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House Approves Bill Allowing Quarantines
Public health officials would have the power to isolate individuals and order quarantines to contain the outbreak of serious contagious diseases under a bill approved by the Massachusetts House on Thursday. Supporters say that while the bill has been in the works for years, the emergence of swine flu shows the importance of having laws on the books to deal with public health crises. Critics say the bill gives the government too much power. The bill, approved by a 113-36 vote, is designed to clarify the authority of government and the rights of citizens in the case of a public health crisis. Backers say under existing law there are few checks on the power of government once the governor declares a health emergency. "The bill strikes that balance between protecting the community in the case of an emergency but also protecting the civil liberties of individuals," said Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, D-Boston, House chairman of the Committee on Public Health.
Soldiers to Receive Different Swine Flu Vaccine Than German People
The Worship Of Demons, And Judgment
Swine flu created scare in the minds of people around the world. Earlier it was bird flu that scared the global population. Natural disasters of minor or major proportions keep happening around the world. What is the response of people to such plagues? “The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.” (Revelations 9:20, 21) With God’s gift of creativity, human beings are able to design and define their own gods. The technological advancement provides tools for creating more such gods. Every day new gods are created to meet a particular need or superstition invented to ward of evil or tool developed to provide self confidence. The super market for spirituality abounds with products and commodities for every need, for every person in accordance to the budget a person could afford.
To Take Temperatures, Quarantine Passengers Exhibiting Flu-Like
With the holiday season just a few weeks away, health officials fear the swine flu will pick up right along with air travel. New government guidelines are on their way, designed to help keep passengers healthy. This flu season, airport staff across the nation won't just be screening for security threats. They'll also be looking out for health threats – people who look like they may have the H1N1 virus. The government says that people traveling internationally may be screened for the H1N1 virus as they leave or enter the U.S. "It feels a little bit overboard," Stanford, Conn. resident Derek Ferguson said. The government warns that some passengers may be asked to pass through a screening device, have their temperatures taken, answer questions about their health, and even be quarantined if someone on the flight shows symptoms of H1N1.
MUST Get Swine Flu Vaccination, Health And Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius Says
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appealed anew Wednesday for widespread inoculation against a surging swine flu threat, calling the vaccine "safe and secure." Sebelius unconditionally vouched for the safety of the vaccine, saying it "has been made exactly the same way seasonal vaccine has been made, year in and year out." Appearing on morning news shows to step up the Obama administration's campaign for vaccinations, Sebelius said that "the adverse effects are minimal. ... We know it's safe and secure. ... This is definitely is a safe vaccine for people to get." Sebelius was asked on CNN about surveys showing many parents were wary of getting their children vaccinated for fear the vaccine has been too hastily prepared and wasn't safe. She replied that it was targeted specifically at the H1N1 virus and was "right on target with an immune response." The HHS secretary appeared as new cases of the flu, particularly among younger people, have been appearing recently. Some 600 people have died so far from the flu in this country, and the government has targeted roughly 90,000 sites to receive the swine flu vaccine by the end of this month.
Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu
Scientists have uncovered some intriguing clues about why the new swine flu frequently brings on gastrointestinal distress and vomiting, symptoms not usually associated with seasonal flu. In experiments with ferrets, research teams in the United States and the Netherlands found that the new H1N1 flu virus replicated more extensively in the respiratory tract, going to the lungs, whereas the seasonal flu virus stayed in the animals' nasal cavity. The U.S. team also found that the new virus, unlike the seasonal one, went into the ferrets' intestinal tract. Such distinctions, the U.S. researchers said, can make a difference in establishing appropriate public health responses as the pandemic continues around the world, so far sickening more than a million people in the United States alone.
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Vaccine Fears Rise Over Connection To Autism
The much-anticipated H1N1 vaccine has given new life to an ongoing debate about whether vaccinations in children can cause autism, a discussion that will likely heat up as Canada and other countries move closer to releasing the new vaccine. From one side of the debate come assurances that vaccines are safe and there is no conclusive link to autism; from the other, warnings that there is a relationship and parents should think twice about giving shots to their children. Canada's chief public health officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, has repeatedly said that vaccines have a long history of being safe and effective. Weighing in on the autism debate, he noted in a recent interview with Canwest News Service that vaccines are given to children at around the same age as when neurological disorders can surface. "You can have a close time frame," he said. "Just because something's associated in time does not mean it's causal."
the H1N1 Flu Pandemic: Body Bags, Mass Graves, Quarantine Orders
An atmosphere of insecurity and fear is being created simultaneously in several countries in a global public health initiative under the auspices of the WHO. We are summarising selected reports on body bags, mass graves and quarantine orders. Swine flu is acknowledged to be milder than seasonal influenza. So what is the purpose of these initiatives? There is a consistent pattern. These reports raise serious questions as to the public health objectives of our governments, not to mention the WHO. The entire construct is politically motivated and corrupt . It serves the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry. It justifies the militarization of public health and violates fundamental civil liberties.
Should Watch For Species-Jumping Animals Disease: Institute
The United States needs to lead a global effort to protect people from new outbreaks of deadly infectious diseases that originate in animals, such as swine flu, AIDS and SARS, health experts said Tuesday. Air travel, climate change, population growth and rising demand for meat products from developing countries have accelerated the spread of "zoonotic" diseases, according to a panel set up by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Species-jumping pathogens also pose special dangers for people because the human immune system can be ill-equipped to resist them. But health authorities have no effective system that can stamp out new diseases as they arise among animals and humans. "At the moment, it's like a wildfire," said Dr. Gerald Keusch of Boston University, who helped lead the committee that wrote the report. "We deal with it as an emergency. It costs huge amounts of resources. It would be a lot cheaper and cost-effective to have a system in place."
sick from vaccine in Canada
Under Bill C-6, which is about to pass third reading in Parliament and become the law, no Canadian will be allowed to refuse inoculations for the swine flu, despite the fact that it is [the h1n1 flu] relatively benign and mild, and has killed only people who are already immune-compromised.
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War Toxins In Swine Flu Vaccine
The new swine flu vaccine contains a deadly brain toxin linked to autism, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.Mercury, a vaccine preservative, was withdrawn from childhood jabs five years ago after evidence linked it to brain damage. However, the Sunday Express has discovered the pandemic vaccine, to be rolled out across the country within weeks, contains the heavy metal. It also contains a chemical called squalene, used to stimulate the immune system to respond to the vaccine. Some scientists believe squalene is linked to autoimmune illnesses including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Squalene was included in the anthrax jab given to British and US soldiers during the 1991 Gulf War. Many claim it caused them permanent neurological damage, known as “Gulf War syndrome”. Female soldiers given the vaccine were advised not to become pregnant for at least 18 months because of the risk of birth defects.
Health Care Workers In NY Required To Get Vaccinated
As an example of how mandatory vaccinations are spreading, consider the document here issued by HCA, the Home Care Association of New York State. The memo here, dated August 21, 2009, indicates that all “home health direct care workers, among others, [are] to be vaccinated against influenza as a precondition to employment and on an annual basis.” The directive was issued by the New York State Department of Health. The New York State Department of Health expects health care employees to receive both the seasonal and the coming H1N1 vaccines. The CDC has released a hierarchical list of “groups targeted” for vaccination. Pregnant women, “household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age,” healthcare and emergency medical services personnel, and all people from 6 months through 24 years of age are “targeted” for vaccination. How long before other workers directly in contact with the public will be required by the state and employers to take seasonal and H1N1 vaccinations? Will daycare employees and the counter jockey at the local Quick Pic be required to pony up for their squalene and mercury injection?
flu 'could kill millions unless rich nations give 900m'
The swine flu pandemic could kill millions and cause anarchy in the world's poorest nations unless 900m can be raised from rich countries to pay for vaccines and antiviral medicines, says a UN report leaked to the Observer. The disclosure will provoke concerns that health officials will not be able to stem the growth of the worldwide H1N1 pandemic in developing countries. If the virus takes hold in the poorest nations, millions could die and the economies of fragile countries could be destroyed.
Would Grant "Emergency Powers" To Health Officials
Senate bill 2028, passed unanimously by the state senate April 28, empowers state and local health officials to quarantine citizens and search, close, evacuate and destroy private property if the governor declares a public health emergency. The bill also sets a $1,000 per day fine against scofflaws and authorizes officers to arrest them.
Of Swine Flu Vaccine Will Begin in Oct
Vaccine for the H1N1 influenza pandemic will be distributed on a three-day turnaround time from four regional warehouses around the country next month. The vaccine deliveries, expected to equal 20 million doses a week by the end of October, will be distributed among 90,000 immunization “providers,” including health departments, hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and pharmacies.
“The Case for Killing Granny”
Evan Thomas, one of the dying newsweekly’s most notable writers pushes the meme that the elderly should have their health care rationed. From the article: "The idea that we might ration health care to seniors (or anyone else) is political anathema. Politicians do not dare breathe the R word, lest they be accused—however wrongly—of trying to pull the plug on Grandma. But the need to spend less money on the elderly at the end of life is the elephant in the room in the health-reform debate. Everyone sees it but no one wants to talk about it." But that is precisely what health care rationing to the elderly would be–pulling the plug on Grandma. And it wouldn’t stop there. People with disabilities may be far more costly to treat, since they live longer than the frail elderly. Once you decide that saving money is the primary goal, those who need help the most will be the ones denied it–ironically, in the cause of expanding access to care...
Swine Flu To Advocate Transhumanism Vaccine
The entire human body is filled with swarms of living entities, some helpful and many harmful. Those, like the Varicella zoster virus, cannot be eradicated. Currently, the H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic has caused us to be aware of the importance of having an effective immune system and that we need continued immunization. "Like a sleeper agent, the flu virus causes its damage from within, turning an organism's cells against itself. A single virus can hijack a healthy cell and transform it into a virus factory, making thousands of copies in a couple of hours. The cell then bursts, allowing the copies to infect other healthy cells and start the process anew. The body fights back by launching a self-sacrificing counterattack: molecules designed to kill the hijacked cells before the virus does." When hostile viruses or bacteria invade our bodies, the immune system organizes and builds a defense. Unfortunately, the production of antibodies if slow, and the battle of antibody against invader is not always favorable for the human. Whether it is the shingles or the flu, the proactive development of molecular agents, such as nanorobots, to combat these and other protagonist viruses is the right thing to do.
Second Wave Of Swine Flu 'On Its Way', Scientists Warn
A second wave of swine flu could be on its way, scientists warned last night after the number of new cases rose for the first time since July. The jump, from an estimated 3,000 to 5,000, comes a fortnight after children - key spreaders of the disease - returned to school. There have been outbreaks at six schools in England, but health chiefs repeated that there are no plans to close schools as it would do little to contain the disease. In another development, two sufferers are believed to have developed resistance to Tamiflu, the anti-viral drug which is the only line of defence to the disease before a vaccine is ready. Chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson however said the two cases were not of significance as there was no evidence these resistant viruses had been transmitted from person to person. Experts have been predicting a second wave of swine flu will hit in the winter months following a lull over the summer break, when children were not mixing as freely. Sir Liam said the figures 'begin to suggest swine flu is coming back'. And he admitted: 'We would naturally have hoped for a bit more breathing space before it started again.'
Particles Used In Untested H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccines
Vaccine makers have been experimenting with nanoparticles as a way to “turbo charge” vaccines for several years. Now it has come out that the vaccines approved for use in Germany and other European countries contain nanoparticles in a form that reportedly attacks healthy cells and can be deadly.
Cleaners, Cosmetics, Thimerosal And Squalene Found In Experimental
Trials for the experimental H1N1 Swine flu vaccine commence Tuesday, September 15th in Thornton, Colorado. Novartis, a bio-pharmaceutical company that manufactures the vaccine, is recommending that children participating in the trial receive two doses of an experimental vaccine which contain ingredients found in spermicides, cleaners, and cosmetics along with thimerosal and squalene (MF59). Everyone should have a sense of concern as the only safety checks for these children are a few blood draws and follow-up phone calls. No neurological testing. No kidding. Official opinions from federal agencies, such as the CDC, insist that the new vaccine will be safe and effective. Experts say we can trust the new H1N1 experimental vaccine because the technology used to create the vaccine is time tested. Experts argue that the only variable changing from the ‘normal’ flu vaccine and the H1N1 experimental vaccine is the novel A/H1N1 antigen. In other words, the same vaccine ‘technology’ is used but with the new virus
Plans Being Revised For Swine Flu
It was a slow day for Maryland's hospitals. But one Baltimore emergency room and an intensive care unit were already maxed out. And the computer monitor tracking the ER and ICU at a medical center in nearby Washington was flashing yellow and red -- signaling that they, too, had run out of room. The next car crash victim would have to go elsewhere; the next heart attack patient risked losing precious minutes before getting lifesaving treatment. As the second wave of H1N1 infections begins in the United States, scenes like this from the command center of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems have federal, state and local health authorities nationwide scrambling. Even if swine flu remains a mild infection, the pandemic could be the tipping point for an emergency medical system teetering on the edge.
Flu Shots to Start in Three Weeks as U.S. Cases Spread
Swine flu vaccinations may begin in three weeks, earlier than previously anticipated, after the first U.S. tests found a single shot to be effective in eight to 10 days, U.S. health officials said. The first shots may be available by the end of this month and administered to patients the first week of October, said Nancy Cox, director of the flu division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Also To Use Swine Flu To Gut Civilian Liberties: Report
In case of a swine flu pandemic the French government has a plan to introduce emergency measures that would gut legal protections for citizens, the daily Liberation reported Tuesday. According to documents provided to the daily by a judges' union, the plan would extend the period police can keep a suspect in detention without charge or a hearing before a judge to up to six months. Suspects would also not be able to contact a lawyer until after spending 24 hours in custody. Under the plan children could be tried in adult courts and more trials held behind closed doors. The Syndicat de la Magistrature called the measures "revolting" and said they would amount to "liberticide," and called on Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie to abandon the plan. The union was due to release on Tuesday the text of the government plan, which it said was provided to heads of courts in great secrecy in July, the newspaper reported.
says swine flu situation 'grim'
China, the world's most populous country, is scheduled to launch its nationwide vaccination programme "this week", Health Minister Chen Zhu told reporters, but he admitted Beijing was facing an uphill battle.
Bill Would Allow State Authorities To Quarantine People During Pandemic
A new proposed bill designed to combat the threat of the H1N1 virus would allow the state to forcefully quarantine people in the event of a pandemic. Anyone who refuses to comply with the quarantine order could face jail time or a $1000 per day fine. The "Pandemic Response Bill" would also force health providers to vaccinate people, authorize forcible entry into private homes, and impose fines or prison sentences on anyone not complying with isolation or quarantine orders. Federal health officials are also warning of a possible new outbreak of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the "swine flu." Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said people should expect "a big influx" of cases and brace for it as best they can. Napolitano said many cases are likely to surface before a vaccine becomes available in mid-October. Already, cases are showing up on college campuses. Fifty students at Emory College and 100 students at Wake Forest are sick with the flu.
Flu: Path To Martial Law?
Could a form of martial law be imminent? Obama appears ready to cross the Rubicon, and all he needs is a killer virus. Let’s connect some dots. Remember President Obama’s Executive Order basing 80,000 active troops at home for the first time in the history of the peacetime military establishment to “help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack….” Now connect that information to the recent announcement that the military has established regional deployment locations all across the United States to “assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials.” Civil unrest and crowd control? Significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall? What do they know that we don’t?
Admits To Releasing Pandemic Virus Into Population Via 'Mock-Up' Vaccines
The document on the WHO website linked below states that it is common procedure to release pandemic viruses into the population in order to get a jump ahead of the real pandemic, so as to fast track the vaccine for when it is needed. In Europe, some manufacturers have conducted advance studies using a so-called "mock-up" vaccine. Mock-up vaccines contain an active ingredient for an influenza virus that has not circulated recently in human populations and thus mimics the novelty of a pandemic virus. According to the website, “Such advance studies can greatly expedite regulatory approval.” On June 11 the World Health Organization (WHO) raised its swine flu pandemic alert from a 5 to a 6. Phase 6 is the highest level alert, and reflects the speed with which a virus is spreading -- not its severity. This classification also allows for a vaccine to qualify for a “fast-track” procedure for licensing and approval, and this process is now ongoing for the swine flu vaccine. What you may not know, however, is that WHO, together with health officials, regulatory authorities and vaccine manufacturers, have been working since 2007 – long before this new “threat” of swine flu emerged – to “explore a broad range of issues surrounding the regulatory approval of pandemic vaccines.”
Warns Neurologists To Watch For Nerve Disease Following Swine Flu Shots
The CDC has followed in the footsteps of British health authorities by warning neurologists to look out for cases of the nerve disease Guillain-Barre syndrome caused by the swine flu vaccine. Doctors in Britain were advised last month by the government to carefully track cases of the disease and report each one to the Health Protection Agency. A letter sent by 600 neurologists indicated that “there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications,” according to a Daily Mail report. During the 1976 swine flu scare in the U.S., which prompted the government to order a mass vaccination program to cover the entire population, the vaccine caused more deaths than the actual virus, prompting a public backlash that cost the then director of the CDC his job. SImilar concerns about the vaccine are now being replicated over 30 years later.
Flu to Hit 50% of Us
House Posts Update On H1N1 Preparedness
This week, the White House posted a new report about the nation's readiness for H1N1 influenza. The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) had assembled a subcommittee of experts on influenza and public health to assess and report on the situation; the PCAST report is online, as is a summary listing the group's recommendations and progress to date for each. "As the nation prepares for what could be a challenging fall, it is crucial that our public health decisions are informed by the very best scientific and technological information," said John P. Holdren, assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology and a co-chair of PCAST, said in the White House news release dated Aug. 24. The PCAST recommendations and progress on them: * Accelerate vaccine availability to mid-September by having manufacturers "fill and finish" some of the vaccine at 15 micrograms. Progress: All five manufacturers have been asked to put their initially available vaccine in vials as soon as possible, which will ensure earliest possible availability of initial doses. * Upgrade the national surveillance system. Progress: HHS and CDC are expanding the system to track emergency department visits and admissions for influenza-like illness (ILI) and are providing test kits and devices to 140 public health labs to test for H1N1 and other flu subtypes. CDC is adding about 900 more sentinel clinic providers to improve tracking on ILI...
science czar's ideas 'really scary'
John Holdren -- President Obama's "science czar" -- has espoused the need for forced abortions, sterilizations, and the creation of a "Planetary Regime" that would oversee population levels and protect the planet.