Saturday, February 12, 2022

A sample of vaccine and injectable medication tragedies in the US during my lifetime (Reposting). This is what happens when you combine the desire for speed with politicized regulators

All have been due to failures of testing or failures in manufacturing processes.  Most of these tragedies occurred even before vaccine manufacturers were given virtually complete protection from liability in 1987. With the duration of patent exclusivity determining how much new products earn, products are rushed to market as quickly as possible, most using a shortened path for FDA review.  Recalls and market removals of approved products are much more common than they used to be.  We can only expect more of these disasters in the future, especially if the products are mandated for everyone.

This is what happens when you demand speedy production in an era of politicized regulation.

1.  1955: (Improperly inactivated) live polio vaccine caused polio in 40,000 children

The Cutter (now part of Bayer) Incident of 1955:  This early US Salk polio vaccine contained live polio virus, which had not been inactivated. It caused 40,000 cases of polio; 200 of these recipients became paralyzed; and ten died. Other companies also had problems with viral inactivation. The NIH director lost his job in the aftermath, since NIH scientist Bernice Eddy had earlier warned this lot of vaccine paralyzed monkeys, but her findings were suppressed in the rush to vaccinate.

2.  1950s-1960s: SV-40 (Simian Virus 40, a potentially cancer-causing virus) contaminated polio vaccines given to millions of Americans.

SV-40 can cause cancer in animals and has been found in human cancers, though its relationship to human cancers remains uncertain.

3.  1970s-1985:  Factor 8 Concentrate. a pooled blood product used to prevent bleeding in hemophiliacs, was contaminated with HIV and Hepatitis C, but was sold worldwide even after manufacturers became aware of the contamination. 

Its manufacturers knew it was contaminated with HIV (and Hepatitis C), which spread through the injectable blood products used by hemophiliacs. About 8,000 US hemophiliacs at the time developed HIV infections this way, and an estimated 150,000 developed Hepatitis C, which frequently results in chronic liver disease, cirrhosis or death. The practice of distributing contaminated blood was widespread internationally, with many companies involved, and continued even after the problem was identified. It led to suits against pharmaceutical companies in a number of countries.  It led to thousands of deaths. Doctors went to jail.

Cutter/ Bayer knowingly sold HIV-contaminated products in the US and overseas, seemingly having learned nothing from its polio-contaminated vaccine disaster 25 years earlier.

4.  1976-1977:  Swine flu vaccine given to 45 million Americans for a non-existent disease, causing hundreds of cases of paralysis

A new flu virus was discovered in a soldier who died at Fort Dix, NJ. Concern that the virus might cause a 1918-like influenza pandemic led to a huge federally-instigated program to develop a vaccine and vaccinate every American against the virus. But the epidemic never occurred. And the affected soldier, despite having an acute infection, had been on a rigorous march before he died.  No one knew if the flu had killed him. US vaccine manufacturers agreed to produce vaccine on a short timeline, but only if they received a waiver of liability for possible vaccine injuries.  The decision to use the vaccine was strongly influenced by political considerations, according to a National Academy of Sciences investigation of the program, commissioned by HEW Secretary Joe Califano.  The report gives a bird’s eye view of how personal and political agendas came together to supercede considerations of the public health.

45 million  Americans received the new vaccine, of whom 400 people developed autoimmune paralysis (Guillain-Barre syndrome) at a rate 6-8 times expected during the six weeks post-inoculation, and about 30 died. (unfortunately now behind a paywall)

5.  1999:  Rhesus rotavirus vaccine (Rotashield) caused intestinal damage.

This oral Rotashield vaccine was designed to prevent a mild form of gastroenteritis.  However, it caused 1-2 cases per 10,000 recipients of intussusception of the bowel, and many affected babies required surgery to repair “telescoping” of the gut.  Several died.  Months after being licensed, the vaccine was taken off the market.

6.   1998-2001:  Lymerix vaccine likely caused autoimmune symptoms, taken off market

7.  2009-10 Pandemrix swine flu vaccine caused over 1300 cases of narcolepsy in Europe.

Children aged 5-19 were about 15 times more likely to develop narcolepsy if they received the GSK Pandemrix brand of swine flu vaccine, which was not sold in the US.  Other age groups were also at an increased risk of narcolepsy, but to a lesser degree. Narcolepsy is caused by autoimmune destruction of cells in the brain's Locus Ceruleus, and is newly recognized as a vaccine adverse reaction. The narcolepsy cases were severe, often preventing children from attending school.

** The adverse effect profile of drugs and vaccines is generally not well known until millions of people have received the drug or vaccine.   New federal legislation (21st Century Cures Act of 2016 etc.) that speeds up licensing of vaccines, and removes liability from the manufacturers for all vaccines placed on the childhood schedule, all vaccines recommended by CDC for pregnant women, and new, potentially unlicensed products used during declared emergency situations -- increases the potential risk of vaccines.


Anonymous said...

The use of remdesivir for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe COVID19 had no significant impact on clinically important outcomes.

WHO rejects remdesivir

Remdesivir is a controversial drug that the US Department of Veterans Affairs found did not improve mortality and extended length of hospital stay in a recent large study

The NIH Guidelines committee 16 members conflicts of interest with Gilead of Remdesivir. This is the most likely explanation why this committee supported the use of Remdesivir but failed to support its competitors ivermectin & hydroxychloroquine.

Feb 5, 2021
“I tested positive for Covid 19, stayed home for 10 days & was feeling much better, but then had problems breathing. Being a lung transplant recipient I called my transplant team. They told me to get to the hospital right away, which I did. I needed some supplemental oxygen but otherwise felt fine. I was given remdesivir along with dexamethasone and oxygen & stayed in the hospital for 9 days. I went home needing only 2 litres of Oxygen. I continued to get better but was tired. Now 2 months later my kidneys are in trouble, my glucose is all over the map, my Blood pressure isn’t stable, going so low I faint to 169/102, my heart rate is extremely high then low, I shake most times, I’m cold and then overheating. My conclusion is I wish I hadn’t taken remdesivir but instead insisted on trying Hydroxychloroquine.”

Feb 7, 2021
“My dad died after being given this remdesivir which is not known how it interacts with other drugs. My dad had diabetes and myeloma dysplasia & yet was blindly given this drug as doctors were following protocols instead of treating individual patients.”

Feb 20, 2021
“I constantly had to urinate. It was horrible. I had 5 days treatment with remdesivir. I left the hospital feeling incredibly weak and exhausted. I came home & found a doctor to prescribe hydroxychloroquine, zpack and ivermectin. Now I am much better, almost back to normal and I haven’t finished the hydroxychloroquine.”

April 20, 2021
“Since taking remdesivir and dexamethasone for COVID I have a headache daily. Also I have got swollen vascular veins in my neck and head, and I am tired all the time. I also have a lingering cough.”

April 22, 2021
“My brother in law expired last week. Age 44. Administered 6 remedisvir and one actemra. Hrct scan was 10/25 at time of Admission. Faced shivering, yellow eyes and lips. Please monitor side effects and save loved ones. Take care”

I was hospitalized with Pneumonia and Covid in August. The hospital would not treat me without taking Remdesivir. I had to have my insulin levels and liver enzymes tested every 2-3 hours. I was full of puncture holes. After this treatment I know have non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver, an enlarged spleen, and a slightly enlarged heart. My entire world has been tossed upside down. I would not recommend this treatment for anyone.

Sept 15, 2021
“Useless, wife hospitalized given remdisivir and got worse. The drs refused any alternative. I gave her N acetyl cysteine 1200mg and in one week she pulled thru.”

Jan 30, 2022
“I am vaccinated and got Covid and was hospitalized because of low oxygen. They only gave me one Remdesivir treatment of it. They put me on steroids for 10 days and breathing treatments every 4 hours plus inhalers. My oxygen has been ok but none of that has helped. I am still coughing, headaches, and short of breath. I see my asthma dr tomorrow and hope he does something different.”

Pogo said...

Could not let this post go by without adding that the first recorded outbreaks of ME/CFS were in institutions and several hospitals, both in the USA and UK. As these were confined to afflicting just the staff, not the students and patients, it has been suggested that it was possibly due to early vaccination trials. Today, many sufferers ME/CFS think that it was their first influenza shot that brought their condition on. They are angry that this suggestion is laughed off by their doctors rather than followed up. Even the ME charities are shy about discussing this for fear of loosing their corporate funding. ME/CFS is another immune system dysfunction, and its the immune system that the added adjuvants (in the shots) are there to excite and very possibly over excite sometimes. So much for post license monitoring.

Jarrod said...

And then we come to the Covid injections, which dwarf all previous examples...a human tragedy of unprecedented proportions we are only beginning to fully grasp.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone wondering about the "pre-disposition" (previous health issues) of the vaccinated and if there is any connection to re-occurrence of those issues afterwards?
Mention was made of protocol vs the individual's status.