by Dr. Mercola
August 04, 2009
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the
U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, your children should be the first target
for mass swine flu vaccinations when school starts this fall.[i]
This is a ridiculous assumption for many reasons, not to mention
extremely high risk.
In Australia, where the winter season has begun,
Minister Nicola Roxon is reassuring parents the swine flu is no more
dangerous than regular seasonal flu.
"Most people, including children,
will experience very mild symptoms and recover without any
medical intervention," she said.[ii]
Sydney-based immunization specialist
Robert Booy predicts swine flu might be fatal to about twice as many
children in the coming year as regular influenza. Booy estimates
10-12 children could die from the H1N1 virus, compared with the five
or six regular flu deaths seen among children in an average year in
Disease, Kill the Patient”
Less than 100 children in the U.S. die each year from seasonal flu
viruses.[iv] If we use Australia’s math, a very rough
estimate would be another 100 children could potentially die of
swine flu in the United States in the coming year.
If children are the first target group in the U.S. per Sebelius,
that means we’re about to inject around 75 million children with a
fast tracked vaccine containing novel adjuvants, including dangerous
squalene, to prevent perhaps 100 deaths.
I’m not overlooking the tragedy of the loss of even one child to an
illness like the
H1N1 flu virus.
But there can be no argument that
unnecessary mass injection of millions of children with a vaccine
containing an adjuvant known to cause a host of debilitating
autoimmune diseases is a reckless, dangerous plan.
Why are Vaccinations
The presumed intent of a vaccination is to help you build immunity
to potentially harmful organisms that cause illness and disease.
However, your body’s immune system is already designed to do this in
response to organisms which invade your body naturally.
Most disease-causing organisms enter your body through the mucous
membranes of your nose, mouth, pulmonary system or your digestive
tract – not through an injection.
These mucous membranes have their own immune system, called the
immune system. It is a different system from the one activated when
a vaccine is injected into your body.
Your IgA immune system is your body’s first line of defense. Its job
is to fight off invading organisms at their entry points, reducing
or even eliminating the need for activation of your body’s immune
When a virus is injected into your body in a vaccine, and especially
when combined with an immune adjuvant like squalene, your IgA immune
system is bypassed and your body’s immune system kicks into high
gear in response to the vaccination.
Injecting organisms into your body to provoke immunity is contrary
to nature, and vaccination carries enormous potential to do serious
damage to your health.
And as if Vaccines
Weren’t Dangerous Enough on Their Own…
…imagine them turbocharged.
The main ingredient in a vaccine is either killed viruses or live
ones that have been attenuated (weakened and made less harmful).
Flu vaccines can also contain a number of chemical toxins, including
ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenol (carbolic acid)
and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin.
In addition to the viruses and other additives, many vaccines also
adjuvants like aluminum and squalene.
The purpose of an immune adjuvant added to a vaccine is to enhance
(turbo charge) your immune response to the vaccination. Adjuvants
cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the
organism you’re being vaccinated against.
Adjuvants are supposed to get the job done faster (but certainly not
more safely), which reduces the amount of vaccine required per dose,
and the number of doses given per individual.
Less vaccine required per person means more individual doses
available for mass vaccination campaigns. Coincidentally, this is
exactly the goal of government and the pharmaceutical companies who
stand to make millions from their vaccines.
Will There Be
Immune Adjuvants in Swine Flu Vaccines?
The U.S. government has contracts with several drug companies to
develop and produce swine flu vaccines. At least two of those
companies, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are using an adjuvant in
their H1N1 vaccines.
The adjuvant? Squalene.
According to Meryl Nass, M.D., an authority on the anthrax vaccine,
“A novel feature of the two H1N1
vaccines being developed by companies Novartis and
GlaxoSmithKline is the addition of squalene-containing adjuvants
to boost immunogenicity and dramatically reduce the amount of
viral antigen needed. This translates to much faster production
of desired vaccine quantities.” [v]
Novartis’s proprietary squalene adjuvant
for their H1N1 vaccine is MF59. Glaxo’s is ASO3. MF59 has yet to be
approved by the FDA for use in any U.S. vaccine, despite its history
of use in other countries.
Per Dr. Nass, there are only three vaccines in existence using an
approved squalene adjuvant. None of the three are approved for use
in the U.S.
Does to Rats
Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to
generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long
periods of time.[vi]
A 2000 study published in the American Journal of Pathology
demonstrated a single injection of the adjuvant squalene into rats
triggered “chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation,”
also known as rheumatoid arthritis.[vii]
The researchers concluded the study raised questions about the role
of adjuvants in chronic inflammatory diseases.
Does to Humans
Your immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to
your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In
fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil and not only will your
immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of its
The difference between “good” and “bad” squalene is the route by
which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry
which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your
body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.
Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it
finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where
it is vital to the health of your nervous system.[viii]
Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) received anthrax
vaccines which contained squalene.[ix] MF59 (the Novartis
squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental
anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating
autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets.[x]
The Department of Defense made every attempt to deny that squalene
was indeed an added contaminant in the anthrax vaccine administered
to Persian Gulf war military personnel – deployed and non-deployed –
as well as participants in the more recent Anthrax Vaccine
Immunization Program (AVIP).
However, the FDA discovered the presence of squalene in certain lots
of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-squalene
antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between
the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been
injected with the vaccine containing squalene.
A study conducted at Tulane Medical
School and published in the February 2000 issue of Experimental
Molecular Pathology included these stunning statistics:
“ …the substantial majority (95%) of
overtly ill deployed GWS patients had antibodies to squalene.
All (100%) GWS patients immunized for service in Desert
Shield/Desert Storm who did not deploy, but had the same signs
and symptoms as those who did deploy, had antibodies to squalene.
In contrast, none (0%) of the deployed Persian Gulf veterans not
showing signs and symptoms of GWS have antibodies to squalene.
Neither patients with idiopathic autoimmune disease nor healthy
controls had detectable serum antibodies to squalene. The
majority of symptomatic GWS patients had serum antibodies to
According to Dr. Viera Scheibner, Ph.D.,
a former principle research scientist for the government of
“… this adjuvant [squalene]
contributed to the cascade of reactions called "Gulf War
Syndrome," documented in the soldiers involved in the Gulf War.
The symptoms they developed included 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 (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Raynaud’s
phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhoea, night sweats
and low-grade fevers.” [xii]
Vaccination Follow-Up Might as Well Be Non-Existent
There is virtually no science to support the safety of vaccine
injections on your long-term health or the health of your children.
Follow-up studies last on average about two weeks, and look only for
glaring injuries and illnesses.
Autoimmune disorders like those seen in Gulf War Syndrome frequently
take years to diagnose due to the vagueness of early symptoms.
Complaints like headaches, fatigue and chronic aches and pains are
symptoms of many different illnesses and diseases.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for vaccine purveyors and proponents
to look seriously at the long-term health consequences of their
What You Can Do Right
[i] USAToday.com, Swine flu shots
may go to kids first, Sebelius says, June 16, 2009 http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-06-16-swine-flu-vaccine_N.htm
[ii] ABC.net.au, Health minister reassures parents over swine
flu, July 2, 2009 http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/02/2614972.htm
[iii] Google News, AFP, Australia urges calm after child flu
death, July 2, 2009, http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hVoGSwV_jPgg6J6Aoz8wSQiGyosg
[iv] Meryl Nass, M.D., July 4, 2009 http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/2009/07/h1n1-update-australiahong-kongus.html
[v] Meryl Nass, M.D., July 3, 2009 http://anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com/2009/07/h1n1-vaccines-with-novel-adjuvants.html
[vi] Rense.com, Vaccines, Autism, and Gulf War Syndrome, August
15, 2005 http://www.rense.com/general67/vacc.htm
[vii] The American Journal of Pathology, The Endogenous Adjuvant
Squalene Can Induce a Chronic T-Cell-Mediated Arthritis in Rats,
[viii] Vaccination Liberation, Adjuvant Index Page http://www.vaclib.org/basic/adjuvants.htm
[ix] Autoimmune Technologies, News Release: SQUALENE FOUND IN
ANTHRAX VACCINE, http://www.autoimmune.com/SqualeneInVaccine.html
[x] Autoimmune Technologies, Gulf War Syndrome: ANTI-SQUALENE
ANTIBODIES LINK GULF WAR SYNDROME TO ANTHRAX VACCINE http://www.autoimmune.com/GWSGen.html
[xi] ScienceDirect.com, Experimental and Molecular Pathology,
Volume 68, Issue 1, February 2000, Pages 55-64 http://www.sciencedirect.com/
[xii] Adverse Effects of Adjuvants in Vaccines, by Viera
Scheibner, Ph.D., 2000