Jan 062010









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2009 – Rotavirus vaccine, contaminated with a pig virus, injected into more than a million kids in the U.S. alone  (items #6 and #5)

Diarrhea and vomiting is no longer the flu bug, it’s rotavirus?  Is that it?   Spread the fear.  Get out the needles, there’s money to be made.

20 – 60 deaths a year in North American children from (diarrhea and vomiting) rotavirus.  Actually from dehydration caused by the diarrhea and vomiting.

And the response is to vaccinate children at public expense.  Who pays and who profits?

Why not educate people to the risks of dehydration?

The virus is contagious.  Why not pay a living wage so that one parent can stay at home with young children?  Their immune systems are still in the developmental stages.

Medi-care doesn’t want to understand the human immune system.

Rotavirus kills about 30 children every year in the US, by one report.  (20 – 60 in North America by another.)

That is unfortunate, but those children will also be ones with poorly-developed or poorly-protected immune systems.

Or they will be the children of people who have not been told about the danger of dehydration.

The numbers are significant in poorer countries.  Vaccinate them, there’s money to be made.  To hell with doing anything that would strengthen their immune systems, like cleaning up their water supplies and getting good food to them.

Dr. Walker, quoted in the media says: “Serious ill effects from vaccine are absolutely incredibly rare”.   (Item #3)   That is bull shit.

In 1999, Merck’s rotavirus vaccine was pulled from the market because of the health problems it created (item #2).   In 2009 Merck’s rotavirus vaccine was pulled from the U.S. market because it was contaminated with a pig virus.   Why would we be putting monkey and pig parts in human vaccines?  ( . .  maybe it’s because we are monkeys and pigs?!)

“Rotavirus is a major public health issue,” Walker said.

Isn’t that helpful for the profits of Glaxo-Smith-Kline and Merck?

Which are ensured when the Government and medical professionals become their promoters.

All publicly-funded.

The statements by the doctors quoted in the recent media around the rotavirus vaccine are propaganda.  They do not contribute to informed dialogue.

See item #7.  Autism is a major public health issue.  In the fifties, it was 1/10000; 1/2000 in the seventies; 1/500 in 1996; 1/250 in 2000; 1/147 in 2001.

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“In March 1998, the CDC’s (Centre for Disease Control’s) Advisory Committee … approved a live rotavirus vaccine made by genetically combining a human rotavirus strain with one from a monkey.  . . . Excitement soon turned to concern and fear.  In November 1999, the vaccine was pulled from the market because it was linked with ninety-nine reports of a rare bowel obstruction called intussusceptions and at least one death in infants.  Without proper treatment … intussusceptions can be fatal.

Jane Oriet, M.D., executive director of the Assoc of American Physicists and Surgeons (AAPS), questioned why the vaccine was approved in the first place.  (Conflicts of interest are documented.)  “ . . . AAPS has been studying the reports and has concluded that the FDA and CDC may have ignored or concealed data that showed the problems from the outset.” . . .   She believes that “the tragedy of the rotavirus vaccine might never have happened if the public had access to the data used by the FDA and CDC in recommending the vaccine.”

Was this the end of the rotavirus vaccine?  No, it was not.  A new rotavirus vaccine was approved in 2006 . . .  At least 190 cases of intussusceptions in infants receiving the new rotavirus vaccine have now been reported.  The CDC has reported that this is not higher than the expected rate of intussusceptions for unvaccinated children. . . .”

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations

Revised and Updated 2010

Published by Wellness Central

Author:  Stephanie Cave, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

page 35

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Give babies rotavirus vaccine, doctors say

Last Updated: Monday, October 4, 2010

CBC News

All Canadian babies should be vaccinated against rotavirus, a group representing pediatricians says.

Rotavirus is the most common cause of serious diarrhea in babies and young children, and children under two years are most at risk of getting very sick, the Canadian Pediatric Society said in a statement.

On Monday, the society called for public funding of the rotavirus vaccine, which is not covered by provincial or territorial health plans.

The virus spreads person to person or indirectly, such as by sharing toys. The illness usually lasts three to eight days and cannot be treated with antibiotics.

In Canada, outbreaks of rotavirus usually occur between February and May. Serious illness can cause dehydration.

About 14 per cent of those who get the virus will seek medical attention, said the group, which estimates that up to 600 children are hospitalized for rotavirus annually.

Two rotavirus vaccines are approved for use in Canada.

The vaccine is given orally in two or three doses, starting at six weeks of age and ending no later than eight months. It can be given to babies at the same time as other regular immunizations.

The World Health Organization also recommends including rotavirus in national immunization programs.

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(Link no longer valid http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Canadian+pediatricians+recommend+rotavirus+vaccination/3619687/story.html )

Pediatricians want to add another shot to the panoply of vaccines Canadian children receive, urging that every baby in the country be vaccinated against a virus that sends thousands of children to hospital each year.

Rotavirus is the leading cause of gastroenteritis — inflammation of the stomach and intestines causing diarrhea and vomitting — in infants in Canada. The virus, which is highly contagious, can cause dehydration and shock in extreme cases. Infants under two are at the greatest risk for severe infection.

According to the Canadian Paediatric Society, rotavirus gastroenteritis is responsible for more sickness than any other common diarrheal illness in children.

In a new position statement, to be released Monday, the Ottawa-based group is recommending rotavirus vaccination for all infants. It’s also calling for universal funding of the vaccines, for which no province currently pays.

The doctor’s group says most children will experience at least one episode of rotavirus by age five and one in 20 will require emergency treatment for it.

Death from rotavirus is rare in Canada; two such deaths have been reported in recent years. But, because the virus isn’t a reportable disease and there’s no routine testing for it, “cases could go unrecognized or unreported,” according to the position statement.

In the United States, 20 to 60 deaths due to rotavirus are reported annually. More than 600,000 children in developing countries die each year from rotavirus infections.

Two vaccines are licensed in Canada — RotaTeq, manufactured by Merck Frosst Canada Ltd., and GlaxoSmithKline Inc.’s Rotarix. The liquid vaccines are given by mouth in a series of doses that are started when babies are about two months old.

“We think (the vaccine) is safe, it’s effective, it’s going to prevent severe infections and it will, we believe, save the provinces money,” says Dr. Robert Bortolussi, chair of the Canadian Paediatric Society’s infectious disease and immunization committee and a professor of pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Efforts to bring rotavirus vaccines to the market have been shaky. The first licensed vaccine, called RotaShield, was pulled from the U.S. market in 1999, less than a year after it was approved, after it was linked with an increased risk of intussusception, where the bowel twists or slides into itself, causing potentially life-threatening intestinal blockage.

The pediatric society says that large trials involving tens of thousands of patients, as well as post-marketing surveillance based on millions of distributed doses have shown no increased risk of intussusception with the current vaccines.

But the call for widespread vaccination comes amid concern about the growing list of routine childhood immunizations. Two decades ago, children received about five shots before their second birthday. Today, they receive as many as 20 before they turn two.

“We are concerned that yet another vaccine is being added to the already crowded vaccine schedule imposed on Canadian babies today,” the British Columbia-based Vaccination Risk Awareness Network said in a statement emailed to Postmedia News.

“Of particular concern is that the two genetically engineered rotavirus vaccines approved for use in Canada may still be contaminated with DNA from pig viruses, announced by the FDA in May.”

Pieces of DNA from porcine circovirus (PCV) have been detected in the vaccines. Porcine circovirus DNA can be a contaminant of an enzyme obtained from pig pancreas. The enzyme is used during some manufacturing steps to produce the vaccines.

But Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration say that the pig viruses are not known to cause illness in humans and that there is no evidence they pose a safety risk.

According to information for parents posted on Health Canada’s website, “The benefits of the vaccines for infants are substantial.”

Rotavirus infections can cause profound dehydration. “That is what makes this potentially a quite dangerous condition,” says Dr. Robin Walker, a past president of the Canadian Paediatric Society and vice-chair of the board of the Canadian Institute of Child Health.

Severe dehydration leads to too little water and a “derangement” of the body’s electrolytes that can affect virtually every body system, he says.

“We worry particularly, though, about the impact on the brain. The derangement in water and salt can lead to seizures and, in extreme cases, even death.”

“Rotavirus is a major public health issue,” Walker said, but many parents are unaware of it. When his group surveyed 882 Canadian mothers of young children in 2007, “more than half had never even heard of it.”

Walker said most concerns about vaccines are not founded on evidence. “Serious ill effects from vaccine are absolutely incredibly rare and the rotavirus vaccine has gone through the same kind of testing as other vaccines,” he says.

“Yes, kids get a lot of immunizations, but there’s now excellent science to show that it doesn’t really matter how many immunizations you give,” Walker said.

“You can’t, at least in terms of current numbers of immunizations, give too many. There’s no evidence whatsoever that giving immunizations together, or giving more immunizations is in the slightest bit harmful.”

The natural virus is spread easily from person-to-person, and from contaminated hands, toys and other objects. Outbreaks usually occur between February and May in Canada. About one in 150 children will be hospitalized with rotavirus before their fifth birthday.

Symptoms of rotavirus include watery diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Signs that an infected baby is becoming dehydrated include dry skin, low urine output, sunken eyes, and no tears when the baby cries, dry mouth, a faster heart rate and listlessness.

Bortolussi said that none of the members of the committee advocating rotavirus vaccination for all infants have a financial interest in either of the two companies involved in making the vaccines.

The vaccines are widely used in the U.S., where state immunization programs cover them. In the U.S., “There’s been a very drastic reduction in the number of infants who need to be hospitalized because of rotavirus diarrhea,” says Bortolussi.

© Copyright (c) Postmedia News

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Rotavirus Vaccine – What’s a Parent To Do? 

Pediatricians Want Kids to Get Rotavirus Vaccine” were headlines in The Vancouver Sun this week and it was an interesting read, particularly in the wake of the huge recall of Glaxo-Smith-Kline’s rotavirus vaccine Rotarix last year in the US, when it was discovered to have been contaminated with a pig virus – discovered only after the vaccine had been injected into over one million children in the US alone.  While officials quickly reassured the public that this virus is benign in humans, such reassurances are not backed by any concrete evidence – there are no scientific studies showing what happens when this virus is injected and resides in a human body over the course of a lifetime.

Rotavirus, which as the article states is barely a household word, causes diarrhea and vomiting and is highly contagious.  The danger comes from dehydration, which in small children can occur fast and if not rectified, be life-threatening.  Third-world children living in poverty with poor sanitation are most at risk, however even in North America apparently death by Rotavirus dehydration causes between 20 – 60 deaths annually.  So the idea is that by vaccinating children against this common but usually undiagnosed illness, those deaths due to Rotaviral dehydration won’t occur.  But since viruses easily mutate, the chances of a child catching a mutated rotavirus or some other virus causing diarrhea and vomiting is pretty much guaranteed – meaning parents still need to know how to prevent their child from becoming dehydrated and support their healthy recovery.

For those parents who feel nervous injecting yet another pharmaceutical cocktail into their young child’s body, another option is to promote the health and development of their fledgling immune system through old-fashioned ideas such as good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle as well as educate themselves in natural therapies to use when their children do become ill.  My three children have all come down with bouts of diarrhea/vomiting at various times but by treating them with a combination of homeopathic remedies and common sense (some of which came from my doctor on the rare occasions I needed to consult with her/him), again and again I was amazed by the miracle of homeopathy as their bodies responded quickly and positively.

Homeopathic remedies are a fantastic resource for a parent, especially in the middle of the night when your child wakes up vomiting or feverish.  With a small selection of remedies commonly needed in acute illnesses, a book to help you in differentiating the remedies, and a basic understanding of how to match remedies to the sick person, it’s not unusual to ease the illness immediately and have everyone sleep through to morning.  The wonderful thing about homeopathic remedies is that unlike drugs such as Tylenol which actually suppress the immune system’s functioning, they work to immediately stimulate the sick person’s healing processes.  The experience of illness can then serve to actually make a child healthier overall – and therefore less susceptible to getting sick again, eliminating the cycle of antibiotics so many children end up on, particularly during the winter months.

If you are interested in learning to use homeopathy to treat common illnesses, consider taking a short seminar on the subject or pick up one of the many books available on using homeopathic remedies at home.  Meeting other parents who have successfully been using homeopathy to treat their children’s illnesses without frequent trips to the walk-in clinic is another bonus of attending a seminar. As one of the most widely practiced medical systems in the world, homeopathy is once again gaining ground at a grass-roots level here in North America – despite the noisy opinions of those who are skeptical.   While our wonderful modern medicine can be necessary in severe illnesses, there are many other situations where an informed parent and homeopathy can provide all the support their child needs to overcome whatever virus is challenging their system.

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(Link no longer valid  http://www.gsk.com/media/pressreleases/2010/2010_us_pressrelease_10030.htm)

This press release is intended for business journalists and analysts/investors. Please note that this release may not have been issued in every market in which GSK operates.

FDA says Healthcare Providers can resume use of Rotarix (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral)

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that U.S. healthcare practitioners can resume the use of Rotarix® (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral), effective immediately. This action supersedes theFDA’s recommendation from March 22, 2010 and reflects the agency’s assessment that the presence of porcine circovirus type 1 (PCV-1) in the vaccine poses no safety risk.

The FDA stated that the benefits of rotavirus vaccination are substantial, and include prevention of death in some parts of the world and hospitalization for severe rotavirus disease in the United States. The FDA further concluded that these benefits outweigh the risk, which is theoretical.

Barbara Howe, MD, Vice President, Director, North American Vaccine Development, GlaxoSmithKline stated: “We appreciate the swift and thorough review conducted by both the FDA and an expert advisory committee into the recent findings related to PCV-1 and the benefit/risk profile of Rotarix. We will continue to work with the FDA and other regulatory authorities on next steps as we maintain our commitment to helping protect infants from rotavirus disease in the U.S. and around the world.”

Notes to Editors 

About PCV-1
Porcine circovirus 1 (PCV-1) is a small circular virus composed of a single strand of DNA. According to scientific literature, PCV-1 is a common virus that has been found in pork products. This is consistent with the body of literature that has not shown any evidence of PCV-1 infection in humans, or any other animals, including pigs. 

About Rotarix®
Rotarix is a two-dose, orally-administered vaccine that offers protection against rotavirus to infants and children. More than 69 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed globally, with 2.5 million in the United States.

In the U.S., Rotarix is indicated for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by G1 and non-G1 types (G3, G4, and G9). It is approved for use in infants 6 weeks to 24 weeks of age.

The safety profile of Rotarix is based on extensive clinical data from the largest vaccine clinical trial program conducted by GSK, enrolling more than 90,000 participants in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the U.S.

Important Safety Information Based on the Rotarix U.S. Prescribing Information

In clinical studies, common adverse events were fussiness/irritability, cough/runny nose, fever, loss of appetite, and vomiting.

Contraindications include a history of any of the following: Hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine including latex rubber (contained in the oral applicator), uncorrected congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract, or Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID).

Administration in infants suffering from acute diarrhea or vomiting should be delayed.

Safety and effectiveness in infants with chronic gastrointestinal disorders, or with known primary or secondary immunodeficiencies, have not been evaluated.

Vaccination may not provide 100% protection to all recipients.
About Rotavirus
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe gastroenteritis among children below five years of age and a major disease burden in developing countries.It is estimated that more than half a million children die of rotavirus gastroenteritis each year, a child a minute worldwide. Of these deaths, 90% occur in Asia and Africa. More than 100,000 deaths each year occur in India and sub-Saharan Africa and 35,000 in China. It is predicted that rotavirus vaccination could prevent more than 2 million rotavirus deaths globally over the next decade.

Globally, 25% to 55% of all children under the age of five hospitalized with diarrhoea or acute gastroenteritis are infected with rotavirus.

Before rotavirus vaccination was introduced in the U.S, each year an estimated 2.7 million children younger than five years of age experienced rotavirus disease, resulting in hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits and more than 55,000 hospitalisations. 

GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (GSK Biologicals), GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccines business, is one of the world’s leading vaccine companies and a leader in innovation. The company is active in the fields of vaccine research, development and production with over 30 vaccines approved for marketing and 20 more in development. For further information please visit www.gsk.com

GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.  For further information please visit www.gsk.com

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Item #7  is further to:

Sept 27:  Addition to:  Medical Orthodoxy, mercury in dental amalgams and in vaccinations (thimerosal)

Sept 21:  Medical Orthodoxy:  mercury in dental amalgams.  Documentation.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations

Revised and Updated 2010

Published by Wellness Central

Author:  Stephanie Cave, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

From the acknowledgements

“ . . sincere gratitude to Barbara Loe Fisher for her help in obtaining information  . . . and to Dr. Bernard Rimland, now deceased, who started the quest for safer vaccines when he realized the possible connection for autistic children.

Finally, to Congressman Dan Burton, who has worked tirelessly to make vaccines safer for all children, I extend the gratitude of many parents and professionals

EXCERPT from Cave:


“  The incidence of autism is rising dramatically. In the fifties, it was 1/10000; 1/2000 in the seventies; 1/500 in 1996; 1/250 in 2000; 1/147 in 2001 according to the noted epidemiologist, Dr. Eric Fombonne. Is this rise in incidence because we have better diagnostic techniques? Are we better doctors now? I believe that if a child could not speak, had no eye contact, mutilated himself, and did not sleep but a couple of hours per night he certainly would have been given some kind of a diagnosis.

Nationwide statistics in US school children for the school years 97-98 vs. 98-99 in children ages 6 to 21 show a 2.6% increase in all disabilities, 2.3% increase in specific learning disabilities, 1% increase in speech impairments, 1.9% increase in severe emotional disturbance, and a 26% increase in autism. Autism is now the number one disability entering California’s developmental services system. Historically, autism accounted for 3% of the intakes into the system. Autism now accounts for 37% of the new intakes. From April 3 to July 8, 2001, 664 new children with autism were added to the system. This is the largest number of autistic children added to the system in the 32 year history of the group. At this rate, California will add 2700 new children with autism to it’s system in 2001 alone. This is more than all of the new cases entering the system in all of 1994, 1995, and 1996 combined.  “

Stephanie Cave


“ . .   We also did a study on amalgam fillings (49.6 percent mercury) in mothers and found that the mothers of autistic children have significantly more of these fillings than the mothers of normal children. That’s another intrauterine source. Yet another in-utero exposure comes from the flu vaccine, currently recommended for all pregnant women past 14 weeks gestation.  “ 

Barbara Loe Fisher


Dr. Bernard_Rimland


Congressman Dan Burton


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