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Notice:
The ever-growing news surrounding one of the most hyped "illnesses" in years has caused me to create a page that will hold all Swine Flu and flu news, to keep from cluttering the other pages.  I will not necessarily post every single piece of news on the matter, only what I feel is important for us to understand what is going on.  I suggest that you visit the following sites for more complete and up-to-date information.

Pandemic Flu Online
Dr Sherri Tenpenny
Dr Len Horowitz
Vaccine Liberation

Most importantly, please do not buy into the hype, and whatever you do, DO NOT TAKE THE VACCINE!  


H1N1 Vaccine Package Inserts:  Ingredients and Warnings
Thanks to Dr Len Horowitz!
FluScam.Com

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Ingredients and Warnings



The silence about vaccine deaths in media is due to the confidential contracts with the vaccine manufacturers.
The Flu Case
Dr Eric Beeth
November 2, 2009

I am a Swedish general practioner working in Belgium, and quite involved in this issue, as together with three citizens and another GP we advised the Belgian Government last Friday in court that this is a disguised pharmaceutical trial on human subjects, with real risks involved.

I put in two comments on the story (see below), that are quite relevant in the context that the Swedish Newspapers have seemingly stopped reporting the intermediary results of this disguised pharmaceutical trial.

...the maker of PandemRix, that is used in Sweden, passed a secret contract, the same in every European country, which specified a "Green List" of what the government MAY communicate (hardly anything!) and the "Red List" of what may absolutely NOT be made public, like intermediary results of the side effects that appear in the studies of the controversial squalene (and thiomersal) adjuvantated PandemRix until they have been sanitized by Glaxo Smith Kline researchers, and published by GSK themselves.

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Swine Flu Infected Millions in First U.S. Wave, CDC Study Finds
Bloomberg News
Jason Gale
October 29, 2009

Swine flu may have infected as many as 5.7 million people in an initial wave that swept across the U.S. earlier this year, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Harvard School of Public Health said.

The number of swine flu patients in the U.S. in spring may have been up to 140 times greater than the reported number of confirmed cases, according to a study published in the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Disease yesterday. A model used by the researchers to extrapolate total cases suggests 1.8 million to 5.7 million infections occurred from April to July.

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Swine flu peaks out before vaccines even make it into widespread distribution
Natural News
Mike Adams
October 28, 2009

Swine flu infections have peaked out in the USA, even before drug companies could get their vaccines injected into everyone. According to CDC findings announced recently in Atlanta, one in five U.S. children have already experienced the flu this month, and most of those were likely H1N1 swine flu cases, the CDC says.

This comes from a survey of over 10,000 U.S. households conducted by the CDC.


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FIFTH "SWINE FLU" VACCINE DEATH IN SWEDEN - VACCINATIONS STILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED!
The Flu Case
October 27, 2009

Media in Sweden is having a tough time maintaining the propaganda as more and more people question the reasons for the mass vaccination. Now, authorities say that if not "80% of the population takes the shot, we risk 100 deaths from the swine flu". Most Swedes know that a normal flu season see several thousand dead from complications from the seasonal flu so the proportions of the propaganda coming from media and the government has caused a growing revolt against the massive attempts to scare people to take the poisonous injection.

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ALERT Canadians: Toxic Ingredients in the Arepanrix H1N1 Vaccine Harm Your Health
The Flu Case
October 27, 2009

Health Canada has authorized the sale of Arepanrix™ H1N1 vaccine based on no conclusive clinical testing. The authorization is based on the Health Canada review of available data on the quality, safety and immunogenicity of similar vaccines, which established the benefit/risk profile in favour of inoculating the Canadian population.

Read the Notice of Decision issued by Health Canada. The decision by the Health Minister was based on a belief (not qualified or informed) that immediate action is required to deal with the H1N1 risk. The assertion that the decision is based on limited clinical testing is being misapplied. There has been NO conclusive results from any clinical trials on the Arepanrix H1N1 vaccine.

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German doctors refuse to be bullied by authorities into giving "swine flu" jab
The Flu Case
October 24, 2009

Fredrich Hoffmann, the head of Germany's national vaccine commission, has told doctors that they should give the untested "swine flu" jab to their patients no matter what their opinion about it might be, but German doctors are refusing to bow down and be bullied.

The German national vaccine commission is made up of members with financial and other ties to pharmaceutical companies, and so it does not come as a surprise that Hoffmann is putting pressure on German doctors to give patients the lethal "swine flu" jab even though those same doctors will be liable to pay compensation for any damage and death caused by the jabs because the pharma companies have been given immunity.

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The Chip Is At The Tip Of The Needle by Dr Ryke Geerd Hamer New GermanMedicine - NANO CHIP [DEATH CHIP] AT THE TIP OF THE NEEDLE
Love of Life
Dr Ryke Geerd Hamer
September 16, 2009

Yesterday, 27 August 2009, I was giving an introductory talk about German New Medicine (GNM) near Vienna, Austria. My wife was with me and about 40 listeners. At the end as part of the discussion the swine flu was mentioned and a lady got up and declared the following:

A friend of hers works for a pharmaceutical company in Vienna and told her that the swine flu injection needles indeed contain nano particles in their very tip, which cannot be detected with the naked eye but are clearly visible with as little as a 12 times magnifying microscope like children’s toy microscopes. The staff of the pharmaceutical company was advised that these nano particles work in the human body like a motherboard in the computer and lots of data can be stored on it, which will make cash cards obsolete. This measure was also intended to do an accurate census and to protect babies, as many mothers would simply “discard” their newborn, without knowledge of the authorities.

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Canada: Study prompts provinces to rethink flu plan
Global Research, from the Globe and Mail
Patrick White
September 27, 2009

A “perplexing” Canadian study linking H1N1 to seasonal flu shots is throwing national influenza plans into disarray and testing public faith in the government agencies responsible for protecting the nation's health.

Distributed for peer review last week, the study confounded infectious-disease experts in suggesting that people vaccinated against seasonal flu are twice as likely to catch swine flu.

The paper is under peer review, and lead researchers Danuta Skowronski of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and Gaston De Serres of Laval University must stay mum until it's published.

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Canadian study linking flu shots and swine flu raising international concerns

Toronto Sun
Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press
September 24, 2009

An unpublished Canadian study that suggests seasonal flu shots raise a person’s risk of catching swine flu is causing a lot of concern internationally, a senior official of the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Related Article:
Study linking flu shots, swine flu raises concern abroad, prompt changes at home
Coast Reporter
Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press
September 24, 2009

An unpublished Canadian study that suggests seasonal flu shots raise a person's risk of catching swine flu is raising concern abroad and triggering changes to flu vaccine program schedules at home.

The data, referred to as "the Canadian problem" by some scientists outside this country, are reported to link getting a flu shot last year with double the risk of contracting swine flu this year.

The link, if real, is to mild disease. One person who has seen the study says it seems to suggest that those who got a seasonal flu shot were less likely to develop severe disease if they became infected than those who hadn't received the shot.

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Obama declares flu emergency to ease restrictions for hospitals
The Washington Post
Michael D Shear & Rob Stein
October 25, 2009

President Obama has declared H1N1 swine flu a national emergency, clearing the way for his health chief to give hospitals wider leeway in how they handle a possible surge of new patients, administration officials said Saturday.

The president granted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the power to lift some federal regulations for medical providers, including allowing hospitals to set up off-site facilities to increase the number of available beds and protect patients who are not infected.

Obama said in the declaration that the "rapid increase in illness . . . may overburden health-care resources." White House officials played down the dramatic language, saying the president's action did not stem from a new assessment of the dangers the flu poses to the public.

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I call this child abuse!
Obama girls vaccinated against swine flu
The Washington Post
Garance Franke-Ruta
October 27, 2009

Well, that settles that.

Ending speculation about when and whether the Obama girls would receive the scarce swine flu vaccine, the White House on Tuesday revealed that Sasha and Malia were both vaccinated last week, after the vaccine became available to children in the District.

As previously reported by The Post, all four members of the Obama family have received the seasonal flu vaccine, but the president and first lady have not yet received a shot to protect against the H1N1 flu virus, or swine flu.

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DECLARATION OF A NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE 2009 H1N1 INFLUENZA PANDEMIC
White House
October 24, 2009

On April 26, 2009, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the "Secretary") first declared a public health emergency under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act,42 U.S.C. 247d, in response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The Secretary has renewed that declaration twice, on July 24,2009, and October 1, 2009. In addition, by rapidly identifying the virus, implementing public health measures, providing guidance for health professionals and the general public, and developing an effective vaccine, we have taken proactive steps to reduce the impact of the pandemic and protect the health of our citizens. As a Nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic. Nevertheless, the 2009 H1N1 pandemic continues to evolve. The rates of illness continue to rise rapidly within many communities across the Nation, and the potential exists for the pandemic to overburden health care resources in some localities.  Thus, in recognition of the continuing progression of the pandemic, and in further preparation as a Nation, we are taking additional steps to facilitate our response.

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Len Horowitz files pandemic charges against Rockefeller
The Flu Case
September 19, 2009

Drug-industry investigators have uncovered documents exposing an international drug ring, operating from New York City, is behind the H1N1 swine flu fright and vaccination preparations.

Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz and Sherri Kane, an investigative journalist, have released evidence in legal affidavits that leaders of a private global biotechnology "trust" are behind the pandemic flu, including its origin and alleged prevention via vaccinations. Their documents, being sent by attorneys to the FBI this week, evidence industrialists are operating a crime ring within the "Partnership for New York City" (PNYC), and are behind the pandemic's creation, media persuasions, vaccination preparations, and health official promotions.


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Cornell Student Dies From H1N1 Related Virus
WBNG News
September 12, 2009

One Cornell University Student is dead, due to complications from the H1N1 virus.

And hundreds more on campus are sick with flu-like symptoms.

(The most IMPORTANT part of the article, which had been removed by later that evening in an "UPDATE":)
"...most of the Cornell students who have been diagnosed with H1N1 have had mild cases, have recovered with little or no medical intervention..."

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This is just great...We now have an "Honor Roll" for forcing people to get vaccines!
Honor Roll for Patient Safety
Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Workers

IAC is recognizing the stellar examples of influenza vaccination mandates in healthcare settings. According to New York State Health Commissioner Richard Daines, MD, "The rationale begins with the healthcare ethic, which is: The patient's well-being comes ahead of the personal preferences of healthcare workers."
The best way to prevent transmission of influenza to our patients is to mandate vaccination of healthcare workers.
To be included in the honor roll, your organization's mandate must require influenza vaccination for employees and must include serious measures to prevent transmission of influenza from unvaccinated workers to patients. Such measures might include a mask requirement, reassignment to non-patient-care duties, or dismissal of the employee.

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Parents are cool to H1N1 swine flu vaccine
Associated Press via Salt Lake Tribune
October 13, 2009

As the first wave of swine flu vaccine crosses the country, more than a third of parents don't want their kids vaccinated, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

Some parents say they are concerned about side effects from the new vaccine -- even though nothing serious has turned up in tests so far -- while others say swine flu doesn't amount to any greater health threat than seasonal flu.

Jackie Shea of Newtown, Conn., the mother of a 5-year-old boy named Emmett, says the vaccine is too new and too untested.

"I will not be first in line in October to get him vaccinated," she said in an interview last month. "We're talking about putting an unknown into him. I can't do that."

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H1N1 Vaccine to Become Mandatory in the Workplace?
Fox4 Kansas City, MO
Eric Burke
Oct 10, 2009

The first rounds of the H1N1 vaccine are making their way to the metro and some employers are trying to decide, do they want to "encourage" or "mandate" employees to get it?

Some believe getting vaccinated is a choice while others believe everyone should get the shot. In Missouri, the State Labor Department said employers have the right to mandate the H1N1 vaccine and can fire those who choose not to get it.

"The employer can change the terms and conditions at any time and for any reason," said Amy Susan with the Missouri Department of Labor. "And again, the employee can either adhere to those terms and conditions or refuse them and face termination."

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Kathleen Sebelius: Vaccination Is the Best Defense Against H1N1
ABC News
Huma Khan and Joseph Brownstein
October 7, 2009

As hospitals and clinics begin administrating doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to children, some parents and even doctors are unsure whether the dosage will have any effect -- fears that health officials say are unfounded.

"The vaccination is being made exactly the same way seasonal flu vaccine has been made year in and year out," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on "Good Morning America" Tuesday. "We have the right vaccine for this virus. We have years of clinical data for seasonal flu vaccine. ... It's the best defense against the flu."

The administration has attempted to alleviate fears by enlisting "Sesame Street" character Elmo to demonstrate how to sneeze properly and to educate children -- one of the groups most at risk -- about the H1N1 flu.

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Sebelius Touts Safety Of New H1N1 Vaccine
RedOrbit
October 7, 2009

In an effort to ease public fears about the new H1N1 flu vaccine, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that the vaccine was the safest way to avoid the virus.

“We know it's safe and secure,” Sebelius said during appearances on morning talk shows.

"The vaccination is being made exactly the same way seasonal flu vaccine has been made year in and year out," she told Good Morning America on Tuesday.

"The adverse effects are minimal compared to what can happen when you get the flu."

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Intense hunt begins for new shot’s side effects
MSNBC/Associated Press
Lauran Neergaard
September 27, 2009

More than 3,000 people a day have a heart attack. If you're one of them the day after your swine flu shot, will you worry the vaccine was to blame and not the more likely culprit, all those burgers and fries?

The government is starting an unprecedented system to track possible side effects as mass flu vaccinations begin next month. The idea is to detect any rare but real problems quickly, and explain the inevitable coincidences that are sure to cause some false alarms.

"Every day, bad things happen to people. When you vaccinate a lot of people in a short period of time, some of those things are going to happen to some people by chance alone," said Dr. Daniel Salmon, a vaccine safety specialist at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Firefighters, police draw up plans for H1N1 flu
News and Sentinel.Com
Natalee Seely
September 24, 2009

PARKERSBURG - The local fire department and law enforcement agencies are preparing for the worst as health officials warn that an H1N1 influenza outbreak is possible during the upcoming flu season.

Chief Eric Chichester, with the Parkersburg Fire Department, said he is taking all necessary precautions to protect firefighters and the public from the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. With the department also responding to medical emergency calls, firefighters will be prepared with face masks, disinfectants and gloves.

"We are always extremely careful with every medical call we receive, and it's part of our routine to use disinfectant and gloves," said Chichester. "But if H1N1 does resurface, we will enforce wearing face masks when responding to EMS calls."

Chichester said when the first few cases of H1N1 emerged in Parkersburg earlier in the year, masks and gloves were worn.

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More Health Care Centers and Hospitals are making the Seasonal Flu Vaccine mandatory for employment
Should Flu Shots be Mandatory for Hospital Employees?
Kansas City InfoZine
September 3, 2009

Even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommends that all healthcare workers receive seasonal flu shots, only about 40 percent do so.

Now some infectious diseases experts and hospitals say flu shots should be mandatory.

For example, Loyola University Health System announced Sept. 2 that annual flu shots will be mandatory for all employees, faculty, medical and nursing students at its main hospital and suburban health centers.

Loyola is among the first medical centers in the country to make flu shots mandatory. The policy will improve the safety of patients, visitors, employees and their families, said Dr. Paul Whelton, president and CEO.

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Emory, Grady make seasonal flu shots mandatory
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Craig Schneider and Shelia M Poole

Emory Healthcare and Grady Memorial Hospital are requiring employees to take the seasonal flu vaccine, officials said Thursday.

In addition, Grady changed its visitation policy Thursday to request that no children or adolescents visit inpatients at the facility. Exceptions will be made in those instances in which the children’s visits are beneficial for the emotional well-being of a patient, hospital officials said.

Emory Healthcare - which includes Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Hospital, Wesley Woods Hospital and the Emory Clinic - will require all staff and physicians to take the seasonal flu vaccine, said Dr. James Steinberg, chief medical officer for Emory University Hospital Midtown and a professor of infectious disease at Emory’s school of medicine.

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How can this be Constitutional!?!
CAMC will require flu shots
Charleston Daily Mail
By Michelle Saxton
August 26, 2009

Charleston Area Medical Center employees must get seasonal flu shots this year or risk losing their jobs.

 All CAMC Health System workers must get vaccinated by Dec. 15 or their employment will be terminated, CAMC said in its August newsletter Vital Signs.

"The strongest recommendation that's out there is to take the vaccine every year," CAMC Director of Epidemiology Terrie Lee said Tuesday. "Our board of trustees and administrators had been discussing this for a couple years. We decided this year to make it a mandatory process for all of our employees."

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Exposed: The Swine Flu Hoax
Citizens for Legitimate Government
By Andrew Bosworth, PhD
August 24, 2009

The alarm has been sounded. Politicians, pharmaceutical executives and media conglomerates would have us believe that a 1918-style pandemic is a real threat. The 1918 pandemic, however, evolved out of conditions unique to World War I, for four specific reasons.

Why 2009 is Not 1918

First, World War I was characterized by millions of troops living in waterlogged trenches along the Western Front. This war zone became fertile ground for an opportunistic virus, as medical literature reveals:

"…a landscape that was contaminated with respiratory irritants such as chlorine and phosgene, and characterized by stress and overcrowding, the partial starvation in civilians, and the opportunity for rapid ‘passage’ of influenza in young soldiers would have provided the opportunity for multiple but small mutational charges throughout the viral genome." (1)

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Russell Blaylock, MD - What To Do If Force Vaccinated
Rense.Com
By Dr Russell Blaylock, MD
August 16, 2009

Dr Blaylock's List of suggestions on How to Reduce the Toxic Effects of the A/H1N1 Vaccine, is as follows:

Read the list


Take a hint!!!
Medical Workers Leery of Flu Vaccine
The Washington Post
Associated Press
August 26, 2009

New research suggests that half of all health-care workers around the world would refuse the swine flu vaccine, a British scientific journal reported Wednesday.

The conclusion is taken from a study of more than 2,200 health workers this year in Hong Kong, during the height of global H1N1 flu panic in May. Experts said the trend would likely apply worldwide.

Most of those polled said they would pass on the flu shot because they were afraid of side effects and doubted how safe and effective it would be.

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Question...How do they know?
Swine Flu May Cause 90,000 US Deaths
Right Side News
By The Daily Bell
August 25, 2009

Swine flu may infect half the U.S. population this year, hospitalize 1.8 million patients and lead to as many as 90,000 deaths, more than twice the number killed in a typical seasonal flu, White House advisers said. In a report by the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, President Barack Obama today was urged to speed vaccine pandemic.  Initial doses should be accelerated to mid-September to vaccinate as many as 40 million people, the advisory group said.

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Parents Worry Of Swine Flu Vaccine
Click Orlando
Internet Broadcasting System
August 18, 2009

With children being given top priority when the swine flu vaccine is released later this year, parents will be face with the tough decision of whether to have their child receive it.

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Do GPs and nurses have a responsibility to get swine flu jabs?
Healthcare Republic (Overseas)
By Neil Durham
August 25, 2009

An exclusive Healthcare Republic poll receiving national coverage today found that many GPs may refuse swine flu jabs.

A poll last week of nurses found that a third would refuse vaccination, while Healthcare Republic reports today unhappiness that pharmacists and receptionists will not be at the front of the queue. Perhaps something becomes more desirable when it is denied?

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MANDATORY VACCINATIONS? TELL FEDS AND STATES TO 'STICK IT'
News With Views
Devvy Kidd
August 24, 2009

"This doesn't appear to be an especially deadly strain" said Deborah Lehman, Director of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. "At this point it looks like the seasonal flu will be responsible for more deaths than swine flu."

The Internet has been burning up for months with this question: Will there be forced vaccinations for the H1N1 'swine flu'? The WHO (World Health Organization) has been making splashy headlines about a "coming pandemic" that will dwarf anything seen in the history of the world! Who gives a tinker's damn what the WHO says? The big shots in the WHO with a banana republic mentality, actually think they have the authority to dissolve sovereign governments over a pandemic! These little Napoleons also label anyone who refuses a vaccine as criminals.

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The Vaccines Are Far More Deadly Than The Swine Flu
Global Research
By Dr Mae-Wan Ho and Prof Joe Cummins
August 21, 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 [1, 2], 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 a laboratory and released by accident [3]. Some analysts even suggest, without corroborating evidence, that it was made intentionally as a bioweapon [4], while others blame the intensive livestock industry and extensive trafficking of love animals over long distances, which provide plenty of opportunity for generating exotic recombinants [5].


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Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America
The Daily Mail
By Jo MacFarlane
August 15, 2009

A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.

The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.

It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.

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$1000 Per Day Fine And 30 Days In Jail For Refusing The Swine Flu Vaccine In Massachusetts?
Pandemic Flu Online
(With Video)

A new law just passed in Massachusetts imposes fines of up to $1000 per day and up to a 30 day jail sentence for not obeying authorities during a public health emergency. So if you are instructed to take the swine flu vaccine in Massachusetts and you refuse, you could be facing fines that will bankrupt you and a prison sentence on top of that.

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Health officials admit fast tracked shots could cause deaths
Czech Republic Refuses Baxter Swine Flu Vaccine On Safety Grounds
InfoWars
By Steve Watson
August 10, 2009

Government health officials in the Czech Republic have refused to buy H1N1 flu vaccines from US pharmaceutical firm Baxter International, citing safety concerns.

According to a report by the Czech News Agency, CTK, one of the largest English language news outlets in the country, the Czech Health Ministry has halted talks with Baxter citing “the firm’s inability to guarantee that the vaccine is safe and who will bear the risks for possible side-effects.”

The country plans to buy vaccines to cover 25 percent of its population of ten million, but has said it will not buy swine flu vaccine from Baxter before it has acquired a European registration.

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Wal-Mart weighs role in U.S. H1N1 vaccination plans
Reuters
July 30, 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.

"We are in discussions with CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and others in local and state departments to see what role we might play," Agwunobi said. "It might be we are a site. It may be help with logistics and with supply chain."

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Military Poised to Help FEMA Battle Swine Flu Outbreak
FoxNews
By FOX News' Jennifer Griffin, Brian Wilson and The Associated Press contributed to this report
July 29, 2009

The Pentagon is preparing to make troops available if necessary to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency tackle a potential outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, FOX News has confirmed.

This comes as a government panel recommends certain groups be placed at the front of the line for swine flu vaccinations this fall, including pregnant women, health care workers and children six months and older.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices panel also said those first vaccinated should include parents and other caregivers of infants; non-elderly adults who have high-risk medical conditions, and young adults ages 19 to 24.

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Judge: Swine flu is reason to suspend constitutional rights
Orange County Register
By Larry Welborn
July 28, 2009

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.

He made his ruling over the objections of the county public defender’s office and the alternate defender’s office after a special 90-minute hearing on the status of the health scare in the main men’s jail, which usually houses 800 to 900 inmates.

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Be sure to take a look at the interactive map!
FDA: Swine flu vaccine an issue for U.S. makers
USA Today
Reuters and The Associated Press
July 23, 2009

H1N1 vaccine makers are getting only 30% as much vaccine from swine flu as from seasonal flu, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration official said Thursday.

This means makers may end up with fewer doses than expected of vaccine against the pandemic strain.

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Health officials expect 125,000 doses to fight flu
Toledo Blade (OH)
July 31, 2009

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department anticipates receiving swine flu vaccine doses for 125,000 people.

The vaccine for the H1N1 flu is expected to be available in October at the earliest, said Larry Vasko, deputy health commissioner.

The vaccine would first be administered to health care and emergency personnel and pregnant women.

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Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers
MSNBC
Associated Press
July 20, 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 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.

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Brace yourselves for it!
First Trials of Swine Flu Vaccine Begin in Australia
Bloomberg News
By Simeon Bennett
July 22, 2009

Nurse Luiza Duszynski flicks her syringe, squeezes a few drops of clear liquid from the needle and pushes it into Tara Seaton’s arm. With that, she became one of the world’s first recipients of a vaccine for swine flu.

Seaton is among the 240 healthy adult volunteers in Australia who CSI, Ltd. began injecting today with its experimental vaccine against H1N1, the new virus strain that sparked the first influenza pandemic in 41 years.

“It was fine, I didn’t even feel it,” Seaton, a 28-year- old post-office assistant, said from the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where she received the shot.

CSL is testing the vaccine over the next seven weeks as it prepares to fill orders from Australia, the U.S. and Singapore. The World Health Organization and Melbourne-based CSL’s larger rivals such as Sanofi-Aventis SA  will be watching the test to help determine whether one or two shots are needed to protect people and how many doses can be produced.

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County prepares for swine flu in fall
Taunton Daily Gazette
By Robin Casella
July 22, 2009

In advance of the upcoming flu season — one that some expect to bring another wave of swine flu — area health officials are making preparations now.

The Bristol County Medical Reserve Corps hosted a conference Wednesday emphasizing the importance of preparedness in the case of emergencies, especially during the impending flu season. The organization is actively seeking volunteers.

Cheryl Bushnell, Director of the Bristol County Medical Reserve Corps, stressed the importance of volunteers signing up now before a disaster occurs.

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Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Hospital Workers Moving as Emergency Rule
Healthcare Association of New York State
July 17, 2009

A regulation that would require influenza vaccinations for all hospital workers is moving through the regulatory process and is expected to be in place for this fall’s influenza season.

The proposal, available on the HANYS Web site, is on the agenda for next week’s meeting of the Codes Committee of the State Hospital Review and Planning Council (SHRPC). A separate mandate for nursing home employees, requiring a statutory change, is under consideration in the State Legislature.

If approved, the regulation would apply to all personnel working in hospitals, diagnostic and treatment centers, certified home health agencies, long-term home health care programs, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome home care programs, licensed home care services agencies, and hospices. Under the proposal, hospitals and other covered health care facilities would have to provide or arrange for the flu vaccinations at no cost to their employees. The only exemption is in cases where the vaccine is medically contraindicated.

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H1N1 Swine Flu Appears Similar to 1918 Pandemic Virus; WHO Recommends Vaccines Use Live (Attenuated) Influenza
Natural News
By Mike Adams
July 14, 2009

Two shocking bits of news about the H1N1 swine flu virus emerged this week. The first is that the widely-circulating swine flu virus may be a lot more dangerous than people have so far been told: It appears to resemble the 1918 pandemic virus in the fact that it is capable of embedding itself deep in lung tissue and causing deadly infections. This is very different from the more common "seasonal flu" which does not replicate in the lungs.

Explaining this concept, lead researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin wrote in the journal Nature: "When we conducted the experiments in ferrets and monkeys, the seasonal virus did not replicate in the lungs... The H1N1 virus replicates significantly better in the lungs."

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Students 1st in Line For Flu Vaccine
Washington Post
By David Brown and Spencer S Hsu
July 10, 2009

School-age children will be a key target population for a pandemic flu vaccine in the fall, and they may be vaccinated at school in a mass campaign not seen since the polio epidemics of the 1950s.

The federal government should get about 100 million doses of vaccine by mid-October, if the current production by five companies goes as planned. But enough vaccine for wide use by the 120 million people especially vulnerable to the newly emerged strain of H1N1 influenza virus will not be available until later in the fall.

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U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency Over Swine Flu
New York Times
By Jack Healy and Sheryl Gay Stolberg
April 26, 2009

American health officials on Sunday declared a public health emergency over increasing cases of swine flu, saying that they had confirmed 20 cases of the disease in the United States and expected to see more as investigators track down the path of the outbreak.

“We are seeing more cases of swine flu,” Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control, said in a news conference in Washington. “We expect to see more cases of swine flu. As we continue to look for cases, I expect we’re going to find them.”

“This is moving fast,” Dr. Besser said, “but we want you to understand that we view this more as a marathon.”

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Mandatory Flu Vaccines In New Jersey

A New Jersey couple speaks about having no choice in the vaccination of their child.  If we are all in this together, this fight is yours, too...you better fight for your rights while you still can!

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