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Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries
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Posted on 03/05/2009 5:52:46 AM PST by Scythian

Deerfield, Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Baxter International Inc. has just been caught shipping live avian flu viruses mixed with vaccine material to medical distributors in 18 countries. The "mistake" (if you can call it that, see below...) was discovered by the National Microbiology Laboratory in Canada. The World Health Organization was alerted and panic spread throughout the vaccine community as health experts asked the obvious question: How could this have happened?

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baxter; disgusting; flu; sick; vaccine; wot
I do not get the flu shot, ever.
1 posted on 03/05/2009 5:52:46 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

“Baxter International Inc. in Austria ‘unintentionally contaminated samples with the bird flu virus that were used in laboratories in 3 neighbouring countries, raising concern about the potential spread of the deadly disease’. Austria, Germany, Slowenia and the Czech Republic - these are the countries in which labs were hit with dangerous viruses. Not by bioterrorist commandos, but by Baxter. In other words: One of the major global pharmaceutical players seems to have lost control over a virus which is considered by many virologists to be one of the components leading some day to a new pandemic.”

Or, put another way, Baxter is acting a whole lot like a biological terrorism organization these days, sending deadly viral samples around the world. If you mail an envelope full of anthrax to your Senator, you get arrested as a terrorist. So why is Baxter — which mailed samples of a far more deadly viral strain to labs around the world — getting away with saying, essentially, “Oops?”

But there’s a bigger question in all this: How could this company have accidentally mixed LIVE avian flu viruses (both H5N1 and H3N2, the human form) in this vaccine material?


2 posted on 03/05/2009 6:01:42 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

who owns baxter?


3 posted on 03/05/2009 6:03:41 AM PST by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: Chickensoup

Not sure, I had never heard of them before, there is a wikipedia entry on them though:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baxter_International


4 posted on 03/05/2009 6:08:59 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian
Like the Salmonella in peppers and lettuce (it is from feces)
like so much other terrorism, it is doubtful the truth will come out.
5 posted on 03/05/2009 6:09:10 AM PST by Diogenesis ("All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities." - Mission)
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To: Scythian

The gang at a pretty radical goldbug site I lurk at are convinced that after the U.S. has finished its job of destroying its own manufacturing base, impoverishing the rest of the planet, and ushering in worldwide socialism, the only way to get various supply-demand ratios back to normal is to eliminate the demand (via bird flu).


6 posted on 03/05/2009 6:09:16 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

A very strange story on them?

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE1DE173FF935A15750C0A965958260&fta=y


7 posted on 03/05/2009 6:12:09 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian
Baxter sells gloves, gowns, coverlets, kits... EVERYTHING that would be needed for barrier protection in the case of a pandemic, never mind the pharmaceuticals.

It would be a bonanza.

8 posted on 03/05/2009 6:12:12 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Ding ding ding ding ding!!!!!

We have a winner!


9 posted on 03/05/2009 6:18:46 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

I find it bothersome that were fined for boycotting Israel by participating in a boycott wit Israels enemies? That was what the story two or three posts above stated.


10 posted on 03/05/2009 6:22:03 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Swamp path

ping


11 posted on 03/05/2009 6:26:15 AM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: Scythian

I want to know what the 18 countries were... I’ll bet many of those vaccines were headed to Africa.

This is attempted genocide. Period. There’s NO way this could be an accident. Especially with TWO strains of Bird Flu contaminating the vaccines.

Ahhh... we really are in a brave new world.


12 posted on 03/05/2009 7:10:09 AM PST by Marie ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Scythian

ME NEITHER!!!!!

And everyone here says this NEVER happens.
I’m healthy, my hubby’s healthy and we homeschool. We are not at risk for flu and if we get it, so what? We’ve lived through it before and will again.


13 posted on 03/05/2009 7:13:00 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: netmilsmom

There are far more things to worry about than some flu bug, trust me, this is all about money, period.


14 posted on 03/05/2009 7:20:03 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Was the technician who did the contamination American or did he come here in the last 10 ot 15 years?


15 posted on 03/05/2009 7:23:44 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Obama needs to Fail !)
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To: BuffaloJack

Amazingly this MSM is not carrying this story, the FoxNews heatlh section not a mention, no front page coverage, no nothing, very suprising ....


16 posted on 03/05/2009 7:28:44 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Very strange:

[The shocking answer is that this couldn’t have been an accident. Why? Because Baxter International adheres to something called BSL3 (Biosafety Level 3) - a set of laboratory safety protocols that prevent the cross-contamination of materials.

As explained on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosaf...):

“Laboratory personnel have specific training in handling pathogenic and potentially lethal agents, and are supervised by competent scientists who are experienced in working with these agents. This is considered a neutral or warm zone. All procedures involving the manipulation of infectious materials are conducted within biological safety cabinets or other physical containment devices, or by personnel wearing appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment. The laboratory has special engineering and design features.”]


17 posted on 03/05/2009 7:59:56 AM PST by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: khnyny

bttt


18 posted on 03/05/2009 8:17:09 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

There are more articles out there on this incident - one in the Canadian press, which begs the question as to why the American MSM is not covering this story.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iV_RT6oBK3tOhtsWf5pnu5OIby9w


19 posted on 03/05/2009 8:21:56 AM PST by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: khnyny

Just creating the Pandemic nature refuses do do ...


20 posted on 03/05/2009 8:43:53 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Don't take the shots.
It's a population control experiment.

21 posted on 03/05/2009 2:00:46 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Scythian; Black Agnes

“Whoopsie”


22 posted on 03/05/2009 3:25:41 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2009/NEW01987.html
FDA Clears Rapid Test for Avian Influenza A Virus in Humans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2009


23 posted on 04/13/2009 6:31:13 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Bam:Austrian Is A Language http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAmaGgBrDAs)
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To: Scythian

Interesting that I just heard on top-of-hour news tonite (in Chicago area where Baxter is headquartered) on WLS or WBBM that Baxter will be working to develop a vaccine to combat this new strain—because they have experience with bird flu. Said they can develop the vaccine faster because they do not use eggs in the vaccine procces.


24 posted on 04/26/2009 12:19:00 AM PDT by bushwon (Wonder if our founding fathers would even recognize the USA?!)
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To: bushwon; Beckwith; FrdmLvr; Prole; backhoe; Jet Jaguar; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ETL; Brown Deer; ...

Deerfield-based medical product giant Baxter International Inc. is working with the World Health Organization on a potential vaccine to curb the spread of the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, the company confirmed today.

Baxter, which has a growing vaccine business, has worked with foreign countries in the past to develop vaccines for the H5N1 virus commonly known as bird flu. Baxter has a cell-based technology that allows the company to more rapidly produce vaccines in the event of a pandemic than a decades-old method that uses eggs to process vaccines and can take weeks or even months longer.

“Upon learning about the swine flu outbreak in Mexico yesterday, Baxter requested a virus sample from WHO to do laboratory testing for potentially developing an experimental vaccine,” company spokesman Christopher Bona told the Tribune this afternoon. “Baxter has research and development and manufacturing pandemic planning expertise to rapidly develop candidate vaccines against potentially emerging influenza viruses.”

In the past, Baxter has developed vaccines and worked with countries to stockpile vaccines even while they undergo experimental testing. The idea behind the government stockpiles, in the case of the bird flu, for example, is to prepare against outbreak.

The company would not say whether the U.S. or other countries have contacted Baxter. Other companies, too, develop vaccines and have been used to stockpile vaccines. It’s unclear whether other vaccine makers have also contacted the WHO.

Because it’s so early in the vaccine development process, Baxter would not estimate on when a candidate vaccine would emerge for potential use.

The Mexican government is working to control a swine flu outbreak that has killed more than 65 people and potentially infected more than 1,000 in recent weeks, according to government and news reports.


25 posted on 04/27/2009 3:29:14 PM PDT by Polarik (Forgeries are forever)
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To: Scythian; Beckwith; FrdmLvr; Prole; backhoe; Jet Jaguar; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ETL; Brown Deer; ...
Because it was not accidental! Here's a press release dated April 9 from the FDA who may have known that this was going to happen! Freakin' unbelievable:

FDA Clears Rapid Test for Avian Influenza A Virus in Humans

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared for marketing a new, more rapid test for the detection of influenza A/H5N1, a disease-causing subtype of the avian influenza A virus that can infect humans.

The test, called AVantage A/H5N1 Flu Test, detects influenza A/H5N1 in throat or nose swabs collected from patients who have flu-like symptoms. The test identifies in less than 40 minutes a specific protein (NS1) that indicates the presence of the influenza A/H5N1 virus subtype. Previous tests cleared by the FDA to detect this influenza A virus subtype can take three or four hours to produce results.

“This test is an important tool to help quickly identify emerging influenza A/H5N1 infections and reduce exposure to large populations,” said Daniel G. Schultz, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “The clearance of this test represents a major step toward protecting the public from the threat of pandemic flu.”

Influenza A infects both humans and animals. H5N1 is a subtype that is found mostly in birds, although infections have also occurred in humans, mostly in people who have come into contact with the virus through infected poultry. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the few avian influenza viruses that have infected humans, the H5N1 subtype has caused the largest number of detected cases of serious disease and death.

There is a possibility that the influenza A/H5N1 virus subtype could mutate further and spread quickly to humans, causing an influenza pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, there are 412 confirmed human cases of infection from this virus, almost all in Asia and northern Africa. This virus subtype, which can cause life-threatening illness, has not been detected in the Americas.

In clinical studies, the test correctly identified the absence of infection in more than 700 specimens. In addition, the test correctly detected the presence of influenza A/H5N1 virus subtype in 24 cultured specimens from infected patients.

AVantage A/H5N1 Flu Test is manufactured by Arbor Vita Corporation, located in Sunnyvale, Calif.

26 posted on 04/27/2009 3:44:07 PM PDT by Polarik (Forgeries are forever)
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To: Scythian

A very strange story on them?

That in itself is disturbing.


27 posted on 04/27/2009 3:50:50 PM PDT by katiekins1 (I Bow to No One)
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To: Polarik

I don’t know if I will be able to find the post on FR again, but there was one in the past few days that told of Baxter sending live vaccine to a number of countries - all of which were notified to destroy the vaccine. Seems Baxter received notification from all but Lebanon and Mexico that the offending material had been destroyed.

I’ll try to find it again.


28 posted on 04/27/2009 3:54:28 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Polarik; Iowan; Oorang; Velveeta; Smokin' Joe; yefragetuwrabrumuy; justiceseeker93

When the story first broke last month, Czech newspapers questioned if the shocking discovery of vaccines contaminated with the deadly avian flu virus which were distributed to 18 countries by the American company Baxter were part of a conspiracy to provoke a pandemic.

Since the probability of mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible,

this leaves no other explanation than that the contamination was a deliberate attempt to weaponize the H5N1 virus to its most potent extreme and distribute it via conventional flu vaccines to the population who would then infect others to a devastating degree as the disease went airborne.

However, this is not the first time that vaccine companies have been caught distributing vaccines contaminated with deadly viruses.

In 2006 it was revealed that Bayer Corporation had discovered that their injection drug, which was used by hemophiliacs, was contaminated with the HIV virus. Internal documents prove that after they positively knew that the drug was contaminated, they took it off the U.S. market only to dump it on the European, Asian and Latin American markets, knowingly exposing thousands, most of them children, to the live HIV virus.

Government officials in France went to prison for allowing the drug to be distributed. The documents show that the FDA colluded with Bayer to cover-up the scandal and allowed the deadly drug to be distributed globally. No Bayer executives ever faced arrest or prosecution in the United States.

In the UK, a 2007 outbreak of foot and mouth disease that put Britain on high alert has been originated from a government laboratory which is shared with an American pharmaceutical company, mirroring the deadly outbreak of 2001, which was also deliberately released.

As we reported yesterday, last time there was a significant outbreak of a new form of swine flu in the U.S. it originated at the army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

http://www.infowars.com/swine-flu-is-deadly-mix-of-never-before-seen-viruses/


29 posted on 04/27/2009 3:55:46 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: justiceseeker93

Check out # 26.


30 posted on 04/27/2009 3:56:39 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

This sort of thing goes back even farther than that, with unscreened donated blood from Arkansas prisons sold during Clinton’s watch containing a number of pathogens, iirc, including HIV and HepC.


31 posted on 04/27/2009 4:07:52 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Polarik; LucyT

Deadly virus samples missing in Mexico/Lebanon
From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
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NB This story has also been covered in the article Killer virus sent worldwide. There have NOT been two incidents.Saturday, April 16, 2005

The World Health Organisation (WHO), in a statement issued Tuesday, urged scientists to destroy samples of a deadly flu virus that could potentially cause a global pandemic.

Shipments of the influenza virus sent to Mexico and Lebanon are unaccounted for. The U.N. health organization said 10 countries receiving samples already destroyed them, while 5 more countries are in the process of doing so.

The virus, A/H2N2, was detected by a Canadian lab which contacted the Public Health Agency of Canada, who in turn warned the WHO and other national health agencies on March 26.

Meridian Bioscience sent routine testing kits infected with the virus to almost 5,000 laboratories, of which 3747 in 18 countries have so far been identified as having the virus, most of them in North America.

The virus is a variant of the H2N2 virus which caused the 1957 Asian Flu Pandemic, but which was displaced by the H3N2 variant. People born after 1959 are unlikely to be immune to the virus.

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Deadly_virus_samples_missing_in_Mexico/Lebanon


32 posted on 04/27/2009 4:25:01 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Polarik

I stumbled upon this link on the Citizen Wells blog this morning.

http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/judicial_and_courts/news.php?q=1240676697


33 posted on 04/27/2009 4:27:38 PM PDT by katiekins1 (I Bow to No One)
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To: Polarik

Whoa - that’s a stunner.


34 posted on 04/27/2009 4:37:16 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: LucyT

This is all mind-boggling.
Really hard to wrap my head around such evil.


35 posted on 04/27/2009 4:39:00 PM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Smokin' Joe; null and void; stockpirate; pissant; PhilDragoo; Candor7; MeekOneGOP; Myrddin; ...

A blast from the past.

Blood Trail:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1047556/posts

DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON
SECTION: THE STORY OF A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE
SUBSECTION: TAINTED BLOOD
Revised 1/8/01

TAINTED BLOOD SCANDAL by FReeper Alamo-Girl:

http://www.alamo-girl.com/0332.htm


36 posted on 04/27/2009 4:44:54 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Yes! That’s it. (Thanks, LucyT! I was having trouble finding a link!)


37 posted on 04/27/2009 4:47:38 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Polarik

Thanks for the ping, Polarik.

I got a flu shot last October and didn’t get the flu. Was I just playing Russian roulette? Can’t trust these jerks anymore.


38 posted on 04/27/2009 4:55:38 PM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: LucyT

Thanks for the ping....will definitely read later.


39 posted on 04/27/2009 4:58:42 PM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: bushwon
Bump!

This is beginning to stink to high heavens. It's all about the money...always about the money.

sw

40 posted on 04/27/2009 5:18:49 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Scythian

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2009/31/c5734.html


41 posted on 04/27/2009 6:40:42 PM PDT by katiekins1 (I Bow to No One)
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To: Scythian; LucyT

Baxter is a real “patriotic” company:

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/03/26/business/guilty-plea-by-baxter-on-boycott.html?fta=y


42 posted on 04/27/2009 7:41:22 PM PDT by Polarik (Forgeries are forever)
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To: LucyT

Wow! I was not aware of this as I was not a member of Free Republic.

Thanks for the time warp re cap. : )


43 posted on 04/27/2009 10:08:43 PM PDT by katiekins1 (I Bow to No One)
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To: Polarik

Thank you so much for your pings, I had missed these earlier.


44 posted on 04/28/2009 12:46:43 AM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Scythian

Wow, all this just to keep the flu hysteria going? /sarc?


45 posted on 04/28/2009 5:52:36 AM PDT by Dustbunny (“The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” M. Thatcher)
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To: LibertyRocks; Carling

Bookmarked for future reference.


46 posted on 09/14/2009 3:07:40 PM PDT by Carling (Gatesgate: Obama's Waterloo)
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