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  • Government to get special swine flu vaccine

    10/19/2009 9:04:10 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 35 replies · 1,448+ views
    The Local (Germany's News in English) ^ | October 19, 2009 | Editor
    Just a week after it emerged that the German armed forces was getting a different kind of A/H1N1 vaccine to the general population, Der Spiegel magazine reports that the government will also get special treatment. The general population will be offered the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine, called Pandemrix, which contains a new booster element, or adjuvant, as well as a preservative containing mercury. Controversy has grown around the rapid licensing of the GSK vaccine – and a similar one being made by Novartis. Critics said not enough testing had been conducted before European licensing authorities rushed an approval. Chancellor Angela Merkel, her...
  • Risks of the Swine Flu Vaccine (Experimental adjuvant squalene implicated in autoimmune disorders)

    09/03/2009 10:17:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 58 replies · 4,300+ views
    http://www.thenewamerican.com ^ | Thursday, 03 September 2009 | Alex Newman
    The coming swine flu vaccination campaign is expected to begin in October. But with vaccine safety tests being fast-tracked under “public health emergency” rules and the use of some questionable ingredients, many health experts are warning about a myriad of risks associated with the vaccine and the importance of being educated. “Right now, you need to become educated about vaccination, influenza, vaccine risks and the public health laws in your state,” warned Barbara Loe Fisher, the president of the National Vaccine Information Center. “You need to find out what your rights and options are under new public health laws that...
  • Local tissue irritating effects and adjuvant activities of calcium phosphate...

    09/03/2009 11:07:20 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 7 replies · 791+ views
    http://www.sciencedirect.com ^ | 1997 | http://www.sciencedirect.com
    a Department of Safety Research on Biologics, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Gakuen, Musashimurayama, Tokyo 208, Japan b Department of Bacteriology, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osakasayama, Osaka 589, Japan c Animal Production and Grassland Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan Received 5 December 1996; Revised 20 January 1997; accepted 21 January 1997. Available online 12 December 1997. Abstract Effects of calcium phosphate and aluminium hydroxide adjuvants with different physical properties were examined in guinea pigs for local histopathological reactions, electron-microscopical changes of macrophages and adjuvanticity on total IgG antibody response to subcutaneously administered...
  • Vaccine Booster's Secret Revealed

    05/22/2008 12:51:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 245+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 21 May 2008 | Martin Enserink
    For decades, scientists have known that they can make vaccines much more efficacious by adding aluminum compounds, but they never knew why. Now, a study reveals how, on a molecular level, these helpers spur the production of antibodies. The finding may help researchers develop better vaccines. Many vaccines contain adjuvants, nonspecific agents that help jolt the immune system into action. "Alum," a term referring broadly to aluminum hydroxide and several aluminum salts, has this effect, as was accidentally discovered in the 1920s. It has been widely used in human vaccines since the 1950s, and it's still the only adjuvant allowed...