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1 Swine Flu The Virus and The Mass Vaccination Campaign
Are the vaccines safe? What you absolutely must know before you take the swine flu vaccine (or any other vaccine).

2 Novel H1N1 “An Unusually Mongrelised Mix.”
The Virus What is it? Novel H1N1 “An Unusually Mongrelised Mix.” “Anne Schuchat, head of science and public health at the CDC, said that the US virus is an unusually mongrelised mix of genetic sequences from North American pigs, Eurasian pigs, birds and humans.” (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17025-deadly-new-flu-virus-in-us-and-mexico-may-go-pandemic.html )

3 The Virus When & where did it emerge?
MIT Engineering Systems Division White Paper says: Epidemiologists believe first identified case found in Mexico in March 17, 2009. Other analyses suggest it may have begun circulating in Jan and possibly even fall of (http://esd.mit.edu/WPS/2009/esd-wp pdf) CDC says: Novel H1N1 was first detected in the U.S. in southern California in April, (http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/qa.htm)

4 The Virus What is its origin?
Natural mutation? Gov’t says it arose naturally from existing viruses in either pigs or humans. Manmade? Russell Blaylock, MD, Neurosurgeon “This virus continues to be an enigma for virologists. In the April 30, 2009 edition of Nature, a virologist was quoted as saying, ”Where the hell it got all these genes from we don’t know.” (http://www.pandemicfluonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/BlaylockArticle_IO.pdf)

5 The Virus What is its origin?
“The swine flu virus had three parents from two continents and appeared suddenly without warning, evading all routine flu surveillance and quarantine; sequence data suggest it may have been created from a faulty vaccine given to pigs in North America.” Prof. Adrian Gibbs and Dr. Jean Downie Gibbs Australian researcher, one of the researchers whose work led to development of TAMIFLU (anti-viral) Wrote or co-authored more than 250 scientific publications on viruses during his 39-year career at the Australian National University in Australia. “Throughout his career he has worked to understand the origins and evolution of viruses. This has involved understanding their identification, ecology and host interactions. He pioneered the storage and manipulation of virus data, first as co-founder of the Descriptions of Plant Viruses, then, using computers, founded the Virus Identification and Data Exchange ( VIDE ) database, which became the first component of the database of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTVdB).” Downie: Australian virologist

6 The Virus What is its origin?
Historical precedents for laboratories being involved in virus outbreaks Foot and Mouth Disease (UK) 2007 2 outbreaks – government investigators and scientists say that “human movements, either deliberate or accidental, were the most likely means by which the FMD virus escaped from laboratories…” “Health and Safety Executive (HSE) staff, investigating how the virus infected at least two farms three miles from the Surrey complex, concluded in their preliminary report that human movements, either deliberate or accidental, were the most likely means by which the FMD virus escaped from laboratories with strict biosecurity measures designed to prevent leaks. The IAH and Merial, the American company that shares the same site at Pirbright, were named as the two most probable sources of FMD, but investigators have so far been unable to find any evidence that the biosecurity procedures and equipment were faulty.”

7 The Virus What is its origin?
Historical precedents for laboratories being involved in virus outbreaks HEADLINE: Mutant Polio Virus Spreads in Nigeria 124 Children Afflicted This Year By Paralyzing Disease, Believed To Be Caused By Same Vaccine Used To Fight It (2009) World Health Organization issued a warning that the vaccine-spread mutant polio virus might extend beyond Africa. “Experts have long believed epidemics unleashed by a vaccine's mutated virus wouldn't last since the vaccine only contains a weakened virus strain - but that assumption is coming under pressure. Some experts now say that once viruses from vaccines start circulating they can become just as dangerous as wild viruses.”

8 The Virus What is its origin?
"The only difference is that this virus was originally in a vaccine vial," said Olen Kew, a virologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." The first vaccine that will be given to U.S. citizens for H1N1 in 2009 is MedImmune’s LIVE VIRUS VACCINE. Both the MedImmune vaccine and the polio vaccine causing polio in Nigeria are nasal spray vaccines.

9 The Virus What is the severity? Of the 2009 H1N1 flu? (1 of 4)
Very mild James Chin, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and former WHO epidemiologist: “My bet is that the coming [U.S.] season will not be too severe – at or below that of a usual flu season.” (http://www.pandemicfluonline.com/?p=1058#more-1058) “Compared with avian influenza H5N1 and seasonal influenza epidemics, the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 is relatively mild in terms of mortality rate.” (http://download.thelancet.com/flatcontentassets/H1N1-flu/virology/virology-39.pdf)

10 The Virus What is the severity? Of the 2009 H1N1 flu? (1 of 4)
"Everything we have seen, both in this country and abroad, shows that the virus has not changed to become more deadly. So although it may affect lots of people, most will not be severely ill,” Dr. Frieden [U.S. CDC Chief] said. (http://www.thelancet.com/H1N1-flu/egmn/0c03b5b8) [Australian] Health minister reassures parents over swine flu "Most people, including children, will experience very mild symptoms and recover without any medical intervention," she said. (7/02/2009) (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/02/ htm)

11 The Virus What is the severity? Of the 2009 H1N1 flu? (1 of 4)
“What if we have a vaccine and then the genetics of the virus changes?” [US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Anthony Fauci] “You never can predict that, but things look encouraging to me from a molecular-virological standpoint. If you look at the molecular and genetic make-up of the virus from the very first isolates in early April compared to what we are seeing now in late July, it's virtually an identical virus everywhere. So it doesn't look like it is under pressure to mutate to a significant degree. We hope it stays that way for the autumn and winter season.” (http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090728/full/460562a.html)

12 The Virus What is the severity? Of the 2009 H1N1 flu? (1 of 4)
Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine) “[Bowdoin spokesman Doug] Boxer-Cook says that, so far, none of the confirmed cases has been particularly severe. "In our experience, the symptoms have been milder than those of the regular seasonal flu, and the students are cycling through it generally in three days or so, so we feel really fortunate that it's been this mild.“” (9/10/09) (http://www.mpbn.net/Home/tabid/36/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3478/ItemId/8970/Default.aspx)

13 The Pandemic June 11, 2009 World Health Organization (WHO) declared H1N1 level 6 pandemic. Highest level pandemic Authorizes countries to force quarantine, force vaccinate, and use drugs “off license” Off license means that drugs that are not licensed for a particular disease can be used. Some drugs have been allowed to be used for the H1N1 virus that are not approved for this use. WHO is a UN organization with no current board members from the U.S. The United Nations (UN) is effectively a world government, whose governing body is not elected by citizens of any nation, including the U.S.

14 The Pandemic Statistics - Southern Hemisphere
Australia (estimated population 21,885,016) According to 36,229 reported cases of H1N1, 172 fatalities (9/11/09) 1 in every 210 reported cases with H1N1 a fatality (0.5%) 1 in every 127,238 Australians died from H1N1 according to reported cases (.008%) Aug 28, 2009 Australia reported 147 deaths from H1N1 BUT: “While all of the 147 victims had swine flu, it is not clear how many were killed by the virus or died from other medical conditions.” (http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/World/Story/STIStory_ html) So…some deaths reportedly from H1N1 may be due to other causes AND most cases are mild and thus not likely reported, therefore the ratio of deaths to actual number of cases of H1N1 could be MUCH lower than what has been reported.

15 WHO Preparedness Checklist
WHO checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness planning 1.5.1 Legal issues Rationale During a pandemic, it may be necessary to overrule existing legislation or (individual) human rights. Examples are the enforcement of quarantine (overruling individual freedom of movement), use of privately owned buildings for hospitals, off-license use of drugs, compulsory vaccination or implementation of emergency shifts in essential services. (http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/influenza/FluCheck6web.pdf)

16 The Pandemic Statistics
How accurate are the statistics? Testing for H1N1 not done on everyone with a flu-like illness according to Anne Schuchat, MD at CDC briefing, 9/11/09. Therefore stats are not exact. Those with seasonal flu virus may be lumped in with those with H1N1.

17 The Pandemic Statistics - Southern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere – flu season ended Aug. 31, “CANBERRA - AUSTRALIA'S H1N1 flu epidemic appears to be peaking after 147 people died with the virus, far fewer than initially expected, a top health official said on Friday.” (8/28/09) (http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/World/Story/STIStory_ html)

18 The Pandemic Statistics – U.S.
Sept. 19, 2009 Confirmed cases: 125, 178 Fatal cases: 632 Fatality rate is 0.2% based on these numbers CDC not testing every case so the number of cases could be much higher, making the fatality ratio much lower. Remember – it’s a MILD flu

19 The Pandemic Statistics – Maine (USA)
“Maine has identified 370 cases of H1N1, which include 19 individuals requiring hospitalization and one individual who has died. Since the last update, there has been one residential school outbreak in a college.” (9/10/2009) (http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=79040&an=2)

20 The Vaccines Who’s making them?
The U.S. Federal government has purchased H1N1 vaccines from 5 pharmaceutical companies: Novartis (Switzerland) GlaxoSmithKline (United Kingdom) Sanofi Pasteur (France) CSL (Australia) MedImmune (Maryland, USA)

21 The Vaccines How much are we spending
The Vaccines How much are we spending? Breakdown of which pharmaceutical companies are being paid U.S. taxpayer money for vaccine ingredients* (May-July 2009 https://www.medicalcountermeasures.gov/BARDA/MCM/panflu/factsheet.aspx): Manufacturer Bulk Vaccine Antigen Bulk Virus Concentrate/ FFF Bulk Oil and Water Adjuvant Novartis $496,334,450 $0 $482,810,470 GlaxoSmithKline $38,000,000 $215,400,000 Sanofi Pasteur $252,425,000 CSL $180,000,000 MedImmune $90,000,000 $61,008,000 TOTAL: $1,056,759,450 $ 61,008,000 $698,210,470

22 What are we getting for our $1.8 Billion USD?
The Vaccines How much are we spending? Total from all columns on previous slide: $1,815,977,920 This is the total amount of money the U.S. Federal government is taking from taxpayers to pay the pharmaceutical companies for the vaccine materials. What are we getting for our $1.8 Billion USD?

23 The Vaccines What’s in them? Novartis:
Influenza A (H1N1) (killed) virus antigens Mercury (single dose syringe – less than 1 mcg, multi-dose vial – 25 mcg per dose) Egg protein Beta-propiolactone (considered to be a carcinogen) Nonylphenol ethoxylate (surfactant closely related to nonoxynol-9 spermicide) (http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM pdf) Beta-propiolactone Carcinogenicity β-Propiolactone is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals (IARC 1974, 1999). When administered by gavage, β-propiolactone induced squamous cell carcinomas of the forestomach in female rats. When applied topically, β-propiolactone induced papillomas that underwent a malignant change to squamous cell carcinomas in mice, and papillomas, melanomas, eratoacanthomas, and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin in male hamsters. When administered by subcutaneous injection, β-propiolactone induced injection-site sarcomas in mice and rats of both sexes, and fibrosarcomas, adenocarcinomas, and squamous cell carcinomas in female mice. A single intraperitoneal injection of β-propiolactone induced lymphomas in mice of both sexes and hepatomas in male mice. Keratoacanthomas and one melanoma developed in guinea pigs that received skin applications of β-propiolactone; however, the significance of these results is questionable because no controls were included in this study. No data were available to evaluate the carcinogenicity Exposure Because it is no longer used as a sterilant in medical procedures or in food, the potential for the general population to be exposed to β-propiolactone is limited.

24 The Vaccines What’s in them? Sanofi-Pasteur:
Influenza A (H1N1) (killed) virus antigens Thimerosal (approx. 49% mercury by weight) (in the multi-dose vial only – 25 mcg per dose, none in the single syringe) Formaldehyde Gelatin Egg protein Polyethylene glycol p-isooctylphenyl ether (detergent) Sucrose (table sugar) (http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM pdf)

25 The Vaccines What’s in them? Would you take a vaccine or let your child take a vaccine that contains lead?

26 The Vaccines What’s in them?
"The maximum amount of mercury that the Environment Protection Agency allows people to be exposed to is 5,000 times smaller than the permissible amount of lead exposure; in other words the EPA apparently considers mercury to be 5,000 times more toxic than lead." (Marcia Basciano DDS at annual meeting of IAOMT, San Diego 1994.) (IAOMT = International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) Therefore, most of the H1N1 vaccines contain a substance that the EPA considers to be 5,000x more toxic than lead. IAOMT = International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology

27 What might be added to them before they are given?
The Vaccines What might be added to them before they are given? Squalene-based adjuvants Adjuvants help stimulate immune response to vaccine antigen US purchased $698 million worth of these adjuvants for emergency stockpiles 9/3/09 - CDC Director Friedan said not planning to use it now but that could change 9/18/09 – WHO says “global production of vaccines for pandemic flu will be “substantially less” than the previous maximum forecast of 94 million doses a week.” Is this a scenario under which the adjuvants might be used? These adjuvants not approved for use in U.S. BUT, due to PREP Act of 2006, can be used during pandemic. Friday, September 18, 2009 Associated Press The World Health Organization says global production of vaccines for pandemic flu will be “substantially less” than the previous maximum forecast of 94 million doses a week. WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl says the number of doses produced in a year will fall short of the 4.9 billion doses the global health body previously hoped could be available. Hartl says production will be lower because some manufacturers are still turning out vaccines for seasonal flu. He told reporters in Geneva on Friday that production problems have also reduced the weekly output of pandemic vaccine.

28 What’s wrong with these adjuvants?
The Vaccines What’s wrong with these adjuvants? ANTI-SQUALENE ANTIBODIES LINK GULF WAR SYNDROME TO ANTHRAX VACCINE “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.” (http://www.autoimmune.com/GWSGen.html) Contaminated?

29 Safety Testing - What safety testing?
The Vaccines Safety Testing - What safety testing? Vaccine manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline states on its website: “The total population studied in clinical trials will be limited due to the need to provide the vaccine to governments as quickly as possible. Additional studies will therefore be required and conducted after the vaccine is made available.” GSK is one of the pharmaceutical companies from which the U.S. government has purchased the H1N1 vaccines.

30 Safety Testing - What safety testing?
The Vaccines Safety Testing - What safety testing? And WHO likewise says: “Time constraints mean that clinical data at the time when pandemic vaccines are first administered will inevitably be limited. Further testing of safety and effectiveness will need to take place after administration of the vaccine has begun.”

31 Safety Testing - What safety testing?
The Vaccines Safety Testing - What safety testing? Novartis vaccine insert states: USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS Safety and effectiveness of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers or children less than 4 years of age. (8.1, 8.3, 8.4) 8.1 Pregnancy Pregnancy Category C: Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or FLUVIRIN. It is also not known whether Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine or FLUVIRIN can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

32 Safety Testing - What safety testing?
The Vaccines Safety Testing - What safety testing? Novartis vaccine insert states: 13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility Neither FLUVIRIN nor the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility.

33 Safety Testing - What safety testing?
The Vaccines Safety Testing - What safety testing? ALL four H1N1 vaccines that were approved by the FDA earlier this week contain inserts that state the exact same thing as Novartis in terms of testing for carcinogenicity, mutagenicity or fertility impairment. Meaning….NONE of them have been tested for these things. (And neither have the seasonal flu vaccines that these vaccines are based on.)

34 Safety Testing - What safety testing?
The Vaccines Safety Testing - What safety testing? MedImmune – nasal spray vaccine – first one to be available in U.S. Not known whether it causes harm to fetus when given to pregnant women. Not known whether it’s excreted in mother’s milk plus it can shed, so caution should be used if administered to nursing mothers. MedImmune states that safety and effectiveness of FluMist has been demonstrated for children over 2 years– this is the seasonal vaccine that the H1N1 vaccine is a based on.

35 Safety Testing - What safety testing?
The Vaccines Safety Testing - What safety testing? The 21 day trials. H1N1 vaccine trials using several HEALTHY population groups have been or are currently being conducted. At this time the Sanofi vaccine is being tested on pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Not been able to find any studies testing it on UNhealthy people – the group most likely to be injured by vaccines. “Up to 120 women 18 to 39 years of age who are in their second or third trimester (14 to 34 weeks) of pregnancy will be enrolled into this initial trial. Volunteers will receive 15 micrograms or 30 micrograms of a candidate 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur. All women will receive an initial injection and a second injection 21 days later. Safety data will be collected and assessed continuously throughout the trial by the study investigators and by an independent safety monitoring committee. Study investigators will take blood samples to determine how the immune system responds to the vaccine (for example, by producing antibodies) at set time points before and following each injection. Cord blood will also be collected to measure maternal antibodies transferred to the infants through the placenta. Because the vaccine contains inactivated virus, it is impossible to become infected with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus by receiving this vaccine. The vaccine contains no thimerosal, a preservative, or adjuvant, a substance added to some vaccines to improve the body's response to vaccine.”

36 The Vaccines Do you want a fast-tracked vaccine injected into your body that: has not been tested for carcinogenicity, mutagenic potential or for fertility impairment has only been tested for 3 weeks that will be tested more fully AFTER you’ve taken it contains known carcinogens and contains a substance 5,000x more toxic than lead?

37 The Vaccines 2009 H1N1 Vaccines

38 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Novartis Profile Safety History Bad Samaritan History Nazi History

39 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Novartis Profile Multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland Ranked #1 in revenues - $53 billion in 2008 Makes pharmaceutical drugs for both humans and animals “Novartis International AG is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland, ranking number one in revenues, which accounted over $53 billion in 2008, and number three in sales, which accounted billon in 2008 [2]. Novartis is one of the largest healthcare companies in the world and a leading giant among pharmaceutical companies.”

40 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Novartis Safety History A Big Maker Of Flu Shots Finds Some Contaminated - New York Times “The Chiron Corporation, a major manufacturer of influenza vaccine, said yesterday that it had detected a contamination problem in its new supply and was delaying release of nearly 50 million doses until scientists could determine the cause.” (Novartis acquired Chiron in 2006 – Chiron’s vaccine unit now combined with Novartis’.) Focus on two main suppliers of H1N1 vaccines to US – Novartis and Sanofi “The Chiron Corporation said yesterday that it had received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration demanding more information about the company's plans to fix widespread sanitary problems at its flu vaccine factory in Liverpool, England.”

41 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Novartis Bad Samaritan History Novartis says 'no' to free flu vaccines “Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, defied the World Health Organisation and some of its corporate peers by ruling out a donation to the poor of vaccines to counter the latest flu pandemic, and saying developing nations or donor nations should cover the costs. Daniel Vasella, Novartis chief executive, told the Financial Times that he would consider offering discounted pricing to low-income nations, but unlike other drug companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, would not offer vaccines for free. He said: "If you want to make production sustainable, you have to create financial incentives.“ -Financial Times of London

42 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Novartis Nazi History “Several leading Swiss firms collaborated with the Nazi regime to boost profits and expand their interests in Germany, according to the findings of an Independent Commission of Experts (ICE) set up to probe Switzerland’s wartime past. The ICE singled out the Basel chemical companies Ciba and Sandoz (now merged into Novartis), which implemented the Nazis’ Aryanisation policies in a bid to win lucrative supply contracts from the Third Reich.” I.G. Farben - German chemical industry conglomerate that worked closely with the Nazis Wiki: “During the planning of the invasion of Czechoslovakia and Poland, IG Farben cooperated closely with Nazi officials and directed which chemical plants should be secured and delivered to IG Farben.[14]” I.G. Farben – reassambled into several smaller companies by the Allies due to severity of WAR CRIMES – they didn’t want to leave it to do business as usual as I.G. Farben According to Wiki, The four largest quickly bought the smaller ones Since then several of these companies have merged with us to build pharmaceutical conglomerates Several managers were tried and Nuremburg and found guilty of war crimes, but only served short sentences. Wiki: “In 1941, an investigation exposed a "marriage" cartel between John D. Rockefeller's United States-based Standard Oil Co. and I.G. Farben.” Shadows of Power by Perloff – Rockefeller loaned $50 million to IG Farben

43 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Novartis Nazi History “The report also singled out Geigy [Novartis] and Roche for using forced labour at their plants in Germany. It said at least 33 Dutch and French labourers were forced to work for Geigy between 1943 and ”

44 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Sanofi Pasteur Profile Safety History Bad Samaritan History Nazi History

45 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Sanofi Pasteur Profile Sanofi Pasteur - vaccine division of Sanofi-Aventis Group. Sanofi-Aventis - multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris, France World's fourth-largest by prescription sales Spent $4 million for lobbying in US (2009)

46 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Sanofi Pasteur Safety History Toxic antibiotic trial “In 2006, an antibiotic from Sanofi-Aventis continued to be used in drug trials with more than 900 children worldwide, even after it was found to cause four times the average rate of acute liver failure in adults. The continued trials of the drug Ketek (Telithromycin) were criticized by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration official and a study consultant. Initially, Sanofi-Aventis defended the antibiotic as safe when used as directed. [1] However, after a flurry of negative reports, the company announced on June 8, 2006, that it was voluntarily ceasing the Ketek trials involving children. The FDA also ceased recruitment for the study.”

47 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Sanofi Pasteur Safety History Toxic antibiotic trial…continued “The criticism before Sanofi-Aventis' reversal was scathing. "How does one justify balancing the risk of fatal liver failure against one day less of ear pain?" asks Dr. Rosemary Johann-Liang, of the FDA's Office of Drug Safety, in a memo uncovered by the New York Times. [2] Duke University infectious disease specialist Dr. Danny Benjamin called the pediatric trial "hard to support." Benjamin also noted that antibiotics are less frequently recommended for pediatric treatment of routine ear infections. [3]”

48 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Sanofi Bad Samaritan History Scamming the poor “In May 2009, the Sanofi-Aventis-owned subsidiary Aventis Pharmaceutical was fined more than $95 million, "after overcharging US and local health agencies for medications destined for indigent patients" according to U.S. federal prosecutors. Aventis "acknowledged that it violated the False Claims Act by misreporting drug prices for patients in the Medicaid Drug Rebate program for poor patients," reported Agence France-Presse. Aventis "deliberately misquoted the prices, underpaying rebates to Medicaid and overcharging some public health agencies for the medications. The fraud occurred between 1995 and 2000, and concerned the steroid-based anti-inflammatory nasal sprays Azmacort, Nasacort and Nasacort AQ. 'We will continue to be vigilant in investigating and prosecuting those who scam the Medicaid system -- a system that is meant to benefit the poor' said Michael Loucks, acting US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, in the Justice Department statement. 'When a drug company agrees to be a provider to the Medicaid programs, it agrees to sell its drugs to them at the same price it gives its best customers. We will, as here, pursue those who break their promises.'" [5]”

49 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Sanofi Aventis Nazi History Formed in 1999 as merger between Rhône-Poulenc S.A. and Hoechst Marion Roussel Hoechst Marion Roussel was formed from the merger of Hoechst AG with Roussel Uclaf and Marion Merrell Dow Hoechst AG was integral component of IG Farben conglomerate

50 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Sanofi Aventis Nazi History “In the immediate aftermath of the collapse of Hitler’s Third Reich, the victorious Allies dissolved the notorious German chemical monopoly, IG Farbenindustrie AG, and tried many of its surviving executives at Nuremberg. despite complicity in crimes, including plunder and the enslavement and murder of camp prisoners, the executives were either acquitted or received relatively light sentences (up to eight years, all eventually commuted). Many later returned to serve with Farben’s successor corporations (chief among them were the “big three,” BASF, Bayer, and Hoechst AG), which remained intact through the 1990s.” The above information is from a review of: Inside IG Farben: Hoechst During the Third Reich. Stephan H. Lindner. New York: Cambridge University Press Source:

51 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Sanofi Aventis Nazi History Karl Winnacker, head of corporate management of Hoechst in 1951, when it emerged from an older incarnation of Hoechst, reinstated several colleagues who were tried at Nuremberg Winnacker regarded these former colleagues as “victims” of Allied punishment Worth noting that IG Farben worked closely with the Rockefeller Standard Oil company, which gave IG Farben $50 million in loans Rockefeller citation – Perloff, James “The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline”, Publisher: Western Islands (November 1, 1988)

52 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Sanofi Aventis Nazi History Senior plant managers collaborated with the Nazis Several managers at Hoechst were enthusiastic Nazis The company routinely exploited imported foreign workers Some corporate officials collaborated with SS doctors testing drugs on concentration camp prisoners, which often led to their deaths

53 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Baxter Pharmaceuticals Safety History – Dishonorable Mention “The company [Baxter] that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses. (2/27/ 2009)” This incident is dwarfed by Baxter’s involvement in producing Factor VIII (a blood product for hemophiliacs) in the 1970s-80s that was contaminated with HIV. Thousands of people worldwide became infected with HIV as a result. (Baxter, a US-based company, will be supplying H1N1 vaccines to 5 countries, including Britain, Ireland and New Zealand, but not to the U.S. as of this writing on 9/6/09.)

54 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Pharmaceutical Drugs are the 5th Leading Cause of Death in America “106,000 deaths/year from nonerror, adverse effects of medications” Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA. 2000;284: )

55 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Leading Causes of Death in according to the CDC Heart Disease: 710,760 Cancer: 553,091 Stroke: Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease: 122,009 Accidents: 97,900 Diabetes: 69,301

56 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Actual Leading Causes of Death in 2000 Heart Disease: 710,760 Cancer: 553,091 Stroke: Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease: 122,009 >>Pharmaceutical Drugs: 106,000 Accidents: 97,900 Diabetes: 69,301 (Whoopsy, CDC - omitting some important data there…) Whoopsy, CDC. Omitting some important data there….

57 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Doctors are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in America (According to the same JAMA article referenced 3 slides ago) 1st sentence in article: “Information concerning the deficiencies of US medical care has been accumulating.” “Of 13 countries in a recent comparison, the United States ranks an average of 12th (second from the bottom) for 16 available health indicators.” “2,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery 7000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals 80,000 deaths/year from nosocomial infections in hospitals 106,000 deaths/year from nonerror, adverse effects of medications”

58 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
It can be said that Conventional Medicine is the third leading cause of death in America as it is the doctors and their pharmaceutical drugs together that caused 225,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2000. Again worth noting that the Rockefeller Foundation played a major role in shaping and funding the conventional medical paradigm practiced in the U.S. today. (http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G html) “Flexner soon conducted a related study of medical education in Europe. According to Bonner (2002), Flexner's work came to be "nearly as well known in Europe as in America." With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, he worked toward restructuring the nation's medical schools.” Flexner Report 1910 Bonner, Thomas Neville, Iconoclast: Abraham Flexner and a Life in Learning. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. ISBN The Rockfeller Foundation's Molecular Vision of Life — How the Aims of Eugenics, Social Control, and Human Engineering Shaped Molecular Biology and 20th Century Science A Review of Lily E. Kay's The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology (Oxford University Press, 1993) January 16, 2009 Reviewed by Chris Masterjohn Lily Kay, 53, life sciences historian Dr. Lily E. Kay, a visiting scholar in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and one of the outstanding historians of biology of her generation, died on December 18 of cancer.

59 Rockefellers funded eugenics movements in U.S. and Germany
“The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.” “More than just providing the scientific roadmap, America funded Germany's eugenic institutions. By 1926, Rockefeller had donated some $410, almost $4 million in 21st-Century money -- to hundreds of German researchers. In May 1926, Rockefeller awarded $250,000 to the German Psychiatric Institute of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, later to become the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry. Among the leading psychiatrists at the German Psychiatric Institute was Ernst Rüdin, who became director and eventually an architect of Hitler's systematic medical repression.” (George Mason University History News Network

60 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
Medical students at risk for influence from pharmaceutical companies' marketing efforts “Third-year medical students receive on average one gift or attend one activity sponsored by a pharmaceutical company per week, and most believe that sponsored educational events are likely to be biased, according to an article in the September 7 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on medical education.”

61 The Pharmaceutical Companies Making the Vaccines
“Medical students are entering an environment with progressively fewer boundaries between medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, which spends $12 billion to $18 billion annually marketing to physicians (including residents), according to background information in the article. This includes 60 million visits annually by pharmaceutical representatives and most of the $1.54 billion spent annually on continuing medical education. Drug company physician interaction presents information favoring the sponsor's product and increases the likelihood of prescribing that product.” Ibid.

62 What happened during the last swine flu pandemic in 1976?
The U.S. vaccinated over 40 million Americans Stopped the vaccination campaign after 10 weeks because too many people were being injured or killed by the vaccine When dust settled, 1 person died of the swine flu virus, 25 or more died from the vaccine and thousands more were injured by the vaccine.

63 What happened during the last swine flu pandemic in 1976?
The 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine caused Guillain-Barré Syndrome – a crippling paralysis that can be fatal if not treated quickly Media now reporting that there was an unproven link to GBS, BUT the acting head of the CDC's Immunization Safety Office, Dr. John Iskander said in Feb "A proven association between the swine influenza vaccine and Guillain-Barré syndrome halted that particular national vaccination campaign."

64 Guillain-Barré Syndrome
8/15/09 - Leaked letter from the UK government warned neurologists to be on the watch for increased incidences of GBS due to the new swine flu vaccine.

65 Other reported concerns about the 2009 H1N1 vaccines
Most GPs may reject swine flu vaccine Up to 60% of GPs [General Practitioners] may choose not to be vaccinated against swine flu, with many concerned about the safety of the vaccine, a GP newspaper survey suggests. (8/24/2009)

66 Other reported concerns about the 2009 H1N1 vaccines
Half of health workers reject swine flu shot (AP) LONDON — About half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine, new research says, a trend that experts say would likely apply worldwide. In a study that polled 2,255 Hong Kong health workers this year, researchers found even during the height of global swine flu panic in May, less than half were willing to get vaccinated. (8/26/2009)

67 Other reported concerns about the 2009 H1N1 vaccines
Vaccine May Be More Dangerous Than Swine Flu “What is terrifying is that these [swine flu] pandemic vaccines contain ingredients, called immune adjuvants that a number of studies have shown cause devastating autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus.” Russell Blaylock, MD, Neurosurgeon (7/07/2009) Remember – adjuvants may be added before the shots are given

68 Other reported concerns about the 2009 H1N1 vaccines
Fast-tracked Swine Flu Vaccine Under Fire “The vaccines far more deadly than the swine flu; mass vaccinations a recipe for disaster” Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins (Geneticists) (7/27/2009)

69 What about the seasonal flu vaccine?
Mayo Clinic Study - Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk Of Hospitalization For Flu, Study Suggests ScienceDaily (May 20, 2009) — The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according to new research that will be presented on May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.

70 What about childhood vaccines?
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons resolution regarding mandatory childhood vaccines Last 2 sections of resolution: WHEREAS: Safety testing of many vaccines is limited and the data are unavailable for independent scrutiny, so that mass vaccination is equivalent to human experimentation and subject to the Nuremberg Code, which requires voluntary informed consent; and WHEREAS: The process of approving and "recommending" vaccines is tainted with conflicts of interest; BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: That AAPS calls for a moratorium on vaccine mandates and for physicians to insist upon truly informed consent for the use of vaccines. 11/2/2000 WHEREAS: The statement of Patients' Freedoms adopted by the Assembly at the 47th annual meeting of AAPS in 1990 provides that "Patients have the freedom ... to refuse medical treatment even if it is recommended by their physician and to be informed about their medical condition, the risks and benefits of treatment, and appropriate alternatives"; and WHEREAS: There are increasing numbers of mandatory childhood vaccines, to which children are often subjected without meaningful informed consent, including information about potential adverse side effects; and WHEREAS: Parents who exercise their freedom to refuse one or more vaccines may be subjected to penalties ranging from deprivation of the right to enroll their child in school, to threats of removing the child from parental custody and forcible vaccination; and

71 The Hype Government and corporate media create campaign of fear
Obama Urges Swine Flu Precautions Obama: Americans Should Get Swine Flu Vaccine “Obama told reporters in the Rose Garden that the federal government is taking a coordinated approach to fighting the expected outbreak, including ramping up what he says will be a "voluntary but strongly recommended" H1N1 flu vaccination program.” (9/2/2009)

72 The Hype Government and corporate media create campaign of fear
International Swine Flu Conference, Washington DC, 8/ 2009 Some of the breakout discussions include: Mass fatality planning First Responders: Fire Dept Effectively undertake mass vaccinations Enforce quarantines Business Continuity Planning How to work effectively with 30-40% fewer employees

73 The Hype Government and corporate media create campaign of fear
International Swine Flu Conference, Washington DC, 8/2009 Law Enforcement Agencies Manage a surge in crime & meet routine requests at the same time Control & diffuse social unrest & public disorder Airlines, Travel. Airport, Quarantine and Border Health Services Apprehension, examination, release First Responders: Public Works Protect public works first responders from falling ill or being hurt in civil disturbances Control traffic, evacuation, mass transportation Some of the breakout discussions include…

74 The Hype Government and corporate media create campaign of fear
“Swine flu could infect half the U.S. population this fall and winter, hospitalizing up to 1.8 million people and causing as many as 90,000 deaths — more than double the number that occur in an average flu season, according to an estimate from a presidential panel released Monday.” (8/25/2009) The Washington Post Related H1N1 virus scenarios 90,000 Maximum projected deaths in United States 1.8 million Number who could end up in a hospital 120 million Number of Americans who could show symptoms Swine flu could infect half the U.S. population this fall and winter, hospitalizing up to 1.8 million people and causing as many as 90,000 deaths — more than double the number that occur in an average flu season, according to an estimate from a presidential panel released Monday.

75 The Hype Government and corporate media create campaign of fear
CNN: Global swine flu deaths top 1,100 WHO: Swine flu deaths up 338 in recent days to 1,154 in total worldwide WHO: Virus spreads in 6 weeks as far as most viruses spread in 6 months U.S. plans to vaccinate nearly 160M Americans ahead of winter "flu season" GlaxoSmithKline has signed deals to provide 291 million doses of vaccine this year

76 The Hype Government and corporate media create campaign of fear
MINISTERS have been urged to have thousands of cardboard coffins ready for mass deaths should swine flu take a turn for the worse.

77 The Hype Government and corporate media create campaign of fear
Maine Media Headline National Guard drill at high school to prepare for possible H1N1 riot PARIS — Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School will be the site of a National Guard riot control drill Thursday morning to prepare in the event of a panic over distribution of serum to treat the swine flu.

78 The Hype Government and corporate media create campaign of fear
Perhaps this is a good example of why… Trust in News Media Falls to New Low Pew Survey “Trust in news media has reached a new low, with record numbers of Americans saying reporting is inaccurate, biased and shaped by special interests, according to a survey set to be released Monday.” “In this year’s survey, 63 percent of respondents said news articles were often inaccurate and only 29 percent said the media generally “get the facts straight” — the worst marks Pew has recorded…”

79 The Hype Government creates campaign of fear
PPT by Glen Nowak, current CDC director of media relations: “Recipe” that Fosters Influenza Vaccine Interest and Demand (2) 3.Medical experts and public health authorities publicly (e.g., via media) state concern and alarm (and predict dire outcomes)–and urge influenza vaccination. 4.The combination of ‘2’ and ‘3’ result in: A.Significant media interest and attention B.Framing of the flu season in terms that motivate behavior (e.g., as “very severe,” “more severe than last or past years,” “deadly”)

80 The Hype Government creates campaign of fear

81 Legal Issues - Federal PREP Act 2006:
“On June 15, 2009, Secretary Sebelius signed a declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act to extend liability immunity against tort claims (except for willful misconduct) to individuals and entities involved in all stages of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine development, testing, manufacture, distribution, prescribing, administration, and use. Liability immunity means that there is no legal tort claim that can be pursued in state or federal court. Individuals and entities that receive liability immunity under the declaration include manufacturers, distributors, States, locals, Tribes, and other entities that supervise or administer a vaccination program, and healthcare professionals or others authorized under State law to prescribe, administer, and dispense vaccines, when they are carrying out activities in accordance with the conditions stated in the declaration.”

82 Legal Issues - Federal Secretary Sibelius of the DHHS has designated the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to address adverse vaccine reactions. The HRSA created a Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, with the potential to compensate citizens injured by the swine flu vaccine. The current appropriated budget for swine flu vaccine injuries is 14 million dollars, according to Meryl Nass, MD. A government doctor employed by HRSA will "judge" the claims and determine who does or does not get compensated.

83 Legal Issues - Federal “The precise method for proving a claim is not known yet, but will be entirely non-judicial.  A physician employee of HRSA will review claims and make a determination as to whether the injured party proved that the vaccine caused their injury.  An appeals process will exist within DHHS, but will also be entirely non-judicial.  No lawyers' fees will be paid by the program, nor will there be payments for "pain and suffering.“”  (Meryl Nass, MD, Hospitalist, Bar Harbor, Maine)

84 Legal Issues - Maine Maine Governor Signs Civil Emergency Order to Fight Flu, Facilitate School-Based Vaccinations September 1, 2009 “Many school districts reported that a concern about potential liability was putting at risk their ability to participate in vaccination clinics. The proclamation protects school districts and other vaccination clinic participants from liability.”

85 Legal Issues - Maine Declaring a “Civil Emergency” does not allow the State of Maine to force vaccinate anyone. However, the state of Maine CAN force drug, force vaccinate, force detain or force quarantine Maine citizens IF the Governor declares a “civil disaster”. In essence, on the whim of the sitting Governor at any given time, Maine citizens can be force drugged, detained or quarantined against our will.

86 Legal Issues – other states
U.S. military – vaccines are mandatory Employers in several states have made the 2009 H1N1 vaccine mandatory for their employees. Several colleges have made it mandatory for their students. Massachusetts just passed legislation that would allow the state government to force vaccinate, force quarantine, enter private homes by force, and fine citizens $1,000 day or jail them if non-compliant

87 Summary Mild virus Provenance may be natural, or man-made
Southern Hemisphere flu season is over – much milder than expected Vaccines “Fast-tracked” a.k.a. experimental Adjuvants linked to GWS Some of the vaccines contain Mercury, formaldehyde and other know toxins

88 Summary The pharmaceutical companies given the most U.S. taxpayer money for the vaccines both have problematic safety histories and both gained much of their wealth and prominence from aiding Hitler 1976 swine flu vaccination campaign a disaster Medical professionals all over the world refuse to take the 2009 H1N1 vaccines

89 Summary The government deliberately tries to scare citizens into getting vaccines, in this case – experimental vaccines Mainstream media parrots and magnifies the government’s fear-mongering Vaccine injury compensation program is non-judicial, completely at government discretion

90 Are you ready to roll up your sleeve?
Get informed before you get the vaccine. Check all the citations given in this lecture, research the issue for yourself, hone your discernment and become a more critical consumer of information!

91 Natural Immune Boosters
Cod liver oil (http://www.greenpasture.org/ or high vitamin – high levels of vitamins A and D) Life Shield (New Chapter) Host Defense (New Chapter) Oreganol Olive Leaf Probiotics (over 80% of your immune system is in your gut) Avoid sugar, processed foods Reduce stress Exercise Get plenty of sleep

92 More Info


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