So, keeping that in mind, let's get back to contaminated Glaxo-Smith Kline rotavirus vaccine.
On Monday, as the nation was fully focused (distracted) on passage of the sweeping health care reform bill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recommendation regarding a common vaccine given to children to prevent severe diarrhea. The FDA told doctors to temporarily suspend use of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) Rotarix vaccine for rotavirus immunization while the agency investigates an extraneous component found in the vaccine.
GlaxoSmithKline notified the FDA on March 15 that an independent U.S. academic research team found, through novel methods, that the vaccine contains DNA from porcine circovirus 1 (PCV1), that is, components of a virus common among pigs. The FDA said there is no evidence at this time that this finding poses a safety risk, adding that "PCV1 is not known to cause illness in humans or other animals."
Contaminated with pig virus! How is that possible?
Of course health authorities are saying, it is benign, it is harmless...but, do they really know that? Obviously they do not! Glaxo-Smith Kline was unaware their vaccine was contaminated. So realistically they are unaware of it's alleged safety or not.
How about if that pig virus swimming around in the human body, meets up with another pig virus? What then? How may they react? Particularly when mixed with other viruses? Like during a massive global vaccine campaign?
About 1 million children in the United States and about 30 million worldwide have gotten Rotarix vaccine, she said.
"it (pig virus) is found in everyday meat products and is frequently eaten with no resulting disease or illness."
Frequently eaten? Without disease or illness?
Let's put that sentence another way, that same virus is often eaten with resulting disease and illness. Same sentence. More appropriate wording. GSK doesn't have a clue if this is safe.