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  • Family: H1N1 Flu Shot Caused Severe Reaction

    12/31/2009 1:46:23 PM PST · by PilotDave · 20 replies · 999+ views
    kpho.com ^ | 31 Dec 09 | Staff
    A nurse herself for many years, the 47-year-old Milliken has spent the last 38 days in medical care. Her boyfriend and family said she may have been struck down by what's called Guillain-Barre Syndrome -- which starts with pain and ends with paralysis. Milliken's family said they believe the H1N1 flu shot she received in the first week of November may be to blame for her suffering. "Right now, she's in a lot of pain, mostly in her extremities. A lot of nerve sensations such as burning in her legs is what she's feeling," said Milliken's daughter Michelle Mellett. The...
  • Compound found to safely counter deadly bird flu

    12/21/2009 2:10:49 PM PST · by decimon · 10 replies · 556+ views
    University of Wisconsin-Madison ^ | Dec 21, 2009 | Terry Devitt
    MADISON — The specter of a drug-resistant form of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza is a nightmare to keep public health officials awake at night. Now, however, a study published this week (Dec. 21) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that a new compound, one on the threshold of final testing in humans, may be more potent and safer for treating "bird flu" than the antiviral drug best known by the trade name Tamiflu. Known as T-705, the compound even works several days after infection, according to Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist and...
  • How Flu Succeeds (Cellular co-option)

    12/22/2009 7:29:02 AM PST · by decimon · 1 replies · 250+ views
    Investigators identify host factors that help multiple influenza strains thrive and could be targeted for new antiviralsA JOLLA, Calif., December 21, 2009 -- Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham), Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Mount Sinai), the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk) and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) have identified 295 human cell factors that influenza A strains must harness to infect a cell, including the currently circulating swine-origin H1N1. The team also identified small molecule compounds that act on several of these factors and inhibit viral replication, pointing to new ways to...
  • Swine flu shots now available to everyone

    12/18/2009 2:18:48 AM PST · by This_far · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Dec 18, 2009 | BETH LAMONTAGNE HALL
    f you've been waiting to get a swine flu shot, here's your chance. New Hampshire Public Health Director Dr. Jose Montero announced yesterday that anyone over the age of 6 months may receive a swine flu vaccine. The shot had previously been limited to people in high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, health care workers and those with a serious health condition. "The supply has caught up with the demand and allowed us to move forward," said Montero. "I know it has been difficult to wait, but it has been the right thing to do to protect the people of...
  • Scientists discover natural flu-fighting proteins

    12/17/2009 3:32:36 PM PST · by decimon · 12 replies · 719+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 17, 2009 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. researchers have discovered antiviral proteins in cells that naturally fight off influenza infections, a finding that may lead to better ways to make vaccines and protect people against the flu. They said a family of genes act as cell sentries that guard cells from an invading influenza virus, the team reported on Thursday in the journal Cell. "This prevents the virus from even getting into the cell," said Stephen Elledge of Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Investigator at Brigham & Women's Hospital. "It is out there fighting the flu all of the time," Elledge...
  • 800,000 doses of kids' swine flu vaccine recalled [not contaminated enough?]

    12/15/2009 8:59:40 PM PST · by wannabegeek · 8 replies · 472+ views
    My Way ^ | December 15, 2009 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified doctors about the recall Tuesday. The recall involves about 800,000 doses made by Sanofi Pasteur. The doses are pre-filled syringes intended for young children, ages 6 months to almost three years. Health officials recommend children those ages get two doses, spaced about a month apart. Health officials say it's not clear how many doses have already been given, but they don't think...
  • Terrific: Government recalls 800,000 doses of kids’ swine flu vaccine

    12/15/2009 10:42:33 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 50 replies · 2,326+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/15/09 | Michelle Malkin
    Hey, stop worrying about a massive government takeover of health care. You’re in good hands: Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified doctors about the recall Tuesday. The recall involves about 800,000 doses made by Sanofi Pasteur. The doses are pre-filled syringes intended for young children, ages 6 months to almost three years. …Health officials say it’s not clear how many doses have already been given, but they don’t think children need...
  • 800,000 Doses Of Kids' H1N1 Vaccine Recalled

    12/15/2009 8:28:36 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 998+ views
    800,000 Doses Of Kids' H1N1 Vaccine Recalled ATLANTA (CBS) ― Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified doctors about the recall Tuesday. The recall involves about 800,000 doses made by Sanofi Pasteur. The doses are pre-filled syringes intended for young children, ages 6 months to almost three years. Health officials recommend children those ages get two doses, spaced about a month apart. Health officials say it's not clear how many doses have...
  • Woman claims swine-flu shot caused paralysis

    12/11/2009 3:29:09 AM PST · by Man50D · 21 replies · 840+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 11, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A Tennessee woman is learning to walk again after she came down with a deadly nerve disease only eight days after receiving the swine-flu vaccine. Clarksville resident Suzanne Hogan is recovering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Stallworth Rehabilitation Center from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS, an illness she believes is associated with the H1N1 vaccination. GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal. Symptoms may include "pins and needles" sensations in fingers and toes; weakness or tingling in legs and upper body; inability to walk; difficulty with eye movement, facial movement, speaking,...
  • CDC Lies Under Obama Administration: Utah woman died of mutated H1N1 strain

    12/11/2009 12:31:15 AM PST · by theanchoragedailyruse · 29 replies · 998+ views
    It's a Kwazy Life ^ | December 10, 2009 | Tom Lamb
    As I have been stating all along on this website, the CDC was lying about there being no mutation of the H1N1 virus. Utah woman died of mutated H1N1 strain"...A 28-year-old Utah woman who died this summer of H1N1 swine flu had a mutated form of the novel virus." (...) "...It was so minor, she said, that the CDC didn't notify the state of the mutation. The health department instead asked about the case after learning of it from a blog." The headlines in the summer: August 21, 2009 H1N1 flu virus hasn't mutated, CDC officials reportSeptember 25, 2009 Swine...
  • British researchers: little evidence Tamiflu works

    12/10/2009 7:30:20 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 396+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2009 | MARIA CHENG
    LONDON – British researchers say there is little evidence Tamiflu stops complications in healthy people who catch the flu, though public health officials contend the swine flu drug reduces flu hospitalizations and deaths.
  • WHO ‘Mr Flu’ under investigation for gross conflict of interest - another scam on you

    12/09/2009 5:21:32 PM PST · by Flavius · 12 replies · 753+ views
    financial sense ^ | 12/8/09 | F. William Engdahl
    December 8, 2009 The man with the nickname “Dr Flu”, Professor Albert Osterhaus, of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam Holland has been named by Dutch media researchers as the person at the center of the worldwide Swine Flu H1N1 Influenza A 2009 pandemic hysteria. Not only is Osterhaus the connecting person in an international network that has been described as the Pharma Mafia, he is THE key advisor to WHO on influenza and is intimately positioned to personally profit from the billions of euros in vaccines allegedly aimed at H1N1.
  • Has Swine Flu Been Oversold?

    12/09/2009 3:02:14 PM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 17 replies · 625+ views
    ABC News ^ | 12/08/2009 | JOSEPH BROWNSTEIN
    A new analysis, using H1N1 deaths in the United States in the spring and projecting likely outcomes for this fall, shows that a typical -- or possibly even a milder flu season than average -- should have been expected. The finding begs the question: Has swine flu been oversold? The new study, done by researchers at Harvard University and the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit in the U.K., says swine flu cases in the spring indicated a flu season that might be, at worst, slightly worse than normal. "It would have been great to have that back in June," said...
  • Déjà Vu for Obama Too: The H1N1 Fiasco

    12/09/2009 1:48:35 PM PST · by Dr.Syn · 6 replies · 505+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | December 9, 2009 | Dan Sargis
      Déjà Vu for Obama Too:The H1N1 FiascoDecember 9, 2009 When I was growing up, my mother’s most repeated words of advice were: “Watch out, those words may come back to bite you” and “If you can’t fix it, then just leave it alone”. Mom was just warning me about the pitfalls of ignorant babble and clueless meddling. And so I present to you Obama aka “the clueless wrecking ball”. Or to rekindle John Kerry’s 2004 invectives, “If you can't get flu vaccines to Americans, how are you going to protect them against bioterrorism?”...“If you can't get flu vaccines to Americans, what kind of health...
  • Swine flu strikes isolated North Korea

    12/09/2009 5:36:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 381+ views
    AP ^ | 12/09/09 | HYUNGJIN KIM
    Swine flu strikes isolated North Korea By HYUNGJIN KIM, Associated Press Writer - 1 hour 58 minutes ago SEOUL, South Korea – Swine flu has struck isolated North Korea, the regime acknowledged Wednesday, although it was unclear whether there were any fatalities from the virus that has been circling the globe for months. North Korea made its first acknowledgment of an H1N1 outbreak with a short dispatch in state media citing nine confirmed cases in northwestern Sinuiju on the Chinese border and in Pyongyang, the capital. The official Korean Central News Agency reported that a quarantine system to prevent the...
  • Four in five swine flu 'patients' did not have disease

    12/08/2009 5:43:03 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 515+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/8/2009 | Rebecca Smith
    Around one million doses of Tamiflu have so far been given out, but according to the figures, hundreds of thousands of packets could have been wasted as most people with symptoms of flu did not have the H1N1 pandemic virus. Random swabs taken by the Health Protection Agency show that four out of five people calling the National Pandemic Flu Service with symptoms of the disease, did not test positive for it. At the end of the first wave of the pandemic in Britain, just one in twenty people calling the flu line with symptoms tested positive. It has led...
  • H1N1 influenza adopted novel strategy to move from birds to humans

    12/08/2009 12:58:42 PM PST · by decimon · 32 replies · 826+ views
    Bird influenza viruses have a variety of strategies to cross the species barrier and spreadThe 2009 H1N1 influenza virus used a new strategy to cross from birds into humans, a warning that it has more than one trick up its sleeve to jump the species barrier and become virulent. In a report in this week's early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, researchers show that the H1N1, or swine flu, virus adopted a new mutation in one of its genes distinct from the mutations found in previous flu viruses, including...
  • NIH Bulletin says New York swine flu victim autopsies show lung damage similar to 1918 Spanish flu

    12/08/2009 11:45:25 AM PST · by autumnraine · 14 replies · 766+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/07/2009 | Victoria Nicks
    Results from 34 swine flu victims in New York were released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a December 7 bulletin. The swine flu symptoms and effects on the lungs of the victims were similar to the effects of the 1918 Spanish flu, which had an extremely high mortality rate around the world. Other reports of H1N1 infections deep in the lungs have been reported around the world, including Ukraine, China, Brazil, Norway, and the United States, in Iowa and Utah. These infections have been linked to a change in the receptor binding domain of the virus. Swine...
  • Swine-flu bribe fever! U.N.'s H1N1 scientists linked to companies making vaccine

    12/07/2009 7:09:11 PM PST · by Man50D · 13 replies · 590+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 07, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    World Health Organization scientists are suspected of accepting secret bribes from vaccine manufacturers to influence the U.N. organization's H1N1 pandemic declaration, according to Danish and Swedish newspapers. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical profits from swine-flu related drugs have soared – with earnings between $10 billion and $15 billion in 2009, investment bank JP Morgan estimates. As WND reported, the WHO Director General Margaret Chan initially raised the influenza pandemic alert to its second highest level in May – but evidence reveals the agency may have made it easier to classify the flu outbreak as a pandemic by changing its definition to omit "enormous...
  • Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Award Winner Dies Of Swine Flue

    12/07/2009 3:12:42 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 13 replies · 784+ views
    Liza Northrop Beale, the general manager of The Almanac, a weekly newspaper in Washington, Pa. died Saturday of complications related to the H1N1 virus. She was 49 and lived in Peters Township which is suburban Pittsburgh.