Archive | June 2014

Remember the time Merck was sued for falsifying vaccine data?

Now someone else has been caught out at it.

On the 25th of June, NBC reported that “Iowa State University laboratory manager Dong-Pyou Han has confessed to spiking samples of rabbit blood with human antibodies to make an experimental HIV vaccine appear to have great promise. Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

Han was indicted last week on four counts of making false statements, each of which carries up to five years in prison.

“It’s an important case because it is extremely rare for scientists found to have committed fraud to be held accountable by the actual criminal justice system,” said Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch, which tracks research misconduct.“

 

Some might remember the Merck story, as reported by Courthouse News Service in 2012. See the original court document here .

“PHILADELPHIA (CN) – Merck has known for a decade that its mumps vaccine is “far less effective” than it tells the government, and it falsified test results and sold millions of doses of “questionable efficacy,” flooding and monopolizing the market, a primary caregiver claims in a federal antitrust class action. Alabama-based Chatom Primary Care sued Merck on Monday, the week after the unsealing of a False Claims Act complaint two relators filed in 2010.

Those relators, Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, were Merck virologists who claim in their unsealed complaint that they “witnessed firsthand the improper testing and data falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the vaccine’s efficacy findings.” Krahling and Wlochowski claimed Merck’s scheme caused the United States to pay “hundreds of millions of dollars for a vaccine that does not provide adequate immunization.”

Merck is the only manufacturer licensed by the FDA to sell the mumps vaccine in United States, and if it could not show that the vaccine was 95 percent effective, it risked losing its lucrative monopoly, according to the complaint. That’s why Merck found it critically important to keep claiming such a high efficacy rate, the complaint states.

Merck also added animal antibodies to blood samples to achieve more favorable test results, though it knew that the human immune system would never produce such antibodies, and that the antibodies created a laboratory testing scenario that “did not in any way correspond to, correlate with, or represent real life … virus neutralization in vaccinated people,” according to the complaint. Chatom claims that the falsification of test results occurred “with the knowledge, authority and approval of Merck’s senior management.”

 

Only the truly foolish would believe that these are the only two instances of dishonest manipulation of vaccine science

 

Pharmaceutical companies will do anything to bolster their coffers. We often hear from people that “There’s no money in vaccination”. The profit may not be up there with that raked in by some other misery-causing pharmaceutical products, but $36 billion a year can hardly be called “no money”. Make no mistake – this is big business.

Someone once told me that vaccines are free, and told me that I was a liar for saying pharmaceutical companies make money from them. Yes, some people truly are that thick and blinkered. I daresay that person will be the first in line to roll up their sleeve for the 200 new vaccines that are in the pipeline at the moment. No matter what it is, just stick it in because the government tells you to.

 

That figure of 200 comes directly from the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations. Apparently, a quarter of these vaccines are for supposed protection against life-threatening illnesses. See the list here.
Among the vaccines in the pipeline is one for multiple sclerosis. Is this some kind of sick joke? Sick being the operative word. If anyone cares to check out the Database of Adverse Event Notifications at the Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration site, they can see for themselves instances of multiple sclerosis that have been directly caused by vaccination. Find the TGA here, type DAEN into the search box and go looking.

 

So they are developing a vaccine to prevent a disease that has been caused, in some instances, by a vaccine? Unbelievable.

 

Science for Sale

By the by, I have in my possession Science for Sale by whistleblower, David Lewis. I’m very much looking forward to reading it.

Here’s a Barnes and Noble overview of the book:

“When Speaker Newt Gingrich greeted Dr. David Lewis in his office overlooking the National Mall, he looked at Dr. Lewis and said: “You know you’re going to be fired for this, don’t you?” “I know,” Dr. Lewis replied, “I just hope to stay out of prison.” Gingrich had just read Dr. Lewis’s commentary in Nature, titled “EPA Science: Casualty of Election Politics.” Three years later, and thirty years after Dr. Lewis began working at EPA, he was back in Washington to receive a Science Achievement Award from Administrator Carol Browner for his second article in Nature. By then, EPA had transferred Dr. Lewis to the University of Georgia to await termination—the Agency’s only scientist to ever be lead author on papers published in Nature and Lancet.

The government hires scientists to support its policies; industry hires them to support its business; and universities hire them to bring in grants that are handed out to support government policies and industry practices. Organizations dealing with scientific integrity are designed only to weed out those who commit fraud behind the backs of the institutions where they work. The greatest threat of all is the purposeful corruption of the scientific enterprise by the institutions themselves. The science they create is often only an illusion, designed to deceive; and the scientists they destroy to protect that illusion are often our best. This book is about both, beginning with Dr. Lewis’s experience, and ending with the story of Dr. Andrew Wakefield.”

There’s an interview with David Lewis here, if anyone would care to listen.

 

In the two instances of corruption I’ve mentioned today, rabbit antibodies were used. And we are certainly dumb bunnies if we, without question, let our bodies be corrupted with products foisted upon us by governments that rely on pharmaceutical companies for their information.

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Dr Oz and the case of rampant hypocrisy

Thursday, 19-6-14.

 

On Tuesday, Dr Oz was hauled before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance.

 

Oooh, what a very naughty man he’s been. He had the audacity to express his enthusiasm for certain natural health products on his television show. Products such as green coffee beans.

 

According to CNN, “Oz told the panel that he does use “flowery language” to describe certain products on his show but added he believes in them so much he has given them to his family.”

 

During the CNN voice-over we hear that “Oz conceded that often times the claims he makes about some products wouldn’t withstand the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration.”

 

Oh, the same Food and Drug Administration that approved Vioxx? Vioxx that killed thousands of people? The same FDA that has first approved every recalled drug? The same FDA that actually deemed Gardasil to be fit for use?  Oh, yes! I have so much faith that the FDA knows what is good for us. Pfffttttttt.

 

 

This Harvard University article clearly indicates as to why it may not be the wisest course of action to trust the FDA. Enjoy this excerpt from the article:

 

“The bar for “safe” is equally low, and over the past 30 years, approved drugs have caused an epidemic of harmful side effects, even when properly prescribed. Every week, about 53,000 excess hospitalizations and about 2400 excess deaths occur in the United States among people taking properly prescribed drugs to be healthier. One in every five drugs approved ends up causing serious harm,1 while one in ten provide substantial benefit compared to existing, established drugs. This is the opposite of what people want or expect from the FDA.

Prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death. Deaths and hospitalizations from over-dosing, errors, or recreational drug use would increase this total. American patients also suffer from about 80 million mild side effects a year, such as aches and pains, digestive discomforts, sleepiness or mild dizziness.

The forthcoming article in JLME also presents systematic, quantitative evidence that since the industry started making large contributions to the FDA for reviewing its drugs, as it makes large contributions to Congressmen who have promoted this substitution for publicly funded regulation, the FDA has sped up the review process with the result that drugs approved are significantly more likely to cause serious harm, hospitalizations, and deaths. New FDA policies are likely to increase the epidemic of harms. This will increase costs for insurers but increase revenues for providers.”

 

 

Read again these words from the CNN voice-over: “Oz conceded that often times the claims he makes about some products wouldn’t withstand the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration”.

 

The products that Dr Oz was speaking glowingly of on his program don’t actually have to be approved by the FDA, as such products are considered supplements.

As far as I’m concerned, that works in favour of such products, and not against them. Give me green coffee beans over a “safe” FDA-approved product, any day of the week.

 

I feel that the words “scrutiny of the FDA” are a joke. Do those words belong in a sentence together? Do believe me when I say that I am slighting the FDA and not CNN.

 

I notice that Dr Oz wasn’t hauled before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance in the wake of his discussing the flu shot on his program - even though the science clearly demonstrates that the flu shot would have to be given to 100 people in order to prevent one  set of influenza symptoms. And bear in mind that the (very optimistic) figure is based on biased pharmaceutical company studies. Anyone can clearly see the truth of the matter when it comes to the flu shot.  See the Cochrane Review of the flu shot here.

 

Some might remember that Piers Morgan was given a flu shot by Dr Oz on the show and became ill afterwards.

 

See Dr Oz giving Piers a flu vaccine here:

 

 

 

 

See Piers here, sick in the wake of his flu shot:

 

 

 

 

Why wasn’t Dr Oz hauled before the senate for giving flu vaccine advice that isn’t backed up by science?

 

As far as I’m concerned, the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance are a bunch of hypocrites.

 

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What do Saba Button and hundreds of dead Irish children have in common?

 

If you guessed that both were used as guinea pigs for vaccine testing, you would be correct.
They have also both been in the news in the last couple of days.

 

Saba Button was 11 months old in 2010 when she was given Fluvax, a Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) product. Fluvax had never been tested in children of her age group. Saba suffered “a hypoxic brain injury, kidney, liver and bone marrow failure. She can now no longer walk and talk and needs round-the-clock care.”

 

Unfortunately, Saba was not alone in reacting to Fluvax

 

So many children had adverse reactions, that the Department of Health moved to recall Fluvax and officially ban it from use in children aged under five. The recall came three days after Saba’s life was ruined for all time. The Dept of Health was well aware of problems with the vaccine before Saba’s vaccine-injury.

 

Unbelievably, the ban didn’t stop this dangerous vaccine from being used. It was reported in November 2013 that there were 43 confirmed notifications of Fluvax being given to children under five, despite it being banned for their age group.

 

One would wonder how many children were actually given the banned shot, if 43 is the number of confirmed cases.

 

One of the children accidentally given the banned vaccine was Lachlan Neylan.

Lachlan’s parents, Stacey and Adrian Neylan, related in The Daily Telegraph that “Lachlan’s temperature soared and he began having fits within seven hours of ­receiving the injection. “He just collapsed and started to have seizures,” Mr Neylan said. “Doctors said they thought our son wouldn’t make it through the weekend. It was terrifying.” Mr Neylan said before the injection their son had been a “walking, talking toddler”, but after the injection “he was back to being a three month old; he couldn’t sit, walk, or use his arms”.

 

The Cochrane Collaboration Review clearly reveals just how ineffective the flu shot is

 

“There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission.”

The Cochrane Review, considered the “gold standard”, also indicates that “ In average conditions (partially matching vaccine) 100 people need to be vaccinated to avoid one set of influenza symptoms.”

 

Let that sink in for a moment. One hundred people need to be vaccinated to avoid one set of influenza symptoms.

 

The review goes on to state, “Our results may be an optimistic estimate because company-sponsored influenza vaccines trials tend to produce results favorable to their products”. Read the previous and current reviews here.

 

The brainwashing is so complete today that when people become ill a couple of days after receiving a flu vaccine, they say things such as “Oh, but it would have been worse if I hadn’t had the vaccine”. What utter PIFFLE. In simple terms, in my opinion, the flu vaccine is a joke. Why is the medical community trying to pretend otherwise? Why is there such a “disconnect” between the studies, and the way the flu vaccine is pushed on the public by government and the media?

 

People want so much to believe what their doctor tells them, that they don’t wish to see the simple fact that they, too, are guinea pigs – “ A Health Department spokeswoman said drug companies were not required to complete clinical trials before supplying new vaccines because there was not enough time between selecting new flu strains and manufacturing the vaccine.”

 

Let us not forget two year old Ashley Epapara, who died 12 hours after her flu shot. What did she lose her life for?  A vaccine that is known to be ineffective? As with any vaccine, there seems to be a deliberate withholding of information from parents – facts that would allow them to make informed choices about the health of their children. Ashley deserved better, and so did her poor parents. Pharmaceutical  lobbyists have a lot to answer for.

 

It has come out in the news in the last couple of days that Saba Button’s parents have won their battle to gain compensation

 

I think this 2012 article goes some way to describing why they were successful. Perhaps the “unavoidably unsafe” product was actually deemed “avoidably unsafe”?  ;)    

 

“AUSTRALIAN drug giant CSL has admitted its vaccine production methods probably triggered seizures in children, in the first results from its two-year investigation into the Fluvax fits.

 

But CSL refused to say yesterday if it would pay compensation to the families of children hospitalised after being immunised with Fluvax, which has been banned for pediatric use after sending one in 100 children into febrile fits in 2010.

The preliminary results of CSL’s two-year investigation conclude that its manufacturing methods may have failed to fully split the viruses used to make flu vaccines.

As a result, gene fragments and lipids from “inactivated virus” — as well as “residual whole virus or clusters of both” — may have created higher levels of immune-stimulating hormones, known as cytokines.

“CSL’s method of manufacture preserves more short gene fragments and lipids from the virus than other manufacturers,” the company stated.

The process, combined with the three new strains of seasonal and swine flu virus selected to make the 2010 version of Fluvax, “elicited an excessive immune response in some young children, triggering increased fever and fever-related convulsions”.

 

Settlement reached

 

On the 6th June 2014, Perth Now News  reported “In the claim the Button’s alleged Fluvax was defective after testing conducted by the company prior to April 2010 identified fever as a serious side effect of the 2010 batch.

However the company denied liability then filed a cross-claim against the State of WA and the Health Minister. In return the State of WA filed a defence to the cross claim denying any liability.

Settlement was reached between CSL, the State of WA and the family during recent mediation.”

 

Since writing about the Cochrane Collaboration Review, I have encountered news about a study published in April 2014. The study found that flu vaccines are, indeed, effective for small children. Is it just me, or does anyone else find this absolutely hilarious?

 

“The study was published April 21 in the journal Pediatrics. The research was funded by the Western Australia Department of Health, and the flu vaccine used in the study were provided by the companies Sanofi-Pasteur and CSL Biotherapies.

Four authors are members of the Vaccine Trials Group, which has received funding from vaccine manufacturers to conduct clinical trials not related to this study.

One of these authors, Peter Richmond, has also served on a CSL Ltd scientific advisory board regarding flu vaccines, received travel funds from Baxter and GlaxoSmithKline, and received research funding from GlaxoSmithKline and CSL Ltd.

A fifth author is director of the Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza and previously the Australian Influenza Specialist Group, both independent, not-for-profit groups that have received funding from pharmaceutical companies. No other possible conflicts of interest were reported.”

 

One of the authors has served on a CSL board and received funding from CSL? Does this really pass for science today? Are we supposed to buy that? It’s given me a laugh for the day, in any case. Was there actually any hope whatsoever of it not being found effective? I would really like to know.

 

This article may be of interest to some. It points out that the Federal Government has been accused of making flawed decisions because of its overly “cosy” relationship with flu vaccine manufacturer CSL.

 

Illegal vaccine trials 

 

On the 6th of June it was reported that “Scientists secretly vaccinated more than 2,000 children in religious-run homes in suspected illegal drug trials”.

 

“Old medical records show that 2,051 children and babies in Irish care homes were given a one-shot diphtheria vaccine for international drugs giant Burroughs Wellcome between 1930 and 1936.

There is no evidence that consent was ever sought, nor any records of how many may have died or suffered debilitating side-effects as a result.”

 

It would come as no suprise to most that GlaxoSmithKline was formerly known as Burroughs Wellcome. Even back then it appears that they had very questionable motives and methods.

 

“The scandal was revealed as Irish premier, Enda Kenny, ordered ministers to see whether there are more mass baby graves after the discovery that 800 infants may be buried in a septic tank outside a former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co. Galway.” Michael Dwyer, of Cork University’s School of History, found the child vaccination data by trawling through tens of thousands of medical journal articles and archive files. He discovered that the trials were carried out before the vaccine was made available for commercial use in the UK.

Homes where children were secretly tested included Bessborough, in Co. Cork and Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, both of which are at the centre of the mass baby graves scandal.

In case anyone missed the initial reporting of the heartbreaking story of the “mass baby graves scandal”, it was revealed on the 4th of June that 800 bodies of long-dead children were found dumped in a septic tank at a former home for unwed mothers. Locals suspect that the number of bodies in the mass grave, which will likely soon be excavated, may be even higher than 800. “God knows who else is in the grave,” one anonymous source told local media. “It’s been lying there for years, and no one knows the full extent of the total of bodies down there.”

 

“No one knows the full extent of the total of bodies”

 

Just as no one knows the full extent of the dumped bodies of those poor children, no one knows the true extent of vaccine-injured children today. And, more to the point, no one wants to know about them. They are dumped in the too-hard basket. Meanwhile, in my opinion, pharmaceutical companies get away with murder. You can take my last sentence in any way you see fit.

 

 

 

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Man becomes quadriplegic due to whooping cough vaccine

 

On Monday 2nd June, it was reported on the news that an Australian man had become quadriplegic due to receiving a whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine.

 

Apparently, a hospital worker informed the man that he would not be allowed to see his newborn baby until after he received the DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine. That point was mentioned here in this June 3rd interview.

 

Are vaccines mandatory? NO, they ARE NOT.

 

In my opinion, if any health worker attempts to force or guilt anyone into vaccinating, they should be fired. Fired for their ignorance, at very least.

 

Decisions about using “unavoidably unsafe” products, are decisions to be made within one’s own family. These are not decisions that should ever be made for a family by other parties. The U.S. Supreme Court has deemed vaccines to be “unavoidably unsafe” so that  pharmaceutical companies can’t be sued, by the way.

 

Unless health workers are going to personally put up their hand to spend their life volunteering to care for a person who sustains a vaccine injury and wipe their (_!_) for them, they should just shut their trap. Yes, shut your bleeding gobs and stop pushing your religious belief in The Vaccine God on other people.

 

The fact that the man had to sign a waiver before receiving a vaccine, should be a wake-up call to people.

 

On one hand, people are given the “safe and effective” spiel.  At the same time it’s “Oh, here, just sign this form because, in case anything goes wrong, we want to cover our backside! – heeeeeeeeeeeeey, you’re on your own with your vaccine injury, buddy! Good luck with that, schweetheart!”

 

What I find quite interesting about this case of vaccine injury, is that the man stated publicly that it was coming up on two years since he was injured by the whooping cough vaccine. Yet I find that in an article dated May 2012, it clearly indicates that a parliamentary committee already knew by this point in time that vaccinating parents for whooping cough was an ineffective practice.

 

It is obvious that the parliamentary finding preceded the man receiving his vaccine injury.

 

So why, then, should anyone be trying to force someone into that shot by telling them they won’t be allowed to see their own child? Who would do that to someone? Is it the United States that we’re living in now? This kind of emotional blackmail is quite common over there, by all accounts.

 

I actually wrote that snippet about emotional blackmail earlier today. Since then I’ve had it in person from an Australian that their doctor threatened them that if they don’t vaccinate their children, their children might later sue them. How pathetic is that? Threatening parents that their children might sue them. It’s utterly pathetic, low, and it smacks of the kind of desperation that can only come from an unfettered religious belief in vaccine-derived herd immunity. The Vaccine Transfiguration. The kind of woo and wishful thinking that comes from believing that if you click your heels together three times, and then jump down, turn around, pick a bale of cotton, antibody production will actually turn into immunity for eeevvvvvveeeerrryyyyyybooodddyyyyyyy.

 

By the way, after the parents were told that their own children might later sue them, the parents then asked the doctor if they could sue him if anything went wrong if they were to vaccinate. The doltish doctor proceeded to chuck a full-on tanty and then sacked the family as patients. What an utter tosspot. This incident actually makes me think things not lawful to be uttered. Do, please, believe me when I say I am using restraint in my opinions.

 

 

It is well known that being vaccinated for whooping cough does not prevent a person from transmitting it to others. Read here at NSW Health the case of a fully vaccinated nurse who gave whooping cough to four babies.

Pay particular attention to where it states “This investigation highlights the need to maintain awareness, particularly amongst staff working with neonates, that pertussis infection can arise despite complete vaccination“.

It’s not difficult to find many such examples. Anyone can find such articles. The information is there for those who wish to see it.

 

Advice for those who use emotional blackmail to force others into vaccinating

 

Stick your needle where the sun don’t shine, baby. Don’t hesitate. Stick it right. in. there. As far as you can get it. And then some. Keep going. Further, please. Right up there. A bit more. And while you’re up there, please remove your own head. Thank you.

 

 

 

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P.S. The man who has had his life ruined due to the whooping cough vaccine, is now on the verge of losing his house. His wife has become his carer. They have five children. Take a bow, vaccine-pushing, truth-obscuring tosspots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just when I thought Mamamia couldn’t get any lower….

Subtitle: The adversary ovis aries

 

A couple of days ago, I outlined my opinion that Mamamia had libelled a vaccine-choice advocate.

I also presented evidence to indicate that the advocate’s words were based entirely on good foundation.

In the article, Vaccine-choice advocate libelled by Mamamia? ,  I mentioned the fact that Mamamia censors pertinent information that is provided to them.

 

Has Mamamia taken a leaf out of GlaxoSmithKline’s honesty policy? (Is GlaxoSmithKline stuck in a pattern of dishonest behaviour?)  See reference here. One thing is a certainty – it has become apparent to many that the Mamamia site is little interested in promoting honest discourse.

 

It has been drawn to my attention by others that Mamamia is clearly interested in the publication of death threats and defamatory statements

 

Despite site warning, “If you’re offensive, you’ll be blacklisted and your comment will go to spam”, Mamamia has permitted a death threat against vaccine-choice advocate, Meryl Dorey, to be published. The poster, who comes across as being a particularly troubled individual, wrote:

 

 

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This clearly offensive comment is also deemed acceptable by Mamamia:

 

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In reference to the poster of the latter comment, would that old schoolyard chestnut “It takes one to know one” be relevant? Using my powers of deduction, I would hazard a guess and say that it very likely just may be.

 

Many people have alerted me to the fact that their perfectly reasonable comments have been censored by Mamamia

 

To those people who wish to have a comment approved by Mamamia, the way forward is clear. Dumb yourself right down and switch your mind right off. Chant to yourself  “Grey matter? What grey matter?” until it becomes a mantra, and until your critical-thinking skills go completely on vacation. Whatever you do, DO NOT tell the truth in your comments. Heaven forbid, do not attach links to scientific articles. Those will not go down well at all. You will have no hope there. Bleat a bit. No, O.K., bleat a lot. Become a prize bleater. Then, and only then, will you be able to compose a comment deemed worthy of acceptance by Mamamia staff.

 

I hope those tips will be helpful to folk. Best of luck. I realise it will be difficult for some of you to switch off your awakened mind. You can but try your best. Fingers crossed, eh. May the force be with you.

 

If you think I was in jest about it being necessary to bleat in order to have a comment approved at Mamamia, this very day on Channel 9, Mia Freedman herself was heard to utter the words “I’m such a sheep”.

Does Mia actually take an interest in the hate-inciting articles her staff write? Is she aware that death threats are being posted in the comments on such articles? If not, she should be. Is she aware that police have advised that such threats should be taken seriously? She should be. Is Mia ashamed of what her site has become? She most certainly should be.

I find it most unfortunate that people put blind faith in a site that promotes particular government-sponsored posts. Yes, the government. The government that once upon a time approved Pluserix for use. This same product, under the name Trivirix, had already been withdrawn from use elsewhere due to causing unacceptably high rates of meningitis. Fabulous.

 

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