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July 2009 Archives

Refusing vaccination labels you a "criminal", so says WHO By Marti Oakley 30 Jul 2009 The World Health Organization determined in 2005 it has the authority to dissolve sovereign governments and take control should there be a "pandemic". This applies to any country signed onto WHO….which of course we are... From the WHO 2005 declaration: (excerpted) "Under special pandemic plans enacted around the world including the USA, in 2005, national governments are to be dissolved in the event of a pandemic emergency and replaced by special crisis committees, which take charge of the health and security infrastructure of a country, and which are answerable to the WHO and EU in Europe and to the WHO and UN in North America." If the Model Emergency Health Powers Act is implemented on the instructions of WHO, it will be a criminal offence for Americans to refuse the vaccine. Police are allowed to use deadly force against "criminal" suspects."

Pandemic Pusher$ and Profiteer$ --Canadian pandemic flu leaflet to download and distribute! 01 Aug 2009 "And advanced forms of biological warfare that can trigger specific 'genotypes' can transform biological warfare from the realm of terror into a politically useful tool." Project for a New American Century, (PNAC) 'Rebuilding America's Defenses', (Rumsfeld, Cheney, etc. 9/2000) On June 17, 1996, the U.S. Air Force released 'Air Force 2025'. In the unclassified study, The College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education put forth several "fictional representations of future scenarios". In Chapter five, the authors present a timeline representing a plausible history in which in 2009 influenza will kill 30,000,000 people and it is not "determined if the virus was a natural mutation or bioengineered. Many feared the latter."

Vaccine for swine flu may be unsafe warns WHO 27 Jul 2009 Plans to fast-track the swine flu vaccine in Britain came under fire from World Health Organisation chiefs today. More than 132million doses have been ordered with the first batch due to arrive next month. However, Dr Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's flu chief, today warned about the potential dangers of the untested vaccine: "There are certain areas where you simply do not try to make any economies. One of the things which cannot be compromised is the safety of vaccines." The European Medicines Agency, the drug regulatory body for the EU, is accelerating the approval process for the vaccine, allowing firms to bypass large-scale human trials and instead test a vaccine based on bird flu.

Wal-Mart weighs role in U.S. H1N1 vaccination plans 30 Jul 2009 Wal-Mart Stores Inc is discussing with U.S. health officials the possibility of putting vaccination sites at some of its stores for an H1N1 swine flu inoculation campaign this fall, a company official said on Thursday. Federal officials met with Wal-Mart executives on Wednesday in Arkansas to discuss the issue, Dr. John Agwunobi, president of health and wellness for Wal-Mart U.S., told public health leaders at a conference in Orlando.

Pensioners at back of queue for swine flu vaccine 31 Jul 2009 Pensioners will be at the back of the queue for the new swine flu vaccine as a list of priority groups are drawn up, it has emerged. Health and social care workers will be vaccinated first, followed by pregnant women and all children under the age of five, under initial plans. The first batches of H1N1 vaccine are due to arrive next month with enough for half the population expected to be delivered by December.

Watchdog delays UK debut of Astra swine flu treatment 31 Jul 2009 Britons will have to wait for a pioneering line of defence against swine flu according to AstraZeneca, which today admitted its H1N1 vaccine has been hit by delays. FluMist, the spraying mechanism that is used to administer its flu vaccine, is available in the US but is still awaiting approval by the drug watchdog in Brussels, which will keep it out of the UK until at least next year. FluMist works as a nasal spray rather than by injection. The American watchdog the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the seasonal flu version of FluMist over a year ago, helping Astra to rake in $151 million (£92 million) from US sales of its swine flu vaccine so far this year.

US swine flu deaths surpass 350, CDC says 31 Jul 2009 Health officials say their count of U.S. swine flu deaths has risen to 353 and swine-flu associated hospitalizations have grown to more than 5,500. The cumulative number of deaths rose from the 302 reported last Friday. Last week, health officials said there have been about 44,000 lab-confirmed illnesses but the government would stop providing such counts. Officials believe more than 1 million Americans have had the infection, but many cases go unreported.

'If a flu pandemic were severe enough to qualify as a catastrophic incident, the DoD response could be anticipatory in nature.' The Role of the Department of Defense During A Flu Pandemic 04 Jun 2009 Examples of Defense Support Which Civil Authorities Might Request During a Flu Pandemic --providing disease surveillance and laboratory diagnostics; transporting response teams, vaccines, medical equipment, supplies, diagnostic devices, pharmaceuticals and blood products; treating patients; evacuating the ill and injured; processing and tracking patients; providing base and installation support to federal, state, local, and tribal agencies; controlling movement into and out of areas, or across borders, with affected populations; supporting law enforcement; supporting quarantine enforcement; restoring damaged public utilities; providing mortuary services... Another important factor to consider when federalizing National Guard forces is the impact of the Posse Comitatus Act. While they remain in a state status (either state active duty or Title 32 status), National Guard personnel are not covered by the Act and therefore are a valuable tool for state governors in maintaining public order. Federalization of the National Guard generally brings them under the restrictions of the Act and thereby limits their utility for law enforcement purposes.

Swine flu hits Air Force operations in north Fla. 30 Jul 2009 Swine flu has hit the Air Force's special operations command in northwest Florida. As many as 59 airmen at Hurlburt Field are suspected of having the virus, while another four have tested positive. First Special Operations Wing spokeswoman Amy Oliver said Wednesday they won't be testing the probable cases.

'A Whole Industry Is Waiting For A Pandemic' --In an interview with SPIEGEL, epidemiologist Tom Jefferson speaks about dangerous fear-mongering, misguided, money-driven research 21 Jul 2009 Jefferson: It's true that influenza viruses are unpredictable, so it does call for a certain degree of caution. But one of the extraordinary features of this influenza -- and the whole influenza saga -- is that there are some people who make predictions year after year, and they get worse and worse... Sometimes you get the feeling that there is a whole industry almost waiting for a pandemic to occur. SPIEGEL: Who do you mean? The World Health Organization (WHO)? Jefferson: The WHO and public health officials, virologists and the pharmaceutical companies. They've built this machine around the impending pandemic. And there's a lot of money involved, and influence, and careers, and entire institutions!

Tamiflu causes sickness and nightmares in children, study finds 31 Jul 2009 More than half of children taking the swine flu drug Tamiflu experience side-effects such as nausea and nightmares, research suggests. An estimated 150,000 people with flu symptoms were prescribed the drug through a new hotline and website last week, according to figures revealed yesterday. Studies of children attending three schools in London and one in the South West showed that 51-53 per cent had one or more side-effects from the medication, which is offered to everyone in England with swine flu symptoms.

Britain: Dozens fall victim to side effects of swine flu drug 27 Jul 2009 The agency that licenses medicines in Britain has received 150 reports of suspected adverse reactions to the Tamiflu treatment for swine flu. The figure was released yesterday as GPs said some patients were choosing not to take the drug because of concern about the possible side effects.

Lull in swine flu cases -- but 'big surge' to follow 30 Jul 2009 The swine flu pandemic appears to have peaked for the moment but the virus will return with "a very big surge" in the autumn, the chief medical officer said today. Sir Liam Donaldson hailed new data as proof of a "pretty firm downturn" in the number of people seeking medical help with H1N1 from a GP.

Fox News: Military teams, U.S. Northern Command, mass quarantines to combat flu pandemic: Video Posted by CrashmagProductions 29 Jul 2009

Military Poised to Help FEMA Battle Swine Flu Outbreak --U.S. commander for Northern Command asked Defense Secretary to sign executive order for military to set up five regional teams to deal with [their] outbreak --Orders to deploy actual forces would be reviewed later 29 Jul 2009 The Pentagon is preparing to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency tackle a potential outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, FOX News has confirmed. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to set vaccination priorities for those groups Wednesday during a meeting in Atlanta. The vote came on the same day that Gen. Victor Renuart, the U.S. commander for Northern Command, has asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to sign an executive order for the military to set up five regional teams to deal with the potential outbreak if FEMA requests help. Gates is expected to sign the order soon. It is not known how many troops would be needed and whether they would come from the active duty or the National Guard and Reserve forces. As a first step, Gates is being asked to sign a so-called "execution order" that would authorize the military to begin to conduct the detailed planning to execute the proposed plan. [Barack Obama was 'allowed' to win so that he could put a friendly face on the military dictatorship that is at our doorstep. Obama has done *nothing* for the Left -- those who worked tirelessly for him so that he could implement 'change.' Obama has, in fact, out-Bushed Bush. Bush-Cheney could only *dream* of what Obama is poised to 'accomplish.' The full-blown police state is here -- the raison d'etre for the US Army-created flu pandemic. Just as the CLG has documented and predicted. --Lori Price. The swine flu is really an alibi to justify the containment of social unrest that may result from the exacerbated crisis of capitalism. --MDR]

Military planning for possible H1N1 outbreak 29 Jul 2009 The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials. The proposal is awaiting final approval from Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The officials would not be identified because the proposal from U.S. Northern Command's Gen. Victor Renuart has not been approved by the secretary.

Obama Homeland Security Plans to Expand Bush Initiatives --Homeland Security Secretary Unveils New Antiterror Plans 29 Jul 2009 Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano outlined Wednesday the Obama administration's domestic approach to preventing terrorist attacks -- a strategy that will rely in large measure on refining and expanding initiatives launched under President [sic] George W. Bush. In an interview this week, Ms. Napolitano signaled that the Obama administration isn't contemplating a wholesale revision of the agencies or programs created under Mr. Bush to further antiterrorism efforts... A key component of the integration efforts is a national network of roughly 70 so-called intelligence-fusion centers. They bring federal, state and local officials under the same roof to "fuse" terrorism-related intelligence.

Judge: Swine flu good cause to suspend some constitutional rights --Judge made ruling over objections of county public defender's office and alternate defender's office after special 90-minute hearing 28 Jul 2009 (CA) A Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that there is legal justification to keep the Central Men’s Jail under medical quarantine – at least for a couple of days – to control a swine flu outbreak. Judge Thomas Goethals said the "significant medical public health event" in the men’s jail is good cause to temporarily suspend constitutional guarantees to speedy trials, preliminary hearings and arraignments for some criminal case defendants.

Pandemic 'contingency planning': Govt may invoke emergency clause to force BBC to air content --Such action would be "tantamount to a government takeover". 29 Jul 2009 The BBC could be asked to clear its schedules to make way for educational programmes if schools have to close due to swine flu, it has emerged. Ministers are understood to have had discussions with BBC officials as part of "contingency planning" for the pandemic. Discussions have centred around government moves to invoke a clause in the BBC's agreement which states that, in the case of an emergency, the government has the power to make the BBC broadcast another announcement or programme than that scheduled. However, the proposal has attracted strong criticism, with one BBC source saying such action would be "tantamount to a government takeover". The insider also claimed the clause did not give the government the right to direct programming.

Senate Pages May Have Contracted Swine Flu, Says Top Official --The H1N1 virus has arrived on Congress's doorstep. 28 Jul 2009 Five Senate pages appear to have contracted the dreaded flu virus, which has been linked to more than 300 deaths, and they have been quarantined from their peers and lawmakers, Sergeant at Arms Terrance W. Gainer announced Tuesday night in an internal memo to senators and staff. Gainer, who oversees the page program, said the teenagers "are exhibiting flu-like symptoms -- slightly elevated temperature, cough, and sore throats -- and the Office of Attending Physician believes that they most likely have influenza, quite possibly the H1N1 virus."

NHS cannot cope with swine flu epidemic, report warns 28 Jul 2009 The NHS may not be able to cope with a swine flu epidemic this winter as intensive care beds will be overwhelmed, a Lords report has warned. While preparations for a flu pandemic in Britain are more advanced than in most countries, there is more that could have been done, peers said in a report. The Government has failed to offer reassurance that NHS services can deal with an expected "second wave" of swine flu in the autumn, The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee said.

Flu Vaccine Panel Creates Priority [Guinea Pig] List --Priority list names targeted groups and suggests order in which they should be vaccinated 30 Jul 2009 A complicated list of who should get pandemic flu vaccine in the fall is now set. When the vaccine starts arriving in September, first in line will be pregnant women; the caretakers of infants; children and young adults; older people with chronic illness; and health-care workers. That's the advice of a 15-member committee of experts, which met all day Wednesday at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to advise the federal government on vaccine policy.

Swine Flu Vaccine Testing In Oklahoma 28 Jul 2009 Clinical trials in Oklahoma City of a possible swine flu vaccine will begin with tests on children ages 3 through 8. IPS Research will begin enrolling about 200 children for the program starting August 17. The study will last 42 days and follow-up calls will continue after that. IPS Research medical director Dr. Louise Thurman says 12,000 children nationwide will be given the vaccine for the trial.

U.S. panel to set priorities for H1N1 flu vaccines 29 Jul 2009 Vaccine experts who advise the U.S. government are likely on Wednesday to put [guinea pigs] healthcare workers, pregnant women and patients with asthma and diabetes at the front of the line to get vaccinated against the new pandemic H1N1 influenza. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices may also at its meeting examine ways to manage a complicated U.S. flu season... "I think at the end of the day we'll have a firm idea who will be recommended to receive vaccine against novel H1N1," Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a telephone interview. ['Novel' aka lab-generated]

Swine flu could kill hundreds of thousands in U.S. if vaccine fails, CDC says 25 Jul 2009 Hundreds of thousands of Americans could die over the next two years if the vaccine and other control measures for the new H1N1 influenza are not effective, and, at the pandemic's peak, as much as 40% of the workforce could be affected, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is admittedly a worst-case scenario that the federal agency says it doesn't expect to occur.

Swine flu tests 'not practical' as 500 fall ill within a week 29 Jul 2009 More than 500 people were diagnosed with the H1N1 "swine flu" virus by Irish GPs last week, more than twice the number of cases to date confirmed by laboratory tests, the Department of Health has revealed. Some 226 cases of the virus have been confirmed by laboratory testing. However, this no longer reflected the number of people who had contracted swine flu, said Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer with the department. "The number of laboratory confirmed cases has ceased to be a meaningful measure of the burden of the infection in the population."

Government virus expert paid £116k by swine flu vaccine manufacturers 27 Jul 2009 A scientist who advises the Government on swine flu is a paid director of a drugs firm making hundreds of millions of pounds from the pandemic. Professor Sir Roy Anderson sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), a 20-strong task force drawing up the action plan for the virus. Yet he also holds a £116,000-a-year post on the board of GlaxoSmithKline, the company selling swine flu vaccines and anti-virals to the NHS. Sir Roy was appointed to Sage to 'provide cross-government scientific advice regarding the outbreak of swine flu'. He was one of the first UK experts to call the outbreak a pandemic... The West London-based drugs giant has had to defend itself from allegations of profiteering from swine flu after posting profits of £2.1billion in the last three months.

Vaccine guinea pigs: Addicts may get flu drug first --It's feared the new vaccine may cause side effects which won't be discovered until millions are dished out. 26 Jul 2009 Junkies may get the swine flu vaccine first under plans being studied by the Government. Heroin addicts who have registered for methadone could be among those considered vulnerable, because their immune systems are weak. The official in charge of the government's response to the looming crisis delivered the shock news to a parliamentary committee. The world's top flu expert has warned against the dangers of fast-tracking vaccines without proper checks.

Fast-tracked Swine Flu Vaccine under Fire --The vaccines far more deadly than the swine flu; mass vaccinations a recipe for disaster By Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 27 Jul 2009 A swine flu outbreak occurred in Mexico and the United States in April 2009 and spread rapidly around the world by human-to human transmission. The new type A H1N1 influenza virus is unlike any that had been previously isolated, judging from the first data released in May. It is a messy combination of sequences from bird, human and swine flu virus lineages from North America and Eurasia. A senior virologist based in Canberra, Australia, told the press he thought that the virus could have been created in the laboratory and released by accident. Some even suggest it was made intentionally as a bioweapon, while others blame the intensive livestock industry... But what worries the public most is the mass vaccination programmes governments are putting in place to combat the emerging pandemic, which could well be worse than the pandemic itself.

Catacombs may be used to store bodies of swine flu victims --Exeter city council plans to use 19th century burial chambers as emergency mortuary if pandemic worsens 25 Jul 2009 A city council is considering using 19th century catacombs to store the bodies of swine flu [vaccine] victims if the outbreak worsens, it was confirmed today. Exeter city council has identified the empty underground burial chambers, currently used as a tourist attraction, as a potential mortuary. A council spokesman said the plan would be implemented if the crematorium and cemeteries could not keep up with funeral demands.

Vaccine guinea pigs: Addicts may get flu drug first --It's feared the new vaccine may cause side effects which won't be discovered until millions are dished out. 26 Jul 2009 Junkies may get the swine flu vaccine first under plans being studied by the Government. Heroin addicts who have registered for methadone could be among those considered vulnerable, because their immune systems are weak. The official in charge of the government's response to the looming crisis delivered the shock news to a parliamentary committee. The world's top flu expert has warned against the dangers of fast-tracking vaccines without proper checks.

Europe fast-tracking swine flu vaccine 26 Jul 2009 In a drive to inoculate people 'against' swine flu before winter, many European governments say they will fast-track the testing of a vaccine, arousing concern among some experts about safety and proper doses. The European Medicines Agency, the EU's top drug regulatory body, is accelerating the approval process for swine flu vaccine, and countries such as Britain, Greece, France and Sweden say they'll start using the vaccine after it's greenlighted -- possibly within weeks.

'We haven't gotten this many calls on a study since our smallpox vaccine research post-Sept. 11.' Hundreds volunteer for SLU swine flu vaccine study 25 Jul 2009 Saint Louis University has received 500 calls from people interested in volunteering to try a new swine flu vaccine. "We haven't gotten this many calls on a study since our smallpox vaccine research post-Sept. 11," said Nancy Solomon, a university spokeswoman. SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development is among eight sites picked to help develop a vaccine for swine flu, officially called H1N1 influenza. The government wants several thousand volunteers nationwide to test the flu shots.

2 billion may get swine flu virus worldwide 25 Jul 2009 More than two billion people could become infected with swine flu, an expert said yesterday. The World Health Organisation's flu chief, Keiji Fukuda, said the estimate over the course of the global pandemic was "a reasonable ballpark to be looking at". His comments came as US health officials said 40% of Americans could get the illness in the next two years.

Dozens of Britons Abroad Held In H1N1 Quarantine 24 Jul 2009 At least 160 Britons are being held in quarantine abroad because they are suspected of having the H1N1 flu virus, the Foreign Office said on Friday. The Britons, a mixture of adults and children, are being held in China, Singapore, India and Egypt. The actual number could be higher because some Britons are likely to be held in quarantine without getting in touch with the Foreign Office, it said.

'We have to prepare for the worst.' U.S. panel prepares to OK swine flu vaccine trials 23 Jul 2009 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to help rush through approval of new vaccine to fight foment the pandemic H1N1 virus, promising to watch closely bad effects from the immunization, officials said on Thursday. The FDA said it would help companies design ways to quickly test experimental versions of the vaccine. [See: Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers 17 Jul 2009 Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials said Friday.]

Swine flu spreads; health officials plan vaccines 24 Jul 2009 Global health officials stepped up efforts to prepare for quick vaccination against with the H1N1 pandemic virus, saying on Friday it appeared now to be affecting older age groups spared earlier in the pandemic. WHO said vaccination against H1N1 might start in weeks, even though clinical trials to test the safety, efficacy and needed dosage of H1N1 vaccines have barely started. [See: Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu --Vaccine contains squalene and gp120 By Dr. Russell Blaylock 07 Jul 2009.]

All U.S. children should get seasonal flu shot: CDC 24 Jul 2009 All U.S. children aged 6 months to 18 years should get a seasonal influenza vaccine every year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The CDC's Dr. Anne Schuchat said the agency was strengthening recommendations for children to get the vaccination against seasonal influenza, especially with fears that the new H1N1 virus will be added to the already expected burden of seasonal flu.

Germany Orders 50 Mln Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine --Doses will cost around EUR700 million 24 Jul 2009 Germany is ordering 50 million doses of vaccine for the A/H1N1 influenza strain, known as swine flu, the Thuringia State Health Ministry said. The order is sufficient to vaccinate around one third of the population to follow World Health Organization recommendations to vaccinate particular groups, said the ministry, which currently chairs the conference of federal and state health ministers.

Companies reaping the swine flu windfall 23 Jul 2009 The effects of swine flu are already showing up in higher profits for makers of vaccines and antiviral drugs as the first pandemic of the 21st century makes its way onto corporate bottom lines. Vaccine and flu drug orders lifted drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to a better-than expected quarterly profit, the company said on Wednesday. Glaxo predicts flu vaccine sales will spur second-half strength.

'The company had been preparing for a pandemic for the last three-and-a-half years.' Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline predicts swine flu gold rush 22 Jul 2009 Britain's biggest pharmaceutical company is preparing to sell £3bn worth of swine flu drugs this year, it emerged today. GlaxoSmithKline revealed its vaccine, one of the world's first, could be available by September after the UK government placed advance orders for 60m doses. The chief executive, Andrew Witty, said the company had been preparing for a pandemic for the last three-and-a-half years and had spent more than £1bn to ensure its factories could crank up production at short notice.

Roche sales of Tamiflu soar 200% 23 Jul 2009 Swiss drugs firm Roche has seen sales of Tamiflu - the main drug being used to fight the swine flu pandemic - rise by 200% in the first half of the year. Sales of the drug hit 1bn Swiss francs ($937m; £567m), as Roche said Tamiflu production would be expanded to 400 million packs annually by early 2010. [See: Donald Rumsfeld makes $5m killing on bird flu drug 12 Mar 2006 Donald Rumsfeld has made a killing out of bird flu. The US Defence Secretary has made more than $5m (£2.9m) in capital gains from selling shares in the biotechnology firm that discovered and developed Tamiflu.]

Anti-Squalene Antibodies Link Gulf War Syndrome to Anthrax Vaccine 23 Jul 2009 Data published in the February 2000 and August 2002 issues of Experimental and Molecular Pathology strongly suggests that Gulf War Syndrome is caused by a vaccine contaminated with squalene. The August 2002 article is entitled "Antibodies to Squalene in Recipients of Anthrax Vaccine" (Exp. Mol. Pathol. 73,19-27 (2002)). [Guess what's in the (untested) flu vaccine? Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu --Vaccine contains squalene and gp120 By Dr. Russell Blaylock 07 Jul 2009.]

Cases of swine flu have doubled to 100,000 in one week 23 Jul 2009 Cases of swine flu have doubled in one week with 100,000 people diagnosed with the virus last week, officials have announced. Sir Liam Donaldson, chief medical officer, said there are 840 patients in hospital in England with swine flu and 63 of them are in critical care. Children are being hit the hardest and there are relatively few cases amongst the elderly as it is thought they may have some immunity to H1N1 from previous pandemics.

'Swine flu is going to be positive for the performance [of the company].' Glaxo unmasked: drug firm to make £1bn from swine flu 23 Jul 2009 Britain's largest pharmaceuticals company could make up to £1bn from sales of its swine flu vaccine by the end of the year, industry analysts said yesterday as the first trials of the drug began in Australia. GlaxoSmithKline is to sell the vaccine for up to £6 a dose in Western countries, and the first supplies are due to arrive in Britain in September. Andrew Witty, GSK's chief executive, refused to apologise for the boost in earnings, pointing out that GSK had invested more than $2.5bn (£1.5bn) in its vaccine [pandemic] development programme over the past few years.

Swine flu vaccine will need compensation rules: Expert --No plans here to aid those injured from the immunization 21 Jul 2009 A leading public health expert is calling on Canada to create a no-fault compensation program for people who may be harmed by a swine flu vaccine that millions of Canadians will be urged by the government to get this fall. Kumanan Wilson, Canada research chair in public health at the University of Ottawa, said in an interview with Canwest News Service that children and adults could be exposed to an incompletely tested vaccine and that a compensation scheme is needed to encourage the public to buy into any mass immunization program. [We are not 'buying into' Baxter's pandemic propaganda promoting their WMDs. --LRP]

World's first human swine flu vaccine trials begin 22 Jul 2009 The world's first human trials of a vaccine to protect againt swine flu have begun in Australia, it has been announced. It will be at least six weeks before the initial results show whether the vaccine is effective. Adelaide-based Vaxine, one of two pharmaceutical companies undertaking the vaccine trials in Australia, began tests on Monday with 300 adult volunteers.

Swine flu triggers 'plague rule' in church ritual --Swine flu has spurred the Church of England to revive a rule drawn up more than 450 years ago when bubonic plague swept the land. 21 Jul 2009 As concern mounts about the spread of the virus, which has killed at least 29 people in the UK, some Anglican churches have begun to allow "intinction" or dipping bread in communion wine rather than sharing the chalice, while others have stopped offering wine altogether. The practices are permitted under the 1547 Sacrament Act, introduced after the plague, which requires both bread and wine to be given "except necessity otherwise require".

Taiwan scientists unveil new weapon in swine flu fight 21 Jul 2009 Taiwanese scientists said Tuesday they had developed an organic compound which could help control the global swine flu epidemic as the worldwide death toll from the disease passed 700. The compound, which the researchers call NTU-VirusBom, can destroy viruses such as A(H1N1) swine flu and avian influenza and stop the spread of bacteria including those responsible for staph infections.

Agencies to set up mass swine flu vaccinations --Voluntary vaccine 'likely' 21 Jul 2009 Public health experts are gearing up for swine flu vaccinations this fall in what could be the largest mass-immunization campaign since the polio vaccine was introduced more than 50 years ago. Local public health agencies will bear much of the responsibility for vaccinating the public, and the state is receiving $30 million in federal grants to help prepare for an expected re-emergence of [Baxter's] swine flu this fall. The polio vaccine was mandatory, but a flu vaccine is likely to be voluntary.

Cui bono? Drug groups to reap swine flu billions 20 Jul 2009 Some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are reaping billions of dollars in extra revenue amid global concern about the spread of swine flu. Analysts expect to see a boost in sales from GlaxoSmithKline, Roche and Sanofi-Aventis... The fresh sales -- on top of strong results from Novartis of Switzerland and Baxter of the US, which both also produce vaccines -- come as the latest tallies show that more than 740 people have died from the H1N1 virus... One beneficiary of the fears about the pandemic has been Roche of Switzerland, which sells Tamiflu, the leading antiviral drug, and has seen a sharp rise in orders from private companies as well as governments.

Key Flu 'Oddities': Killer flu recreated in the lab 07 Oct 2004 Scientists have shown that tiny changes to modern flu viruses could render them as deadly as the 1918 strain which killed millions; US, Japanese Researchers Mix Samples of 1918 Flu Pandemic to Recreate Deadly Code 30 Dec 2008; Donald Rumsfeld makes $5m killing on bird flu drug 12 Mar 2006 Donald Rumsfeld has made a killing out of bird flu. The US Defence Secretary has made more than $5m (£2.9m) in capital gains from selling shares in the biotechnology firm that discovered and developed Tamiflu; University of Qld unveils swine flu vaccine made with insect eggs 29 Jun 2009; Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor 26 Jun 2009; Baxter Vaccine 'Oddities' 17 Jul 2009 Baxter files swine flu vaccine patent year ahead of outbreak.]

Swine flu vaccine trials underway 22 Jul 2009 The first trials of a Federal Government-commissioned swine flu vaccine that is likely to be distributed globally will begin in Adelaide today. Rachel David from vaccine makers CSL says the Royal Adelaide Hospital trials will take about seven months, but there will be enough data by September for the Government to start planning distribution in October.

Voluntary vaccine 'likely' But we can't take that chance. The pharma-terrorists are/will be pressuring the US and world governments to make their deadly cocktails *mandatory.* We need to resist NOW, before Barack Opharma -- during his next Friday night 'bad news' dump -- makes them *mandatory.* Obama already (on Friday night, of course) released the pharma-terrorists from legal liability -- and hence any impetus to make a 'safe' vaccine: Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers 17 Jul 2009 Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials said Friday. The document signed by Sebelius last month grants immunity to those making a swine flu vaccine, under the provisions of a 2006 law for public health emergencies.

Refuse and Resist Mandatory Flu Vaccines --Sign petition! This petition needs YOUR signature! We are only at 1,000 signatures and we need a lot more. We need to send the signal that we will *NOT ACCEPT* any forced, deadly Baxter vaccines, whose sole purpose is to enhance these pharma-terrorists' coffers. Petition link to copy and paste to forward to your lists: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/refuse-and-resist-mandatory-flu-vaccine
Link to CLG Pandemic Action Alerts page:

http://www.legitgov.org/pandemic_action.html

Navy Ships Under Swine Flu Quarantine --Nearly 70 Sailors, Marines Contracted Virus 21 Jul 2009 A group of Navy ships is under quarantine after several dozen sailors and Marines on board tested positive for swine flu. Health officials say at least 69 people had been confirmed with the virus, and all of them have since recovered. Navy officials say they are now quarantining an undetermined number of crew members with flulike symptoms on four ships that are part of the USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, which arrived in Hawaii on Friday.

World swine flu deaths top 700: WHO 22 Jul 2009 The World Health Organisation (WHO) says swine flu has killed more than 700 people around the world since the outbreak began four months ago. There are now over 125,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide but the WHO acknowledges the number of actual cases far exceeds that. The WHO says the pandemic is developing at such a high speed that it is now pointless to try to document every case.

Taiwan scientists unveil new weapon in swine flu fight 21 Jul 2009 Taiwanese scientists said Tuesday they had developed an organic compound which could help control the global swine flu epidemic as the worldwide death toll from the disease passed 700. The compound, which the researchers call NTU-VirusBom, can destroy viruses such as A(H1N1) swine flu and avian influenza and stop the spread of bacteria including those responsible for staph infections.

The 'No-Sneeze' list: Fit-to-Fly certificate required by airlines over swine flu --LRP

Airlines to stop suspected swine flu victims from flying --Airlines offer guidance to check-in staff to help them prevent customers boarding flights if they appear to have the virus 19 Jul 2009 Passengers with swine flu will be stopped from boarding flights, two major airlines confirmed today, as the Department of Health warned tourists who contract the illness abroad not to travel home until their symptoms have gone. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic said they had provided check-in staff and cabin crew with guidance on how to act if they believe a passenger is unwell. Medical advice would be taken to assess the condition of passengers exhibiting symptoms, including having a headache, sore throat, runny nose, and aching muscles. Virgin Atlantic said those suffering from the condition would be prevented from flying until they could provide a fit-to-fly certificate from their doctor or a hospital.

Pregnant women told to stay at home as airlines vow to ban swine flu suspects 19 Jul 2009 Pregnant women are being urged to avoid crowds and unnecessary travel on public transport in an attempt to limit the spread of swine flu among the most vulnerable. Parents are also being advised to keep babies away from crowds and limit the movement of their young children to stop them bringing the virus home. The warning to expectant mothers comes after the National Childbirth Trust was accused of 'scaremongering' by the Royal College of General Practitioners for advising women to consider postponing becoming pregnant.

Swine flu vaccine mandatory for Haj pilgrims 19 Jul 2009 All Haj pilgrims will have to get a shot of vaccine for H1N1, which has become a pandemic. The swine flu vaccination is compulsory for the pilgrims going on Haj in the year 2009 through MP State Haj Committee. The State Haj Committee urged the union government to provide the necessary quantity of vaccine for government hospitals of the state. Executive official of State Haj Committee told our correspondent that swine flu vaccination for the pilgrims going on Haj through Haj Committee of India has been made mandatory.

Australia's guinea pigs: Flu vaccine free for Aborigines, pregnant women 19 Jul 2009 Aborigines and pregnant women will receive free access to the flu vaccine, federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said today. The Federal Government announced an expansion of the free vaccine program for vulnerable Australians as swine flu continues to spread. The seasonal vaccine will be available to more than two million extra Australians.

Swine flu shots to boost Baxter --Baxter could reap $30 million to $40 million in revenue from H1N1 contracts. 17 Jul 2009 International demand for a swine flu vaccine is developing into a boon for Baxter International Inc. On a day the Deerfield-based medical-product giant reported a 13 percent boost in second-quarter profit, Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Parkinson said the company's plant in the Czech Republic was running at capacity as it fills orders for 80 million dosages from five countries. Baxter said it would begin shipping dosages of a swine flu vaccine worldwide by the end of July.

 

Barack Opharma issues ultimate bad news during Administration's 'Friday Night Bad News Dump': Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers 17 Jul 2009 The last time the government embarked on a major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands filed claims contending they suffered side effects [paralysis, death] from the shots. This time, the government has already taken steps to head that off. Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials said Friday. The document signed by Sebelius last month grants immunity to those making a swine flu vaccine, under the provisions of a 2006 law for public health emergencies.

Safety questions over swine flu jab --Vaccine will be rushed out before results of health checks are known as licensing is accelerated for 132m doses of vaccine 18 Jul 2009 The first doses of swine flu vaccine will be given to the public before full data on its safety and effectiveness become available, doctors confirmed yesterday. The pandemic vaccine version will be spread over two doses in a higher quantity, and one brand [Gee, I wonder who that could be?] is expected to contain a chemical additive to make it go further, potentially increasing the risk of side-effects... A previous vaccine against swine flu turned out to be worse than the disease. An outbreak in the US in 1976 infected 200 soldiers at a military camp [Fort Dix] in New Jersey... But before it was over 40 million people had been vaccinated, 25 of whom died and 500 of whom developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, an inflammation of the nervous system which can cause paralysis and be fatal.

Baxter: The 'Lucky Larry' of swine flu Baxter Vaccine 'Oddities' By Lori Price 17 Jul 2009 Baxter files swine flu vaccine patent year ahead of outbreak --Baxter can take no more H1N1 flu vaccine orders --Baxter 2Q Profit Up 7.9%; Full-Year Guidance Raised --Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor

Quarantine at detention center due to swine flu --ICE: 72 detainees segregated from center's general population for observation 15 Jul 2009 Authorities say dozens of immigrants being held at San Diego's Otay Mesa detention center are being quarantined because of fears over the swine flu. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say two cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed at the facility since last month. The individuals were treated and recovered.

Human trial of swine flu vaccine 'soon' 15 Jul 2009 The federal government has defended its policy of not following the United Kingdom's lead and rushing out a swine flu vaccine. Biopharmaceutical company CSL will start clinical vaccine trials on 240 healthy adults in Adelaide next week. The vaccine is due to be rolled out in October.

W.H.O. Says It Plans to Stop Tracking Swine Flu Cases --W.H.O.: Countries should watch for clusters of fatalities, which could indicate virus had mutated to more lethal form 17 Jul 2009 In a move that caught many public health experts by surprise, the World Health Organization quietly announced Thursday that it would stop tracking swine flu cases and deaths around the world. The announcement, made in a "briefing note" posted on the organization’s Web site late in the day, perplexed some experts, and even baffled a W.H.O. spokesman, Gregory Hartl, who said in an e-mail message, "I don’t have reliable info" about what his agency would track instead.

NHS prepares for 65,000 deaths from swine flu --'Worst case scenario' projected by Chief Medical Officer 255,000 new cases as pandemic claims 29 lives 17 Jul 2009 The NHS is planning for up to 65,000 deaths from swine flu, between three and 10 times the normal winter flu death rate, the Chief Medical Officer says. The figure was a "reasonable worst case scenario", to allow the health service to put in place "robust" plans to deal with the pandemic's first wave, the full scale of which will not be known for months. It was not a prediction of what was expected to happen, Sir Liam Donaldson said yesterday.

CLG Pandemic Action Alerts 12 Jul 2009 Petition against mandatory vaccines; contact the White House, US Congress [All hands on deck! Please sign CLG's petition - ours and others with the same goal you see on the Web - and get ready to *raise holy heck* if the deadly, pharma-terrorists' vaccines are mandatory! CLG has been warning of this for years. We have documented, over and over, the fact that the US government was funding and creating killer flu in labs. We cited legislation - passed under Bush two days before Christmas when *no one* was paying attention - giving US pharmaceutical companies full-blown immunity for any and all liability from their deadly products if the US was to declare an avian flu pandemic. We showed that the DoD would carry out military missions and enforce quarantines. Most of these articles would appear on the Web on a Saturday night and vanish within days. The CLG has also noted the numerous deaths -- mathematically odds-defying -- of microbiologists under the most bizarre circumstances. CLG notes that this ultimate weapon of mass distraction has suddenly appeared so that discussion of the Bush Depression; Bush/Cheney treason,war crimes; and the Iraq/Af/Pak war money pits vanishes from the landscape --Lori Price]

Human trial of swine flu vaccine 'soon' 15 Jul 2009 The federal government has defended its policy of not following the United Kingdom's lead and rushing out a swine flu vaccine. Biopharmaceutical company CSL will start clinical vaccine trials on 240 healthy adults in Adelaide next week. The vaccine is due to be rolled out in October.

'I hope we don't see the 1918 picture.' Swine flu will be biggest pandemic ever, warns world health chief 16 Jul 2009 How does Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation, expect the flu pandemic to compare to other pandemics? "In terms of the number of countries affected and the number of people infected, this has got to be the biggest." Bigger than 1918? "If you're talking about mortality then it's different. 1918 is the biggest in terms of mortality. I would not like to make any predictions... I hope we don't see the 1918 picture. But we should expect to see more people infected, and more severe cases coming up, including deaths."

Experts unearth history of pandemic flu viruses 14 Jul 2009 Flu viruses that sparked the three worst pandemics in the last century circulated in their near-complete forms for years before the catastrophes occurred, researchers in Hong Kong and the United States have found. The H1N1 virus that sparked the Spanish flu of 1918-1919 circulated in swine and humans well before the pandemic started, and it did not come directly from birds as previously thought, they added. Instead, it was probably generated by genetic exchanges between flu viruses from swine and humans. This contrasts sharply with previous studies which suggested that the H1N1 virus of 1918 was a mutant that jumped direct from birds to human and ended up killing as many as 50 million people.

67 Air Force cadets stricken with swine flu 13 Jul 2009 The number of cadets with confirmed cases of the swine flu at the Air Force Academy has increased to 67. The academy said Monday that a total of 121 incoming freshmen with flu-like symptoms are being kept in dorms, away from other cadets. Cadets who started showing symptoms were separated from the rest of the class at the base near Colorado Springs late last week.

Swine flu vaccine rushed through safety checks 13 Jul 2009 A swine flu vaccine will be fast-tracked for use in Britain within five days once it is developed, and 130 million doses are on order. The Department of Health expects to have enough vaccine this year to give it to half the population. The first doses specific to the H1N1 swine flu virus are set to arrive in September and could be given regulatory approval in less than a week. [See: Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu --Vaccine contains squalene and gp120 By Dr. Russell Blaylock 07 Jul 2009.]

Pharmas Seek Flu Vaccine Suit Shield 15 Oct 2005 In Europe, Asia, South and North America governments clamor for bird flu vaccines - and they may have them so long as the pharmaceutical companies are indemnified against lawsuits. The U.S. Senate has already approved an amendment by Iowa's Democratic Senator Tom Harkin, adding $3.9 billion to a military appropriation for preparations for the expected outbreak. That money is earmarked for stockpiling medications to combat the virus, if it does occur, and also, reportedly for "immunity from lawsuits if a vaccination causes harm,” according to an article in the Washington insider publication, The Hill.

U.S. orders $690M in swine-flu vaccine from Novartis, $71M from GSK 14 Jul 2009 The federal government is committing more than $800 million to buy more of the two key ingredients to make the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The money will be used to place additional orders on existing contracts with vaccine manufacturers including GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis. The former Chiron Corp. facility in Emeryville is now owned by Novartis, which makes vaccines there. [See: Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor 26 Apr 2009.]

New Mexico Department of Health Prepares For Influenza Mass Vaccination Clinics 14 Jul 2009 The New Mexico Department of Health is planning for influenza mass vaccination clinics that will take place this fall to 'protect people against' the novel H1N1 strain of influenza and against seasonal influenza. The Department of Health is also ensuring that the State and its local partners are prepared to deal with the possibility of an increase in severity of H1N1 influenza cases, including a potential pandemic in New Mexico. ['Novel.' Translation: Killer flu recreated in the lab.]

Flu Shots Put Children in the Hospital By S. L. Baker 14 Jul 2009 At the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society recently held in San Diego, researchers presented a study showing that the flu vaccine... isn't effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially ones with asthma. But here's the most damning evidence that flu shots aren't the safe, helpful vaccine the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies claim: the researchers also found that children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine.

CBS "60 Minutes" documentary on 1976 U.S. swine flu epidemic 19 Jun 2009 It aired only once and was never shown again. (Video)

Everyone in the UK to be vaccinated against swine flu pandemic 13 Jul 2009 The entire UK population is to be vaccinated against with swine flu following the death of the first healthy British patient. The NHS will receive the new vaccine in the next few weeks and is expected to fast-track the drug through regulatory approval within five days. However, NHS Scotland chief executive Kevin Woods recently said in a letter to local NHS board officials: "According to current delivery estimates vaccine for 100 per cent of the population could be received by November 2010." [Yeah, they might want to lower their estimates. The other day I saw a comment: 'We'll take your shot after you take ours.']

Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu --Vaccine contains squalene and gp120 By Dr. Russell Blaylock 07 Jul 2009 This virus continues to be an enigma for virologists. In the April 30, 2009 issue of Nature, a virologist was quoted as saying,"Where the hell it got all these genes from we don’t know." Extensive analysis of the virus found that it contained the original 1918 H1N1 flu virus, the avian flu virus (bird flu), and two new H3N2 virus genes from Eurasia. Debate continues over the possibility that swine flu is a genetically engineered virus. ...Baxter Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals have had agreements with the World Health Organization to produce a pandemic vaccine. The Baxter company has been associated with two deadly scandals. The first event occurred in 2006 when hemophiliac components were contaminated with HIV virus and injected in tens of thousands of people, including thousands of children. Baxter continued to release the HIV contaminated vaccine even after the contamination was known. The second event occurred recently when it was discovered that Baxter had released a seasonal flu vaccine containing the bird flu virus, which would have produced a real world pandemic, to 18 countries. Fortunately, astute lab workers in the Czech Republic discovered the deadly combination and blew the whistle before a worldwide disaster was unleashed. Despite these two deadly events, WHO maintains an agreement with Baxter Pharmaceuticals to produce the world's pandemic vaccine.

Swine flu strikes Downing Street – and almost reaches G8 summit [Damn. I must say, that would have solved nearly every one of the world's problems.] The first case of swine flu has struck Downing Street and it nearly caused a diplomatic crisis. Gordon Brown's senior climate change adviser Michael Jacobs was banned from attending the G8 summit in Italy for fear he would pass the contagious disease to Barack Obama and other world leaders. It is understood that Jacobs contracted the disease while involved in climate change talks in Mexico.

Swine Flu Reaches Downing Street 13 Jul 2009 Swine flu has reached Downing Street, it has emerged, after one of the Prime Minister's advisers was reported to have contracted the virus. Michael Jacobs, who is Gordon Brown's senior adviser on climate change, is thought to have picked up the flu during a working visit to Mexico - where the A(H1N1) virus first appeared.

H1N1 flu: UK to vaccinate 30 people an hour in 'military-style operation' --Swine flu vaccine to be cleared after five-day trial 12 Jul 2009 When the new vaccine for swine flu arrives in Britain, regulators said this weekend, it could be approved for use in just five days. Regulators at the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) said the fast-tracked procedure has involved clinical trials of a "mock-up" vaccine similar to the one that will be used for the biggest mass vaccination programme in generations. It will be introduced into the general population while regulators continue to carry out simultaneous clinical trials. The first patients in the queue for the jab - being supplied to the UK by GSK and Baxter Healthcare - may understandably be a little nervous at any possible side effects. A mass vaccination campaign against swine flu in America was halted in the 1970s after some people suffered Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder of the nervous system.

Swine flu vaccine to be given to entire population --The NHS is preparing to vaccinate the entire population against swine flu. 12 Jul 2009 It comes after an Essex man was confirmed on Friday as the first person without underlying health problems to have died from the virus. Ministers have secured up to 90 million doses of the vaccine, which is expected to arrive in Britain in the next few weeks, and the rest of the population is likely to be offered vaccinations next year.

U.S. to spend another $1 billion for flu vaccine 12 Jul 2009 The United States will spend another $1 billion for ingredients for an H1N1 vaccine, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Sunday. "There'll be another $1 billion worth of orders placed to get the bulk ingredients [Thimerosal (mercury), formaldehyde, detergent, MF-59, and other toxins] for an H1N1 vaccination.

Homeless people die after bird flu vaccine trial in Poland --Three Polish doctors and six nurses are facing criminal prosecution after a number of homeless people died following medical trials for a vaccine to the H5N1 bird-flu virus. 02 Jul 2008 The medical staff, from the northern town of Grudziadz, are being investigated over medical trials on as many as 350 homeless and poor people last year, which prosecutors say involved an untried vaccine to the highly-contagious virus. Authorities claim that the alleged victims received £1-2 to be tested with what they thought was a conventional flu vaccine but, according to investigators, was actually an anti bird-flu drug.

The Truth about the Flu Shot By Infowars 10 Jul 2009 If the government mandates a series of flu shots this fall -- so far they are only "recommending” the shots -- you can expect to get a dose of thimerosal (mercury), formaldehyde, detergent, MF-59 (an oil-based adjuvant), and other toxins. Incidentally, if you believe the government will not kidnap you at gunpoint and lock you in a concentration camp and possibly force you to take these toxins, check out Executive Order 13295 of April 4, 2003. It states that the government has the authority to establish "regulations providing for the apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of suspected communicable diseases," including diseases at that time "not yet isolated or named." Of course, the government will decide if you have a deadly disease or not.

Swine Flu Outbreak at Air Force Base 11 Jul 2009 The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado is dealing with the state's largest outbreak of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu. The Academy says initial tests show 15 cadets with the virus. Nearly 90 cadets have been isolated because of flu-like symptoms. The Academy says most of the sick cadets are members of the incoming freshman class.

Swine flu deaths in UK double as country now has third highest number of cases in the world 10 Jul 2009 The number of Britons who have died after contracting swine flu has almost doubled in two days to 14, officials said yesterday. London is days away from an epidemic with the West Midlands not far behind. Britain has the third highest number of confirmed cases of the virus in the world, just behind Mexico - where the outbreak began.

Swine flu victim had no other health issues --Latest person to die was otherwise healthy – NHS --Experts say virus has not necessarily mutated 11 Jul 2009 The first death from swine flu of an otherwise healthy individual was announced last night by NHS authorities in Essex. At the wishes of the family, no details were given of the patient who died at Basildon and Thurrock University hospital. But the case will cause widespread concern. Until now, every adult and child who has died has had serious underlying health problems that made them particularly vulnerable to infections.

Flu fears prompts money for states, possible plans for surgical masks 10 Jul 2009 The Barack Obama administration is making $350 million in federal money available to states this fall for possible H1N1 flu vaccinations and other efforts should the influenza strain worsen. Addressing the possibility that the H1N1 virus could have a fall breakout and cause problems, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano also talked about contingency plans for schools, utilities, airports and businesses, including stockpiling and distributing surgical masks, at a federal summit on the flu this week.

Flu fears prompts money for states, possible plans for surgical masks 10 Jul 2009 The Barack Obama administration is making $350 million in federal money available to states this fall for possible H1N1 flu vaccinations and other efforts should the influenza strain worsen. Addressing the possibility that the H1N1 virus could have a fall breakout and cause problems, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano also talked about contingency plans for schools, utilities, airports and businesses, including stockpiling and distributing surgical masks, at a federal summit on the flu this week.

U.S. Prepared to Spend Billions on Swine Flu Vaccine --Health Secretary Makes Announcement at All-Day Summit on H1N1 Flu Outbreak 09 Jul 2009 School-age children will be among the population groups likely to get pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine in the fall, and they may get their shots at schools. Vaccines, now being made by five companies [pharma-terrorists] will probably be available in tens of millions of doses by the second week in October. The vaccine supply, which could amount to as much as 200 million doses, will all be acquired by the federal government, which will then distribute it to states, territories, cities, tribal governments and federal agencies.

Heads up! Administration readies $350 million for state, local responders to combat flu pandemic --The Obama administration said today that it has billions of dollars available to help pay for a national H1N1 flu vaccine program that could be ready starting in mid-October. 08 Jul 2009 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made the announcement at an all-day summit on the outbreak of what is more commonly known as swine flu. Sebelius said the government has "already appropriated about a billion dollars to buy the bulk ingredients" [i.e., insect parts, influenza viruses, Neomycin, Polymyxin, Gentamycin, Thimerosal (mercury), Betapropiolactone, Nonoxynol, Octoxinol 9, Formaldehyde - yum yum!] and has $7.5 billion more available in emergency preparedness funds. Congress approved $350 million for state and local responders in a recent supplemental war funding bill, and the administration is set to distribute the funds. Public health officials said they could need $3 billion if the H1N1 virus mutates into a more deadly form this fall. [Count on it. US pharma-terrorists are dying to get the 'Baxter Bug' pandemic party started.]

Swine Flu Fears Spark Cambridge Jail Riot 06 Jul 2009 Inmate fears over an apparent swine flu outbreak sparked a riot at the Middlesex County Jail in Cambridge on Sunday... Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola said the disturbance started after fears of H1N1 influenza, or swine flu, spread. Last week one inmate was diagnosed with a likely case of H1N1 and put in medical quarantine. Over the weekend, ten more inmates were diagnosed with the flu and put into isolation.

Swine flu: UK ministers warn 40 a day could die by end of summer 04 Jul 2009 Yesterday there were more than 7,400 confirmed cases of swine flu in the UK. If the number of cases continues to grow at the current pace, the UK could have 100,000 new cases every day by the end of August. Under the Government's pandemic action plan, there are three levels of alert for a serious flu outbreak. Earlier this week the Health Secretary announced the UK would now enter the third, most serious, phase.

'The re-emergence of H1N1 in 1977 made it potentially a man-made pandemic.' Swine flu pandemic 'caused by accidental leak from laboratory' 30 Jun 2009 The swine flu pandemic may have been caused by an 'accidental' leak from a laboratory three decades ago, scientists have claimed. An investigation into the genetic make-up of flu viruses claims the pandemic may not have occurred, had it not been for the 'accidental' release of the same strain of influenza virus from a research lab in 1977.

WHO says flu is unstoppable 03 Jul 2009 The World Health Organization head, Margaret Chan, has addressed a meeting in Mexico to say that the spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus worldwide is now unstoppable. As the summit opened, the UK alone projected more than 100,000 new cases of H1N1 a day by the end of the summer.

Britain braces for 100,000 swine flu cases a day 02 Jul 2009 Britain faces a projected 100,000 new swine flu cases a day by the end of August and must revamp its flu strategy to cope, the nation's health minister said Thursday. Britain has officially reported 7,447 swine flu cases and three deaths, but officials acknowledge the real number of cases is far higher, since many with the virus have not been tested.

Swine flu cases reach over 77,000 worldwide: WHO 02 Jul 2009 About 77,201 people worldwide have caught swine flu, with 332 having died from it, latest statistics posted on Wednesday by the World Health Organisation show. The data indicates that 6308 new A(H1N1) cases were reported, including 21 deaths, since the last bulletin on Monday. The largest increase in caseload was reported by the United Kingdom, with 2288 new infections including two deaths, bringing its total to 6538 infections including three deaths.

WHO working on formulas to model swine flu spread 01 Jul 2009 The World Health Organization said Wednesday it is working to mathematically model the spread of swine flu in an attempt to better understand how the outbreak developed from a handful of cases to a global epidemic in less than two months. WHO brought together over 20 independent experts beginning Wednesday for the three-day meeting in Geneva. The meeting comes as it becomes clearer that actual case numbers may be far higher than the agency's tally of officially diagnosed infections.

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