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Stop Baxter International from developing the H1N1 vaccine.
Sponsored by: JC.
Baxter International is a drug company that has been at the center of three major drug contamination scandals, one of them occured only a few months ago in February of this year:
1. Live avian flu was found in flu vaccines intended for human use:
2. They sent out Heparin that did not even contain the main ingredient, but instead contained a chemically similar compound:
Two members of staff at Mater Dei Hospital have contracted the H1N1 virus, the Health Department said this evening.
The two, both Maltese, worked in the same section and had been at work when a foreign student who was in Malta on an exchange programme reported for work (at the hospital) with flu symptoms. She was sent home on the same day.
The two staff members are being treated in their homes. The situation is being monitored, the Health Department said.
Dr. Dowdle summarized the lessons of past pandemics. Risk assessment, he said, is—or should be—a scientific process, but risk management is a political process based on public perceptions of risk and the willingness to pay to reduce that risk. It is notable that two Congressional representatives from Georgia are opposed to any appropriations for swine influenza, and would rather spend money on F22s.
Brian Murphy, M.D.: When do you think we’ll get hit—early September? October? That affects vaccine production. Dr. Dowdle: Look at past experiences and available data. Mr. Ferguson: In 1957 and in 1918, there was a marked increase in September and the pandemic peaked in October. I think that’s what you should plan on. [Unidentified]: Schools open early in Louisiana. Dr. Dowdle: In 1957, seeding began in the summer, in June. Lawrence Schonberger, M.D., M.P.H.: The virus is still here, it has not left. Is there a precedent for that? Dr. Dowdle: In 1957, it never left, but kept occurring. Also in 1968, it started a little later, but it never left. So are these first and second waves or split epidemics? [Unidentified]: In thinking about swine influenza, should we not be worried about GBS? Dr. Dowdle: In 1976, there were field trials of the vaccine, but not to detect adverse events, just to look at immunologic response. That was not a major issue, and it was thought that the GBS risk was small compared with need for H1N1 vaccine. Dr. Edwards: Are sera still available from the people who got GBS? Were they ever reevaluated?
Austrian Investigative Journalist Jane Buergermeister (Bürgermeister) who recently filed criminal charges against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN) and several high-ranking Goverment and corporate officials concerning bioterrorism involving Swine Flu vaccines that could prove to be more deadly than the disease was fired from her job -- writing for Renewable Energy World -- earlier this week, apparently because she filed those charges, and that is unacceptable. Readers wishing to help her can read more about that on her blog.
Evidence that many organizations as well as Pharmaceutical companies such as Baxter and Novartis who merged with Chiron are part of a system controlled by a crime syndicate responsible for funding the development, manufacturing and release of artificial viruses with the intention of justifying mass vaccinations with a bioweapon substance to eliminate the people of the U.S. and to gain control of North America's assets and resources was produced by Burgermeister.
Burgermeister says the crime syndicate sets its goals using the Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg meetings, identifying the 'Illuminati,' a mafia-like group with family dynasties -- a global crime syndicate based in off-shore banking centers -- that employs international organizations such as the WHO and the UN.
The finding of pandemic H1N1 in swine on farms in Alberta Canada and farms in two distinct locations in Buenos Aires Argentina raises concerns that the virus is more widespread on farms, and increased surveillance in swine linked to symptomatic farm workers or symptomatic swine has led to the detection.
The alert in Argentina was issued in part because of limited surveillance and consequences of pandemic H1N1 in pork, which causes concern with regard to H1N1 evolution and spread. Swine acts as a mixing vessel and allows for pandemic H1N1 genetic exchanges with other serotypes such as H9N2 and H5N1. Although cooking kills H1N1, contaminated pork can contaminated cutting utensils and surfaces, leading to cross contamination in food that is nor cooked.
The two outbreaks in Buenos Aires is a concern because of the high rate for H1N1 deaths. Agency and media reports have described over 200 deaths, which have largely been reported in the past few weeks. Most of these deaths have been in Buenos Aires province or the adjacent Santa Fe province, raising concerns that the virus in the region has changed. Similarly one report suggest that as many as 10% of fatalities are in health care workers, which, if confirmed would be a major concern because health care workers would be more likely to be taking prophylactic Tamiflu or received time Tamiflu treatment, so frequent deaths could signal or more virulent virus.
Thus, release of sequences from the two outbreaks on the farms, as well as the recent explosion of fatal cases in Argentina would be useful
CAIRO: Egypt’s health ministry reported Sunday evening that a 28-year-old woman returning to Egypt from a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia has died as a result of the H1N1 influenza virus, becoming the first fatality in the North African nation. According to The Daily News Egypt, there have been 120 reported cases in Egypt.
Ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shahin reported that the woman, Samah El Sayed Salim, died Sunday after having returned to Egypt three days ago from Saudi Arabia from complications of the virus.
Shahin said that the woman had suffered heart and blood problem, which could have complicated the condition with the flu virus.
The death comes as Egypt continues to discuss whether or not to cancel the Haj – the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca required of all able Muslims. The death will likely spur the debate further.
The Associated Press reported that Lebanon’s leading Shiite cleric Mohamed Hussein Fadlallah said that those Muslims who have concerns about contracting the H1N1 virus are permitted to remain at home this year.
The number of cases of swine flu cases in the Arab countries has been growing, with Saudi Arabia recording the highest number of cases.
The World Health Organization and the ministry have expressed worries that the virus could mutate with the dealy H5N1 avian flu to create an even more deadly disease, but this has not yet occurred.
For a detailed look at the cases in Egypt, Bikya Masr has a timeline of all 112 cases, having not yet confirmed the 8 reported today by The Daily News Egypt.
2.3. Possible scenarios in the future
Two main hypothetical scenarios are considered:
1- Mild/moderate disease in pigs
This scenario corresponds to the current situation/knowledge. No significant change in the behaviour of the pandemic virus as compared with other swine influenza viruses.
2.- Significant changes in the severity of the disease caused by the pandemic virus in pigs or humans1 (several possibilities - worst case)
The virus might evolve and change its virulence leading to an increased transmissibility. However, there is no substantive data to suggest that past influenza viruses have increased in virulence in mammalian species, especially in pigs and therefore there are no substantive data suggesting that the pandemic virus is likely to develop increased virulence for people or other mammalian species.
The disease might become endemic in the pig population in Europe. This is a distinct possibility and a more severe clinical picture with an increased morbidity and an increased mortality might be observed. However, in the absence of significant genetic change to an existing strain of influenza, increased disease severity with influenza in mammalian hosts it is normally only seen in association with concurrent disease.
Infected pigs may prove to be a possible and serious source of infection for humans (increased zoonotic character). A sustained circulation of this virus in pigs may pose an additional risk for transmission to humans in close contact with infected pigs.
Possible epidemics in pigs may hamper trade with pigs and may cause major economic
The number of people to die with swine flu is continuing to rise, with 32 deaths now recorded in Australia.
The latest figure follows the death of a middle-aged man in the Northern Territory yesterday morning, who also had underlying medical conditions.
At noon yesterday (AEST), Australia had 12-thousand-and-48 cases of the virus, with 194 people in intensive care.
"You accept what God gives you," she says. "Life is a privilege. It's not something you have a right to. You can't say, 'I deserve this, or this wasn't right.' Life is life. Everybody has bad things they go through."