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Vaccines enjoy a healthy return

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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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Vaccines enjoy a healthy return


www.newscientist.com

No longer the unprofitable runt of the pharmaceutical family, vaccines are fast becoming the industry's breadwinner

IN THE 1967 film The Graduate, the young hero played by Dustin Hoffman gets a one-word piece of careers advice: "plastics". In 2011, that word could well be "vaccines".

While the rest of the pharmaceutical sector struggles to keep afloat as expiring patents send profits plummeting, the vaccine industry has become remarkably buoyant. According to a recent report by medical market analysts Kalorama Information, the vaccine market grew an impressive 14 per cent .....
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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Vaccines..., the subject matter surely agitates some, concerns others, and in the source is hailed as the great thing we are always told it is... especially since the Pharmaceutical industry's job market has many needs in that area.


Yet just a few years ago, vaccines were the unprofitable runt of the pharmaceutical family, primarily due to their market. People must buy blood pressure or asthma drugs for years, but only one or a few doses of a vaccine in their lives, so sales are low. In addition, vaccines are routinely bought by public health agencies at a low price.


But there is a conspiracy theory brewing in my mind about the 'surge' in the "vaccine" industry. One that cannot be countered by arguments about their effectiveness, their 'dire' need, or the idea that they are a detriment to the health of those subjected to them. Those latter issues can all be countered by the statistically saavy, or the hermetically sealed pharmaceutical test beds that produce the 'validations' the industry uses to promote vaccinations generally.

The conspiracy to which I am aluding starts here ...


Two factors have turned the industry around. One is an increasing demand for vaccines in developing countries. This is partly due to greater prosperity in the growing economies of China and India but also because vaccination is being vigorously promoted by various organisations as a route to economic development. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), which campaigns for greater access to vaccines in developing countries, has created a booming market for vaccines in developing nations partly by persuading governments to pool resources and make advance purchase commitments. This helps bring prices to an affordable level for developing countries while still making it profitable for the manufacturers. As a result, vaccine makers are now working on widespread, previously neglected diseases, such as malaria.

Research is also driving the boom in vaccines, bringing a better understanding of pathogens and immune reactions to them, as well as diversifying the jobs available in this area. Besides immunologists or virologists, "there are many kinds of scientists entering the field who weren't there before", says Rino Rappuoli, head of global vaccines research for Novartis in Siena, Italy.


Granted..., this may require some distillation to appreciate:

Factors which turned "Vaccines" into a mainstay revenue source for Big Pharma

1 - Increasing demand for vaccines in developing countries, vaccination is being vigorously promoted by various organisations as a route to economic development.

2 - Research ... of pathogens and immune reactions

Gear up, we're going in....

As stated above this boom is, "...also because vaccination is being vigorously promoted by various organisations as a route to economic development"

Now, I am keenly aware that there are many ATS members who are well-versed in how these things work... so I will unabashedly proclaim my intent to present a scenario to take the form of a question which I am hoping some in the community can answer. The information from the article will form the basis of the framework for the question.

First, to be fair, I must admit my bias: I am inclined to believe that the aspects and danger of disease burdens to countries can be a matter of perceptions which can be influenced by marketing, and that revenue (profit) and political expedience become important factors in the approach taken by a nations governors, especially if those governors are appointed by popularity. In other words, the opportunity for abuse and exploitation is always there.

A good example of fear-based profit marketing may be found in the article "Link found between infectious disease and IQ" (www.newscientist.com...) which starts:


INFECTIOUS disease is taking an unexpected toll by sapping people's brainpower in the world's poorest countries. So say Christopher Eppig and colleagues at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, who found that a country's disease burden is strongly linked to the average IQ of its population.


Now, if I were a government official, such research might be quite an alarming incentive to explore the options available to combat the problem.

Enter the globalist rescue squad....


The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), which campaigns for greater access to vaccines in developing countries, has created a booming market for vaccines in developing nations partly by persuading governments to pool resources and make advance purchase commitments.


Well, who are these alliance types, you may ask?

Let's see there's:

Chair: Dagfinn Høybråten, Leader of the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party at the Norwegian parliament. Former Minister of Health, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and State Secretary, Ministry of Finance and a Member of the Board of Governors of Norways Central Bank. Also former Director General of Norway Social Security Administration.

Vice chair: Jaime Sepulveda, Senior Fellow in the Global Health Program, and Deputy to Global Health President Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Also a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, as well as architect of effective public health programs in Mexico including the national health surveillance system, the Universal Vaccination Program, and the National AIDS Council.

Other board members include:

-Wayne Berson, of the international accounting firm BDO USA LLP.
-Dwight L. Bush, former CEO and President of the UTB Bank, and a prominent former Director of Chase Manhattan.
-Ashutosh Garg, founding chairman of, Guardian Lifecare Pvt, Ltd... India's largest chain of heat and beauty retail stores, as well as former employee of ITC, Lockheed Martin, and Hughes; former member of the think tank "Center for Policy Research"
-Geroge W. Wellde. Chairman of the board of trustees of the university of Richmond, and retired partner and vice chairman of the securities division of Goldman Sachs & Co.
-Dr. Cristian C. Baeza, Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank; Partner in McKinsey and Company leading the Global Health Systems Financing group (Health Systems Policy, Financing, and Health Insurance). Also CEO of the Chilean National Health Fund (FONASA), Senior Health Systems and Health Insurance Specialist for Social Security Policy and Development at the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
-Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, also was a Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
-Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director-General for Family and Community Health, World Health Organization; Dr Bustreo had assignments at the World Bank, she speaks 7 languages.
-Amie Batson, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Deputy of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), USAID. she had a 20-year career in global health that included positions in the WHO, UNICEF, and most recently, the World Bank. She led the World Bank’s efforts in vaccine financing, including the establishment of new financing mechanisms like the Advance Market Commitment* and the use of donor financing to “buy-down” loans from the International Development Assistance program.
-Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Office of the GAVI Alliance, former officer of the Health Sciences Division at The Rockefeller Foundation. Interned at Harvard, he has been featured on the cover of Newsweek, recognized by TIME magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and by Wired Magazine as among "The Wired 25—a salute to dreamers, inventors, mavericks and leaders."

* - Advance Market Commitment: provides a platform for investing in the development of a sustainable supply of breakthrough vaccines.
This enables developing countries to receive vaccines more quickly than would have been possible if left to normal market mechanisms and at prices far lower than those paid in developed countries.

i.e. the pharmaceuticals have a contractually obliged buyer at a fixed price.

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Now there sure seem to be alot of people who fit nicely into the theoretical roles with a plan to create money by forcing third-world countries to accpet loans from international banks so they can send that money to vaccine manufacturers, no?

There also seem to be a number of players who control policy about howw a nation may 'qualify' for the loan, as well as from whom the loan will come, and under what terms.

Is it me, or aren't there a lot of bankers in this crowd?

Considering that UNICEF is the worlds largest consumer of vaccines for third world countries, and the World Bank is, well, a bank; you would think there's money to be made here....

But their 'partners' bear noting as well.

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Crucell supplied the first internationally-available, fully liquid pentavalent (5-in-1) vaccine Quinvaxem™. Over half a billion doses of liquid pentavalent vaccine have been requested for 2009-2012.

GlaxoSmithKline was GAVI's main supplier of pentavalent and tetravalent vaccine in its first five years and has committed to supply 300 million doses of pneumococcal vaccine to GAVI over 10 years.

Merck's Foundation provides funding for the Merck Vaccine Network - Africa. Merck donated hepatitis B vaccine in support of GAVI and is providing rotavirus vaccination for all infants in Nicaragua for a three-year period.

Sanofi Pasteur supports GAVI's Yellow fever initiative for Africa.

Pfizer introduction of pneumococcal vaccine to Rwanda in April 2009, the first use in a GAVI-eligible country. Under a 2008 proposal by Wyeth (subsequently acquired by Pfizer) committed to donate more than three million doses to immunisation in Rwanda and The Gambia.

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That sounds like the "Big 5" doesn't it? It isn't, but they are the 'connected' ones aren't they. They are, in fact, all members of the IFPMA - International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.


I have to say that I keep coming back to the idea of small or non-industrialized nations being 'warned' about epidemics that are 'inbound' and told they must - if they wish to remian viable participants int he global economy - take out a loan to pay the pharmaceutical companies for vaccines....

This guaranttes the revenue for Big Pharma. And whether or not it is true, they can claim they saved lives.

This has been a bit much, I know, but after some thought, it seemed this shows the subtle reality at work, corporations control the economies of the globe, based upon their agenda; and they have constructed a framework that makes it nearly impossible to "opt-out."

Thanks for your patience, kind readers.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.newscientist.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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Im against poisoning the public pharm is overstepping the line with vaccines. they can kiss my little white behind.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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The human population survived before vaccines came in to existence so obviously we don't need them. What they should be doing is finding out is how we need to take care of ourselves so that if we do get a disease, our immune system will take care of it, like it has for many since the dawn of time. But I guess there's no money in that.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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The vaccine subject gets even more diabolical, here's another tidbit of info on how pharma companies are speeding up the process of producing vaccines.
www.ihealthtube.com...

www.lifetechnologies.com...

S&F to the OP



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by GoodLifeGodLike
The human population survived before vaccines came in to existence so obviously we don't need them.

Sure, if your only interest is that the human population--some humans--survive. Me, I'm interested in my personal survival, and the survival of as many individual humans as possible. We need vaccines for that.


What they should be doing is finding out is how we need to take care of ourselves so that if we do get a disease, our immune system will take care of it, like it has for many since the dawn of time. But I guess there's no money in that.

There is a process that does exactly that. It is called "vaccination." And you're partly right, there is traditionally very little money in that, although that is changing.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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I have noticed more commercials promoting vaccines now. Since word is spreading that vaccines do not work they have started a counter campaign with media and I am sure will be pressing thier puppets in congress to pass laws making it ia crime to say vaccines do not work.

Bottom line is the sheep still line up for these poisons oblivious to the harm they cause.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 02:11 PM
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Brilliant supposition, OP!

This reasearch of yours has me wondering what, if any, ties either of these organizations may have to the IMF or WorldBank. I also find it strange that, as the vaccine controversy reared it head a few years back, the pharmaceutical companies dug their heels in the dirt, so-to-speak. It's as if the controversy created an "Oh yeah?" response from big pharma.

However, we've allowed healthcare to turn a profit. And absolute power corrupts absolutely.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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here what about california.
heres pharm over stepping its grounds.
www.naturalnews.com...
www.ft.com...=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2Ff32e2cb4-d2fe-1 1de-af63-00144feabdc0.html&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.avg.com%2F%3Fd%3D4df9bba5%26v%3D7.5.30.4%26i%3D26%26tp%3Dtb%26q%3Dpharm%2520pushing%2520vacc ines%26lng%3Den-US
vaccineawakening.blogspot.com...

www.marinij.com...
www.capradio.org...

We are Scared at what they are doing we could have absolutely NO history of defects and normal age woman are having children magically become austic or have adhd ocd down......but these babies were fine durring the pregnancy but now there not...........



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by GoodLifeGodLike
The human population survived before vaccines came in to existence so obviously we don't need them. What they should be doing is finding out is how we need to take care of ourselves so that if we do get a disease, our immune system will take care of it, like it has for many since the dawn of time. But I guess there's no money in that.

First of all let me share some quotes from a well known historical person.



By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise. Adolf Hitler

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
Adolf Hitler


Also, here's a video presentation by another very well known. In this one you will hear how the audience responds as sheeple do.
Listen closely and read between the lines which is not hard to do with this one.
www.youtube.com...

Than after your done with the video, check this out.
www.radioliberty.com...

www.thegeorgiaguidestones.com...



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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Great thread OP, S&F


The shenanigans of this den of thieves we call "corporate America" never cease to amaze me.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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they wont be making any money from me or my family!!!

I'l keep my good health thanks...

3rd



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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Have you seen that they're now giving "needle-less" flu shots now as an incentive? I almost typed "needless"....Freudian Slip.


Peace



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 02:30 PM
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Native american HAHA can't touch this
Hammertime



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Stumbled across another article which makes me think about the brazen nature of it all.....

www.newscientist.com...


HOW can pharmaceutical companies be persuaded to develop vaccines for diseases of the poor, when poor people can't afford to buy them? The not-for-profit Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and the World Bank have come up with a solution: rich countries should give money to poor countries to pay for the vaccines in advance.

This "Advance Market Commitment", launched in Rome on 9 February, has so far received $1.5 billion in donations from Canada, Italy, Norway, the UK, Russia and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to spur the development of new vaccines for pneumonia and meningitis caused by the pneumococcus bacterium.

"We're creating a market that doesn't exist at the moment," says Michel Zaffran of the GAVI Alliance.


Let's see....

"...rich countries should give money to poor countries to pay for the vaccines in advance."

As in, before they need them? Don;t these things have a shelf-life, or is there some kind of guarantee that Pharma can produce them in sufficient quantity after a phone call from a nation in crisis?

"We're creating a market that doesn't exist at the moment,"

Isn't that an industrialists fondest wish? ... "we don't need a market... we'll make one." Not only will they set the price, they'll actually create the "need" for their product too.... sounds like someone has been reading Machiavelli.

Amazing and somewhat sad.

Remember the ongoing urban rumor that computer viruses and anti-malware companies actually create the viruses so they can profit by offering the fix? Kind of makes one fear that mentality could extend further.... nah... couldn't be.... right?
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posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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Important thread, good research. S&F&


...touches on what I've been researching and thinking about lately - and my head's just too full to comment. Except to say your analysis is on track. ...at the same time, the problems are real, the links between disease and long term impacts on individuals and society are real. ...Vaccines are NOT the solutions - the only thing that might make a real difference is cleaning up the world - and we all know that's not going to happen.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by Maxmars
"We're creating a market that doesn't exist at the moment,"

Isn't that an industrialists fondest wish?

It's also the fondest wish of people dying of vaccine-preventable diseases, who have no market through which to buy the vaccines.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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Gosh I wonder what the world was like before they started shooting people up with all sorts of unnamed materials add to the vaccines besides just the flu



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by GoodLifeGodLike
The human population survived before vaccines came in to existence so obviously we don't need them.


I presume you will be giving up everything that was invented after Homo Sapiens arrived in the scene (by whatever method - 200,000 or 6000 years ago), and I look forward to reading the papers studying your lifestyle.

Sadly I guess this message of support will not reach you, since you no longer have a computer - but rest assured you have my best wishes for you and your offspring.



posted on Sep, 28 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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Only last week there were threads saying treatable diseases are making a comeback because people are not accepting or being given vaccinations, and now vaccinations are on the rise?
Sounds like some minds need to be made up!




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