Am I my brother's keeper?
Perhaps not, but I can't help but worry about the people who are going to get the swine flu vaccine, thinking it will protect them from an arguably harmless virus.
Koreans, particularly, seem overly trustful of vaccines.
Before being injected with the mystery vaccine, a few stories need to be brought to light.
First, we have to look at the track record of the swine flu vaccine maker Baxter BioPharma Solutions.
Last year Baxter tested its H5N1 bird flu vaccine on 350 Polish homeless people. The lucky folks at the homeless shelter were paid roughly $3 for their participation which left 21 of them dead. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/poland/2235676/Homeless-people-die-after-bird-flu-vaccine-trial-in-Poland.html
A few months later Baxter sent out 158 pounds of vaccine to Europe for human injection. Luckily a Czeck research team tested the vaccine on some ferrets, all of which died. The World Health Organization was then notified and a catastrophe was avoided. Baxter, in turn, said it was a "mistake" that the vaccine they sent out was infected with a live bird flu virus (H5N1).
A mistake eh? Many don't seem to think so.
Jane Burgermeister is an experience and respected journalist. She has filed allegations of bioterrorism and attempts to commit mass murder against the World Health Organization(WHO), the United Nations (UN), and others with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) . Her website is here. http://www.theflucase.com/
Unfortunately these are just a few out of many vaccine horror stories.
And looks like we are in the midst one of at least 2 swine flu scams.
In 1976 a similar case of swine flu hysteria was induced in the United States via main stream media outlets. 40 million people got vaccinated and 4000 of them either died or became paralyzed. Here is part 1 of the 1979 60 Minutes report on the so-called pandemic which turned out to be a fraud. Watching this 60 Minutes special will forever change the way you think about vaccines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEJyUgt7lY8
I've talked to some of my Korean co-workers and their eyes seem to gloss over when I suggest that taking the swine flu vaccine might not be such a good idea. Lots of them are planning to get it as soon as it comes out because they are worried there won't be enough to go around.
Personally I'd take my chances with the flu.
Incidentally, Korea is recieving a large portion of its swine flu vaccine stockpile from Sinovac, the largest vaccine producer in China. South Korea will also produce its own vaccine domestically through Green Cross.