Month: April 2009

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. …

Bureaucracy, Education, Money, Pharma

Johns Hopkins puts screws on industry (FiercePharma)

Taking effect July 1, the policy prohibits any pharma-funded gifts and
entertainment, no matter how small their value. Drug reps will be
restricted to no-patients-allowed parts of the teaching hospital and its
clinics–and will be allowed even in those areas only by invitation. And
beginning in 2010, the school will also bar free drug samples. …