It seems that our worldwide campaign to alert people to the dangers of the H1N1 vaccine is working: lo and behold, the US now wants to DONATE 10% of their vaccine stock to the WHO; so are other first World countries : it appears that internet-connected folks are not going to be so easily persuaded to take the poison, so now they are turning to the second tier, the illiterate, miserable poor of the Third World; one way or another they plan to eliminate a large part of the world population: if Americans or the Dutch don't go willingly, maybe they will try Nepal, or Tibet, or remote areas of India, Mexico, or who knows what.
The new craze seems to be to VACCINATE THE THIRD WORLD TO DEATH! And they are just SO CHARITABLE, GOODNESS IS OOZING FROM ALL THEIR PORES...
LONDON (Reuters) - US drugs group Merck & Co has teamed up with Britain's Wellcome Trust medical charity in a not-for-profit joint venture to develop affordable vaccines for poor countries. It is the first time that a ...Merck, Wellcome to develop vaccines for poor countries
Merck and Wellcome Trust in vaccine alliance
Financial Times - Andrew Jack - 4 hours ago
Merck yesterday announced a ground-breaking £90m ($148.6m) partnership with the Wellcome Trust to develop vaccines for the developing world. The venture will combine the ideas of academic scientists, with the technical ...Wellcome Trust and Merck Launch First of Its Kind Joint Venture to ...
Reuters - 17 hours ago
India-Based `Hilleman Laboratories` to Operate on a Not-for-Profit Basis to Turn Innovative Science into Practical Solutions Altaf A. Lal, Ph.D. Named as CEO; Hilleman Laboratories to Extend Legacy of Maurice Hilleman, Ph.D., the Creator of More than ...
YES, that IS Dr. Maurice Hilleman who was caught on tape reporting how Merck, via the African green monkeys, brought cancer virus to the US;
to remember his legacy by creating MORE SUCH LABS.... brilliant, brilliant.....
Behind the Scenes on a New Vaccines Push in India : ScienceInsider
Science Magazine (blog) - John Travis - 14 hours ago
Thaindian.com (blog) - 17 hours ago
Merck, Wellcome Trust: vaccines for neglected diseases
Livemint - 1 hour ago
It sure is a booster dose, not only against neglected diseases but also against the inadequacies that exist in India's biomedical research, particularly in ...Merck, UK Trust to set up vaccine research unit
Business Standard - 5 hours ago
Global pharma major Merck & Co has entered into a $130 million partnership with London-based Wellcome Trust to set up a not-for-profit research company in ...Wellcome-Merck To Set-Up A Vaccine Firm In India
india-server.com - 40 minutes ago
AND MAKE SURE TO READ THIS:
By David Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 18, 2009
The United States plans to donate 10 percent of its supply of pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine to the World Health Organization for use in low-income countries.
The nation has on order 195 million doses of the swine flu vaccine, which is due to start arriving early next month. The White House said it "is taking this action in concert" with eight other countries.
The White House released no details about the program, such as timetables and total amounts of vaccine to be donated. Officials at the Geneva-based WHO did not respond to phone and e-mail inquiries.
The other countries making donations are Australia, Brazil, Britain, France, Italy, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland.
Earlier this summer, two vaccine manufacturers, Sanofi Aventis and GlaxoSmithKline, said they would donate 150 million doses of pandemic vaccine to WHO. Global production, by about 20 makers in all, is projected to be 2 billion to 4 billion doses over a year.
The number of people who could be protected is uncertain. The first tests of the pandemic vaccine showed that adults will need only one shot, not two as some experts predicted. Children, however, are likely to need two.
"The United States recognizes that just as this challenge transcends borders, so must our response. We invite other nations to join in this urgent global effort," the White House said.
SEE MY RESPONSE TO THIS HEARTFELT PLEA BELOW
The statement noted as well that "we remain confident that the United States will have sufficient doses of the vaccine to ensure that every American who wants a vaccine is able to receive one."
WHO officials have grappled all summer with how to prevent virtually all the supply of vaccine and antiviral drugs from going to rich countries, leaving poor countries unprotected.
"Improving access to vaccine is the central global issue at this time," Keiji Fukuda, WHO's assistant director general, told epidemiologists and influenza researchers in Washington this week. They were meeting at the Institute of Medicine to discuss events of the first five months of the pandemic.
Negotiations between WHO, the United Nations, vaccine manufacturers and wealthy countries that have standing orders for an essentially limitless supply of pandemic flu vaccine have been "slow and time-consuming," Fukuda said.
Without them "the least developed countries are not really going to have a chance of getting the vaccine." But he acknowledged that "nobody expects the numbers to work out in this pandemic."
Fukuda said that "prolonged ad hoc negotiations" like the ones this summer would be unrealistic in a pandemic more severe than this one.
In 2007, when researchers complained that Indonesia was not making samples of H5N1 "bird flu" available for study, WHO convened intergovernmental negotiations to try to reach an agreement for sharing both virus samples and the benefits that might result from them, such as vaccines. The negotiations ended this year without a full agreement.
My response to the heartfelt plea of the White House ; Obama's big heart cares so much about all of humanity; the pharmaceutical companies are falling all over themselves, wondering how to help poor, disadvantaged countries cope with H1N1, offering their vaccines right and left.....
Obama is SO right; my heart goes out to all these large Gazan families, and the poor palestinians arabs who sometimes have 50 children per family, because of the father's multiple wives ranging in ages from 80 to 8 years old. These crowded conditions are very risky for swine flu, and poor, abused Gazans need to be immunized at all cost; so do all the poor abused, deprived Israeli Arabs, and all the poor Arabs of Jenin, Ramallah, Tulkarm, Hebron, etc....
So I urge the ISRAELI GOVERNMENT TO ATONE FOR THE TERRIBLE CRIMES THEY COMMITTED IN GAZA, BY GENEROUSLY TAKING ALL THE 450 MILLION SHEKELS' WORTH OF H1N1 VACCINE THEY PURCHASED FOR THE JEWISH POPULATION OF ISRAEL, DONATING IT TO GAZA, EVEN VOLUNTEERING TO VACCINATE THE ENTIRE POPULATION, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE JEWS, WHO DON'T DESERVE IT ANYWAY.
What do you say, United Nations? Would THAT atone for our terrible crimes? DO YOU APPROVE OF MY PLAN?
WILL I GET THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR MY EFFORTS?
And if you object, WHAT COULD BE YOUR REASONS? Do you have A PROBLEM WITH THAT???
THE POPE , I AM SURE, WOULD BE VERY PROUD OF MY GREAT GENEROSITY.
PLEASE PASS THE WORD AROUND.