Quoting: MzTreeChick Quoting: arkay
Well, I guess with this news, its up to each one of us to make our own judgement call on this vaccine.
And of note...two unanimous votes!FDA panel endorses H5N1 vaccine with adjuvant
Robert Roos News Editor
Nov 15, 2012 (CIDRAP News) A government advisory committee yesterday endorsed the safety and immunogenicity of an adjuvant-containing H5N1 influenza vaccine proposed for inclusion in the US pandemic emergency stockpile, signaling that it could become the first adjuvanted flu vaccine to win approval in the United States.
On two unanimous votes, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) said the immunogenicity and safety data on GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK's) H5N1 vaccine are adequate to support its licensure for use in adults. The aim is to strengthen the US stockpile for the threat of an H5N1 pandemic.
The vaccine contains GSK's proprietary adjuvant AS03, which is used in several other GSK vaccines licensed in other countries. One of these, Pandemrix, used in Europe during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, was linked with an increased risk of narcolepsy in children in Finland, Sweden, and Ireland.
[link to www.cidrap.umn.edu
By this time nobody should be surprised by the above, nor my reaction to it!
You bet MzTreeChick
and with all other news added in there, news of war and conflict that might go viral at any time, is a picture that we should all be trying to get our minds around.
Serious times ahead, I think.
Time to think of family , friends and values.
We do not need this from our apparent "leaders".
They would choose to throw the pawns into the fire to enhance their personal positions and arrogant agendas, but at our expence as their pawns.
It is time for the real people of the world to make their own value judgements and in most cases reject the turmoil and conflict that their masters would demand that they persue.
These days we are far better educated and we know how the "system" is manipulated, with this knowledge we can now finally make truely informed decisions as to what the correct responses we should be enganging with our traditional foes to protect our countries and not to blindly protect our toxic regimes.
Unfortunately I honestly believe that the US has moved too far away from moral values and might now be guilty of occupying that disstasteful position.
Since the end of the cold war the US has actively advanced to cement its position as an insurmountable regime of ultimate power and with that has come absolute corruption of moral values.
The US today is a beast that assumes total capacity to rule the globe, but their administration will be very shocked when some of the other capable forces rise and challenge their assumed dominance.
And that is an act yet to be played out but will happen, it really is just a question of settling old scores and bringing back into balance the political landscape that this world seems to need just to survive.
That fact alone is really unfortunate because while we are all totally consumed with these concers we are not advancing as a race, and we should be.
Something to think about, I think.