April 2010


FDA is updating clinicians on information that recently has become available about Rotarix, a vaccine used to prevent rotavirus disease. FDA has learned that components of an extraneous virus, PCV1, are present in Rotarix. There is no evidence at this time that this finding poses a safety risk. While the agency is learning more about the situation, FDA is recommending that clinicians and public health professionals in the United States temporarily suspend the use of Rotarix. FDA will keep the public and the clinical community updated as more information becomes available.

To rephrase this they ‘unexpectedly’ (research was by an independent research team not linked to a vaccine company) found a pork virus in a vaccine we give to young infants. hmm

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My children were never vaccinated. I believe this is another medical issue that parents need to have a choice on. My children were rarely sick; often they were the only children not to get the communicable disease going around at the time such as measles even though friends who were vaccinated did!

I worked hard to support their immune system through healthy lifestyles and built immunity through exposure to the flu or measles when young and strong. I am not a doctor and I always promoted choice for all but it worked for my family. My children were so rarely sick I had to give them sick days when they were healthy so they would not want to be sick to stay home!

Now new studies support my choices; each person has to keep up on the latest data and be aware that much of the information on vaccinations we receive are  paid for by the drug companies that produce the vaccines. What is right for one family is not for the other.

Last winter season the Canadian government eased off on the promotion of flu vaccinations due to a study by an Canadian doctor and scientist that concluded that there was a possible link between getting seasonal flu shots and catching swine flu. 

Then European Researchers  announced that preventing small children from being infected by – and developing immune responses to – seasonal flu viruses might make them more vulnerable when a flu pandemic rolls around.

The authors of both studies say that more research needs to be done.

Interesting!

By the way Australia made it through swine flu without vaccines.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that drugs in the class of long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) should never be used alone in the treatment of asthma in children or adults. Manufacturers will be required to include this warning in the product labels of these drugs, along with taking other steps to reduce the overall use of these medications.

These new requirements are based on FDA analyses of clinical trials showing that use of these long-acting medicines is associated with an increased risk of severe worsening of asthma symptoms, leading to hospitalization in both children and adults and death in some patients with asthma…………

FDA Warning

These guys want to go around the world !

In a world depending on fossil energies, the Solar Impulse project is a paradox, almost a provocation: it aims to have an airplane take off and fly autonomously, day and night, propelled uniquely by solar energy, right round the world without fuel or pollution.

Solar Impulse

Bertrand: “I have too many tears in my eyes to see the plane! It went so silent, so soft …. I’m overwhelmed.”