Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
New Jersey today suspended enforcement of its first-in-the-nation mandate that preschoolers receive seasonal flu vaccine in order to attend licensed preschool and childcare.
"We are strongly encouraging parents to have their children get the vaccine," Heather Howard, commissioner of the Department of Health and Senior Services, said in a conference call with reporters.
But given widespread reports of shortages, Howard said, it made no sense to enforce the mandate.
The separate vaccine for swine flu, which first appeared last spring, was never part of the mandate but Howard said people should also continue trying to get that vaccine as well.
Both vaccines are in short supply, in part because manufacturers cut short their production of seasonal flu vaccine to focus on the swine flu vaccine.
Public clinics for seasonal flu vaccine currently are scheduled in New Jersey's Gloucester County for tomorrow at River Winds Community Center, 1000 River Winds Drive, Thorofare, NJ from 9:00am to 11:00 am.
Clinics for swine flu vaccine are scheduled today and tomorrow in Pennsylvania's Delaware County at Suite 1, 151 West Fifth St. Chester from 9m - noon and 1 - 3pm. Pateints need to pre-register by calling 1-877-724-3258
Philadelphia has both vaccines.
Details and eligibility requirements are posted at http://go.philly.com/flu/
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
November 23, 2009
LIES, DAMNED LIES AND STATISTICS
How is a citizen and consumer to make sense of it?
Are the numbers of H1N1 infections really rising?
Is the vaccine really safe?
Is the vaccine right for me? For my children?
What if I’m pregnant and my doctor says it’s safe?
Are vaccine reactions making the news?
Below, is information that NJCVC and Life Health Choices would like to share with you on the unanswered questions. As you will see, our trusted health authorities fail miserably at keeping us up-to-date on the truth.
WHAT THEY TELL US:
Each day the media reports additional cases of H1N1 infections and rising death tolls attributed to the pandemic disease.
WHAT THEY DON’T TELL US:
In July of 2009, the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that it will no longer release the global table of H1N1 infections because it is “extremely difficult, if not impossible” to determine swine flu cases in laboratory testing. “Even in countries with limited laboratory capacities, WHO recommends that the initial virological assessment is followed by the testing of at least 10 samples per week in order to confirm that disease activity is due to the pandemic virus and to monitor changes in the virus that may be important for case management and vaccine development.”
The Centers for Disease Control issued a similar statement on October 2, 2009. “Influenza diagnosis will not distinguish between infection with seasonal influenza vs. infection with A-H1N1. Furthermore, it will not be confirming influenza infections with a diagnostic test, but rather, will rely upon the clinician’s judgement to determine flu infection if the patient presents with flu-like symptoms.”
The nasal spray vaccine by MedImmune has demonstrated evidence in clinical trials of shedding the live virus for 3-21 days post-vaccination. Vaccinating large populations, especially school children, with the live nasal-spray vaccine will cause a rise in the number of those infected.
Then, how are health officials “confirming” and media outlets “reporting” the numbers of actual swine flu cases and swine flu-related deaths if they are no longer testing nor distinguishing between seasonal flu, swine flu, rhinovirus and pneumonia? And will these arbitrary and inflated figures then be used as statistics to drive future vaccination programs?
How can a public health initiative aimed at reducing the spread of H1N1 infections, engage in a vaccination program (administration by live-virus nasal spray) that has been clinically demonstrated to increase the actual rate of infection?
WHAT THEY TELL US:
Pregnant woman have been identified as a targeted risk group for H1N1 and seasonal influenza, therefore, they are urged to get the vaccines. Health officials and doctors claim the influenza vaccines are safe for pregnant women.
WHAT THEY DON’T TELL US:
Influenza vaccines are Category C pharmaceuticals which means that no animal or human studies have been conducted for safety. Influenza vaccines have not been tested on pregnant women. Each and every influenza vaccine maker states, in their product literature, the following:
It is not known if the vaccine will cause fetal harm when injected into a pregnant woman.
It is not known if the vaccine will impair fertility or affect reproductive capacity.
It is not known if the vaccine is excreted in human milk.
Influenza vaccines should not be administered in the first trimester of pregnancy due to risk of spontaneous abortion (miscarriage).
How has the safety of the influenza vaccines been determined if no studies were conducted to test for safety? Let’s hear from the pregnant women themselves on the alleged safety of influenza vaccines for pregnant women: (Read below or click HERE).
E.B., Washington; “I was so excited to be pregnant after trying for a year... Everything was going great. Last Monday, I got the H1N1 vaccine thimerosal reduced. On Tuesday morning I started cramping and on Wednesday I started bleeding heavily... My doctor pushed it... there have been many miscarriages after the H1N1 but they haven’t been reported...”
Tayla08: “A friend of a friend just had a miscarriage 2-3 days after getting the shot. She was 7 weeks.”
90707: “ I recently miscarried as well and was due in June. I had a healthy heartbeat at 6 weeks then at 7.5 weeks my son got the H1N1 mist vaccine which has live vaccine in it. The nurse said to be careful because it could technically spread if he rubbed his nose and touched a surface etc. The next night I miscarried and 5 days later I was diagnosed with H1N1.”
Jo: “I got the flu vaccine (regular not H1N1) at 8 weeks pregnant. Three days later I miscarried. I am not going to get the H1N1.”
Regrets: “I got both vaccines on Thursday. I was 9 weeks pregnant. I miscarried on Sunday. I was told by several doctors to get these vaccines.”
(Sad face icon): “ I work in a hospital-like setting and was told ‘the benefits outweigh the risks.’ 1 a.m. I got the vaccine. 3 a.m. I started bleeding and cramping, 3 p.m. miscarried, you decide.”
Sue: “I had the H1N1 vaccination and 24 hours later had a miscarriage.”
Linda H: “My daughter in law was 10 weeks pregnant and had the H1N1 on Friday. That night she miscarried.”
So Sorry: “I was 6 weeks along and got it and started cramping and miscarried. I already had two healthy pregnancies and never miscarried or had any problems.”
Connie: “I also received the H1N1 vaccination on October 22nd, 2009 and went into labor on October 25th, at 16 weeks pregnant.... On October 28th my water broke and then on October 29th, I delivered a stillborn baby boy...”
Sioux Falls, South Dakota: “I received the H1N1 vaccine on October 16th and started experiencing cramping on the 22nd. I was nearly 17 weeks pregnant and gave birth to a stillborn baby boy on the 23rd.... the first thing I suspected was the H1N1 vaccine.”
Marina R: “I recently got the H1N1 vaccine and miscarried 3 days later.”
Kathy-sd: “I am from a town of 2000 in SD, there are several women pregnant... Four of us got the H1N1 vaccine 2 weeks ago and one by one each of us started to have pre-term contractions. We are all due in Nov and Dec so we are further along than most of the people who lost their babies.”
Ashley: “Not only myself but I know someone that within 4 days of getting the shot we both miscarried. I was only 6 weeks but she was 4 months along.”
Time Machine: “I got a flu shot in pregnancy, developed... strange symptoms immediately... began bleeding and miscarried by 11 weeks.”
AlinafromOz: “I had the normal Flu shot and I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks.”
WHAT THEY TELL US:
Time and again we hear that the H1N1 vaccine is perfectly safe; that’s it’s made just like the regular flu shot (which is not encouraging). Health officials want school children to get the vaccines in mass vaccination clinics.
WHAT THEY DON’T TELL US:
No flu vaccine has ever been tested for safety in simultaneous administration with other vaccines, i.e. childhood vaccines.
The clinical trials for safety and effectiveness in children under two years old involved only 19 subjects and adverse reactions were "solicited" for only 3 days post-vaccination.
Underlying health conditions can put an individual at a disproportionate risk for adverse reactions to vaccination such as giving live influenza virus vaccines to asthmatics or those with wheezing.
What is the definition of “SAFETY” where vaccines are concerned? The following news releases beg a clearer understanding of the acceptable level of “vaccine safety.” Safety meaning there is an acceptable number of those who will serve as collateral damage for a program?
“Boy Rushed to Hospital After Swine Flu Jab,” October 27, 2009; Lisa Smith, BELFAST TELEGRAPH.
“Switzerland Refuses GSK’s Pandemrix Swine Flu Vaccine For Pregnant Women, Children and Elderly,” October 30, 2009; theoneclickgroup.co.uk
“Students Rushed to Hospital After Reaction to H1N1 Vaccine,” November 4, 2009; THE STARKVILLE DISPATCH, Lowndes, MS.
“Brooklyn Girl Winds Up In Hospital After Being Injected With H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Without Parental Permission,” November 4, 2009; Mike Adams; NATURAL NEWS.
“Quebec Woman Dies After Contracting H1N1 Virus,” two days following vaccination; November 4, 2009; CTV MONTREAL.
“Queens Students Report Illness After Receiving H1N1 Shot,” November 9, 2009; NY1 NEWS.
“Boy Nearly Dies After Getting H1N1 Vaccine,” November 9, 2009; Jennifer Hoff; KTTC, Rochester, MN.
“Teen Diagnosed With Guillain-Barre Syndrome After Swine Flu Shot,” November 12, 2009; Paul Joseph Watson; PRISON PLANET. COM.
“Was An Eight-Year-Old’s Death Caused By His Flu Shot?” November 12, 2009; Dr. Joseph Mercola; TIMES BEACON RECORD, October 21, 2009; MERCOLA.COM.
“French Woman Gets Crippling Illness After H1N1 Vaccine,” November 13, 2009; Paul Joseph Watson; PRISON PLANET.COM.
“Six Transported to Hospital After Getting Swine Flu Vaccine,” November 17, 2009; Marisa Yamane; KHON2.COM.
“China Investigates Deaths After Swine Flu Shots,” November 15, 2009; Alice Park; TIME/ CNN.
“Two Manitobans Die Within Week of H1N1 Shot,” November 17, 2009; CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION.
“My Boy’s Agonizing Death After Virus Vaccination,” November 18, 2009; Ulrike Reinhardt; Marcus Heyl; BILD.COM.
“Quebec Man Dies After H1N1 Shot,” November 18, 2009; Charlie Fidelman; MONTREAL GAZETTE.
“Fifth ‘Swine Flu’ Vaccine Death in Sweden--Vaccinations Still Go Ahead As Planned,” October 27, 2009; THEFLUCASE.COM November 19, 2009.
"Batch of H1N1 Vaccines Pulled After Bad Reactions," November 19, 2009; Canadian Television, CTV News.
“Oregon Mom Says Son Given Flu Shot Against Orders,” October 29, 2009; Jennifer Freehan; TOLEDO BLADE.
“Another Child Given Swine Flu Vaccine Without Consent,” October 29, 2009; Paul Joseph Watson; PRISON PLANET.COM
“Ohio Boy Given H1N1 Vaccine Against Mom’s Wishes,” October 30, 2009; Associated Press; FOXNEWS.COM
“Deputies Hold Boy Who Fled Flu Shot,” November 11, 2009; Shelley Hanson; WHEELING NEWS REGISTER.
"Norway Says Found H1N1 Mutation in Flu Victims," November 20, 2009; REUTERS.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
November 9, 8:48 AMCentral Jersey Natural Health Examiner
Governor elect Chris Christie is the first governor-elect in the history of the state who made a campaign promise and went on record in support of vaccination choice. Louise Kuo Habakus, founder of Life Health Choices was extremely pleased with the outcome: “This election is a wake-up call to politicians nationwide. Vaccine choice belongs in the parents’ house, not the Statehouse or the White House.” Her advocacy work inspired meetings with campaign leaders last December and kept lines of communication open on this hot topic.
In a letter to potential voters, Chris Christie stated, "I have met with families affected by autism from across the state and have been struck by their incredible grace and courage. Many of these families have expressed their concern over New Jersey’s highest-in-the nation vaccine mandates. I stand with them now, and will stand with them as their governor in their fight for greater parental involvement in vaccination decisions that affect their children."
He continues with, "I stand by them now, and will stand with them as their governor in their fight for greater parental involvement in vaccination decisions that affect their children… Ending waste in government in order to improve care and services for these unique children and adults, as well as giving parents the choice they deserve in their children’s health care decisions, will be top priorities.”
This is a political leader that is breaking ground--few in the past have addressed the growing vaccination concern, never mind supported the cause. It will be exciting to see what he implements to back up his powerful campign promises--stay tuned!
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