June 02, 2010
By Barbara Loe Fisher
In the past few months, the American public has been informed that two infant diarrhea vaccines – GlaxoSmithKline’s Rotarix and Merck’s RotaTeq – are contaminated with pig virus DNA. But there’s a difference between the two vaccines: Rotarix contains parts of a pig virus that does not make pigs sick while Merck’s RotaTeq contains parts of a pig virus that kills baby pigs.
How many mothers know that, when Merck’s diarrhea vaccine is squirted into the mouths of their two month old babies, they are swallowing parts of a pig virus that suppresses the immune systems of baby pigs so badly, they waste away and suffer respiratory, kidney, reproductive and brain damage before dying?
Do Doctors, Legislators or Reporters Know?
And how many doctors and nurses making babies swallow rotavirus vaccines know that? And how many members of Congress, who are responsible for oversight of federal health agencies charged with ensuring vaccine safety, know that?
And how many mainstream media outlets are not covering this important story, a story that broke on March 22, 2010, when the FDA recommended temporary suspension of Rotarix vaccine because of contamination with parts of a non-lethal pig virus, only to withdraw the recommendation after a meeting on May 7th, when it was revealed that RotaTeq vaccine is contaminated with DNA from a pig virus that is lethal?
DNA Can Infect Human Cells
Why should we care about vaccines being contaminated with foreign DNA from deadly animal viruses? Because it is a well known fact that DNA from animal viruses can infect human cells and change human DNA to cause disease in humans.
Last fall public health officials declared an international pandemic emergency after a new pig-bird-human hybrid influenza virus was identified in Mexico and several people died. Animal viruses can evolve to infect and make us sick and there are no guarantees that won’t happen because doctors are pouring parts of a virus that kills baby pigs down the throats of two, four and six month old babies. Click HERE to read more with links to references. …
Barbara Loe Fisher is the President of the National Vaccine Information Center.