Wednesday, February 11, 2015

1976 Swine Flu to 1986 legal protection for vaccines to 2006 PAHPA to 2015 measles

So there was a measles outbreak at Disney World in 2014/2015.  The US media is blaming Americans who have elected not to vaccinate themselves or their children.

They are not mentioning that a side effect of the MMR vaccine is that it can cause M(easles), M(umps), or R(ubella).

They're not mentioning that immunity from MMR is short-lived.

They are not mentioning the tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of illegal immigrants in the past 2 years - none of whom were medically screened.  Judicial Watch reported in July 2014 that illegal alien minors were spreading TB, Dengue, and Swine Flu.  Measles could be a likely component as well.

A few voices in the political sphere said vaccination should be a matter of choice: NJ Gov. Christie and Sen. Rand Paul.  They have been vilified.

And even Newsweek reported in the midst of a anti-vaxxer story that the CDC reported 69 deaths associated with the MMR vaccine since 2000.  They shrug that off with "died sometime after having been vaccinated against some cases their deaths were totally unrelated, or the patient had some undiagnosed congenital illness that meant he or she should never have been vaccinated in the first place."
Ed. note:  If the all-knowing Newsweek and CDC knows that, then they should know how many of the 69 did die from the vaccination.

And then there's this test called the RT-PCR.  It can be used to determine the source of the infection, such as with measles.  Did the measles come from a vaccine strain, or from a in-the-wild strain?
The Reverse Transcripterase-Polymerase Chain Reaction is an accepted protocol in use since 1995 to determine the source of infection.

Were the Disney World measles patients tested with RT-PCR?  If not, why not?  If yes, what strain was it?

So let's back up and look at how we got to this situation and a good starting point is that Swine Flu vaccination of 1976, which killed more people than the flu itself.  Even President Ford took the vaccination and got sick from it.
By the way, FLU VACCINES do contain thimerosal which is a mercury compound.  MERCURY.
And other vaccines have minute amounts of thimerosal.  Still a heavy metal toxin for humans, though.

1976 Swine Flu Debacle
The LA Times recapped the story in 2009:  In February 1976 when an Army recruit at Ft. Dix NJ fell ill and died from a swine flu virus believed to be a descendant of the 1918 strain.
Ed. note:  There had been flu epidemics since 1918 - 1957-58 Asian and 1968-69 Hong Kong - so why the jump to the 1918 epidemics?  Because it erupted at an Army base?

Dr. David J Sencer was the CDC Director who led the inoculation effort, and called on President Ford and Congress to begin a mass inoculation.  The program begin in October 1976, but within days there were reports the vaccine was causing Guillain-Barre syndrome.  25% of the American population received the vaccination before the program was halted.  The pandemic never materialized.

The flu infected 200 people, 1 death.  The vaccine is thought to be responsible for 500 cases of Guillain-Barre and 25 deaths.

The public widely regarded the entire affair as a farce, and Sencer was fired.

Ed. note:  But the LA Times story doesn't provide figures on those afflicted with Guillain-Barre or killed by the vaccinations.

An article at the CDC on Reflections on the 1976 Swine Flu vaccination by then CDC Director David Sencer and Director of NIIP* J. Donald Millar, goes into detail on the difficulty of manufacturing the vaccine:
NIIP received the first of 2 crippling blows to "immunize every man, woman, and child:"
1) Vaccine makers demanded an ultimatum - the federal govt would indemnify them against claims of adverse reactions.  The govt quickly agreed to this.  The CDC notes here the unintended message was "there's something wrong with this vaccine" and "this public misperception, warranted or not..."
*NIIP:  National Influenza Immunization Program
Ed. note:  Nice bit of writing there, CDC.  This public misperception - well, we know how the CDC feels about indemnifying vaccines.

August 2, 1976 deaths were reported from Philadelphia at the American Legion convention.  These were determined not to be the flu.  But this was regarded by the media and others as an attempt to stimulate NIIP.
Ed. note:  Interestingly, CDC fails to identify this non-flu, which history has recorded as  Legionnaires Disease.

The CDC does go on to report on finding cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) among persons receiving the flu vaccination.  The CDC maintains it remains unclear if the vaccine had a causal relationship.

A moratorium on the flu vaccination program was announced December 16 1976.

But the CDC, Department of Health and Welfare, and other government agencies didn't stop researching how to get and implement vaccines to an entire population.

1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986
From the Department of Health and Human Services, Human Resources and Services Administration:
On October 1, 1988 the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660) created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
The VICP ensures adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs, and establish and maintain an accessible and efficient forum for individuals injured by certain vaccines.
The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims decides who will be paid.

Mercola reports on the Vaccine Court,that through 2008 two out of three individuals applying for federal vaccine injury compensation have been turned away empty-handed even though to date $1.8 billion has been awarded to more than 2,200 plaintiffs out of some 12,000 who have applied.

MMR gets combined into 1 vaccination shot
Also during the 1980s Merck combined the separate Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccines into a single shot.  NOT because parents were lax about getting all 3 shots for their children, but rather to make it difficult to track an adverse reaction to a specific vaccination.

It was also well known then that the MMR vaccine does not convey permanent immunization but rather a short-lived one.  The only permanent immunization is from recovering from the disease.

1998 Dr. Wakefield Finds a Link Between MMR and Autism
Interestingly, Dr. Wakefield advocated disaggregating the MMR back into 3 separate shots to reduce adverse effects such as autism.  Merck wouldn't even agree to that.

And in September 2014 an Italian court found there was a link between vaccines and autism.

The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) of 2006
This law, among other things, codifies the need for the U.S. to stockpile vaccines for usage, including flu vaccines.

Merck's published side effects from the MMR-II vaccine
On pages 6-8:
The following adverse reactions are listed in decreasing order of severity, without regard to causality, within each body system category and have been reported during clinical trials, with use of the marketed vaccine, or with use of monovalent or bivalent vaccine containing measles, mumps, or rubella: Body as a Whole Panniculitis; atypical measles; fever; syncope; headache; dizziness; malaise; irritability. Cardiovascular System Vasculitis. Digestive System Pancreatitis; diarrhea; vomiting; parotitis; nausea.
Endocrine System Diabetes mellitus. Hemic and Lymphatic System Thrombocytopenia (see WARNINGS, Thrombocytopenia); purpura; regional lymphadenopathy; leukocytosis. Immune System Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions have been reported as well as related phenomena such as angioneurotic edema (including peripheral or facial edema) and bronchial spasm in individuals with or without an allergic history. Musculoskeletal System Arthritis; arthralgia; myalgia. Arthralgia and/or arthritis (usually transient and rarely chronic), and polyneuritis are features of infection with wild-type rubella and vary in frequency and severity with age and sex, being greatest in adult females and least in prepubertal children. This type of involvement as well as myalgia and paresthesia, have also been reported following administration of MERUVAX II. Chronic arthritis has been associated with wild-type rubella infection and has been related to persistent virus and/or viral antigen isolated from body tissues. Only rarely have vaccine recipients developed chronic joint symptoms. Following vaccination in children, reactions in joints are uncommon and generally of brief duration. In women, incidence rates for arthritis and arthralgia are generally higher than those seen in children (children: 0-3%; women: 12-26%),{17,56,57} and the reactions tend to be more marked and of longer duration. Symptoms may persist for a matter of months or on rare occasions for years. In adolescent girls, the reactions appear to be intermediate in incidence between those seen in children and in adult women. Even in women older than 35 years, these reactions are generally well tolerated and rarely interfere with normal activities. Nervous System Encephalitis; encephalopathy; measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE) (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE); Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS); acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM); transverse myelitis; febrile convulsions; afebrile convulsions or seizures; ataxia; polyneuritis; polyneuropathy; ocular palsies; paresthesia. Experience from more than 80 million doses of all live measles vaccines given in the U.S. through 1975 indicates that significant central nervous system reactions such as encephalitis and encephalopathy, occurring within 30 days after vaccination, have been temporally associated with measles vaccine very rarely.{58} In no case has it been shown that reactions were actually caused by vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pointed out that "a certain number of cases of encephalitis may be expected to occur in a large childhood population in a defined period of time even when no vaccines are administered". However, the data suggest the possibility that some of these cases may have been caused by measles vaccines. The risk of such serious neurological disorders following live measles virus vaccine administration remains far less than that for encephalitis and encephalopathy with wild-type measles (one per two thousand reported cases). Post-marketing surveillance of the more than 200 million doses of M-M-R and M-M-R II that have been distributed worldwide over 25 years (1971 to 1996) indicates that serious adverse events such as encephalitis and encephalopathy continue to be rarely reported.{17}
There have been reports of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) in children who did not have a history of infection with wild-type measles but did receive measles vaccine. Some of these cases may have resulted from unrecognized measles in the first year of life or possibly from the measles vaccination. Based on estimated nationwide measles vaccine distribution, the association of SSPE cases to measles vaccination is about one case per million vaccine doses distributed. This is far less than the association with infection with wild-type measles, 6-22 cases of SSPE per million cases of measles. The results of a retrospective case-controlled study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that the overall effect of measles vaccine has been to protect against SSPE by preventing measles with its inherent higher risk of SSPE.{59} Cases of aseptic meningitis have been reported to VAERS following measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination. Although a causal relationship between the Urabe strain of mumps vaccine and aseptic meningitis has been shown, there is no evidence to link Jeryl Lynn™ mumps vaccine to aseptic meningitis.
 Respiratory System Pneumonia; pneumonitis (see CONTRAINDICATIONS); sore throat; cough; rhinitis. Skin Stevens-Johnson syndrome; erythema multiforme; urticaria; rash; measles-like rash; pruritis. Local reactions including burning/stinging at injection site; wheal and flare; redness (erythema); swelling; induration; tenderness; vesiculation at injection site. Special Senses — Ear Nerve deafness; otitis media. Special Senses — Eye Retinitis; optic neuritis; papillitis; retrobulbar neuritis; conjunctivitis. Urogenital System Epididymitis; orchitis. Other Death from various, and in some cases unknown, causes has been reported rarely following vaccination with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines; however, a causal relationship has not been established in healthy individuals (see CONTRAINDICATIONS). No deaths or permanent sequelae were reported in a published post-marketing surveillance study in Finland involving 1.5 million children and adults who were vaccinated with M-M-R II during 1982 to 1993.{60} Under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, health-care providers and manufacturers are required to record and report certain suspected adverse events occurring within specific time periods after vaccination. However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has established a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which will accept all reports of suspected events.{49} A VAERS report form as well as information regarding reporting requirements can be obtained by calling VAERS 1-800-822-7967.

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