Vaccines

Boston Children’s Hospital Has Been Using Brains of Aborted Children in Research for Years

Research Using Aborted Baby Organs & Tissues Will Phase Out — Not As Successful as Advanced Stem Cell Technology, and Not Needed to Produce New Cell Lines for Vaccines In 2008, scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital started using brains of aborted babies for research. The Boston Globe reports that Harvard neuroscientist, Emi Takahashi, examines fetal brain tissue in hopes to better understand neurological disorders such as epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia. Although Takahashi is aware of the current controversy regarding fetal “tissue” research and Planned Parenthood, she says the issue is not about morality or abortion; instead, it’s about science. She explained, “It’s purely a scientific issue, not a moral one.”  [ed. and her words make it so…] In July, Takahashi received a call from an officer at the National Institutes of Health inquiring about her study of fetal brain development because she received a grant to study 30 fetal brains. Takahashi explained, “She was wondering how I would get that many samples. Congress was asking her what was going on with my research, and she wanted to make sure I wasn’t obtaining them illegally.” The officer was concerned because eight undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress indicate that Planned Parenthood affiliates profit from aborted babies’ body parts, alter procedures to obtain salable organs and deliver babies “fully-intact” to procure “high-quality specimen.” All of these activities are illegal, and the videos raise serious questions about the organization’s intentions. Currently, Takahashi scans fetal brains, examines computerized 3-D images of them and uses a computer program to reconstruct fiber pathways in the brain. The researcher claims she obtains the...

Scientists Say Aborted Babies are ‘Essential for Research’, Yet No One Has Ever Been Cured

[Comment: Although the mainstream media continues to downplay or ignore the issue, the defense of using aborted babies’ body parts is unraveling. N. Valko RN, 16 Aug 2015] Scientists Say Aborted Babies are “Essential for Research,” Yet No One Has Ever Been Cured With the exposure of Planned Parenthood’s activities in procuring aborted babies for scientists, the media is buying into the lie that this is “life-saving” research. In a recent article picked up by the AP and published in US News, the hysterics were evidenced by the headlines “Amid uproar over anti-abortion videos scientists say fetal tissue essential for research”. The article starts out sounding like talking points for Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards by quoting from Stanford University spokesperson Lisa Lapin: “If researchers are unable to work with fetal tissue, there is a huge list of diseases for which researchers would move much more slowly, rather than quickly, to find their cause and how they can be cured.” Not only has there never been a cure for any disease whatsoever using aborted fetal material, the very next sentence demonstrates what’s really behind their motives. “From 2011 through 2014 alone, 97 research institutions – mostly universities and hospitals – received a total of $280 million in federal grants for fetal tissue research from the National Institutes of Health.” Cha-ching! Looks like government defunding of Planned Parenthood is only the tip of the iceberg, isn’t it? Next the article notes that vaccines for hepatitis A, German measles, chickenpox and rabies were developed using cell lines grown from tissue from elective abortions. “What they fail to admit is that with the...

HPV Vaccine: High Risk, Dubious Benefit

Every year 14 million Americans are infected with the sexually-transmitted HPV virus. What the public has been told about the benefits of the HPV vaccination seems to rest on a number of unproven assumptions and incomplete data. For example, the general public has been told that this vaccine will reduce their chance of cervical cancer by 70%. In reality, this vaccine has not yet demonstrated even once that it has prevented cervical cancer. The other reality is that most HPV viruses do not lead to cancer and they clear up naturally within two years. In more than 90% of reported HPV infection cases, there is no treatment necessary and no adverse health effect. However, there are definite adverse health effects with the vaccination! It is critical that you get involved in evaluating the potential risks and benefits of anything with which you decide to vaccinate yourself or your child. At the end of 2013, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil had generated nearly 30,000 adverse reaction reports, including 140 deaths. Two studies have linked the HPV vaccine with nervous and immune system disorders. Some of the adverse effects are cognitive impairment, insomnia, fatigue, muscle pain, swelling, rashes and even POTS. The general public should not have the vaccine as their “default” solution. Choosing abstinence until marriage, having one sex partner during your life will prevent HPV and other STDs. Abstinence achieves Risk Elimination. [5 Nov 2014, abstinence.net] BE FRIENDS ‘WITH BOUNDARIES’, NOT ‘WITH...

The Virus and the Vaccine: Contaminated Vaccine, Deadly Cancers, and Government Neglect (Book Review)

–”There has been a catastrophic failure in the government’s oversight of a vaccine program.” –”Forty years after it was declared harmless, SV40 is causing cancer in humans.” –”The vast majority of the baby boomers…have potentially been exposed to the virus.” In one of the biggest political blunders in medical history, nearly half the American population was given a polio vaccine over the years from 1955 to 1961 that had been contaminated by the cancer-causing SV40 monkey virus. This was done with the knowledge and approval of officials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The authors believe it is the main cause for today’s cancer epidemic. Since the early 1960s the incidence of many cancers has been increasing. Today, 30,000 Americans develop acute or chronic leukemia, and 54,000 develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma each year. Malignant mesothelioma, virtually unheard of before 1955, kills about 2,500 each year. Brain tumors increased by 30 percent during the 20 years between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s. During the first half of the 20th century, poliomyelitis ravaged much of the Western world. The devastating 1916 polio epidemic that hit New York City paralyzed thousands of children, and thousands of families fled the city. The epidemic rapidly spread throughout the northeast U.S.: 27,000 cases were diagnosed that year, and 7,000 died. Over the ensuing four decades every summer, between May and September, polio left thousands of Americans, mostly children, dead or permanently crippled. The worst epidemic on record occurred in 1952, when 58,000 new cases were diagnosed. The entire nation became fixated on polio, and defeating it became a national obsession. Jonas Salk at the University of...

HPV Vaccines Do Not Cover Most Common HPV Types in Black Women (4/2014)

Vaccines Do Not Cover Most Common HPV Types in Black Women Advice to Clinicians: Look Beyond HPV 16 and HPV 18 October 28, 2013, Nick Mulcahy, The HPV subtypes that are most common in black women in the United States are not targeted by the currently available vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, according to new research. The findings suggest that current HPV vaccination will be less beneficial for black women in the US than for their white counterparts, said study coauthor Catherine Hoyo, PhD, MPH, of Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina. She spoke at a press briefing today [28 Oct 2013] at the annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, in National Harbor, Maryland. The meeting is sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research. “The approved cervical cancer vaccines are effective but may not be effective for everyone,” said Paul Limburg, MD, from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, who moderated the press briefing. He was not involved with the study. Persistent infection with HPV 16 and/or HPV 18 accounts for about 70% of all cervical cancers, said Dr. Hoyo. These are the subtypes targeted by Gardasil and Cervarix. Gardasil also targets HPV 6 and HPV 11. Some black women in the new study did, in fact, have infections with HPV 16 and/or HPV 18. But much less often — their rate was about half of that of white women. “Since African-American women don’t seem to be getting the same subtypes of HPV with the same frequency, the vaccines aren’t helping all women equally,” said study coauthor Adriana Vidal, PhD, in a press statement. She is...

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines as an Option for Preventing Cervical Malignancies: (How) Effective and Safe? (2013)

Abstract We carried out a systematic review of HPV vaccine pre- and post-licensure trials to assess the evidence of their effectiveness and safety. We find that HPV vaccine clinical trials design, and data interpretation of both efficacy and safety outcomes, were largely inadequate. Additionally, we note evidence of selective reporting of results from clinical trials (i.e., exclusion of vaccine efficacy figures related to study subgroups in which efficacy might be lower or even negative from peer-reviewed publications). Given this, the widespread optimism regarding HPV vaccines long-term benefits appears to rest on a number of unproven assumptions (or such which are at odd with factual evidence) and significant misinterpretation of available data. For example, the claim that HPV vaccination will result in approximately 70% reduction of cervical cancers is made despite the fact that the clinical trials data have not demonstrated to date that the vaccines have actually prevented a single case of cervical cancer (let alone cervical cancer death), nor that the current overly optimistic surrogate marker-based extrapolations are justified. Likewise, the notion that HPV vaccines have an impressive safety profile is only supported by highly flawed design of safety trials and is contrary to accumulating evidence from vaccine safety surveillance databases and case reports which continue to link HPV vaccination to serious adverse outcomes (including death and permanent disabilities). We thus conclude that further reduction of cervical cancers might be best achieved by optimizing cervical screening (which carries no such risks) and targeting other factors of the disease rather than by the reliance on vaccines with questionable efficacy and safety profiles. PMID: 23016780 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]...

2012: Vaccines & Vaccinations

New Study: Vaccinated Children Have 2 to 5 Times More Diseases and Disorders Than Unvaccinated Children HPV Vaccine: Too Dangerous To Give to Children Regressive Autism Linked to Hundreds of De Novo Mutations Sound Choices Pharmaceutical Institute… New Study: Vaccinated Children Have 2 to 5 Times More Diseases and Disorders Than Unvaccinated Children http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/new-study-vaccinated-children-have-2-to-5-times-more-diseases-and-disorders-than-unvaccinated-children/ A German study released in September 2011 of about 8000 UNVACCINATED children, newborn to 19 years, show vaccinated children have at least 2 to 5 times more diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children. The results are presented in the bar chart below; the complete data and study results are here — http://www.vaccineinjury.info/vaccinations-in-general/health-unvaccinated-children/survey-results-illnesses.html The data is compared to the national German KIGGS health study of the children in the general population. Most of the respondents to the survey were from the U.S. (Click on the chart to see it better). http://journal.livingfood.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/vaxunvaxstudy.png The data was collected from parents with vaccine-free children via an internet questionnaire by vaccineinjury.info and Andreas Bachmair, a German classical homeopathic practitioner. The website is not a pretty one (including Google ads for vaccines) but the actual data is what counts. The independent study is self-funded and is not sponsored by a large “credible” non-profit or government health organization with political and financial conflicts of interest. Each one of the 8000 cases are actual cases with medical documentation. Three other studies had similar results according to Bachmair and are reported below. No study of health outcomes of vaccinated people versus unvaccinated has ever been conducted in the U.S. by CDC or any other agency in the 50 years or more of an accelerating schedule...

British Authorities Threaten Vaccine-Autism Website over Content (alternative source)

[This article is from an alternative source.] Total Assault on Medical Free Speech as British Authorities Threaten Vaccine-Autism Website over its Content [Note:  It would seem a pattern is emerging —  that fields such as medicine, research and agriculture, etc., are supposed to follow the purely politically motivated dictates of governments or monopolies rather than seek empirically-based and accurate knowledge for the sake of knowledge itself and for the individual and common good. — DNI] Total Assault on Medical Free Speech as British Authorities Threaten Vaccine-Autism Website over its Content A U.K. group devoted to helping parents customize appropriate vaccination schedules for their children has been targeted by British authorities for posting scientifically-backed warnings about the dangers of the combination measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, also known as MMR. BBC News reports that BabyJabs.co.uk has been ordered by the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to pull information from its website that merely explains the known scientific links between MMR and autism. Citing a 2002 study in which MMR could not be definitively ruled out as a cause of autism in children, BabyJabs had made claims on its website that MMR "could be causing autism in up to 10 percent of autistic children in the U.K.," which is a more than reasonable claim. The group also made suggestions that most experts now agree that rates of autism in children are on the rise, and that this rise is not due solely to increased diagnosis. BabyJabs also included information on its website explaining that the vaccine-strain measles virus has been found in the guts and brains of some autistic children, which...

HPV Vaccine Adverse Effects Summary

  This Summary is loosely arranged as follows: ** NVIC and VAERS reports on the dangerous adverse effects of HPV Vaccinations, 2006-2010 ** Transcript Analysis of Merck's 2006 Meeting ** JAMA Article excerpts ** Med Institute Statement on HPV Vaccine ** Questionable Safety ** Questionable Cost ** Questionable Purpose ** Questionable Motivation ** Harper, Lead Researcher Statements This summary does not touch on the moral and ethical concerns of the HPV vaccines (Gardasil and Cervarix), many as there may be. Parents Need to Evaluate Thoroughly and Carefully for the Good of their Children… A BRIEF SUMMARY OF ADVERSE EFFECTS OF HPV VACCINE GARDASIL This summary does not touch on the moral and ethical concerns of the HPV vaccines (Gardasil and Cervarix), many as there may be. This summary primarily is a cut and paste of two chronological pages: HPV Vaccine: Updates 2008 – 2011 HPV Vaccine: 2006 – 2007 Please peruse these webpages in their entirety for a better overall view of the concerns presented by these vaccines. This summary is loosely arranged as follows: ** NVIC and VAERS reports on the dangerous adverse effects of HPV Vaccinations, 2006-2010 ** Transcript Analysis of Merck's 2006 Meeting ** JAMA Article excerpts ** Med Institute Statement on HPV Vaccine ** Questionable Safety ** Questionable Cost ** Questionable Purpose ** Questionable Motivation ** Harper, Lead Researcher Statements ** Parents Need to Evaluate Thoroughly and Carefully for the Good of their Children *** Gardasil was released for use in mid-2006. The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) released a new analysis of the federal Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports of serious health...

August 2011 – October 2010: Vaccines

OLD BUT INTERESTING: Ireland Reports 64 Cases of "Adverse Reactions" to HPV Vaccine OLD BUT INTERESTING: Other Reports Related to the HPV Vaccine (many links) OLD BUT INTERESTING: Tetanus Vaccine Being Linked Future Abortions (1995) OLD BUT INTERESTING: Anti Pregnancy Vaccine – Tetanus Toxoid (1995) OLD BUT INTERESTING: The 1990 Workshop on Pertussis Vaccination / Tetanus OLD BUT INTERESTING: Are New Vaccines Laced with Birth-Control Drugs? (1995) NEW! AHRP Leads Opposition to Proposed Anthrax Vaccine Trial in Children NEW! Problems in Rwanda with HPV Vaccine 16 New Deaths Tied to Gardasil: Judicial Watch — Records Document 3,589 Adverse Reactions Related to Gardasil between May 2009 and September 2010, Including 213 Cases Resulting in Permanent Disability National, State, and Local Area Vaccination Coverage among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2009HPV GARDASIL & CERVARIX: India Halts HPV Vaccine Trial After Six Girls Die, U.S. Does Nothing in Response to 67 Deaths and Counting NEW! Commentary: A Mother's Experience With Vaccinations Two Videos on HPV Vaccines Tell Parents to Avoid Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award… Ireland Reports 64 Cases of "Adverse Reactions" to HPV Vaccine http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ireland-reports-64-cases-of-adverse-reactions-to-hpv-vaccine/ A report by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) has shown that a vaccination program using Gardasil, the drug created to combat Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease, has resulted in 64 cases of “adverse reactions,” including cardiac and allergic reactions and seizures. The figures are leading some in Ireland to accuse the IMB is not showing due consideration for the health of young people vaccinated with the drug. According to the IMB report, starting in May this year...

UPDATE – EPA Study of Link Between Autism and Aborted Fetal Cells in Vaccines (EST, 2/2010)

UPDATE: Claims Questioned On Vaccines Using Cells From Abortion Leading to Autism Claims from a pro-life organization and pro-life blogger who say a new study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency shows a correlation between the use of cells from babies in abortions in vaccines to an increase in autism rates, are drawing questions and criticism. The study, published in February in the publication Environmental Science & Technology, confirms 1988 as a “change point” in the rise of Autism Disorder rate. The 1988 date is significant because that's when the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices added a second dose of the MMR vaccine, containing fetal cells from aborted babies, to its recommendations. The study found two other change point dates: 1981, two years after MMRII was approved in the United States with fetal cells, and 1995, when the Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute says the chickenpox vaccine using aborted cells was approved…   That led Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League, and pro-life blogger Jill Stanek to suggest there is a link between the use of fetal cells from abortions in vaccines and autism. But the study's author, Mike McDonald, and others, question that claim. McDonald responded to an email from the Opposing Views web site, responded to the question and said the claims "incorrectly represent, and far overreach, our study findings." "Our study draws no causal linkages with anything and the recent increase in autistic disorder, and certainly not to the use of fetal tissues in vaccines," he said. "Without additional screening approaches there are potentially a huge number of possible exogenous factors and explanations that could...

1998 Study Linking Autism to MMR Vaccine Is Retracted (2/2010)

1998 Study Linking Autism to MMR Vaccine Is Retracted  The prestigious British medical journal The Lancet retracted a 1998 study linking childhood vaccines to autism today, after an independent investigation found that its lead author acted "dishonestly and irresponsibly" in his research. "We fully retract this paper from the published record," Lancet editors said in a statement. The move comes days after the U.K.'s General Medical Council, a government regulatory agency, ruled that Dr. Andrew Wakefield acted improperly during his research. Lancet Editor Richard Horton said he didn't have sufficient evidence to retract the study until the council's independent investigation was complete. Wakefield, a gastroenterologist who now works in the U.S., is largely held responsible for the widespread panic over vaccinations that led to a surge in children not being immunized against measles, mumps and rubella, for fear that the injections could lead to illness. Following the publication of Wakefield's study, MMR vaccination rates in the U.K. dropped from 92 to 80 percent. The Lancet, a leading British medical journal, retracted Tuesday a 1998 study that linked childhood vaccines to autism. After the now-debunked study's publication, vaccination rates for measles, mumps and rubella dropped from 92 to 80 percent in the U.K. Wakefield, who could lose his U.K. medical license, hasn't backed down from his study's results, and today he described the council's decision as "unfounded and unjust." The doctor is still in the business of autism research: He's the executive director at Thoughtful House, a Texas autism center that's a favorite of anti-vaccination spokeswoman Jenny McCarthy. Questions about the integrity of his research have been circulating for years....

H1N1 Vaccine during Pregnancy: Comments 11/09

While this is in no way a scientific study or even a survey, Americans have always relied on the experiences of others in the decision-making process in order to make the best decisions possible. While thousands of women have received the H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine during pregnancy with no complications, it is only fair to publish the comments of women who have suffered miscarriages following reception of the vaccine. Whether the vaccine is related to the miscarriage is to be determined through future research. In the meantime, these comments are provided for your perusal…     Comments… November 6, 2009 at 11:00 am (40) kathy-sd says: "I’m from a town of 2000 in SD, there are several women pregnant and we are all due within a few weeks of each other. Four of us got the H1N1 vaccine 2 weeks ago and one by one each of us started to have preterm contractions. We are all due in Nov and Dec so we are further along than most of the people that lost their babies. There is no way you can tell us that our preterm labor was not caused by the H1N1 vaccine. It may look like a “fluke” to some people when these women are scattered all over the country but we are talking about 4 of us in our small community. My heart goes out to all of you that lost your babies." Posted on Sun Nov 15 04:19:29 2009 by American Dream 246 The reports are rolling in: http://miscarriage.about.com/b/2009/09/29/some-pregnant-women-fearful-of-h1n1-vaccine.htm#gB3 (2) Regrets says: I got both vaccines on Thursday. I was 9 weeks pregnant. I miscarried...

FDA Approves 4 New Swine Flu Vaccines — None Uses Aborted Fetal Cell Lines (9/09)

 CoG for Life announced today that four new H1N1 (swine flu) vaccines approved late last week by the FDA do not use aborted fetal cell lines. The four vaccines are made by Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis, CSL and Medimmune and all are using chick eggs.   "We are pleased that the pharmaceutical companies have chosen these cell lines for this year's H1N1 vaccines," stated Executive Director Debi Vinnedge. "There are enough concerns about public health and safety without compounding the problems with moral issues."   She noted that there are two methods of possibly producing flu and H1N1 vaccines: chick embryo or cell culture. Chick embryo is the standard method that has been used to produce all flu vaccines for several years. The problem with this method is that every time a new batch of vaccines is needed, fresh eggs must be used, making it more difficult to get vaccines to the market in a timely manner for the flu season each year.   Because of this, the pharmaceutical industry has been working on a method that would speed development and processing time by using an established cell culture. Unlike chick embryo, cell lines are developed, FDA approved and then frozen for future use so production time is considerably shorter. Several pharmaceutical companies such as Medimmune, Protein Science and Novavax are developing these future flu vaccines using a moral cell culture, such as MDCK or insect cells. But some manufacturers like Sanofi Pasteur and Vaxin are developing their cell culture vaccines using aborted fetal cell line, PER C6.   "It is completely unnecessary to use aborted fetal cell lines," said...

Is Aborted Fetal DNA in Vaccines Linked to Autism? (2009)

Is Aborted Fetal DNA in Vaccines Linked to Autism? Just when the pharmaceutical industry thought the vaccine-autism controversy had been resolved, the National Vaccine Advisory Committee has recommended further study of vaccine safety. A perceived fear of the safety of the U.S. vaccination schedule has led increasing numbers of parents to opt out of full compliance. The numbers of children who are not fully vaccinated has now reached a point where “herd” immunity may be compromised, compelling the Centers for Disease Control to hold town-hall meetings and convene a Vaccine Safety Working Subgroup. Despite research ruling out mercury (Thimerosal) or the measles portion of one specific vaccine, autism continues to rise to a level of one in every 64 children in the UK. The NVAC [1] draft report recommends further study of the potential for vaccines to contribute to autism in children who have underlying mitochondrial disease, a worthwhile study given the clinical history of such children developing autism after vaccinations (see [2] Poling case). What the NVAC has overlooked, however, in their recommendations, is that epidemic regressive autism is associated with the switch from using animal cells to produce vaccines to the use of aborted human fetal cells for vaccine production. Now when we vaccinate our children, some vaccines also deliver contaminating aborted human fetal DNA. The safety of this has never been tested. Autism and autism spectrum disorder are polygenic diseases, meaning that multiple genes have been shown to be associated with these diseases. Studies have also clearly shown that there is an environmental component, a trigger, that is required. Vaccines are an obvious potential environmental trigger...

Medimmune Will Use Moral Sources for Swine Flu Vaccine (6/09)

  Medimmune Will Use Moral Sources for Swine Flu Vaccine For nearly ten years watchdog organization COG for Life has alerted the public on existing and new vaccines and medical products under development using aborted fetal material, and to encourage the pharmaceutical industry to pursue moral avenues of research. {COG for Life, http://www.cogforlife.org/medimmuneswineflu.htm; ALL Pro-Life Today,...

Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries (2009)

[FYI. for interested perusal. These are not peer-reviewed documents.]   Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries   Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses. And an official of the World Health Organization’s European operation said the body is closely monitoring the investigation into the events that took place at Baxter International’s research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria. “At this juncture we are confident in saying that public health and occupational risk is minimal at present,” medical officer Roberta Andraghetti said from Copenhagen, Denmark. “But what remains unanswered are the circumstances surrounding the incident in the Baxter facility in Orth-Donau.” The contaminated product, a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses and unlabelled H5N1 viruses, was supplied to an Austrian research company. The Austrian firm, Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, then sent portions of it to sub-contractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany. The contamination incident, which is being investigated by the four European countries, came to light when the subcontractor in the Czech Republic inoculated ferrets with the product and they died. Ferrets shouldn’t die from exposure to human H3N2 flu viruses. Public health authorities concerned about what has been described as a “serious error” on Baxter’s part have assumed the death of the ferrets meant the H5N1 virus in the product was live. But the company, Baxter International Inc., has been parsimonious about the amount of information it has released about the event. On Friday, the company’s director...

Merck Focuses on Combination Vaccine: Stops Sales of Monovalents for Measles, Mumps, Rubella (12/08)

Note:  Merck's separate dose for rubella, Meruvax, uses aborted fetal cell lines and taints the entire MMR II vaccine.  The separate doses of Attenuvax (measles) and Mumpsvax (mumps) use chick embryo. Without these separate doses for measles and mumps, there will be no moral alternative for parents!  See contact information for Merck below. http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/clinical-care-research/20081224merckcombo.html Merck Focusing on Combination Vaccine: Manufacturer Stops Sales of Monovalents for Measles, Mumps, Rubella. Merck & Co. Inc. has stopped production and sales of its monovalent vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella. The manufacturer instead plans to focus on its combination vaccine, MMRII.   Merck spokeswoman Amy Rose said MMRII accounts for 98 percent of the company's volume for measles, mumps and rubella vaccines, compared to just 2 percent from monovalent vaccines Attenuvax (measles), Mumpsvax (mumps) and Meruvax (rubella). "The combination vaccine is what's recommended, and it's such a significant portion of the orders we see," said Rose. "It's in the best interest of public health to make more of that rather than dedicate manufacturing capacity to monovalents." Rose said Merck had not decided when, or if, it might make the monovalent vaccines available for sale in the future. Doug Campos-Outcalt, M.D., M.P.A., who serves as the AAFP's liaison to the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and is a former member of the AAFP Commission on Clinical Policies and Research, said Merck's decision was insignificant in terms of public health. He added, however, that some parents likely will be unhappy. "The use of the single antigen is pretty limited," he said. "There's no harm if you need one in getting all three. There are...

Current Childhood Vaccine Programs: An Overview (MV, 2008)

http://www.vacinfo.org/ Current childhood vaccine programs: An overview with emphasis on the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine and of its compromising of the mucosal immune system Abstract Both common observation and official statistics confirm that there have been dramatic increases in chronic physical and mental illnesses in Amer-ican children, such as autism, asthma, and allergies since the introduction of the MMR vaccine in 1978. Government health officials have denied a relationship with vaccines, but U.S. Congressional hearings on vaccine safety (1999 to Dec. 2004) revealed a total absence of vaccine safety tests that would meet current scientific standards, so that it can be assumed that many vaccine reactions are taking place unrecognized. Prior to the introduction of vaccines, the Th1 cellular immune system of the gastrointestinal and respiratory systems served as the primary defense systems with the Th2 hu-moral immune system in the bone marrow, serving a secondary role. There is a school of thought that the “minor childhood diseases” of earlier times, including measles, mumps, chicken pox, and rubella, which involved the epithelial tissues of skin, respiratory, and/or gastrointestinal tracts, served a necessary purpose in challenging, strengthening, and estab-lishing the dominance of Th1 cellular immune system during early childhood. Current vaccines against these diseases, in contrast, being directed at stimulating antibody production in the bone marrow, are bypassing the cellular immune system and thereby tending to reverse the roles of the cellular and humoral systems, with the former suffering from a lack of challenge. In addition, the cellular immune system is being further compromised by the powerfully immunosuppressive effects of the MMR vaccine. The time is overdue to totally rethink and...

Vaccines Not Tainted by Abortion to be Produced by SCPI (11/08)

NEW BIOTECH FIRM WILL FOCUS ON MAKING VACCINES NOT TAINTED BY ABORTION WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI), a pro-life public educational organization encouraging safe and moral medicines and therapeutics, has given backing to a new biotech firm which will be providing vaccines to the public which have not been tainted by abortion.   SCPI has announced their first successful support for a new biotech firm – AVM Biotechnology. AVM has a new vaccines division that will be importing safe and effective vaccines for those who, for philosophical or moral reasoning, are opposed to the vaccines that are tainted with human DNA contaminants. AVM Biotechnology has added the vaccine division in addition to their regenerative medicine and human therapeutics division in response to the request from numerous parents and grandparents who have chosen not to vaccinate until moral and ethical vaccines are available.   Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life – a pro-life organization which has focused on the vaccine issue – said of the effort to produce ethic vaccines: "Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute is a light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel for thousands of parents who want to protect their children and communities – but are concerned about the moral implications for that choice. If we have an ethical alternative – and with the support of SCPI and AVM Biotechnology we hope to have that in the coming months – we can comply with vaccination recommendations from the American Pediatric Association and still comply with our faith." According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data,...