Money, Pharma, Virus

No pharma-haters in a pandemic

If a new wave of H1N1 hits in the fall–which is what happened with the 1918
pandemic–it could come roaring back stronger, virologists are saying. With this
new strain spreading in Asia, where highly pathogenic H5N1 is active, there’s
the potential for it to pick up genetic material that makes it more virulent.
That would be the “full-blown crisis”
the Post mentioned. You can bet that
even more people would be crying for pharma’s help then. Let’s hope we don’t
have to get to that point for another round …

Biotechnology, Implications, Toxicology, Vaccination, Virus

Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic – Fact or Fiction? (Dr. Mercola)

My guess is that you can expect to see a lot of panic over this issue in the
near future.  But the key is to remain calm — this isn’t the first time
the public has been warned about swine flu. The last time was in 1976, right
before I entered medical school and I remember it very clearly. It resulted in
the massive swine flu vaccine campaign.

Do you happen to recall the result of this massive campaign?

Within a few months, claims totaling $1.3 billion had been filed by victims …

Biotechnology, Vaccination, Virus

Biotech companies scramble as swine flu spreads

The Guardian, meanwhile, reports that swine flu has killed more than
100 people in Mexico. Health officials in Spain and Canada have confirmed mild
cases of swine flu among people who recently traveled to Mexico and the WHO is
calling for global surveillance. And on Sunday the U.S. declared a public health
emergency as 20 cases in states scattered around the country confirmed new
cases. All of the cases have been mild.

Biotechnology, Implications, Money, Toxicology, Vaccination, Virus


Well it seems as if the crazy conspiracy theorists were right again, because the

world-wide flu pandemic they were warning you about has been unleashed, and
will dominate the headlines until millions, if not billions of people are
It won’t be stopped because no one with the means to stop it wants to
stop it. …

Vaccination, Virus

Ebola accident spurs new interest in vax projects (FierceVaccines)

The accident occurred March 12 at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical
Medicine in Hamburg. Researchers swiftly dispatched a Canadian-made vaccine
devised from a live vesicular stomatitus virus engineered to carry an ebola
protein. And the researcher has developed no symptoms of the lethal disease,
which essentially dissolves organs in the body. …