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    Side Effects and Sound Science: Does the Vaccine Matter?

    October 14, 2009 •  no comments.

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    An eye opening article, Does the Vaccine Matter?, written by Shannon Brownlee, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of Overtreated (2007) & Jeanne Lenzer, an investigative journalist and a frequent contributor to the British medical journal BMJ, provides stunning insight into the history of the flu virus and the pharmaceutical corporations profitting from the sale of vaccines.

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    In summary,

    • Vaccination is the core strategy of the U.S. government’s plan to combat the swine flu and will boost GDP through associated pharmaceutical revenue.

    • The U.S. government has spent roughly $3 billion stockpiling vaccines and anti-viral drugs on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry.

    • The CDC is recommending that 159 million Americans receive a swine flu vaccine injection.

    • Viruses mutate with amazing speed, including genetically mutated viruses contained in vaccines.

    • Of those who have died from the Swine Flu in the U.S., roughly 70 percent were already diseased with some serious underlying condition such as asthma or AIDS.

    • Each year, 100 million Americans get vaccinated, approximately 1/3 of the population.

    • Vulnerability of those with compromised immune systems, autoimmune disorders, allergies and asthma present risks.

    As a benchmark, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year an estimated 87 million Americans are sickened by contaminated food, 371,000 are hospitalized with food-borne illnesses.

    While the article is lengthy, it provides insight into the decision making process at both the government and corporate levels that have enabled the introduction of these vaccines.

    You can learn more from Ms. Brownlees’ article, Do Vaccines Matter? at The Atlantic.

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