Vaccines

Laurs

Dagobah Resident
FOTCM Member
Even though by the WHO's own admissions they have caused paralysis, pain, misery and sorrow for so many children in Africa by giving them the polio toxin vaccine, they won't stop as now the "scientists" at the Hell Gates foundation are working real hard to push more genetically engineered toxins in those poor arms.

... in Africa, where type 2 vaccine-derived outbreaks have been more frequent and much harder to stop than the models projected; they are now smoldering in seven countries. By using mOPV2, "We have now created more new emergences of the virus than we have stopped," Pallansch says.
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And as a result of the 2016 vaccine switch, an increasing number of children lack immunity to the type 2 virus, setting the stage for an explosive outbreak. That puts the program in a bind. "We have no choice but to keep using" the monovalent vaccine, Zaffran says. "It is all we've got. We have to live with the risk until we have a technical solution."
I keep being astounded by the sheer arrogance and 'rücksichtslosigkeit ' of these people who pretend to work towards a better world for humanity....
 

Ruth

The Living Force
ICAN - Informed Consent Action Network is looking to take legal action against the FDA and US HHS regarding the safety of the Hepatitis B vaccine given to infants on day one of life (and 1 month and 6 months of age). Presumably even if the infant is not at risk (from a Hep B infected mother). Their reasoning is for safety tests that only last a few days. It's good to see organizations such as these required to explain themselves.


ICAN, through its attorneys, has provided the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) numerous opportunities over the past three years to provide proof it licensed the vaccines for Hepatitis B based on clinical trials that reviewed safety for more than five days after injection.

All that HHS and FDA have provided in response are a litany of excuses -- not science. ICAN's attorneys have therefore filed a petition to revoke or suspend the license for these vaccines until a proper clinical trial is conducted.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) childhood vaccine schedule recommends universal vaccination of all infants with a Hepatitis B vaccine at birth, 1-month of age, and 6-months of age. There are only two Hepatitis B vaccines licensed for administration to newborns: Engerix-B and Recombivax HB.

In 2017, a supporter of ICAN told us that the clinical trials the FDA relied upon to license these vaccines only reviewed safety for a few days after injection. ICAN found this claim incredible. It assumed the claim was likely false.

It seemed improbable because Congress mandated that the FDA only license drugs that have been proven to be "safe and effective" in a clinical trial, and five days of post-injection safety data would be patently insufficient to demonstrate safety. This is why drugs, such as Enbrel, Lipitor, Belviq, and Botox, typically given to adults, had safety review periods of 6.6 years, 4.8 years, 2 years, and 51 weeks respectively, and each was tested against a placebo control group. The FDA even states that the clinical trial relied upon for licensure is typically "1 to 4 years" in duration.

If anything, the safety review period in a clinical trial for a vaccine given to babies and toddlers should be longer since autoimmune, neurological, and developmental disorders will often not be diagnosed until after babies are at least a few years old. Indeed, a 2019 review of 306 pediatric studies, authored by researchers at the FDA and Duke University, explained that, compared to licensing a drug for adults, "data on drug efficacy and safety in children may require an additional 6 years."

Putting this all together, it seemed like science fiction to claim the Hepatitis B vaccines were licensed by the FDA based on only a few days of post-injection safety data. That was, until ICAN reviewed the package inserts for Engerix-B and Recombivax HB issued by their manufacturers and approved by the FDA. To ICAN's amazement, the package inserts stated that safety in these clinical trials was only reviewed for a few days post-injection into babies.

Therefore, on October 12, 2017, ICAN sent a letter to HHS demanding that it "list and provide the safety data relied upon when recommending babies receive the Hepatitis B vaccine on the first day of life." On January 18, 2018, HHS (in a response reviewed and approved by the FDA) responded by letter in which it failed to provide any clinical trial supporting the safety of either Hepatitis B vaccine that reviewed safety for more than a week post-injection.

After careful review of every single study HHS cited, ICAN responded on December 31, 2018, in a letter which pummeled HHS for failing to provide a single clinical trial reviewing the safety of the Hepatitis B vaccines for more than a week post-injection to babies. ICAN even provided HHS and the FDA another opportunity to provide any such data, including sending a follow-up letter repeating this demand on March 12, 2020. HHS and FDA still have not provided any such data.

ICAN's legal team also formally submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the FDA demanding a copy of the clinical trials relied upon to license Recombivax HB and received a 1,264 page production of clinical trial reports for this vaccine which confirmed it only reviewed safety for a few days post-injection into babies. ICAN's legal team made a similar request to the FDA for Engerix-B, but this time only requested clinical trials that reviewed safety for more than a week post-injection. The FDA has refused to respond to this request and ICAN's legal team has filed a federal lawsuit against the FDA demanding it respond to this request – more on that lawsuit in a future legal update.

Given the foregoing, it has come time to take formal action. ICAN's legal team, therefore, on September 4, 2020, formally filed a petition to the FDA demanding that the licensure of the Hepatitis B vaccines be revoked or suspended until their safety, as required by law, is determined in a properly designed clinical trial of sufficient duration.

Please submit a comment to the FDA today in support of the petition!

There may be some uncertainty as to what is required under federal law to determine that a product is "safe" prior to licensure, but what is clear is that five days cannot possibly be sufficient to meet that requirement. Hence, if the FDA refuses to grant or timely respond to ICAN's petition, we intend to sue the FDA in federal court to demand that the license for these vaccines be revoked or suspended until a proper clinical trial is conducted.​


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Brewer

Jedi Master
Several months ago it was flu shot time down under. I refused, they didn't like that but the rest of my platoon readily took the shot. About half got sick because 'their immune systems are functioning properly' :grad:

However, one got quite ill, at 21 he was in his prime, athletic and healthy. Several hours after the shot he was running a temp of 39.4C but he recovered soon enough. It was his first ever flu shot.

A few weeks later he got sick again, this time he didn't possess full control over his body, he was hospitalized, recovered then relapsed a few weeks after that.

A saw him a few days ago, he looked well enough but he says that he now has Osteonecrosis, a disease normally reserved for alcoholics or deep sea divers, he's neither. He says they don't know what caused it and added that his white blood cell count is chronically low.

I googled osteonecrosis and flu vaccines and there appears to be a connection.

Looks like he could have a lifetime of pain and disability ahead, poor bastard, just 9 months ago we were shoulder to shoulder, smashing the fires surrounding our town. I'm pissed off.

Any suggestions on repairing the damage would be appreciated. Thanks
 

Meg

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Physicians for Informed Consent sent a letter to the University of California's Board of Regents opposing the flu vaccine mandate. It's refreshing to see doctor's take a stand about vaccines.

Physicians for Informed Consent Letter Opposing UC Regents’ Flu Vaccine Mandate
September 22, 2020

Michael V. Drake, M.D.
President, University of California Board of Regents, president@ucop.edu
Cc: Vice President for Human Resources, Executive Vice President for UC Health, University of California Regents Office, regentsoffice@ucop.edu
Anne Shaw, Secretary and Chief of Staff to the Regents, anne.shaw@ucop.edu

RE: University of California Executive Order July 31, 2020 (flu vaccine mandate)

Dear Professor Drake,

On behalf of hundreds of physician and scientist members of Physicians for Informed Consent, I am writing out of our concern that the bodily integrity of UC students, faculty, and staff is being potentially sacrificed by the recent UC Regents’ flu vaccine mandate,1 with no robust scientific justification. The data currently available shows the following:

1. People who receive the flu vaccine are 65% more likely to contract non-flu viruses and bacteria than people who do not receive the flu vaccine.

Patients have reported becoming ill following flu vaccination. To address the concern among patients that the flu vaccine causes illness (i.e., acute respiratory illness), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a three-year study, published in Vaccine in 2017, to analyze the risk of illness during a time period after flu vaccination compared to the risk of illness in unvaccinated individuals during the same time period.2 The study found there is a 65% increased risk of suffering from a non-flu acute respiratory illness within 14 days of receiving the flu vaccine. The authors state, “Patients’ experiences of illness after vaccination may be validated by these results.”

This is important because although flu vaccines typically target at most four strains of flu virus,3 over 200 different viruses cause illnesses that produce the same symptoms—fever, headache, aches, pains, cough, and runny nose—as influenza,4 and more than 85% of acute respiratory illnesses do not involve the flu.

2. There is evidence that the flu vaccine doesn’t reduce demand on hospitals.

The studies referenced in the UC Regents’ flu vaccine mandate suggest positive effects of the flu vaccine on the incidence of illness caused by flu viruses; however, that benefit may be outweighed by the negative effects of the flu vaccine on the incidence of non-flu respiratory illness. A 2018 Cochrane review of 52 clinical trials assessing the effectiveness of influenza vaccines did not find a significant difference in hospitalizations between vaccinated and unvaccinated adults. Instead, the reviewers found “low-certainty evidence that hospitalization rates and time off work may be comparable between vaccinated and unvaccinated adults.”6
Furthermore, a Mayo Clinic study published in 2012 found “a threefold increased risk of hospitalization in subjects who did get the TIV [trivalent inactivated influenza] vaccine.”7

3. There is no evidence that the flu vaccine prevents the spread of influenza viruses.

Households are thought to play a major role in community spread of influenza, and there has been a long history of analyzing family households to study the incidence and transmission of respiratory illnesses of all severities. As such, the CDC funded a study of 1,441 participants, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, in 328 households. The study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, evaluated the flu vaccine’s ability to prevent community-acquired influenza (household index cases) and influenza acquired in people with confirmed household exposure to the flu (secondary cases). Transmission risks were determined and characterized. In conclusion, the authors state: “There was no evidence that vaccination prevented household transmission once influenza was introduced.”8,9

Furthermore, a systematic review of 50 influenza vaccine studies conducted for the Cochrane Library states: “Influenza vaccines have a modest effect in reducing influenza symptoms and working days lost. There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission.”5

4. The flu vaccine has not reduced pneumonia and influenza mortality.

The National Vaccine Program Office, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), funded a study to examine flu mortality over the period of 33 years (1968–2001). The study found that there has been no decrease in flu mortality since the widespread use of the influenza vaccine. The authors state: “We could not correlate increasing vaccination coverage after 1980 with declining mortality rates in any age group… [W]e conclude that observational studies substantially overestimate vaccination benefit.”10

5. The flu vaccine fails to prevent the flu about 65% of the time.

The CDC conducts studies to assess the effects of flu vaccination each flu season to help determine if flu vaccines are working as intended.11,12 As the flu viruses that are circulating are constantly changing (primarily due to antigenic drift mutations),13 flu vaccines are reformulated regularly based on a “best guess” of which viruses might circulate during the coming flu season.14 The CDC states: “CDC monitors vaccine effectiveness annually through the Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness (VE) Network, a collaboration with participating institutions in five geographic locations… [A]nnual estimates of vaccine effectiveness give a real-world look at how well the vaccine protects against influenza caused by circulating viruses each season.”12

Data from the CDC’s Influenza VE Network indicate a 65% vaccine failure rate between 2014 and 2018 (Fig. 1).11
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6. Repeat flu vaccination has been shown to increase the likelihood of flu vaccine failure.

Studies have observed that influenza vaccines have a high failure rate in individuals who are vaccinated in two consecutive years.8 A review of 17 influenza vaccine studies published in Expert Review of Vaccines states, “The effects of repeated annual vaccination on individual long-term protection, population immunity, and virus evolution remain largely unknown.”15

7. The overall benefits of flu vaccination and flu vaccine policies are not clear.

A Cochrane Vaccines Field analysis evaluated studies measuring the benefits of flu vaccination. The analysis, published in the BMJ, concludes: “The large gap between policy and what the data tell us (when rigorously assembled and evaluated) is surprising… Evidence from systematic reviews shows that inactivated vaccines have little or no effect on the effects measured… Reasons for the current gap between policy and evidence are unclear, but given the huge resources involved, a re-evaluation should be urgently undertaken.”

Finally, it’s important to remember that since the enactment of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986,17 which has shielded both vaccine manufacturers and physicians from vaccine injury lawsuits, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has awarded over $4 billion to people who incurred vaccine injuries and deaths.18 These individuals and their families have a heightened awareness of their risk of vaccine injury, whether or not their injuries fall under the CDC list of contraindications or precautions; and flu vaccine injury claims are the most common.

We urge you to rescind the UC Regents’ flu vaccine mandate as it thwarts the ability of your students, faculty, and staff to exercise their ability to refuse a medical procedure. There is no medical justification for requiring people to potentially sacrifice their bodily integrity and health in order to work or obtain an education.

Respectfully,

Shira Miller, M.D.
Founder and President
Physicians for Informed Consent

Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization that delivers data on infectious diseases and vaccines, and unites doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and families who support voluntary vaccination. Its Coalition for Informed Consent (CIC) includes over 200 member organizations.

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References
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  7. Joshi AY, Iyer VN, Hartz MF, Patel AM, Li JT. Effectiveness of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in influenza-related hospitalization in children: a case-control study. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2012 Mar-Apr;33(2):e23-7.
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  9. Physicians for Informed Consent. Newport Beach (CA): Physicians for Informed Consent. Vaccines: what about immunocompromised schoolchildren? Dec 2019. Immunocompromised Schoolchildren - Risk Group Information Statement (RGIS) — Physicians for Informed Consent.
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  15. Belongia EA, Skowronski DM, McLean HQ, Chambers C, Sundaram ME, De Serres G. Repeated annual influenza vaccination and vaccine effectiveness: review of evidence. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2017 Jul;16(7):723,733.
  16. Jefferson T. Influenza vaccination: policy versus evidence. BMJ. 2006 Oct 28;333(7574):912-5.
  17. Congress.gov. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress (LOC). H.R.5546 – National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986; [cited 2020 Aug 17]. H.R.5546 - 99th Congress (1985-1986): National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.
  18. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Rockville (MD): Health Resources and Services Administration. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: monthly statistics report; [updated 2019 Jun 1; cited 2020 Aug 17]. https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hrsa/vaccine-compensation/data/monthly-stats-june-2019.pdf.
*Estimates presented to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on June 27, 2019
 

Laurs

Dagobah Resident
FOTCM Member
He says they don't know what caused it and added that his white blood cell count is chronically low.

I googled osteonecrosis and flu vaccines and there appears to be a connection.

Looks like he could have a lifetime of pain and disability ahead, poor bastard, just 9 months ago we were shoulder to shoulder, smashing the fires surrounding our town. I'm pissed off.

How absolutely terrible what happened to your friend Brewer, i hope they will get to the bottom of it and that his health will be fully restored before too long. Good thing you refused the flu shot!
And imo it is also good that Astra Zeneca had to pause their trials twice because of transverse myelitis manifesting in two trial participants because this public scrutiny leads many more people to find out a few things about how this vaccine business operates and how treacherous and insane it all just is. Of course, i am not a doctor and i do not know if osteonecrosis is or can be part of or a symptom of a wider diagnosed illness like Guillain-Barre syndrome for example (a quick search led me to these two sites Search Results from the VAERS Database, and Guillain-Barré syndrome – CheckOrphan), but i saw this interesting article by RFK Jr and thought it might be useful information anyway. A snip:

Based on analysis of information posted at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims website, conditions involving demyelination and paralysis—TM, ADEM, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)—are among the top vaccine injuries for which Americans (primarily adults) have filed claims with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). GBS is currently the NVICP’s second most compensated vaccine injury. Of the 330 TM-related petitions adjudicated to date, the program has awarded approximately $150 million in damages to 266 claimants (including estimated annuities), while dismissing 55 claims and leaving 9 still pending.
In prior years, most NVICP claimants linked their TM to hepatitis B vaccines, but in more recent years, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccines have become the principal suspects.

It's just unbelievable how these companies get away with wrecking so many people's lives with these toxxines. In that respect the book 'Dissolving Illusions' by Dr Suzanne Humphries, (Amazon.com: Dissolving Illusions eBook: Humphries, Suzanne, Bystrianyk, Roman: Kindle Store), earlier recommended by aragorn, is a real and true eye-opener.
 

Ruth

The Living Force
Looks like he could have a lifetime of pain and disability ahead, poor bastard, just 9 months ago we were shoulder to shoulder, smashing the fires surrounding our town. I'm pissed off.

Any suggestions on repairing the damage would be appreciated. Thanks
If I were your colleague, I would try to get in touch with people who can expose these issues to the public as much as possible, as well as point them in the right direction to get some sort of legal recompense.

Maybe you could try these people:

I'm not sure how to repair the damage cause by injecting something like that. But I know it's not a fair, or just, that somebody has to suffer a lifetime of pain and disability just because they believed the same lie that everybody else believed in.
 
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan put out a press release of an image of him getting the flu vaccine. He was encouraging others to get the shot.

Closer inspection reveals the syringe didn't have the needle i.e. this is just a PR stunt.


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I believe the Flu vaccine is one that can be delivered without needles. A high-pressure jet of vaccine is squirted directly through the skin - like in the old Star Trek episodes.

The same technology is now publicly available for women who want to inject hyaluronic acid into their faces...

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Sol Logos

Dagobah Resident
Putting this in more relevant thread. Wanted to know what people would be doing if they prefer not to take a COVID19 vaccine and that might affect their work.

Wondering what people's thoughts are about dealing with the vaccines we're hearing will be available soon?

There's the "health pass" app in Ireland and I know people working on a similar project in Australia - due in March 2021. I'm led to believe the plan is the vaccine won't be mandatory, but to act in commerce, work, travel, socialise - we may need to show proof (i.e on an app) we are vaccinated, otherwise participation is to be limited.

My wife is going to study post graduate nursing next year. Generally there's a cocktail of immunizations required to work in hospitals to take each year, or so I'm told. She is less concerned about the standard shots medical staff get. She is worried about the ones being developed for COVID-19. She looked into it and says doctors and nurses (and nursing students) will be some of the earliest to have to take this.

Considering what the C's cover about the ulterior purpose with such vaccines, what plans do you have when these vaccines are available? If you work in healthcare for example and may need to take a COVID19 shot to keep.working - I'm curious what you foresee you would do then?

Thank you
 

Yupo

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
I have given this some thought. I work in healthcare right now. My understanding is that health workers might be among the first required to get immunized this way. I'm going to be 62 pretty soon, so there is the possibility of taking early retirement on reduced Social Security benefits at that time. The timing of this matches up with my youngest child finishing college. I'm already pretty frugal. It won't be easy, but I think I could do it with careful planning and strategic teamwork. It might mean staying put, as the place I'd like to move to is rather out of budget in current circumstances. I am talking to a couple of like-minded, trusted friends of about my age in the same situation about teaming up on a property in a better area.
 

liam1310

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Putting this in more relevant thread. Wanted to know what people would be doing if they prefer not to take a COVID19 vaccine and that might affect their work.

Hi alkhemist,

I answered this in the corona thread, will put my response here.

Yeah this has been on my mind, working as a carer myself. If I can't manoeuvre around getting the shot. I will leave work, simple as that and use my savings. This will be the last resort, I'd rather not leave but I'm not taking the shot that's for sure. It's one of those wait and see how things play out.
 

Laurs

Dagobah Resident
FOTCM Member
For those interested, today starts a 10 episode docu series The Truth About Vaccines 2020 with Ty and Charlene Bollinger.
Topics:

* History of vaccines; role of smallpox and polio vaccines;
* Current CDC schedule and the role of CDC in vaccine matters;
* What is actually in a vaccine?;
* In depth analysis of MMR, DTaP, HPV, HepB, HIB vaccines;
* Flu and coronavirus vaccines;
* Concept of herd immunity;
* Facts and science about sudden infant death syndrome and shaken baby syndrome;
* Natural immunization, homeoprophylaxis and freedom of choice;
* Bonus episodes dealing with censorship of anyone questioning vaccine safety and suppression of information;
* Episode 10 dedicated to Coronavirus vaccine. (Dont't know if they could include the paused vaccine trial of Johnson&Johnson Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine study, citing ‘unexplained illness’ in volunteer)

You can register via the link on Children's Health Defense website here Documentary Series Explores Facts and Challenges of the Vaccine Debate • Children's Health Defense
 

hlat

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
I wish the US would block 2 million flu vaccines from reaching the US.
Delivery Of 2 Million Flu Vaccines To Iran Blocked By US Sanctions On Banks
by Tyler Durden
Wed, 10/14/2020 - 18:25

Last Thursday the US Treasury announced fresh sanctions on 18 Iranian banks in order to “stop illicit access to U.S. dollars” — a move widely seen as the most aggressive and devastating measure against Iran's financial sector to date.

Given it effectively blacklists the entire Iranian financial system, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to proactively address European allies and international critics' concerns that this would only massively increase the suffering of the common Iranian people amid a raging pandemic. His statement last week vowed that certain exemptions will "continue to allow for humanitarian transactions to support the Iranian people."

But now Iranian health officials say they've been prevented by US sanctions from importing 2 million influenza vaccines, amid a desperate and deteriorating health crisis inside the country.

Iran’s Red Crescent Society announced on Twitter that new US sanctions on Shahr Bank are to blame.

The bank is reportedly largely responsible for foreign-currency purchases of drugs, but has now “been sanctioned by the U.S. government and the vaccines haven’t reached the Red Crescent.”

According to Bloomberg, this has left the health organization scrambling:

The Red Crescent said it was attempting to source replacement vaccines through neighboring countries. Some 200,000 flu doses had been delivered to the ministries of health and education, the organization said in a subsequent tweet, without giving more details.

Iran's leaders have been outraged, also alleging over the past days the United States has intentionally severely exacerbated the impact of the coronavirus pandemic inside the Islamic Republic, essentially kicking the country while it's already down, choking off even humanitarian and medical supplies via sanctions and threats against those willing to trade with Iran.

“Amid Covid19 pandemic, U.S. regime wants to blow up our remaining channels to pay for food & medicine,” Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted last week. “Iranians WILL survive this latest of cruelties.”

It remains unclear just how the US is 'ensuring' humanitarian aid is not touched, also given there have been growing complaints that Western companies which are already skittish about doing any level of humanitarian goods transactions in Iran are over-complying for fear of US repercussions.

European allies have been warning the US-led actions are taking Iran to the brink of total economic collapse, which will be felt most by the common populace, while failing to dislodge the regime.
 
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