To be specific, I am speaking of the rotavirus vaccine contaminated with porcine DNA, which is DNA from a pig. I had an idea of a follow-up piece already rolling around in my head.
It was an independent academic research team that had found the contamination. And I wondered how it was GSK didn't find it? Or the government agency that approves vaccines for human usage? How come they did not come across the pig DNA in the vaccine?
Question, questions, and more questions.
I note of course that Glaxo-Smith Kline says this is harmless. Benign. No evidence at this time, that there is a human health safety issue. No evidence at this time. But, what about 10 or 20 years from now?
And, then I had a flashback! When I have one of those, you know we are going back in time...
Were going to go back to contaminated polio vaccines. Vaccines that contained monkey virus.
Specifically SV 40, which is short for Simian Virus 40. Named because at the time, the polio vaccines were contaminated with multiple simian viruses and this one was simply number 40, hence it's name.
Simian virus 40 (SV40) is a monkey virus which was accidentally administered to humans, in the years 1955-'63, through contaminated poliovirus vaccines.The Simian virus, introduced into humans via contaminated vaccines has been shown to induce cancer people. (Of course there are those that say, this is not so) So check the links and you decide.
Here is a link to an oncology journal
Simian virus 40 (SV40) is a potent DNA tumor virus that is known to induce cancer in laboratory animals. The neoplasias induced by SV40 in animal models are brain cancers, mesothelioma, bone cancers, and systemic lymphomas. SV40 oncogenesis is mediated primarily by the viral large tumor antigen, which inactivates the tumor suppressor proteins p53 and pRb family members. Evidence indicates that SV40 is an emergent human pathogen and that a significant excess risk of SV40 is associated with primary human brain cancers, malignant mesothelioma, bone cancers, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Therefore, the major types of tumors induced by SV40 in laboratory animals are the same as those human malignancies found to contain SV40 markers. Experimental and clinical data indicate that SV40 may be functionally important in the development of some of those malignancies.
And another article:
Rogue virus in the vaccine: Early polio vaccine harbored virus now feared to cause cancer in humans
A growing number of medical researchers fear that a monkey virus that contaminated polio vaccine given to tens of millions of Americans in the 1950s and '60s may be causing rare human cancers.
For four decades, government officials have insisted that there is no evidence the simian virus called SV40 is harmful to humans. But in recent years, dozens of scientific studies have found the virus in a steadily increasing number of rare brain, bone and lung-related tumors - the same malignant cancer SV40 causes in lab animals.
Even more troubling, the virus has been detected in tumors removed from people never inoculated with the contaminated vaccine, leading some to worry that those infected by the vaccine might be spreading SV40.
The discovery of SV40 in human tumors has generated intense debate within the scientific community, pitting a handful of government health officials, who believe that the virus is harmless, against researchers from Boston to China who now suspect SV40 may be a human carcinogen. At stake are millions of research dollars and potential medical treatments for those afflicted with the cancers SV40 may be causing.
In April, more than 60 scientists met in Chicago to discuss the controversial virus and how it works to defeat certain cells' natural defenses against cancer.
"I believe that SV40 is carcinogenic (in humans)," said Dr. Michele Carbone of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. "We need to be creating therapies for people who have these cancers, and now we may be able to because we have a target - SV40."
Critics charge, however, that the few studies done by the government are scientifically flawed and that health officials have downplayed the potential risks posed by SV40 ever since they learned in 1961 that the virus contaminated the polio vaccine and caused tumors in rodents.
"How long can the government ignore this?" asked Dr. Adi Gazdar, a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center cancer researcher. "The government has not sponsored any real research. Here's something possibly affecting millions of Americans, and they're indifferent.
"Maybe they don't want to find out."
There in lies the problem, maybe the government does NOT want to find out. They told you it was harmless and so did the vaccine makers. As it was then, so it is now.
Really, when it comes right down to it, better to blame you for bad behaviour or bad genetics. Blame the individual. Somehow it is your fault that you got cancer. Rather then the responsibility be given to those that it belongs too. The government and their drug company cohorts. It was them that allowed contaminated vaccines to be injected or swallowed by millions of us. In the late 50's through to the mid 60's and some information I have seen has this continuing on even later.
Besides, their drug company cronies make so much money treating your symptoms. That allows them to grease the palms of the government so generously. All at peoples expense
(Brings to mind the mercury/vaccine issue also)