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  • C.D.C. Closes Anthrax and Flu Labs After Accidents

    07/11/2014 10:39:33 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    After back-to-back potentially serious laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced on Friday that they had closed the flu and anthrax laboratories of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and have halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs. The accidents, and the C.D.C.'s emphatic response to them, could have important implications for other laboratories around the world engaged in research into dangerous viruses and bacteria. If the C.D.C — which the agency’s director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called “the reference laboratory to the world” — had multiple accidents that could have, in theory, killed not just laboratory...
  • Young immigrant diagnosed with H1N1 at Lackland Air Force Base

    06/25/2014 4:33:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 45 replies
    WOAI TV ^ | June 25th, 2014 3:06pm PST | Action 4 News Staff
    Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio has been diagnosed with swine flu. The San Antonio Metro Health District confirmed the H1N1 virus case with WOAI-TV. Online media outlet The Blaze first reported the case of H1N1 at the base, quoting Rep. Louie Gohmert as saying the child was "feverish for several days." The Blaze reported that 2,000 swine flu vaccines are being sent to Lackland to treat anyone who may have been exposed to the child. A spokeswoman for San Antonio Metro Health told WOAI-TV that the military reported the case to the health agency.
  • Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab

    06/11/2014 6:27:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | June11, 2014 | By Maggie Fox
    Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people, sparking a new debate over whether such work is too dangerous. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin says the experiments are important for helping scientists understand how new pandemics start, and for designing better flu vaccines.
  • Drug companies accused of holding back complete information on clinical trials (UK Tamiflu)

    01/03/2014 11:08:32 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rajeev Syal
    Clinical trial results are being routinely withheld from doctors, undermining their ability to make informed decisions about how to treat patients, an influential parliamentary committee has claimed. MPs have expressed "extreme concern" that drug manufacturers appear to only publish around 50% of completed trial results and warned that the practice has "ramifications for the whole of medicine". Their conclusions have emerged in a public accounts committee report which examined the Department of Health's decision to spend £424m on stockpiling the flu drug Tamiflu, before writing off £74m because of poor record keeping. … A review by the non-profit Cochrane Collaboration...
  • Gene Therapy ... Against the Flu?

    06/10/2013 9:20:22 PM PDT · by neverdem
    ScienceNOW ^ | 29 May 2013 | Jon Cohen
    Enlarge Image Power tool. An antibody called F16, seen here attached to an influenza virus protein, protected animals against a range of flu viruses. Credit: D. Corti and A. Lanzavecchia, Annu. Rev. Immunol. 31 (2013) In 2009, a global collaboration of scientists, public health agencies, and companies raced to make a vaccine against a pandemic influenza virus, but most of it wasn't ready until the pandemic had peaked. Now, researchers have come up with an alternative, faster strategy for when a pandemic influenza virus surfaces: Just squirt genes for the protective antibodies into people's noses. The method—which borrows ideas...
  • H1N1 virus found in marine mammals for first time

    05/15/2013 9:53:26 PM PDT · by Rabin · 2 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2013-05-16 | Staff
    Prolog April 22 (Xinhua) -- Lin Yuanzhong has killed more than 40,000 ducklings in the past 10 days. if (it) continues for another 20 days, all the feed manufacturers, breeding farms and poultry raisers will be bankrupt. Even though the fast spread of H7N9 has only hit Shanghai, Beijing and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Henan, the ensuing fear has reached nationwide. {Back to the futuer} WASHINGTON, May 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. researchers said Wednesday they have detected for the first time the H1N1 virus in elephant seals off the coast of central California. The H1N1 strain...
  • Chinese Scientists Create Killer Hybrid Flu Virus In Lab

    05/04/2013 5:23:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies ^ | May 4, 2013 by | Soren Dreier
    Senior scientists have criticised the “appalling irresponsibility” of researchers in China who have deliberately created new strains of influenza virus in a veterinary laboratory. They warned there is a danger that the new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing millions of people. Lord May of Oxford, a former government chief scientist and past president of the Royal Society, denounced the study published today in the journal Science as doing nothing to further the understanding and prevention of flu pandemics. “They claim they are doing this...
  • US asks scientific journals to censor bird flu studies (Misleading title)

    12/21/2011 9:03:14 AM PST · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 20, 2011 | Reuters
    The US government has asked the scientific journals Nature and Science to censor data on a laboratory-made version of bird flu that could spread more easily to humans, fearing it could be used as a potential weapon. The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity asked the two journals to publish redacted versions of studies by two research groups that created forms of the H5N1 avian flu that could easily jump between ferrets - typically considered a sign the virus could spread quickly among humans. The journals are objecting to the request, saying it would restrict access to information...
  • THE COMING WAVE (An Interview With Mother Abigail)

    12/14/2011 4:59:02 AM PST · by James Oscar · 347 replies · 1+ views
    Tokuisei.Com ^ | 12-14-11 | James Oscar
    THE COMING WAVE (An Interview With Mother Abigail) I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form. "Come in," she said, "I'll give you—shelter From the storm” -Bob Dylan-
  • Fears of new deadly super-flu which 'could spread to Britain within 24 hours'

    11/03/2011 7:54:57 AM PDT · by Just4Him · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/3/2011 | EMMA REYNOLDS
    Bird flu and human flu could merge into 'one of biggest biological threats of our time', warn scientists A new deadly strain of super-flu could spread to Britain within 24 hours, experts have warned. The potential for bird flu and human flu to combine and form a new virus has been described as 'one of the biggest biological threats of our time'. The alert comes as people have started to fall victim to seasonal flu and the more virulent swine flu at the same time, according to the Daily Express.
  • Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

    10/25/2011 7:46:20 PM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies
    People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective. The findings, published online Oct. 25, 2011, in he International Journal of Obesity, provide evidence explaining a phenomenon that was noticed for the first time during the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak: that obesity is associated with an impaired immune response to the influenza vaccination in humans. "These results suggest that overweight and obese people would be more likely than healthy weight people to experience flu illness following exposure to...
  • Playboy Mansion outbreak: Bacteria traced to whirlpool spa

    04/16/2011 10:34:11 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 31 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes/Blog ^ | 04/16/2011 | Staff
    Health officials identified legionella bacteria in a whirlpool spa at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles during an investigation in February that began when people were sickened after attending a fundraiser. A number of people came down with a respiratory illness after DomainFest's Feb. 1-3 conference, which culminated in a fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Officials investigated to see if legionellosis was at fault; the more severe version of that illness is known as Legionnaires' disease, while a milder version is called Pontiac fever.
  • CDC Issues H1N1 Alert In United States

    01/24/2011 1:57:41 PM PST · by The Comedian · 24 replies
    Recombinomics ^ | January 18, 2011 | Recombinomics
    "consideration of antiviral treatment for any previously healthy, non high-risk symptomatic outpatient with confirmed or suspected influenza, based upon clinical judgment, if treatment can be initiated within 48 hours of illness onset." The above comment is included in the recent CDC health alert on influenza antiviral treatment and diagnostic tests. This January 14, 2011 alert follows a significant outbreak of H1N1 in the UK and reports of increased H1N1 activity in the northern hemisphere. Initial reports from the UK indicated most fatal cases were young adults without underlying conditions. Subsequent reports have focused on patients with underlying conditions, but the...
  • Study suggests possible new treatment for severe 2009 H1N1 infection

    01/19/2011 7:57:50 AM PST · by decimon · 1 replies
    Infectious Diseases Society of America ^ | January 19, 2011 | Unknown
    Convalescent plasma therapy—using plasma from patients who have recovered from an infection to treat those with the same infection—has been used to treat multiple diseases. However, the efficacy of this treatment in patients with severe 2009 H1N1 influenza is unknown. A study published in the February 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that convalescent plasma may reduce the death rate in patients severely ill with this type of influenza. (Please see below for a link to the embargoed study online.) From September 2009 through June 2010, patients from a hospital cluster in Hong Kong with severe 2009 H1N1 infection...
  • Swine flu survivors developed super flu antibodies("universal" flu shot possible?)

    01/11/2011 3:00:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/10/11 | Julie Steenhuysen
    Swine flu survivors developed super flu antibodies Mon, Jan 10 2011 By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A study of antibodies from people infected with H1N1 swine flu adds proof that scientists are closing in on a "universal" flu shot that could neutralize many types of flu strains, including H1N1 swine flu and H5N1 bird flu, U.S. researchers said on Monday. They said people who were infected in the H1N1 pandemic developed an unusual immune response, making antibodies that could protect them from all the seasonal H1N1 flu strains from the last decade, the deadly "Spanish flu" strain from 1918...
  • Swine flu survivors developed super flu antibodies (Universal flu shot?)

    01/10/2011 2:55:07 PM PST · by decimon · 52 replies
    Reuters | January 10, 2011 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – A study of antibodies from people infected with H1N1 swine flu adds proof that scientists are closing in on a "universal" flu shot that could neutralize many types of flu strains, including H1N1 swine flu and H5N1 bird flu, U.S. researchers said on Monday. They said people who were infected in the H1N1 pandemic developed an unusual immune response, making antibodies that could protect them from all the seasonal H1N1 flu strains from the last decade, the deadly "Spanish flu" strain from 1918 and even a strain of the H5N1 avian flu. "It says that a universal...
  • NHS at the limit: Intensive care units almost full as swine flu takes its toll

    12/24/2010 10:14:52 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 68 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Updated 12/24/2010 | Sophie Borland
    Intensive care units across Britain are almost full as the NHS faces one of the worst flu outbreaks in a decade. Some hospitals have only one or two life-support machines left and critically ill patients are being transferred by ambulance to other trusts.... >snip< Senior doctors report that they are seeing the highest number of flu cases in more than 20 years and expect the situation to worsen over the coming weeks.
  • Extreme obesity associated with higher risk of death for 2009 H1N1 patients

    01/05/2011 11:53:43 AM PST · by decimon · 10 replies
    Infectious Diseases Society of America ^ | January 5, 2011 | Unknown
    [EMBARGOED FOR JAN. 5, 2011] For those infected with the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus, extreme obesity was a powerful risk factor for death, according to an analysis of a public health surveillance database. In a study to be published in the February 1, 2011, issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers associated extreme obesity with a nearly three-fold increased odds of death from 2009 H1N1 influenza. Half of Californians greater than 20 years of age hospitalized with 2009 H1N1 were obese. (Please see below for a link to the study online.) Data from 500 adults hospitalized with H1N1 in...
  • Hong Kong Confirms Human Bird Flu Case

    11/18/2010 7:46:44 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/18/1020 | Associated Press
    HONG KONG, CHINA (AP) — Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of human bird flu in seven years. Health Secretary York Chow said late Wednesday that a 59-year-old woman had tested positive for H5N1 bird flu after returning to Hong Kong from the Chinese mainland, and is in serious condition in a local hospital.
  • 2010-11 Flu Vaccine.

    10/07/2010 9:22:23 PM PDT · by LukeL · 32 replies · 1+ views
    I just got my flu shot on Tuesday and for the past couple of days I have been lightheaded and having mild nasuea. I checked and discovered that the swine flu strain was included in this years vaccine, even though I asked the nurse if this was for the seasonal flu only. This is also the first time I have ever had a reaction to a vaccine.
  • H1N1 and Seasonal Influenza mixed this flu season

    10/05/2010 1:36:04 PM PDT · by servantboy777 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CDC ^ | Oct 5, 2010 | CDC
    The Seasonal Flu Vaccine A seasonal vaccine is distributed routinely every year. •Unlike last flu season, when you needed to get two vaccines, the 2009 H1N1 and the seasonal vaccine, this flu season you only need the seasonal vaccine. •The 2010-2011 flu vaccine protects against an influenza A H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the 2009 H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season.
  • Do All 2010 Flu Shot Vaccines contain H1N1? (Vanity)

    09/19/2010 4:48:08 PM PDT · by Babu · 56 replies · 1+ views
    I was checking around online to find a convenient place nearby to get an annual flu shot, as is my habit, but so far, every place offering shots this year I have gone to is stating something along the lines of this: "The H1N1 component is included in this year's Seasonal Influenza Immunization." They don't offer a "plain vanilla" flu shot, so to speak, that is, a regular flu shot, WITHOUT any H1N1. If I am unable to find a flu shot offered without H1N1 included, then I will be skipping it this year. My wife is a health care...
  • WHO Declares H1N1 Flu "pandemic" Over! What's Wrong with This Story?

    08/10/2010 7:46:53 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 18 replies
    Associated Content by Yahoo ^ | Aug. 10th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    In early June of this year, European countries were strongly criticizing the WHO over the handling of the H1N1 flu. They accused the WHO of exaggerating the threat posed by the H1N1 flu. They also said that the WHO had been influenced by the pharmaceutical companies.
  • H1N1 Vaccines Sterilize Mothers and Kill Babies

    07/01/2010 9:09:35 PM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Blogging Mothers Magazine ^ | July 1st, 2010 | Jenny Hatch
    Podcast at Blog Talk RadioVideo at One True MediaTen Minute clip of this show on You Tube[youtube=] Rima Laibows article Squalene, be very afraid part II
  • Millions of Swine Flu Vaccine Doses Have Expired and Will Be Burned

    07/01/2010 7:29:20 AM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | July 01, 2010 | Mike Stobbe
    About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired -- meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million is being written off as trash. ..The outdated vaccine, some of which expired Wednesday, will be incinerated. The amount, more than twice the usual leftovers, likely sets a record. And that's not even all of it.
  • NIH-funded scientists find 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine protects mice from 1918 flu virus

    06/15/2010 1:06:20 PM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies · 254+ views
    WHAT: Mice injected with a 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine and then exposed to high levels of the virus responsible for the 1918 influenza pandemic do not get sick or die, report scientists funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The new vaccine works against the old virus because the 1918 and the 2009 strains of H1N1 influenza share features that allow vaccine-generated antibodies to recognize both viruses. To learn more, similar challenge studies need to be conducted in other animals, including monkeys, but the investigators say their results...
  • Reports accuse WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat, possible ties to drug makers

    06/04/2010 12:46:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 40 replies · 1,098+ views
    WaPo ^ | June 4, 2010 | Rob Stein
    European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond.
  • U.S. has 71 million unused flu vaccine doses

    05/03/2010 3:52:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 510+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2010 | Maggie Fox
    Grassley says he is worried about wasting tax dollars. The United States still has 71 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine that have not been used, but it is not yet time to throw them out, the federal government said on Monday. States and other providers should hang on to the vaccine and continue to offer them to people until drug companies can start distributing seasonal vaccine for the coming influenza season in the autumn, said Health and Human Services Department spokesman Bill Hall. Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance committee, released a letter on...
  • Overall flu deaths down during H1N1 pandemic - New strain ‘crowded out’ seasonal illness

    04/25/2010 8:20:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 629+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 25, 2010 | Rachel Leven
    Although experts are not sure to what degree, seasonal flu cases and deaths dropped in Maryland and nationwide this year, during the height of the novel H1N1 pandemic. While flu cases are not perfectly tracked, epidemiologists believe the decreases were caused by increased health campaigning and vaccination rates, a weaker seasonal flu strain, and other causes. Epidemiologists all over the world think next flu season's primary strain will mutate around H1N1, or swine flu. Although officials and health professionals do not know how strong the 2010-2011 flu season will be, they are encouraging vaccination. "Overall flu deaths are down this...
  • We blundered over swine flu, admit health chiefs

    04/13/2010 11:25:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 25 replies · 814+ views
    Dailymail UK ^ | 13th April 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    Global health chiefs have finally admitted that they may have overreacted to the swine flu 'pandemic' - landing governments with millions of unused vaccines. The World Health Organisation has conceded that it may have been guilty of failing to communicate 'uncertainties' about how virulent the new virus was. Critics say the UN agency was too quick to designate the influenza a pandemic in June after it spread from Mexico. Keiji Fukuda, its top influenza expert, yesterday admitted a six-phase system for declaring this was confusing and the bug was not actually as deadly as bird flu. 'The reality is there...
  • Seasonal flu vaccines increase risk of pandemic H1N1 flu, stunned scientists discover

    04/08/2010 1:21:15 PM PDT · by Scythian · 29 replies · 1,021+ views
    (NaturalNews) I remember the H1N1 "swine flu" season of 2009 very well. People were rushing out to get vaccinated, scared half to death by the mainstream media which was pushing false reports that the swine flu would kill tens of millions of people and that only a vaccine could save you. The CDC and health authorities were pushing a double-barreled vaccine strategy that demanded people get both a seasonal flu shot as well as an H1N1 pandemic flu shot. Those who questioned the sensibility of vaccines for fighting the flu were attacked as "baby killers" for not kow-towing to the...
  • H1N1 and Health Care Reform

    04/08/2010 12:36:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 509+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 08, 2010 | Arie Friedman, MD
    The government that mismanaged the H1N1 vaccine is stepping up to do an even worse job on ObamaCare. As a general pediatrician and medical practice owner, I have been surprised at our inability as a society to apply the lessons of the recent past to our current health care debate. Those who know me will recall that I was especially aggravated over the H1N1 debacle of late last year. Unlike seasonal flu vaccines, the entire H1N1 vaccine distribution process was taken over by the federal government in the form of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the...

    04/03/2010 4:38:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 735+ views - ZIMBABWE TELEGRAPH ^ | Published: March 31, 2010 | By TAPIWA MAKORE
    SNIPPET: "Harare, March 30, 2010: The United States government officially handed over a new, upgraded bio-safety level 2+ laboratory to the Minister of Health, Dr. Henry Madzorera. The facility will enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare to offer clinical and diagnostic testing as well as research on indigenous/exotic agents which may cause serious disease after inhalation, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB),typhoid (Salmonella Typhi),anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) and the H1N1 virus. Speaking after a tour of the facilities with the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Charles Ray described the cooperation between the...
  • Report: More Than 70 Million Doses of H1N1 Vaccine May Have to Be Discarded

    04/01/2010 12:39:12 PM PDT · by metmom · 37 replies · 765+ views ^ | April 1, 2010 |
    When the H1N1 vaccine first became available last fall, the doses were worth their weight in gold to many people desperate to get the shot, but now it’s being reported the government is about to throw away millions of those “precious” vaccines. The news comes just days after health officials warned Americans the H1N1 flu season is not over yet, with the Southeast reporting an increase in cases of the virus. According to a report in the Washington Post, less than half of the 229 million doses of the vaccine the government bought to fight the virus have been administered,...
  • Latest U.S. Swine-Flu Problem: Getting Rid of the Unused Vaccine

    04/01/2010 9:52:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 564+ views
    wsj ^ | 4/1/10 | James A. White
    First the problem was getting enough vaccine to treat the first flu pandemic in decades. Now the problem is getting rid of millions of doses of the H1N1 vaccine before they go bad. An estimated 71.5 million of the 229 million doses of swine-flu vaccine bought by the U.S. have been put in vials and syringes and will have to be discarded if they aren’t used before their expiration date, the Washington Post reported this morning. That’s after 25 million doses bought by the U.S. are sent to poor countries, the paper said.
  • Targeting blood vessels, immune system may offer way to stop infection-caused inflammation

    03/17/2010 1:39:02 PM PDT · by decimon · 3 replies · 173+ views
    University of Utah Health Sciences ^ | Mar 17, 2010 | Unknown
    SALT LAKE CITY—Treating virulent influenza, sepsis, and other potentially deadly infections long has focused on looking for ways to kill viruses and bacteria. But new research from the University of Utah and Utah State University shows that modulating the body's own overeager inflammatory response to infection may help save more lives. In a study published March 17 in Science Translational Medicine, researchers led by U of U cardiologist Dean Y. Li, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and director of the Molecular Medicine Program, shows that protecting blood vessels from hyper-inflammatory response to infection reduced mortality rates in mouse models...
  • The Flu Season That Fizzled--Cases of H1N1 Have Dwindled, Seasonal Flu Has Been a No-Show...

    03/02/2010 12:27:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies · 641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 2, 2010 | Betsy McKay
    This has been a flu season like few others. Normally at this time of year, influenza is rampant in the U.S., prompting hundreds of thousands of people to stay home in the dead of winter with fever, aches and pains. Now, after raging through college campuses and communities last summer and fall, cases of the new H1N1 swine flu virus have dwindled to a trickle, and run-of-the-mill seasonal flu has barely made an appearance. Not one state reported widespread flu illness to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the week ended Feb. 20, the latest data available. The...
  • The problem of evil and H1N1/swine flu

    02/25/2010 5:58:34 AM PST · by MarianoApologeticus · 3 replies · 217+ views ^ | 2/16, 2/19, 2010 AD | Mariano Apologeticus
    Those who find “the problem of evil” to be of interest may consider considering it with regards to H1N1/swine flu: The problem of evil and H1N1/swine flu, part 1, part 2
  • Protection Against 2009 H1N1 To Be Included in 2010-2011 Seasonal Flu Vaccine

    02/24/2010 6:59:10 AM PST · by metmom · 80 replies · 1,461+ views ^ | February 22, 2010
    A key U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee recommended today that protection against the 2009 H1N1 virus, which was first identified last April, be included in the 2010-2011 seasonal influenza vaccine starting this fall. That means that, barring some unforeseen circumstance, this fall, most Americans will be able to return to the traditional routine of having one flu vaccine to protect them against the major circulating flu viruses. As is always the case with seasonal vaccine, younger children who have never had a seasonal vaccine will still need two doses.
  • Swine vs. Avian: FIGHT!

    02/23/2010 7:32:54 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 2 replies · 152+ views
    All the animal-inspired influenzas that have been cropping up recently bring to mind many important questions. Which flu strain will cause the next pandemic? Should I invest in at least a dozen N95 respirators for each person in my household? Is leaving my dorm room a bad idea? But the most pressing question is clearly the following: if a pig and a bird challenged one another in a cage match, who would emerge victorious? Let’s examine the strengths and weaknesses of each opponent so that we can make an informed decision. Pig’s strengths: Brain larger than bird’s Can bribe...
  • New seasonal flu vaccine to contain H1N1 strain

    02/18/2010 4:11:59 AM PST · by decimon · 26 replies · 397+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Jonathan Lynn and Louise Ireland
    GENEVA (Reuters) – The coming year's seasonal flu vaccine in the northern hemisphere should contain three strains, including the pandemic H1N1 virus, vaccine experts recommended on Thursday. The composition of the vaccine, announced by the World Health Organization after a closed-door four-day meeting of influenza experts means governments that have stockpiled doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine may now use them for part of the seasonal flu vaccine mix. > That raised the question of whether to replace the current H1N1 seasonal strain with the pandemic strain -- also known as California 7 -- which is now circulating more widely....
  • Council Of Europe Will Investigate “Faked” Swine Flu Pandemic

    01/21/2010 12:31:44 PM PST · by vaper69 · 16 replies · 696+ views
    Much like all the evidence proves man-made global warming is a fraud, all the evidence clearly points to an orchestrated effort to instill panic on the swine flu. The CDC even inadvertently admitted that they were fudging numbers, and fear-mongering on swine flu. Now, finally, an major international organization is going to investigate this fraud upon the world’s citizens. The Council of Europe will investigate the “faked pandemic” to get to the bottom of this farce. To learn more about the Council of Europe … go here. They are basically a local European United Nations, and they are legit.
  • I've offered a $10,000 reward for proof that H1N1 vaccines are both safe and effective

    01/21/2010 5:20:06 AM PST · by Scythian · 12 replies · 378+ views
    (NaturalNews) In conjunction with NaturalNews, the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center ( has publicly offered a $10,000 reward for any person, company or institution who can provide trusted, scientific evidence proving that any of the FDA-approved H1N1 vaccines being offered to Americans right now are both safe and effective. Vaccine promoters keep citing their "science" in claiming that H1N1 vaccines are safe and effective. NaturalNews and the CWC ask one simple question: Where is this science? The $10,000 reward will be issued to anyone who can produce scientific evidence meeting the following criteria:
  • Thousands of Americans died from H1N1 even after receiving vaccine shots

    01/18/2010 5:36:23 AM PST · by Scythian · 30 replies · 1,355+ views
    The CDC is engaged in a very clever, statistically devious spin campaign, and nearly every journalist in the mainstream media has fallen for its ploy. No one has yet reported what I'm about to reveal here. It all started with the CDC's recent release of new statistics about swine flu fatalities, infection rates and vaccination rates. According to the CDC: How do I know that swine flu vaccines don't reduce infection mortality? Because I've looked through all the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials that have ever been conducted on H1N1 vaccines. It didn't take me very long, because the number...
  • (CDC claims) 55 Million Americans Had H1N1 Swine Flu

    01/15/2010 10:11:23 PM PST · by iowamark · 35 replies · 1,127+ views
    WebMD ^ | 01/15/2010 | Salynn Boyles
    New CDC Estimates Also Show 61 Million in U.S. Have Been Vaccinated Jan. 15, 2010 -- The CDC estimates that 55 million Americans became sick with H1N1 swine flu between April and mid-December 2009 and roughly 11,000 people died of the disease. These numbers represent a middle range in CDC estimates. The actual number of swine flu cases could be as low as 39 million and as high as 80 million cases during this time period, government officials say. In addition: * Between 173,000 and 362,000 Americans were hospitalized with H1N1 flu between April and mid-December. * Between 7,880 and...
  • European Governments Cancel Vaccine Orders

    01/13/2010 5:38:00 AM PST · by UAConservative · 9 replies · 541+ views
    WSJ ^ | January 13, 2009 | Jeanne Whalen and David Gauthier-Villars
    Just months after rushing to order enough swine-flu vaccine to protect their citizens, European governments are cancelling orders and trying to sell or give away extra doses as they sit on a glut of the vaccine. The main reason: European health officials decided that only one shot per person was needed, instead of the two originally planned. Low demand is also to blame. Many Europeans believe the pandemic has turned out to be fairly mild, and don't see a reason to get vaccinated. Some are also concerned that they will suffer side effects from the shots, despite assurances otherwise from...
  • Swine flu 'a false pandemic' to sell vaccines, expert says

    01/11/2010 11:54:38 PM PST · by myknowledge · 32 replies · 1,675+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (article from NewsCore) ^ | January 12, 2010 | Chris Pollard
    THE swine flu scare was a "false pandemic" led by drugs companies that stood to make billions from vaccines, a leading health expert said. Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, claimed major firms organized a "campaign of panic" to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic, UK tabloid The Sun reports. He believes it is, "one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century", and has called for an inquiry. An emergency debate on the issue will be held by the Council of Europe later this month.
  • Was the H1N1 Scare a 'False Pandemic'

    01/11/2010 12:10:43 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 71 replies · 2,167+ views
    TransWorldNews ^ | 1-11-10 | Beverly Hills
    The head of health at the Council of Europe, Wolfgang Wodarg, called the swine flu scare a “false pandemic” orchestrated by drug companies looking pull in large profits from the vaccines. Saying it was “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,” Wodark said, “[Swine flu] is just a normal kind of flu. It does not cause a tenth of deaths caused by the classic seasonal flu. The great campaign of panic we have seen provided a golden opportunity for representatives from labs who knew they would hit the jackpot in the case of a pandemic being declared.” The...
  • Truckloads Of Unused Swine Flu Vaccines

    01/08/2010 8:07:15 AM PST · by traumer · 25 replies · 948+ views
    <p>After months of fear, media coverage and government warnings there wasn't as much demand for the swine flu vaccine in New York state as expected.</p> <p>Truckloads of swine flu vaccines are being returned by counties that say the expected demand for the shots never happened.</p>
  • Europe to Investigate the UN Over “Pandemic” Scam

    01/03/2010 8:19:08 AM PST · by massmike · 33 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | 01/03/2010 | Jim O'Neill
    “UN report says pandemic may result in anarchy—‘could kill millions’—unless western world pays for antiviral drugs and vaccines!” —From “The Guardian” September 20, 2009. WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect non-infected patients. — Associated Press—October 25, 2009. **************************************************** In addition to the “global warming” rip-off, you can add another huge international racketeering operation—the H1N1 “pandemic” of 2009. Both of these ploys were designed to fleece the western nations of billions, possibly trillions, of dollars....