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I find an anomaly which to me is very interesting.  In every country that has used the Hib vaccine, including USA, Finland, Belgium, UK, and also New Zealand, though no-one here has publicised the fact, the use of the Hib vaccine was followed in all cases, with either medical articles , or newspaper articles (or both) which stated very plainly, that medical    " authorities were puzzled at the sudden increase in Pneumococcus infections. The first in your country was The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Newsletter, June 1992.--Hilary Butler

"Targeting patients for pneumococcal vaccination would mean immunising 5% and would bring in around 3,000."--Pulse article

"The evaluation of safety and efficacy and federal approval of Prevnar is laden with ethical questions. Many of the doctors directly involved in the testing and approval process appear to have significant conflicts of interest. The efficacy of the vaccine is questionable and safety testing has been terribly inadequate. There are no long-term studies (i.e. more than 5 years) of the chronic, debilitating and life threatening diseases that this vaccine may cause. The fact that the vaccine is bio-engineered by combining various types and portions of bacteria should require it to undergo considerable scrutiny. Assuming the vaccine has any efficacy at all, the need for universal vaccination needs to be reexamined in light of the small number of children who might be at risk from serious complications from pneumococcal disease. "---Michael Horwin, MA

"Contra-indication: Hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine. Adrenaline injection BP (1:1,000) must be immediately available should an acute anaphlactoid reaction occur.......Delay the use of ‘Pneumvax’ in any febrile respiratory illness or other active infection, except when this delay may involve even greater risk....Adverse reactions...Arthralgia, myalgia, arthritis....Reactions of greater seventy, duration, or extent are unusual. Neurological disorders such as paraesthesiae and acute radiculoneurooathy, including the Guillain-Barre syndrome, have rarely been reported at the time of vaccination, but with no established cause-and-effect relationship"--- Pneumovax II

Dawn Richardson founder of PROVE (Parents For Open Vaccine Education), shared these thoughts, "One study that has not been done that I'm sure we all have a good hypothesis as to what the results are - who are the majority of children who are getting severe invasive infections with the pnuemococcal bacteria? Our experience is showing that it is the kids who are massively vaccinated and medicated with antibiotics. It is the poor children whose immune systems are being systematically destroyed by the medical profession but they do have a nice marketing gimmick going to create a constant widespread demand for their products and services."

 Dr. Erdem Cantekin, a medical researcher, is one of the nation's leading experts on earaches. "It [Prevnar] is an ineffective and toxic vaccine," he said ----[2001] News 8 Investigates: Prevnar

"The alleged benefits for this new vaccine are greatly exaggerated and the risks are significant," said Cantekin. ---"Pneumococcal Vaccine and Otitis Media" by Dr. Erdem Cantekin

What we do know is that U.S., where the vaccination is already in use, parent doctors have reported 117 deaths relatively soon after vaccination.  There is no proof that vaccination was the cause, but the deaths remain obstinately unexplained.[Media Jan 2005 Prevnar vaccine] A JAB TOO FAR---Dr Richard Halvorsen

Sodium cyanide is used in the Prevnar manufacturing process, but trace amounts remain in the vaccine itself, according to Livingston. There are in fact, he says, many toxic substances in vaccines. "Mercury, lead, aluminum, cyanide, it's not a pretty picture," Livingston warns, "for a child's immune system, for unsuspecting parents and caregivers, who are never told about the presence of these chemicals, and for employees who have to keep their mouths shut or face losing employment," he adds."[May 2006] Whistleblower Mark Livingston Battles Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

"The award was also given this year to Mark Livingston, a pharmaceutical quality control specialist who was involved in the launching of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals' Prevnar pediatric vaccine. In the fall of 2003, Livingston filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals compromised the manufacturing process of bulk vaccine to meet demand. " Whistleblower speaks out - MerckVioxx & also bit on Wyeth Prevnar

"Prevnar ranks as one of the biggest selling hype snow jobs in modern medicine. And I haven’t even touched on the safety issues, including the fact that this company, like other vaccine manufacturers, can’t seem to get around to conducting adequate safety studies."--Nicholas Regush

"The evaluation of safety and efficacy and federal approval of Prevnar is laden with ethical questions. Many of the doctors directly involved in the testing and approval process appear to have significant conflicts of interest. The efficacy of the vaccine is questionable and safety testing has been terribly inadequate. There are no long-term studies (i.e. more than 5 years) of the chronic, debilitating and life threatening diseases that this vaccine may cause. The fact that the vaccine is bio-engineered by combining various types and portions of bacteria should require it to undergo considerable scrutiny. Assuming the vaccine has any efficacy at all, the need for universal vaccination needs to be reexamined in light of the small number of children who might be at risk from serious complications from pneumococcal disease. "---Michael Horwin, MA

"The Prevnar pre-licensure clinical trials, which Wyeth Lederle paid Kaiser Permanente to conduct, compared two experimental vaccines against each other. To compound this basic methodological flaw, Kaiser and Wyeth Lederle, allowed most of the children in the trial to be given the more reactive DPT vaccine rather than use the safer, less reactive DTaP vaccine. This placed the children in that five-year experiment in greater danger and allowed the drug company to write off the seizures that occurred as being caused by DPT and not Prevnar, when in fact, they didn't know. Even so, the groups of children who got Prevnar suffered more seizures, higher fevers, more irritability and other reactions than did the children who got the other experimental vaccine. It was a no-brainer as far as I was concerned: Kaiser and Wyeth Lederle had proved nothing about Prevnar vaccine safety."--Barbara Loe Fisher