Saturday, 24 October 2009

German Government to get Special Swine Flu Vaccine

The general population will be offered the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine, called Pandemrix, which contains a new booster element, or adjuvant, as well as a preservative containing mercury.

Controversy has grown around the rapid licensing of the GSK vaccine – and a similar one being made by Novartis. Critics said not enough testing had been conducted before European licensing authorities rushed an approval.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, her cabinet members and ministry civil servants as well as those working for other agencies will get Celvapan, produced by US firm Baxter, which does not have the adjuvant or the preservative, according to Der Spiegel.
Celvapan does not contain the adjuvant or the preservative. Rather, it contains entire dead viruses rather than the pieces which are in the traditional vaccine. The Baxter version is the one being given to the armed forces, as well as being made available for pregnant women and children.

It seems now that ministers and civil servants are to be included in that category.

There are question marks surrounding the safety of the adjuvants and there is a known risk of neurological damage from the mercury preservative. Everyone should be given the safest possible vaccine. No one should be forced to accept anything that is dangerous. Companies that offer dangerous products must face the prospect of zero sales and bankruptcy.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 24th, 2009.]

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