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School Expels 8-Year-Old Daughter Whose Mother Refused to Give Her Vaccine

School Expels 8-Year-Old Daughter Whose Mother Refused to Give Her Vaccine

School Expels 8-Year-Old Daughter Whose Mother Refused to Give Her Vaccine

By Josh Gardner | MailOnline

A showdown over vaccinations has erupted in a Long Island town after the mother of an 8-year-old was told by her doctor that a new school district rule requires children to get a booster shot at too young an age.

Ceili McNicholas was expelled from Long Island’s Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School last week after her mother Jamie refused to let her receive the Tdap booster, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.Mother Refused to Give Her Vaccine

McNicholas said her daughter’s doctor wouldn’t administer the shot, which is a new requirement of the Miller Place Union Free School District, because it’s recommended only for children over 10 years old.

And FDA guidelines back the doctor up.

‘If we give that Tdap vaccination between 7 and 10, we are using it off label,’ Long island pediatrician Dr. Mary Renna told CBS New York. ‘So if we can’t use it, then we are the ones going to be held liable.’

  • Third grader Ceili McNicholas was kicked out of her Long Island school when her mother refused to give her Tdap booster
  • Her mother Jamie said her daughter’s doctor informed them that the tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis booster is only for kids over 10
  • However, the school district has new regulations that require the booster despite FDA guidelines that say 8 is too young

 

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6 Awesome Health Benefits of Coffee

6 Awesome Health Benefits of Coffee

6 Awesome Health Benefits of Coffee

By Alexandra Preston | Natural Society

Coffee is a staple beverage for people all over the world. However, it has gained a bad reputation in some circles, with concerns over problems including adrenal fatigue and myths about stunted growth. But the truth is that coffee carries many health benefits. The difference between studies that report coffee to be beneficial and those that deem it harmful is the quality of the coffee. A general rule to follow is that coffee beans are higher in quality than instant coffee. Fortunately, coffee made from clean beans can offer numerous benefits.

Health Benefits of Coffee

1. Protection Against Cancer

A study in the journal Gastroenterology found that consumption of two cups of coffee each day was associated with a 43% reduction in the risk of liver cancer. Additionally, a meta-analysis showed that coffee can reduce the risk of liver cancer by 50%, with the risk reductions being higher for men at 62%.

Besides liver cancer, research has found that four or more cups of coffee per day can lower the risk of prostate cancer by 59%. Further, five cups per day can decrease breast cancer by 29% overall. Specifically, the risk of oestrogen receptor negative cancers dropped by 59%, and postmenopausal cancer by 37%.

2. Reduced All-Cause Mortality

Yes, coffee can even reduce your chances of dying. A meta-analysis involving a total of 997,464 people found that four cups of coffee per day reduced the all-cause mortality rate by 16%, while three cups each day lowered the cardiovascular disease mortality rate by 21%.

3. Less Inflammation…and Maybe Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Among other coffee health benefits, research by the University of Illinois has found that caffeine can block brain based inflammation implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. It has the same effect as blocking the inflammatory chemical IL-1, by inhibiting the enzyme known as caspase-1, which triggers the production of IL-1-beta. Caffeine’s ability to block receptors that help activate caspase-1 is associated with cognitive improvement and protection against Alzheimer’s disease.

4. Less Headaches

We know that withdraw from caffeine can actually cause terrible headaches, but coffee may actually have the opposite affect when ingested in moderation. A study in the Journal of Headache & Pain has found that those drinking two or three cups of coffee each day experienced the lowest incidence of chronic headaches. This is because caffeine helps prevent vascular spasms and helps to block pain receptors on nerve endings, acting much like low-dose aspirin.

Let us know in the comments if you think this is true or false.

5. Liver Health

While coffee is more often thought of as something to detoxify from, a study of 27, 793 people found that at least 3 cups of coffee per day is associated with a reduction in abnormal liver enzymes. This effect was stronger with decaffeinated coffee on the enzymes ALT, with a 38% risk reduction instead of 25%, and AST, with a 26% reduction as opposed to 18%. Additionally, drinking at least 2 cups of coffee per day reduces death from cirrhosis by 66%, whereas other beverages such as fruit juice and tea do not affect cirrhosis mortality.

6. Weight Loss

Dave Aspey, author of The Bulletproof Diet, states that the polyphenols found in coffee are a prebiotic for the Bacteroidetes genus of gut flora, which are associated with weight control. The population of this type of bacteria cannot be increased with probiotics, making it necessary to feed the existing colonies. Furthermore, one of the antioxidants in coffee, chlorogenic acid, has the ability to help prevent weight gain and maintain normal blood sugar levels, thereby being protective against type II diabetes. However, adding copious amounts of sugar to your coffee can offset these benefits and is therefore not recommended.

For weight control and all of coffee’s other health benefits, it is best to drink coffee black or with a little milk and sugar.

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Big Pharma Plays Hide-the-Ball With Data

Big Pharma Plays Hide-the-Ball With Data

Big Pharma Plays Hide-the-Ball With Data

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On the morning of March 2, 2005, a 14-year-old Japanese girl woke up scared. At first she thought someone was outside the house watching her, but then she decided the stranger must be inside. She wandered restlessly and, despite the cold weather, threw open all the windows. Later, over a meal, she declared, “The salad is poisoned.” Two days later, she said she wanted to kill herself.

Big Pharma Plays Hide-the-Ball With DataThis teenager with no history of mental illness was diagnosed with delirium. The night before the hallucinations started, she began taking an anti-influenza drug called Tamiflu (generic name: oseltamivir), which governments around the world have spent billions stockpiling for the next major flu outbreak.

But evidence released earlier this year by Cochrane Collaboration, a London-based nonprofit, shows that a significant amount of negative data from the drug’s clinical trials were hidden from the public. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knew about it, but the medical community did not; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which doesn’t have the same access to unpublished data as regulators, had recommended the drug without being able to see the full picture. When results from those unpublished trials finally did emerge, they cast doubt over whether Tamiflu is as effective as the manufacturer says.

The revelation of hidden data bolstered a growing movement against what’s referred to within the research community as “publication bias,” in which scientists squirrel away mostly negative or inconclusive findings and broadcast only their positive ones. Concealing trial data—for which patients accept the risks of untested treatments for the greater good—is routine. As many as half of all clinical trials are never published, PLOS Medicine reported last year.

That Japanese girl, whose case was detailed in an FDA report, did not kill herself. But at least 70 people have died, many of them by suicide, after Tamiflu-induced episodes.

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Vaccine Flu Shots Still Contain 25 Micrograms Mercury – 100x that in Mercury Loaded Fish

Vaccine Flu Shots Still Contain 25 Micrograms Mercury – 100x that in Mercury Loaded Fish

Vaccine Flu Shots Still Contain 25 Micrograms Mercury – 100x that in Mercury Loaded Fish

By S. D. Wells

(NaturalNews) Nobody asks the nurse for the box or the insert when they get a flu shot. At least, I’ve never known anyone who said they did or do. Why not? We flip over food and beverage products all the time, to check for contaminants or stuff that we’re allergic to. Millions of Americans are getting injected every year with 100 times the mercury they’re worried about in fish, because they read about the salmon or tuna in some newspaper clip or saw a quick spot on the news.

Vaccine Flu Shots Still Contains 25 Micrograms Mercury - 100x that in Mercury Loaded FishNow remember, since most of the mercury in the food will be processed by your body with the food, you may only retain 10 percent of the toxic heavy metal. But when the nurse, who doesn’t offer you to look at the box or read the insert, jabs that needle into your upper arm and rubs it with a little cotton swab, while that nurse tries to help you avoid the flu, you’re actually getting something much MORE dangerous to your health (mainstream, “lame-stream” media cannot and will not talk about this).

Intramuscular injections contain 100 times the concentration of mercury you find in certain fish

If you’re a flu shot “frequenter” — meaning that you get one nearly every fall or winter, you are actually doing the opposite of what the flu “industry” (CDC) tells you on the insert and the box inside which the influenza vaccine comes. Yes, read it and you will know. Ask the nurse and have him/her leave the room while you review it. The flu shot warning tells you NOT to get the shot again if you’ve already had it. It doesn’t say how recently, or even whether that was when you were a child. It just flat out tells you not to get another one. So where does that put us with the whole vaccine schedule when you get 25 to 30 vaccines, including some flu shots, before the age of six? How much mercury are you getting and did you get, cumulatively, over the years? Is this why they warn you on the box and insert? (http://www.vaxchoicevt.com)

Have you gotten a FluLaval shot EVER before? Will you ever again? Natural health news enthusiasts are concerned for you. The ultimate health pioneer is looking out for you and is researching exactly which neurotoxins the “Medical-Industrial Complex” of the USA is pushing through those needles into the muscle tissue of kids, babies and pregnant women. Health Ranger Mike Adams uncovers this awful truth in the forensic food lab, where he tests everything from flu shots to Chicken McNuggets and Wheaties metal flakes! This is top-notch research being shared for the millions who follow Natural News and spread the word. Thanks, Mike, for all you do, digging into research that protects us from the hidden nightmares that Big Pharma besieges upon us.

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CDC Documents Influenza Outbreak Among Population That Was 99% Vaccinated

CDC Documents Influenza Outbreak Among Population That Was 99% Vaccinated

CDC Documents Influenza Outbreak Among Population That Was 99% Vaccinated With Flu Shots

By Jonathan Benson

(NaturalNews) If flu shots are really as effective as the U.S. government claims they are, then why did nearly a quarter of the Navy crewmen aboard the U.S.S. Ardent earlier this year contract the flu, even though 99 percent of them had been previously vaccinated with flu shots?

This is one of the questions being asked after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the results of a study on this major influenza outbreak that appears to defy the prevalent logic dictating the official vaccine narrative.

Influenza Flu Shot VaccineAccording to the study, the U.S.S. Arden was moored in San Diego, California, on February 10 to conduct a training exercise. After just three days, 25 of the 102 crewmen aboard the ship sought medical care after developing influenza-like illness, or ILI.

The Naval Health Research Center ultimately used polymerase chain reaction testing to determine that 20 of the individuals had influenza A, and 18 of these bore the specific subtype H3N2. The remaining two specimens could not be attributed a subtype, according to the study.

The outbreak was so severe that the ship was fully disinfected and the infected crew members sent home, some after being given antiviral medications and instructions on how to avoid spreading the illness. But after analyzing the situation, it was revealed that nearly every crewman had previously received a flu shot, demonstrating that this common vaccine simply doesn’t work.

“At the time of the outbreak, 99% of the crew had received influenza vaccine,” admits the study, as published by the CDC. “This outbreak highlights the risk for an H3N2 influenza outbreak among vaccinated and otherwise healthy young persons,” adds the report.

You can read the full study here:
CDC.gov.

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Monsanto Losing Millions as GMO Labeling Push Grows

Monsanto Losing Millions as GMO Labeling Push Grows

Monsanto Losing Millions as GMO Labeling Push Grows

Monsanto Losing Millions as GMO Labeling Push GrowsThe two GMO labeling propositions were defeated in both Oregon and Colorado recently. How does this happen considering the overwhelming support for GMO labeling? Why are these votes for labeling failing? Is it due to dirty tricks?

Anthony Gucciardi joined the Infowars Nightly News to discuss how we can, and ultimately will, reclaim our food supply from generically modified juggernauts like Monsanto.

Anthony writes:

Amid the battle to reclaim our food supply from genetic manipulation and alteration, numerous landmarks have been made when it comes to public awareness and the overall support of the general public. As I spoke about just a few days ago, polls have shown that more than 93% of the public is in full support of GMO labeling. And at the same time, we are now seeing quarterly losses for Monsanto in the millions. There is no doubt that GMO labeling is still gaining massive favor despite their dirty tricks. We will overcome Big Biotech and Big Ag like never before. Source

Watch the video below for the details of this important discussion.

Video
http://youtu.be/Q14__CTa8kM

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Millions Wrongly Treated for ‘Cancer,’ National Cancer Institute Panel Confirms

Millions Wrongly Treated for ‘Cancer,’ National Cancer Institute Panel Confirms

Millions Wrongly Treated for ‘Cancer,’ National Cancer Institute Panel Confirms

By Sayer Ji, Founder

A devastating new report commissioned by the National Cancer Institute reveals that our 40-year long ‘War on Cancer’ has been waged against a vastly misunderstood ‘enemy,’ that in many cases represented no threat to human health whatsoever.

Millions Wrongly Treated for 'Cancer,' National Cancer Institute Panel ConfirmsIf you have been following our advocacy work on cancer, particularly in connection with the dark side of breast cancer awareness month, you know that we have been calling for the complete reclassification of some types of ‘breast cancer’ as benign lesions, e.g. ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), as well as pointing out repeatedly that x-ray based breast screenings are not only highly carcinogenic but are also causing an epidemic of “overdiagnosis” and “overtreatment” in US women, with an estimated 1.3 million cases in the past 30 years alone.

This week, a National Cancer Institute commissioned panel’s report published in JAMA online confirmed that we all – public and professionals alike – should stop calling low-risk lesions like DCIS and high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) ‘cancer.’

There are wide-reaching implications to this recommendation, including:

  • Millions of women in this country have been diagnosed with DCIS, and millions of men with HGPIN, and subsequently [mis]treated. Are they now to be retroactively reclassified as ‘victims’ of iatrogenesis, with legal recourse to seek compensation?
  • Anyone engaged in a cancer screening will now need to reconsider and weigh both the risks and benefits of such a ‘preventive’ strategy, considering that the likelihood of being diagnosed with a false positive over 10 years is already over 50% for women undergoing annual breast screening.
  • The burgeoning pink ribbon-bedecked ‘breast cancer awareness’ industry will be forced to reformulate its message, as it is theoretically culpable for the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of millions of US women by propagating an entirely false concept of ‘cancer.’

As reported by Medscape:

The practice of oncology in the United States is in need of a host of reforms and initiatives to mitigate the problem of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of cancer, according to a working group sanctioned by the National Cancer Institute.

Perhaps most dramatically, the group says that a number of premalignant conditions, including ductal carcinoma in situ and high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, should no longer be called “cancer.”

Instead, the conditions should be labeled something more appropriate, such as indolent lesions of epithelial origin (IDLE), the working group suggests. The Viewpoint report was published online July 29 in JAMA.

Fundamentally, overdiagnosis results from the fact that screen-detected ‘cancers’ are disproportionately slower growing ones, present with few to no symptoms, and would never progress to cause harm if left undiagnosed and untreated.

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37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting

37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting

37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting

By Christina Sarich

The makers of neonicotinoids, the bee-killing insecticide that was banned all over Europe, won’t be able to refute this latest phenomenon. Millions of bees were found dead after GMO corn was planted in Ontario, Canada. This isn’t new news, but it should be known news.

37 Million Bees Found Dead in Canada After Large GMO Crop Planting

Image credit: (www.micro2macro.net) Muhammad Mahdi Karim (Own work) [GFDL 1.2], via Wikimedia Commons


The keeper of these bees, Dave Schuit, who produces honey, reported that he lost over 600 hives – around 37 million bees.

“Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said.

With increasing bee deaths and consumer petitions targeted to places like Home Depot and Lowe’s who sell neonics, the US Department of Agriculture has failed to ban neonicotinoids, manufactured primarily by Bayer CropScience Inc., as well as other biotech companies.

Two of Bayer’s best sellers are suspect this time around: Imidacloprid and Clothianidin. They are both known to seep into pollen and nectar, damaging beneficial insects such as bees.

The more widely they are used, the more bees seem to die.

Schuit’s report of dead bees is corroborated by other farmers, too. Nathan Carey is another local farmer who noticed a disappearance of bees on his farm this past Spring. There were so few that he could not count on them as he normally did to help pollinate his crops. He correlates their absence to the use of these toxic insecticides.

While many scientists are still unconvinced that “colony collapse disorder” (CCD) is caused by neonicotinoids, there has been a consecutive die-off of bees in the U.S. for seven years now – directly correlated to higher insecticide spraying.

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Tetanus Vaccines Found Spiked with Sterilization Chemical to Carry Out Race-based Genocide

Tetanus Vaccines Found Spiked with Sterilization Chemical to Carry Out Race-based Genocide

Tetanus Vaccines Found Spiked with Sterilization Chemical to Carry Out Race-based Genocide Against Africans

By Mike Adams | NaturalNews

Tetanus vaccines given to millions of young women in Kenya have been confirmed by laboratories to contain a sterilization chemical that causes miscarriages, reports the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, a pro-vaccine organization.

Tetanus Vaccines Found Spiked

Patient Suffering from Tetanus Painting by Sir Charles Bell 1809

A whopping 2.3 million young girls and women are in the process of being given the vaccine, pushed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

“We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. “They were all laced with HCG.”

Chemical causes a woman’s body to destroy its own fetus with vaccine-induced antibodies
HCG is a chemical developed by the World Health Organization for sterilization purposes. When injected into the body of a young woman, it causes a pregnancy to be destroyed by the body’s own antibody response to the HCG, resulting in a spontaneous abortion. Its effectiveness lasts for years, causing abortions in women up to three years after the injections.

Dr. Ngare explained “…this WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine.”

The Kenyan government, of course, insists the vaccine is perfectly safe. Dr. Tabu of Kenya’s Health Ministry even told the media that because some young women are still having babies, the vaccine therefore must not contain any sterilization agent. However, this claim belies the fact that HCG doesn’t work 100% of the time. It only sterilizes the majority of those injected with it, not all of them.

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Vaccine Mafia Targets Hollywood Actors Who try to Protect Children

Vaccine Mafia Targets Hollywood Actors Who try to Protect Children

Vaccine Mafia Targets Hollywood Actors Who try to Protect Children

By Jonathan Benson | Natural News

(NaturalNews) Actor and comedian Rob Schneider is the latest casualty in the war against free speech, as the fury of vaccine lovers everywhere prompted Schneider’s recent firing from an advertising gig with insurance giant State Farm. Reports indicate that State Farm canned Schneider for publicly raising concerns about the safety of vaccines several years prior, a major no-no in the mainstream entertainment world.

Vaccine Mafia Targets Hollywood Actors

Image credit: TSGT DAVID J AHLSCHWEDE, USAF

Known for his popular “making copies guy” schtick that was once featured on Saturday Night Live, Schneider had recently been hired by State Farm to resurrect this persona for a rotational television ad. Everything was fine until a few loudmouthed blogger “babes” riled up their mindless followers to petition for Schneider’s removal from the ad, citing his long-held opposition to vaccines as the impetus.

According to The Wrap, the push began when the self-proclaimed “babes” decided to post a video to YouTube calling on their respective supporters to ambush State Farm’s Facebook and Twitter pages with comments petitioning for Schneider’s removal from the advertising lineup. Like good little minions, many of the bloggers’ followers did just this, resulting in State Farm issuing a statement of surrender to their demands.

“[Schneider’s] ad has unintentionally been used as a platform for discussion unrelated to the products and services we provide,” said Phil Supple, State Farm’s director of public affairs, to PR Week. “With that, we are working to remove the ad from our rotation at this time.”

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5 Natural Antibiotics that Kill Superbugs

5 Natural Antibiotics that Kill Superbugs

5 Natural Antibiotics that Kill Superbugs

By Rosalina

Natural Antibiotics

1928, Alexander Fleming – Penicillium

Because traditional antibiotics have been prescribed so heavily in modern medicine and because people are exposed to them through eating conventionally raised meat and dairy products which are produced with antibiotic use, many strains of bacteria are now becoming drug-resistant. This means that the medicines treating them will be less effective and this leaves people vulnerable to infection or disease. However, there are some natural ways to kill off bacteria, even these superbugs, and have of them are discussed below.

Colloidal Silver

Silver has been used for its medicinal properties going back to the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians and even more modern doctors, before the advent of antibiotics, would use it to fight off bacteria. Silver stimulates the immune system and promotes healing naturally, while at the same time being kinder to the liver and kidneys than some traditional antibiotics.

Honey

Honey, too, has a history of medicinal use since ancient times and for this reason, is being used more in branches in medicine like wound care, where infections are a major risk. It has been shown that honey’s antibacterial properties operate on many levels so that it is virtually impossible for bacteria to develop a resistance to it. This is due to the wide number of natural compounds which are toxic to bacterial cells.

Pascalite

Many people have never even heard of this special clay which is found in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming, but its healing properties are impressive and when used topically, it can help to draw infections out of wound tissues and allow the wound to heal without infection or scarring. It was named after Emile Pascal, the fur trapper and explorer who discovered it.

Oil of Oregano

The essential oil from this common Italian herb has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, and has even proving effective against the persistent bacterial strain MRSA that can be extremely difficult to treat, with the Himalayan oregano being considered even more potent than its European counterpart. It is now a possibility that this oil will show up in products like hand washes, gels and soaps meant to help stop the spread of germs without creating superbugs.

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Kellogg’s Cereals: Double Dose of GMO Pesticides & Antibiotics

Kellogg’s Cereals: Double Dose of GMO Pesticides & Antibiotics

Kellogg’s Cereals: Double Dose of GMO Pesticides & Antibiotics

By Christina Sarich

There is a good reason that Kellogg’s spent over $1,012,552 on media propaganda in California & Washington to defeat voter ballot initiatives that would have required the labeling of GMO foods, and now are contributing again to the defeat of labeling initiatives in Oregon (contributing $250,000).

Kellogg’s Cereals: Double Dose of GMO Pesticides & Antibiotics

Image credit: David (Kcdtsg at en.wikipedia) [Public domain]

A consumer recently sent a box of Froot Loops to a lab for genetic testing and found that the corn and soy used in the cereal are 100% RoundUp Ready GMO. So is the sugar. Never mind the other toxic ingredients in the cereal. This means that in one box of Kellogg’s cereal (and likely all their cereals contain similar GMO products), you are dining on a double dose of glyphosate and Bt toxins – glyphosate being patented as an ‘antibiotic’ by Monsanto in 2011.

Kellogg’s has been making cereal since 1898, but I seriously doubt its founders ever thought it would be poisoning the world at breakfast every morning.

Not only is the corn in Froot Loops sprayed with RoundUp, but it is a pesticide in its own right, registered with and regulated by the EPA. But it isn’t just Froot Loops that is of concern, for all of you who avoid sugar-laden cereals. The ‘healthful’ Kellogg’s brands are full of the stuff, too.

Kellogg’s claims that, even though they don’t use genetically engineered ingredients in Europe, in the U.S., “consumer concerns about the usage of biotech ingredients in food production are low.”

Kashi, Bare Naked, Morningstar Farms, and Gardenburger – all brands you probably have been relying on as healthful foods to feed your family – are also contaminated.

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Judge: Lawsuit Against Merck’s MMR Vaccine Fraud

Judge: Lawsuit Against Merck’s MMR Vaccine Fraud

Judge: Lawsuit Against Merck’s MMR Vaccine Fraud to Continue

In a story this week that no mainstream media outlet reported, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled in favor of whistleblowers who have accused Merck of lying about the efficacy of its mumps vaccine (currently only available in combo with MMR). We had to find this story posted on a couple of websites servicing attorneys.

This story did garner mainstream news coverage back in 2012, before Merck’s attorneys appealed and tried to get the case thrown out of court. Here is a report Forbes wrote on it back in 2012. Some quotes:

Anyone who falls on either side of the debate about vaccines’ alleged potential to cause harm is sure to have heard the big news this week — the unsealing of a whistleblower suit against Merck, filed back in 2010 by two former employees accusing the drugmaker of overstating the effectiveness of its mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine.

The scientists claim Merck defrauded the U.S. government by causing it to purchase an estimated four million doses of mislabeled and misbranded MMR vaccine per year for at least a decade, and helped ignite two recent mumps outbreaks that the allegedly ineffective vaccine was intended to prevent in the first place.

As the single largest purchaser of childhood vaccines (accounting for more than 50 percent of all vaccine purchasers), the United States is by far the largest financial victim of Merck’s fraud. But the ultimate victims here are the millions of children who every year are being injected with a mumps vaccine that is not providing them with an adequate level of protection against mumps. And while this is a disease the CDC targeted to eradicate by now, the failure in Merck’s vaccine has allowed this disease to linger with significant outbreaks continuing to occur,” the suit alleges. (Source – emphasis added.)

The Wall Street Journal also covered the story back in 2012, but according to a report by Dr. Mercola,  the Wall Street Journal’s “elite” network of CFOs from the world’s top corporations met 3 days later (including executives from Merck), and the story was removed from their website.

Judge: Lawsuit Against Merck’s MMR Vaccine Fraud

Jonas Salk in 1955 holds two bottles of a culture used to grow polio vaccines.

This week, U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones II ruled that the whistleblowers had sufficiently pled that Merck might have provided false statements to the government and that the direct purchasers had shown enough evidence to establish that these falsehoods could have helped the company gain a monopoly.

Most people in the U.S. do not even realize that U.S. law prevents anyone damaged by vaccines from suing the manufacturer. In 1986, Congress passed a law preventing legal liability to vaccine damages, because the drug companies manufacturing vaccines blackmailed them, by threatening to stop manufacturing vaccines without legal protection. There were so many lawsuits resulting from vaccine injuries and deaths prior to this time, that it was no longer profitable for them to continue marketing vaccines without legal protection. So instead of Congress requiring that drug companies manufacture safer vaccines, they complied with the drug companies’ requests and passed legislation protecting the drug companies. In 2011 this law was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Therefore, any lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for allegedly producing faulty vaccines is huge news. This current lawsuit is brought by two whistleblowers, virologists who worked for Merck and are accusing Merck of lying about the effectiveness of the mumps vaccine. There is also a class action suit related, brought by Alabama-based Chatom Primary Care and two individual doctors from New York and New Jersey who allege Merck’s monopoly on the drug caused them to pay more for the drug.

More details from the whistleblower lawsuit claiming fraud:

Merck is the only manufacturer licensed by the FDA to sell the mumps vaccine in United States, and if it could not show that the vaccine was 95 percent effective, it risked losing its lucrative monopoly, according to the complaint.

That’s why Merck found it critically important to keep claiming such a high efficacy rate, the complaint states.

And, Chatom claims, that’s why Merck went to great lengths, including “manipulating its test procedures and falsifying the test results,” to prop up the bogus figure, though it knew that the attenuated virus from which it created the vaccine had been altered over the years during the manufacturing process, and that the quality of the vaccine had degraded as a result.

Starting in the late 1990s, Merck set out on its sham testing program with the objective of “report[ing] efficacy of 95 percent or higher regardless of the vaccine’s true efficacy,” the complaint states.

Chatom says Merck initially called its testing program Protocol 007.

Under Protocol 007, Merck did not test the vaccine’s ability to protect children against a “wild-type” mumps virus, which is “the type of real-life virus against which vaccines are generally tested,” the complaint states.

Instead, Chatom says, Merck tested children’s blood using its own attenuated strain of the virus.

“This was the same mumps strain with which the children were vaccinated,” the complaint states.

That “subverted” the purpose of the testing regime, “which was to measure the vaccine’s ability to provide protection against a disease-causing mumps virus that a child would actually face in real life. The end result of this deviation … was that Merck’s test overstated the vaccine’s effectiveness,” Chatom claims.

Merck also added animal antibodies to blood samples to achieve more favorable test results, though it knew that the human immune system would never produce such antibodies, and that the antibodies created a laboratory testing scenario that “did not in any way correspond to, correlate with, or represent real life … virus neutralization in vaccinated people,” according to the complaint.

Chatom claims that the falsification of test results occurred “with the knowledge, authority and approval of Merck’s senior management.” (Source.)

One can easily see why Merck has worked so hard the past two years to bury this story and try to get it thrown out of court. But now a federal judge has ruled the case will proceed.

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Judge Cuts Damages from $9 Billion to $36 Million over Diabetes Drug Lawsuit

Judge Cuts Damages from $9 Billion to $36 Million over Diabetes Drug Lawsuit

Judge Cuts Damages from $9 Billion to $36 Million over Diabetes Drug Lawsuit

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A U.S. judge on Monday made a sweeping cut to a $9 billion punitive damages settlement, slicing it down to a trifling $36.8 million against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co and Eli Lilly & Co over their diabetes drug, Actos.

Diabetes Drug LawsuitDistrict Judge Rebecca Doherty of Louisiana granted a motion in court for the two drug makers to get off practically scot-free, considering the reduction in joint punitive damages amounts to a fraction of the original award, and represents nothing to pharmaceutical companies that usually gross in the several billions. (Eli Lilly made more than $18.21 billion in gross sales just last year.)

The damages were awarded in the one of the first federal cases to go to trial in which multiple Big Pharma companies were tried simultaneously, as a consolidated group. They were awarded because both drug makers failed to warn that Actos, prescribed for diabetes, could cause bladder cancer. In 2010, the U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement saying that taking Actos could cause an increase in bladder cancer rates of more than 40%, but this probability even showed up in clinical trials, so why was the drug ever given a rubber stamp to begin with?

Judge Doherty’s ruling is blasphemous, considering that a drug company knowingly marketed a drug that would not only cause cancer, but also scarcely reduced the disease of diabetes. A $9 billion dollar award in those who suffered from taking this drug doesn’t come close to health destruction.

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CDC Says Ebola Droplets Can Only Travel 3 Feet

CDC Says Ebola Droplets Can Only Travel 3 Feet

CDC Says Ebola Droplets Can Only Travel 3 Feet

By Washington’s Blog

Checking the CDC’s Math

This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admitted that Ebola can travel through the air in aerosols, but claims that it can never go more than 3 feet.

Let’s check their math …

CDC (like the World Health Organization) admits that Ebola can be spread through sneezing or coughing.

But the CDC itself admits that flu droplets can travel 6 feet.

Mythbusters demonstrated that sneezes can nail people some 17 feet away:

But engineers at MIT show that sneezes can actually travel up to 200 times farther than previously thought … up to 20 feet.

How?

Gas clouds:

“[The study] changes our current ideas of how far germs can spread in aerosols such as coughs or sneezes,” Mary B. Farone, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Middle Tennessee State University, told weather.com. “We used to think if we could see the spray, that was the limit of the dissemination, but this study shows that tiny particles, such as bacteria and viruses, can be spread much further on gas clouds.”

MIT explains:

A novel study by MIT researchers shows that coughs and sneezes have associated gas clouds that keep their potentially infectious droplets aloft over much greater distances than previously realized.“When you cough or sneeze, you see the droplets, or feel them if someone sneezes on you,” says John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics at MIT, and co-author of a new paper on the subject. “But you don’t see the cloud, the invisible gas phase. The influence of this gas cloud is to extend the range of the individual droplets, particularly the small ones.”

Indeed, the study finds, the smaller droplets that emerge in a cough or sneeze may travel five to 200 times further than they would if those droplets simply moved as groups of unconnected particles — which is what previous estimates had assumed. The tendency of these droplets to stay airborne, resuspended by gas clouds, means that ventilation systems may be more prone to transmitting potentially infectious particles than had been suspected.

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The researchers used high-speed imaging of coughs and sneezes, as well as laboratory simulations and mathematical modeling, to produce a new analysis of coughs and sneezes from a fluid-mechanics perspective. Their conclusions upend some prior thinking on the subject.

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The study finds that droplets 100 micrometers — or millionths of a meter — in diameter travel five times farther than previously estimated, while droplets 10 micrometers in diameter travel 200 times farther. Droplets less than 50 micrometers in size can frequently remain airborne long enough to reach ceiling ventilation units.

A cough or sneeze is a “multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud,” as the researchers term it in the paper, because the cloud mixes with surrounding air before its payload of liquid droplets falls out, evaporates into solid residues, or both.

The study notes:

Our key findings are as follows. The turbulent multiphase cloud plays a critical role in extending the range of the majority of pathogen-bearing drops that accompany human coughs and sneezes. Smaller droplets (less than 50 µm diameter) can remain suspended in the cloud long enough for the cough to reach heights where ventilation systems can be contaminated (4–6 m).

6 meters equals 19.685 feet.

(“µm” means micrometers … i.e. one millionth of a meter. Ebola viruses are only 80 nanometers in diameter, and up to 14,000 nanometers long. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. As such, Ebola virus filaments can easily fit within a 50 micrometer size droplet.)

While Slate may have gotten the numbers wrong, they made an entertaining video about the MIT study:

CDC Says Ebola Droplets Can Only Travel 3 Feet

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