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Thursday, August 27, 2009

scientist say no Thimerosal in swine flu vaccines; but y the sudden concern of it?

Pregnant women, new parents urged to get vaccine -

WASHINGTON — Health officials are stressing that it is vital for pregnant women and new parents to get the swine flu vaccine to protect themselves and their children.

In the words of Tina Johnson of the American College of Nurse-Midwives: "By not getting the flu yourself, you are going to protect your children better."

Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a briefing Thursday that women of any trimester should get the vaccine.

"There's no benefit to waiting until you're out of the first trimester," added Dr. Laura Riley of Massachusetts General Hospital.

The swine flu, also known as H1N1, first appeared in the spring, and then spread to the southern hemisphere where thousands have been infected. It is expected to result this fall, when the normal flu season arrives in this hemisphere.

Vaccine for the seasonal flu is available in many parts of the country now and testing is under way for the swine flu vaccine, which is expected to be available in October. Experts urge people to get both seasonal and swine flu vaccinations, and not to wait to get them together.

Asked if there will be swine flu vaccines available without the preservative Thimerosal, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said yes.

Fauci said there is no evidence that Thimerosal poses any medical hazard, but because some people are concerned about it a form of the vaccine without it will be available.

blogger note: Many people are concerned about Thimerosal for obvious reasons. It is MERCURY that is injected into your body that is what Thimerosal is a mercury preservative. here is a video of what MERCURY injections do to the brain. warning you may be shocked:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Doctors; Canada needs health czar for swine flu: to make 'unpopular decisions'

Aug 17, 2009 01:19 PM
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Ottawa Bureau
OTTAWA – The Canadian Medical Association Journal says Canada needs a national health czar with the power and independence to make unpopular but necessary decisions while coordinating the response to the swine flu pandemic.
"National leadership is needed in all countries," the journal's editor-in-chief Dr. Paul Hébert wrote in an editorial this week. "A visible independent health czar, with executive powers across all jurisdictions and who is ultimately accountable to the highest office in the country, must be in place."
Hébert said the health czar would be in charge of coordinating response to the pandemic of H1N1 influenza – which he expects to make a severe resurgence this fall – across provincial and territorial boundaries and "act at all levels of government as a second line of defence."
He also urged the government to prioritize which groups will receive vaccination and roll out its immunization program, which Ottawa said it expects to begin in November.
Hébert noted that no immunization program is guaranteed to eradicate the virus and so officials should be prepared to have a large number of severely ill and young patients filling hospital beds.
"In most jurisdictions, surge planning has not yet included how to secure experienced health care personnel and triage specialized equipment. We will also need to make hard decisions about who gets access to these limited resources," Hébert writes. "Now is the time for leaders to communicate a sense of urgency in getting modified plans finalized based on recent experiences and rapid feedback from stakeholders."
He said the health czar should immediately call a summit so everyone involved in pandemic response can talk about what to do next.
"This is not a time for complacency," Hébert wrote, adding that everyone from public health officials to first responders and the greater public need to communicate and make sure that plans work on the front lines.
"While we still hope for the best, we need to act now to deal with the worst that pandemic (H1N1) 2009 may deliver," he wrote. "Doing so will save lives."
Read the full editorial at

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

new obama poster; copy cat of Bush poster -

This is the new poster of Obama. A copy cat of the Bush-sucking-blood-from-lady-liberty.

I believe this is a response to the obama Joker poster that everyone's been talking about lately.

Also, this one. implying that Obama was put in office by the federal reserve.
to pass numerous policies, the "anonymous" poster also claims that Obama is helpless when it comes to standing up to the fed, a point perhaps JFK may have wanted exposed as well.

Monday, August 10, 2009

COP slams Elderly Woman with Alzeimer’s on the ground

August 10, 2009 by POPEYE
Filed under Police Brutality & Abuse Of Power

(RAW STORY) On the night of August 1, at a Whitehall, Ohio Walmart, Virginia Dodson could not remember why she was sitting alone in a car. Coming to grips with her enclosed environment, it dawned on her that she did not know how to unbuckle her seat belt either. Panic began to take hold.

Her solution was to scrounge up a steak knife and cut through the straps, eventually finding her way into the confusing world of the parking lot, still wielding the blade.
Virginia, an 84-year-old African American, has Alzheimer’s disease. Like many other sufferers, the responsibility for her care fell to her adult child. Her daughter, however, was inside the store.
It was only a short matter of time before the police were called.
As she wandered the parking lot calling her daughter’s name, she was approached by a white, female officer who clearly ordered her to drop the weapon. She did not.
What happened next was captured on video and uploaded that same night to YouTube

On the night of August 1, at a Whitehall, Ohio Walmart, Virginia Dodson could not remember why she was sitting alone in a car. Coming to grips with her enclosed environment, it dawned on her that she did not know how to unbuckle her seat belt either. Panic began to take hold.
Her solution was to scrounge up a steak knife and cut through the straps, eventually finding her way into the confusing world of the parking lot, still wielding the blade.
Virginia, an 84-year-old African American, has Alzheimer’s disease. Like many other sufferers, the responsibility for her care fell to her adult child. Her daughter, however, was inside the store.
It was only a short matter of time before the police were called.
As she wandered the parking lot calling her daughter’s name, she was approached by a white, female officer who clearly ordered her to drop the weapon. She did not.
What happened next was captured on video and uploaded that same night to YouTube
During the video, a male police officer can be heard shouting at the crowd: “We’re not gonna hurt her! Step back!” Moments later, an unseen male asks, “What would you do if someone slammed your mother to the ground?”
The narrator adds: “Officer Fullerton of the Whitehall Police Department.” He picked up a phone and called someone, then continued: “Yeah, I’m out here… sitting here watching these police beat up an 80-year-old old lady, man. Yeah, you know this is going on the news tonight, bro. I got the news footage.”
“Dotson’s daughter said her mother needed stitches to close the wounds and her hand may have been broken,” added NBC4i.
Police declined to press charges against the woman, who was released back into her daughter’s custody.
“What’s got me is that since it’s obvious the female officer (proving that its not a gender-based issue) was strong enough to take her down with ease, why not just grab the knife from her instead?” askedSan Francisco Chronicle blogger zennie62.
He continued: “To me, police officers are supposed to be trained to be super people in judgment not just strength. Yes, I know that what they do is dangerous, but the job doesn’t have to be a thankless one. Somewhere along the way, deep in our long term backslide in education spending and the decline of leisure time we produced a society of people impatient to study a situation then react in a non-violent way.”
The man responsible for this even becoming news, YouTube user mainetaine187, opines in the video’s description, “I think excessive force was used.”
But, he concludes, “U be the judge…..”

Statement by the 3 Amigos

Last Updated: 10th August 2009, 10:43am
"We support a leading role for the Organization of American States (OAS) as we work together to strengthen implementation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter."....


statement from Harper, Obama and Mexican President.

We, the leaders of North America, have come together in Guadalajara to promote the global competitiveness of our region, foster the well-being of our citizens, and make our countries more secure.
North America’s coordinated response to the initial outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus has proven to be a global example of cooperation. We set an example of a joint, responsible, and transparent response, enabling other regions to react quickly to protect their populations. Through planning and foresight, we were quickly able to put effective health measures in place. We will remain vigilant and commit ourselves to continued and deepened cooperation. We will work together to learn from recent experiences and prepare North America for the upcoming influenza season, including building up our public health capacities and facilitating efficient information sharing among our countries.
Promoting recovery from the current global economic crisis is a priority for each of us. By working together, we will accelerate recovery and job creation, and build a strong base for long-term prosperity. We look forward to the coming G20 Summit in Pittsburgh and will join efforts to ensure that the G20 continues to advance effective global responses to the crisis, including working to strengthen international financial institutions that are vital to assisting countries to restore economic vibrancy. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) plays a crucial role in mitigating the effects of the crisis in the Americas, particularly for the most vulnerable citizens of our Hemisphere. We support an accelerated review of the IDB to ensure it has sufficient short-term lending capacity.
Our integrated economies are an engine of growth. We are investing in border infrastructure, including advanced technology, to create truly modern borders to facilitate trade and the smooth operation of supply chains, while protecting our security. Building on these investments, we will work together to strengthen the resilience of our critical infrastructure, which transcends borders and sustains the well-being of our communities and economies. We will cooperate in the protection of intellectual property rights to facilitate the development of innovative economies. We commend the progress achieved on reducing unnecessary regulatory differences and have instructed our respective Ministers to continue this work by building on the previous efforts, developing focused priorities and a specific timeline.
North American trade is a vital component of our economic well-being and we pledge to abide by our international responsibilities and avoid protectionist measures. We reiterate our commitment to reinvigorate our trading relationship and to ensure that the benefits of our economic relationship are widely shared and sustainable. We will seek to promote respect for labour rights and protection of the environment with a continuing dialogue to address the functioning of the Labor and Environmental side agreements. This dialogue must result in mutually agreeable and cooperative activities with the aim to enhance the well-being and prosperity of our citizens and the economic recovery of our countries.
We recognize climate change as one of the most daunting and pressing challenges of our time and a solution requires ambitious and coordinated efforts by all nations. Building on our respective national efforts, we will show leadership by working swiftly and responsibly to combat climate change as a region and to achieve a successful outcome at the 15th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. We also recognize that the competitiveness of our region and our sustainable growth requires a greater reliance on clean energy technologies and secure and reliable energy supplies across North America. Today, in agreeing to the “North American Leaders’ Declaration on Climate Change and Clean Energy”, we reaffirm our political commitment to work collaboratively to combat climate change.
Transnational criminal networks threaten all three of our countries. To dismantle them and to make our populations more secure, we will continue to deepen cooperation built upon the principles of shared responsibility, the strengthening of national institutions, and respect for our respective national legal frameworks. Canada and the United States recognize the commitment and the sacrifices of the Mexican people and Government as they confront the cartels threatening society, and we pledge to them our continued support. Our three governments recognize that we cannot limit our efforts to North America alone, and we have agreed to instruct our respective Ministers to strive for greater cooperation and coordination as we work to promote security and institutional development with our neighbors in Central America and the Caribbean.
We are deeply committed to helping strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law throughout the Americas. We support a leading role for the Organization of American States (OAS) as we work together to strengthen implementation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. We have thoroughly discussed the coup in Honduras and reaffirm our support for the San José Accord and the ongoing OAS effort to seek a peaceful resolution of the political crisis - a resolution which restores democratic governance and the rule of law and respects the rights of all Hondurans.
We recognize and embrace citizen participation as an integral part of our work together in North America. We welcome the contributions of businesses, both large and small, and those of civil society groups, non-governmental organizations, academics, experts, and others. We have asked our Ministers to engage in such consultations as they work to realize the goals we have set for ourselves here in Guadalajara.
President Calderón and President Obama welcome Prime Minister Harper’s offer to host the next North American Leaders´ Summit in 2010. We will continue to work through this North American Leaders’ Summit process, in an inclusive and transparent manner, for the common benefit of the people of Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
North American Leaders’ Declaration on H1N1
Building on the strong record of our trilateral cooperation during the spring of this year, we will remain vigilant and pledge to continue our close collaboration in addressing the H1N1 pandemic. We agree to work together to ensure that we have effective strategies, grounded in the best available science.
Our governments have worked closely together since the very beginning of this outbreak to protect the health of our citizens. During the onset of the H1N1 outbreak, we worked to implement science and evidence-based measures in our countries and on our borders. These measures were geared to provide an appropriate public health response. Movement across our shared borders is essential to the economic health of our countries. We recognize that highly restrictive measures such as general border closures would be unlikely to prevent the spread of this virus and could aggravate the economic and social consequences of an influenza pandemic.
We continue to study the severity and progression of the virus both here and in other parts of the world to help inform future public health decisions, including the use of vaccine, antiviral, and non-pharmaceutical interventions. Through regular communications; exchange of scientific knowledge, expert personnel, and clinical data; and shared access to laboratory facilities, we have been working to promote the health of the people of our three nations.
In anticipation of a possible fall wave of flu due to the 2009 H1N1 virus, we will look to enhance our exchange of information, ensure common understanding on the effectiveness of public health measures, and share expertise through technical assistance and capacity building. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure that our people have timely and accurate information, and that our citizens are as prepared as they can be. In this regard, we will focus our attention on mitigating the effects of the outbreak in our communities. We encourage all families in North America to learn more about the simple steps they can take to prevent the spread of the flu, including frequent hand washing with soap and water, coughing into your sleeve, and staying home when sick to help prevent illness and the spread of the virus to others.
We know that cooperation and communication between nations, governments, citizens, and domestic and international organizations are the most effective ways to ensure that we are all protected. The strong collaboration between our countries allowed us to have a more secure North America region. We are proud that our countries have collaborated so effectively to this point, and we are firmly committed to continuing to work together in the months ahead. We will continue to work collaboratively with the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization and support their leadership in facilitating international and regional collaboration in addressing this global issue.
North American Leaders’ Declaration on Climate Change and Clean Energy
We, the leaders of North American reaffirm the urgency and necessity of taking aggressive action on climate change. We stress that the experience developed during the last 15 years in the North American region on environmental cooperation, sustainable development, and clean energy research, development, and deployment constitutes a valuable platform for climate change action, and we resolve to make use of the opportunities offered by existing bilateral and trilateral institutions.
We recognize the broad scientific view that the increase in global average temperature above pre-industrial levels ought not to exceed 2 degrees C, we support a global goal of reducing global emissions by at least 50% compared to 1990 or more recent years by 2050, with developed countries reducing emissions by at least 80% compared to 1990 or more recent years by 2050.
We share a vision for a low-carbon North America, which we believe will strengthen the political momentum behind a successful outcome at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC meeting this December, and support our national and global efforts to combat climate change. To achieve our low-carbon development goals, and consistent with our respective circumstances and capacities, we agree to the following:
We will work together as we set and implement our own ambitious mid-term and long-term goals to reduce national and North American emissions;
  • We will work together to develop our respective low-carbon growth plans;
  • We underscore the importance of developing and strengthening financial instruments to support mitigation and adaptation actions and welcome in this regard the proposal by Mexico of a Green Fund. We will conduct further work on the proposal and will consider other views presented for scaling-up financing from both public and private sources;
  • We will cooperate and exchange experiences in climate change adaptation in order to better integrate adaptation into national, sub-national, and sectoral planning to reduce vulnerabilities to climate change;
  • We will develop comparable approaches to measuring, reporting, and verifying emissions reductions, including cooperating in implementing facility-level greenhouse gas reporting throughout the region;
  • We will build capacity and infrastructure with a view to facilitate future cooperation in emissions trading systems, building on our current respective work in this area; and
  • We will collaborate on climate friendly and low-carbon technologies, including building a smart grid in North America for more efficient and reliable electricity inter-connections, as well as regional cooperation on carbon capture and storage.
  • Working in key sectors can help accomplish our emission reduction goals. With this in mind, we will:
  • Work together under the Montreal Protocol to phase down the use of HFCs and bring about significant reductions of this potent greenhouse gas;
  • Cooperate in sustainably managing our landscapes for GHG benefits, including protecting and enhancing our forests, wetlands, croplands and other carbon sinks, as well as developing appropriate methodologies to quantify, manage and implement programs for emission reductions in this sector;
  • Reduce transportation emissions, including by striving to achieve carbon-neutral growth in the North American aviation sector in the context of global action;
  • Pursue a framework to align energy efficiency standards in the three countries in support of improved national energy efficiency and environmental objectives; and
  • Work to reduce GHG emissions in the oil and gas sector, and promote best practices in reducing fugitive emissions and the venting and flaring of natural gas.
In order to facilitate these actions, we will work cooperatively to develop and follow up on a Trilateral Working Plan and submit a report of results at our next North American Leaders Summit in 2010.

Obama in Mexico with Canadian PM: Three Amigos Will Take on Swine Flu

Obama in Mexico: Three Amigos Will Take on Swine Flu

Trade, drug violence and swine flu on agenda at North American summit

Updated 6:40 AM EDT, Mon, Aug 10, 2009

The "Three Amigos" are joining forces to battle swine flu.
Barack Obama is not expected to make much progress resolving a free trade spat with Mexico or curbing drug war violence that has spilled across that nation's border. But the president will likely conclude a speedy two-day summit with Mexico and Canada in Guadalajara later today with a plan to catch the flu.
"We're going to do everything possible to minimize the impact," John Brennan, Obama's top White House adviser on homeland security told The Associated Press. "There is going to be a joint statement on how the three countries ... tackle the H1N1 challenge."
On Sunday, Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon aired grievances on longstanding trade issues and shared strategies to combat rising drug violence. The discussion was "cordial" but short on progress, according to reports.

Emory Begins Vaccinating Volunteers Today in First H1N1 Clinical Trial

( - ATLANTA — Today Emory University researchers began vaccinating volunteer participants in the first of several planned clinical trials of a new H1N1 vaccine. The clinical trials are being conducted by the eight Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs), supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Emory began signing up several hundred interested volunteers about two weeks ago and has been screening the volunteers to make sure they fit certain criteria. Volunteers will receive their first vaccinations over the first week of the trial and will return several times over the course of nine weeks to receive additional vaccinations and blood tests.

The Emory clinical trial will evaluate the safety and immune response to an H1N1 vaccine and also help determine how the pandemic flu shot should be given along with the seasonal flu shot to make it most effective. Participants will receive two H1N1 vaccinations concurrent with, before, or after, the seasonal flu shot.

The trials are being conducted in a compressed timeframe because of the possible fall resurgence of pandemic H1N1 flu infections that may coincide with the circulation of seasonal flu strains in the Northern Hemisphere.

The trials are expected to gather critical information that will allow the NIH to quickly evaluate the new vaccines to determine whether they are safe and effective in inducing protective immune responses. The results will help determine how to begin a fall 2009 pandemic flu vaccination program.

The U. S. government declared the H1N1 outbreak a public health emergency in April and two months later, the World Health Organization classified the outbreak a pandemic, reflecting its widespread nature.

“We have had a tremendous response from volunteers wanting to participate in the clinical trials,” says Mark Mulligan, MD, principal investigator of the Emory VTEU and executive director of the Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center. “Hopefully this will make it much easier to have a vaccine available for the fall flu season. We are very appreciative of the efforts of our volunteers.”

This first adult clinical trial as well as subsequent pandemic vaccine clinical trials will be conducted at the Emory Vaccine Center’s Hope Clinic in nearby Decatur. Pediatric clinical trials will be initiated one week after the first adult trial and will be conducted at the Emory-Children’s Center on Emory University’s campus. Harry Keyserling, MD, and Paul Spearman, MD, co-directors of the Emory VTEU, lead the pediatric studies at Emory-Children’s Center.

The VTEUs were established in 1962 as a vital research component of the NIAID. The units conduct clinical trials for all infectious diseases other than HIV/AIDS. They have conducted hundreds of clinical studies over the past four decades. Emory was designated a VTEU site in 2007 and received a seven-year contract of approximately $23.7 million.

An important strength of the VTEUs is their ability to rapidly enroll large numbers of volunteers into trials and to immunize the volunteers in a safe, effective and efficient manner. This rapid-response capability is especially important for testing vaccines designed to combat pandemic influenza. Results are expected to be available weeks after the trials begin.

In addition to Emory, VTEU sites are Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati; Group Health Cooperative, Seattle; Saint Louis University, St. Louis; University of Iowa, Iowa City; University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore; and Vanderbilt University, Nashville. They will be joined for these studies by Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and Duke University Medical Center.

For more information about the Emory flu clinical trials, call 877-424-HOPE (4673) for the adult and senior studies, or 404-727-4044 for the pediatric studies, or for further information about the upcoming trials.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New political powers to quarantine, close schools may be tested in flu outbreak

WINNIPEG — A resurgence of swine flu anticipated this fall could test new provincial powers that include being able to place sick people under quarantine in their homes and shut down schools.

Many provinces have passed updated public health acts in recent years to give them the right to do whatever a medical health officer feels is necessary to curb the spread of a communicable disease.

None of the powers has been used so far in the new H1N1 outbreak, but that could change if the country is hit with another wave of the flu, says Manitoba's top health official.

"We haven't had to quarantine or limit restrictions in the community based on our current situation," said Dr. Bunmi Fatoye, the province's acting chief public health officer.

"Would we have to do that in the future? We may. It all depends on how the disease evolves in the fall. That would determine what measures to take, if we think that method of quarantine would limit the spread of the disease."

Manitoba's revamped public health act came into effect in April, just as the H1N1 virus was emerging. When the bill to amend the act was first introduced in 2005, the chief public health officer said it was needed to stop disease from spreading "particularly in the early stages of a pandemic."

One way of curbing the spread of a deadly, uncontrollable disease is to prevent large numbers of people from gathering, Fatoye said.

"Schools might be closed down. That's one way of limiting it," she said. "If you don't have to go out, then don't go out. But those are usually very, very severe measures. I'm not sure if we're going to get there, but we can't say until we see how the disease will play out in the fall."

About five dozen people in Canada have died of swine flu and thousands more have fallen ill. Experts are concerned those numbers will rise when temperatures start to cool and the virus is transmitted more efficiently.

Arlene King, Ontario's chief medical health officer, said Canada could be grappling with four different types of flu come fall. Up until now, it hasn't been necessary to rely on the province's public health legislation which was strengthened in 2007.

But if King believes people's health is at risk, she has the power to "investigate the situation and take such action as he or she considers appropriate to prevent, eliminate or decrease the risk." That could include closing schools, isolating the ill and forcing others to undergo medical exams.

But just because she has new wide-ranging powers, that doesn't mean she would jump at the chance to use them, she said.

"We have to be very cautious in exercising these powers."

Maureen Baikie, deputy chief medical health officer for Nova Scotia, said the province updated its public health act after SARS hit Canada in 2003. The top health official can now quarantine the ill, interview anyone who has been in contact with a sick person and do anything else that could help prevent the spread of a virus.

"It's significant authority that we have that is there if we need it," she said. "But there is a difference between having the authority and actually using it."

Most people who are seriously ill want to do the right thing and follow the advice of public health officials, she said. People aren't ordered into quarantine without first being given the chance to isolate themselves, she pointed out.

"We always try and balance individual rights versus the public good," said Baikie, who added that someone who is ordered into quarantine and is unable to work may also be compensated for their loss of income.

"They're doing something for the public good. We need to help them to do that."

British Columbia brought in a new public health act last year which was described as giving health officials "stronger powers to protect the public against communicable diseases such as pandemic influenza."

Under the new act, the province can order vaccinations or examinations and quarantine people. Health officials can also enforce the act using peace officers, warrants and even court orders.

Brian Emerson, medical consultant with the British Columbia government, said officials now have more authority to respond to a health emergency. But he warned that not all the weapons in the public health act's arsenal are effective against swine flu.

"Because of the rapid spread and easy way it gets transmitted person to person, doing something like large-scale quarantine and isolation just isn't a measure that is generally used for influenza," he said.

"Because such large numbers of people get affected so quickly, chasing down individual cases of influenza and instituting quarantine and isolation measures ... it has no effect on the spread of disease."