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After 30 years of research, HIV-1 has no vaccine.  Barely 4 months into the A/H1N1 pandemic we are about to have a vaccine available.

A nine-year study of chimps in their natural habitat found that the monkey version of HIV; the simian immunodeficiency virus or SIV- was thought to not sicken and kill chimps in the wild, but new research published in this week’s Nature shows otherwise.

Chimps and humans probably caught these viruses in the same way — by eating infected monkeys, says another study author, Beatrice Hahn of the University of Alabama. And they probably spread the virus the same way, too — through sexual activity, she says. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106904155

Nine years is a long time to study these chimps to discover that, “”The last thing these chimps need is another source of mortality.”

AIDS like Swine Flu is a pandemic.   In 2007, it was estimated that 33.2 million people lived with the disease worldwide, and that AIDS had killed an estimated 2.1 million people, including 330,000 children. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDS  By comparison, the CDC reported as of  Friday that there have been 43,771 confirmed cases of H1N1 infection and 302 deaths in the United States alone.

AIDS can not be spread by casual contact like the Swine Flu.  The pork industry continues to assure us eating pork is fine although numerous countries have culled pigs.  Eating monkeys is bad for chimps and humans. 

For years researchers have sought a vaccine to prevent everything from AIDS to the common cold, all to no avail.  Yet we are expected to believe than in barely 6 months time, scientists are working around the clock for the right mixture of viruses to begin mass inoculations to prevent Swine Flu? 


The “U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a another diagnostic test for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.”

The EUA for the Focus Diagnostics Influenza H1N1 (2009) Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) diagnostic test is the third diagnostic test authorized under an EUA by the FDA since the public health emergency involving the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus was declared on April 26, 2009. http://7thspace.com/headlines/315407/us_food_and_drug_administration_announced_it_has_issued_an_emergency_use_authorization_eua_for_a_another_diagnostic_test_for_the_2009_h1n1_influenza_virus.html

The Focus Diagnostics test is an unapproved device whose use is authorized by the EUA.   Swine Flu Vaccines for all intents and purpose will fall into the same category of emergency use with no liability issues to the manufacturer of the vaccine or the governments that might order a mass vaccination campaign.  

An analysis by NPR’s Dollar Politics team finds that America’s biggest drug makers spent $40 million lobbying Congress over the last three months.http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2009/07/what_do_big_pharmas_deep_pocke.html?ft=1&f=103537970

One of the most powerful players in health care is a group called the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA. It represents just 32 brand-name drug companies, but it has so much influence that when Congress passes a bill, PhRMA almost always gets its way. One big reason why: PhRMA and its members have spent millions of dollars lobbying Congress as lawmakers work to overhaul health care.http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106899074

The world is accelerating support for mass inoculations with various pharmaceutical companies manufacturing and testing a vaccine already in human trials.  The impact for viral shedding is unknown and even the WHO heads are warning of the of danger. Thousands of Americans are currently being recruited for swine flu vaccine testing at several research centers across the country. 

“Many European governments say that they will fast-track the testing of a new swine flu vaccine in an attempt to vaccinate people before winter, although some experts say they are concerned about risking safety and giving proper vaccine doses. The European Medicines Agency is accelerating the approval process for the swine flu vaccine. Countries like Britain, Greece, France and Sweden all say that they will start using the vaccine once it is given approval, which could happen within weeks. http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1726759/swine_flu_vaccinations_to_be_expedited_in_europe/ 

Kind of like being a human guinea pig- the article says, “Although it is unlikely that the vaccine will endanger anyone, experts say that cannot be determined until it is used in large numbers of people….The WHO said that the swine flu viruses are not producing enough key vaccine ingredients, which might limit how much vaccine is available. 

Its laboratory network is now working to produce a new set of viruses that it hopes will work better.”

Just what the world needs, a new set of viruses.  Conspiracy theorists would argue the OPV AIDS connection that AIDS was accidentally or intentionally started in the 1950’s in the Congo by Hilary Koprowski researching the polio vaccine.  Conspiracy theorists also argue that Baxter Pharmaceutical may have unleashed the Swine Flu virus. https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/baxter-pharmaceutical-plant-in-mexico-ground-zero-for-flu-outbreak/

Smallpox. What’s important to notice is that smallpox vaccination in the U.S. persisted another 30 years after the disease was at an incidence of practically zero. Again, the only source of death from smallpox in the U.S. for 30 years was from the vaccine itself. (Mendelsohn, p 232, World Book, 1994) [24, 25]  http://www.cyberclass.net/smallpoxvaccine.htm

Just a lot of monkey business. 

 pix props to http://www.laughparty.com/funnypicture/Monkey-Business/305/

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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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