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Pneumococcal Conjugate

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The Pneumococcal Conjugate is also given at two, four, six, and twelve-month intervals. The benefit to this vaccine seems to be very limited. It boasts a 7% decrease in ear infections (It was not licensed for this use) and 0.1% fewer instances of Pneumococcal disease. There are over 80 types of Pneumococcus and this vaccine covers only seven and here they are. Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM197 Protein), Prevnar, is a sterile solution of saccharides of the capsular antigens of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, and 23F individually conjugated to diphtheria CRM197 protein. The best way to determine the risk-benefit profile of any vaccination is to take a group of vaccinated children and compare them with unvaccinated children. If the groups are well matched, large enough and the length of time the children are observed is sufficient, this is considered the gold standard of clinical trials. Prevnar's clinical trials were conducted on another experimental vaccine used as a control, as a replacement for unvaccinated children. Prevnar is one of the most expensive vaccines in history.   What scares me about this vaccine is the insert. It repeatedly warns the clinician to keep the injection away from a child’s blood vessels. This is not easily accomplished on very small babies.

The package insert also warns pediatricians to be ready for anaphylactic shock on administration of the vaccine just in case they hit a blood vessel. It also states there has been no carcinogenic, mutagenic or fertility studies done on this vaccine.

According to studies done by the manufacturer if your child is over two he has about a 1 in 5,000 chance of being diagnosed with Pneumococcal disease. Last year, there were only 1,500 cases of pneumococcal Meningitis in infants in this country.

 How dangerous is this disease? Pneumococcal Meningitis has been associated with a mortality rate of approximately 1 in 178,571 children. According to the 1994 Red Book Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, children who are at risk of Pneumococcal infections are those with specific predisposing factors. Factors like Immunoglobulin Deficiency, Hodgkin’s disease, congenital or acquired immunodeficiency (including HIV), Nephritic Syndrome, some viral upper respiratory infections, splenic dysfunction, splenectomy and organ transplantation. Most children do not have these risk factors.

The insert continues to say that there are no controlled clinical trials done with concurrent administration of MMR and Chicken Pox vaccine but it has been shown to lower the effectiveness of the Polio vaccine.  This Vaccine is a bio-engineered product.  It is created by combining the protein-polysaccharides from seven strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae with Diphtheria toxin grown in casamino acids and yeast extract then purified with ammonium sulfate.  Such a creation has never before existed on this earth.  Erdem Cantekin, Ph.D., a professor of otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, is an internationally recognized authority on otitis media and an early outspoken critic of the overuse of antibiotics to treat ear infections.  "The big push for Prevnar came from it's supposed prevention of otitis media, even though it had not been approved for this use," Cantekin said. "The promise of saving children from this common, self-limiting disease, now turned into a persistent childhood pest, is an excellent strategy for marketing. Every parent knows and abhors otitis media. However, in two days, 90% of otitis cases resolve themselves without treatment. Regardless of these facts, our experts for two decades have been recommending aggressive interventions, such as long duration antibiotic therapy, designer drugs, antibiotic prophylaxis, and aggressive surgery. This clinical practice, not supported by existing scientific-based evidence, fuels our $5 billion-a-year otitis media medical economics."

Cantekin discussed the new Prevnar vaccine for pneumococcal/pneumonia, which is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and was approved by the FDA in February 2000 for use with infants and toddlers. "The alleged benefit for this new vaccine are greatly exaggerated, and the risks are significant," he said. The bacteria pneumococcus, with more than 90 serotypes, is a common pathogen with many unknowns. The vaccination of newborns with seven pneumococcal serotypes is an uninformed experiment at best."  Read the newest developments at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals' Prevnar vaccine plant and prepare to get really angry. Mark Livingston, Wyeth whistleblower, has asked that his December 20, 2004 speech be forwarded to as many people as possible. Her is an excerpt from the latest article by Mark Livingston; Livington says he was also concerned about the dangerous working conditions for employees. "I had many manufacturing technicians from 2000-2002 tell me," he said, "they did not want to work in the Prevnar manufacturing area for fear of the chemicals used in the production process, including cyanide." "Sodium cyanide is a dangerous chemical," he says, "mix it with water and you get hydrogen cyanide, the gas of choice used in the Holocaust." Sodium cyanide is used in the Prevnar manufacturing process, but trace amounts remain in the vaccine itself, according to Livingston.

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Take a look at this article by eCanada.

Boston (eCanadaNow) - Strains of pneumonia which are resistant to the current vaccine for children is currently on the rise and pose a serious threat to the health of millions. An investigation done by the U.S. government has come to the revelation that the rate of serious infections via the vaccine resistant strains of pneumonia is up by 140 percent. They looked at Alaskan Native children in the study to find that the protected children were still getting sick despite the vaccine. The vaccine has and is effective, just not against these new strains as it has mutated into a form which is far more vaccine resistant than in the past. With the “significant increase in emerging non-vaccine serotypes,” according to Dr. Rosalyn Singleton of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is likely a new vaccine may have to be introduced to try and curb this problem.

New Strain


Of course the viruses mutate. Every living thing wants to live and will do what it must to stay alive. Vaccines are causing more harm than good.

There is even a  more frightening development at Wyeth-Ayerst, the next disease cocktail. 


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