Story Highlights A shark conservation group is calling for alternatives to using squalene harvested from the liver of sharks as an adjuvant in COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Shark conservation advocates estimate that an additional 500,000 sharks will be killed every year should squalene adjuvanted coronavirus vaccines become licensed for global general use. The group is asking […]
Every spring, 500,000 Atlantic Horseshoe Crabs are collected by four biopharmaceutical companies as they crawl to the mid-Atlantic beaches to lay their eggs. The helmet-shaped arthropods are placed upside down on a rack, and a sterile needle is inserted near the heart to collect about 30 percent of their blood.1 2 The crabs are returned […]
Opinion | If you do a Google search on the topic of how vaccines are made, the first hit you may get is a page from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) titled “Making Vaccines: How Are Vaccines Made?” On it is a video by pediatrician Paul Offit, MD that, at first, gives the sense that […]
Story Highlights A recent study released by Healthy Babies Bright Futures showed that 95 percent of baby foods that were tested contained at least one heavy metal. Research shows that heavy metals negatively affect child development. Animal vaccine experts have said there are 23 different strains of FMD viruses and pre-vaccinating animals is not a […]
On June 22, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended against using the FluMist live virus nasal spray influenza vaccine, manufactured by AstraZeneca plc subsidiary MedImmune, LLC. The recommendation was based on the determination that FluMist was only three percent effective in protecting children two to 17 years […]
The phrase “vaccines are safe and effective” suggests that the use of small amounts of toxic ingredients in vaccines such as aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, and other substances have been tested for safety and proven to be safe when injected, ingested or otherwise introduced into the human body.
Since the 1960s, a number of vaccines have been manufactured using “human-diploid fibroblast cell cultures”—cells from tissue of aborted human fetuses.1 2 3 4 5 They include the following 11 vaccines listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary table: Adenovirus; DTaP-IPV/Hib (Pentacel); DTaP-IPV (Quadracel); Hep A…
An independent working committee called Factcare has been established in Denmark to begin a campaign to raise money to study the effect of aluminum in vaccines and to “restart the debate about vaccines”—specifically as it relates to the use of aluminum as an adjuvant in vaccines. As Factcare’s website states: “It is all about aluminium. It is about the fact that aluminium might be poisonous to the body. It is about the fact that it is not obligatory.”
In the 1990s, there was information published linking the use of antiperspirants, underarm shaving and an increased risk of breast cancer. The safety concerns were particularly focused on the use of aluminum-based compounds as the active ingredient in antiperspirants.
Vaccine ingredients, their side effects and impact on human health have been a topic of debate and discussion for many years. While there has been a lot of publicity about the potential adverse effects of individual ingredients in vaccines, such as mercury and aluminum, it is also important…