H1N1 Flu Vaccine: Serious risks and zero benefits

by Ingri Cassel

On October 6, 2009, newspapers across the country announced the arrival to their respective health districts of the first batch of H1N1 vaccine in the form of an intranasal spray. Most articles encouraged the public and especially school children to be the first to line up for the experimental FluMist vaccine.
The articles claimed the vaccines were free to the public -- which is a false statement. MedImmune Inc., the manufacturer of the intranasal version of the vaccine, has been paid handsomely by the federal government ($295,660,000) -- thus this pandemic vaccine is not free at all. It has been paid for by our tax dollars.
The media has been blindly promoting this H1N1 vaccine without mentioning the following risks:
1. The vaccine is composed of “live” viruses. The vaccine circular, page 21, section 17.2 warns under the heading “Vaccination with a Live Virus Vaccine:” “Vaccine recipients or their parents/guardians should be informed by the health care provider that Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Live, Intranasal is an attenuated live virus vaccine and has the potential for transmission to immunocompromised household contacts.” In layman’s terms, the “live viruses” can be “shed” and cause other people to become infected. According to the package insert, FluMist recipients are contagious to people they are in contact with for 21 days.
2. The virus included in the H1N1 FluMist vaccine is NOT a naturally-occurring virus, but is a laboratory-created “Influenza Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase variant” that is protected by MedImmune U.S. Patent # 2008/0069821 A1.
3. According to the vaccine package insert, this “live-virus” vaccine has not been tested, therefore it is clearly experimental. The FDA has allowed it to be licensed under new “emergency” licensing provisions.
4. The vaccine dose contains 0.188 mg. of monosodium glutamate (MSG) -- a well-known brain excito-toxic compound. Placing this amount of MSG directly into the nasal passages can cause neurological adverse reactions.
Based on summer 2009 events in the Southern Hemisphere, the WHO’s “pandemic” has disappeared. The projected “second wave” in Australia and South America did not materialize. Therefore, there is no further justification for “pandemic level 6” status and no need for H1N1 live-virus vaccines to be given away for “free.” The predicted pandemic will likely occur by providing this “live virus” spray to the general population. Parents should be asking why our public schools have been turned into shot clinics while questioning the justification for unleashing an experimental, dangerous, pandemic-promoting vaccine on an unsuspecting population.