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Merck Focusing on Combination Vaccine (Attn: doctors, parents, no moral alternatives)
cogforlife.org ^ | 12/24/2008 | David Mitchell

Posted on 12/31/2008 6:56:29 PM PST by Sun

Note: Merck's separate dose for rubella, Meruvax, uses aborted fetal cell lines and taints the entire MMR II vaccine. The separate doses of Attenuvax (measles) and Mumpsvax (mumps) use chick embryo. Without these separate doses for measles and mumps, there will be no moral alternative for parents! See contact information for Merck below.

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Merck Focusing on Combination Vaccine Manufacturer Stops Sales of Monovalents for Measles, Mumps, Rubella By David Mitchell 12/24/2008

Merck & Co. Inc. has stopped production and sales of its monovalent vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella. The manufacturer instead plans to focus on its combination vaccine, MMRII.

Merck spokeswoman Amy Rose said MMRII accounts for 98 percent of the company's volume for measles, mumps and rubella vaccines, compared to just 2 percent from monovalent vaccines Attenuvax (measles), Mumpsvax (mumps) and Meruvax (rubella).

"The combination vaccine is what's recommended, and it's such a significant portion of the orders we see," said Rose. "It's in the best interest of public health to make more of that rather than dedicate manufacturing capacity to monovalents."

Rose said Merck had not decided when, or if, it might make the monovalent vaccines available for sale in the future.

(Excerpt) Read more at cogforlife.org ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: fetalcells; merck; moralabsolutes; pharmaceuticals; prolife; vaccines
I received this in my email:

"ACTION ALERT: Manufacturer Stops Sales of Monovalents for Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccines www.cogforlife.org/merck1208.htm

ATTENTION - all concerned parents and medical professionals - Merck needs to hear from you now! Without the separate doses for measles and mumps there will be NO MORAL ALTERNATIVES in the US for these vaccines! Concerned Catholics In December 2008, the Holy See affirmed in Dignitas Personae, that ?everyone has the duty to make known their disagreement and to ask that their healthcare system make other types of vaccines available.? The Vatican further stated that ?there is a duty to refuse to use such ?biological material? even when there is no close connection between the researcher and the actions of those who performed the abortion.? Read the article and the letter we sent to Merck - and let them know how you feel! www.cogforlife.org/merck1208.htm

God bless, Debi Vinnedge Children of God for Life"

1 posted on 12/31/2008 6:56:30 PM PST by Sun
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To: Coleus; wagglebee; cpforlife.org; Salvation

FYI


2 posted on 12/31/2008 6:57:30 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

bump


3 posted on 12/31/2008 7:01:57 PM PST by shielagolden
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To: Sun
It seems that there may be no choice in the matter. It looks like the author wants you to sacrifice your child to make a point.
Sorry Charlie. I take notice that these cells are far removed from any abortion. I do not believe that an abortion was done just to harvest these cells either. I work in the bio-tech industry. Behind every aspect of modern medicine there is a history of human suffering and sacrifice. If you want to stand on this ground and not be a hypocrite then you would have to refuse all modern medical advice and treatment.
4 posted on 12/31/2008 7:21:46 PM PST by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: Sun

Is Merck the only company that makes MMR vaccine?


5 posted on 12/31/2008 7:34:13 PM PST by Huntress (Proud owner of Norman/Norma, the transsexual attack cat.)
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To: oldenuff2no; All

There IS a choice, an ETHICAL choice. That’s why parents and physicians need to contact Merck and let them know they want the ETHICAL choice.

Did you know that if YOU or ANYONE that you love were killed when you were an embryo, none of you would exist today.

Think about it.


6 posted on 12/31/2008 7:34:21 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Huntress

“Is Merck the only company that makes MMR vaccine?”

It appears that way, according to the article.


7 posted on 12/31/2008 7:39:05 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Huntress

Yes.


8 posted on 12/31/2008 7:48:41 PM PST by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: oldenuff2no

I agree with you.


9 posted on 12/31/2008 7:49:33 PM PST by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: Sun

Address ti write to:

Merck & Co., Inc.
One Merck Drive
P.O. Box 100
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 USA


10 posted on 12/31/2008 7:50:06 PM PST by kitkat
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To: Sun
So are you going to sacrifice your child if there is not a choice or do you just want someone else to put their child's life and health on the line.
This is a very relevant question. Don't tell me what you think you might do if you had a child in need of this inoculation that just isn't good enough. You have a right to make the choice for your own but have nothing to say about anyone else's child.
It's easy to jump on the band wagon especially if you have no clue where that wagon has been and if you are not at risk of injury yourself.
11 posted on 12/31/2008 7:51:43 PM PST by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: kitkat

Thank you.


12 posted on 12/31/2008 7:53:46 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: oldenuff2no

No, you don’t have to sacrifice your child, even according to the Vatican, IF there is no choice. Personally, I don’t even get the flu shot, and other vaccines, because they might contain embryos from abortions. People like me might die, because people like you, won’t fight against this Frankenstein “science.”

I think you just like to argue, though.

How about stopping this BEFORE it comes down to no CHOICE?


13 posted on 12/31/2008 7:58:24 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All

From the link:

“In December 2008, the Holy See affirmed in Dignitas Personae, that “everyone has the duty to make known their disagreement and to ask that their healthcare system make other types of vaccines available.”’


14 posted on 12/31/2008 7:59:23 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Its questionable in my mind as to the utility of this vaccine anyhow.

Measles, mumps and rubella are all pretty mild, self limited diseases. I’ve had them all as a kid.

Certainly there is a possibility of complications from these diseases, which might make vaccination a wise choice. But then, there is a risk of a bad reaction from the vaccine as well- I’ve heard possibly autism as an adverse reaction to certain inoculations.


15 posted on 12/31/2008 8:06:08 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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Every parent should know about this. I didn't click the link yet but will right now. I didn't get whether this was a new thing or been going on for some time. I know a lot of parents that will be horrified.

16 posted on 12/31/2008 8:11:14 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: I_Like_Spam

“Its questionable in my mind as to the utility of this vaccine anyhow.

Measles, mumps and rubella are all pretty mild, self limited diseases. I’ve had them all as a kid.

Certainly there is a possibility of complications from these diseases, which might make vaccination a wise choice. But then, there is a risk of a bad reaction from the vaccine as well- I’ve heard possibly autism as an adverse reaction to certain inoculations.”

I agree. I think the govt. is going vaccine crazy, and we don’t know what it’s doing to our kids. The govt. doesn’t even give the parents a choice. Parents know what’s best for their kids, not the govt.


17 posted on 12/31/2008 8:11:20 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: little jeremiah

“I know a lot of parents that will be horrified.”

I hope they will contact Merck and the CDC:

“Write to voice your complaints and send a copy to the CDC

Richard Clark, CEO

Merck & Company

One Merck Drive P.O. Box 100

Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100

Julie L. Gerberding, Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Rd

Atlanta, GA 30333”


18 posted on 12/31/2008 8:14:24 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
OK, here we go. I would like to see the proof that this cell line came from an abortion. Most fetal stem cells out there today have no connection to any abortion.
The far right and the far left want to argue about the abortion issue so they used the fantasy that fetal stem cells equate to abortion to get there.
If you want to make this an abortion issue be my guest but this may not be factual or honest.
There are many different ways to harvest fetal stem cells other than abortion and these techniques are what are used in this day and age. Even this is a mute point. Except for a few cell lines that have been around for more than a decade and are used in a very few inoculations nothing is currently being done with fetal stem cells. The reason is that not a single major scientific or medical development has come about with the use of these cells. Research money is way too hard to come by to be wasted in dead end endeavors. The far right making noise had nothing to do with this reality. It is all about the availability of money and the potential for profit that brought this reality about. Fetal stem cell research is dead because it didn't lead to anything profitable.
Adult stem cell research is another story. Huge things are going on with research using adult stem cells because they are getting results and coming up with new treatments and products. Fetal stem cell research and adult stem cell research are not interchangeable and are not at all the same. Take the time to know what you are reading about or what is being discussed. Don't get sucked into the abortion argument when talking about stem cell research.
19 posted on 12/31/2008 8:37:29 PM PST by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: oldenuff2no
It seems that there may be no choice in the matter.

The choice the original poster is posing is to contact Merck in disagreement with this poor decision. There certainly is a choice in the matter on several levels.

It looks like the author wants you to sacrifice your child to make a point.

This is a bald faced lie. You are either a liar or a very poor reader. Based on what you have written here, I'm guessing both.

Sorry Charlie.

Why do liberal posters always think they are funny?

I take notice that these cells are far removed from any abortion.

These cells are the undisputed result of abortion.

I do not believe that an abortion was done just to harvest these cells either.

So the harvesting part was just an accident.

I work in the bio-tech industry.

Clearly in a position which requires neither good reading comprehension skills nor logic.

Behind every aspect of modern medicine there is a history of human suffering and sacrifice.

The utter dismissiveness of this statement immediately above when seen in the context of your claimed occupation exposes your complete moral bankruptcy.

If you want to stand on this ground and not be a hypocrite then you would have to refuse all modern medical advice and treatment.

Of course not. Despite your apparent admiration for the values of Josef Mengele, not all medical advice and treatment relies on the deliberate murder and consumption of innocent human beings. Any decent person would already know this.

20 posted on 12/31/2008 8:48:30 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Alouette

Might be of concern to Jewish people as well.


21 posted on 12/31/2008 9:04:53 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: WKB

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22 posted on 12/31/2008 9:05:16 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Sun

Just another in a long line of controversial issues surrounding Merck.


23 posted on 12/31/2008 9:07:18 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Sun

With all the activities of the Government and Lawyers, the research activities of U.S. drug companies are going to dwindle rapidly during the next four years. If you have a kid who has a new disease, buy a casket. Thank the Democrats for the death benefits.


24 posted on 12/31/2008 9:26:47 PM PST by Rembrandt
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To: Sun; oldenuff2no
oldenuff2no - You are missing the point.

How about stopping this BEFORE it comes down to no CHOICE?

That is what this is all about. Stopping Merk from taking away the individual, non-contaminated vaccine options.

25 posted on 12/31/2008 10:39:18 PM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: I_Like_Spam

If a pregnant woman gets measles, then her unborn child has a high chance of having severe birth defects. That’s one of the main reasons for the vaccine.


26 posted on 01/01/2009 1:21:49 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Sun

Merck & Co., Inc.
One Merck Drive
P.O. Box 100
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 USA
Phone: 908-423-1000
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET

I can not find an email address so snail mail will have to do to tell them your opinions.


27 posted on 01/01/2009 3:41:58 AM PST by blueyon (Every one will have their 15 mins under the bus)
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To: little jeremiah

They will have an epidemic of autism, multiple sclerosis, weird cancers and strange autoimmune diseases.


28 posted on 01/01/2009 6:54:24 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Sun
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29 posted on 01/01/2009 10:51:45 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

I do not trust vaxes at all. I didn’t vax my kids after the first one had two as a baby and her health got bad after that. Started getting ear infections one after the other. Other kid never vaxed until a teenager; had to for some school.


30 posted on 01/01/2009 12:43:23 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: mbraynard; oldenuff2no

“oldenuff2no - You are missing the point.
How about stopping this BEFORE it comes down to no CHOICE?

That is what this is all about. Stopping Merk from taking away the individual, non-contaminated vaccine options.”

Yup. Our friend oldenuff2no is debating as if it’s a done deal, and it’s not yet.

It is our duty to try to stop this.


31 posted on 01/01/2009 8:30:23 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: blueyon

“Merck & Co., Inc.
One Merck Drive
P.O. Box 100
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889-0100 USA
Phone: 908-423-1000
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET

I can not find an email address so snail mail will have to do to tell them your opinions.”

I think snail mail and phone calls are more effective, anyway.

Thank you!


32 posted on 01/01/2009 8:32:20 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: luckystarmom; I_Like_Spam

“If a pregnant woman gets measles, then her unborn child has a high chance of having severe birth defects. That’s one of the main reasons for the vaccine.”

Please read the article in the OP, luckystarmom. There is an ETHICAL vaccine. The purpose of this thread is to keep it that way by contacing Merck.


33 posted on 01/01/2009 8:40:27 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

I understand that. You were saying that measles was a mild disease, and it’s not that mild to a pregnant woman.

Chicken pox is also usually a mild disease, but can be fatal to a person on steroids or with immune problems.

Vaccines are important, but you have to be careful with risks vs benefits.

You can have the MMR separated into 3 different vaccinations, and I suppose they’ll keep doing that in the future with other vaccines.


34 posted on 01/02/2009 12:03:08 AM PST by luckystarmom
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