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you can help October 16, 2009

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 11:32 am
Hey folks,
I am sure most of you been reading the papers and listening to the news. Healthcare workers all over the country are speaking out about mandatory vaccination. The outcry is not from anti vaccine folks, it is from people who often take the yearly flu vaccine and believe in vaccinations ( sad but true) Their point is that they feel noone should be forced into any medical procedure. ( Hmm just realized the irony of that, they cooerce people to take meds and engage in unsafe medical practices everyday at work ).
Ok, I need to stop thinking and just get this email out.
Here is a letter from one of those healtcare workers, asking for our help. Let’s rally together and do what we can as free thinking, American citizens.
Blessings, Namaste and good health to you and yours, Dotty Scalco
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To Whom It May Concern:
My wife and I are NYC health care workers. We were at the rally in Albany last week to lend our voices to the outcry against the proposed draconian measures being proposed by NYS. We wrote the following letter to NYS stating our position and opinion of what is going on. Included with the letter are weblinks and articles that provide clear information and guidance on why these shots should not be taken, why they are unsafe and why even according to the WHO scare mongers there was no pandemic that ever happened.
I assume that not everyone will take the time to sit and to write to the State. I am therefore requesting that you distribute this letter to your mailing list and let anyone who wants to copy all or parts of this letter do so and then they should send in their letters to the State so that NYS and the Federal Government understand and get the message that there are many of us who are informed, involved and opposed to this imposition on our freedom to choose for our health and our liberty.
Sincerely,
Ari Meisel MS, PT
Forest Hills, NY

To: Elizabeth Hamlin
Assembly Committee on Health
LOB Room 822
Albany, New York 12248

From: ……….. fill in your information HERE …………….

Re: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
New York City, Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 10:00 A.M
SUBJECT: H1N1 Influenza
PURPOSE: To receive testimony

Dear Ms. Hamlin,

I am requesting that this letter be distributed to the following Assembly Members and members of the Committee on Health:

Richard N. Gottfried, Member of Assembly, Chair, Committee on Health

Susan V. John, Member of Assembly, Chair, Committee on Labor

Catherine Nolan, Member of Assembly, Chair, Committee on Education

Deborah J. Glick, Member of Assembly, Chair, Committee on Higher Education

Rory I. Lancman, Member of Assembly, Chair, Subcommittee on Workplace Safety
I regret that I will not be able to attend the H1N1 Emergency Assembly on Tuesday. I appreciate having the opportunity to write in to you about my opposition to mandatory vaccinations in general, and to the Flu vaccinations specifically.

It is shameful and ominous when a State acts against the interests of its citizens and for the interests of Big Commerce. There is no pandemic, there is no crisis, and, there is no science behind any of the hysteria. There has been no incidence of extreme risk, heightened risk or any kind of `cause for concern’ risk among health care workers with regard to the flu. The same can be said for all other diseases as well including AIDS. If the risks were prevalent, then morbidity and mortality numbers would be evident to substantiate these claims – they are not.

As to the `Safety Testing’ of the shots that you intend to inoculate us with – show me the money.
Where have you tested the shots?
On whom?
For how long?
What were the controls?
Who sponsored the testing?
Have you informed the public about the high incidence of death and paralysis that were reported in Europe in their vaccinations campaigns with these shots? In the English Press dozens of deaths were reported in Poland and in Great Britain among the many adverse events that resulted from these shots.

The FDA, CDC and NIH have racked up an incredible record of being wrong about vaccination and drug safety and are responsible for the deaths of countless innocent lives due to their incompetence (references upon request).

The Flu shots historically have not been effective at preventing the flu (references provided in articles below), yet they have been shown to increase the risk for Alzheimer’s, Bell’s Palsy, etc. ( http://www.doctorbob.com/vd–flu-shot-season.html, also included article on Flumist – below).

When will the governmental bureaucracies stop treating us like ignorant morons and telling us that they know what is better for us? They do not and neither do the doctors. It is rare when you can get most doctors to agree with each other. Bottom line here is – there are many physicians – in this country and in many other countries – that have been outspoken in their opposition to the H1N1 shot; there are many voices out there that state without equivocation that this pandemic is a hoax, that there is no reason to vaccinate, and that the disease process itself is so mild that it generally does not require more attention than a common cold.

For you edification, I have included (below) 3 articles on the subject of Flu shots in general and also on the proposed H1N1 shots. The new shots have adjuvants in them that were not tested and are poisonous.

After the State insidiously begins to poison its health care workers, you, your children, and everyone you know and love will be next. It may well be that not everyone who gets the shots will be adversely affected in a way that they will get paralyzed, very ill or die. But some people will. Once this toxic sludge is in your blood, you will not have a possibility of an antidote.

There is also the looming issue of FREEDOM. How does a woman have a `Right To Choose’, arguably to kill a living being, yet we, who are not criminals, not sick, not contagious and not at risk do not have a right to choose what is good for us. Should we believe that a bunch of bureaucrats in some State government or in DC know better?

This whole cabal is just that – a cabal. There is no reason to do this. There is no pandemic, epidemic or major disease process going on. The media report numbers of `infected’ as though there is a plague process in play.

Why not report the same way for common colds – there are many more people `infected’ with common colds. Why not report everything this way? Why the double standard in reporting `infection levels’ with regard to this mild condition, a simple flu that can barely pass for a cold, and, it is being hyped up to pandemic proportions? It is a lie – you know it, we know it and you know that we know it.

It is clear that this is about money and power to special interest groups and big multinational corporations.

Did you study the Material Data Safety Sheet (MDSS) from Sanofi-Pasteur for their H1N1 shot? I have included it below to demonstrate the deceit and hypocrisy that we are being told to tolerate while our lives are toyed with. Here is the MDSS data:

Material Safety Data Sheet Effective Date: September 10, 2009
Product Identification: NFPA Rating (0,0,0)
INFLUENZA A (H1N1) 2009 MONOVALENT VACCINE We have conducted a hazard evaluation of the constituents of the above product in accordance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard [29 CFR 1910.1200(d)]. It has been determined that the product ingredients do not pose a physical or health hazard at the percentages present in the mixtures based on the guidelines set by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. Therefore, as of this date, we are not required under OSHA Federal Regulations to distribute a Material Safety Data Sheet for this product.

Are you kidding me????

I am expected to put poison into my blood and the blood of my children without having the safety data and the full ingredient list available.

Who determined this? Let those responsible take the shots and let us watch them for a few years to see what happens to them. Who are they to make this determination for me? What have they accomplished in this life that gives them more rights to my personal health decisions than I have?

These are the same experts that touted the safety of Gardasil that is now being shown to be a deadly shot. Gardasil is no longer being given in a number of European countries after it was shown to cause death and paralysis. Here in the USA – we are still killing innocent young girls with it. I do not want to get into a whole litany of charges where the safety determinations of the drug experts have been proven wrong and deadly. I believe that I can write a whole book on the subject of the purported safety of FDA `approved’ drugs and their fatal aftermaths. I trust your conscience, judgment and your integrity to know that this is true.
Let us not forget that these shots were not tested with all the adjuvants added in.

Allow me to repeat myself: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

NYS wants me to get inoculated with a whole load of untested, toxic, provably dangerous and definitely carcinogenic chemicals, viruses and lots of other bad stuff and I should passively agree to put this in my blood?????!!!!!!

Are we doing a déjà vu here as was done in Nazi Germany with people being led passively onto the cattle cars? I thought that this was the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. What has happened to my country that this kind of a dictatorial Police State type action can even be entertained?

The following is taken from the CDC website:
( http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/vaccination/pregnant_qa.htm):
” A person who has a severe (life-threatening) allergy to eggs or to anything else in the vaccine should not get the shot.”

Can you please tell me what the term `anything else’ encompasses? If you cannot – then you cannot tell me to take this shot!

You are in a unique position that you can look at the facts, study the data, listen to the voices of the people and do the right thing to stop this horror show in its tracks. You are here to represent our interests and to protect our liberties. Please do the right thing and ensure that we (all of us) can continue to live here with the right to self determination in our quest for optimal health and longevity.

With all due respect and with my heartfelt sincerity, I implore and beseech you to take the time to read the information that I have included below. If you have not yet read about these shots and their ill effects, or if your main sources of information were only from Government agencies or Pharmaceutical companies, then you will find that there is a substantial amount of valid scientific and medical data that exposes the dark side of this issue.

I thank you in advance for your time and consideration since my life and health may depend on your response to this letter,

………. Sign …. Here …………
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The Dangers You Need to Know About FluMist
First, it is important to familiarize yourself with the side effects of FluMist, which include cough, runny nose/nasal congestion, irritability, headaches, chills, muscle aches and fever. Ironically, all of these symptoms bear striking similarities to the symptoms of the flu.
In addition, research has shown an increased risk of Bell palsy following intranasal flu vaccination, according to the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS). The makers of the nasal flu vaccine in the study decided not to market it the following season due to the risk. According to GACVS, the greater risk of Bell palsy following immunization with this vaccine may have been due to specific vaccine components, or simply to use of the intranasal administration route. It is therefore possible that such complications of vaccine administration may also apply to other nasal vaccines.
The new live-virus vaccine (FLUMIST), which is squirted up the nose, was licensed by the FDA in June 2003 for use in healthy individuals between the ages of five and 50. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with asthma, chronic lung or heart disease; chronic underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or kidney disorders; immune suppression or immune system problems; children or adolescents receiving aspirin therapy, anyone allergic to eggs; or those with a history of Guillain Barre syndrome. It should not be given simultaneously with other vaccines.
FLUMIST’s vaccine live virus is shed after vaccination so the vaccinated are advised to avoid close contact with immune-compromised individuals for at least 21 days. Some hospital personnel are asking those recently vaccinated with FLUMIST to avoid visiting patients in hospitals to prevent the risk of transmitting the vaccine strain virus to sick patients.
Source: http://www.mercola.com/2004/oct/27/flu_options.htm

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http://vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com/

“The World Health Organization, the UN agency (ir-) responsible for declaring a Phase 6 “PANDEMIC” global alert over what it calls H1N1 Influenza A or Swine Flu, whose chief Dr Margaret Chan has repeatedly warned that while Swine Flu to date had been rather mild, that the emergency declaration was necessary because it “could mutate” aggressively into a deadly pandemic killing millions, now admits well into the flu season in the Northern Hemisphere that H1N1 has apparently not mutated.”

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=13803

So New York’s “emergency” flu vaccine mandates are based on no emergency; the HHS’s April 25th declaration of “emergency” with its language exculpating all government officials from the harm that may occur is based on no emergency; the imminent Emergency Use Authorization that will permit the use of “adjuvants” (immune system toxins) that have never been permitted in drugs in the United States, because the government’s own scientists will not sign off on them, will be based on no emergency.

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http://drtenpenny.com/the_truth_about_the_flu_Shot.aspx

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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/06/Why-You-Should-NOT-Vaccinate-Your-Children-Against-the-Flu-This-Season.aspx

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Educating on Children’s Health Options
www.TheEchoFoundation.com
ECHO the truth.
Be a voice for your child
 

Woohooo October 1, 2009

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 8:01 pm
Healthcare workers’ rally in Albany a huge success. Gotta love those New Yorkers.
See pics and hear speeches.


E.C.H.O.
Educating on Children’s Health Options
www.TheEchoFoundation.com
ECHO the truth.
Be a voice for your child
 

Quarantine forms September 24, 2009

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 11:03 pm

Hi folks, I looked over some of these forms and I have to say I am not completely convinced they are all real documents. However, I am confident quarantine policies have been established and will be put into effect. 
I also believe plans can be foiled and that is what I am putting my faith in. In all the years of doing this, this is the FIRST time I have seen so much resistence. I am pleased that people are getting educated and waking up. I believe whole heartedly in the human spirit and the power of the divine. Just fasten your seatbelt and hang tight because this fall is going to be a ride!!

God Bless, Dotty Scalco

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List Of USA States Which Have Implemented Legal Actions In Response To The H1N1 virus

http://www.fightbackh1n1.com/2009/09/h1n1-swine-flu-list-of-usa-states-which.html

According to the CDC, the following states have implemented legal actions in response to the H1N1 virus:

Florida – the Florida surgeon general suspended distribution permit requirements Florida statutes to allow wholesale distribution of Tamiflu and Relenza. The state has also distributed a series of blank quarantine order forms, including a voluntary home quarantine agreement, a quarantine to residence order, a quarantine to residence order (non-compliance), a quarantine to facility order, quarantine detention order, quarantine of facility order, building quarantine closure order and area quarantine closure order.

Iowa – In addition to the facility quarantine order listed above, Iowa has also made available forms for voluntary home confinement, home quarantine and home isolation.

Massachusetts – Massachusetts lists its own procedures for isolation and quarantine.

North Carolina – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released a draft isolation order that would provide for imprisonment for up to two years and pretrial detention without bail for any citizen who fails to comply with an isolation order.

Washington – Washington grants authority to local health officers to issue emergency detention orders causing citizens to be immediately and involuntarily isolated or quarantined for up to 10 days.

In addition, governors and health commissioners in the following states have declared a state of emergency since April following concerns about the H1N1 virus: California, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

 

Florida – Voluntary Home Quarantine Agreement

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/FL%20Volunt%20Home%20Q%20Agreement%20Apr%2009.pdf

Florida – Quarantine To Residence Order

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/FL%20Quarantine%20To%20Residence%20Order%20Apr%2009%20252.pdf

Florida – Quarantine To Residence Order (Non-Compliance)

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/FL%20Quarantine%20To%20Residence%20Order%20-%20NonCompliance%20Apr%2009%20252.pdf

Florida – Quarantine To Facility Order

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/FL%20Quarantine%20To%20Facility%20Order%20Apr%2009%20252.pdf

Florida – Quarantine Detention Order

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/FL%20Quarantine%20To%20Detention%20Facility%20Order%20Apr%2009%20252.pdf

Florida – Quarantine Of Facility Order

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/FL%20Quarantine%20Of%20Facility%20Order%20Apr%2009%20252.pdf

Florida – Building Quarantine Closure Order

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/FL%20Property%20Order%20Apr%2009%20252.pdf

Florida – Area Quarantine Closure Order

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/FL%20Area%20Order%20Apr%2009%20252.pdf

Iowa – Voluntary Home Confinement

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/Home%20confinement%20letter%20novelflu%20filled%20in%204-30-09.pdf

Iowa – Home Quarantine

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/Home%20Quarantine%20Order%20novelflu%20filled%20in%204-30-09.pdf

Iowa – Home Isolation

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/Home%20Isolation%20Order%20novelflu%20filled%20in%204-30-09.pdf

Massachusetts – Procedures For Isolation And Quarantine

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/I%20%20Q%20procedures%20FINAL%202008.pdf

North Carolina – Draft Isolation Order

http://www2a.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/Isolation%20Order%20v3.pdf

Washington – Emergency Detention Orders

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=246-100-040

 

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E.C.H.O.
Educating on Children’s Health
Options
www.TheEchoFoundation.com
ECHO the truth.
Be a voice for your child
 

The Power of One September 22, 2009

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 10:45 am
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Good morning.No make that GREAT MORNING!
 A personal note is in order for today.
 Never underestimate the power of one.
   Recently I have been in touch with an old friend. She was extremely concerned because her son’s private school was going to be administering the Flu mist vaccine. This was of course on a voluntary basis, but my girl, Susan, was still very distressed about the ramifications of bringing the Flu Mist into the school.
Susan took it upon herself to do some research, type up a letter to the school administrator, and make a few phone calls, including one to the physician who was going to administer the vaccine.
In her letter she included some very compelling information including this from the Vaccine Information Statement page ( VIS) ;  “Vaccine recipients or their parents./guardians should be informed by their health care provider that Flu Mist is an attenuated live virus vaccine and has the potential for transmission in immunocompromised household contacts. “
Of course Susan got a lot of huffing and puffing laced with some insults and rude remarks but she stood her ground. Yesterday, Susan called me to tell me, the Flu Mist vaccine campaign has been cancelled!!
I want to send out a congratulations to her. She was passionate, sincere and remained level headed. That is what creates miracles.
I know there are many of you on this list that have spent their free time educating and passing along great information. We take a risk when we stick our neck out. Lord knows I have lost many a friend over my crazy antics. But ya know what, I gained a hundred more in return!
I want to thank all of you for supporting me throughout the years and for doing your part.
In health, light and love, Dotty Scalco
 

Long Island Nurses Rally Against Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine September 21, 2009

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 10:59 pm
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Long Island Nurses Rally Against Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine.

It is a start!!!  ( I grew up on LI and attended Stony Brook University) Blessings Dotty Scalco
 

Dangers of Flu Mist September 18, 2009

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 10:07 pm
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Thanks Sherri Nakken for sending this. Perfect timing.  (Susan !! )
Blessings, Dotty
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written several years ago but same dangers

“A cause for significant concern is the vaccine’s most prevalent side effects: “runny nose” and “nasal congestion.” 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,[8] and even longer from adults.[9] Viral shedding also puts breastfeeding infants at risk if the mother has been given FluMist.[10]”

“In addition to shedding via nasal secretions, the virus can be dispersed through sneezing. “

“In the section of the FlumMist package insert labeled “PRECAUTIONS,” the manufacturer states the following warning:

“FluMist® recipients should avoid close contact with immunocompromised individuals for at least 21 days.””

“One of the most troubling concerns over the injection of this “chemical soup” is the potential for the viruses to enter directly into the brain. At the top of the nasal passages is a paper-thin bone called the cribriform plate. The olfactory nerves pass through this bone and line the nasal passages, carrying messenger molecules to the brain that are identified as “smells” familiar to us. The olfactory tract has long been recognized as a direct pathway to the brain. Intranasal injection of certain viruses has resulted in a serious brain infection called encephalitis, presumably by direct infection of the olfactory neurons that carried the viruses to the brain.[19] Time will tell whether the live viruses in FluMist will become linked to cases of encephalitis.”

full article below

http://www.whale.to/a/ten13.html

Risks of FluMist Vaccine

An Investigation By Red Flags Columnist, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

www.nmaseminars.com

“MedImmune, the manufacturer of FluMist, recently announced that it signed an agreement that makes FluMist, the new intranasal influenza vaccine, readily available to people as they shop at Wal-Mart, the worlds biggest retailer.” [1]

As the physician in charge of a bustling Integrative medical clinic, questions about vaccines frequently arise. After reading about the MedImmune-Walmart joint venture, I felt compelled to warn our patients and our internet subscribers of the potentially serious complications that may come from direct and passive exposure to this new vaccine. I also wanted to give a “heads up” to everyone regarding the onslaught of advertising that is about to besiege them.

Hundreds of TV and print advertisements have been designed to persuade everyone into taking the FluMist plunge. The campaign will be the “most intense, direct-to-consumer marketing campaign ever waged for a vaccine,” costing an estimated $25 million over the next 2.5 months [2]. In addition, Wyeth, MedImmune’s partner, plans a three-year, $100 million campaign to encourage use of the nasal flu vaccine among physicians.[3]

The television arm of the blitz campaign will focus on the “inconveniences” that your family, friends and co-workers will endure if you don’t get the flu shot and subsequently contract the flu. Print advertisements and magazine articles apparently will use scare tactics­similar to those that were used while promoting the smallpox vaccine­which warned of the high possibility of a “bioterror attack using the flu virus.”[4]

Apparently, the goal seems to center around frightening­or inducing enough guilt­that everyone would begin to demand the vaccine as soon as it is available. And at nearly $70 a dose, this will be a financial bonanza for MedImmune and Wyeth, who are expecting the vaccine to become the blockbuster new drug that will push MedImmune’s revenues to more than $1billion/year. [5]

However, there are many reasons for caution. FluMist contains live (attenuated) influenza viruses that replicate in the nasopharynx of the vaccine recipient. The most common side effects include “cough, runny nose/nasal congestion, irritability, headaches, chills, muscle aches and fever > 100° F.”[6] These symptoms are nearly identical to those the flu vaccine is designed to prevent. [7]

A cause for significant concern is the vaccine’s most prevalent side effects: “runny nose” and “nasal congestion.” 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,[8] and even longer from adults.[9] Viral shedding also puts breastfeeding infants at risk if the mother has been given FluMist.[10]

In addition to shedding via nasal secretions, the virus can be dispersed through sneezing. What is the normal physiological response when an irritant enters the nasal passages? A sneeze…sometimes a big sneeze…sometimes several big sneezes. Therefore, the risk for shedding­and spreading­live viruses throughout a school, church, workplace, or store — especially one which is administering the vaccine.

In the section of the FlumMist package insert labeled “PRECAUTIONS,” the manufacturer states the following warning:

“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.

The number of immunocompromised people in the United States is enormous:

    * It is estimated that at least 10%, or more than 28 million people have eczema. [11]
    * More than 8.5 million people have cancer. [12]
    * There are reported to be 850,000 individuals with diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV infection or AIDS [13] and
    * Based on 2001 data, there were 184,000 organ recipients [14]

An even more extensive list of at-risk people includes the untold millions on drugs called corticosteroids. Prednisone®, Medrol®, and a variety of similar medications are given to both adults and children. These drugs are prescribed for dozens of conditions including asthma; allergies; eczema; emphysema; Crohn’s disease; multiple sclerosis; herniated spinal discs; acute muscular pain syndromes; and all types of rheumatoid and autoimmune diseases. As much as 60% of the entire population could be considered to be “chemically immunosuppressed.” It is important to realize that FluMist is CONTRAINDICATED for people who are immunocompromised. People who receive FluMist and are living with an immunocompromised person put their loved ones at risk.

Will this make stores that administer the vaccines­like Walmart and the other pharmaceutical chain stores that have announced they will carry FluMist [15]­risky places to shop for large segments of the population? What measures will be taken in these stores to ensure that the virus will not become commingled with food? What hand washing policy is going to be enforced in the stores for all Walmart employees and customers who have received FluMist? These are reasonable questions that deserve answers.

The target market for FluMist is “healthy children and adults, ages 5 to 49 yrs.” Some believe that by vaccinating these people, a type of “herd immunity” will occur that will protect the very young and the elderly who are excluded from getting this vaccine. However, it is these very “at-risk” populations who may suffer the most from the flu by being exposed to people who are given FluMist.

According to information presented at the May, 2003 National Influenza Summit,[16] approximately 85% of Americans between the ages of 20 and 50 go unvaccinated, and nearly 66% between the ages of 50 and 64 do not receive the flu vaccine. Have there been “raging epidemics” across the country due to lack of flu vaccinations? It appears that the massive campaign to vaccinate everyone this year appears may be motivated, in part, by economics.

The viruses suspected to be the most likely cause for the flu this season were negligibly different from the strains used in last year’s flu vaccine. Therefore, the influenza vaccine produced for the 2003-2004 season is identical in composition to the one used last year. This marks only the second time that the same strains have been used during two consecutive flu seasons.[17] Consider that antibodies from other viral vaccines­such as MMR, polio and chickenpox vaccines­last at least 3 years, and in some instances, up to 15 years. If the viruses used in the vaccine are the same as last year, why is this year’s vaccine even necessary?

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. In addition, a stabilizing buffer containing potassium phosphate, sucrose (table sugar) and nearly 0.5 mg of monosodium glutamate (MSG) is added to each dose. [18]

One of the most troubling concerns over the injection of this “chemical soup” is the potential for the viruses to enter directly into the brain.. At the top of the nasal passages is a paper-thin bone called the cribriform plate. The olfactory nerves pass through this bone and line the nasal passages, carrying messenger molecules to the brain that are identified as “smells” familiar to us. The olfactory tract has long been recognized as a direct pathway to the brain. Intranasal injection of certain viruses has resulted in a serious brain infection called encephalitis, presumably by direct infection of the olfactory neurons that carried the viruses to the brain.[19] Time will tell whether the live viruses in FluMist will become linked to cases of encephalitis.

The pharmaceutical companies do not necessarily always do a reasonable job of considering the “down side” when they are pushing new drugs or new vaccines. FluMist has the potential for causing the worst, most severe flu epidemic seen in years. Parents tell their young children not to put things up their noses because they might cause them harm. It would be wise to consider that advice for adults. With all the risks involved, one should be extremely cautious about what one allows to be sprayed in one’s nose.

REFERENCES

   1. DowJones Business News. Sept. 12, 2003. FluMist Available In Pharmacies This Fall.
   2. Washington Post. Nasal spray for flu to get big media launch. Sept. 10, 2003, pg. E01
   3. Washington Post. Spray vaccine for flu wins FDA clearance. June 18, 2003. pg. A01.
   4. Mohammed, Madjid. Influenza as a bioweapon. J.R.Soc.Med. 2003;96:345-346.
   5. Adler, Neil. MedImmune awaits the $1 billion mark and a new flu drug. The Business Gazette. Feb. 7, 2003.
   6. FluMist package insert.
   7. Vesikari T., et al. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlledtrial of the safety, transmissibility and phenotypic stability of a live, attenuated, cold-adapted influenza virus vaccine (CAIV-T) in children attending day care. Presented at the 41st Annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, (Chicago, IL). 2001
   8. ibid. (Chicago, IL). 2001
   9. Zangwell, Kenneth. Cold-adapted, live attenuated intranasal influenza virus vaccine. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2003; 22(3):273-274.
  10. Drug information.
  11. Diepgen TL. Is the prevalence of atopic dermatitis increasing? In: Williams HC, ed. Atopic Dermatitis: The Epidemiology, Causes and Prevention of Atopic Eczema. New York: Cambridge Univ Pr; 2000:96-112.
  12. National Cancer Institute. CanQues. Available at http://srab. cancer.gov/Prevalence/canques.html. Accessed January 3, 2002.
  13. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Epidemiological Fact Sheets on HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections: United States. Available at http://www.unaids.org/ fact_sheets/index.html. Accessed January 14, 2002
  14. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). All Recipients: Age at Time of Transplant. Available at http://www.unos.org /. Accessed January 14, 2002.
  15. Allan and Harold Rubin, MS, ABD, CRC. September 26, 2003. Vaccinations and the Elderly..
  16. May 20-21, 2003, the National Influenza Summit. Chicago, IL..
  17. ibid.
  18. FluMist package insert.
  19. Knipe, David. M. Ed. Fields Virology. Philadelpthis: Lippincott, 4th ed. 2001. pg. 1057


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18 Reasons Not to Give Your Kids the Flu Vaccine September 16, 2009

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knew this was coming. September 11, 2009

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This was sent to me from another list. FREEDOM????? Not sure what to say..Dotty Scalco
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This is a story from ABC news about a 17 year old girl whose application for citizenship will be rejected if she does not take the Gardasil vaccination. She has been living in the US since she was 3 years old. Even though she is not yet a citizen and therefore falls into a different category, 18 states are considering making the vaccine mandatory. The last line in the article says it all: “How can they call this America, the land of the free?” she asked. “Where are my parental rights?” It is not a long article, and definitely worth the read.

http://abcnews. go.com/Health/ ReproductiveHeal th/gardasil- vaccine-roadbloc k-citizenship/ Story?id= 8542051&page= 1


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Canadian conference to expose truth September 9, 2009

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Watch this Canadian conference from your computer. How cool is that?
Dotty Scalco


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medical vs chiropractic, homeopathy and osteopathy September 3, 2009

Filed under: The E.C.H.O. Foundation — dottys @ 8:21 pm
From Tedd Koren  DC:

For thousands of years mankind has survived in harmony with the cycles of sickness and health by understanding that acute illness often serves a purpose to cleanse, strengthen and heal and by suppressing symptoms with fever reducers and other drugs, chemicals and vaccines we interfere with natural healing and create more damage.


Hippocrates, the “father of medicine” understood this well as he said: “Diseases are crises of purification, of toxic elimination. Symptoms are the natural defenses of the body. We call them diseases, but in fact they are the cure of diseases.”

The famous medical historian Dr. Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D. viewed our “catching” infectious illness, whether flu or measles as ultimately beneficial. 

            “Contracting and overcoming childhood diseases are part of a             developmental process that actually helps develop a healthy, robust, adult       immune system able to meet the challenges that inevitable encounters     with viruses and bacteria will present later on.” Coulter HL. Vaccination,     Social   Violence and Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American             Brain. Washington, DC: Center for Empirical Medicine. 1990.

More recent papers reveal that, among its other benefits, acute illness protects against cancer.  One fascinating paper reported: 

            “The study consistently revealed a lower cancer risk for patients with a             history of febrile infectious childhood diseases.”  Albonico HU, Braker HU,     Husler J. Febrile infectious childhood diseases in the history of cancer patients and        matched controls.  Medical Hypotheses. 1998;51(4):315-320.

 
Other researchers have found that getting colds and flu bringing protection from cancer:

            “Researchers interviewed those with carcinomas of the stomach, colon,         rectum, breast, and ovary and reported, “A history of common colds or          influenza prior to the interview was found to be associated with a      decreased cancer risk.”  Abel U, Becker N, Angerer R et al. Common             infections in the history of cancer patients and controls. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 1991;117(4);339-344.

 
But these days people ask “How can I “fight” the flu?” I need to remind them that that this antagonistic approach was done in the past with horrible consequences.  We don’t have to curse the darkness, we need to light a candle.

Let’s look at history.

The flu plague of 1918-19 took 500,000 American lives and over 30 million lives worldwide. However, most of the deaths were found to be due to bacterial infections, not the flu. Keith P. Klugman, Christina Mills Astley, and Marc Lipsitch. Time from Illness Onset to Death, 1918 Influenza and Pneumococcal Pneumonia. Emerging Infectious Diseaes. Volume 15, Number 2 February 2009

 
The horrific medical mortality rate

 
Why such a terrible death rate under medical care?  Most all the deaths appeared to occur not in spite of medical care, but because of medical care.

Look at these statistics of the mortality rate under medical care:

n      The mortality rate in US military hospitals averaged 36%.

n      The mortality rate in US medical hospitals was 30%- 40%,

n       A mortality rate of 68% was in New York City hospitals.Patterson MM. Osteopathic methods and the great flu pandemic of 1917-1918. J Am Osteopath Assoc.2000; 100:309 -310.

The chiropractic, osteopathic, homeopathic  mortality rate

 
Under traditional osteopathy, chiropractic and homeopathy practicing MDs, the death rate was negligible.  

For example, here is an osteopathic report:

 
n      2445 osteopaths treating 110,122 patients with influenza reported a mortality of 0.25%.

n      The 400-bed Mass Osteopathic Hospital, in Boston, also reported a mortality of 0.25%.  Walter GW. The First School of Osteopathic Medicine. Kirksville, Mo: The Thomas Jefferson University Press at Northeast Missouri State University; 1992:95 . 

 
Similarly chiropractors reported saving nearly every patient:

 
n      Davenport, Iowa: MDs lost one patient out of every 15 (6,116 deaths from 93,590 patients) while Chiropractors at the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa had but one death out of 1,635 cases of the flu.

n       Iowa Doctors of Chiropractic reported 1 death out of 866. Rhodes WR: “The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas.” Texas Chiropractic Association. Austin, TX. 1978.and “Chiropractic Statistics.” The Chiropractic Research and Review Service. Burton Shields Press. Indianapolis, IN. 1925.

Those medical doctors practicing homeopathy reported great success:

  • “In a plant of 8,000 workers we had only one death. The patients were not drugged to death. Gelsemium was practically the only remedy used. We used no aspirin and no vaccines.” Frank Wieland, MD
  • “I did not lose a single case of influenza; my death rate in the pneumonias was 2.1%. Aspirin and quinine were almost the sole standbys of the old school and it was a common thing to hear them speaking of losing 60% of their pneumonias.” Dudley A. Williams, MD. Winston J. Influenza-1918: Homeopathy to the Rescue. The New England Journal of Homeopathy. Spring/Summer 1998, Vol.7 No.1 http://www.nesh.com/main/nejh/samples/winston.html
n       Homeopathic physicians in Philadelphia reported a mortality rate of 1.05% for the more than 26,000 flu patients they treated. WA Dewey MD. Winston J. Influenza-1918: Homeopathy to the Rescue. The New England Journal of Homeopathy. Spring/Summer 1998, Vol.7 No.1 http://www.nesh.com/main/nejh/samples/winston.html

 

Why the great disparity in mortality? 

Regular MDs treated patients with fever reducers such as aspirin while the homeopathic MDs, osteopaths and chiropractors refused to suppress the patients’ fevers and other symptoms. 

Further the osteopaths, chiropractors and homeopaths employed natural methods to promote the patient’s natural healing response.

As homeopathic practitioner Frank Newton, MD reported: 

            “There is one drug which directly or indirectly was the cause of the loss of       more lives than was influenza itself: aspirin. Aspirin was taken until      prostration resulted and the patient developed pneumonia.”  Frank L.            Newton, MD, Somerville, Massachusetts, Winston J. Influenza-1918: Homeopathy to the     Rescue. The New England Journal of Homeopathy. Spring/Summer 1998, Vol.7 No.1            http://www.nesh.com/main/nejh/samples/winston.html

 

We see this today in the reporting of swine flu deaths.  Almost all of the deaths are in individuals under medical care who have underlying health conditions.  Medical care is suppressive and with the aggressive use of even more powerful suppressive drugs today than in 1918 (antibiotics, steroids and others) the mortality may again be higher for those under medical care compared to healthcare practitioners who respect the wisdom of the body and work with the body to promote health and healing.

 

With the above in mind let us remember that In most all cases the flu should run its course.

n      Patients should be comforted.

n      Get lots of sun and eat nutrient dense foods now.

n      Expressive healthcare is superior to suppressive healthcare.

n      Suppressive medical care (antibiotics, fever reducers, other drugs and vaccinations) can make the illness far worse.

n      Chiropractic, traditional osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, naturopathy and other “natural” healthcare systems

n      Avoid refined and non-organic foods.

n      The flu for most is a temporary inconvenience that leaves a less toxic, healthier person in its wake.

 
Remember, the goal of healing is not to give temporary relief by suppressing symptoms and driving them deeper in to the body where they may give rise to chronic illness in the future.

 
The goal of healing is to permit the patient to express his/her symptoms and respect the natural self-healing ability of the body.  True healing is long-term healing.