FluMist Vaccine Could Spread Live
H1N1 Virus Says Concerned Doctors
With 60 per cent of the U.S. population at risk, is swine flu
nasal spray a pandemic waiting to happen?
Doctors and hospitals are expressing concern that the FluMist
vaccine could endanger people because it contains live H1N1 virus,
unlike the injectable shot that contains antibodies. With no less
than 60 per cent of the U.S. population immunodeficient in one
way or another, could FluMist be a pandemic waiting to happen?
Hospitals in Colorado and elsewhere are shunning the FluMist
H1N1 vaccine, a nasal spray that contains live swine flu virus,
because of fears it could infect people with weakened immune systems
and underlying health conditions.
Several metro area hospitals said they wont be taking
the FluMist because they dont want to endanger patients,
Lois VanFleet, infection prevention specialist at Exempla Good
Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, expressed concern that
doctors and nurses who inhaled the live virus could infect patients
whose immune systems are compromised.
However, H1N1 FluMist is being rolled out nationwide from this
week, including at drive-through clinics across the
country where the nasal spray is administered while people sit
in their cars with their window wide open (see top picture).
The live virus contained in the nasal spray is weakened but it
can be transmitted from person to person for up to three weeks.
to studies, the odds of transmitting the virus after
receiving the nasal spray are about 2.5 percent, with children
the most susceptible.
The nasal spray is being rolled out on a mass scale before the
widespread introduction of the injectable vaccine. Some fear that
the nasal spray will contribute to a wider pandemic, which will
then provide governments with the crisis they need to make the
injectable vaccine mandatory.
This would accelerate the move to a state of emergency,
cripple the US health care system, and would result in the need
to have military, eventually UN troops, take control, notes
Also, all public assemblies, including courts, would be
prohibited, thereby satisfying a condition for the imposition
of martial law, mass quarantines, and forced vaccinations for
the rest of us.
It has been documented that the live viruses from the vaccine
can be shed (and potentially spread into the community) from recipient
children for up to 21 days, and even longer from adults. Viral
shedding also puts breastfeeding infants at risk if the mother
has been given FluMist, writes Dr.
Sherri Tenpenny, one of the most outspoken physicians in the
country on the hazards of vaccines and vaccination.
FluMists own package insert reads as follows, FluMist®
recipients should avoid close contact with immunocompromised individuals
for at least 21 days.
The warning is specifically directed toward those living
in the same household with an immunocompromised person, but the
on-going release of live viruses throughout the community may
be a significant risk to everyone who has a weak, or weakened,
immune system, writes Tenpenny, pointing out that if one
takes into account a plethora of health conditions that could
be classified as contributing to immunodeficiency, as much as
60% of the entire population could be considered to be chemically
An ever greater concern about FluMist is the contents within
the vaccine. Each 0.5ml of the formula contains 10 6.5-7.5 particles
of live, attenuated influenza virus. That means that between 10
million and 100 million viral particles will be forcefully injected
into the nostrils when administered. The viral strain was developed
by serial passage through specific pathogen-free primary
chick kidney cells and then grown in specific pathogen-free
eggs. That means that the culture media was free of pathogens
that were specifically tested for, but not a culture that was
necessarily pathogen-free. The risk that the vaccine
may contain contaminant avian retroviruses still remains,
One of the pharmaceutical companies developing nasal spray vaccines
International, who were caught earlier this year releasing
batches of vaccines from a lab in Austria that were contaminated
live bird flu virus, otherwise known as H5N1.
The video below outlines further concerns regarding FluMist and
the nasal spray vaccine in general.
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October 6, 2009