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Old 06-08-2013, 08:38 PM
Franc Tireur Franc Tireur is offline
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FDA approves first GMO flu vaccine containing reprogrammed insect virus

I didn't see that one...

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A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells. According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as baculovirus that is purported to help facilitate the more rapid production of vaccines.

According to Flublok's package insert, the vaccine is trivalent, which means it contains GM proteins from three different flu strains. The vaccine's manufacturer, Protein Sciences Corporation (PSC), explains that Flublok is produced by extracting cells from the fall armyworm, a type of caterpillar, and genetically altering them to produce large amounts of hemagglutinin, a flu virus protein that enables the flu virus itself to enter the body quickly.

So rather than have to produce vaccines the "traditional" way using egg cultures, vaccine manufacturers will now have the ability to rapidly produce large batches of flu virus protein using GMOs, which is sure to increase profits for the vaccine industry. But it is also sure to lead to all sorts of serious side effects, including the deadly nerve disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GSB), which is listed on the shot as a potential side effect.

"If Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) has occurred within six weeks of receipt of a prior influenza vaccine, the decision to give Flublock should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks," explains a section of the vaccine's literature entitled "Warnings and Precautions." Other potential side effects include allergic reactions, respiratory infections, headaches, fatigue, altered immunocompetence, rhinorrhea, and myalgia.

According to clinical data provided by PSC in Flublok's package insert, two study participants actually died during trials of the vaccine. But the company still insists Flublok is safe and effective, and that it is about 45 percent effective against all strains of influenza in circulation, rather than just one or two strains.
http://www.naturalnews.com/039013_fl...irus_GMOs.html

Oh great, reprogrammed insect virus and dog kidney cells are going to fix you.

 
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:35 AM
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Sounds like something from a "B" horror movie.....

I'll take my chances with the flu...like I do every year...
(I take a ton of vitamins)....)))
 
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Sounds like something from a "B" horror movie.....

I'll take my chances with the flu...like I do every year...
(I take a ton of vitamins)....)))
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Natural is the way to go, methinks.
 
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:23 PM
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Honestly, I've never taken the flu vaccine, and I never will. I'd rather take the chance of getting the flu, then allowing the gov't to put something I don't want in my body.
 
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