they said years of work were needed before vaccine production was up to the desired standard, some experiments such as vaccinating children in schools might work to help control seasonal influenza.

Penn. ready to deal with flu, terrorism 17 Dec 2009 Funding cuts threaten the nation's ability to deal with disease outbreaks and bioterrorism, but Pennsylvania is among the better-prepared states, according to a report. Pennsylvania fulfills eight of 10 key measures in the report, called "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism."

Flu pandemic may change US flu approach forever --School-based vaccinations a model for the future [so pharmaterrorists can make a killing] 17 Dec 2009 The swine flu pandemic may have changed the U.S. approach to handling influenza forever, and for the better, U.S. officials said on Thursday. While they said years of work were needed before vaccine production was up to the desired standard, some experiments such as vaccinating children in schools might work to help control seasonal influenza. [

Penn. ready to deal with flu, terrorism 17 Dec 2009 Funding cuts threaten the nation's ability to deal with disease outbreaks and bioterrorism, but Pennsylvania is among the better-prepared states, according to a report. Pennsylvania fulfills eight of 10 key measures in the report, called "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism."

CDC Issues Nationwide Recall of 800,000 Kids Swine Flu Vaccine Doses 15 Dec 2009 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are recalling selected batches of Sanofi Pasteur manufactured H1N1 vaccine for children. The 800,000 swine flu shots were made for children aged six to 35 months. Today the CDC recalls 800,000 kids' swine flu vaccine doses made by Sanofi Pasteur. The agency stresses that the recall is not related to safety concerns. Instead, the manufacturer alerted officials that the potency of the children's H1N1 vaccine was below acceptable limits.

US trying to dump 70 million doses of H1N1 vaccine 08 Dec 2009 The U. S. is preparing to offer swine flu shots to everyone who wants one [LOL] in the next few weeks, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said Monday. About 70 million doses of the shot have been shipped to state and local health authorities in the U. S., Anthony Fiore, associate chief of policy and liaison activities at the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases' Influenza Division, said in an interview. San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. is distributing the vaccine from manufacturers to four undisclosed sites and then on to 150,000 local sites, said Michael Angelastro of the U. S. Biomedical Advancement Research and Development Authority.

Batch of H1N1 Vaccine Pulled Due to Severe Allergic Reactions 10 Dec 2009 Health officials across Canada are being asked to hold back a batch of [deadly] swine flu vaccine that appears to be causing higher rates of severe allergic reactions. The vaccine's manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, is asking governments to stop using vaccine doses from one particular lot shipment issued in late October.

Big Pharma inside the WHO: confidential analysis of unreleased WHO Expert Working Group draft reports 09 Dec 2009 This is a confidential pharmaceutical industry trade association dossier about the WHO Expert Working Group (EWG) on R&D Financing. The compilation of documents shows the influence of "Big Pharma" on the policy making decisions of the WHO, the UN body safeguarding public health. These confidential documents were obtained by the drug industry before their public release to WHO member states (scheduled to be released May 2010).

Family: Clarksville woman sick after H1N1 vaccine 09 Dec 2009 (TN) A Clarksville woman is recovering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Stallworth Rehabilitation Center from Guillain-Barre syndrome, an illness she says is connected to taking the H1N1 vaccination. A suspected connection between the H1N1 vaccine and GBS was evaluated by the Institute of Medicine in 2003. The institute reviewed the 1976 national campaign to administer the H1N1 vaccine, also known as swine flu vaccine.

U.S. interest in seasonal flu shots may be waning --Only a third of U.S. adults have had shot - survey 09 Dec 2009 Americans are getting [deadly] seasonal flu shots at about the same rate as last year despite heightened awareness of the risks of influenza inspired by the swine flu pandemic, a survey released on Wednesday showed. As of the middle of November, about 32 percent of all U.S. adults and 37 percent of adults who are recommended to get a flu shot against seasonal flu had gotten one.

Roche's Tamiflu Not Proven to Cut Flu Complications, Study Says 09 Dec 2009 Roche Holding AG’s antiviral drug Tamiflu may not prevent complications from influenza in healthy adults, according to a review by an independent research group that reversed its previous findings that the medicine warded off pneumonia and other deadly conditions linked to the disease... The report raises questions about how drugs are reviewed, approved and distributed, Fiona Godlee, the British journal’s editor in chief, wrote in an editorial. The studies originally used to establish the benefits of Tamiflu were written by Roche employees and paid consultants, under-reported serious side effects and failed to clearly identify all the authors, she wrote.

Flu pandemic could be mildest on record 08 Dec 2009 With the second wave of H1N1 infections having crested in the United States, leading epidemiologists are predicting that the pandemic could end up ranking as the mildest since modern medicine began documenting influenza outbreaks. Experts warn that the flu is notoriously unpredictable, but several recent analyses, including one released late Monday, indicate that the death toll is likely to be far lower than the number of fatalities caused by past pandemics.

Corporate employers got scarce flu vaccine 07 Dec 2009 When the swine flu vaccine was most scarce, health officials gave thousands of doses to corporate clinics at Walt Disney World, Toyota, defense contractors, oil companies and cruise lines, according to a USA TODAY review of vaccine distribution data from three states. USA TODAY examined how state health departments distributed H1N1 vaccine after public outcry last month over Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs receiving doses while doctors and hospitals encountered shortages. The data show other companies got the vaccine in October and early November. [On the upside, maybe the defense contractors and Goldman Suchs executives received Baxter's batch.]

Flu pandemic could be mildest on record 08 Dec 2009 With the second wave of H1N1 infections having crested in the United States, leading epidemiologists are predicting that the pandemic could end up ranking as the mildest since modern medicine began documenting influenza outbreaks. Experts warn that the flu is notoriously unpredictable, but several recent analyses, including one released late Monday, indicate that the death toll is likely to be far lower than the number of fatalities caused by past pandemics.

Corporate employers got scarce flu vaccine 07 Dec 2009 When the swine flu vaccine was most scarce, health officials gave thousands of doses to corporate clinics at Walt Disney World, Toyota, defense contractors, oil companies and cruise lines, according to a USA TODAY review of vaccine distribution data from three states. USA TODAY examined how state health departments distributed H1N1 vaccine after public outcry last month over Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs receiving doses while doctors and hospitals encountered shortages. The data show other companies got the vaccine in October and early November. [On the upside, maybe the defense contractors and Goldman Suchs executives received Baxter's batch.]

Warning over second child swine-flu jab --High fever, drowsiness and loss of appetite are side-effects, say regulators 05 Dec 2009 Children having their second dose of the swine flu jab may develop a high fever, European regulators have warned. Parents and doctors are being urged to keep watch on a child's temperature after research found they were more likely to suffer a fever above 38C (100F) after the second dose compared with after the first. Children were also more likely to suffer soreness at the site of injection as well as drowsiness, irritability and loss of appetite after the second dose. Experts at the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) said the "findings were unexpected, as they were not seen with the mock-up vaccine".

Schools to get masks, gloves to help prevent spread of flu --Millions of them, purchased with federal grants, will be distributed throughout California for use by ill students and the nurses who examine them. 04 Dec 2009 Millions of protective masks and gloves will be distributed to schools throughout California to prevent the spread of swine and seasonal flu, state and county officials announced Friday. Purchased with federal grants, the 23 million masks and gloves will be used by ill students as well as the nurses who examine them.

Heads up! HHS sociopaths want billion$ for US pharmaterrorists to make new vaccines using dog cells and genetically engineered E.Coli. U.S. health-threat response to be reviewed 02 Dec 2009 Citing the balky swine flu vaccination campaign and other shortcomings in the nation's medical defenses, a top Obama administration official has announced a major review of the government's efforts to develop new protections against pandemics, bioterrorism and other health threats. "Today, we face a wider range of public health threats than ever before in our history," Sebelius said. "It could be [Fort Detrick] anthrax delivered in an envelope. It could be a [Blackwater] dirty bomb set off in a subway car. It could be a new [Baxter] strain of flu that our bodies have no immunity to."

Conn. AG probes flu drug prices 01 Dec 2009 Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has begun asking major pharmacies for details about their Tamiflu pricing policies as part of an investigation into complaints of erratic and excessive prices for the flu drug. Blumenthal has asked CVS Caremark Corporation, Rite Aid Corporation and Walgreen Co., for immediate information, including details about their current prices and prices pre-dating the current H1N1 flu pandemic and ensuing Tamiflu shortage.

U.S. finds pandemic H1N1 virus in turkey flock 30 Nov 2009 The pandemic H1N1 flu virus was confirmed in a flock of breeder turkeys in Virginia -- the first U.S. case involving turkeys, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Monday. USDA said infections of turkeys have been reported in Canada and Chile. "This is the first detection of 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza in turkeys in the United States," said a USDA spokesperson.

Dogs diagnosed with swine flu in China: report 29 Nov 2009 Two dogs in Beijing have tested positive for swine flu in the second case of animals catching the disease in China along with pigs in the northeast, Chinese media said Sunday. The A(H1N1) virus detected in the dogs was 99 percent identical to the one circulating in humans, the state-run Beijing Times reported, quoting China's agriculture ministry.

Wisconsin health officers can order guards be put on infectious people --Douglas County joins others in state with isolation and quarantine policy 27 Nov 2009 Wisconsin counties have a little-known policy that allows forced isolation or quarantine of people using armed law enforcement and deputized civilians. This is to help health officials in a worst-case scenario to contain outbreaks... The policy includes isolating people infected or even suspected of being infected with a contagious disease such as tuberculosis or in a flu pandemic. Douglas County Health Officer Deb Clasen says every county health officer in the state can now order that guards be put on infectious people. Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden says this is a tool that may be needed at flu vaccination clinics as well.

FDA OKs Novartis Vaccine Against Seasonal Flu In Fast Review 27 Nov 2009 The Food and Drug Administration approved a new Novartis AG flu vaccine, Agriflu, in an accelerated process Friday. The vaccine to prevent disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and B is for people age 18 and older. It does not prevent the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. The Swiss drug maker... on Tuesday opened a vaccine-manufacturing plant in North Carolina designed to make [deadly] flu vaccines without relying on decades-old technology that employs millions of chicken eggs to grow viruses. [See: New US vaccine production techniques: Genetically modified insect cells, E. coli, caterpillar ovaries 24 Nov 2009 Spurred by $487 million in federal funding, a sprawling new vaccine factory is opening in North Carolina Tuesday that will produce shots using dog cells instead of chicken eggs.]

The reality behind the swine flu conspiracy By Irina Galushko 26 Nov 2009 ...[T]he WHO may find itself coughing up explanations, as more and more scientists and health researchers, and even journalists, are starting to question the organization’s motives behind raising the alert so quickly. According to the Danish Daily Information newspaper, the WHO and pharmaceutical companies are suffering from the profit bug. Or, to put it simply, the chief health care organization in the world has teamed up with the drug makers to create a phantom monster -- and to rake in cash by selling a remedy for it.

Bacterial Disease Linked to H1N1 Flu Worries CDC 25 Nov 2009 The CDC is warning about a "worrisome" rise in the incidence of pneumococcal disease associated with the [lab-generated] pandemic H1N1 flu. "We're seeing increases in serious pneumococcal infections around the country," Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said at a briefing today.

Baxter hopes to build U.S. cell-based vaccine manufacturing plant --Facility would be used to make flu, pandemic vaccines 26 Nov 2009 (IL) Deerfield-based Baxter International Inc. says it is looking into building a cell-based vaccine manufacturing plant in the U.S. to produce seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines. The company won't say when a plant could be built because the timing would depend on the outcome of a government-funded clinical trial of its seasonal product, which is in its final stages. [See: Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor By Lori Price 26 Apr 2009.]

Swine flu linked to serious respiratory disease 26 Nov 2009 Federal officials said Wednesday that they have noticed "a worrisome spike in serious pneumococcal disease" linked to pandemic H1N1 influenza. Health authorities normally see an increase in such infections associated with seasonal flu, but this year the rate is substantially higher than normal and striking younger people rather than the elderly, according to Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Sharp increase in swine flu deaths in France 26 Nov 2009 The number of deaths in mainland France from the H1N1 swine flu virus jumped in the last week, according to official data Thursday. The toll rose to 68 deaths as of November 22, with 22 new deaths last week. Six of the 68 victims had no underlying health problems, the country's health monitoring institute said.

Canada's doctors told to stop using swine flu vaccine 24 Nov 2009 GlaxoSmithKline has advised doctors in Canada to stop using a batch of its swine flu vaccine, amid reports of severe side-effects in some patients. The batch of some 170,000 doses was put on hold because of the reported higher than usual number of patients having anaphylactic reactions. This may include breathing problems, raised heart rate and skin rashes.

GlaxoSmithKline advises Canadian doctors to stop using swine flu vaccines 25 Nov 2009 GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Tuesday that they have notified Canadian doctors to discontinue using a batch of 170,000 swine flu vaccines following six reports of serious allergic reactions among recipients. It was not immediately clear how many doses had been administered, although Tim Vail, the spokesman for Canada’s health minister, said the majority had been.

New US vaccine production techniques: Genetically modified insect cells, E. coli, caterpillar ovaries 24 Nov 2009 Spurred by $487 million in federal funding, a sprawling new vaccine factory is opening in North Carolina Tuesday that will produce shots using dog cells instead of chicken eggs. A Connecticut biotech company has also applied to sell a vaccine employing a radically different approach involving a genetically engineered virus infecting insect cells... Baxter International won approval last month to sell an H1N1 vaccine in Europe that uses a decades-old line of African green monkey kidney cells, and it is working on a vaccine for the United States. Protein Sciences of Meriden, Conn., has applied to the FDA for approval to sell a vaccine made by genetically engineering flu genes into a worm virus, which then infects cells from caterpillar ovaries to produce the necessary proteins to make vaccine. VaxInnate of Cranbury, N.J., for example, produced an experimental H1N1 vaccine using genetically engineered E.coli bacteria, and Vical of San Diego just won a $1.25 million contract from the Navy to develop an H1N1 vaccine that involves injecting DNA sequences from the virus directly into people.

27 cases of adverse reaction to H1N1 vaccine reported 24 Nov 2009 (Singapore) The Health Sciences Authority said on Tuesday that 27 cases of adverse reactions suspected to be associated with the use of the H1N1 vaccine have been reported so far. But "these reactions are non-serious anticipated side effects such as fever, rashes, flu-like symptoms, headaches, nausea and vomiting", said an HSA spokesperson.

NJ suspends seasonal flu shot requirement for kids 24 Nov 2009 New Jersey is suspending its requirement that children attending child care or preschool facilities get a seasonal flu shot. Health Commissioner Heather Howard said Tuesday that the step was necessary because there's a shortage [?] of the seasonal flu vaccine.

WHO investigating Norway swine flu mutations 20 Nov 2009 The World Health Organization said Friday it is investigating samples of variant swine flu linked to two deaths and one severe case in Norway, but that so far the significance of the mutation is unclear. Norway's Institute of Public Health announced Friday that the mutation "could possibly...cause more severe disease" because it infects tissue deeper in the airway than usual. The mutation was found in three of 70 analyzed swine flu cases, said Geir Stene-Larsen, the institute's director.

4 Tamiflu resistant H1N1 cases at Duke --An antiviral resistance was confirmed by the laboratory at CDC Monday night. 20 Nov 2009 (NC) Health officials announced Friday afternoon that four patients at Duke Medical Center have shown signs of an antiviral-resistance to the H1N1 influenza strain. The four patients were diagnosed with flu during October and November. Duke physicians discovered the resistant strain after some of the patients continued to test positive for the flu despite antiviral treatment.

100,000 H1N1 vaccines pulled after bad reactions 20 Nov 2009 More than 100,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine are being withdrawn across the country, after Manitoba health officials announced Thursday they'd noticed a higher-than-usual number of allergic reactions from one batch. Vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline has asked several provinces to set aside the 170,000 doses from the questionable batch.

Yup, shark livers. What's in your H1N1 flu vaccine? 19 Nov 2009 One of the best examples involves a controversial ingredient present in the H1N1 vaccine: thimerosal. Thimerosal is a form of mercury used in some vaccines as a preservative... and still remains in many flu vaccines. Squalene is another controversial component of the swine-flu vaccine. It’s an oil found in animal livers and is used as an adjuvant in vaccines and also as a moisturizer in cosmetic products. It is primarily gotten from shark livers... Still other questions have been raised about polysorbate 80, another component of the H1N1 vaccine adjuvant.

FDA Panel Rejects Cell Culture Flu Vaccine, Wants More Safety Data --In 6-5 vote, panel decided it didn't have enough safety information to recommend approval of drug 19 Nov 2009 With members citing unanswered safety questions, an FDA advisory panel today narrowly rejected approval of the nation's first cell-based influenza vaccine. A small manufacturer called Protein Sciences Corp. of Meriden, Conn. sought approval for its trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine, FluBlok, for active immunization of adults ages 18 years and older against influenza virus subtypes A and type B.

Fox News Poll: Worries About Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine Persist 20 Nov 2009 A recent Fox News poll suggests that even when the H1N1 vaccine becomes more widely available, concern over its safety may prevent many at-risk Americans from getting vaccinated. Nearly equal numbers are more afraid of the side effects from the swine flu vaccine as are afraid of getting the flu itself (35 percent vaccine compared to 37 percent flu). Many Americans also feel the testing of the swine flu vaccine was done too quickly so its safety is uncertain (40 percent).

FDA Panel Rejects Cell Culture Flu Vaccine, Wants More Safety Data --In 6-5 vote, panel decided it didn't have enough safety information to recommend approval of drug 19 Nov 2009 With members citing unanswered safety questions, an FDA advisory panel today narrowly rejected approval of the nation's first cell-based influenza vaccine. A small manufacturer called Protein Sciences Corp. of Meriden, Conn. sought approval for its trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine, FluBlok, for active immunization of adults ages 18 years and older against influenza virus subtypes A and type B.

Many reluctant to have swine flu vaccine: poll 17 Nov 2009 Many Britons are refusing to have swine flu vaccinations because of concerns about side effects and the general perception that it is a mild illness, a newspaper for doctors reported on Wednesday. A survey of 107 general practitioners (GPs) by Pulse newspaper reported particular difficulties persuading pregnant women to have the vaccine, with one GP estimating as few as one in 20 were happy to go ahead.

Paramedics called to Sacred Hearts after swine flu vaccinations given 16 Nov 2009 (HI) A "handful" of Sacred Hearts Academy students were taken to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children after receiving swine flu shots or nasal spray at the school this morning, school principal Betty White said. Bryan Cheplic, spokesman for the city Emergency Services Department, said city paramedics were sent to the school three different times this morning.

Swine flu in Ukraine: horrible mutation 17 Nov 2009 British researchers learning the culture of swine flu caused the splash of respiratory diseases in Ukraine suspect its mutation. Some symptoms seem like notorious "Spanish flu" splashed in Europe after the end of the First world war and robbed 50 million lives. One of the doctors tells that the results of autopsy of two swine flu victims have shown that their lungs have been black as coal.

Doctors say most Britons reject swine flu vaccine 17 Nov 2009 More than half of Britons being offered vaccination against pandemic H1N1 flu are turning it down because they fear side-effects or think the virus is too mild to bother, a survey of doctors showed on Wednesday. Many of the 107 family doctors polled by Britain's Pulse magazine said there was widespread resistance from patients and on average only 46 percent of those offered the vaccination agree to have it.

Mothers-to-be 'are refusing swine flu jab' over safety fears 18 Nov 2009 Millions of people are shunning the swine flu jab over fears about its safety, a survey of GPs suggests. It found that fewer than half of those offered the vaccination are taking it up - with pregnant women the most likely to say no... Doctors said that just 46 per cent were taking it. One GP said as few as one in 20 pregnant women had been vaccinated, even though studies have shown they are four times as likely to end up in hospital if they catch the virus.

B.C. see spike in severe reactions to flu shot 17 Nov 2009 As Canadian health officials assured the public that the pandemic H1N1 vaccine is as safe as the seasonal flu shot, at least one province is reporting almost double the rate of severe allergic reactions. British Columbia Centre for Disease Control said it is probing why residents suffered anaphylaxis at a higher rate compared with the previous five seasonal-flu-vaccination programs, suggesting it could be because some people received H1N1 and the seasonal flu shot simultaneously.

Rare disease after flu shot prompts questions 16 Nov 2009 (WV) In early October, Catherine Angel got her seasonal flu vaccine, something she has done every flu season for as long as she can remember. By the end of the month, she couldn't walk. Angel was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Angel, who is her mid-70s, was diagnosed with the syndrome less than two weeks after getting the seasonal flu shot in Fayette County, where she lives.

Million Hit By 'Plague Worse Than Swine Flu' 15 Nov 2009 A deadly plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbours into a state of panic. A cocktail of three [Baxter] flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine. President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has called in the World Health Organisation and a team of nine specialists are carrying out tests in Kiev and Lviv to identify the virus. President Yushchenko said: "People are dying. The epidemic is killing doctors. This is absolutely inconceivable in the 21st Century."

Doctors learn why Ukrainians dying 13 Nov 2009 All victims of the virus in Bukovyna (22 people aged 20-40) died not from bilateral pneumonia, as was previously thought, but as a result of viral distress syndrome --i.e, the total destruction of the lungs. Cardio-pulmonary insufficiency comes and consequently cardiogenic shock develops, which causes cardiac standstill and death, said the bureau chief of the Chernivtsi regional forensic examination, doctor of science, Professor Viktor Bachynsky, UNIAN reports. "The virus, which causes death, is very aggressive, it does not strike the trachea, but immediately gets into the lungs and causes heavy swelling and solid hemorrhage. Mixed types of parainfluenza and influenza A/N1N1 lead to this state. This is a very toxic strain, which has not yet answered to the treatment of the Ministry of Health", said Viktor Bachinsky.

Experts warn of possible A/H1N1 mutation 11 Nov 2009 Medical experts are warning that the A/H1N1 flu has entered a period of high frequency and easy transmission. And with fresh cases of pigs infected by the virus in Hong Kong and Taiwan, experts say the possibility that the virus will mutate is growing. Recent monitoring has found several cases of pigs, cats and dogs infected by the human A/H1N1 flu virus.

H1N1 no deadlier than regular flu: top doctor 16 Nov 2009 Despite the recent surge in H1N1 deaths, the nation's chief public health officer says the pandemic virus appears no deadlier than regular seasonal influenza and that there could actually be substantially fewer flu deaths than normal this season. Although H1N1 is disproportionately infecting more children and otherwise healthy young adults, "the mortality rate from this (H1N1) is no worse than seasonal flu," Dr. David Butler-Jones said in an interview with Canwest News Service.

Doctors learn why Ukrainians dying 13 Nov 2009 All victims of the virus in Bukovyna (22 people aged 20-40) died not from bilateral pneumonia, as was previously thought, but as a result of viral distress syndrome --i.e, the total destruction of the lungs. Cardio-pulmonary insufficiency comes and consequently cardiogenic shock develops, which causes cardiac standstill and death, said the bureau chief of the Chernivtsi regional forensic examination, doctor of science, Professor Viktor Bachynsky, UNIAN reports. "The virus, which causes death, is very aggressive, it does not strike the trachea, but immediately gets into the lungs and causes heavy swelling and solid hemorrhage. Mixed types of parainfluenza and influenza A/N1N1 lead to this state. This is a very toxic strain, which has not yet answered to the treatment of the Ministry of Health", said Viktor Bachinsky.

Experts warn of possible A/H1N1 mutation 11 Nov 2009 Medical experts are warning that the A/H1N1 flu has entered a period of high frequency and easy transmission. And with fresh cases of pigs infected by the virus in Hong Kong and Taiwan, experts say the possibility that the virus will mutate is growing. Recent monitoring has found several cases of pigs, cats and dogs infected by the human A/H1N1 flu virus.

US medical workers balk at mandatory flu vaccines 13 Nov 2009 Thousands of nurses and other front-line healthcare workers are fighting mandatory flu immunization policies being put in place by some U.S. hospitals. Nurses unions have won some early battles against compulsory vaccination. Critics say mandating that healthcare workers get vaccines is misguided, ineffective and ultimately counterproductive.

Two die in China after H1N1 flu vaccine 14 Nov 2009 Two people died after they were inoculated with the H1N1 flu vaccine in China, health authorities reported, amid wariness among the Chinese about the quality of the shot. Deng Haihua, spokesman for the health ministry, said in a statement posted on the website late Friday that authorities had been notified of the deaths in the past two days, but he gave no personal details of the victims.

New types of influenza found in Ukraine --Chief medical officer told about AH3N2, AH2N2, AH1N1, a large group of influenza B, and parainfluenza viruses of three types, reports proUA.com. 12 Nov 2009 Besides swine influenza, AN3N2, AN2N2 and group B have been found in the territory of Ukraine. In particular, at present at least 8 different viruses are circulating in the territory of Bukovyna. Such conclusions are made by experts of regional sanitary epidemiological stations following the results of almost 6,000 studies on the identification of acute respiratory viral infections, said the chief state sanitary doctor of the Chernivtsi Region Oleksandr Svitlichny on November 11 at the briefing.

Virginia Family Claims H1N1 Vaccine Sickened Son 13 Nov 2009 A northern Virginia family says their lives were turned upside down just 24 hours after getting their 14-year-old son received his seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines. Jordan McFarland is an avid young athlete who was unable to walk without the aid of a walker just one day after getting his flu shots. His father Calvin says doctors made a preliminary diagnosis of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disease characterized by muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.

Va. teen suffers rare illness after swine flu shot --Boy diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome 12 Nov 2009 A 14-year-old Virginia boy is weak and struggling to walk after coming down with a reported case of Guillain-Barre syndrome within hours after receiving the H1N1 vaccine for swine flu. Jordan McFarland, a high school athlete from Alexandria, Va., left Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children Tuesday night in a wheelchair nearly a week after developing severe headaches, muscle spasms and weakness in his legs following a swine flu shot. He will likely need the assistance of a walker for four to six weeks, plus extensive physical therapy.

H1N1 has killed 3,900 Americans: CDC 12 Nov 2009 H1N1 swine flu killed an estimated 3,900 Americans from April to October, including more than 500 children, U.S. health officials said on Thursday. Better data than was previously available shows the flu pandemic has infected an estimated 22 million Americans and put 98,000 in the hospital, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Glaxo sees recurring pandemic flu business 12 Nov 2009 Sales of flu treatments due to the H1N1 swine flu pandemic may be sustainable beyond the current winter season, as governments around the world overhaul their long-term strategy on stockpiles. GlaxoSmithKline Plc Chief Executive Andrew Witty said on Thursday that pandemic stockpiling would be a recurrent business, rather than a simple one-off, with some 60 countries now running strategic reserves of both vaccines and antivirals.

Trucks With H1N1 Vaccine Will Be Escorted By Police --Truck Carrying Flu Vaccine Supply Is Stolen 07 Nov 2009 (Chicago) Someone in Milwaukee stole a refrigerated truck that was hauling 930 doses of the swine flu vaccine. The doses were being returned [H1N1 vaccine is unwanted, despite mainstream media assertions to the contrary] to Milwaukee's main storage facility on Thursday evening after a public vaccination clinic when one or more people drove away in the truck, which had been left idling and unattended only for moments, the authorities said. As prosecutors considered charges against a man suspected in the theft, there was other fallout: the department will no longer employ the transport company involved, said Bevan K. Baker, the city health commissioner, and trucks bearing H1N1 doses will now be escorted by a police squad car.

Flu suspect booted off plane: Woman says concerns over flu forced her off flight 11 Nov 2009 A woman says she was booted from a flight from Tampa to Hawaii because the flight crew aboard the aircraft suspected she had the flu. Mitra Mostoufi, 50, says she was humiliated when she was taken off the United Airlines flight on Monday morning. She says she doesn't "need to be treated like a disease." Mostoufi says she doesn't have the flu. She says medication for restless leg syndrome made her feel nauseous, so she asked for an air sickness bag. After she made the request, a United Airlines employee told her to leave the aircraft.

Mysterious flu in Ukraine continues to intensify --Nearly three quarters of the Ukrainian population have flu-like symptoms of the mysterious virus 10 Nov 2009 Digital Journal reported at the end of October that more than 40,000 Ukrainians contracted a serious virus but now more than three quarters (478,456) of Ukrainians have contracted the flu-like symptoms, according to Radio Netherlands... The mysterious flu strain has caused a variety of theories such as biological warfare. Jose Mosse, who is a former microbiologist for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, called into a radio talk show warning about a biological weapon that would occur in Ukraine by Baxter International. [See: Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor 26 Apr 2009.]

Glaxo wins OK to sell H1N1 vaccine in U.S. 11 Nov 2009 London-based GlaxoSmithKline won U.S. approval to sell its vaccine to fight H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, after an eight-week delay. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the vaccine as a strain change to Glaxo's FluLaval seasonal flu vaccine, the drug maker said Tuesday in an e-mailed statement. The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has ordered 7.6 million doses of the swine flu vaccine as part of about 250 million doses secured from all manufacturers, the company said.

CDC's H1N1 Air Travel Guidelines 06 Nov 2009 The CDC has issued some special instructions for flights into the United States. All cabin and crew members are required to understand and recognize flu symptoms. If a person on an aircraft becomes ill with flu-like symptoms, the pilot is instructed to inform the CDC Quarantine Station at the airport where the place is expected to land. The Quarantine Station will arrange for the patient to be brought from the plane in a manner that will cut down the risk of spreading the virus.

'I guess the police are here for crowd control, which is funny.' Low Turnout at City Clinics for Free Swine Flu Vaccine 09 Nov 2009 (NYC, NY) Perhaps it was fear of crowds that kept the crowds away on Sunday from the clinics offering free [squalene-laden, mercury-filled, Polysorbate 80-laced] swine flu vaccinations to schoolchildren. Or, maybe, as some of the few who did show up suggested, the small numbers could be attributed to wariness about the new vaccine or a lack of knowledge about the clinics.

Blackout: Military Personnel Banned From H1N1 Vaccine Sites By Allen McDuffee 05 Nov 2009 Shortly after the Pentagon announced that all Armed Services personnel would soon be facing a mandatory H1N1 vaccination program, I started receiving email from soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors because of a previous story I had written on the anthrax vaccine... What they found instead is that several websites and blogs with key information asking critical questions had been blocked from their viewing. Among those that were repeatedly mentioned as blocked sites are the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), the site for Gary Matsumoto's book, Vaccine-A, and vaccine expert Dr. Meryl Nass. NVIC is a national, non-profit founded in 1980s that, through public education, advocates "vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the mass vaccination system."

State defends withholding flu vaccine distribution info --The state says it's helping doctors and patients by withholding any information about where vaccine is going. 07 Nov 2009 Texas recently ordered a shipment of 22,600 doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine to be sent to a doctor in Dallas County. Another doctor got 14,036. Another got 6,780. Who are these doctors? The state won't say. Not even the Dallas County health department knows who is getting the big batches.

Infection of farmed animals with the pandemic virus --Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 briefing note 15 05 Nov 2009 Since the new H1N1 pandemic virus emerged, a small number of infections in swine herds have been reported... In addition, pandemic H1N1 infections have been reported in turkeys in Chile and Canada and in a few pet animals in the USA... Another concern is the continuing presence of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in poultry in several countries, where the virus is endemic... Most recently, authorities in Denmark reported a novel H3N2 influenza virus in mink on several mink farms. Sequencing of the virus demonstrated a combination of human and swine genes that has not been identified previously in circulating influenza viruses.

State defends withholding flu vaccine distribution info --The state says it's helping doctors and patients by withholding any information about where vaccine is going. 07 Nov 2009 Texas recently ordered a shipment of 22,600 doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine to be sent to a doctor in Dallas County. Another doctor got 14,036. Another got 6,780. Who are these doctors? The state won't say. Not even the Dallas County health department knows who is getting the big batches.

Goldman Sachs Received H1N1 Vaccine Before Several Hospitals 05 Nov 2009 As noted on The Today Show this morning, several banks have been among the early recipients of H1N1 vaccine, allowing them to get ahead of hospitals in some instances. The story was originally broken by BusinessWeek this week. Goldman Sachs has received 200 doses in total -- the exact same as Lennox Hill hospital. Health officials say corporate partners are always part of the distribution of any vaccine. [Not to mention, the pandemic itself. --LRP]

World first as swine flu found in US cat 04 Nov 2009 Vets in the US state of Iowa said Wednesday that a household cat had tested positive for swine flu -- the first known case in the world of the new pandemic strain spreading to the feline population. The 13-year-old male domestic shorthair apparently caught A(H1N1) from its owners -- two of the three members of the family had previously contracted the virus.

Government planning to impose quarantines in regions with growing number of flu patients 04 Nov 2009 The Ukrainian government is planning to impose quarantines in the Ukrainian regions in which the number of patients with flu and acute respiratory infections is growing, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said. As reported, quarantines were imposed in nine Ukrainian regions on October 30 due to the epidemic of flu and acute respiratory infections.

Ukraine virus mystery deepens 03 Nov 2009 The mystery of the unidentified flu virus in the Ukraine, first reported by RNW on 29 October, has deepened... In August 2009, a man called Joseph Mosse, who claims to be a former microbiologist with the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, was arrested in Los Angeles, having made threats against the White House. Shortly after his arrest, there were reports that he had called into a radio show with a warning about a biological weapon being prepared in the Ukraine by a company called Baxter International. According to these reports, Mr Mosse said that the weapon would be spread via a flu vaccine. Credence is being given to these reports because Mr Mosse's qualifications as a microbiologist are confirmed by his research profile on this website. There is also a story doing the rounds that a light aircraft has been spotted spraying an unidentified substance over the capital, Kiev, but this has been denied by the country’s Office of Emergency Reponse.

Swine flu could raise constitutional issues --Most governors have the power to take drastic measures such as quarantining people, seizing medications, overturning laws and using martial police power. 03 Nov 2009 Civil liberties advocates caution that mandatory vaccinations, forced quarantines and restricted interstate travel would not only endanger individual rights but also would be unlikely to prevent disease in the event of a severe H1N1 outbreak. "These raise the highest constitutional problems," said Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland, at a recent panel discussion. Greenberger said in the case of a pandemic, state and federal governments have extensive executive emergency powers. State laws give governors the authority to contravene any law that interferes with the governor's ability to deal with an emergency.

School District's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Ruined 03 Nov 2009 (PA) With a shortage of H1N1 flu vaccine all across the country thousands of doses in the Stroudsburg Area School District are being thrown out because the refrigerator storing the doses somehow ended up at the wrong temperature. Five thousand swine flu vaccinations, enough for every student in the district, were ruined because of a mechanical malfunction.

Doctors May 'Fire' Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Children 23 Oct 2009 An anti-vaccination movement is growing online, from parent to parent, and through activist celebrities, such as actress Jenny McCarthy. Now, more and more doctors are feeling compelled to say "no" back to these parents. The issue was raised Wednesday at the annual American Academy of Pediatrics meeting in Washington, D.C. Dr. Gary Marshall, a presenter at the meeting, said there are some cases when it's ethical and legal to refuse to continue to see, or treat, a child.

Another city student gets flu vaccine by mistake: Dept. of Ed. officials 01 Nov 2009 Officials admitted on Friday that a third student was 'mistakenly' given the swine flu vaccine - an error the school nurses union blamed on the city. "Nurses are not getting the support they need," said Judith Arroyo, president of Local 436, District Council 37, adding that the union had warned of problems.

Connecticut probes seasonal flu vaccine pricing 02 Nov 2009 The state of Connecticut's top prosecutor said on Monday he is investigating complaints of price fixing by companies that make and distribute the seasonal flu vaccine. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said his office has received reports that the seasonal flu vaccine is being offered at many times the normal price, and of distributors and manufacturers reneging on previously negotiated agreements.

Guantanamo detainees set to receive swine flu vaccine 01 Nov 2009 Terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay naval base will soon get swine flu vaccines, despite complaints that American civilians should have priority, a military spokesman said Sunday. Army Maj. James Crabtree, a spokesman for the U.S. jail facility in southeast Cuba, said the doses should start arriving this month, with guards and then inmates scheduled for inoculations. [See: 9yr-old boy tortured, says former Guantanamo detainee --'I was interrogated hundreds of times by the FBI, CIA and even MI5, beaten, and subjected to continuous torture, sexual degradation, forced drugging and religious persecution.' 30 Oct 2009.]

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Warning over 'unique' spread of avian flu 22 Oct 2005 The avian flu - recently arrived in the UK - which is causing chaos around the world is "unique" because of the simultaneous way in which it is spreading, a veterinary expert has warned. [LOL, 'unique.' Looks like the Bush bioterror team is a busy little bee, poised to start the mandatory vaccines with no legal liablity for the pharma-terrorists.]

Russian MP Calls Bird Flu "American Provocation" 21 Oct 2005 A deputy of the ultranationalist Liberal Democratic faction of the Russian State Duma, Aleksei Mitrofanov, has said in a parliamentary speech that bird flu was invented by Americans who wanted to dominate the world’s poultry markets.

Congress Set to Pass Law Eliminating Liability For Vaccine Injuries 19 Oct 2005 The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is calling the "Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2005" (S. 1873), which passed out of the U.S. Senate HELP Committee one day after it was introduced "a drug company stockholder's dream and a consumer's worst nightmare." ...The bill establishes the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency (BARDA), as the single point of authority within the government for the advanced research and development of drugs and vaccines in response to bioterrorism and natural disease outbreaks such as the flu. BARDA will operate in secret, exempt from the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, insuring that no evidence of injuries or deaths caused by drugs and vaccines labeled as "countermeasures" will become public.

Rare Germ Found in D.C. on Sept. 24, 25 (DC Protest Days) Tularemia Is Highly Infectious; Can Cause Pneumonia and Systemic Infection 30 Sep 2005 A relatively rare biological agent has been detected in air filters serving Washington D.C. in recent weeks, ABC News has learned -- but current evidence does not show any indication whatsoever of terrorism [?!?]. The federal government found six air filters around the nation's capital checked on Sept. 24 and 25 contained "trace amounts" of tularemia, a type of bacteria. No additional traces have been detected since Sept. 24 and 25. [Gee, how blatant can they get? We need to start fighting back. Tolerating their terrorism is becoming the greater crime. --Lori Price.]

UK flu pandemic contingency plan (pdf) March 2005

Bush Authorizes Use of Quarantine Powers in Cases of Bird Flu 02 Apr 2005 President [sic] Bush signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the government to impose a quarantine to deal with any outbreak of avian influenza now found in Southeast Asia.

Bush Order Allows Isolation of Those with Bird Flu 01 Apr 2005 Dictator Bush issued a directive on Friday allowing authorities to detain or isolate any passenger suspected of having avian flu when arriving in the United States aboard an international flight. The Bush order added pandemic influenza to the list of diseases for which quarantine is authorized. Under the directive, the Health and Human Services Department is given legal authority to detain or isolate any passenger suspected of having the avian flu.

U.S. to create a bird flu virus mutation 24 Mar 2005 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun a series of experiments to see how likely the bird flu virus could result in a human pandemic. The six-month series of experiments seeks to simulate the mixing and matching of genes from the H5N1 avian flu virus that has plagued Asia and a common human flu virus that public-health experts fear could turn avian flu into a pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. CDC scientists inside an ultra-secure laboratory [?!?] have started swapping the genes of the H5N1 avian virus with the genes of an H3N2 virus, the strain behind most recent human flu outbreaks.

Gene From 1918 Virus Proves Key to Virulent Influenza (University of Wisconsin Press Release) 06 Oct 2004 "Using a gene resurrected from the virus that caused the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, recorded history's most lethal outbreak of infectious disease, scientists have found that a single gene may have been responsible for the devastating virulence of the virus. Writing Oct. 7 in the journal Nature, virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo, describes experiments in which engineered viruses were made more potent by the addition of a single gene. The work is evidence that a slight genetic tweak is all that is required to transform mild strains of the flu virus into forms far more pathogenic and, possibly, more transmissible... Using a comparatively mild form of influenza A virus as a template, Kawaoka's team added the two 1918 genes that code for hemagglutinin and neuraminidase and infected mice with the engineered viruses."

Kofi Annan expresses hope of "containing the spread of new infectious diseases, whether natural or man-made" --Transcript of Press Conference by Secretary-General Kofi Annan At United Nations Headquarters, 21 Mar 2005 "...[I]f governments take the decisions that I am suggesting in this report, I believe we will have a much better chance of turning the tide against HIV/AIDS and malaria in the next 10 years; a much better chance of containing the spread of new infectious diseases, whether natural or man-made; ... -- through a strengthened Security Council and a new and authoritative human rights council, both working closely with regional organizations -- to put a stop to major crimes against innocent people, such as those we are witnessing in Darfur."

Birdflu pandemic may mean some stay home to die 11 Mar 2005 New Zealand medical authorities may tell some people likely to die from a birdflu pandemic to stay home and not clog up hospitals. Research published today in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal predicts up to 3700 deaths in New Zealand from a first wave of pandemic influenza and up to a million people infected. "It is likely that some difficult decisions will be required in limiting hospital care to those where it would most likely affect final health outcomes," the researchers said.

Military intelligence warns that avian flu could be used as weapon: report 08 Mar 2005 The military's intelligence arm has warned the federal government that avian influenza could be used as a weapon of bioterrorism, a heavily censored report suggests. It also reveals that military planners believe a naturally occurring flu pandemic may be imminent. The report, entitled Recent Human Outbreaks of Avian Influenza and Potential Biological Warfare Implications, was obtained under the Access to Information Act by The Canadian Press. It was prepared by the J2 Directorate of Strategic Intelligence, a secretive branch of National Defence charged with producing intelligence for the government.

Coroner Wants to Shrink-Wrap Bodies --Coroner Wants to Shrink-Wrap Bodies in the Case of a Natural Disaster or Terrorist Attack 19 Feb 2005 In the case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack, some emergency officials in Western Washington plan to be prepared with a large, shrink wrap machine. The Thurston County Coroner's Office recently won approval to purchase a machine able to shrink-wrap human remains. The process would make it easier to transport a large number of bodies. The coroner's office has already started a bidding process to find a company to build the machine. A Homeland Security grant will pay for the machine, which will cost an estimated $50,000.

Killer flu recreated in the lab 07 Oct 2004 UK Scientists have shown that tiny changes to modern flu viruses could render them as deadly as the 1918 strain which killed millions. A US team added two genes from a sample of the 1918 virus to a modern strain known to have no effect on mice. Animals exposed to this composite were dying within days of symptoms similar to those found in human victims of the 1918 pandemic.

1918 killer flu secrets revealed 05 Feb 2004 Scientists have worked out how the virus which caused the world's worst flu epidemic infected man. They believe the virus, which claimed the lives of up to 50m people around the world, jumped from birds to humans. The breakthrough, published in Science, should help doctors identify which future bird viruses pose a threat to man at an earlier stage.

Flu victim exhumed after 85 years
30 Jan 2004 Scientists are preparing to exhume the body of a woman who died of flu 85 years ago to find out how the virus killed millions across Europe. Phyllis Burn died aged 20 in 1918, a victim of the 20th Century's worst flu epidemic, which killed more than 50 million people. She was buried in a lead coffin, thought to be virtually airtight, in Twickenham, south-west London. Scientists wearing protective clothing will remove lung samples from the body.

Live Dangerously: Be a Scientist By Whitley Strieber 11 May 2005 "Another scientist involved in disease control has been killed. David Banks was the principal scientist with Biosecurity Australia and was involved in containing pest and disease threats. He died along with 15 other people when the commuter plane he was traveling in went down in Queensland, Australia... His primary mission was protecting livestock and plants in the country, and keeping diseases from crossing into Australia... Since January of 2004, more than twenty scientists are known to have died in accidents, under suspiious circumstances, or been murdered."

False Flag Flu

List of Dead Scientists (stevequayle.com) Updated 08 Jun 2005, scientist #78

FEMA Concentration Camps: Locations and Executive Orders Updated 03 Sep 2004

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