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Novartis has begun shipments of  Fluvirin, the seasonal influenza vaccine in the United States for the 2012-2013 influenza season.

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What are the Fluvirin Flu Vaccine Ingredients? Here is the package insert so you can view the cocktail list for yourself. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm123694.pdf

FLUVIRIN® is a trivalent, sub-unit (purified surface antigen) influenza virus vaccine prepared from virus propagated in the allantoic cavity of embryonated hens’ eggs inoculated with a specific type of influenza virus suspension containing neomycin and polymyxin.” (aka antibiotics)

It is designed for protection of the following viruses:

A/Christchurch/16/2010, NIB-74 (H1N1) (an A/California/7/2009-like virus)

 A/Victoria/361/2011, IVR-165 (H3N2)

 B/ Hubei-Wujiagang/158/2009, NYMC BX-39 (a B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus).

It contains some trace of thimerosal, a mercury derivative.

“Each dose from the multidose vial or from the prefilled syringe may also contain residual amounts of egg proteins.,,”  Chick Embryonic Fluid is a foreign animal proteins and genetic information injected into the human body.  We’re not scientists but as we understand it, you are getting chicken DNA- is that better than the flu?

2011 Biosecurity for Birds Calendar

CLUCK. CLUCK.

…”1 mcg ovalbumin), polymyxin (3.75 mcg), neomycin (2.5 mcg), betapropiolactone (not more than 0.5 mcg) and nonylphenol ethoxylate (not more than 0.015% w/v).

The U.S. EPA says, http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/propiola.html

Acute (short-term) inhalation exposure to beta-propiolactone causes severe irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory tract in humans.  Acute dermal exposure may cause irritation of the skin, blistering, or burns in humans.  Contact with the eyes may cause permanent corneal opacification.  Burns of the mouth and stomach may occur in humans following acute exposure via ingestion.  No information is available on the chronic (long-term), reproductive, developmental, or carcinogenic effects of beta-propiolactone in humans.  Squamous cell carcinomas of the forestomach have been reported in orally exposed rats.  In dermally exposed rodents, skin tumors have been observed.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified beta-propiolactone as a Group 2B, possible human carcinogen.

PHILADELPHIA, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — GlaxoSmithKline [NYSE: GSK] announced today it has begun shipping the first lots of 2012-2013 FluLaval®(Influenza virus vaccine) and Fluarix® (Influenza Virus Vaccine) to CDC distribution centers and U.S. healthcare providers. This follows approval of this season’s GSK seasonal influenza vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.
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Can’t seem to find the ingredient list for 2012-2013 so here’s last years data-

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Not to be left out of the zillion dollar industry

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi , announced today that the first lots of Fluzone vaccine began shipping to U.S. health care providers following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensure of the 2012-2013 formulation. This initial shipment represents the first of more than 60 million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine the company plans to deliver to health care providers in the U.S. this influenza season. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sanofi-pasteur-begins-shipping-fluzone-influenza-virus-vaccine-in-us-for-2012-2013-season-2012-07-16?reflink=MW_news_stmp

And the ingredient list for Fluzone- Formaldehyde and http://www.rxlist.com/fluzone-drug.htm 

 

Ingredient Quantity (perdose)
Fluzone 0.25 mL Dose Fluzone 0.5 mL Dose Fluzone High-Dose 0.5 mL Dose Fluzone Intradermal 0.1 mL Dose
Active Substance: Split influenza virus, inactivated strainsa: 22.5 mcg HA total 45 mcg HA total 180 mcg HA total 27 mcg HA total
A (H1N1) 7.5 mcg HA 15 mcg HA 60 mcg HA 9 mcg HA
A (H3N2) 7.5 mcg HA 15 mcg HA 60 mcg HA 9 mcg HA
B 7.5 mcg HA 15 mcg HA 60 mcg HA 9 mcg HA
Other:
Sodium phosphate-buffered isotonic sodium chloride solution QSb to appropriate volume QSb to appropriate volume QSb to appropriate volume QSb to appropriate volume
Formaldehyde ≤ 50 mcg ≤ 100 mcg ≤ 100 mcg ≤ 20 mcg
Octylphenol Ethoxylate ≤ 75 mcg ≤ 150 mcg ≤ 250 mcg ≤ 50 mcg
Gelatin 0.05% 0.05% None None
Preservative
Single-Dose Presentations None None None None
Multi-Dose Presentation (Thimerosal) N/A 25 mcg mercury N/A N/A
a per United States Public Health Service (USPHS) requirement.
b Quantity Sufficient.
N/A not applicable

CLUCK. CLUCK.

While humans are not ideal hosts for H5N1, bird flu viruses do sometimes manage to adapt for easy transmission from human to human, and the results can be devastating. In 1918, one such transformation led to the Spanish flu pandemic, a global outbreak that claimed an estimated 50 million people.

To better understand the possibility of H5N1 making a similar transformation, two teams of scientists recently manipulated the virus until it could spread through the air from one ferret to another. If a flu virus can infect a ferret, then it could theoretically infect other mammals, including humans. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/science/the-evolution-of-bird-flu-and-the-race-to-keep-up.html?pagewanted=all

Getting back to the eggs.

Avian influenza (AI)–the bird flu–is a virus that infects wild birds (such as ducks, gulls, and shorebirds) and domestic poultry (such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese). There is a flu for birds just as there is for humans and, as with people, some forms of the flu are worse than others.

From the FDA-http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm085550.htm

“AI is primarily spread by direct contact between healthy birds and infected birds, and through indirect contact with contaminated equipment and materials. The virus is excreted through the feces of infected birds and through secretions from the nose, mouth and eyes.

Contact with infected fecal material is the most common of bird-to-bird transmission. Wild ducks often introduce LPAI into domestic flocks raised on range or in open flight pens through fecal contamination. Within a poultry house, transfer of an HPAI virus between birds also can occur via airborne secretions. The spread of avian influenza between poultry premises almost always follows the movement of contaminated people and equipment.

AI also can be found on the outer surfaces of egg shells and in the case of HPAI, can infect the inside of the egg which includes the yolk and albumen or the egg white. Transfer to eggs is a potential means of AI transmission. Airborne transmission of virus from farm to farm is highly unlikely under usual circumstances.

HPAI can be spread from birds to people as a result of extensive direct contact with infected birds. Broad concerns about public health relate to the potential for the HPAI virus, such as the HPAI H5N1, to mutate, or change into a form that could spread easily from person to person. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is aggressively working to ensure public health is protected.”

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To address the variability in the egg supply, Sanofi Pasteur restructured its flock management so that embryonated eggs would be available to support vaccine production at full capacity throughout the year. Because embryonated eggs are themselves potentially susceptible to avian influenza, flocks associated with vaccine production are under strict contract and must be completely housed, monitored by veterinarians, and raised under biosecurity regulations. With government support, Sanofi Pasteur has also established contingency flocks as a backup against avian influenza and other risks. http://www.nae.edu/Publications/Bridge/EngineeringandVaccineProductionforanInfluenzaPandemic/Egg-BasedProductionofInfluenzaVaccine30YearsofCommercialExperience.aspx

Biosecurity chickens. Who’d have thought? Yup-  Not much security if u ask us. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/birdbiosecurity/biosecurity/

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This article, “Flu Shot Vaccine Ingredients 2012-2013,”  is not medical advice. Educate yourself so that in making a decision where you or your child is concerned, you should take an active role in learning. http://www.anh-usa.org/main-menu/resources/position-papers/862/ and the U.S. Government at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2012-2013.htm#us-vaccine

Smiling is infectious, you can catch it like the flu. Someone smiled at me today, And I started smiling too.

And the number one post in our Flu Section is about an associated rash from either the flu or the vaccine. https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/swine-flu-rash-hives-symptoms/

Stay tuned and have a good day, one day it will be your last.  God Bless.

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What’s twisting our antenna today,

November 29, 2011.

The Flu, Anthrax, Plague and Vaccines.

The U.S. Government has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the widow and family of  The National Inquirer Florida tabloid photo editor, Robert Stevens who was  killed in the 2001 anthrax attacks.  The document also says the U.S. is not admitting fault and she has to return sensitive documents. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/boca-raton/fl-anthrax-award-20111129,0,3694250.story

Whatever is in those sensitive documents surely would have been brought out in a trial.  Who will be the first to file a FOI?  The FBI continues to blame Bruce Ivins out of  Fort Detrick- he never got a trail and is an alleged suicide victim over dosing on Tylenol.  There’s a lot of doubt about that, some which we’ve written about prior here=http://wp.me/paBV0-JF.    Another scientist, Steve Hatfill was also accused but was cleared and got a $5.8 million settlement for invasion of privacy.

There is also the admission that the government has lost track of thousands of vials including anthrax, the plague, and Ebola in June of 2009. https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/ft-detrick-lab-missing-9000-virus-vials-scientists-still-dying-from-unnatural-causes/.  Think hard for a minute, 2009- the midst of the swine flu pandemic and a declaration of emergency from the WHO and President Obama.  The WHO has rescinded its emergency- did the White House?  

Less people died from H1N1 than the seasonal flu, even though millions of us caught it with some suffering significant side effects like the Swine Flu Rash, which is still the number one read article here at Ahrcanum-  https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/swine-flu-rash-hives-symptoms/

Remember this headline?–

Apr 24, 2009 – MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A strain of flu never seen before has killed up to 60 people in Mexico and also appeared in the United States, where….

In January of 2010, we anticipated that:

Yes, H1N1 could change into a more deadly form, perhaps mixing with the H5N1 bird flu virus circulating widely in poultry.  From http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2011-11-24/CDC-confirms-cases-of-new-swine-flu-virus/51384636/1

November 24, 2011.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed three cases of a new flu virus, which originated in pigs but apparently spread from person to person…

In a report released late Wednesday night, the CDC noted that, as part of “routine preparedness,” it has already produced a “candidate vaccine virus” that could be used against this new strain, and has given it to vaccine makers.

The CDC id’s a new strain and there is a vaccine in the mix already? Dang that was fast.  What about testing?  Want to be a Guinea pig?  How about testing out an anthrax shot?

The Obama Care folks have authorized yet another vaccine trial, this one to test an anthrax vaccine on children.

A key panel of government advisers Friday recommended that the federal government sponsor a controversial study to test the anthrax vaccine in children to see whether the inoculation would protect young Americans against a bio terrorist’s attack.  Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/28/MNA31LNQ5S.DTL#ixzz1cHY6hIhd

Would you ever think to knowingly allow your child to be a part of an anthrax vaccine test?  How about any other vaccine test?   The U.S. government is supposed to obtain informed consent before giving an unapproved and experimental vaccine to anyone.  Yet in 1998, the Pentagon began a controversial mandatory immunization program for military personnel that was challenged in court over questions about the vaccine’s safety and reliability. 

The federal government has spent something like $1.1 billion to stockpile the anthrax vaccine to protect Americans in the event of an attack.  Imagine if the federal government spent an addition $1.1 billion on our borders with Mexico to protect Americans?

“The U.S. Government must do a better job of preparing for anticipated emergencies…. Some scenarios can be anticipated and it is incumbent upon the U.S. Government to plan for them,” the panel said at the time. “Such scenarios include the potential exposure of children to anthrax spores; therefore, the U.S. Government should undertake clinical trials to determine the appropriate pediatric dose of anthrax vaccine.” Read more: http://www.thestatecolumn.com/health/obama-review-anthrax-panel/#ixzz1cJCYYJlp

The German government did a good job at stockpiling an H1N1 vaccine and today are burning it.

Around €250 million worth of swine flu vaccine [sic  Pandemrix]  was due to go up in smoke on Tuesday – as Germany disposed of 16 million doses that people refused to take during last year’s outbreak of the potentially deadly virus. http://www.thelocal.de/national/20111129-39181.html

What about the smallpox vaccine purchase to the tune of $443 million? 

Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world’s richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor. …Siga was awarded the final contract in May through a “sole-source” procurement in which it was the only company asked to submit a proposal. The contract calls for Siga to deliver 1.7 million doses of the drug for the nation’s biodefense stockpile. The price of approximately $255 per dose…http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/13/nation/la-na-smallpox-20111113

 

How about a universal rip off— er, vaccine instead?

A couple of companies have already tested their formulations in people. BiondVax Pharmaceuticals in Ness Ziona, Israel, is working on a vaccine that could be ready as early as 2014, predicts Wayne Rudolph, the company’s vice president for corporate development. Seek, a drug development company in London, hopes to have a market-ready product in three to five years…. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/24/health/la-he-universal-flu-vaccine-20111024 //http://www.biondvax.com/

Still worried about Bird Flu- H5N1?  In a report from 2007- The  bird flu vaccine, produced by the French drug company Sanofi-Aventis, won’t be sold commercially. The government plans to buy and stockpile enough doses for 20 million people, including healthcare workers and emergency personnel. http://articles.latimes.com/2007/feb/28/science/sci-birdflu28

And in the meantime, scientists in the Netherlands have genetically altered the N5N1 avian influenza strain — more commonly known as “bird flu” — making it contagious enough to kill up to half the world’s population.  http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/science-updates/super-bird-flu-strain-created-by-scientists-is-a-recipe-for-disaster 

The H5N1 virus with five known mutations became capable of airborne transmission after it was passed between ferrets 10 times. http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/news/nov281fluscan.html

Nothing like taking a deadly virus and making into a lethal virus.  Top it all off, the bozos want to publish how they made it so the terrorists won’t have to work so hard to find the information. Sheesh. Good thing we have all those vaccines purchased in 2007 right?

But it’s better not to freak out about it. Stress can weaken your immune system. says http://www.theatlanticwire.com.

Skin Care Expert

@ReneeRouleau Skin Care Expert
FACT: You’re TEN times more likely to get the flu during flu season if you use a tanning bed b/c it weakens immune system cells.

Maybe sitting in a tanning bed isn’t such as good idea in general.  Some studies though, show an increase of Vitamin D keeps the flu away.  Might as well lay at the beach.

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What caused the H1N1 Swine Flu Outbreak?

For a minute I’ll take off my tinfoil hat.  I will not remind you of all the conspiracy surrounding the unusual events surrounding its origin.  I won’t rant about the fact that Baxter Labs has a manufacturing plant near ground zero, where the pandemic was first identified.

Scientist believe they have found one reason why the H1N1 replicated so fast in humans. A new study from PLOS Pathogens, Biological and Structural Characterization of a Host-Adapting Amino Acid in Influenza Virus  http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1001034 shows that a lysine amino acid is located in a different place in the protein strand than expected, and possibly the reason why H1N1 can adapt so easily.

…these results have led to the concept that PB2-627K or PB2-701N are critical for efficient influenza virus replication in mammalian species. Nevertheless, the pandemic H1N1 viruses and some H5N1 influenza viruses isolated from humans do not possess these amino acids. Here, we sought to identify additional amino acid changes that facilitate virus adaptation in mammalian species.

The findings offer an interesting insight.

The study was carried out on ferret, ostrich, mice, dog cell lines and human embryonic kidney cells. All influenza viruses used in this study were amplified in MDCK (dog) cells.

…engineered synthetic genes for the PB2 gene of influenza A virus strains A/Vietnam/1203/04 (H5N1) (AAT73550) and A/Mexico/InDRE4487/09 (H1N1) (ACQ73384)…The C-terminal amino acid residues 538–741 from both strains were cloned into an engineered pET vector using the Polymerase Incomplete Primer Extension (PIPE) cloning technology

Engineered synthetic genes and cloned amino acid strains!  Wow, welcome to the world of bio-engineering. 

This is the part where we look for our tinfoil hat and ask if the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus and the H5N1 Avian Flu Virus, aren’t engineered or cloned in the first place?  Could mother nature have mutated the 1918 virus naturally within 100 years?  There has been co-circulation of multiple H1N1 sequences across the globe.  Is it more likely someone by intention or accident let the proverbial rat out of the cage?

Mexico has cancelled it’s Pandemic emergency.  I double dog dare you to find where the declared the swine flu outbreak’s national emergency declaration has ended in the U.S.A.   Enacting Emergency powers, https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/h1n1-swine-flu-national-emergency-for-constitution/ gives unprecidented opportunities for government control.

Whatever biological significance this study has found, don’t think for a New York minute that further mutation isn’t coming anytime soon.  

“After analyzing multiple samples of the new flu virus, the team ascertained that in some cases the HA of the new H1N1 strain have mutated, allowing the strain to stick to human cells more easily….the same mutations have been found in HA of the H5N1 strain of influenza, the highly virulent bird flu, which kills about 60 percent of those it infects. ” http://biomedreports.com/articles/most-popular/1438-h1n1-flu-has–  

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With so many scandals and questions lingering about climategate-http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1946082,00.html  and vaccinegate, it is disgusting Tiger Woods affairs are the lead story in the news. We thought a diversion might be in order and found this off Broadway play-  The Affair, faithfully adapted by Ronald Millar from the novel by C.P. Snow.  It played in 1962 according to the review, but would make one hell a remake. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,940107,00.html#ixzz0Z6ZHdRlV

1962 was long before anyone every questioned the science behind global warming, vaccines or who our President or anyone of importance was having an affair with.  A time when one did what was told, ‘get your shots and shut up’, Coppertone was for only kids, and we were at war.   

As The Affair begins, the High Tables of the university are still rocking with an intellectual scandal that will not down with the port. Donald Howard (Keith Baxter) has been judged guilty of scientific fraud, having apparently faked a research photograph in his fellowship thesis, and a court of dons deprives him of his fellowship.

Impeccably performed, it pungently evokes its donnish milieu and nobly invokes man’s tireless quest to make justice prevail.

Will justice prevail in Copenhagen, in the truth about vaccines, or for Tiger Woods family?

 The international scandal of leaked e-mails from prominent climatologists and the pandemics push for pharmaceutical companies to release vaccines with little clinical trials before approval is familiar 47 years later.  This time it is not a play, but real life players dealing with decisions that will affect your health and living standards.  Oh yeah, your pocketbook too.

  Will justice prevail in saving lives with the use of vaccines derived from dog, kidney, monkey, He-la, and Vero cell lines? 

Ironically enough, the main character in the play was performed by Keith Howard.  In real life, a Dr. Keith Howard sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification. SACGM for short.  http://www.hse.gov.uk/biosafety/gmo/acgm/acgmcomp/index.htmCurrently Dr. Keith Howard is the Head of the Preclinical Research Group at Baxter Innovations GmbH in Orth, Austria supporting the manufacture of vaccines for interpandemic and avian influenza, and the development of new vaccines against emerging viral diseases http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/meetings/committees/sacgmcu/biography.htm. Baxter has been myriad in controversy, if you have been living under a rock, type Baxter in the side search bar to learn more about them releasing live viruses, getting patents for H1N1 vaccines prior to the pandemic and other suspicious happenings.

 SACGM says of Genetically Modified things that:   

 There are no longer separate containment levels specified for work with GM animals and plants (Containment Levels A and B) – appropriate measures must be put in place to control the risks to human health and the environment. http://www.liv.ac.uk/safety/work_area_hazards/Biosafety/Genetic_Modification/Containment_and_control_measures_for_work_with_GMOs.htm

Clinical studies published by Baxter’s own scientific team suggests that adjuvants are at best useless and documented that there is no increase in antibody response, yet Baxter is manufacturing vaccines containing adjuvants for the H1N1 vaccine.  From the New England Journal of Medicine http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/358/24/2573  “Results The vaccine induced a neutralizing immune response not only against the clade 1 (A/Vietnam/1203/2004) virus strain but also against the clade 2 and 3 strains. The use of adjuvants did not improve the antibody response.”From The World Health Organinzation:    http://www.who.int/vaccine_research/documents/Report_on_consultation_on_adjuvant_safety_2.pdfSeveral adjuvants have been shown to permit dose-reduction and enhanced breadth of immunity for influenza vaccines in clinical studies. In light of the recent outbreak of influenza A (H1N1)v, there may be a need in the future to immunize large population groups. Adjuvants could  potentially expand the supply of available influenza vaccines. While we have no evidence yet of  the immunological benefit of adjuvants for vaccines against the H1N1 virus, a discussion of potential safety issues at this stage will facilitate planning and clinical trial design. 

I do know that the affairs of Tiger Woods are becoming public knowledge.  Will the misguided affairs of climate change and vaccines risks have greater public awareness than Tigers? Since The Affair is long off Broadway, I think I’ll see 2012 the movie.

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Really, what’s next about the Swine Flu?

From MSNBC this week- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32863511/ns/health-swine_flu/
Swine flu deaths show this flu is different. H1N1 virus ‘looks like avian flu on steroids,’ expert says.

The last sentence of the article which notes the difference in the veracity of H1N1 in attacking patient lungs, is this little tidbit:

Ruiz-Palacios also said the new virus can be found in the urine and feces of patients, something that may affect how it spreads.

The effect that may affect how it spreads, is the fact that we all go to the bathroom.  Everyone of us. 

Public bathrooms are notorious for filth, but even the cleanest restrooms of the fancy Vegas hotels are laden with invisible germs.  I mean, how do you go to the bathroom without touching the door and then maybe the stall? 

Sanitized for your protection, my ass.

The episode from the Soprano’s comes to mind about Paulie Walnuts Gualtieri shoelaces. “Even if you keep your shoes tied, and your laces aren’t dragging through urine….then Silvio eating his lunch- SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!” So I can’t stand touchin fuckin’ shoelaces.”  something like that anyways.

Charles Gerba, Ph.D., co-author of “The Germ Freak’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu,” suggests some of her advice seems panicky, like the suggestion to exit a public restroom stall immediately after flushing, since “fecal matter” can fly 20 feet into the air when flushed (“Better to Flush and Rush than Feel the Gush”).http://www.amazon.com/Germ-Freaks-Guide-Outwitting-Colds/dp/0757303277

I am going to be moving a little faster out of the stall.

How about touching the sink handles after the person in front of you just took a crap.  Or the soap dispenser?  Back out the door? 

Don’t even get me started on the grocery stores or restaurant menus.

Aw piss on it.  I’ve got a good immune system and I am sure as hell not going to make it all day without going to the the bathroom and I am not the boy in the bubble.   

Cheers to hoping our body’s immune systems don’t go ape shit and kill us, because I am not getting a seasonal or a Swine Flu Shot- EVER. Piss on that.

btw for whatever it’s worth- In a 2007 University of Florida study, people who took a 450-milligram green-tea supplement twice a day for 3 months had a third fewer days of cold symptoms. Try Immune Guard ($30 for 60 pills, www.immune-guard.us).   

Disclaimer-Swine Flu Conspiracy theories can sometimes be triggered by real world events.

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What’s another $2 Billion on top of the $1 Billion for the Clunker Car Program?  I’ll tell you, it’s $3 Billion in bureaucratic chicken shit, that’s what it is. 

“The House of Representatives approves $2 billion more for the popular but financially strapped “cash for clunkers” car purchase program, heeding calls from U.S. consumers who hope to keep taking advantage of the trade-in incentives.”

Called the Car Allowance Rebate System, or CARS, the program is designed to help the economy and the environment by spurring new car sales. Car owners can receive federal subsidies of up to $4,500 for trading in their old cars for new ones that achieve significantly higher gas mileage.  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said the new money for the program would come from funds approved earlier in the year as part of an economic stimulus bill. http://money.aol.com/article/house-oks-2b-for-cash-for-clunkers/597445

Heeding calls from consumers?  Wake the frig up. I bet half the cars in the heap of trade ins aren’t worth that in the first place.  The banks will finance folks for the full amount of the new car until payments can’t be made and people default on the loan or lease.   If I got a check for $4500 and couldn’t make my house payment or buy food, the car payment is last on my list.

Betcha they don’t even have to be an American Made.  Oh WTF?  The government ran out of money on a clunker program the first week and people believe it can run our health care system? 

Why not just give a few billion to ACORN so they can issue bad loans that will never get paid back again either.

I for one want to see exactly how many cars were sold last week, and under which brand- compared to the previous weeks sales.

Really, why not bail out the chicken farmer or the pork farmers with all this Swine and Avian Flu?  Oh, the privileges of socialism. 

To quote Mr. Traficant, Beam me Up! 

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Flu maps look so pretty with all the colors.  My favorite is The Global Disease Health Map http://healthmap.org/swineflu.  It tracks everything from the seasonal and H1N1 Swine Flu to Chicken Pox, with only 8 cases reported.  Too bad every dot is disease. Rhiza Labs offers a map here http://www.swineflumap.us/.  Another here  http://swineflumaps.com/ , Pediatrics offers this http://pediatrics.about.com/od/swineflu/l/bl_swine_flu_map.htm, The Wall Journal Tracking map is here http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-SWINEFLUMAP0904.html, The New York Times map is here, http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/04/27/us/20090427-flu-update-graphic.html cbcnews Canada offers http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/04/27/f-swine-flu-map.html

Whatever map you select, the numbers of H1N1 Swine Flu will vary by source; but Victoria, Australia  now has the highest recorded per capita rate of swine flu in the world and is being blamed for exporting the virus around Australia. It has the fourth highest number of infections worldwide after the US, Mexico and Canada, but the highest per capita load. http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25603115-2862,00.html?from=public_rss.  Sydney, Australia is reporting Patient One.  Six-year-old Nicholas Darcy is the recipient of the first Australian “community transmission” of swine flu – catching the disease from someone with no known links to a host country or source.  http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25548525-5001021,00.html?from=public_rss NO KNOWN LINKS is a pretty scary prospect. 

While virus knows no borders, the number of new cases appears to be tapering off and I wonder if it is just the calm before the storm.  Previous flu outbreaks like H3N2  Hong Kong Flu, and the 1918 Spanish Flu had a tapering off period that led to full pandemic status. “New viruses sometimes arise late in spring, morph during the summer, and come back in the fall in a more virulent, severe strain says http://hamptonroads.com/2009/06/each-new-outbreak-medical-sleuth-case .

Epidemiology began in 1854, when London physician John Snow suggested removing the handle from a water pump after noting victims of a cholera outbreak had used it. 

While sanitation and science is much improved to prevent H1N1 Swine Flu, are we still only 6 degrees from Kevin Bacon and the concept of the small world phenomenon? You’ve probably heard of the Six Degrees concept. Any one person (including  Kevin Bacon) is connected to any other person through six or fewer relationships, because it’s a small world.  A world so small that Swine Flu has reached nearly every Continent, save Greenland and Antarctica. A six year old provides proof he was not six degrees away from the flu.

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SixDegrees.org harnesses two important online trends: the exponential growth of social networks and the increasing interest in using the web for raising money for charity among family and friends. Through SixDegrees.org, people can upload their own photos and stories and fundraise for the charity of their choice with their own charity badges and AIM Pages.  http://www.sixdegrees.org/ Truly worthwhile.

The trend of previous illnesses asks if  the strain will mutate and change to become more virulent; is it becoming resistant to anti-virals like  Tamiflu? Who is getting sick and where? How old are the infected?  What is the the death rate and infection rate?  How do we begin to deal with a massive outbreak? 

No one is immune, even New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who traveled on Friday to Shanghai, China, on an economic development trip, was informed early Sunday that a passenger on the airplane in which he was traveling was confirmed to have signs and symptoms of an influenza-like illness, suspected to be of the H1N1 — or swine flu — subtype.  He is in precautionary quarantine. http://www.wdsu.com/news/19683611/detail.html

Trust for America’s Health, The Center for Biosecurity, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation teamed up publishing a review of  the initial response to the swine flu called Pandemic Flu: Lessons from The Frontlines http://healthyamericans.org/report/64/pandemic-flu-frontlines that outlines some basic procedural maneuvering.  It reviews 10 early lessons learned from the response to the H1N1 (swine) flu outbreak, 10 ongoing core vulnerabilities in U.S. pandemic flu preparedness, and case studies of challenges communities around the country faced when responding to the outbreak.

Experts predict a severe pandemic flu outbreak could result in up to 1.9 million deaths in the United States, approximately 9.9 million Americans needing to be hospitalized, and an economic recession with losses of over $680 billion to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product says TFAH- Trust for America’s Health http://healthyamericans.org/pandemic-flu/.   Recent economic challenges will be nothing compared to a full blown Pandemic.

State and Federal officials in the U.S. are proposing  S. 1143, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-1143 a Public Health Workforce Act to to establish various programs for the recruitment and retention of public health workers and to eliminate critical public health workforce shortages in Federal, State, local, and tribal public health agencies and health centers.  I imagine this bills primary goal is make sure America has the people and resources to vaccinate to people with mass inoculations but in pure socialistic tendency, the bill “…may give hiring priority to any individual who has qualified for and is willing to execute a contract to participate in the Program.”  The private sector gets overlooked, yet again. 

Obama begins his world tour to promote socialized government Healthcare with his Organizing For America group.  Obama recently asked Congress for another $2 billion in supplemental funds to fight the novel H1N1 influenza epidemic, on top of $2 billion requested a month ago, and also proposed to tap federal economic stimulus funds for up to another $3.1 billion for the same purpose according to CIDRAP –http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/jun0509funding.html 

Flu Wiki http://www.fluwikie.com/pmwiki.php?n=About.About shares flu knowledge support and extends information to advance both preparation for and the ability to cope with events as they unfold primarily without reliance on the government.

Sadly Alberta farmer Arnold Van Ginkel, whose swine farm was Ground Zero for the Influenza A (H1N1) in Canada voluntarily, culled all his 2,000 plus herd which was earlier quarantined by federal health authorities according to http://www.vitabeat.com/alberta-farmer-whose-swine-farm-started-influenza-a-h1n1-in-canada-culls-herd/v/10342/.  Again, so much for Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, this was just One.

Lastly, one bit of good news, a new H5N1 recombinant vaccine virus has been developed by the WHO Collaborating Centerhttp://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/17890/new-recombinant-h5n1-vaccine-virus-available.   Influenza sequences are available in GenBank as soon as they are processed at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomes/FLU/SwineFlu.html .  Now if they can only identify how this all got started in the first place. 

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Open wide, say ahhh and check out these posts on the A/H1N1 Swine Flu from Ahrcanum, where the conspiracy spreads as fast as the virus itself .  Our disclaimer-Swine Flu Conspiracy theory can sometimes be triggered by real world events.  https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/swine-flu-report/

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