Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 8:28 PM
Subject: FDA approves contaminated flu vaccine for use!
FDA approves potentially contaminated Medeva flu vaccine for use in U.S.
Mass vaccination, long believed by many to be the best way to
prevent the spread of infectious diseases, is turning out to be a
public health nightmare: A congressional delegation has called for a
halt to the Department of Defense's mandatory anthrax vaccination
program until it is determined why it makes U.S. military personnel
chronically ill; scientific links between this nation's epidemic of
childhood autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine have been
published in medical journals since 1995; the Lyme disease vaccine
has been linked to an auto-immune condition resulting in chronic
arthritis in a significantly large number of vaccine recipients; it
was announced last year that oral polio vaccine administered (OPV)
until 1964 was contaminated with the carcinogenic SV-40 monkey virus;
thimerosal, used as a preservative in most vaccines for decades, was
removed after researchers linked the mercury-derivative to an entire
menu of degenerative diseases which include chronic fatigue and
cancer and; the rotavirus vaccine was removed from the marketplace
after it was discovered that it caused intususception -- the
potentially fatal telescoping of the bowel into itself that must be
corrected with surgery -- in babies who received the anti-diarrhea
shot. And now, because, public health officials claim, supplies of
influenza vaccine are in short supply this season, the FDA has
approved for sale in this country 20 million doses of flu vaccine
that may be contaminated with the prion protein crystal that causes
mad cow disease.
By Virginia Winston
Earlier this year, according to an October, 2000 article by the
The Observer, a leading British newspaper, British pharmaceutical
company Medeva's Liverpool plant was found by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to be producing vaccines in filthy conditions. The FDA
report found that Medeva neither maintained nor cleaned its
equipment. It also reported that Medeva was unable to prove that its
vaccines were not contaminated with bacteria or fungi.
Certain fungi provide the medium in which the prion protein
crystal that causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or "mad
cow" disease) to proliferate.
Because it exports flu vaccine to America, Medeva got a U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "warning" to clean up its act.
However, in a report dated October 22, 2000, The Observer noted that
the FDA had not re-inspected the filthy Medeva factory since it sent
the warning letter earlier this year and has given the company the
green light to sell an estimated 20,000,000 doses of its "Fluvarin"
flu vaccine in the U.S. during this cold and flu season.
The British government recently recalled Medeva's oral polio
vaccine (OPV) as it had been grown from "bovine material of UK
origin" contrary to mandated vaccine production protocols. Until its
removal from the marketplace last month, Medeva's OPV had been
injected into 11 million people, mostly children, commented another
British newspaper the International Herald Tribune.
Hundreds of thousands of "mad" cattle in Great Britain have
been destroyed since 1993 in an attempt to control the spread of
prion disease that is epidemic in England. Ingestion of beef and
other products derived from prion-infected cattle have been linked to
the epidemic of prion disease in humans.
Prion disease is called mad cow disease in cattle, scrapie in
pigs and sheep, whirling disease in fish and wasting disease in deer
and elk, is called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) in humans. It is
estimated that as many as 200,000 Americans that have been
misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's disease are actually victims of CJD.
The Medeva Fluvarin vaccine, produced in the same plant that
produced the recalled OPV, may have the potential of opening the
floodgates of a "mad cow" epidemic in the U.S. Though the
administration of possibly contaminated Fluvarin may be a public
health disaster of unprecedented proportions, the dominant media has
failed to sound the alarm and the FDA has not ordered that Fluvarin
be tested for the presence of prions or the fungi in which they grow.
FDA approval of the potentially contaminated Fluvarin for sale
in the U.S. was likely influenced by a shortage of flu vaccine here
this season. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) National Immunization Program Director Dr. William Atkinson,
the A-Moscow-1099 strain of flu virus did not incubate properly this
year and, therefore, did not produce "serum" in large enough
quantities to produce sufficient doses of flu vaccine to meet demand.
So, despite Medeva's "history of contamination and production
blunders," FDA has authorized the distribution of Fluvarin to clinics
and hospitals all over the nation.
According to The Observer, the FDA claims that the vaccine is
safe. The FDA also, at one time, claimed that silicone breast
implants and Phen-Phen were "safe" -- and those are just two of many
FDA-approved products that have ultimately been linked to serious
health side-effects that include chronic degenerative disease and
"It stands to reason that Medeva's flu vaccine -- manufactured
in the same reportedly filthy plant as the recalled polio vaccine --
could also contain BSE (prion)-contaminated materials," commented Dr.
Len Horowitz. Dr. Horowitz is the author of several books
including "Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse" in which he
meticulously documented the development and spread of prion disease
world wide by following the path of published science.
An official at the National Institutes of Health describes the
prion which causes BSE as, "The single most resistant organism on the
face of the Earth. You can boil it, you can put it in formaldehyde,
you can autoclave it for a little while, you can treat it with the
usual disinfectants...and it's like you didn't do anything."
If Fluvarin is contaminated with BSE, then millions of
unsuspecting Americans may be injected this year with a terminal
neurological disease. Prion crystals, 100 times smaller than a virus,
cause lesions in brain tissue (encephalopathies) that turn the brain
to mush and gradually causes dementia and death. British officials
predict that hundreds of thousands of Brits will eventually show
symptoms of this terminal malady.
CJD is so dangerous that medical examiners are afraid to
perform autopsies on people and animals that are suspected as having
succumbed to prion disease. Continental Europe, which originally
considered itself safe from prion disease, is in a panic over recent
discoveries that some of their animals and citizens are showing
Fluvarin is currently on the shelves of doctors' offices and
health departments all over the country and is being administered to
the public. Medical personnel in the northwest U.S. who confirm that
they have administered Fluvarin are unaware of the Medeva scandal or
the likelihood that the triple-antigen flu vaccine is contaminated.
There are at least two facilities in the U.S. that are capable
of testing Fluvarin for prion contamination: The National Prion
Disease Pathology Surveillance Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and the
National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Since neither the FDA nor
the dominant media have demanded that Fluvarin be tested for
contamination, anyone about to receive Fluvarin should demand the
vaccine be properly tested.
Due to this year's flu vaccine shortage, the CDC urges health
officials to prioritize the administration of flu vaccines. The CDC
recommends that the most immunologically vulnerable members of
society -- the elderly and the chronically ill; babies and small
children -- be priority one. Healthcare workers exposed to flu
victims are priority number two. Otherwise healthy people between the
ages of 17-65 should be the last people to receive a flu shot.
If your health officials haven't heard about Medeva's track
record, it's time to get them educated. You can copy for them a
series of British media reports covering the Medeva scandals. The web
Go to "Information," then "Archive," then type "Medeva" in the
keyword box. See especially the October 22 article "Revealed: full
scale of vaccine blunders."
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