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July 30th, 2010
02:49 PM ET

New flu vaccine is on the way

Anyone looking for protection against the seasonal flu may soon find it available at a doctor's office or nearby clinic.  Manufacturers have begun to ship the 2010/2011 seasonal flu shots and sprays.

Glaxo SmithKline, Sanofi-Pasteur, Novartis and MedImmune (maker of the flu spray FluMist) have announced that their flu vaccines are being shipped to distributors.

In the end, 155 million doses of flu shots and sprays should be available for the upcoming flu season, if all goes well with the manufacturing process.  On Friday, Sanofi Pasteur announced that the first of more than 70 million doses of vaccine have been shipped and GSK plans to supply more than 30 million doses of vaccine.  Novartis said Thurday that  it plans to ship about 40 million flu shots and MedImmune began shipping  it's first of 15 million sprays on July 21.

More vaccine should be needed this year because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending for the first time that everyone 6 months and older should get a seasonal flu vaccination.  The CDC announced Thursday that is was adopting the recommendations of its vaccine advisory group from earlier this year.

A year ago at this time, flu activity was unusually high for the time of the year because of the spread of  new H1N1 strain.  This summer, the CDC says the number of flu cases is low.  Making vaccine available sooner should help people get protected long before the flu season actually begins to pick up again.

CDC spokesman Tom Skinner suggests that  if vaccine is available earlier people should try to get it. “We want people to get vaccinated, so if vaccine is going out and people can get it, then get it,” Skinner tells CNN.  He says there's no harm in getting a flu shot now rather than waiting until the fall, when people are used to getting their flu shots because “we know the vaccine is effective for 6-8 months, which should take you well into April of next year.”

Flu shots and sprays for the upcoming flu season will include the 2009 H1N1 strain, better known as swine flu, as one of the 3 strains included in the vaccine.

Last year the flu season peaked in October due to the emergence of the new pandemic flu strain, which was responsible for virtually all flu illness last year.  The CDC estimates that by the end of the 2009/2010 flu season at least 60 million people or about 20 percent of U.S. population had gotten sick from the new flu strain.  More people sought medical attention for flu-like symptoms during the H1N1 flu pandemic than almost any season since the CDC started reporting these numbers in 1997, according the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Only the 2003 – 2004 season could match last year's number of doctor visits.

CNN's Saundra Young, Leslie Wade and Intern Carrie Gann contributed to this report.


soundoff (299 Responses)
  1. Rafa

    Oh yipee a flu vaccine with H1N1 vaccine too. now i'l be sure to get vaccinated.... lol. what ever happened to that pandemic H1N1. o yeah i forgot that was just some BS so Big Pharma could get billions of dollars because a few unhealthy people died from a flu strain. swine flu!!!! its gonna kill us all

    July 30, 2010 at 18:34 | Report abuse | Reply
    • H

      You are hopelessly ignorant.

      July 30, 2010 at 18:39 | Report abuse |
    • Bennett

      Yeah, like those unhealthy teenagers I took care of with rip-roaring pneumonias... It was a pandemic, just thankfully not a bad one – by Flu standards.

      July 30, 2010 at 18:52 | Report abuse |
    • Rafa

      lol ur probably the type to walk through those body scanners at the airportwithout blinking an eye too. have fun with skin cancer in 5 years

      July 30, 2010 at 18:56 | Report abuse |
    • Rick Salomon

      I am totally with your Rafa. Check out the book THE TRILLION DOLLAR CONSPIRACY. It talks about this and many other issues of how big business is trying to control the population.

      July 30, 2010 at 19:42 | Report abuse |
    • RP

      H–do your homework-virus was created in the lab, big pharma applied for the patent on the flu vaccine for H1N1 5 years before they released it, then released it within 90 days of getting the patent on H1N1 flu vaccine. Many countries got flu vaccine with squalene in it as an adjuvant- squalene causes autoimmune illness such as the Gulf War syndrome. Do the research before you get a vaccine of any kind. At least 2 childhood vaccines were found to be contaminated with Pig retro viruses which desrtroy the immune system like AIDs virus. This is a serious matter.

      July 30, 2010 at 19:51 | Report abuse |
    • H

      DO MY HOMEWORK?! Where did you do YOURS, then Glenn Beck show?! I can't believe how rampant the ignorance, lies, and misinformation is out there.

      July 30, 2010 at 20:22 | Report abuse |
    • Nursehope

      LOL: The proposed H1N1 vax reported in this article is nothing new in its parameters: the 12 month data is analyzed, strains are ID'd and a MIXTURE of the most commonly occuring viruses are formulated into a vax-4-all. EVERY Aug., this data is analyzed prior to the "flu season". No news here. Carry on.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:39 | Report abuse |
    • Nursehope

      The "pandemic" risk is as follows: bird flu (H5N1), which is fatal in 65% of those infected, combines with H1N1 and forms a deadly virulent strain whose immunization does NOT confer immunity.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:43 | Report abuse |
    • Shan

      Um, wrong! Although it wasn't as bad as they predicted, it was pretty bad. I attended seven funerals due to the H1N1 flu – four of which were children. And that doesn't even begin to tell you how many people that I know personally that were in the intensive care unit, some it comas for over a month. It is a serious threat. Also, NONE of the people that I knew had any underlying health issues. I guess you are just lucky it didn't affect you or anyone you care about.

      July 31, 2010 at 01:31 | Report abuse |
    • IggyDad

      Will it really be so tragic when the ignorant, the paranoid, and the teabaggers are in bed for a week with high fever, headaches, exreme fatigue and painful muscle sores? Think of what we could accimplish in that time...

      July 31, 2010 at 10:10 | Report abuse |
    • magickdawn

      When pandemic prevention measures are successful, then there is no massive incidence of illness and death. That is sucess, not failure or conspiracy

      July 31, 2010 at 11:18 | Report abuse |
    • godbluff

      Well at least someone has a clear understanding; unlike the 48 % of the idiots who actually said they will take this shot of death. Keep trying to bring the truth out. The sheep are starting to learn.

      July 31, 2010 at 12:23 | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      US Patent Application 20090010962 – Genetically Engineered Swine Influenza Virus...
      Hmm...make the virus...make the cure...look it up and allow yourself to see the whole picture...it's all about the chedda

      July 31, 2010 at 20:46 | Report abuse |
    • Hawk

      Ah yes. The same logic that since we all didn't die in a nuclear war, nuclear weapons must be a hoax. Since a giant asteroid didn't kill millions of people, that can't happen either – stupid scientists looking for Near Earth Asteroids. Oh, and since no one I know died this year, all those reports about people dieing are hoaxes too...right? It couldn't just be random chance, odds, preventative measures and the limited scope of my own observations. Naaaw. That would make too much sense. Hoaxes sound better.

      August 1, 2010 at 10:17 | Report abuse |
    • Carlos

      Umm... let me see, 1) I get a vaccine, I screw up my body and I get sick anyway or 2) I get no vaccine, I eat healthy and excercise outdoors instead of being zombied by stupid TV shows that glorify the rich and famous, I probably get sick, but because I don't eat junk food and I get lots of sunlight it's mild and I return to work in two days. Hmmm.... I'll pass on the vaccine, I'd rather lose a day or two of wages.

      August 1, 2010 at 14:24 | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Wait until someone in your family catches H1N1 (In my case it was my son). He spent one month in the hospital and almost died. You don't need a huge number of people to have an epidemic; just someone you love.

      August 1, 2010 at 22:21 | Report abuse |
    • Andy Figueroa

      Ignorant is to light a word to use on you, you probably think the lunar landing was an MTV video MORON, the many people that died would disagree with you if they could and their family would string you up I would infect you and watch you choke on your phlegm..

      August 2, 2010 at 11:17 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Well, where to begin. First off, squalene in vaccine preps. When you do your research, make sure and do so from scholarly sources, especially those that are not sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Bottom line, you will find...squalene and anti-squalene antibodies can be found in low titers in individuals that have not received squalene-adjuvant vaccines. And, here is the kicker, immunization with squalene-adjuvant vaccines does not increase the titer of squalene/squalene anti-bodies. Typical misinformed, internet misinformation.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:08 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Carlos, Carlos...dear friend, such naivete. I'll bet the anti-vaccine folk on here are the same that believe in Aspartame syndrome, that MMR causes autism, that vitamin water will cure all that ails. In actuality, the worst flus play against the healthy, robust immune system. They elicit a vigorous immune response. Cytokines and immunologic cells and mediators damage the lungs. ARDS and bacterial superinfection. Being healthy can actually be the worst possible thing with certain flus, the Spanish flu, for example. Folks...stop relying on silly books and blogs and propaganda. It's dangerous and naive.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:13 | Report abuse |
  2. PARROT

    WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE WHO ORGANIZATION?....ARE WE STILL ON RED ALERT?

    July 30, 2010 at 18:46 | Report abuse | Reply
    • CD

      LOL

      July 30, 2010 at 20:04 | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      Searching for 20090010962 on the web site for the United States Patent Office yields nothing. Doing a google search yields no credible information either. Yet another myth by the ignorant and paranoid.

      July 31, 2010 at 22:24 | Report abuse |
  3. Hankie

    Make sure you get that flu vaccine! Because they can sneak in a microchip into your body through those. And they can put poisons into your blood stream, and you won't even know it.

    July 30, 2010 at 18:49 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joel Franco

      I love you dude for making that EXACT CORRECT POINT! This vaccine is part of the NWO. -.- Dumb People will actually take it as a "precaution".

      July 30, 2010 at 20:36 | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      You gotta be kidding---you can get a virus or a deadly illness from just about any thing you consume if it has a bug of some sort in it. It's a crap shoot no matter what you comsume, be it Medication or Food. Just relax and hope for the best. Stress can kill you too!

      July 31, 2010 at 12:44 | Report abuse |
    • PANKIE

      DO NOT take this. Boost your immune system the natural way. Eat healthy, up your water intake NOW, take the necessary steps to clean your liver and kidneys that serve as our AMAZING filtration system for our bodies. Also up your vitamin C intake. I have NEVER taken the flu shot. It is all a scam. Only people with brains realize this.

      August 2, 2010 at 14:58 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Pankie...do you know why the Spanish flu killed millions of healthy individuals in the prime of their lives? Because they had the healthiest, most robust immune system. Some flu viruses are virulent in that they don't directly damage the lungs but they are ridiculously immunogenic...they just elicit an overwhelming immune response in the healthiest individuals. It is the immune response, the cells, the cytokines, that damage the tissue and set you up for ARDS and bacterial superinfection. And, yes, this type of flu will happen again. Not a matter of if, just a matter of when. And all of the Ostrich syndrome, stick your head in the sand, denial won't protect you when it does hit. And the largest proportion of people that will die aren't the comorbid, the elderly, the obese...it will be the healthiest individuals. It's just immunology 101.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:19 | Report abuse |
  4. mitchellbecker

    Oh yeah, Big Pharma has millions of gallons of the H1N1 Vaccine left because people world wide refused to take it. The vaccine is just sitting there,with a shelf life that's ticking away. So the only good solution, rather than dumping it out, is to create a new pandemic emergency and slip it into our flew shots. This is after the CDC and WHO admitting that they never said that mortality rates would be high, but that this flu would spread easily. This vaccine was a bad idea before, and remains a bad one.

    July 30, 2010 at 18:54 | Report abuse | Reply
    • H

      I'm sorry, do you have a science degree or any science background, for that matter? What's that? No? Stop spewing ignorant lies.

      July 30, 2010 at 18:59 | Report abuse |
    • Rick Salomon

      I always thought this "pandemic" was a total scam for making money. Just do a little research H, before making blanket not very intelligent comments.

      July 30, 2010 at 19:43 | Report abuse |
    • OlJim

      Thank you for the truth! The sheeple above is still asleep.

      July 30, 2010 at 21:14 | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Nice conspiracy theory, except that the excess H1N1 doses will already have been destroyed by the time this new flu vaccine is given. Most have already been destroyed.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:23 | Report abuse |
    • H is DUMB

      HL You do not need a science degree to know the truth you dingbat. Do you need a degree to know that drinking gasoline is bad for you ? Get your head out of your butt and think for yourself! At least read a book and stop believing everything the media tells you. *sigh*

      August 2, 2010 at 15:00 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      H is dumb...I have read many, many, many books...on microbiology, immunology, cell and molecular biology/physiology, pathophysiology, internal medicine, virology, critical care, and on and on and on. I have treated patients with every illness imaginable, over and over and over. All I can say is, I agree...read thousands of pages of SCIENTIFIC books and studies, apply that in a clinical setting, then form an opinion. And my opinion is that you are terribly misinformed and naive.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:36 | Report abuse |
  5. Jeanne

    As always, my kids and I will happily be protected once again this year from the flu, which can actually kill people. Thank goodness I say for the medical profession for our ever increasing life span.

    July 30, 2010 at 19:09 | Report abuse | Reply
    • OlJim

      I am very sorry for you! Our wonderful medical community is SOO GREAT that we have people dying from cancer and other dis-eases. Thank you so much, Docs, for injecting us with poison and chemicals, and mixing our DNA with animal DNA. Wake up!

      July 30, 2010 at 21:11 | Report abuse |
    • Igor

      Never took a Flu vaccine and I am still alive.

      Just dumb luck?

      July 30, 2010 at 21:27 | Report abuse |
    • Stephanie

      Doesn't mean a thing.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:59 | Report abuse |
    • LEE

      You really didn't want grandchildren anyway did you?

      August 1, 2010 at 10:29 | Report abuse |
    • Jeane is blind

      I feel bad for your kids.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:01 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      OlJim...what in the hell is your point? Bet you believe that MMR causes autism and aspartame causes MS, right? Paranoid much?

      August 2, 2010 at 22:21 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Jeane is blind...why do you post such drivel? Have you no shame? Aren't you at all embarrassed by the idiotic mindset you imply? I am guessing you are one of the anti-vaccine, anti-aspartame, MMR=autism, holistic, organic crowd that is led like sheep? Am I right? If not, I apologize. If so, then I feel sorry for your kids as you are part of a segment of the population that occupies the lowest rung in terms of intelligence and common sense.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:42 | Report abuse |
  6. Lindemonster

    U believe in Doctors & nurses, don't you? I mean, u go to them when you are sick, so you must believe they are there to help u, right? Then ask them for the facts about vaccinations and the flu. I did, and now I get the shot every year.

    July 30, 2010 at 19:20 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Allen411

      Yikes! You are a goner for sure.

      July 31, 2010 at 00:04 | Report abuse |
    • THEY ARE PAID BY DRUG COMPANIES

      Lindemonster: Wow. You are a thick one aren't you? Of course the doctors are going to tell you that. Are you cracked?! They get kick backs from drug companies to get you on their poisonous drugs! Please don't procreate. We don't need any more ignorance out there.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:04 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      "THEY ARE PAID..." Ding, ding, ding...winner, winner, chicken dinner. Congratulations, you might well have made the most ignorant, paranoid, idiotic post I have ever read on any subject. Outstanding. That post was mind-numbingly ignorant, to the point that you are a danger with a keyboard. My recommendation...back slowly away from the keyboard before you embarass yourself further. Wow, I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. Hopefully your post isn't a symbol of a deeper permeating ignorance in this country. Goodness.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:39 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      I had to respond again...do you really believe what you typed in regards to kickbacks? Really? No, seriously? Stick to bagging the fries, 'cause you haven't the first iota of a clue as to what you opine. Rubbish. Nonsense. Ignorance. Wow...hand to forehead, shake head side to side...I can't believe what I just read. You CAN'T believe what you typed. You seriously CAN NOT!

      August 2, 2010 at 22:46 | Report abuse |
  7. cafields

    I heard about this over a week ago at InfoWars over a week ago and this is another reason not to take the mercury and heavy metal laden vaccines. Millions of people were given live cancer when they took the polio vaccines and the newer vaccines like the HPV vaccine, that they sale as cancer protection for women also contain cancer and some girls die of cancer within months of taking it and some are paralyzed or die within hours of taking it.

    July 30, 2010 at 19:22 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Melissa

      Every vaccine and medicine has risks, but for most, those risks are worth whatever they're protecting against.
      Look at it this way, no one has a gun to your head forcing you to get them. If you don't want them, don't get them. But don't sit there and bitch and moan when you get sick then.

      July 30, 2010 at 19:35 | Report abuse |
    • Rick Salomon

      The problem Melissa, is that under WHO guidelines, once the highest "pandemic" risk is announced, most governments have the power to announce FORCED vaccinations. Just a few months ago it came into light how prominent scientists working for WHO had close ties to big pharmaceutical companies. The new mostly made some headlines in Europe and it was ignored here...I wonder why?

      As you said people can make their own informed decisions. The scary thing is how we are becoming a zombie nation, stupid and ignorant, that does not cultivate discrimination or critical thinking.

      July 30, 2010 at 19:48 | Report abuse |
    • CD

      I was just wondering why I don't see those HPV vaccine commercials anymore. I sat in the doctors office next to these 9 year old girls who got the shot, and one said she fainted! She was too small to even know what that shot was for! I think it's just as dangerous as having cancer, and before anyone says otherwise, I have had intravenous-Chemo and mild chemo meds due to an autoimmune disease that they say came from "no known cause" but believe it came from medications I was coerced into taking for allergies! Allergies! I was better off without the meds, changed my diet and I'm 100% better now! A "miracle" according to my docs at UCLA! WAKE UP PEOPLE!

      July 30, 2010 at 20:11 | Report abuse |
    • LEE

      Rick not to mention a fat and lazy nation. Many people are so over wieght and lethargic they can barely get out of bed. I guess if I were in this state I would be concerned and armor myself with drugs too. NOT THOUGH.

      August 1, 2010 at 10:57 | Report abuse |
    • THEY ARE PAID BY DRUG COMPANIES

      Melissa, get a clue. This is done on purpose. Everything he is saying is true. You are so stupid.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:06 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Rick...the problem with critical thinking in terms of medicine is that most individuals aren't qualified to do such. They rely on independent books and blogs and biases sites. They have no idea how to look at a scientific study, examine the study design, and interpret the significance of the results. There is a reason medical school is 4 years and residency is 3-7 years and fellowships are another 1-3 years and medicine still remains a lifelong learning process. I am all for being informed, but the average individual is going to be limited in this context, it just is what it is.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:24 | Report abuse |
  8. Rick Salomon

    Don't get vaccinated! This is mostly a dangerous scam from pharmaceutical companies. What happened to the pandemic? How was the WHO allowed to raise the "pandemic" level into such a high level and to suggest the vaccination of so many people? Because the pharmaceutical companies are working with the WHO. The system is all corrupted.

    I recommend you read the book: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CONSPIRACY by Jim Marrs. It talks about this and other timely subjects. Anyone with some intelligence will be able to confirm the facts and come up with their own decisions.

    It is time to wake up America!

    July 30, 2010 at 19:40 | Report abuse | Reply
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      And there it is! Every time I see a post that has the phrases "wake up, people" or "wake up, America" or "come on, people", it's a solid-gold guarantee that some idiotic conspiracy theory is sure to follow.

      Case in point, right there.

      July 31, 2010 at 23:44 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      I guess I should tell everyone that I do work for a drug company. But, that does not mean I am getting paid to say this.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:43 | Report abuse |
  9. Stephen Stray, PhD

    I think there is some confusion here- for many years, the 'flu vaccines available in the US and most of the rest of the world have contained H3N2, H1N1, and influenza B components. The exact strains are changed every year or so to make sure that the vaccine provides the best "match" with circulating viruses. Last year, because the "Swine origin" 2009 H1N1 arose too late to be included in the regular seasonal vaccines, a separate vaccine specific to this novel strain of H1N1 had to be generated. This year, the vaccine will contain as its H1N1 component a strain closely related to the 2009 H1N1 to attempt to give the best coverage possible for the virus strains we expect to circulate this year.

    July 30, 2010 at 19:48 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sandy

      Doc, can not argue with idiots. It is these same people who will be screaming when they get it. They have no idea just how dangerous this is not to get the shots. R.N. here

      July 30, 2010 at 21:28 | Report abuse |
    • OlJim

      You are welcome to poison yourself as much as you like!

      July 30, 2010 at 22:06 | Report abuse |
    • Sandy is a fool

      Sandy, you are pathetic. Try reading a book, doing a research and truly understanding to deep corruption that is going on in our medical community. If you cannot see it , that is your choice. But do not try to suppress the truth. You are part of the machine as well. I pity you.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:15 | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Wow. I just did some research on these vaccines and I must say that I was wrong ! I can't believe I was so ignorant to push this poison into people, especially the children ! Wow, I stand corrected.

      August 2, 2010 at 17:15 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Sandy...the simple fact is that most people have little to no qualifications to interpret scientific data. They read books or a blog or some anti-vaccine website and believe they are informed. The truth is, medical school is 4 years, residency is 3-7 years, fellowships are 1-3 years, and you still don't know anything yet. And people read an article on a website or two and feel they are making an informed decision. It is sad and scary as hell.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:26 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      "Sandy is a fool"...Aspartame syndrome. MMR and autism. Bet you buy into those as well, right? Bet you do just organic foods, right? And you call others a fool. It might make you feel better to know that your type is mocked on a daily basis in medicine, by people with an actual education into these matters, an education dedicated to health and spanning more than a decade. I don't pity you, I really don't. If someone is going to be that misinformed, that naive, and completely lacking anything resembling even the first clue, I don't have time to pity them. I simply dismiss them and their nonsensical beliefs and assertions. Simply put, you really don't have even a rudimentary understanding of the subject in which you opine. You spout nonsense AND you actually believe the nonsense you spout. The worst kind of ignorance.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:31 | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      The rapid mutability of viruses makes the "seasonal flu vaccination" at best worthless and with the inclusion of 25 mcg of the second deadliest substance, mercury, much WORSE than worth less. Tests have proven the "seasonal flu vaccination" worthless for the young and old.

      Pediatric Flu Deaths by Year Made WORSE by Flu Vaccine

      * 1999 - – 29 deaths
      * 2000 - – 19 deaths
      * 2001 - – 13 deaths
      * 2002 - – 12 deaths
      * 2003 - – 90 deaths (Year of mass vaccinations of children under age 5 years)
      * 2006 -- 78 deaths
      * 2007 -–88 deaths
      * 2008 –-116 deaths (40.9% vaccinated at age 6 months to 23 months)

      Note IMO this holds for ALL “vaccination”

      For the CDC to recommend young children receive a "vaccination" that has not been independently tested nor registered on a non-emergency basis for young children is IMO criminal. Given the recent history of pediatric flu "vaccination" the CDC is already criminal.

      September 17, 2010 at 16:01 | Report abuse |
  10. Huyie

    I guess we will soon get to see if children, or should I say guinea pigs, in the United States experience the same adverse events as those seen in Australian children with this years flu vaccine. It doesn't seem to matter, that it has still not been possible to identify a biological or other basis that would explain the higher than expected observed rates of fever and febrile convulsions in Australian children, after receiving this years seasonal flu shot. We will just keep our fingers crossed, hope for the best and vaccinate as many children as possible.

    July 30, 2010 at 19:49 | Report abuse | Reply
    • happymom

      I just read that the problem was found with one Austrailian company's (CSL) vaccine, Ask which company your vaccine was manufactured by and if it is CSL (marketed by Merck), DON"T take the risk. Find a flu vaccine made form one of the other companies.
      The Austrailian Assoc Press reports-
      "In related developments, Australian health officials lifted a ban on seasonal flu vaccines for children under five, though it remains in place for CSL's flu vaccine, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported today. Dr Jim Bishop, Australia's chief medical officer, said monitoring shows that the fever and febrile seizure side effects in young children appear to be confined to the CSL vaccine, though ongoing investigations have not pinpointed any biological or other basis that might explain the higher side effect rate."

      July 30, 2010 at 20:29 | Report abuse |
    • Huyie

      "Last winter the likelihood that a child without risk factors would die from swine flu was less than one in a million."

      http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/340/jun09_3/c2994?view=long&pmid=20534663

      July 31, 2010 at 00:10 | Report abuse |
    • Huyie

      An interesting fact about the children in Australia that experienced febrile convulsions, fevers and vomiting after receiving this years "seasonal + swine flu vaccine" is that it was in the area (Western Australia) that had the highest child influenza vaccine rate. So maybe, that smaller group of children, that will have an adverse event were being exposed in greater numbers.

      "Peter Collignon, a professor in infectious diseases from the Australian National University, says the seasonal flu vaccine has three components – one of which is swine flu – and children may be reacting badly to receiving a second exposure to part of the flu virus.

      "If you were infected with swine flu itself last year or had been given the swine flu vaccine last November or December or January, if you then get exposed again to a part of the virus, you've already got antibodies and white cells that are turned on to try to fight the virus," he said.

      "Therefore if you get exposed to it again you may have a brisk reaction, where you produce more antibodies and more white cells, which gives you a fever and an inflammatory reaction.

      "So one of the possibilities is that the children who have problems is because they already had immunity to the virus and therefore are over reacting when exposed again to some of the virus."

      http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/23/2881522.htm

      July 31, 2010 at 00:55 | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      Huyle you are on to something. This may offer a possible explanation. Our MAIN problem in not the manufacturer of a specific "vaccination". No our problem is the NATURE of "vaccination" itself.

      The fevers are IMO but symptoms of the damage being done to these poor children and their uninformed parents. "Vaccination" is slowly killing us, one shot at a time.

      Doctor Andrew Moulden took degrees in three disciplines on his quest to understand autism and the ASDs. He has put the pieces together to prove vaccination is causing harm each and every time you vaccinate. Doctor Moulden discovered as we have learned with cancer (See Cancer Protection Protocol) oxygen is a key to life. Ischemia means impaired blood flow. Anoxia is no oxygen. Hypoxia is low oxygen.

      Doctor Moulden presents the indisputable forensic medical evidence for how ALL vaccinations are inducing harmful brain and body damages EVERY time you "vaccinate". The damages are being caused by an electrostatic as well as an immune induced hypersensitivity response that derails microscopic blood flow and fluid dynamics. We are seeing the exact same problems from infants to geriatrics. All vaccination produces micro strokes to the brain and elsewhere in your body. Most do not produce overt effects but ALL produce ischemia. Vaccinate enough and the harm can become overt as in misaligned eyes or facial grimaces, can greatly harm as in autism or can kill as in SIDS.

      http://healthyprotocols.com/2_Dr_Moulden.htm

      September 17, 2010 at 16:12 | Report abuse |
  11. Hilary Bensimon

    Autism rates in the US has increased in a dramatic and alarming rate. We still do not know the cause but too many people are still blaming vaccines. I am of the philosophy that when there is smoke, there is fire.

    I know some vaccines are safer than others, but I urge everyone to educate themselves. There are safer, alternative ways for protecting oneself form viruses, such as the use of the new types of coloidal silver, proven to kill viruses. Sovereign Silver is a great brand which has figured out how to make the silver particles really small so they are processed by the body in a safe and easy way.

    July 30, 2010 at 19:52 | Report abuse | Reply
    • sekrph

      another conspiracy theory.....there has not been one single verified case of a vaccine causing autism, ever......the study that naysayers cite was debunked a year ago when the scientist was found to have basically made up the data..

      autism symptoms are genetic, and just so happen to appear at an age when kids start having the necessary vaccinations to protect them, say 2 years...

      vaccination protesters make me sick.....pun intended....

      August 1, 2010 at 11:52 | Report abuse |
    • Not a Sheep

      SERK you are a fool. I pity you. Please do not bring any children into this world because we do not need any more imbociles like you.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:18 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Sek...you are correct. Those that argue otherwise should simply stop posting. They embarrass themselves with each post. And, I guarantee, they wouldn't know how to interpret a study, study design, study bias, and result significance if their lives depended on it. Dismiss their posts for what they are...complete and utter nonsensical drivel.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:48 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Hilary...I hear leaches will do the trick. Or a good blood letting. Wow.. Just wow. I can't believe some of this nonsense. MMR=autism. Thimerosal. Aluminum salts. Squalene. Aspartame syndrome. Organic foods.

      Some of the dumbest and most dangerous people in the world attest to the above.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:51 | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      Hilary you are correct

      One vaccinated boy in 68 is autistic. Less than one fully UNVACCINATED boy in 35,000 is autistic. The tyrannical vaccination lobby is so powerful it is getting very hard to find pools of unvaccinated children. IMO "Vaccination" is one of the greatest deadly crimes ever committed on the American people.

      September 17, 2010 at 16:21 | Report abuse |
  12. curt

    I don't trust any of these vaccines I'm frankly appalled I was given vaccines at a young age at school.

    July 30, 2010 at 19:55 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Igor

      One-in-a-lifetime vaccines for serious illnesses are a good thing; may have some side effects but the advantages are well worth the risk.

      Taking a vaccine every year for something that your body is able to easily defend against?
      Now that's another story.

      July 30, 2010 at 21:54 | Report abuse |
  13. corporate propaganda

    ahh... the sweet smell of fear based profit

    July 30, 2010 at 20:03 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Stan

      Yep...fear of the MMR vaccine, fear of Aspartame, fear of thimerosal, fear of vaccines...lord knows, many people have made a huge profit from promoting those nonsensical ideas and they have their fair number of sheep to blindly and naively pay their salaries. Good call.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:56 | Report abuse |
  14. Got my shots last year

    I have gotten a flu shot every year since 1972–almost died from the flu and I was very young then. People send their children to school sick–and yes, they had the HINI flu too. At least I won't get it–teacher needs to be alert and not miss days of school.

    July 30, 2010 at 20:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. bradley

    None of you must have had a teen diagnosed with 2009 H1N1. I did and it was not a "fun ride". My daughter was fine when she went to work that afternoon. She met us for dinner and I knew something was wrong before she ever walked through the door of the restaurant. We went to the ER that night and she was dx. with 2009 H1N1 and early pneumonia. Thankfully, we went that night since the pneumonia was already started. She recovered very slowly and still tired very easily for a couple of months after. Her father also came down with it on a trip to California and almost died. They were the only 2 that did not take the 2009 H1N1 shot. This year everyone will get the vaccine. I will not take the chance of loosing one of my children or grandchildren to the flu. And, yes, at first I was afraid to have the shot given to them too, but I did anyway and it was worth it

    July 30, 2010 at 20:11 | Report abuse | Reply
    • corporate propaganda

      'diagnosed' by novartis?

      July 30, 2010 at 21:29 | Report abuse |
    • super

      Corporate Propaganda, I hope you feel good about yourself. This person just told a heartfelt story about 2 family members who almost died and all you can do is write some toolish unfunny sarcastic remark. Did that make you feel cool? Did that make your imaginary girlfriend proud? People can disagree with your "theories" and not be sheep. Only an ignorant mind has to shout down an opposing point of view. Grow up.

      July 31, 2010 at 15:01 | Report abuse |
    • LEE

      Flu generally does make you feel like you are dying. Pnemonia can accompany the flu. Many Doctors were diagnosing patients with H1N1 without actually testing the patient because it didn't matter what the cause was only that the patient is really sick. For all I know though these two people may have a weakened immune system. Thousands of people die each year from the flu virus that leaves the sick vulnerable to other viruses.

      The strong survives the rest get immunized.

      August 1, 2010 at 11:17 | Report abuse |
    • Common Misconception

      Thanks for sharing your story, I'm glad your daughter recovered.

      Quick note to the repliers here, being healthy is the worst thing you can be when hit by the H1N1. It triggers an overwhelming immune response which is the killer, not the virus itself. That's why so many young, healthy people died instead of the elderly and infants like in the seasonal flu.

      Also, don't feed the trolls. Don't try to argue with online posters, it doesn't work for anyone and it just validates them. I've seen many posts here by people who truly need mental help for paranoia.

      August 2, 2010 at 11:56 | Report abuse |
    • Stan

      Common misconception...thank you. Same is true of the Spanish flu. It's the vigorous immune response, the cytokines, the immune mediators that damage the lungs and set you up for ARDS and bacterial superinfection. Didn't notice you had already typed this, but what you type is absolutely true. And, yes, it will happen again on a larger scale. A matter of when, not if. As for those that argue "eat right, exercise, don't vaccinate"...those are just the arguments of the misinformed. And, in most cases, that misinformation comes from sources with a direct vested monetary interest in propagating misinformation.

      August 2, 2010 at 22:59 | Report abuse |
    • Common Misconception

      As a public health professional, the comments here scare me. It’s like arguing against using a seat belt because you’ve never been in a car accident. These people are going to be the ones carrying and spreading the disease because they don’t feel it’s their responsibility to adhere to a quarantine (which would always be voluntary, there simply aren’t enough resources to strictly enforce one), and they are going to be the ones using up the already scarce resources this county has to fight off a pandemic. All because they read a blog by another conspiracy theorist, and decided that they didn’t need to take precautions. Is it 100% foolproof? No, like anything it could fail, but the benefits far exceed the drawbacks.

      August 3, 2010 at 08:30 | Report abuse |
  16. H

    Rick Salomon, a janitor who didn't graduate from high school, an armchair scientist/virologist.

    FYI, I'm a Berkeley graduate in Micribio. Why don't YOU do your homework, ignoramus?

    July 30, 2010 at 20:24 | Report abuse | Reply
    • OlJim

      Congratulations! You are an official brainwashed sheep.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:07 | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      I was awarded my PhD from UC Berkeley in 2007, and actually I very much agree with Rick.

      July 31, 2010 at 20:32 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      Yeah, right, Emma. And I'm the Queen of England.

      July 31, 2010 at 23:44 | Report abuse |
    • H is an ignoramus

      Hmm, lets see, you went to a school that receives money from the GOVERNMENT to test such medicines geared towards making them seem safe. It is a skewed system and you went to BaaU. I feel bad that you wasted thousands of dollars on an 'education' that brainwashed you. How pathetic.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:22 | Report abuse |
  17. george

    I would have to agree with everyone else here "H".The only one here that is ignorant on the subject is you! There are absoulely no facts to support a pandemic from H1N1 last year EVEN AFTER the CDC changed the definition of what a pandemic was so it would fit their claims,still not a pandemic.Please check your facts before caling someone else ignorant.

    July 30, 2010 at 20:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. corporate propaganda

    H -you are a shining example of pure humanity at it's best. I love you, man...... microbiology must come in handy when you are trying to locate your genitals, Champ!!!

    July 30, 2010 at 20:28 | Report abuse | Reply
    • H

      I'm a female, genius.

      It's just incredibly astounding how many ignorant people will continue to rant about deadly vaccines and an H1N1 conspiracy. You're probably the same folks who deny global warming.

      July 30, 2010 at 20:37 | Report abuse |
    • OlJim

      to H:
      Please go get your vaccines and do not judge others for seeing a bigger picture! There would be a world of healthy people if our science and medical community really care about people. Open your eyes: there are sick children and adults everywhere. Is it from good science? Just look at facts and draw your conclusions. This is IGNORANT not to be able to open your self to the truth.

      July 30, 2010 at 21:32 | Report abuse |
    • BGko

      H
      Unfortunately you come across as a know-nothing. Not one of your statements has had any type of fact behind it, just you telling people they are stupid without basis and making exaggerated assumptions of their lifestyle with really no proof to go off of (not surprised at all that you're a female). Most of your claims have consisted of straw-man arguments, such as the one you just made comparing those who are aware of the chemicals and adjuvants that are put into vaccines to those who challenge global-warming, when in fact not only are the two subjects unrelated, but you also show your ignorance on the global-warming debate. No one denies that global warming is occurring, there is only controversy on what causes it and what the solution is. Similarly, no one debates that vaccines are inneffective, only that the ingredients in them can often cause more harm than good, and its foolish to blindly believe that people who run a system based purely on money and profit can always have only your best interests at heart.

      July 31, 2010 at 00:51 | Report abuse |
    • LEE

      H why did you mention being female? What does this have to do with the vaccine? Surely you posess genitals right? I mean you aren't strange are you?

      August 1, 2010 at 11:26 | Report abuse |
    • H is an ignoramus

      OLJim is right. We would all be healthy if the powers that be wanted us to be healthy. They give you illnesses, then give you medications that you MUST BE ON EVERYDAY UNTIL YOU DIE and you never truly are cured. Are you really this stupid H??

      AIDS IS PREVENTABLE. CANCER IS PREVENTABLE. FLUS ARE PREVENTABLE.

      You must be either an infant or just beamed down to this planet but the almighty dollar is what is worshipped in this world, unfortunately. People will kill for it. That is what the Pharmaceutical companies do. They DO NOT want anyone to get better. They want their pockets fat and YOU DEAD. Get a clue.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:25 | Report abuse |
  19. curt

    Is it people need vaccines or a proper diet to prevent disease... Please.. Enlighten me

    July 30, 2010 at 20:30 | Report abuse | Reply
    • OlJim

      Proper lifestyle, including diet. I stopped going to docs 10 years ago, I started proper diet- the diet that is in harmony with nature and does not involve eating dead things. I found peace with myself. Since then, my health is getting better and better. I think it is a combination of both- state of mind and proper care of your body.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:00 | Report abuse |
    • BGko

      Same here, I haven't been to a doctor or had a vaccination in 10 years and I've barely been sick in that time, whereas before I was going to doctors and sick often. I watch what I eat, take vitamins, take natural supplements when I feel under the weather (rarely), and I find that intense focus, meditation and faith heals what ails me quicker than modern science in most cases.

      July 31, 2010 at 00:55 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      OIJim, a loved one of mine exercised daily, ate a good diet of organic foods. watched her weight. drank only in moderation.

      She was diagnosed with kidney cancer and died within a year. Never had a single symptom; never had any other serious illness.

      Nobody gets out alive, dumbbell.

      July 31, 2010 at 23:30 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      People need both healthy diets and vaccine to prevent illness.

      Don't believe it? Fine. Take your chances. But first, read peer-reviewed studies about vaccine safety, and don't take the word of muttonheads who can't write a sentence without a mistake most 8th grade students would notice.

      And read some history. Find out how many people died of influenza in the early 20th century. How many suffered paralysis due to polio?

      Use your heads for something besides a hatrack and stop listening to and reading the nonsensical scare tactics of quacks that are even dumber than you are.

      July 31, 2010 at 23:38 | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      As an alternative to the worthless “vaccination” being pushed on us for the bio-engineered viruses please consider two vitamins to reinforce your immune system.

      Vitamin D: I take 10,000 IU of vitamin D3/day. Vitamin D is required to keep the virus from entering your deep lung tissue. With a good level of vitamin D in your blood your body produces the antimicrobial peptides which allow the interception and destruction of the viruses, ANY virus, in your upper respritaory tract BEFORE they can enter your deep lungs.

      A test of viral bio-weapons appears to have occurred in the Ukraine last flu season and hemorrhagic lung was the chief cause of death. I suspect hemorrhagic lung may be the chief threat during our Political Pandemic.

      Vitamin C: Vitamin C also aids your immune system in destroying virus invaders. Vitamin C is required to produce collagen. When you suffer massive tissue destruction such as during a serious viral infection, your vitamin C needs may exceed one gram/hour. In any case one gram/hour is a good place to start IMO.

      16 Sept 2010

      Did 1918 Spanish Flu Deaths Result From Aspirin-Induced Vitamin C Deficiency?

      “In a more recent experiment, mice were genetically altered so they did not synthesize vitamin C in their liver as most other animals do (guinea pigs, primates, and humans are an exception as they don’t naturally produce vitamin C within the liver and must completely rely upon the diet for vitamin C). These vitamin C-deficient mice were inoculated with influenza virus and experienced massive damage to their lungs compared to vitamin C-adequate mice. Researchers concluded that supplemental “vitamin C is required for an adequate immune response and in limiting lung pathology after influenza virus infection.” Journal Nutrition. 2006 Oct; 136(10):2611–6

      “If overuse of aspirin during the 1918 Spanish flu was the primary cause of flu-related death as Dr. Karen Starko contends, then modern medicine has missed a large lesson on how to prevent flu-related death – that it was aspirin-induced scurvy that heightened mortality during this worldwide flu pandemic, maybe not the flu itself. If this hypothesis is true, then preventable mortality continues today. Many hundreds of thousands have needlessly succumbed to a vitamin C deficiency induced by self-treatment with aspirin and/or modern medicine’s continued failing to practice nutritional medicine.” Bill Sardi

      “In fact, as revealed in this article, the lack of vitamin C may be attributed to most of the flu deaths over the past century.” Bill Sardi

      Please read this insightful article. There is a very good chance the whole 1918 slaughter was a Rockefeller and Rothschilds induced event. Just as it is this time.

      It is clear to me that at a minimum vitamin C deficiency plays a LARGE role in virus death by hemorrhagic lung, IMO the chief threat from our Political Pandemic so far. Taking one gram of ascorbate/hour as advised in the virus fighting protocol, will stand you in good stead should you come down with a serious case of the flu. Of course large amounts of vitamin D should keep you from ever getting into a hemorrhagic lung situation.

      Should you or a loved one come down with hemorrhagic lung an IV vitamin C drip may be the only thing that can save you. Most hospitals will refuse to perform this IV vitamin C drip. When forced to do it a “lost” patient has often been saved.

      http://healthyprotocols.com/2_pandemic_update.htm

      September 17, 2010 at 16:35 | Report abuse |
  20. corporate propaganda

    If we could all just try to be more like 'H'. this person obviously knows what is best for you and me. let H's judgemental attitude be a beacon for personal enlightenment. now, i may just be a lowly janitor, but I know the subtle grace of a true genius when I read it, and H is just that. god bless H

    July 30, 2010 at 20:41 | Report abuse | Reply
    • H

      Don't "God bless me" with your fake sky fairy.

      July 30, 2010 at 20:48 | Report abuse |
    • H is an ignoramus

      The only god that blesses you is the god of ignorance. Face it, you tried to comment like an adult and failed miserable. Everyone sees it. Please go back to watching 'Sex and the City' and yelling out of your hummer and 'illegals'.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:30 | Report abuse |
  21. george

    Sorry "H" it's pretty easy to claim to be a genious but in my experience most geniouses don't go around saying so and calling everyone else ignorant when they are the ones without any facts.Berkeley graduate hmmm,I have trouble with that,if you are that doesn't say much about who they are graduateing,and yes I'm familiar with Berkely.

    July 30, 2010 at 20:43 | Report abuse | Reply
    • H

      Are you, then? It's spelled "genius" and "Berkeley" with three Es. Also, I never claimed to be a genius. I called someone else a genius sarcastically. Obviously reading comprehension isn't your strong point, but that's not the least bit surprising considering your ignorant views.

      July 30, 2010 at 20:47 | Report abuse |
    • george

      Honey,I'm at work,in a hospital where I do get plenty exposure to patients who think or really do have a flu virus.My biggest complaint with diagnosing H1N1 is that it is almost never verified by lab results so it's only a guess as to what is "H" if you are baseing your intelligence on spelling,you need help.

      July 30, 2010 at 20:58 | Report abuse |
    • H

      Oh, so you're a receptionist or a nurse's assistant's assistant? Cool story, bro!

      Not only am I ranking your intelligence on spelling, but also on reading comprehension. Learn the difference in context between "I'm a female, genius" and "I'm a female genius."

      July 30, 2010 at 22:36 | Report abuse |
    • george

      I am totally convinced that you are not only talking smack about what you do,where you went to school and how smart you are.You have PROVEN that you are ignorant not only be you feeling you need to talk down to everyone but but the fact that you have given no facts or even a reason for your staements.Put up or shut up give us some facts KOOKOO head.Charles Manson is consider a genius to many with A super hi IQ and there are countless people in insane asylums and jail,so honey,again,I'm not impressed.

      July 30, 2010 at 23:13 | Report abuse |
    • BGko

      And you think you're the only one who went to college 'H'? Typical wanna-be intellectual college woman, think you know everything, but have nothing to base anything on, completely transparent you go on rambling and making yourself look more foolish by the second while those around you can see you are obviously a blustery blowhard, writing paragraphs but saying nothing all at the same time.

      Go do some shots!

      July 31, 2010 at 01:03 | Report abuse |
    • HAHA

      H is probably some middle-aged white suburban woman is angry that her husband is shacking up with the hot latina woman he works with!!! Typical angry woman with a stick shoved so far up that she cant see straight. Poor baby!

      August 2, 2010 at 15:32 | Report abuse |
  22. curt

    If there a cure for this I don't want it, If there's a remedy I'll run from it

    July 30, 2010 at 20:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. corporate propaganda

    When I got pregnant at sixteen with my 9th baby I dropped out of school and then got on the cnn website to judge other people.

    July 30, 2010 at 20:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. corporate propaganda

    c'mon H dawg, seriously though, will you and your frigid midsection please marry me? I need your charm and positivity in my life.....you had me at "fake sky fairy"......actually I am really entertained by your negativity toward your fellow person, it has made time at work slip by unnoticed. I send love to you H and many thanks for your insight

    July 30, 2010 at 20:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Wolf69

    Exercise you immune system, stop using hand sanitizer unless you have no other way to wash your hands!

    July 30, 2010 at 21:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. corporate propaganda

    H -I imagine that given your situation you are having a great deal of trouble coming to terms with certain truths about your self. Please do not take this opportunity to become defensive, this is a reality that we all are currently afflicted with. When we learn that attacking others is in itself an attack on onesself, we raise our vibrational conscious awareness to new levels of insight, where judgement is unnecessary

    July 30, 2010 at 21:06 | Report abuse | Reply
    • BGko

      That is so over her head, my friend.

      July 31, 2010 at 01:04 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      "Oneself", f*ckwit. "Yourself", doofus. It's one word. "Judgment" not "judgement", you numbskull.

      When you get your GED, alert the media. Until then, anyone who'd take you for more than a moron is as dumb as you are.

      July 31, 2010 at 19:49 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      You guys anger me. Its websites like these that drive me to drink. I should probably go back to AA but I just don't want to. I get the vaccine every year even though I really don't research it alot. I just trust my doctors. Is that a BAD thing? You guys act like you are so perfect. I don't claim to be either. I'm overweight , can't get a man to save my life and have horrible credit. But, that doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about!

      August 2, 2010 at 17:21 | Report abuse |
  27. Revolting Peasant

    When I was in high school, there were smart kids, dumb kids, and a range of kids in between. The smartest of the kids in between hung out with the smart kids hoping some of it would rub off on them. The dumber of the kids in between hung out with the dumb kids so that they could have a chance at feeling smart themselves. All of us know which of these camps we fall into. I was one of the in betweens who hung out with the smart kids and I have had a life full of successes thanks to them. Some of these smart kids went out and made a lot of money. I followed them and made a lot of money too. Others of these smart kids devoted themselves to science and went into fields like biochemistry and epidemiology. I'm going to stick with those smart kids and get the flu shot. More importantly, I'm going to get it for my baby girl, so that she can start out life in the circle of the smart kids.

    July 30, 2010 at 21:15 | Report abuse | Reply
    • corporate propaganda

      yo dawg, they be puttin squalene all up into yo baby's brain

      July 30, 2010 at 21:22 | Report abuse |
    • Revolting Peasant

      Those smart kids I mentioned don't seem to have a problem with squalene. Some of the dumber kids I mentioned got the idea that squalene was dangerous but the smart kids looked into it and could not find any convincing evidence. Meanwhile, the dumb kids are putting all kinds of stupid stuff into their babies, so I figure it will net out to my kid's advantage.

      July 30, 2010 at 21:32 | Report abuse |
    • OlJim

      Revolting Peasant: There is no logic in your replies! My kid did not have any flu vaccines, graduated high school at 16 and got into ivy league school. Being SMART has nothing to do with vaccines. Sorry for your baby girl

      July 30, 2010 at 22:29 | Report abuse |
    • Revolting Peasant

      OlJim - Your kid sounds like one of the smart ones. Intelligence has been known to skip generations! Just for fun, ask your son to ask his classmates majoring in molecular biology, epidemiology, etc., whether they believe in flu vaccines. Also, ask your son if he thinks your experience with one child represents a scientific sample set. My grandmother lived to 95 smoking 2 packs day and eating bacon every chance she got. Her one experience does not refute the scientific evidence against smoking and excessive bacon-eating.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:33 | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      "Revolting", you and others keep talking about squalene. Do you realize that this is a natural compound produced by humans (as well as all known plants and animals)? Or that in the one study linking squalene in vaccines to Gulf War Syndrome, it was subsequently discovered that the vaccines did not even have squalene in them, completely disproving the study?

      July 30, 2010 at 22:37 | Report abuse |
    • Revolting Peasant

      Yes, of course, I realize that there is no scientific basis to the fear of squalene. I indicated earlier that I was happy to inject it into my baby, esp if that lessens her chance of catching influenza.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:45 | Report abuse |
    • george

      Then there were the rebels who trusted no one,followed no one and had to have cold hard facts to believe anything.I am happy to say I fell into THAT catagory.I may not be smarter than many just more well informed than most.

      July 30, 2010 at 23:02 | Report abuse |
    • BGko

      Wow revolting, sounds like you are a total follower and need to get out there and learn things for yourself instead of 'following the smart kids' all the time.

      Think For Yourself, Question Authority.

      July 31, 2010 at 01:14 | Report abuse |
    • WOW

      PEASANT:

      Your child should be taken away from you. You are poisoning your child are a terrible parent. How dare you ! You disgust all of us on here with your gross negligence and wanton disregard for human life.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:36 | Report abuse |
  28. Sandy

    People unless you are some sort of scientist, nurse or physician you just have no clue to anything. Kids and elderly die from flus. This strain the younger were dying. So to be right, you will endanger your families? Wise up people, we saw alot of illness and deaths due to this. R.N. here

    July 30, 2010 at 21:33 | Report abuse | Reply
    • george

      Sandy I must admit that if I had a child I would have probably given them the vaccine but I was still pissed that I was forced to get it,a healthy 41yr.old male.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:59 | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      Agree. Why do people think they are experts in medicine when they have no training or experience. I am an engineer and I would get pretty irate if a cab driver or dentist (nothing against those two professions) told me that the bridges I designed are not safe!

      July 31, 2010 at 16:32 | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      I understand that the drug companies are poisoning people. I recognize that, but as a nurse I have to say these things or lose my license. Call me a sheep if you must.

      August 2, 2010 at 15:37 | Report abuse |
  29. OlJim

    Yep, never got vaccine and never got sick! Someone who takes care of his body and health does not need poisonous vaccines.

    July 30, 2010 at 21:37 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jo

      Living healthy certainly helps, but I have known healthy people to get very sick and die of the flu.

      July 31, 2010 at 16:33 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      Nonsense. People can be quite healthy and take excellent care of themselves and still die of preventable diseases.

      You're just too ignorant to recognize that fact.

      July 31, 2010 at 20:02 | Report abuse |
    • OlJim

      nonovyerbeezwax and Jo:
      Well, no one can convince me of facts that I know. I used to get sick and it is not the case anymore. Other healthy people you are referring too- are they healthy according to "medical" community? "Healthy" can mean different things for different people. Just get your dose of poison and go back to "sleep". You deserve that with your ignorance.

      July 31, 2010 at 22:30 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      No one can convince you of facts you know?

      I rest my case. You're dumb as a bag of hair.

      July 31, 2010 at 23:14 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      Oh, and OIJim, I'll get my medical advice from someone who actually knows the difference between "too", "to", and "two". As in, "You don't have TWO brain cells TO rub together, and you're TOO dim to realize the depths of you stupidity."

      July 31, 2010 at 23:17 | Report abuse |
    • Pete Larson

      How do you know you have never been ill? 65% of all influenza infections are asymptomatic. Even without symptoms, you may have been happily transmitting the virus to others. The average influenza case will infect approximately 3 people. If the people infected are old, immuno-compromised or very young, there is a great chance of a hospital stay, or worse, death. Be responsible. Vaccines and infection prevention aren't just about you and you alone.

      August 2, 2010 at 02:06 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      Sorry guys, Im just in a bad mood today. I am probably not making much sense. It's that time of the month you know. :/

      August 2, 2010 at 15:39 | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      Good for you.

      If anyone is paying attention they KNOW we have a bunch of criminals in DC running this country. Do you really trust these clowns to fill a syringe for you?

      I do not!

      September 17, 2010 at 17:03 | Report abuse |
  30. Mark

    I agree, another scam for population control through so called 'medicine'

    July 30, 2010 at 21:41 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Lou

      There is only one practical way to eliminate six billion people.

      September 17, 2010 at 17:07 | Report abuse |
  31. corporate propaganda

    Obviously nobody can figure it out so I will have to spell it out for everyone: it's the ZIONIST JEWS!!!!!!! BOOO!!!!

    July 30, 2010 at 21:43 | Report abuse | Reply
    • corporate propaganda

      OMG JK TTYL LOL : )

      July 30, 2010 at 21:44 | Report abuse |
    • OlJim

      YES, you are right. More people wake up to the truth, less power THESE satanists have!

      July 30, 2010 at 21:48 | Report abuse |
  32. Revolting Peasant

    Hey Corp Propaganda, here's an idea - Why not make the jews take the flu vaccine but take none of it for yourself. Then we can see who God prefers to survive.

    July 30, 2010 at 21:59 | Report abuse | Reply
    • BGko

      That's an anti-semitic remark.

      July 31, 2010 at 01:05 | Report abuse |
  33. H1N1 Hoax of 09

    This alleged deadly strain of flu fizzled out far behind other viruses. However, the World Health Organization changed their pandemic rating scale in order to force the vaccine upon people. Is this the new Polio? I don't think so! Regular flu kills 500,000 people per year while H1N1 killed 18,000 people. I believe the latter number is highly inflated if not an outright lie. These jerks aren't tricking me anymore. If they really want to save me, they can remove fluoride from my water and make better water plants that distill prozac and birth control pills from my water!

    July 30, 2010 at 22:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Nic

    Vaccines in and of themselves aren't all evil. Some can be quite advantageous. But, to label ALL vaccines completely safe for everyone is a bit of generalizing. And not everyone needs the flu vaccine! I'm almost 40 and have never had a flu vaccine in my life. Neither have most of the family and friends I know. And we're all fine. Sure, some of us did get the H1N1, including a young lady with asthma ...but with proper nutrition before and after, and adequate doses of VITAMIN D, our bodies absolutely CAN fight off the flu. It's not dangerous for everyone. I think this whole fear mongering thing has got to stop.
    I think that the CDC and the WHO should start recommending higher doses of Vitamin D for everyone. Check out the website http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/ - it's very enlightening, and you may just find your protection from many flu viruses!

    July 30, 2010 at 22:21 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Revolting Peasant

      So, what do you make of recommendations to use sun screen whenver you go outside. Sunlight is vital to natural creation of Vitamin D, but most people block out the sun and thus are Vit D deficient.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:38 | Report abuse |
    • george

      Right on Nic,that is the most reasonable response yet.The truth is somewhere in the middle. I never felt that the vaccine was necessary or dangerous but I was forced to get it because I work in the medical field.I was a little pissed that I was forced to because,as you said, I'm a healthy 41yr.old male who has never had the flu vaccine,until then ,and has never had the flu.The evidence of a pandemic was just never there and almost everyone diagnosed with it had mild symptoms and were better in a few days.

      July 30, 2010 at 22:50 | Report abuse |
    • BGko

      Revolting Peasant – don't be dumb, you are blocking out UV rays not Vitamin D. sunscreen only blocks out a percentage of the sunlight, not ALL of it.

      July 31, 2010 at 01:07 | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      BGko, I love when commenters call others stupid, while at the same time revealing their own ignorance. Yes, sunscreen does not block 100% of sunlight, but it blocks most, and in the process dramatically reduces vitamin D production. So, "revolting" is absolutely right that sunscreen use reduces the body's ability to make vitamin D.

      The reality that doctors are afraid to admit is that while there is very good evidence that excess sun exposure is bad, there is very little evidence that small amount of unprotected sun exposure is bad. In fact, excess sunscreen use, by reducing vitamin D levels, may actually cause cancer. The current evidence suggests that limited sun exposure (~15-30 min per day) without sunscreen is ideal. More than this increases risk for skin cancer, and less than this causes low vitamin D levels, increasing risk for other cancers.

      July 31, 2010 at 04:13 | Report abuse |
  35. Marlene

    Truthfully, the primary reason to get seasonal flu vaccinations is long-term protection. Whatever your chances of contracting the seasonal strain are, having as many vaccinations as possible provides the best protection should there be another major species jump of a flu strain. It merely increases your chances of already having a variant similar to a new strain from a species jump, meaning if bird flu ever turns into the catastrophe people fear, you won't get quite as violently sick.

    Personally, I get every new flu shot available.

    July 30, 2010 at 23:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. JC

    Truely the reasons we see many deaths in this nation due to flu and see a resurrgent in childhood illnesses that at one time were all but dead, is the ignorance of individuals that refuse vacinations for themselves and their children. You do not remeber the days of polo, measales, mumps, whopping cough, typoid, etc.... all you notice in your super clean environment is that our children today have no built in immunities.

    July 31, 2010 at 00:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. 24MrGetsome

    yay

    July 31, 2010 at 00:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. youhadwhatlike2yearsbynow

    If this was like that novel the Stand we would be probably be looking kinded like zombies by now. If you had said no, we don't have it ready yet, I don't think anyone would be around to care at this point. Thank god it wasn't worse.

    July 31, 2010 at 00:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. J

    Screw you hippie...I'm not takin' any shots...

    July 31, 2010 at 00:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. J

    "H" is probably that yankee Be-yotch from the CDC who said on TV "just get your damn shot"...
    Oh no thank you, govt nincompoop...

    July 31, 2010 at 00:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. amanda

    I've never been sicker than the one and only flu shot i received in 2005 and have no plans to ever get a flu shot again. I got a kick out of a doctor's visit last year when i heard a nurse take a call from a woman who had just been given the flu shot and was calling because she was very ill. When the nurse got off the phone i asked her opinion and she said of course we're all told we can't get sick from the flu shot but that calls like that are very common and she doesn't get the flu shot because of what she's seen. Also recall that nurses left work to protest when they were going to be forced to get the H1N1 shots last year! Now I know there are lots of people in the medical field who swear by flu shots and believe all the stats provided by pharma. I don't because they weren't my stats and i have no desire to continue the study on myself. I'd rather get any flu I've ever had before or after my flu vaccine flu.

    And just to be proactive with the comments I am sure i will hear back – but not read because i don't have time to engage in a debate. But just going to share this one thought and move on with life. BUT...

    first, no one comment that I need to get educated – I am very well educated. second, I don't want to hear that the flu virus is dead and you can't get sick from it. (it may be dead – but you clearly can get sick from something.) third, I don't want to hear that it was a coincidence and correlation doesn't equal causation. (there are in deed many coincidences in medicine, but there is too much real world anecdotal evidence to ignore.)

    July 31, 2010 at 00:51 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anita

      Just in case you look – why do we care if you are going to look or not? I am always skeptical when someone says they are not going to look on these pages. Either you are going to look or you are not. We don't know either way, so why tell us? (BTW, I am not going to look to see if you replied to my reply to your comment)

      July 31, 2010 at 14:36 | Report abuse |
  42. particleman

    Enjoy your vaccines. Ill take the H1N1 over GBS any day. We are all uneducated because we don't want to put some shot of who knows what in us? Bird flu ,Al-Qaeda under my bed, nuclear Iran,global warming. You take your shot make sure your whole family takes theirs. And just let me die. I'm sure you would like forced vaccines. I hope it works out for you "smart" people.

    July 31, 2010 at 00:55 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anita

      I hope it works out for you, also, you "smart" man. And make sure you are not around the next place a terrorist attack (I am definitely not a conspiracy nut – really believe that next won will be another home-grown nut). I can't wait – I can't wait – I can't wait – I can't wait – to get my flu shot and risk getting sick, getting injured, or even dying!

      July 31, 2010 at 14:34 | Report abuse |
  43. particleman

    We have to get shots to protect from bird flu. We have to give billions to Pakistan so they can give it to the taliban so we can keep fighting the "terrorists" . We need to attack Iran to prevent another WMD global holocaust again spending billions. And we need to pay taxes to Al Gore for our carbon footprint. HAHAH google al gore swine flu venture capitol investments. Stick that shot in your eye.

    July 31, 2010 at 01:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Not getting it

    (NaturalNews) A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.

    Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions.

    All the kickbacks, in other words, were swept under the table and kept silent, and WHO somehow didn't think it was important to let the world know that it was receiving policy advice from individuals who stood to make millions of dollars when a pandemic was declared.

    July 31, 2010 at 01:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Nestor

    Let's see, I've had the flu once in over 30 years. That means I have roughly a 3% chance of getting the flu without being vaccinated. The flu vaccine which contains dangerous chemicals and FREAKING VIRUSES gives me about 30-50% coverage against the flu. If I get the vaccine I have a 1.5-2% chance of getting the flu, except I have a 90% chance of getting fever, runny nose and cough for a few days after I get the shot. Hmmm....I'll take my chances.

    July 31, 2010 at 01:37 | Report abuse | Reply
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      Yeah. You do that, genius. Just stay away from everyone else when you start snotting and coughing up loogies.

      July 31, 2010 at 23:40 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      I take everything the doctor tells me to. I never question him. He went to school right? Call me naive but I trust my doctors 100% even if he tells me to drink bleach.

      August 2, 2010 at 17:26 | Report abuse |
  46. Scott

    Why are we being forced to take the H1N1 now ? I never needed and I am not part of the group that is vulnerable to get it.

    July 31, 2010 at 02:35 | Report abuse | Reply
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      Who's "forcing" you? Is someone holding a gun to your head? No? Then knock off the silly hyperbole, numbnuts.

      July 31, 2010 at 23:26 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      Scott, I say take the vaccine. Your doctor wants to HELP you. I take all the drugs my docs give me. My doc gave me a pill once for male patterned baldness and I'm female! He must have had his reasons...

      August 2, 2010 at 17:28 | Report abuse |
  47. Patty

    Will I get a flu shot this year?

    EN OH spells NO.

    July 31, 2010 at 02:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Patty

    Vaccinations cause infertility (which is probably the goal here). And if you're vaccinating your daughters with Gardisol, don't expect to be a grandparent.

    July 31, 2010 at 02:52 | Report abuse | Reply
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      And lack of education results in ignorance. You're living proof!

      July 31, 2010 at 15:34 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      Hey, I researched that Gardisil. Your right, it is horrible. I guess I should really research stuff before I run my mouth. No wonder its hard for me to find friends! Geez.

      August 2, 2010 at 17:32 | Report abuse |
  49. SweetPea

    Will y'all be seeking out the Mercury free shots? Or do you like to take your chances sine it hasn't been 'proven' harmful. Personally I feel like 'innocent until proven guilty' only applies to humans, not injected pharmcocktails!

    July 31, 2010 at 04:16 | Report abuse | Reply
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      Oh, look, another nutjob speaks! You're talking about Thimerosal, dummy. It's been removed from most vaccines even though it's already *been* proven harmless, thanks to idiots like you.

      It's truly a shame people like you can't be inoculated against stupidity and ignorance.

      August 1, 2010 at 13:20 | Report abuse |
    • Beezwax is an idiot

      HAHA. You are pathetic Beezwax. I read your comments here and a number of times you have backpeddled saying you didnt know what you were talking about ! What is wrong with you? That is the problem with the internet. So many mental midgets try to engage in conversation that is light years ahead of them. Try to keep up sweetheart.

      August 2, 2010 at 17:34 | Report abuse |
    • nonovyerbeezwax

      It's "back-pedaled", you f*cktard.

      August 2, 2010 at 19:43 | Report abuse |
  50. mj

    how do we know its safe! In the health care field they make it mandatory?

    July 31, 2010 at 11:30 | Report abuse | Reply
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