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We recently ran a story about Teresa Forcades, the doctor and nun at the monastery of Sant-Benet, in Monserra-Barcelona, Spain, with her clear and informative video about the origins of H1N1 flu. The story and video were very popular and many sites linked to it, including Spirit Daily, a religious site. But Spirit Daily is very much against abortion, and decided that the Sister’s pro-choice comments made her persona non grata on their site. Now they’re rethinking that dogmatic decision:
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We removed a video she made — circulated on YouTube — when we learned that despite the holy monastic setting of Montserrat (one of the world’s oldest sites of Marian devotion), and despite her scientific credentials, as well as her calm manner of presentation, Sister Forcades had spoken publicly in favor of a woman’s “right” to terminate a pregnancy. That had occurred during Spain’s recent national debate on abortion and drew a rebuke from Cardinal Franc Rodé, prefect for the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, who, we learned, had sent a letter to her abbess demanding that Sister Forcades conform to Church doctrine.
From the David Rothscum Reports blog:
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Evidence appears to suggest that Baxter International is responsible for a new deadly outbreak of viral pneumonia in Ukraine.
In February of 2009 Bloomberg reported that Baxter “accidentally” send vaccine material containing both live Avian bird flu and seasonal influenza to multiple laboratories worldwide. A laboratory decided to test the vaccine on it’s ferrets, but the ferrets all unexpectedly died. It must be noted that Baxter has made a “mistake” like this before. Blood products produced by Baxter once containd HIV. Thousands of haemophiliacs died due to this, and many went on to infect their spouses.
Later in the year, a bizarre story emerged on the internet. The Huffington Post reported on a a man named Joseph Moshe who was arrested after a hours long standoff with the police because he had supposedly made threats against the White House. The man was able to withstand multiple rounds of tear gas.
From the Flu Case:
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Swissmedic, the authority in Switzerland that gives permission for the use of drugs, today announced that the “swine flu” vaccine Pandemrix will not be allowed to be injected into pregnant women, children or young adults (below 18 years of age) or elderly (above 60 years of age). The very same vaccine is now injected through an unprecedented mass vaccination campaign into hundreds of thousands if not millions of people in Sweden. No restrictions are made in Sweden and the authorities there express surprise about the Swiss decision. “There is no reason to make such a decision here in Sweden”, says Jan liliemark, a professor working for the national Medical Products Agency. The many deaths so far in Sweden from this vaccine are “still under investigation”.
Unfortunately, the people of Switzerland will still be injected with the deadly adjuvant squalene and the mercury thiomersal through another “swine flu” vaccine, namely the poisonous Focetria.
With public suspicion of the Swine Flu vaccine growing, and controversy regarding the possible (or impossible?) link between autism and mercury found in vaccinations, Wired chronologizes some of the most notable events from the last ten years of vaccine controversy in A Short History of Vaccine Panic. Among significant developments:
August 2008 — The New York Times reports that measles cases in the first seven months of 2008 grew at the fastest rate in more than a decade.
October, 2008 — The first national survey of Americans’ attitudes towards autism reveals that nearly one in four people (24 percent) feel that because vaccines may cause autism, it is safer not to vaccinate children. Another 19 percent are not sure.
Well it may be a little late to the party, but the Gray Lady is finally acknowledging that there are many, many Americans who don’t trust their government’s massive propaganda campaign to promote swine flu (H1N1) vaccine as being “safe.” Needless to say, of course, the anti-vaccine crowd are portrayed as madcap conspiracy theorists, but nonetheless it’s significant that the debate has reached the front page of the New York Times:
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People who do not believe in vaccinating children have never had much sway over Leslie Wygant Arndt. She has studied the vaccine debate, she said, and came out in favor of having her 10-month-old daughter inoculated against childhood diseases. But there is something different about the vaccine for the H1N1 flu, she said.
“I have looked at the people who are against it, and I find myself taking their side,” said Ms. Wygant Arndt, who lives in Portland, Ore.
David and Goliath might be an appropriate title for this video. Because Jane Bürgermeister, as a committed Christian, possesses an almost unreasonable amount of courage in her single-handed stand - against what many perceive as being a giant that few people are equipped to fight. Jane is a young woman living in Vienna who, while working as a medical editor, was horrified to learn in early 2009 of the fiasco in which a Baxter International research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria, sent a quantity of human H3N2 viral material to 18 European laboratories. Such a supply of experimental material would have been totally normal - except that in this instance the H3N2 had been somehow contaminated with live H5N1... the far more lethal Avian Flu. As a medical editor, Jane immediately realized the import of what had happened - and what had nearly happened - and raised the alarm. But no-one in the Austrian media was interested. She then took matters into her own hands and filed legal charges against those who she considered the perpetrators to be. Very soon after, Jane was dismissed from her job without explanation...
Well we knew it was coming, but as a New Yorker this scares the crap out of me. If they try to enforce it on me or my family (yes, one of us is a health care worker) I’m moving. See the story in Newsday:
Despite a planned rally in Albany Tuesday to protest a state regulation requiring health care workers be vaccinated against influenza — both seasonal and swine flu — New York’s top public health official predicts dissenters will ultimately extinguish their anger and roll up their sleeves.
The regulation, which was approved in August, comes with a stinging addendum: Get vaccinated or get fired.
But some nurses and many other health care providers say the regulation violates their personal freedom and leaves them vulnerable to vaccine injury. And they cite deaths associated with the last federal government swine-flu vaccination program in 1976.
Adding fuel to the fire that has been growing as a result of rumors of government-mandated swine flu vaccination, the “vaccines are poisons” crowd will surely jump on this. The question I have is more along the lines of do vaccines do more harm than good? It would be such a large violation of the Hypocratic Oath that I really find it hard to believe that all doctors advising their patients to take the vaccine would be blind to a nefarious New World Order conspiracy to wipe out or dumb down the population. Thoughts anyone?
Here’s part of the story as related by AFP:
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LONDON — An urgent investigation was under way on Tuesday after a 14-year-old school girl collapsed and died after being vaccinated against cervical cancer.
The girl, who was named as Natalie Morton, died on Monday shortly after being injected with the Cervarix vaccine at the Blue Coat CofE school in Coventry.