- At least three US federal laws should concern all Americans
and suggest what may be coming - mandatory vaccinations for hyped, non-existant
threats, like H1N1 (Swine Flu). Vaccines and drugs like Tamiflu endanger
human health but are hugely profitable to drug company manufacturers.
- The Project BioShield Act of 2004 (S. 15) became law
on July 21, 2004 "to provide protections and countermeasures against
chemical, radiological, or nuclear agents that may be used in a terrorist
attack against the United States by giving the National Institutes of Health
contracting flexibility, infrastructure improvements, and expediting the
scientific peer review process, and streamlining the Food and Drug Administration
approval process of countermeasures."
- In other words, the FDA may now recklessly approve inadequately
tested, potentially dangerous vaccines and other drugs if ever the Secretaries
of Health and Human Services (HHS) or Defense (DOD) declare a national
emergency, whether or not one exists and regardless of whether treatments
available are safe and effective. Around $6 billion or more will be spent
to develop, produce, and stockpile vaccines and other drugs to counteract
claimed bioterror agents.
- The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP)
Act slipped under the radar when George Bush signed it into law as part
of the 2006 Defense Appropriations Act (HR 2863). It lets the HHS Secretary
declare any disease an epidemic or national emergency requiring mandatory
vaccinations. Nothing in the Act lists criteria that warrant a threat.
Also potential penalties aren't specified for those who balk, but very
likely they'd include quarantine and possible fines.
- The HHS web site also says the Secretary may "issue
a declaration....that provides immunity from tort liability (except for
willful misconduct) for claims of loss caused, arising out of, relating
to, or resulting from administration or use of (vaccine or other pharmaceutical)
countermeasures to diseases, threats and conditions determined by the Secretary
to constitute a present, or credible risk of a future public health emergency...."
- The industry-run US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
notoriously rushes inadequately tested drugs to market, putting their efficacy
and safety into question, and turning those who use them into lab rats.
It includes everyone if a mass vaccination is ordered on the mere claim
of a public emergency - no proof required.
- The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (S. 3678)
is the other worrisome law, effective December 19, 2006. It amended "the
Public Health Service Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards
preparedness and response, and for other purposes." Even its supporters
worry about issues of privacy, liability, and putting profits over public
health. Critics express greater concerns about dangerous remedies for exaggerated
or non-existant threats as well as mass hysteria created for political
- At least one other measure is also worrisome - The Model
State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA). So far it's just a proposal
by the Center for Law and the Public's Health - "A Collaborative at
Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities (as) a primary, international,
national, state, and local resource on public health law (and) policy for
public health practitioners, judges, academics, policymakers, and others."
- MSEHPA is now "track(ing) legal responses to the
emerging international response to the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak,
including declarations of public health emergency at the international,
national, state, and local levels...." even though forensic evidence
can't confirm any H1N1 deaths. No emergency exists anywhere, and reporting
one is all hype to sell dangerous drugs to unsuspecting people globally.
- On its web site, the ACLU says this about MSEHPA:
- It's "written in a way that doesn't adequately protect
citizens against the misuse of the tremendous powers that it would grant
in an emergency. (It's) replete with civil liberties problems. Its three
top flaws are that:
- (1) It fails to include basic checks and balances (by)
grant(ing) extraordinary emergency powers (that) should never go unchecked.
(It) could have serious consequences for individuals' freedom, privacy,
- (2) "It goes well beyond bioterrorism (with) an
overbroad definition of 'public health emergency" that may be anything
a local or national authority declares for any reason with no conclusive
evidence for proof.
- (3) "It lacks privacy protections (and) undercut(s)
existing protections for sensitive medical information."
- MSEHPA worries other organizations besides the ACLU,
both conservative and progressive - including the Free Congress Foundation,
American Legislative Exchange Council, conservative association of state
legislators, Human Rights Campaign, and Health Privacy Project.
- The Real Threat of Dangerous, Mandatory Vaccinations
- In the wake of the hyped Swine Flu scare, media reports
suggest mass vaccinations are coming. The May 6 Kimberly Kindy - Ceci
Connolly Washington Post one, for example, headlined "US May Add Shots
for Swine Flu to Fall Regimen" without saying they'll be mandatory
but reading between the lines suggests the possibility this year or later.
- The writers report that "The Obama administration
is considering an unprecedented fall vaccination campaign" to include
regular and Swine Flu shots, the latter because it's "spreading across
- HHS' Dr. Robin Robinson said "We are moving forward
with making a vaccine," and if the government proceeds with a national
program, enough supply will be produced to provide two doses for all Americans
with spokespersons like National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
Anthony Fauci, claiming adverse reactions aren't to be expected and adding
another shot for Swine Flu "should not present a problem."
- The New York Times also hypes the scare with reports
of city schools closed after unconfirmed Swine Flu cases, a few adult deaths
blamed on H1N1 bringing the claimed total in the city to seven, and the
World Health Organization (WHO) saying on June 3 that it's moving closer
to declaring a worldwide (Level 6) Swine Flu pandemic - even though none
- With all the hype, misinformation, and willful lies WHO's
Dr. Keiji Fukuda, in charge of flu, said only 117 deaths globally have
been "blamed" on Swine Flu and any warning may include the caveat
that the virus isn't very lethal. A more accurate statement would explain
that no forensic evidence links any deaths to H1N1, and influenza annually
kills about 30,000 people in America alone - something the major media
never report or that scattered accounts of any type flu deaths worldwide
are no cause for alarm or reason for scary headlines.
- It's also unconscionable for the WHO, US and other nations'
officials to spread lies, deception, and hysteria so major pharmaceutical
companies can foist dangerous vaccines and other drugs on unsuspecting
people, harming their health and making them vulnerable to later diseases
and possible early deaths.
- Massachusetts May Be A Forerunner of What's to Come
- On April 28, the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed
a pandemic flu preparation bill that rises to the level of martial law.
If approved by the House and signed into law, it will mandate among other
- -- "vaccination, treatment, examination, or testing
of" all individuals involved in providing health care - as perhaps
step one before ordering the same process for all state residents;
- -- owners or occupiers of all premises "to permit
entry into and investigation of the premises;"
- -- closure, evacuation, and decontamination of all suspected
- -- restricting or prohibiting "assemblages of persons."
- Other states may be planning similar measures as precursors
to mandatory nationwide vaccinations and overall suspension of civil liberty
- Adverse Vaccination Effects on Gulf War Troops
- Before deploying to the Persian Gulf in 1990 - 91 (and
thereafter to the present), all US troops got a standard series of inoculations
against infectious diseases - the same ones given to all US citizens traveling
to the region. After arriving, 150,000 also got anthrax vaccinations and
8000 botulinum toxoid ones even though concerns were raised about adverse
long-term health consequences.
- A National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine
(IOM) study was conducted to assess them with results released in September
2000. In December 1997, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced that
all US military forces would receive anthrax vaccinations. The Anthrax
Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP) began in March 1998 even though IOM
found little published peer-reviewed scientific information on its safety.
- In its study, IOM reported evidence of an association
between vaccinations studied and transient acute common health effects,
including redness, swelling, and fever commonly associated with other vaccinations.
However, conclusive proof of long-term problems wasn't determined - likely
because study findings were skewed not to find them. More on that below.
- IOM also studied botulinum toxoid vaccines and found
evidence of an association between the vaccine and transient acute local
and systemic effects similar to anthrax vaccinations. Again, conclusive
proof of long-term adverse health effects wasn't found - another very dubious
conclusion as evidence below explains.
- Military personnel usually get multiple vaccinations.
IOM studied their effects but didn't prove or disprove any long-term adverse
effects. However several independent studies of British Gulf War veterans
found some link between multiple vaccinations and later health problems.
- Gary Matsumoto is a New York-based award-winning investigative
journalist. His 2004 book, "Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment
That's Killing Our Soldiers and Why GIs are Only the First Victims"
took sharp issue with IOM results and the Pentagon's denial of Gulf War
- Investigating the shadowy vaccination development world,
he discovered US military-employed doctors and scientists conducted secret
medical experiments on US citizens in violation of the Nuremberg Code and
fundamental medical ethics.
- For its part, Nuremberg established legal medical experimental
standards now incorporated into ethical medical codes, including:
- -- requiring voluntary consent of human subjects without
coercion, fraud, deceit, and with full disclosure of known risks;
- -- experiments should avoid "all unnecessary physical
and mental suffering and injury;"
- -- experiments should never be conducted if there's "an
a priori reason to believe death or disabling injury will occur;"
- -- risk "should never exceed that determined by
the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved..;" and
- -- experiments should be terminated if there's reason
to believe they'll cause "injury, disability, or death to the experimental
- According to Matsumoto, the Pentagon violated these and
other standards, betrayed the troops, and the fundamental duty of military
and civilian leaders to protect them. Since at least 1987, biowarfare development
trumped the welfare of tens of thousands of GIs used as human guinea pigs
for inoculation with experimental unlicensed anthrax vaccines containing
squalene - an oil-based adjuvant (to enhance immunity) known for decades
to cause severe autoimmune diseases in lab animals, yet administered involuntarily
without disclosure of its harmful effects to human health. Matsumoto wrote:
- "The unethical experiments detailed in this book
are ongoing, with little prospect of being self-limiting because they have
been shielded from scrutiny and public accountability by national security
concerns." He suggested the "writing (was) on the wall"
of what's to come with prospects now it may be soon.
- "When UCLA Medical School's Michael Whitehouse and
Frances Beck injected squalene combined with other materials into rats
and guinea pigs back in the 1970s, few oils were more effective at causing
the animal versions of arthritis and multiple sclerosis." In 1999,
immunologist Dr. Johnny Lorentzen at Sweden's Karolinska Institute found
that on injection, an "otherwise benign molecule like squalene can
stimulate a self-destructive immune response," even though it occurs
naturally in the body.
- Other research shows that squalene is the experimental
anthrax vaccine ingredient that caused devastating autoimmune diseases
and deaths for many Gulf War veterans from the US, UK, and Australia, yet
it continues in use today and for new vaccines development in labs. There's
a "close match between the squalene-induced diseases in animals and
those observed in humans injected with this oil: rheumatoid arthritis,
multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus."
- Other autoimmune diseases are also linked to humans injected
with squalene. "There are now data in more than two dozen peer-reviewed
scientific papers, from ten different laboratories in the US, Europe, Asia
and Australia, documenting that squalene-based adjuvants can induce autoimmune
diseases in animals...observed in mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits.
Sweden's Karolinska Institute has demonstrated that squalene alone can
induce the animal version of rheumatoid arthritis. The Polish Academy of
Sciences has shown that in animals, squalene alone can produce catastrophic
injury to the nervous system and the brain. The University of Florida Medical
School has shown that in animals, squalene alone can induce production
of antibodies specifically associated with systemic lupus erythematosus."
- Micropaleontologist Dr. Viera Scheibner conducted research
into the adverse effects of adjuvants in vaccines and wrote:
- Squalene "contributed to the cascade of reactions
called "Gulf War syndrome. (GIs developed) arthritis, fibromyalgia,
lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue,
chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous
ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric
problems, anti-thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation
rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Raynaud's
phenomenon, Sjorgren's syndrome, chronic diarrhea, night sweats and low-grade
- Matsumoto's book includes numerous case studies of GIs
afflicted with one or more of the above syndromes, their devastating effects,
and the outlandish US government reaction - failing to acknowledge their
existence or a connection between them and administered vaccines. Also
denying the effects of other toxic Gulf theater exposures (like depleted
uranium) as well as withholding meaningful treatments or protocols.
- US Army Captain George L. Skypeck spoke eloquently for
many when he said:
- "Was the character of my valor less intense than
those at Lexington? Was the pain of my wounds any less severe than those
at Normandy? And was my loneliness any less sorrowful than those at Inchon?
Then why am I forgotten amonst those remembered as 'heros?' "
- If mass vaccinations are ordered, millions of Americans
may ask: Why do you keep using unsafe vaccines and other drugs when clear
evidence shows their dangers? Why do you jeopardize all Americans by unleashing
a future plague of serious illnesses, diseases, and disabilities? Why have
you willfully and maliciously ruined my health?
- Immunologist Dr. Pamela Asa first recognized autoimmune
diseases showing up in GIs that mirrored those in lab animals injected
with oil formulated squalene adjuvants. By 1997, hundreds of millions of
dollars had been spent testing vaccines containing them, in animal studies
since 1988 and human clinical trials since 1991 - by leading research institutes
like NIH, the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institutes of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
- According to Matsumoto, today, "Squalene adjuvants
are a key ingredient in a whole new generation of vaccines intended for
mass immunization around the globe" even though researchers at Tulane
Medical School and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research proved "that
the immune system responds specifically to the squalene molecule."
- The immune system "see(s) and recognizes it as an
oil molecule native to the body. Squalene is not just a molecule found
in a knee or elbow - it is found throughout the nervous system and the
brain." When injected in the body, the immune system attacks it as
an enemy to be eliminated. Eating and digesting squalene isn't a problem.
But injecting it "galvanize(s) the immune system into attacking it,
which can produce self-destructive cross reactions against the same molecule
in the places where it occurs naturally in the body - and where it is critical
to the health of the nervous system."
- Once self-destruction begins, it doesn't stop as the
body keeps making the molecule that the immune system is trained to attack
- Immunologist Dr. Bonnie Dunbar also did extensive research
on hepatitis B-inflicted illnesses and found similar autoimmune processes
involved in molecular mimicry in people with devastating neuroimmune syndromes
after getting vaccine injections.
- Matsumoto says "Squalene is a kind of trigger for
(a) real biological weapon," what Soviet researchers called "a
biological time bomb!!" and Matsumoto says is "the immune system."
When its "full repertoire of cells and antibodies (attack) tissues
they are supposed to protect, the results can be catastrophic." He
and Dr. Pam Asa conclude that "Oil adjuvants are the most insidious
chemical weapon ever devised," including ones with squalene - something
the Soviets knew could be used as a weapon in the 1980s.
- Matsumoto says that "the real problem with using
squalene (isn't) that it mimics a molecule found in the body; it is the
same molecule. So what American scientists conceived as a vaccine booster
(or what's now being developed in labs) was another 'nano-bomb,' instigating
chronic, unpredictable and debilitating disease. When the NIH....argued
that squalene would be safe because it is native to the body, just the
opposite was true," and, of course, still is. "Squalene's natural
presence in the body made it one of the most dangerous molecules ever injected
into man" and using it in vaccines is outlandish and criminal.
- So why does Washington sanction its use? According to
Matsumoto: "scientists in the United States are now literally invested
in squalene. Army scientists who developed the second generation anthrax
vaccine have reputations to protect and licensing fees to reap (as well
as) worldwide rights to develop and commercialize the new recombinant vaccine
for anthrax" and ones for other health threats.
- Disturbingly, "Many of the cutting-edge vaccines
currently in development by the NIH and its corporate partners contain
squalene in one formulation or another. There is squalene in the prototype
recombinant vaccines for HIV, malaria, herpes, influenza (including the
swine strain), cytomegalovirus and human papillomavirus." Some of
these "are intended for mass immunization(s) around the globe"
and that possibility should terrify everyone enough to refuse any mandate
or doctor's prescription to take them.
- Another problem is that "Autoimmunity (takes) years
to diagnose" because early symptoms (headaches, joint pain, etc.)
are so vague they can easily be from other causes.
- From inception, vaccines have always been dangerous enough
for some experts to call them biological weapons undermining health, manipulating
and crippling the immune system, and creating the possibility of future
debilitating diseases. So Big Pharma's solution is new, more potent genetically
engineered vaccines and drugs that may end up harming or killing many who
take them, especially people with weakened immune systems.
- Matsumoto and others sounded the alarm to alert everyone
to avoid these poisons masquerading as protective drugs. In fact, they
benefit only the bottom lines of companies that manufacture them and scientists
reaping generous royalties.
- Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre
for Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at
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