Introduction: A Research Analyst insider reports findings that the Universal Varicella Vaccination Program alters the epidemiology of herpes zoster (shingles); and details ways in which the CDC, in collusion with the Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LADHS)—the Acute Communicable Disease Control unit—apparently manipulated data to conceal unwanted outcomes that supported an immunologically-mediated link between varicella and herpes zoster(HZ) epidemiology.
Dr. Gary Goldman: The reason why we are getting SHINGLES
The only reason that “children who get the chickenpox vaccine APPEAR to have a much lower risk of shingles” is that the live vaccine has provided these children with a recent boost to their immunity. However, the vaccine-strain of varicella zoster virus (VZV)–also known as the Oka strain–is genetically different from the wild-type U.S. strain. When a vaccinated child is exposed to an adult with shingles or a child with wild-type varicella, if the strains are sufficiently heterologous, the vaccinated child will break out in chickenpox. It is also possible for the weakened vaccine-strain to revert to a more virulent strain that manifests wild-type pathology. This means when children are exposed to the wild-type strain, even though they may not have a breakthrough infection with chickenpox, they now harbor two heterologous (genetically different) strains of VZV–both of which are at a later time subject to reactivation as shingles. Thus, as they age, they will be even more likely to reactivate with shingles (unless periodically administered booster vaccine doses for life in order to maintain the immunity)–especially if they do not receive exogenous (outside) boosts to their cell-mediated immunity which, in the pre-vaccine era, came from expostures to other children infected with wild-type varicella which provided the adult with a subclinical boost that helped to suppress or postpone reactivattion of shingles.
I would also like to clear up the point that shingles has always been increasing–even prior to the licensing of the varicella vaccine. This statement is true; however, the increases were on the order of 2 to 4% per year (which were likely due to an aging population, or greater access to healthcare). Once a community had widespread distribution of varicella vaccine, increases in herpes zoster were on the order of 20% per year. For example, this source [Yih WK, Brooks DR, Lett SM, et al. The incidence of varicella and herpes zoster in Massachusetts as measured by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) during a period of increasing varicella vaccine coverage, 1998-2003. BMC Public Health 2005; 5:68.
32. Schmid DS, Jumaan AO. Impact of varicella vaccine on varicella-zoster virus dynamics. Clin Microbiol Rev 2010; 23(1):202–217] found a 90% increase in shingles over 5 years (1999-2003).
Tucker is touching on every male crisis that is would be covered by two major causal issues: Vaccines…where
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The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit charging that a Wisconsin nursing home’s insistence that all employees get annual flu vaccinations amounted to religious discrimination and a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CNBC reports.
Due to dwindling capacity for existing aborted fetal cell lines to self-replicate, scientists in China have developed a new aborted fetal cell line, WALVAX 2 that will be used for viral vaccine production. The existing cell lines, MRC-5 and WI-38 are currently used in MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis-A, Shingles, some rabies and some polio vaccines.
WALVAX 2 is taken from the lung tissue of a 3 month gestation female who was ultimately selected from among 9 aborted babies. The scientists noted how they followed specific guidelines to mimic WI-38 and MRC-5 in selecting the aborted babies, ranging from 2-4 months gestation. They further noted how they induced labor using a “water bag” abortion to shorten the delivery time and prevent the death of the fetus to ensure live intact organs which were immediately sent to the labs for cell preparation.
Working with Bill Gates’ GAVI, The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) has been working with Chinese suppliers to support their applications for WHO pre-qualification for several vaccine candidates for the last two years, says Joshua Chu, CHAI’s Director, Vaccines Markets.
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Super-regional Headlines Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken out against a general vaccination obligation. “As a self-sufficient, self-sufficient citizen, which we are natural in Germany, everyone should weigh this decision,” Merkel said in her Saturday video podcast. Moreover, the Chancellor said that the hurdles for the state to make such a commitment were quite high – “for good reasons”.The self-determination of every citizen is also “very strong”. She personally believes, however, that “vaccination is a risk over-the-disease of difficult diseases, which is very, very much better than risking what might be intolerance, but which is now very, very small.”
Some caution? That is both good and bad. It’s good because we can use that to our advantage, like with C60, but bad in that yes, with a little water, C60 becomes nC60, and can kill us. Hence the study.