Professor Dan Engelhard
Head, Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Hadassah University Hospital, Ein-Kerem
POB 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Tel: 02-6778960, 050-7874040
Jerusalem, Nov. 4th, 2009
Dear Professor Engelhard,
A few days ago I spoke to you on the phone, and expressed my serious concerns to you regarding the decision of the Ministry of Health in Israel to administer Focetria and PandemRix, the two adjuvanted H1N1 vaccines respectively from Novartis and GSK, to the unsuspecting population of Israel.
I reminded you of the squalene and polysorbate 80 contained in these vaccines, and about the dangers of auto-immune reactions, neurotoxicity, and infertility that these vaccines present. You responded to me that you were well aware of the dangers involved, but that you and your panel of physicians , specialists in their respective fields, had decided that benefits outweigh the risks, based on worldwide mortality statistics due to the H1N1 virus.
Professor Engelhard, please let me remind you of the following facts ( I have included one or two references for each topic, but there are many, many more, some peer- reviewed, some not. Time is of the essence and unfortunately I do not have time to include them all at present).
1.The statistics presented by the CDC and other monitoring bodies are severely distorted: the proven number of deaths due to the actual H1N1 virus is much smaller than previously reported: most cases were of patients who died of underlying, concomitant conditions, yet were labeled as H1N1 related deaths. Furthermore, a large number of so-called H1N1 cases were never actually proven to be such, cases counted even including phone calls made to doctors by patients worried they might have the H1N1 virus.
2. H1N1 is a mild influenza virus, much milder even than regular, yearly seasonal influenza. The number of deaths is relatively small, compared to yearly influenza mortality rates.
3. The Southern Hemisphere winter season passed without any major catastrophe. The flu season already peaked in the USA.
4. There IS vaccine available that does not contain either adjuvant or thimerosal. That vaccine is being used on 250,000 German soldiers.
5. Squalene is highly neurotoxic and causes severe auto-immune reactions, even deaths.
6. The concentration of squalene in both Focetria and PandemRix is between half a million to a million times higher than the squalene contained in the anthrax vaccine administered to US soldiers in 1991, which was seriously implicated in the Gulf War Syndrome, and from which hundreds of thousands of soldiers suffered terribly, and many thousands died.
Ongoing administration of unlisted vaccines in the US military caused severe reactions and even deaths in thousands of people. The IDF also recently participated in illegal anthrax vaccine experiments on 716 unsuspecting Israeli soldiers ; administration of toxic substances by the US and Israeli government is nothing new.
7. The unnecessary H1N1 vaccination campaign of 1976 caused many cases of Guillain-Barre, some of them permanent. Just as today, people were not informed of the potential dangers involved in taking these highly toxic substances.
8.Pandemrix has barely been tested on children at all, and has been banned from use in Switzerland below the age of 18, because of lack of clinical data.
9. The only studies done with Focetria, containing the MARKETABLE PRODUCT, were on a total of 132 people.
10. The combination of squalene and polysorbate 80 in a buffered solution has been shown to be an excellent anti-fertility combination, in anti-fertility research performed by scientists for the W.H.O., who were assigned the job of developing anti-fertility vaccines to reduce world population. Giving these vaccines to our young population is tantamount to sterilizing them.
(Fertility Impairing Vaccine And Methods of Use' This application claims the benefit of U. S. Provisional Application No. 60/070,375, filed January 2,1998, U. S. Provisional Application No. 60/071,406, filed January 15,1998).
11. Giving these vaccines to our population is equivalent to using them as guinea pigs for the rest of Europe, the world, and specially for pharmaceutical companies, as they have not yet been properly tested in children or adults in other countries.
See reference , article #8.
12. Because of the recombinant nature of the H1N1 antigen used in the manufacture of these vaccines, there is significant risk that the vaccine itself will lead to a much more serious pandemic, by reassorting itself with other viruses in the community.
I understand that, in accordance with W.H.O. directives, and with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement, the goal of the Ministry of Health is to inject the WHOLE POPULATION OF ISRAEL WITH THESE DEADLY VACCINES by December 31st.
I urge you to cancel the decision to use PandemRix in our children ages 3-10, and desist as well from using Focetria in the rest of our population. The orders of the Ministry of Health significantly and unnecessarily endanger our whole population; the current risk of H1N1 pandemic clearly does not warrant such a step at this time. And even if there was a real need for a vaccine, using an adjuvanted vaccine that contains thimerosal is totally unwarranted and contraindicated.
Daisy, J. Stern, MD
Family and Preventive Medicine.
USA and Israel.