"Deerfield, Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Baxter International Inc. has just been caught shipping live avian flu viruses mixed with vaccine material to medical distributors in 18 countries. The "mistake" was discovered by the National Microbiology Laboratory in Canada...
How could this company have accidentally mixed LIVE avian flu viruses (both H5N1 and H3N2, the human form) in this vaccine material? The shocking answer is that this couldn't have been an accident. Why? Because Baxter International adheres to something called BSL3 (Biosafety Level 3) - a set of laboratory safety protocols that prevent the cross-contamination of materials..."
- Excerpt from Natural News, 3/03/2009: Vaccines as Biological Weapons? Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries
I blurted out the news that NOBODY had been talking about this week. My daughter looked shocked.
"Why would they mix bird flu with the flu vaccine?" she asked.
For a change, her 13 year old eyes searched mine earnestly, wanting an answer.
"You know I've always believed that a few of the very richest people want to kill off 80% of the world's population so they don't have to share the resources," I sadly replied. "This kind of 'mix-up' is too far fetched to be an accident. Maybe my worst fears are true. At least they didn't get away with it."
Not this time, anyway.
I don't rule out the 'conspiracy theory' of the ruling class wanting to depopulate the planet. There's been too much genocide in the history of mankind to think it could never happen again. Read some of my worse case scenario articles when you get some free time; I'll give you some things to think about for a long time. Also google the word, depopulation, depopulate, and toss in the words Kissinger and Rockefeller for good measure.
Anyway, Cassie and I were sitting in traffic yesterday, on our way to pick up a medium pineapple and ham pizza when we had this conversation.
I've been keeping this story to myself since Monday, waiting for a damned correction or explanation. I still can't fathom why there's been a media blackout of it. The press censored it totally. They've been so quiet that I hoped what I read was a mistake, an error, a lie.
This is why I told Cassie. The world has been going about business as usual, like nothing happened. If I could tell a child and she was horrified as I was, then we were sane, and our media is insane for ignoring this. Can't no one put pressure on the company or address the problem if there's a cover up.
This week has been one of those rare weeks in my life where I wanted to be lied to. I just got over the worse and most painful flu in my life. Even though I've been well a few days, I still ain't 'quite with it' in terms of having a decent attention span or writing coherently, so don't expect this post to be one of my best.
I've been passing the time uncharacteristically escaping into the world of movies and video games. It's been fun. I'm also still 100% cigarette free, and it's been so easy it's like I've never smoked at all. Weird. I guess my strain of the flu cured nicotine addiction. Wish I could bottle that and sell it!
Anyway, I stumbled across the bird flu in the vaccines story on Monday evening.
Bloomberg reported it on this link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601124&sid=aiqmSoL6sVbk&refer=home.
How's that for credibility?
By Tuesday evening, it was gone. Click that link now and you can see where they wiped it out.
So did Miller-McCune.com, another credible site that carries science stories. It was here, http://www.miller-mccune.com/article/experimental-virus-mistake-alarms-europe-1027, now it's gone.
They have a little notice that says "We're sorry, but something went wrong."
Is this how and why so many of our lives could have ended?
And this 2/28/2009 story, from Scienceblogs.com: Baxter Bird Flu Botch
"One of the big fears is that people or animals co-infected with a seasonal flu virus of humans and a virulent avian flu virus like H5N1 will act as a mixing vessel. Flu viruses each have eight genetic packages within them and when co-infecting a cell they can mix and match (reassortment), thus producing new hybrid bird-human viruses. Baxter put both viruses in the same vial, presumably for use as a vaccine.
Baxter is calling the mixture an "experimental virus material," whatever that is. All we know is that a nasty live virus cocktail of human and bird influenza virus was made (Baxter says accidentally).
Exactly to whom it was given, if anyone, is not being publicly divulged.
We have a news report from an Austrian paper dated February 11, a Wednesday, that tells of 19 people being seen as outpatients at a Vienna hospital the previous Monday (February 9) because of exposure to "bird flu virus." The article said no one was sick, there was no evidence of infection, and the females were prophylaxed with antivirals (presumably Tamiflu)...."
This outrage has been going on nearly a month, and it still hasn't made a splash in the US press?
From the Toronto Sun, 2/27/2009: Baxter - Product Contained Live bird Flu Virus
The contaminated product, a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses and unlabelled H5N1 viruses, was supplied to an Austrian research company. The Austrian firm, Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, then sent portions of it to sub-contractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany.
The contamination incident, which is being investigated by the four European countries, came to light when the subcontractor in the Czech Republic inoculated ferrets with the product and they died. Ferrets shouldn’t die from exposure to human H3N2 flu viruses.
Public health authorities concerned about what has been described as a “serious error” on Baxter’s part have assumed the death of the ferrets meant the H5N1 virus in the product was live. But the company, Baxter International Inc., has been parsimonious about the amount of information it has released about the event.
On Friday, the company’s director of global bioscience communications confirmed what scientists have suspected.
“It was live,” Christopher Bona said in an email.
Let me get this straight... These mofo's got away with answering what happened in a brief email? Shouldn't they be handcuffs or something?
The contaminated product, which Baxter calls “experimental virus material,” was made at the Orth-Donau research facility. Baxter makes its flu vaccine — including a human H5N1 vaccine for which a licence is expected shortly — at a facility in the Czech Republic.
People familiar with biosecurity rules are dismayed by evidence that human H3N2 and avian H5N1 viruses somehow co-mingled in the Orth-Donau facility. That is a dangerous practice that should not be allowed to happen, a number of experts insisted.
Accidental release of a mixture of live H5N1 and H3N2 viruses could have resulted in dire consequences.
While H5N1 doesn’t easily infect people, H3N2 viruses do. If someone exposed to a mixture of the two had been simultaneously infected with both strains, he or she could have served as an incubator for a hybrid virus able to transmit easily to and among people.
That mixing process, called reassortment, is one of two ways pandemic viruses are created.
There is no suggestion that happened because of this accident, however.
“We have no evidence of any reassortment, that any reassortment may have occurred,” said Andraghetti.
“And we have no evidence of any increased transmissibility of the viruses that were involved in the experiment with the ferrets in the Czech Republic.”
Baxter hasn’t shed much light — at least not publicly — on how the accident happened. Earlier this week Bona called the mistake the result of a combination of “just the process itself, (and) technical and human error in this procedure.”
He said he couldn’t reveal more information because it would give away proprietary information about Baxter’s production process.
Wonder how this defense would fly in the 'hood: "Well, yo' Honor," the crack dealer said, "I can't give away my secret production process either. Surely you'll allow Baxter Boyz to set that legal precedent."
"Andraghetti said Friday the four investigating governments are co-operating closely with the WHO and the European Centre for Disease Control in Stockholm, Sweden.
“We are in very close contact with Austrian authorities to understand what the circumstances of the incident in their laboratory were,” she said...
God bless those dead ferrets... and the Canadians. Call Arnold Schwarzenegger; he's from Austria. Maybe he can find out something - starting with why this lab is in the boonies of Austria.
But seriously, why has the U.S. based Baxter International been so well protected by our press and government?
Is there a plan to wipe out a substantial number of people in a massive epidemic?
That will solve the economic crisis as foretold back in 2006, that's for damn sure. Even if there was no housing or credit bubble, the government would go broke by 2010: too many aging baby boomers on social security would break us.
So anyway, guess who has been making the vaccination?
I have a nice habit of saving links to interesting news stories. From US News, way back last summer, June 2008:
"Baxter has submitted for licensure with the EMEA [European Medicines Agency] and has two programs with the U.S. government for flu vaccine development for the U.S. market," said Dr. Hartmut J. Ehrlich, vice president of Baxter Global Research & Development, in Vienna.
"Additionally, Baxter is working with health authorities around the world to help them prepare for a pandemic. Baxter partners with governments on research and development, offers a vaccine stockpile and capacity planning to be used in the event a pandemic is declared. Several governments have already received stockpiles and have made advance purchases of capacity."
Fast forward to late February 2009 - this is how they prepare the world for a pandemic?
And here's a more sinister thought: did 'someone' in the company unleash it with the plan to make a mint selling the vaccines they've presumably been stock piling?
Nah, that's too easy. Ain't no way in South Fuckadoodle have they made six billion shots - or even one billion. Takes me back to the idea that depopulation was written in someone's appointment book.
To many why's. Hell, I want to hear what the head of Homeland Security and DOD have to say about this breech of public trust and safety. The media should be running this story 24-7 and be so far up the asses of the men running Baxter International that we'll know their faces as well as we do other questionable public figures like Bernanke and Madoff.
Read up on biosecurity and bioterrorism. You'll see there's a lot more to this story than is being talked about. The less they're revealing, the more likely something mind-boggling happened. Maybe if enough of blog about it, the mainstream press and then Congress will get their heads out their asses and demand some answers.