Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Paralysis Haunts "Polio Free" India

“Polio Free” India: Spectre of Paralysis
-          Jagannath Chatterjee
Op-Ed in Orissa Post, 27.03.2013, Page 8
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Polio, synonymous with paralysis and disability, has been given a new name in India. It is now known as AFP or acute flaccid paralysis. This and the fact that cases of polio caused by the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) are not being reflected as polio have ensured that India is into its second year of “polio free” status. After this charade is maintained for one more year, India will be certified by the WHO as “polio free” and will be showcased as a success story of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative that was launched in 1988 by the World Health Assembly.

Small pox was declared eradicated in 1980. According to medical researcher Prof William Muraskin, the experts involved in this exercise were looking for another opportunity to flaunt their skills. When they chose polio many eyebrows were raised. Polio was not on the priority radar of the countries where this exercise was to be launched. These developing nations were struggling to provide basic health needs. India, for example, was incapable of providing clean water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition for a majority of its population even 65 years after Independence.

Furthermore OPV was chosen to be the only weapon to eradicate polio. Dr T Jacob John pointed out that this vaccine, consisting of live viruses, is notorious for causing vaccine induced polio. Not only does it cause polio in the recipient but as those vaccinated tend to shed the virus in their stools, it could mutate and regain its former virulence causing polio in others who come in contact with it, and also cause polio epidemics.

Dr Anant Phadke and C Sathyamala argued that it is not possible to eradicate polio, a disease primarily of poor sanitation and nutrition, with a vaccine. Polio like paralysis can also be caused due to other factors. DDT and other pesticides, exposure to lead and arsenic, the DPT vaccine, and any injection or surgery like tonsillectomies can trigger polio. Thus a holistic approach was needed to tackle the disease.

Medical textbooks reveal that exposure to polio viruses does not necessarily result in paralysis. More than 95% of those exposed will show no symptoms at all. Of the rest, many will exhibit symptoms resembling a common cold, a few will suffer temporary lameness, and less than 1% will exhibit permanent paralysis some of whom may die. Exposure to the polio virus is actually the best immunity against viral polio. It offers permanent immunity to more than 99% exposed to it. According to Dr Yash Paul, those who become permanently paralysed may have some inherent susceptibility that should be investigated.

Again, Dr Phadke pointed out that small pox and polio eradication are two entirely different things. Polio viruses can infect children without causing any external symptoms and thus remain in circulation. He alleged that it was for the benefit of the developed nations, who could stop their vaccination programs once the wild polio virus was eradicated worldwide, and for the OPV manufacturers who were keen for the programme as their product was discontinued in the developed countries due to the risks involved, that the polio eradication strategy was launched. This eradication effort, costing over Rs. 12,000 crores has broken the backbone of the Indian health system.

The National Polio Surveillance Project data shows that it has instead increased paralysis among children from 3047 cases yearly in 1997 to 61,038 cases in 2012, being classified as AFP. The Government does not reveal how many of these cases are due to the vaccine. It was observed in 2005 that against 66 cases of polio caused by the polio virus in that year, 1645 were caused by the vaccine. Data reveals that those vaccinated are 6.26 times more likely to be paralysed.

It is known that there are many strains of the mutated virus strains running loose in India. In Japan, after three months of use, 31 strains of the vaccine viruses were found in sewerage and in its rivers, of which 16 were extremely virulent. India has been using the vaccine since 1978, intensively since 1997, and one cannot even imagine how many virulent strains could be circulating in the country that is devoid of basic sewerage disposal and sanitation facilities.

Why are more than 60,000 children in India coming down with paralysis every year? Dr Neetu Vashisht has analysed that the cases of AFP in India are directly proportionate to the number of doses of OPV given, implying a relationship. Taking into consideration the normal AFP rate, it has been deduced that in 2011, India has suffered 47,500 extra cases of paralysis. Studies have shown that death rates in children with AFP are twice as high as the death rate among children with polio paralysis.In Brazil, a study has implicated this vaccine in cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome, transverse myelitis, and facial palsy. Thus the claim of the Government that these cases of paralysis have no relation to the vaccine merits extensive investigation.

In April 2004 a memorandum has been submitted to the WHO, UNICEF and the Government of India by Prof Debabar Bannerjee and other eminent doctors pointing out that the WHO inflated 32,419 cases of polio to 350,000 to justify the programme. The definition of polio has been changed repeatedly after the programme was launched thus automatically leading to a drastic fall in the number of cases. A significant number of children being declared polio affected by the polio virus was sufficiently vaccinated and that, children were being rendered paralytic directly due to the vaccine.

The memorandum also pointed out that polio eradication was not possible in India as the vaccine viruses had mutated into virulent strains and were circulating. In August 2006, the Indian Medical Association reiterated the above and called for identifying the unfortunate victims and compensating them.

Today, throwing all caution to the winds, children are being given an unprecedented 50 doses of the vaccine and even those who should be medically exempt are being vaccinated. Dr Puliyel reveals that a synthetic version of the polio virus with a formula called 'CHNOPS' has been devised making a mockery of the eradication effort.

Dr Pushpa Bhargava points out that polio was already on the decline even before the eradication effort began. Polio in India was concentrated in few pockets of UP and Bihar which accounted for 96% of the cases reported. Improving sanitation and nutrition in these areas along with routine rounds of the relatively safer IPV would have drastically reduced polio without taking resort to chicanery which has resulted in an unprecedented toll of disability in children in all parts of the country.

Hidden in the packet inserts of the OPV is an ominous statement; the vaccine has not been tested for causing cancer or infertility. The presence of untested monkey viruses, phenol and polysorbate 80 in the vaccine raises concerns. It is also known that the vaccine virus strains can lie latent in the body and cause polio decades after administration.

India is now preparing to launch the much costlier IPV all over the country which will require money and trained manpower at a scale that it currently does not have, to counter the vaccine viruses in circulation. The wild polio viruses which actually conferred immunity to children are now no longer widely prevalent leaving future children exposed to unexpected epidemics. The so called benefits of polio eradication have eluded the indebted country and its children stare at an uncertain future. It is important that lessons from this misadventure be learnt to oppose future assaults on the children of our country.

A version of this article is here;
http://gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2013-03-28/paralysis-haunts-polio-free-india/

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Diving Deep into Vaccine Contaminants

Diving Deep into Vaccine Contaminants

- compiled by Lowell Hubbs

So, you think that vaccines have been proven as safe and effective? So, you as well believe that vaccines have been purified, regardless of what animal or human and now even insect substance and/or cell tissue the vaccine is grown on, or in. Its so good, it must be darn near the equivalent of vaccine savior holy water, right? And would you believe as well that there is no known explanation for the chronic illness, disorders, and autoimmune conditions, and cancer; we are seeing an increasing amount of today, in all ages, but especially children?

Deep sequencing reveals viral vaccine contaminants
http://www.virology.ws/2010/03/29/deep-sequencing-reveals-viral-vaccine-contaminants/

Unveiling the Culprit – Is Foreign DNA Contamination the Autistic Villain behind Biologic Vaccine Injuries?
http://holyhormones.com/womens-health/cancer-womens-health/cervical-cancer/unveiling-the-culprit-is-foreign-dna-contamination-the-autistic-villain-behind-biologic-vaccine-injuries/

Autism Epidemic, Is Foreign DNA in MMR II Vaccine Responsible? CBCD Suggests CDC Study Microcompetition Theory
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) believes that the cause of the epidemic is the foreign DNA in the MMR II vaccine.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/4/prweb9359508.htm

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Adventitious Agents and Vaccines
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2631857/pdf/11485673.pdf

SANE Vax Inc. Discovers Potential Bio-hazard Contaminant in Merck’s Gardasil HPV 4 Vaccine
http://holyhormones.com/womens-health/cancer-womens-health/cervical-cancer/sane-vax-inc-discovers-potential-bio-hazard-contaminant-mercks-gardasil-hpv-4-vaccine/

Gardasil® HPV DNA Discovered in Post-Mortem Blood and Spleen Tissue
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120808006480/en

This below study actually does anything but, reassure the non contaminant safety of vaccines; and as well yet leaves many unknowns.

Viral Nucleic Acids in Live-Attenuated Vaccines: Detection of Minority Variants and an Adventitious Virus
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2876658/

Biohazard potential for live viral vaccines containing naked or free nucleic acids from contaminating (adventitious) viruses.

Excerpt:

The hazards of horizontal gene transfer

Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) refers to the direct uptake and incorporation of genetic material from unrelated species, in this instance from adventitious viral contaminants in live viral vaccines into a human host or a host-related bacteria such as those colonizing the gut. HGT is uncontrollable. Unlike chemical pollutants which break down and become diluted out, nucleic acids are infectious, they can invade cells and genomes, to multiply, mutate and recombine indefinitely.

Potential hazards of HGT of naked/free nucleic acids include:
• Generation of new viruses that cause disease
• Generation of new bacteria that cause diseases
• Spreading drug and antibiotic resistance genes among the viral and bacterial pathogens, making infections untreatable
• Random insertion into genomes of cells resulting in harmful effects including cancer
• Reactivation of dormant viruses, present in all cells and genomes, which may cause diseases
• Multiplication of ecological impacts due to all the above

It is relevant to the issue of regulatory oversight that while the technology to detect these adventitious agents and their “cryptic” consequences was not available until relatively recently, both the dangers of generating new viruses and bacteria that can cause diseases, and spreading drug and antibiotic resistance among the pathogens, were foreseen by the pioneers of genetic engineering. That was why they called for a moratorium in the Asilomar Declaration of 1975. But commercial pressures cut the moratorium short, and guidelines were set up based on assumptions, every one of which has been invalidated by scientific findings since .

The presence of dormant and relict viral sequences in the human and other animal genomes has been known for at least 20 years . These include human retroviral sequences that have been identified in live viral vaccines grown in human cells. In addition Victoria et al1 have confirmed the presence of viral particle-associated avian leucosis virus in the MMR vaccine. The combination of three RNA viruses with the enzymatic machinery to convert RNA into complementary DNA (cDNA) that is then capable of causing all the aforementioned problems with naked/free DNA, presents a particularly worrying biohazard. Not only are endogenous viruses such as HRV able to exert this effect on RNA vaccine viruses, as shown by Klennerman and Zinkernagel for lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) , but also viral transgenes have been found to recombine with defective viruses such as HRV, to generate infectious recombinants . In turn, recombination between exogenous and endogenous viral sequences are associated with animal cancers .

PCV Type 2: presence and pathogenesis

PCV Type 2 is a lymphotropic virus that infects primary lymphoid tissues . Its detection in exposed (vaccinated) children should be focused on these tissues. They are available in intestinal biopsies from children with a variety of conditions including autism. They are also available from rhesus macaques exposed to the current vaccine schedule as part of ongoing

Read more:http://www.coalitionforvaccinesafety.org/docs/Biohazard_vaccines%20contaminant-CVS.doc

Foreign DNA Fragments Cause Most Major Diseases, Dr. Hanan Polansky

Excerpt:

In the nucleus, "microcompetition" between the foreign N-boxes and the human N-boxes in the human genes can lead to a major disease. When the foreign N-boxes belong to a virus, microcompetition between the viral DNA and the human DNA can lead to disease even when the virus is latent (dormant), or the viral DNA is broken into pieces and cannot express proteins. As predicted by Dr. Hanan Polansky, many studies found fragments of DNA that belong to these viruses in tumors, clogged arteries (arterial plaque), arthritic joints, and other diseased tissues.

Read More:

http://www.cbcd.net/index.php

Gardasil: Dr. Hanan Polansky Explains How the Foreign DNA Fragments Found in the Vaccine can Cause Disease

The FDA asserts that the foreign DNA fragments found in Gardasil pose no risk. In contrast, Dr. Hanan Polansky, from the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease, uses his highly acclaimed discovery of Microcompetition to explain how these DNA fragments can cause major diseases.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9162053.htm

http://viralsepidemic.com/vaccines/dr-hanan-polansky-explains-how-the-foreign-dna-fragment-found-in-vaccine-can-cause-disease/#more-182

The Great HPV Vaccine Hoax Exposed
http://www.naturalnews.com/Report_HPV_Vaccine_0.html

Here is of course the FDA's WHITE wash denial and in denial of all, spin on it!

FDA Information on Gardasil – Presence of DNA Fragments Expected, No Safety Risk,

(Nothing is EVER enough, and nothing ever will be, as they know they have simply to much to lose if the truth be admitted to. Actually think about the magnitude of that liability. And thus it continues unabated. Currently they have no liability risk for anything as none of them can be sued due to the federal court being the current entity to cover that in a and the no fault so to speak fashion that they do through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. However, if it were EVER admitted to that vaccines have done what they have, on a complete break down of this vaccine program under the spotlight it deserves; the NVIP, the compensation fund fees on vaccines, and taxpayers would never be able to bail them out of it nor that kind of implied liability. Nor would it prevent the loss of all their believed authoritative credibility, and possibly many careers. They obviously would and do realize that fact.

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm276859.htm

Now, lets go to some more actual truth and reality.

Foreign DNA Fragments Found In Vaccines Can Cause Disease

Excerpts:

The FDA asserts that the foreign DNA fragments found in Gardasil pose no risk. In contrast, Dr. Hanan Polansky, from the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease, uses his highly acclaimed discovery of Microcompetition to explain how these DNA fragments can cause major diseases.

Gardasil is the FDA approved HPV vaccine. As of September 15, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) received a total of 20,096 reports of adverse events in relation to Gardasil vaccination. Dr. Hanan Polansky, Director of the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease, will discuss his discovery of Microcompetition with Norma Erickson, President of SANE Vax Inc. Dr. Polansky will use Microcompetition to explain the biological mechanism underlying the Gardasil adverse events.

Dr. Hanan Polansky discovered that fragments of DNA, called N-boxes, can be very dangerous. When foreign N-boxes enter the body (naturally, or artificially, like through an injection of some treatment), they end up in the nucleus, where they attract scarce genetic resources. It is interesting that many common dormant (latent) viruses have strong N-boxes in their DNA. They include the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Herpes Simplex virus (HSV), Varicella Zoster virus (VZV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and others. In fact, the CMV virus has the strongest N-box known to science. This N-box is so strong that human genes cannot compete with its power to attract the scarce genetic resources.

(The information credits for this video are as well listed on the video page itself).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUa19tLdwhs

Latent infection and abnormal cell proliferation
By Hanan Polansky, November 7, 2002
http://www.cbcd.net/microcompetition.pdf

Vaccine Contamination: Pig Virus DNA Found in Rotarix
http://www.nvic.org/nvic-vaccine-news/april-2010/vaccine-contamination-pig-virus-dna-found-in-rota.aspx

Vaccine Contamination Pig Virus DNA Found in Rotarix April 7, 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf26A14pX58

June 3, 2010
SCPI Study on Aborted Fetal DNA in Vaccines Presented at International Meeting for Autism Research
http://www.cogforlife.org/scpiautismstudypress.htm

For Scientific Data: Homologous Recombination Study
http://www.cogforlife.org/SCPIIMFARHR.pdf

Vaccine Production With - Human Diploid Cells (aborted fetal cell tissue)
http://www.vacfacts.info/vaccine-production-with---human-diploid-cells-aborted-fetal-cell---tissue.html

Toxic Vaccines? CBCD Sends Letter to FDA & CDC on Foreign DNA Fragments in Gardasil and MMR

The CBCD sent a letter this past week to the offices of the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg,and to the offices of the CDC’s director, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/9/prweb9924299.htm

And here below you can as well see it stated by the FDA that they have been clearly aware of some of the significant risks of foreign DNA contamination left in vaccines. They do not a solution, and they know they don’t

More, problems with vaccines.

Science 14 February 1975: Vol. 187 no. 4176 pp. 522-523 DOI: 10.1126/science.187.4176.522
Phage in Live Virus Vaccines: Are They Harmful to People?
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/187/4176/522.extracthttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17769154

The Exploding Autoimmune Epidemic - Dr. Tent - It's Not Autoimmune Published on Dec 27, 2012
As they say, the proof is in the pudding ! Well done Dr. Tent, now to get the world to come together and stop this madness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8FCJ_VPyns

The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases ISSN: 1528-8366

Book Review: Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease

Excerpt:

I work in the field of gene therapy, in which up to now, the most efficient gene delivery vehicles have been of viral origin, with retrovirus and adenovirus-based vectors being the most dominant players. In the minds of people concerned about the safety of these approaches, insertional mutagenesis into the host genome by retroviruses and acute immune reactions to adenoviruses rank on the top of the list. I have yet seen anyone in the field who realizes that the introduced foreign DNA associated with the delivery vector may have a profound impact on human health through microcompetition for host transcriptional factors. The major impact of this book on many specialties including gene therapy will be felt strongly in the coming years.

Liqun Zhang PhD

Research Associate, Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research and Treatment Center, University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill

Citation: L. Zhang: Book Review:
Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease. The Internet Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2004 Volume 3 Number 2. DOI: 10.5580/197b

The said review, (one professional to the other)

http://www.ispub.com/journal/the-internet-journal-of-infectious-diseases/volume-3-number-2/book-review-microcompetition-with-foreign-dna-and-the-origin-of-chronic-disease.html#sthash.ODEbfEHG.dpbs

Book by Hanan Polansky: Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease (Purple Book)

http://www.cbcd.net/Book.php

http://www.cbcd.net/index.php

http://www.cbcd.net/Book%20by%20Hanan%20Polansky%20(Purple%20Book).pdf

Microcompetition with foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease. [Paperback]

Hanan Polansky (Author)

On Theory

A selection from: Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease

by Hanan Polansky, August 2004

http://www.cbcd.net/Hanan%20Polansky%20on%20Theory.pdf

Gardasil: Dr. Polansky Explains How Foreign DNA Fragments found in the Vaccine can Cause Disease
http://holyhormones.com/global-gardasil-concerns/gardasil-silgard/gardasil-dr-hanan-polansky-explains-how-the-foreign-dna-fragments-found-in-the-vaccine-can-cause-disease/

Unveiling the Culprit -- Is Foreign DNA Contamination the Autistic Villain behind Biologic Vaccine Injuries?
http://holyhormones.com/womens-health/cancer-womens-health/cervical-cancer/unveiling-the-culprit-is-foreign-dna-contamination-the-autistic-villain-behind-biologic-vaccine-injuries/

Interview: Audio
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41576890/02.06.12%20HHH%20Polansky%20Interview%20.mp3

Radio interview with Dr. Polansky on February 4, 2012 -- Gardasil: Dr. Polansky Explains How Foreign DNA Fragments found in the Vaccine can Cause Disease
http://news.yahoo.com/dr-hanan-polansky-radio-explains-foreign-dna-fragments-081444139.html

Interesting read: Are you suffering from an infection with one of these viruses? (Product, Gene-Eden-VIR )
http://www.buy-gene-eden.com/

A doctor's comments, February 16, 2011 By Dr. Norman Cohen (Wisconsin)
http://www.buy-gene-eden.com/control-latent-viruses.php

Some of these scientific studies are listed on the Gene-Eden-VIR studies page.
http://www.buy-gene-eden.com/studies.php

WRITTEN TESTIMONY OF

Dr. Garth L. Nicolson

Special Oversight Board for Department of Defense Investigations of Gulf War Chemical and Biological Incidents

U. S. Senate Hart Office Building SH-216, November 19, 1998

http://gulfwarvets.com/testimony.htm

Vaccines Contaminated with Mycoplasma's - by Garth Nicolson
Garth Nicolson www.immed.org has written and published hundreds of peer reviewed medical journal articles. He discusses how vaccines are not tested for mycoplasma contamination's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk-RMI4qNvA

Chronic Diseases: Who's killing us, and how?
MICROBIOLOGIST GARTH NICOLSON
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU12h6lWi9I

Garth Nicolson, Ph.D ILADS 2011 Presentation part 1 of 2

Dr. Nicolson, a renowned expert in mitochondrial research and lipid replacement therapy, spoke at the annual International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society Conference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKp4xCbNhag (Part 2)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhdcR0VptWs

Now, lets ask another question as well. Do any of these vaccine contaminants, shed???? Meaning can they possibly be transferred through common human to human, transmission? And pro-vaccine states, oh no it is only the vaccinated that are at risk from the un-vaccinated? If they are at the CDC are that careless, inept, and in denial; that they would allow used a yearly-live nasal flu vaccine that is clearly known to shed; and even though the pharma clinical trials always downplay that percentage of chance; yet still plainly on the insert is the worded warning about shedding. Now, if that is not even an issue to the CDC, then what would be? And what happens every fall, when they start with the said flu mist? And they would claim it all of course to be a coincidence, and it to be only all part of the standard and known flu season, right? And it is all coincidental that the number of flu cases nearly immediately spiked. This is what they get away with.

And the CDC and the American Cancer Society, etc; all still make the same old claim, that there is no proof that SV 40 contamination in the previous polio vaccine ever caused any cancer. Even though in the 70's the number of cancer cases took to an increase that was obvious to everyone that eye sight and ears.

Lets take a look at what actually happened here, below! Lets see how left out of the information loop the public has been left, and as well mislead to be? As for the American Cancer Society and NIH, both have claimed that there is no scientific evidence that SV can actually cause cancer; yet many studies have shown that not only is SV 40 found in many types of benign and cancerous tumors, but as well that SV40 can clearly cause cancer.

Scientific proof that the known cancer causing SV40 virus, a previous contaminant in the polio vaccine, is obviously either contagious; or the virus is still in the vaccine/s.
http://www.vacfacts.info/scientific-proof-that-the-known-cancer-causing-sv40-virus-a-previous-contaminant-in-the-polio-vaccine-is-obviously-either-contagious-or-the-virus-is-still-in-the-vaccines.html

Re: Cancer Incidence in Denmark Following Exposure to Poliovirus Vaccine Contaminated With Simian Virus 40
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/95/16/1249.long

Chronic Viruses: The Common Cause of Most Cancers, (another, but not the only aspect in and as to the causation of cancer)
http://www.causeofcancer.org/

Biomedical Journals

The following peer-reviewed journals published reviews on the microcompetition with foreign DNA book:

http://www.cbcd.net/journals.htm

http://www.cbcd.net/book.htm

Vaccine Quackery and Harm - Proven - Plain and Simple
http://www.vacfacts.info/vaccine-quackery-and-harm---proven---plain-and-simple.html

Friday, March 08, 2013

The Politics of the Chicken Pox Vaccine


Shingles Goes Epidemic: Chicken Pox Vax to Blame

Shingles is rapidly becoming epidemic, and the indirect cause is the chicken pox vaccine. Since shingles is the reemergence of chicken pox, that does seem counterintuitive. Nonetheless, the facts do prove the connection.
Once they enter your body, chicken pox viruses never leave. It doesn’t matter whether the virus entered by natural infection or by injection of a live attenuated virus in a vaccine. The virus, called varicella, hides in the central nervous system along a nerve root, and any nerve root will do. Normally, that’s not a big problem—but the situation is changing.
Historically, a few people would develop shingles, generally during a period of stress or reduced immune system function. In those cases, the varicella virus moves outward along the nerve root to whatever area of the body is served by it. It causes a rash, which is quite painful and usually lasts around a month. Most people never have a second bout of shingles.

Chicken Pox

Before the chicken pox vaccine, most children got the disease by the age of ten. In the US, about 3.7 million children would get chicken pox every year. About 50 children would die of the disease, and virtually all were immunocompromised. While the death of any child is sad, the reality is that the mortality rate in children was only 0.00135 percent. This doesn’t even come close to a life-threatening epidemic.
On the other hand, adults who get chicken pox have a complication rate of 20%, including pneumonia, bacterial infections, and brain inflammations. Each year, about 50 adults would die of chicken pox prior to the vaccine. Therefore, it was clearly preferable to deal with chicken pox during childhood.
While it’s true that we see less chicken pox than before, it still does happen. While the usual claim is that the vaccine is over 70% effective, the reality appears to be significantly less than that, perhaps as low as 40%. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state that they don’t really know how common chicken pox now is, but:
Chickenpox outbreaks continue to occur even in settings such as schools where most children are vaccinated with one dose.[2]
Clearly, the vaccine is not very effective. Of course, the response is typical. They’ve added another dose to the schedule.

A Developing Shingles Epidemic

But there’s an even darker side to this picture: shingles. Shingles is a far more serious condition. At a minimum, it causes a rash along the path that a nerve root serves, along with severe pain that lasts for around a month. Mercola reports that it can also lead to “bacterial skin infections, Hutchinson’s sign, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, motor neuropathy, meningitis, hearing loss, blindness, and bladder impairment”[1].
Now shingles is increasing. Worse, we’re seeing children get it. Though it’s still rare in them, the fact is that children virtually never suffered from shingles until the chicken pox vaccine was implemented.
But why would shingles be increasing, with even children succumbing, when there’s a chicken pox vaccine? It turns out, as documented by the statistical analysis of Gary S. Goldman[3], that exposure to children with chicken pox boosts one’s immunity to shingles.The mechanism isn’t known, but the protection is real.
The UK’s Public Health Laboratory Service has found that adults who live with children and are exposed to chicken pox as a result receive protection against shingles[4]. In other words, exposure to active cases of chicken pox results in a boost to the immune system’s ability to prevent shingles attacks.
Now that children are getting chicken pox less often, the adults in their lives are unlikely to come into contact with active chicken pox. The result is more and more shingles, with all the pain and adverse effects entailed.

Risks of Chicken Pox Vaccine

Chicken pox and shingles vaccines carry serious risks. As Dr. Mercola points out[1], between March 1995 and July 1998, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) reported 6.574 adverse events associated with chicken pox. That’s about 1 adverse event for every 1.481 vaccinations.
About 4% of those reports resulted in severe adverse effects, including ”shock, encephalitis (brain inflammation), and thrombocytopenia (a blood disorder)”[1]. 14 deaths were reported.
In all likelihood, at most only 10% of all adverse reactions to vaccines are reported to VAERS. That brings the total number of deaths from the vaccine to a more probable 140 in a little over four years, which approaches the number of child deaths attributed to chicken pox prior to vaccination.
When you also factor in the fact that many vaccinated children and adults still get chicken pox, it becomes apparent that the vaccine is providing little or no benefit. It may even be resulting in more deaths, not fewer.
But the truth is even murkier. Dr. Mercola brilliantly explains in “Chicken Pox: Why Do Children Die?”[5] that many of the deaths attributed to chicken pox may very well be the result of medical treatment, not the disease! He investigated three CDC reports of deaths purportedly the result of the disease. However, what he found was that the children received treatment when there were no serious problems. However, Mercola writes:
Following each regimen of antibiotics, analgesics, or steroidal medications their condition grew progressively worse.
The doctors responded to each new symptom with yet another drug, until the children died.[5]
Consider reading Chicken Pox: Why Do Children Die? It provides an excellent explanation of why allowing symptoms of disease to run their natural course is usually far more preferable to treating them with drugs.
So what’s the real number of children who died from chicken pox before modern medicine started stepping in to treat it? It appears that it was probably far lower than the official numbers provided by agencies like the CDC. The combination of chicken pox vaccinations with modern medicine needs to answer for an immense amount of harm.

Who Benefits?

Now, we’re finding that the chicken pox vaccine is causing a new epidemic of shingles. As ever, the standard response was to develop a new vaccine. And who developed it? Merck, of course! Merck is the sole manufacturer of chicken pox vaccine in the United States.
Now, Merck is profiteering from the shingles harm its chicken pox vaccination is causing! That vaccine is even being pushed in the UK, which doesn’t routinely vaccinate children against chicken pox.
That’s Big Pharma getting you coming and going. Worse, we now have governments moving to force everyone to be vaccinated.
Who benefits? Big Pharma, of course. But they aren’t the only ones. Doctors get paid to deliver these vaccinations, whether payment comes from government, insurance, or directly from people’s pockets. In the US, childhood vaccinations are rapidly becoming—if they aren’t already—the most profitable part of every pediatrician’s practice. Vaccines are, in fact, the primary reason for well-baby visits. Let’s not forget politicians, who receive massive Big Pharma and Big Medicine funding, and governmental agencies, whose employees now appear to live and die according to whether they support Big Pharma.
In terms of business, giving the chicken pox vaccine is an incredible money maker. First, Merck profits from the vaccine itself. Then they profit from all the sick children who suffer its adverse effects. And now they have a whole new market for their shingles vaccine, a market they created with the chicken pox vax.

Dr Boyd Haley: Dangers of Ethylmercury in Vaccines


Mercury — Thimersol & Neurodevelopment Outcomes

Affidavit Of Boyd E. Haley. Professor And Chair. Department Of Chemistry. University Of Kentucky
Thimerosal Containing Vaccines and Neurodevelopment Outcomes

http://vran.org/about-vaccines/vaccine-ingredients/mercury-thimersol-neurodevelopment-outcomes/

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Thimerosal or merthiolate is a derivative of thiolsalicylate where ethyl mercury is attached though the sulfur. It is defined as a preservative or anti microbial in medical use. This anti microbial action is dependent on thimerosal breaking down releasing ethyl mercury that can penetrate cell membranes and bind to intracellular enzymes, inhibiting them, and causing cell death. Further, in certain biological environments the ethyl mercury can further break down releasing mercury cation (Hg2+). Hg2+ is also very reactive with enzymes and proteins inhibiting their biological functions and causing cell injury or death. Both ethyl mercury and Hg2+ are very neuro toxic compounds. However, ethyl mercury is more rapidly partitioned into the hydrophobic (fatty) tissues of the central nervous system and is a more potent neuro toxin than Hg2+ based on this “partitioning factor”. It is this partitioning factor that makes organic mercurials such as dimethyl mercury so neuro toxically lethal (this is the compound that caused the death of a Dartmouth University chemistry professor after she was exposed to a drop or two on her gloved hand). The concern with organic mercurials, such as thimerosal, is that such compounds can be perceived as “pro toxicants” just as certain pharmaceuticals can be classified as “pro drugs”. This means that the original compound, e.g. thimerosal, is less reactive giving the compound time to partition into certain areas of the body before it breaks down releasing the ethyl mercury and then further releasing Hg2+. However, while attaching ethyl mercury to thiolsalicylate makes the ethyl mercury less reactive it most likely allows increased partitioning into the central nervous system before the ethyl mercury is released and thereby, increases the neuro toxicity per unit ethyl mercury involved. Considerable caution must be taken when stating what is the “toxic level” of mercury and any mercury containing compound. Humans are not rats in a pristine cage where their environment can be controlled to ensure that other toxicities and infections are not occurring. The level of mercury that would cause toxicity in a healthy individual is much higher than what would be needed to cause a toxic effect in an individual that is ill or under oxidative stress. This is because additional stresses lower the amount of protective compounds that bind mercury and render it less harmful. If an individual is low on these protective compounds, then less mercury or thimerosal would be needed to cause a clinical effect. Below I will present my interpretation of our research and that from other laboratories that focus on the potential toxicity of injected thimerosal in the vaccine mixture.

Biochemical Toxicity Studies

In my laboratory we have recently done an evaluation of the potential in vitro toxicity of vaccines containing thimerosal as a “preservative” versus those vaccines not containing thimerosal. In these preliminary studies, vaccines with thimerosal added consistently demonstrated in vitro toxicity that was markedly greater than the non thimerosal or low thimerosal containing vaccines. We also compared the toxicity of the vaccine solutions with solutions of pure thimerosal and with solutions of mercury chloride. Mercury is a known neurotoxin and its mechanism of neurotoxicity has been studied in our laboratory for the past 10 years. To determine the relative toxicity we used two different biological testing systems: (i) brain homogenates and (ii) a mixture of four purified mammalian enzymes. In human brain homogenates we had earlier observed that mercuric ion rapidly inhibited tubulin viability at low micromolar levels. mimicking the situation in Alzheimer’s diseased brain, but was less toxic to actin (see Figures 1 & 2). Both tubulin and actin are polymerizing proteins that are actively involved in neurite growth cone activity. In contrast to mercuric ion, vaccines containing thimerosal inhibited both tubulin and actin viability (see Figure 3). This would indicate that thimerosal has the potential to be much more damaging to neurite development than equivalent levels of mercuric ion. It is my hypothesis that thimerosal releases ethyl mercury which most certainly interferes with neurite growth and neuronal development in infants through rapid inhibition of several thiol sensitive enzymes/proteins including actin, tubulin and creatine kinase. This supports the concept that thimerosal in biological solutions injected into the human body could cause a number of systemic problems identified as disease states.

Cell Culture Work On Thimerosal

The toxicity results obtained in our biochemical toxicity studies were not at all unexpected since thimerosal and other compounds containing a similar thiol organic mercury group are widely known to be especially potent neurotoxic agents. Our biochemical toxicity results are very consistent with the reported toxicity of thimerosal containing vaccines versus nonthimerosal containing vaccines as observed in cell culture studies (Kravchenko et al., Evaluation of the Toxic Action of Prophylatic and Therapeutic Preparations on Cell (cultures 111. The Detection of Toxic Properties in Medical Biological Preparations by the [Degree of Cell Damage in the L132 Continuous Cell Line. Zh. Microbiological Epidemiol. Immunobiol. (3):87 92, 1983). The results of this research demonstrated the toxicity of thimerosal (merthiolate) by showing cell damage of the 1 :10,000 concentration found in vaccines after dilution of this mixture to I part per 128. The conclusion was that thimerosal use for medical and biological preparation (i.e. vaccines) manufacturing is inadmissible, especially in pediatrics. Other studies on cytotoxicity of thimerosal compared it to another mercury containing preservative (phenylmercuric acetate) and thimerosal was 5 times more toxic with only a two minute exposure to the cells. The LD50 for thimerosal was 2.2 micrograms/ml for a 24 hour exposure to human conjunctival cells and the comment was made that “the longer the contact time of these preservatives, the severer the damage to the ocular tissue”.
In collaboration with another professor in our department we have now included toxicity studies using human brain neurons in culture. Our initial studies have shown that thimerosal is quite toxic to these neurons in culture. Further, studies using vaccines with and without thimerosal present demonstrated that the presence of thimerosal greatly enhanced the toxicity. The neuron toxicity studies mirror the results we observed in the enzyme toxicity studies mentioned above with the thimerosal being more toxic than inorganic mercury. Further studies are underway at the present time.

Case Histories On The Toxicity Of Thimerosal And Other Ethyl Mercury Releasing Compounds

A recent review covers much of the case history literature on the little that is known about ethyl mercury toxicity (L. Magos Review on the Toxicity of Ethyl mercury Including it.s Presence as a Preservative in Biological and Pharmaceutical Products, J. Applied Toxicology 21. 1 5, 2001). The conclusions reached by the author of this review is that “ethyl mercury may present a risk when blood mercury concentrations approaches or exceeds 1.0 microgram per ml and severe intoxication occurs when blood mercury concentration approaches or exceeds 2 micrograms per ml.” In the context of the literature reviewed the conclusions by Dr. Magos seems reasonable. However, this conclusion was based primarily on ethyl mercury and methylmercury exposures from occupational exposures, dietary intake, externally applied tinctures along with vaccination data on adults. It should be noted that in considering deceased patients the one infant had a blood mercury (from an externally applied tincture) that was measured at 1.34 micrograms per ml, a young boy had a blood mercury of 5 micrograms per ml (from eating pork from a pig feed ethyl mercury) and adults had 15 micrograms per ml (from eating bread made with seed treated with a compound that generated ethyl mercury). Without the needed extensive data to make a conclusion, it appears as if the younger the patient the more deadly or toxic the ethyl mercury is at a lower concentration. This is further supported by the other (Kostial, K., et al. Influence of Age on Metal Metabolism and Toxicity, Environmental Health Perspectives, v25, 81 86, 1978) who state “results obtained in sucklings show a very high intestinal absorption of all metals which is partly attributed to milk diet; a higher whole body retention, higher blood levels and a much higher accumulation in the brain”. Certainly, no conclusion of sate levels of exposure to ethyl mercury on infants could be made from the data reviewed by Dr. Magos.
The exposures reviewed were from different delivery modalities and there is a considerable difference in the toxicity of many materials when oral intake is compared to injections via the vaccine route. Total mercury in the blood stream does not distinguish between bound mercury (e.g. that coupled with glutathione and being removed from the body) and unreacted mercury (that available to cause further damage). Ratios of bound and free ethyl mercury are likely to be different if ethyl mercury is eaten or inhaled versus injected, bypassing the protective systems available in the intestines. It was also pointed out in the review that the blood/urine ratios varied from 3.4 to 18 indicating that urine mercury levels are inferior for monitoring ethyl mercury exposures. However, since ethyl mercury should partition between blood and urine at a consistent ratio this data could also be interpreted to indicate that the mercury in some of these patients is coming from more than just ethyl mercury (e.g. dental amalgams that are the major source of human mercury body burden). In a report on mercury levels in squirrel monkeys treated intranasally with thimerosal (Blair, A., Clark, B., Clarke, A and Wood, P., Tissue Concentrations of f Mercury After Chronic Dosing of Squirrel Monkeys with Thimerosal Toxicology, v3, 171176, 1975) it was shown that exposure to 0.002% thimerosal daily for 6 months, with a total of 2,280 ,ug given, lead to a 174/29 or about 6.0 ratio of mercury in the brain/blood ratio indicating that thimerosal leads to a more rapid build up of brain versus blood mercury. However, it was pointed out that the highest brain total (250ng/g) was still below the 3 9 ug/g where neurological symptoms appear, but this later value would depend on the oxidative stress of the patient and could be much lower.
The review states that “ethyl mercury in medicinal preparations declines with time” and gave examples of 38%, 64% and 85% decreases in ethyl mercury in plasma and immunoglobin G samples. This mercury did not disappear and the loss of ethyl mercury has to be due to ethyl mercury reacting covalently with the protein thiols in the medicinal preparations. In aged medicinal preparations, increased ethyl mercury reaction with protein thiols in the preparations would likely change the neurotoxity effects of the resulting mercury complexes compared to pure ethyl mercury How this pre reacted ethyl mercury would contribute to blood levels of mercury appears unknown, but it is likely to be quite different from pure ethyl mercury However, what is known is that ethyl mercury retains its severe toxicity after prolonged exposure in living animals. This is supported by a case mentioned in the Magos review where ethyl mercury obtained by “consumption of meat from a pig fed with ethyl mercury” caused severe damage to adults and killed two young boys. It seems as if ethyl mercury can retain its severe toxicity after a period of incubation time in a living pig, butchering and storage of meat, followed by cooking. Then the concept that the faster decomposition of ethyl mercury, relative to methylmercury, decreases its toxicity compared to methylmercury seems to be such a small difference as to be insignificant. What is solidly observed is that ethyl mercury (and other organic mercurials) can withstand considerable exposure to a living system, storage in a biological environment, exposure to high heat in the presence of muscle tissue, and still produce a lethal toxicity when taken orally.
In a 1972 a (National Geographic Quicksilver and Slow Death, vl 42, #4, 507527, 1972) a similar report was presented where the pig was fed seed coated with Panogen, a methylmercury pesticide. The family ate the pig as above and the four children suffered severe neurological damage. But, in contrast to the ethyl mercury poisoning above, they all lived. One of the children was in utero during the consumption of the pork, suffered the most and was born blind and mentally retarded. Again, this supports the concept that the younger the human the more detrimental the toxic effect the organic mercury compounds will have.
It appears certain that much of the blood level mercury in these patients presented in the Magos review could be from sources other than pure ethyl mercury In my opinion, I do not believe that a safe level of ethyl mercury can be arrived at by only comparing blood levels of mercury if we do not know the chemical nature of all of the contributing mercury sources, the initial source of the mercury or if the presence of other compounds were involved (e.g. antibiotics that bind heavy metals such as tetracycline and enhance thimerosal toxicity:see below in Synergistic Toxicity).
It is of major concern that ethyl mercury from thimerosal in vaccines is a special situation. It is injected with millimolar levels of aluminum and it is probable that thimerosal, a negatively charged molecule, has formed a salt compound with the positively charged aluminum cation that would change its partitioning, breakdown rate, and may have a synergistic effect on the toxicity of any mercuric ion produced from the ethyl mercury Aluminum is a known neurotoxin and to be causally involved in macrophagic myofasciitis. The enhanced toxicity of ethyl mercury in the presence of other toxic agents is to be expected. Few of the clinical cases included in the Magos review were from vaccine but the one that was discussed problems which occurred in a 44 year old adult with a blood mercury of 0.104 ,ug per ml, so low that Dr. Magos called the diagnosis “unconvincing”. Perhaps co administration of thimerosal with aluminum in the Hepatitis B vaccine represents the “other aetiological factors than ethyl mercury” that might have been responsible for his mercury like induced symptoms at such low concentrations. The authors of the report on this patient state “this patient had evidence of previous environmental exposure to mercury” and this data can imply that thimerosal is more toxic in patients previously exposed to materials that sensitize them.

Dr. Magos Report To The Iom, Summer 2001

Dr. Magos makes several statements that reasonable individuals with scientific experience could disagree about. First, “The consequence of faster decomposition is that, compared with methylmercury. The neurotoxic potential of ethyl mercury declines faster.?’ This requires the assumption that ethyl mercury breaks down to Hg2+ as a toxic factor. What if the breakdown product was a conjugate of cysteine known to enhance the toxicity of mercuric ion? What if the breakdown was caused by reactive oxygen species generated in response to an infection? It is known that ethyl mercury breaks down 10 times faster in the presence of reactive oxygen species (Suda, 1, and Takahashi, [l., Degradation of methyl and ethyl mercury into inorganic mercury by other reactive oxygen species besides hydroxyl radical. Arch. Toxicol. 66, 34 39, 1992) making the production of toxic Hg2+ occur more rapidly at sites of high level of reactive oxygen, and in the body this would be at sites of infection or inflammation or within mitochondria, the important energy producing organelle. In my opinion, the enhanced chemical ability to breakdown ethyl mercury versus methyl mercury at sites of reactive oxygen production (usually sites of oxidative stress) makes ethyl mercury a much more dangerous compound than methylmercury as it attacks chemically at a site of infectious damage.
In section 2.b.a Dr. Magos quotes his research as showing that methylmercury treated rats had 1.55 (males) and 2.4 (females) the mercury in their brains as did ethyl mercury treated rats. In addition, the ethyl mercury treated rats had 3.4 fold more inorganic mercury in their brains. He states that this “excludes the possibility that the cleavage itself or the formed inorganic mercury is responsible for the brain damage. If this were the case, the brain ethyl mercury treated rats would be more affected than the brain of methylmercury treated rats (which didn’t occur by his analysis).” The problem with this conclusion is that Dr. Magos expects the damage caused by methylmercury to be the same as that caused by a combination of ethyl mercury and 3.4 fold extra Hg2+. This is not likely as methyl and ethyl mercury would partition into the hydrophobic areas of the brain whereas Hg2+ would most likely react in the hydrophilic aspect of the brain. The inhibition of specific brain enzymes by thimerosal (ethyl mercury) compared to Hg2+ are markedly different.

Synergistic Toxicity With Thimerosal

Since about 1989 my laboratory has been actively involved in research regarding the toxic effects of elemental mercury and the relationship of this toxicity to neurological diseases, primarily Alzheimer’s disease. One fact that has become extremely obvious to me during this past 11 years is that it is impossible to determine the exact toxic level of mercury or mercury containing compounds that is safe for all humans. There are several reasons why mercury should not be considered safe for humans at the measurable levels currently reported as ‘ safe” by current government monitoring agencies. One of these is the obvious effects of other metals on increasing the toxicity of identical levels of mercury. An example is that of zinc ion, an essential metal for normal cell function. Yet, in the presence of mercuric ion, the addition of zinc enhances the toxicity level significantly (see Figure 4). Cadmium and lead are even more potent at enhancing the toxicity of mercuric ion. This concept of synergistic toxicity of mercury with other metals is supported by prior research that demonstrated that a mixture of mercury and lead at LD I levels of each metal produced a mixture with an LD 100 effect, at least 50 times the additive effect minimally expected (Schubert, J., Riley, E.J. and Tyler, S.A., Combined Effects in Toxicology-A Rapid Systematic Testing Procedure: Cadmium, Mercury and Lead. J. of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 4: 763 776, 19 8).
The synergistic effects of different compounds with thimerosal are not all known but some do exist. For example, the commonly used antibiotic, tetracycline, is known to enhance thimerosal toxicity. Crook and Freeman, Reactions Ind’~ced by the Concurrent Use of Thimerosal and Tetracycline, American J. of Optometry & Physiological Optics v60,#9, pp759761 1983, reported that the use of tetracycline in humans induced and increased the irritation and inflammation of the ocular tissues caused by thimerosal. These results were confirmed in studies using rabbits. Therefore, it is obvious that concurrent treatment of infants with other drugs and/or antibiotics has the possibility to enhance the toxic effects of thimerosal exposures. Further, it was postulated that the synergistic effects of tetracycline was due to the metal binding properties of this antibiotic that may have delivered the toxic metal more effectively to the site(s) inducing enhanced toxicity. This data clearly demonstrates that there is no know level of safety for the use of thimerosal, especially in infants being treated with other medicinals that would enhance the toxicity of the ethyl mercury released such as occurred with tetracycline (a commonly used antibiotic).
Since each human would likely have a level of toxicity from other mercury and non mercury containing sources it would be impossible to determine the exact level of mercury that would induce observable toxicity in each human. Many environmental toxicants could work synergistically with ethyl mercury rendering the ethyl mercury much more toxic than it would be in the absence of these other toxicants (e.g., elemental mercury from dental amalgams, cadmium from smoking, lead from paint and drinking water, aluminum, etc.). Humans are not rats in a pristine cage, eating rat chow carefully prepared to eliminate any toxicants. Humans smoke, drink alcohol, have numerous mercury emitting amalgam fillings, eat questionable food, and drink water known to contain other toxicants. Finally, it is impossible to state the toxic effect of any injection of thimerosal unless one knows the toxic exposure of the individual to other heavy metals or other environmental toxicants.

The Effects Of Age And Health On Thimerosal Toxicity

The detrimental effect of any specific level of mercury or mercury containing compound would have on any one individual’s metabolic system would be directly proportional to both the level of’ protective big compounds” (e.g., glutathione, metallothioine) that exist within that person on the time of exposure and, the ability to physiologically clear such toxicants from the body. The level of the protective compounds would certainly be directly dependent on two factors, age and health. Infants, with their immature physiology and metabolism would not be expected to handle mercury as efficiently as mature adults. The elderly have been shown to have decreased “protective” glutathione levels compared to middle aged and young adults. Melatonin, a hormone, is known to be decreased in the aged and melatonin is known to increase the neuron and cellular concentration of glutathione. Glutathione is the natural compound that binds mercuric ion and aids in its removal from the body. This explains partly why the aged are also more susceptible to oxidative toxicants such as mercury.
The elderly also have weakened immune systems and are more susceptible to microbial infections are known to lower their chemical energy levels and, further, to reduce their ability to synthesize the proteins that protect them from heavy metals. Infants have their own weaknesses regarding toxic exposures. Infants do not make much bile in their early months of life and are less able to remove mercury through bilary transport the major route for mercury removal. They also do not have a fully developed renal system that would remove other heavy metals (e.g. aluminum! as effectively as adults. The age factor must always be considered for response to heavy metal exposure as well as spurious microbial infections.

The Effects Of Genetic Susceptibility On Mercury Toxicity

Genetically susceptibility is of critical importance. For example, other researchers have shown that genetic carriers of the brain protein APO E2 are protected against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) whereas genetic carriers of the APO E4 genotype are at enhanced risk factor for developing AD. APO E proteins are synthesized in the brain with the assigned physiological task of carrying waste material from the brain to the cerebrospinal fluid, across the blood brain barrier into the plasma where the material is cleared by the liver. The biochemical difference between APO E2 and APO E4 is that APO E2 has two additional thiol groups, capable of binding and removing mercury (and ethyl mercury) that APO E4 does not have. The second highest concentration of APO E proteins is in the cerebrospinal fluid. Therefore, it is my opinion that the protective effects of APO E2 is due to its ability to protect the brain from exposure to oxidants like mercury and ethyl mercury by binding these toxicants in the cerebrospinal fluid and keeping them from entering the brain. I strongly object to labeling those “genetically susceptible” as “having a genetic disease” because they are the first injured on exposure to modern toxicants. Humans did not evolve breathing mercury vapor or having organic mercury compounds injected in them as infants.

Similarity To Acrodynia

The argument that the thimerosal containing vaccines could not deliver the amount of mercury to cause a systemic illness is somewhat refuted by the history of the disease classified as acrodynia. Perhaps autism will end up like acrodynia, where the removal of the causative material (i.e. the mercury containing teething powders) lead to cessation of the disease and the identification of the cause. Due to the perceived low levels of mercury in the teething powders and the wide spread use of mercury in medicine at that time it was 10 years after the removal of the mercury containing teething powders before medicine acknowledged that mercury exposure was the causal factor. It is significant to notice that many of the symptoms of acrodynia are similar to the clinical symptoms of children identified today as autistic, with attention deficit disorder, etc. that have no family history of such diseases or illness classifications.

Summary

It is the inability to see the effects of chronic, low level toxicities on human health that has been, and remains, our greatest failing as intelligent beings. For example, within the past year two publications in refereed scientific journals have emerged from major foreign research universities demonstrating that mercury can induce the formation of three major pathological diagnostic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. The production of these diagnostic hallmarks occurred at non lethal concentrations near or below the levels of mercury reportedly found in most human brains. First, mercury has been shown to induce an increase in amyloid protein secretion (the component of amyloid plaques) and to increase the phosphorylation of a protein called Tau {see Oliveri et al., J. of Neurochemistry, V 74, p231, 2000}, and to produce neurofibillary tangles {Leon” et al., NeuroReports V12(4), 733, 2001 }. All of this was done with neurons in culture and represent observations found and considered diagnostic of Alzheimer’s disease. Further, in a very recent article by Dr. Ashley Bush in the journal Neuron it is implied that Alzheimer’s disease may be caused by heavy metal buildup. This article focused on removal of zinc and copper by chelation decreasing amyloid plaque formation in rats mercury was not studied. However, these metals, along with silver, are the components of dental amalgams. This work is in agreement with data published earlier from my laboratory in refereed articles and summarized in one single article {Pendergrass and Haley, Metal Ions in Biological Systems V34, Chspter 16, Mercury and Its Effects on Environment and Biology, Siegel and Sigel EDS., Marcel Dekker, Inc. I 996}. This data basically demonstrated that addition of very low amounts of mercury to normal human brain homogenates inhibited critical thiol sensitive enzymes (creatine kinase, glutamine synthetase and tubulin) that are also dramatically inhibited in Alzheimer’s diseased brain. Research in our laboratory clearly demonstrates that thimerosal rapidly inhibits these enzymes as well as several other metabolically important enzymes.
Further, data presented in Aschner et al. in Methylmercury Alters Glutamate Transport in Astrocvtes Neurochemistry International, v37, #2 3, pp 199 206, 2000 indicate that organic mercury compounds dysregulate excitatory amino acid homeostasis and may cause glutamate mediated excitotoxic mechanisms to be involved on exposures that cause neuron death or injury. Glutamate toxicity is one hypothesis proposed to explain the slow deterioration of AD as it was reported that the enzyme, glutamine synthetase, that removes toxic glutamate was elevated in AD cerebral spinal fluid (D. Gunnersen and B. Haley, PNAS, USA, v89, 11949, 1992) and inhibited in AD brain (Butterfield et al., J. Neurochemistry, v68, 2451, 1997). Glutamine synthetase is rapidly inhibited by the divalent mercuric ion as it has two divalent metal ion (manganese) binding sites required for activity. It is obvious that ethyl mercury from thimerosal would have the same effect on glutamine synthetase as mercury and methyl mercury and impair nervous system glutamate metabolism. Consistent with this concept is the reported ability of astrocytes (the brain cells that contain glutamine synthetase that converts toxic glutamate to non toxic glutamine) to preferentially concentrate brain organic mercury (Ashner, Astrocytes as Modulators of Mercury lnduced Neurotoxicity Neurotoxicology vl 7, #3 4, pp663 669 1996). The straight forward conclusion is that any exposure to mercury or mercury containing compounds (e.g. thimerosal) would exacerbate any medical condition affected by the inability to metabolize glutamate.
The chemical rationale for the neurotoxicity of thimerosal is that this compound would release ethyl mercury as one of its breakdown products. Ethyl mercury is a well known neurotoxin. Further, combining thimerosal with the millimolar levels of aluminum cation plus significant levels of formaldehyde, also found in these vaccines, would make the vaccine mixture of even greater risk as a neurotoxic solution. The synergistic effects of mercury toxicity with other heavy metal toxicities (Pb, Cd, Zn) has been established in the literature for many years. Further, using this vaccine mixture on infants who are ill and do not have fully developed bilary (liver) and renal (kidney) systems could greatly increase the toxic effects compared to that observed in healthy adults.
The toxic effects of exposure to thimerosal to adults and infants and always been reported to have dire consequences, including death. Similar exposures, even at lower level, in infants should have more severe consequences compared to those observed in adults made toxic by exposure to similar ethyl mercury containing compounds. Mercury is primarily removed through the bilary system and aluminum is removed by the renal system. Inability to rid the body of these toxicants would greatly increase the damage they are capable of doing.
While one can understand the necessity of using an anti microbial “preservative” in vaccines to prevent contamination it represents poor judgment to use a “preservative” that breaks down into a well known neurotoxin when safer “preservatives” were available. Further, it has come to my attention through several parents that a significant number of physicians encourage mothers to have their infants receive multiple vaccinations during one visit. In one report a 13 pound baby was given 4 vaccinations. This would result in the equivalent of a 130 pound adult receiving 40 vaccinations in one day. This is quite unreasonable in my opinion, but appears to happen with a great deal of regularity in practice. Physicians do this as they are not warned of the possible consequences and are regularly informed by vaccine providers that the vaccines are totally safe. No steps were taken to recommend against this procedure.
It is very difficult to prove that mercury or organic mercury compounds cause any specific disease that is identified by its related symptoms. This is due to the fact that mercury toxicity from various types of mercury containing materials may be considerably different and the genetic susceptibility and age of the victim would alter the response. This difficulty is further compounded due to the high numbers of confounding factors presented in the current human environment. However, since infants get autism and related disorders, and many of our aged are afflicted with AD, we know that they have crossed the thin red line into the neurologically diseased state. There can be no doubt that the purposeful use of mercury in medicine and dentistry, especially if it was prolonged and excessive, would significantly contribute to the onset of their disease. In my opinion, this is especially true in the case of the injection of thimerosal via vaccines in day old infants and toddlers.
FIGURE 1: COMPARISON OF THE VIABILITY OF BRAIN TUBULIN IN CONTROL (NON DEMENTED) VERSUS AI ZI IEIMER’S DISEASED BRAIN.
FIGURE 2: A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTS OF MERCURIC ION ADDITION ON CONTROL (NON DEMENTED) AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASED BRAIN.
FIGURE 3: A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTS OF THIMEROSAL ADDITION ON CONTROL (NON DEMENTED) AND Al ZHEIMER’S DISEASED BRAIN.
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