Saturday, July 25, 2009
The Britons, a mixture of adults and children, are being held in China, Singapore, India and Egypt.
A handout file photo shows a technician holding a master H1N1 virus sample, for the pre-production of a vaccine against pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus at a laboratory of GlaxoSmithKline in Dresden June 16, 2009. (REUTERS/GlaxoSmithKline/Handout/Files)
The actual number could be higher because some Britons are likely to be held in quarantine without getting in touch with the Foreign Office, it said.
"We are paying close attention to the welfare of Britons in quarantine," a spokeswoman said in a statement.
"We are keeping in touch by phone with those in quarantine to check on their welfare; ensure they understand the procedures; and to pass messages to and from parents/relatives in the UK."
Most are being held in their hotels or schools. The bulk of people have been quarantined in China and Singapore. Ten have been quarantined in India and five in Egypt.
"Where we can we are also helping Britons in quarantine by arranging delivery of clothes; food; drinking water; and books/magazines to relieve the boredom," the spokeswoman said.
"Where necessary, in a few cases, we have taken up concerns on their behalf."
A group of 52 British school children and their teachers were quarantined in Beijing last weekend after four pupils were admitted to hospital infected with the "swine flu" virus.
One remains in hospital in Beijing while another three are in hospital in Hangzhou, near Shanghai.
The pandemic has killed about 430 people worldwide, with Britain one of the worst countries affected. At least 30 people have died in Britain after contracting H1N1.
On Thursday, British authorities said the number of estimated cases in England had nearly doubled on the previous week to 100,000.
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Friday, July 24, 2009
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RDR: Looking at the swine flu vaccine with a skeptical eyeBy - July 24, 2009 11:23 AM
By Andrew W. Griffin
Red Dirt Report, editor
Posted: July 24, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY – The lead headline in today’s edition of The Oklahoman said it all : “State kids to get shot at swine flu vaccine.”
Yes, that swine flu. The one designated last month as a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
Anyway, reading the story, written by Oklahoman staff writer Vallery Brown, readers are told that up to 200 Oklahoma children between the ages of 3 and 8 will be encouraged to enroll in the swine flu (H1N1) vaccine trials.
These tests – which in effect use children as guinea pigs for this largely untested vaccine – will be conducted at IPS Research in Oklahoma City, the first Oklahoma company to be involved in the swine flu vaccine trials.
The medical director for IPS Research, Dr. Louise Thurman, said they will begin enrolling “patients” on August 17.
“From a science standpoint, it should work,” Thurman told The Oklahoman.
But then it explains that the trials will include up to 12,000 children nationwide with adult trials expected to follow.
The tone of The Oklahoman story is that with flu season rapidly approaching in the autumn, there is a rush to get these vaccines ready and available to be administered to the public.
Quoting Don Blose, chief of immunization services for the Oklahoma Health Department, Blose said the H1N1 strain “spreads more quickly than other influenzas and more than half of the reported cases have been in children.”
So, who will allow their children to be used to test these vaccines? We know that 200 people in Oklahoma and 40,000 nationwide have been sickened by swine flu. Celebrities, including Rupert Grint, who plays the Ron Weasley character in the Harry Potter movies contracted H1N1 and has successfully recovered. Nevertheless, only 263 people, many with compromised immune systems, have died, far less than the thousands that succumb to the regular seasonal flu each year.
But this is going to be rammed down the throats of the American public. There is already talk of have at-home “interventions” in the near future where government officials knock on your door and will try to persuade people to “take the shot.”
And who will benefit from these vaccines that some consider very dangerous to human health? Naturally, the drug manufacturers, like the sloppy operators of Baxter in Illinois and others like GlaxoSmithKline. Just check out this Reuters article headlined "Companies reaping the swine flu windfall."
In a July 17, 2009 article on WebMD.com, headlined “Swine flu vaccine fast-tracked to September?” health news reporter Daniel J. DeNoon noted that the National Biodefense Safety Board (NBSB), which answers to Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, recommended fast-tracking the new swine flu vaccines to be ready in time for the start of school.
And who is on the National Biodefense Safety Board? A list of “experts” from universities, pharmaceutical companies and medical groups, although they are not specifically listed. Non-voting members of NBSB include “representatives of the White House, the DHHS, national security agencies, the FDA and – believe it or not – NASA.
Already, the DHHS and the US Government are pledging $8.5 billion towards these swine flu vaccinations.
In an MSNBC interview with Sebelius and CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, the host talks to them live from a government-sponsored “swine flu summit” that included DHS, Department of Education, NIH, FDA, CDC and others, that, jokes the host, is “enough to get a conspiracy theorist salivating.”
Sebelius and CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden calmly talk about “keeping kids safe and secure” and “looking at a vaccine that might be targeted to school-age kids.”
The government can’t wait to jab the kids with these vaccines.
“We’re hopeful by mid-to-late fall have the first doses of vaccines available,” Frieden tells MSNBC.
Back to the WebMD.com article, DeNoon writes: “Getting swine flu vaccine by September means skipping all but the most preliminary clinical tests of vaccine safety and effectiveness.”
Between 60 and 80 million doses could be ready by mid-September, notes the WebMD.com reporter.
This is where the young “guinea pigs” come in. The tests start August 17, right before the start of school in many areas. And while the swine flu has ebbed in the United States, a “second wave” is expected within six weeks, therefore the hasty push to get the vaccines tested and out there.
Back to DeNoon’s WebMD article. In it, he writes that “initial does likely will go to those most severely hit by the pandemic so far: infants, toddlers, school-age children, pregnant women, and adults with risk factors for severe flu disease.”
DeNoon does ask Dr. Andrew Pavia, at the University of Utah, why the government should deploy a vaccine that “hasn’t completed safety and efficacy testing?”
Pavia replies by saying “Because we already have a lot of experience with similar vaccines” and notes that pandemic swine flu is a type A, H1N1 flu virus and that the regular seasonal flu vaccine and this new vaccine “is made exactly the same way.”
But then it gets worse. The article says that officials will guess at the best dose of vaccine. The question remains whether one or two doses will be effective. This, you must remember, to be injected into small children with developing brains and bodies.
And recall back in 1976 when the last swine flu swept the nation. Back then, the government wanted everyone to get vaccinated and for many who took the questionable vaccine at that time developed a rare side effect called Guillain-Barre syndrome., a paralyzing neuromuscular disorder.
And what to expect for those who do take the swine flu vaccine?
And, as PrisonPlanet.com reporter Paul Joseph Watson reports today, “the swine flu vaccine includes squalene, a dangerous adjuvant that contributed to Gulf War Syndrome cases.” Watson notes that those given the vaccine will face “debilitating lifelong diseases far more deadly than the swine flu virus itself for thousands of children if a mass vaccination campaign is conducted.”
And not surprisingly, the government has given vaccine makers legal immunity from lawsuits filed by people who may be injured or killed as a result of side effects from the vaccine. Consider that, when you or your child accepts the swine flu vaccine.
Red Dirt Report and Oklahoma Watchdog, a new investigative news website, will be looking more into the swine flu vaccine program.
Copyright 2009 West Marie Media
Dahr Jamail, one of the few unembedded journalists to report extensively from Iraq during the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation. Jamail is the recipient of the 2008 The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
Dahr Jamail on the Alex Jones Radio Show MP3 24 Jul 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum indictment - Kidney "Broker".PDF, 22 KB
The document tells the story of how the partnership allegedly snared Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, a self-styled real estate dealer from Brooklyn. Over the course of about 18 months, the complaint says, Rosenbaum worked out a deal with the agent to obtain a kidney from an Israeli don
As federal investigators reeled in the sprawling net of a political corruption probe, court documents say, they found a different kind of criminal trapped inside: a cocky trafficker of black-market kidneys who exploited desperate patients for extraordinary profits.
According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, an undercover FBI agent teamed with an informant -- who cooperated after a 2006 bank fraud charge -- to uncover the scheme. The document tells the story of how the partnership allegedly snared Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, a self-styled real estate dealer from Brooklyn. Over the course of about 18 months, the complaint says, Rosenbaum worked out a deal with the agent to obtain a kidney from an Israeli donor.
He planned to give the donor $10,000, federal authorities said, and charged his client a handsome fee: $160,000.
"I am what you call a matchmaker," the complaint quotes Rosenbaum as telling the undercover agent.
Had the transaction been real, federal authorities said, it would have been the most recent chapter in Rosenbaum's 10-year career as an illicit middleman. In each case, he would take a blood sample from a prospective recipient and give it to an associate at an insurance company who could analyze it at a lab without arousing suspicion. The sample would then be shipped to Israel, and the necessary people paid off to find a match.
"He prayed on vulnerable people, " said assistant US district attorney Mark McCarron.
Rosenbaum would then arrange the donor's flight to New York, including obtaining a visa, authorities said. Once the donor arrived in the US, Rosenbaum would help fabricate a relationship between donor and recipient -- a story both would repeat during interviews with medical professionals. The two might pretend to business associates, for instance, or close friends from a religious congregation.
"The hospitals seemed to be in the dark," McCarron said.
The sequence of events leading to Rosenbaum's arrest started in February 2008, when the informant telephoned Rosenbaum from New Jersey and said he wanted to obtain a human kidney for someone seeking a transplant.
Three days later, the FBI agent and informant traveled from Tinton Falls to Rosenbaum's home in the Mapleton section of Brooklyn. The most imposing structure on a short block, the two-family home was yesterday distinguished by a security camera aimed at Rosenbaum's front door and a large insignia of the letter R on the mailbox.
Inside the house, on Feb. 18, 2008, the informant told Rosenbaum he was in the real estate business and introduced the undercover agent as "my secretary for, like, 12 years."
The agent, according to the complaint, then told Rosenbaum her uncle had been on dialysis for two years as a result of "polycystic disease." At the time, the agent said, that uncle was on the waiting list for a kidney transplant at a Philadelphia hospital.
Rosenbaum allegedly responded by noting the hospital would rigorously screen the potential donor for diseases -- but that he could make everything work out.
"I'm doing this a long time," the document quotes Rosenbaum as saying. "It's illegal to buy or sell organs. You can't even mention it."
The parties to the deal then allegedly hammered out a price: $160,000, the first $10,000 of which was to be paid by checks drawn up by the informant's invented real estate company. The checks would be laundered through what Rosenbaum initially decided would be a "congregation," but later switched to a "charitable organization."
After stalling in November by telling Rosenbaum the supposedly sick uncle had a "mini-stroke," the FBI agent and informant met in Rosenbaum's basement during July 2009. Rosenbaum shored up his credentials, according to the criminal complaint, saying he had spent 10 years brokering deals that numbered "quite a lot" - including one only two weeks earlier.
At one point, the undercover agent asked how much money the donor would receive.
"Don't worry about it," Rosenbaum allegedly replied.
Little was immediately clear yesterday about Rosenbaum's background. Two residents on his street who knew him declined to comment, while a third said she'd never spoken with him.
Rosenbaum faces five years in prison in connection with his charge. His bail was set at $3 million.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Israeli settlers on horseback 'set fire' to Palestinian-owned olive trees
Israeli settlers on horseback set fire on Monday to at least 1,500 Palestinian-owned olive trees in the occupied West Bank and others stoned cars, a Palestinian security official said.
Published: 8:50PM BST 20 Jul 2009
Two Palestinian motorists were slightly wounded and five vehicles damaged near the settlement of Yitzhar, outside the Palestinian town of Nablus, said the official, Ghassan Daglas.
He said 10 settlers riding horses and carrying torches set fire to between 1,500 and 2,000 olive trees. Olives are an important cash crop for Palestinians, who have complained of frequent attacks on their groves by settlers.
Israeli military and police spokesmen had no immediate comment. Israeli media reports said the rampage was a response by settlers to the army's destruction hours earlier of a caravan at a settlement outpost built without Israeli government approval.
Earlier on Monday, a Palestinian died in an Israeli hospital of gunshot wounds suffered on Sunday along the border with the Gaza Strip after he refused to stop when ordered to do so by an Israeli patrol, a hospital spokeswoman and the army said.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Top Epidemiologist Slams Swine Flu Fearmongering
A top epidemiologist has slammed the “dangerous fearmongering” behind the swine flu scare and dismissed it as nothing more than the product of an industry licking its lips at the prospect of a profitable pandemic.
live webcast from Griffith will show the eclipse from an island near Shanghai, China, and include some commentary from curators at the observatory.
The timeline for the webcast is:
5:24 p.m. P.D.T. = First Contact (when the Moon first begins to obscure the Sun)
6:37 - 6:43 p.m. P.D.T. = Totality (when the Moon completely covers the Sun)
8:03 p.m. P.D.T. = Last Contact (when the Moon no longer obscures the Sun)
Tue Jul 21, 11:51 am ET
SYDNEY – An Australian pharmaceutical company will begin trials Wednesday of its experimental swine flu vaccine.
CSL Ltd. will test the vaccine on 240 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 64 starting at Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia's south, the company and media reports said.
The trial will involve participants receiving two injections of the vaccine, three weeks apart, and will compare a standard dosage with an increased dosage. Doctors will be looking to find at what dose volunteers develop an appropriate immune response.
"We appreciate that new influenza strains like the swine flu can surprise us with properties that mean they might require higher dosing and two injections rather than one to provoke the desired level of immune response in humans," Dr. Russell Basser, the company's global director of clinical development, said in a statement.
Dr. Rachel David, speaking for the company, said 400 children will also be involved in the vaccine trial.
"We're talking about kids aged between 6 months and 9 years and it involves two injections and two blood tests, so four needles to monitor the results," she was quoted as saying by Australia's ABC News.
"I think that is a big commitment for families but in spite of that we've had a number of people come forward because they're interested in not getting the flu," she said.
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that there have been more than 700 deaths from swine flu since the start of the outbreak. The figure is an increase of some 300 since the start of the month.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009
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