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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Concerns Grow Over Possible H1N1-H5N1 'Reassortment,' Other Mutations

    12/06/2009 6:39:27 AM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies · 833+ views
    Homeland Security Insight and Analysis ^ | 01 December 2009 | Anthony L. Kimery
    'The obvious risk is of H5N1 combining with the pandemic [H1N1] virus' Virologists and influenza authorities are becoming increasingly concerned that the 2009 A-H1N1 flu virus could “reassort” with the highly virulent H5N1 avian flu that’s still prevalent in parts of the world like China, and that a mutation could occur resulting in a new strain that has the lethality of H5N1 and the human transmissibility of A-H1N1. The concerns have grown in the wake of revelations that mutations of the H1N1 flu virus had been found in Norway and elsewhere, leading experts to fear that it might just be...
  • Experts call for end of (Canada's H1N1) vaccination program

    12/05/2009 3:25:00 PM PST · by fanfan · 12 replies · 743+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Dec. 5, 2009 | Sharon Kirkey
    With H1N1 poised to enter history as the least deadly of four global flu pandemics, some experts are calling for an end to Canada's mass vaccination program. Nature is already achieving what we would hope to achieve by vaccinating, they say. ~snip~ Fisman can't understand the rational for continuing mass vaccinations. He said that for a virus as contagious as H1N1, less than 30 per cent of the population needed vaccination to reach a critical level of immunity. ~snip~ Despite that view, Canada's top doctor this week pleaded with Canadians to get vaccinated if they have not already done so....
  • Chronicle of the Devastating Flu Epidemic is Frightening, Readable

    12/05/2009 9:47:08 AM PST · by T.L.Sink · 17 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Great Influenza pandemic killed as many as 100 million worldwide when the global population was less than a third of what it is today. It killed more people in twenty-four weeks than AIDS has killed in twenty-four years, more people in a year than the Black Death of the Middle Ages in a century. It didn't single out the very young and the very old. Half those who died were young people in the prime of life - in their 20's and 30's. By a bizarre and unprecedented stroke it turned the immune system itself into a killer. Two-thirds...
  • Questioning the Regular Yearly Flu Shot

    12/05/2009 6:18:38 AM PST · by RetSignman · 27 replies · 717+ views
    Me | Dec. 5, 2009 | RetSignman
    I have some serious concerns about the yearly shot that most people get during the flu season. It has been many years since I have had a serious cold or the flu.. This year after I had my shot, I came down with serious flu symptoms and it has been hanging on for more than a week. My next door neighbor also came down with the flu after she had her yearly shot, she went to her doctor and confirmed she, indeed, had the flu. I know that that this happens on occasion that the shot can cause the flu...
  • Are some more equal than others?

    12/11/2009 1:36:57 PM PST · by krogers58 · 11 replies · 422+ views
    Multiple Sources ^ | 12/11/2009 | Self
    I've had a hard time locating a flu shot around my locality, and for that matter one cannot find a flu shot in the entire state of New Hampshire unless you belong to a certain group of "at risk" people. More specifically, they are currently offering flu shots to those under 24 with certain underlying health problems. Well it appears that to the south in the people's republic of Massachusetts, both flu shots are available to anyone. Could it be that there are politics behind the availability of flu vaccine? Are democratic lives more valuable than those of somewhat more...
  • Swine flu may be less deadly than first feared

    12/10/2009 2:06:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 632+ views
    MS DNC ^ | 12/10/09 | ap
    LONDON - Swine flu is far less dangerous than originally feared, British officials said Thursday — about 100 times less lethal than the 1918 Spanish flu. To determine how deadly the virus is, the British health department tracked all reported swine flu patients hospitalized between July and November. In a paper published online in the British journal, BMJ, experts estimated that out of every 100,000 infected people in Britain, about 26 died.
  • Hawaii H1N1 Resolution Advances Vaccination Exemptions Favoring Demand for Health Freedoms

    12/09/2009 8:55:06 PM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 3 replies · 649+ views
    The Natural Family Blog ^ | December 9th, 2009 | News Release
    Hilo, HI--Department of Health officials in Hawaii were overruled by County of Hawaii directors supporting a resolution favoring First Amendment constitutional rights and vaccination exemptions for everyone demanding them. The nearly unanimous 7-1 Big Island of Hawaii Council vote sent a strong message to State and Federal policy makers to consider a majority of people who solidly distrust risky vaccines in general, and health officials' claims of safety regarding H1N1 vaccines in particular. The vote demonstrated the power of local community activists to rebuke "top down" policies advancing "mandatory" vaccinations during declared emergencies. The Council's decision backed the majority of...
  • Study confirms low mortality for swine flu

    12/07/2009 4:14:28 PM PST · by TitleX · 22 replies · 534+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/7/2009 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the most systematic looks yet at the swine flu pandemic confirms that it is at worst only a little more serious than an average flu season and could well be a good deal milder, researchers said on Monday. ... Lipsitch's team calculated a potential range of 7,800 to 29,000 deaths. This compares to seasonal flu, which kills 36,000 people a year and puts 200,000 into the hospital.
  • New York autopsies show 2009 H1N1 influenza virus damages entire airway (like 1918, 1957)

    12/07/2009 1:01:54 PM PST · by decimon · 46 replies · 1,228+ views
    In fatal cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza, the virus can damage cells throughout the respiratory airway, much like the viruses that caused the 1918 and 1957 influenza pandemics, report researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. The scientists reviewed autopsy reports, hospital records and other clinical data from 34 people who died of 2009 H1N1 influenza infection between May 15 and July 9, 2009. All but two of the deaths occurred in New York City. A microscopic examination of tissues throughout the airways revealed that the virus caused damage...
  • Team Uses Afghan Airwaves to Counter Flu Misinformation

    12/01/2009 5:35:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 231+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 2nd Lt. Natassia Cherne, USAF
    NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2009 – Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team servicemembers recently took to the airwaves to combat misinformation about the spread of the H1N1 flu virus here. Navy Lt. Jennifer Dreiling, a senior medical officer for the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, records a radio message on Radio Kalagush, a U.S.-funded Afghan radio station that broadcasts from Forward Operating Base Kalagush in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, educating locals about the H1N1 flu virus, Nov. 19, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Natassia Cherne  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Navy Lt. Jennifer Dreiling, team senior medical officer...
  • Aspirin, Tylenol May Decrease Effectiveness of Vaccines

    12/01/2009 1:19:13 PM PST · by decimon · 10 replies · 296+ views
    University of Missouri ^ | Dec 1, 2009 | Kelsey Jackson
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – With flu season in full swing and the threat of H1N1 looming, demand for vaccines is at an all-time high. Although those vaccines are expected to be effective, University of Missouri researchers have found further evidence that some over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and Tylenol, that inhibit certain enzymes could impact the effectiveness of vaccines. “If you’re taking aspirin regularly, which many people do for cardiovascular treatment, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain and fever and get a flu shot, there is a good chance that you won’t have a good antibody response,” said Charles Brown, associate professor...
  • Remember when the vaccine shortage was all Bush’s fault?

    11/29/2009 3:01:07 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 961+ views
    Standard Mischief ^ | November 8th
    Random DU comment from 5 years ago: “This may be Bush’s Waterloo!” Kerry points to Bush on vaccine shortage What a difference five years makes on flu vaccine shortage And a letter to the editor of the Kansas City Star [1], Inequity in politics of flu vaccine shortages During the Bush administration, the Democrats seized on the shortage of the flu vaccine to accuse the administration of being unable to protect Americans — from either illness or terrorism. “If you can’t get flu vaccines to Americans, how are you going to protect them against bioterrorism?” Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic...
  • Experts Say Swine Flu Mutations Do Not Warrant New Alarm

    11/28/2009 12:46:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 939+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 28, 2009 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    The World Health Organization tried this week to dampen fears about mutations seen in the swine flu virus in several countries, noting that both mutations had been found in very few people. A change that created Tamiflu resistance has been found in about 75 people around the world, said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, chief flu adviser to the W.H.O.’s director general. Two clusters, in cancer units at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina and a hospital in Wales, were both among patients whose immune systems had been severely suppressed by cancer treatment; some had had their bone marrow, which produces...
  • WHO advisers are on the payroll of leading pharmaceutical companies that make swine flu vaccines

    11/28/2009 8:19:07 AM PST · by autumnraine · 2 replies · 496+ views
    Russia Today ^ | 11/25/2009 | Russia Today
    It's the kind of information that fuels conspiracy theorists everywhere... Danish journalists claim several World Health Organisation advisers are on the payroll of leading pharmaceutical companies that make swine flu vaccines. RT talks to Louise Volle, a journalist at the Danish Daily Information newspaper and a co-author of the report...
  • Too few showing up at H1N1 clinics

    12/03/2009 9:04:48 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 3, 2009 | Misti Crane
    Too few showing up at H1N1 clinics Thursday, December 3, 2009 11:21 PM By Misti Crane THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Rows of chairs sat empty at Veterans Memorial. Dana Warner, the guy in charge of handing out tickets and answering initial questions, had a thick book on his chair, just in case. Nurses stationed at tables with plenty of vaccine waved to signal open seats. H1N1 vaccine clinics aren't what they used to be. Story continues below Advertisement Tuesday night's Columbus Public Health clinic was absent the weary-eyed parents who'd spent hours entertaining toddlers. There were no frantic public-health workers trying...
  • Ukraine Economic Catastrophe The Problem Not H1N1 Swine Flu

    12/02/2009 8:00:27 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 540+ views
    The Market Oracle ^ | 12-2-2009 | F_William_Engdahl
    Ukraine Economic Catastrophe The Problem Not H1N1 Swine Flu Politics / Eastern Europe Dec 02, 2009 - 03:18 PM By: F_William_Engdahl The Ukraine deaths attributed by WHO and Ukraine authorities to an uncontrolled outbreak of H1N1 Swine Flu are not the result of H1N1, a virus whose very existence has never been demonstrated by WHO. The deaths appear to be a consequence of collapsing general health conditions as well as supplies of basic grains. The IMF conditionalities imposed on Ukraine as precondition for a stabilization loan and not Swine Flu is where we should look for the cause. Very telling...
  • Elderly question flu shot controls- 65 and older face H1N1 vaccine limits

    11/29/2009 11:51:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 514+ views
    George Anter knows he has a lot to be thankful for during the holidays. The heart he received during a transplant procedure 12 years ago, for which he gives thanks every day, continues to do its job. Most Popular Stories # Elderly question flu shot controls # NORM: Wynns finalize divorce papers # U.S. HIGHWAY 95 CRASH: Longtime LV officer mourned # Slaying details emerge # NORM: At last, Ripa gets her wedding cake # NORM: Crash compounds Woods' problems # Surgeon agrees to plea deal in medical malpractice fraud case # Two more teens arrested in slaying of officer...
  • Forget gold and silver, invest in garlic

    11/27/2009 2:44:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies · 1,158+ views
    Source material cannot be posted | 27 November 2009
    Thanks to a belief in its flu-repellent powers, garlic traders are on course to get stinking rich this year
  • Jump in number of global swine flu deaths

    11/27/2009 10:39:27 AM PST · by darkside321 · 6 replies · 428+ views
    The global number of swine flu deaths has jumped by more than 1,000 in a week, latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show. At least 7,826 people are now known to have died following infection with the H1N1 virus since it first emerged in Mexico in April. Europe saw an 85% increase in the week, with the total number of deaths rising from at least 350 to at least 650. However, in most cases the virus continues to produce mild symptoms. The overwhelming majority of patients usually recover, even without medical treatment, within a week. The biggest rise...
  • Swine flu epidemic escaped from lab, Australian scientists say

    11/27/2009 9:01:25 AM PST · by opentalk · 33 replies · 936+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 28, 2009 | Angela Kamper
    THREE Australian experts are making waves in the medical community with a report suggesting swine flu may have developed because of a lab error in making vaccines. "It could have happened in a lab where somebody became affected and then travelled with it," virologist Dr Adrian Gibbs said yesterday. Conjuring up a vision of Frankenstein's fictional monster fleeing the laboratory, he added: "Things do get out of labs and this has to be explored. There needs to be more research done in this area. "At the moment there is no way of distinguishing where swine flu has come from." The...
  • Has the Ukraine swine flu mutation spread to the United States?

    11/27/2009 6:19:34 AM PST · by autumnraine · 20 replies · 1,434+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/25/2009 | Victoria Nicks
    A county medical examiner in Iowa has come forward to inform the public of the results of autopsies that point to bleeding in the lungs, just as in the fatal cases in the Ukraine and Norway. Many of these cases went undiagnosed as H1N1 due to the acute condition of the patients, and the invasive nature of testing. Norway/Ukraine flu in the United States The H1N1 mutation found in the Ukraine and in Norway is characterized by acute respiratory distress. According to Professor Victor Bachinsky, PHD, head of the Chernivtsi regional forensic bureau, the mutated form of the swine flu...
  • The reality behind the swine flu conspiracy

    11/26/2009 7:49:16 PM PST · by wannabegeek · 9 replies · 973+ views
    Russia Today ^ | November 26, 2009 | Irina Galushko, RT
    The message is clear – we are all going to die from swine flu. It spreads fast, it is dangerous, and it must be feared – says the World Health Organization. But worry not – there is a way to save yourself. Just get a flu shot – and purchase a remedy for the deadly virus. Those are the instructions from the WHO. Read more
  • Swine flu: Chicago begins offering inoculations at airports

    11/27/2009 5:33:28 AM PST · by autumnraine · 52 replies · 1,321+ views
    Chicago Times ^ | 11/26/2009 | Cynthia Dizikes
    As they battle the holiday crowds this weekend, frazzled travelers at Chicago airports also will have the option of stopping to get protection against the swine flu virus. A clinic at O'Hare International Airport run by the University of Illinois at Chicago began offering H1N1 flu vaccines in nasal mist form this week. City officials say the clinic also hopes to receive arm-shot vaccines this week and plans to open kiosks to administer the mist form of the vaccine at both O'Hare and Midway this weekend. "We feel that it is a good amenity and service for travelers passing through...
  • 24 reactions to H1N1 vaccine recorded in Canada with 1 person dead

    11/25/2009 3:05:48 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 572+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 25, 2009
    NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Twenty-four people have developed a side effect known as anaphylaxis from new-flu vaccine in Canada and one of them has died, Canadian health officials said Wednesday. The fatality was a man in his 80s who was suffering from an underlying disease, the officials said, adding they are investigating a possible linkage between the H1N1 flu vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc which the man was administered and his death.
  • Scientist Repeats Swine Flu Lab-Escape Claim in Published Study

    11/25/2009 6:17:44 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 5 replies · 673+ views
    Bloomberg | Nov 24. | Simeon Bennett
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  • Norwegian scientists raise concerns about mutated form of swine flu

    11/20/2009 9:20:30 AM PST · by marthemaria · 6 replies · 533+ views
    Scientists in Norway have identified a mutated form of the swine flu virus that is raising concern because it was found in two patients who died of the flu and a third who was severely ill with the disease, officials announced Friday. In a statement, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said the mutation "could possibly make the virus more prone to infect deeper in the airways and thus cause more severe disease," such as pneumonia.
  • Small batch of swine flu vaccines pulled in Canada (~170,000 doses)

    11/24/2009 12:37:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 356+ views
    AP on San Diego U-T ^ | 11/24/09 | Meera Selva - ap
    LONDON — Canadian doctors have been advised not to use a batch of 170,000 swine flu vaccines after six reports of serious allergic reactions among recipients, but there are no similar reports from other countries, pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Tuesday. Authorities routinely monitor vaccines for any signals of problems, such as the allergic reactions that do occur, rarely, every year. Company spokeswoman Gwenan White said that GlaxoSmithKline advised medical staff in Canada ast week to refrain from using one batch of the vaccine while they look into reports that that it might have caused more allergic reactions than normal....
  • GlaxoSmithKline Recalls H1N1 Vaccine in Canada Over 'Life-Threatening' Allergy Risk

    11/24/2009 5:22:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 879+ views
    FOX News ^ | November 24, 2009
    LONDON — The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline says it has advised medical staff in Canada to not use one batch of swine flu vaccine for fear it may trigger life-threatening allergies. GlaxoSmithKline spokeswoman Gwenan White said Tuesday the company issued the advice after reports that one batch of the swine flu vaccine might have caused more allergic reactions than normal. She says the affected batch contains 172,000 doses of the vaccine. She declined to say how many doses had been administered before the advice to stop using them was given.
  • What’s in your H1N1 flu vaccine?

    11/22/2009 11:11:43 AM PST · by autumnraine · 64 replies · 1,774+ views ^ | 11/19/2009 | Alex Roslin
    Shaw wasn’t always skeptical about vaccines. The neuroscientist at the University of British Columbia had his teenage son vaccinated with most of the recommended shots. But then he started studying some of the ingredients commonly found in vaccines. What he discovered caused him to go cold turkey on all shots for his six-year-old daughter. And that includes the vaccine for the H1N1 flu. “I am not convinced H1N1 is sufficiently hazardous to most people to risk the potential downside of the vaccine,” Shaw said over the phone from his office in the research pavilion at the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority....
  • Signs Swine Flu Wave May Have Peaked in U.S.

    11/22/2009 7:02:22 AM PST · by opentalk · 15 replies · 769+ views
    NYtimes ^ | November 20, 2009 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Although federal health officials decline to use the word “peaked,” the current wave of swine flu appears to have done so in the United States. Flu activity is coming down in all regions of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, though it is still rising in Hawaii, Maine and some isolated areas. The World Health Organization said Friday that there were “early signs of a peak” in much of the United States. On Wednesday, the American College Health Association, which surveys over 250 colleges with more than three million students, said new cases of flu...