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Swine flu (H1N1) - an excuse for mandatory vaccination.
A nation of sheep soon begets a government of wolves...
swine flu
In 1976, the US government declared that there was going to be an epidemic of swine flu that had the potential to infect millions and kill tens of thousands. This claim was based on the fact that 1 soldier at Fort Dix in New Jersey had died and blood testing had shown evidence that he was infected with a strain of flu normally found in pigs. Approximately 200 other soldiers at the same base came down with the same strain of the flu virus but recovered with no ill effects. There were no cases reported in any other location.

The US government, fearing a repeat of the worldwide swine flu epidemic in the early part of the 20th century, rushed through a vaccine which, within a period of a few short months, was administered to nearly 25% of the US adult population. Despite the fact that the swine flu epidemic never eventuated, more than 500 vaccine recipients were reported to have developed Guillaine-Barre Syndrome - a form of paralysis which is clinically indistinguishable from polio. Twenty-five Americans died as a result. It is thought that many more cases and deaths occurred but were never reported.

At the time, the swine flu fiasco was held up as a precautionary example of how a government that panics can do more harm to its population than any infectious disease. Despite this, governments around the world today are rushing to repeat the mistakes of 1976. They are working to fast-track the development of a swine flu (H1N1) vaccine and in some cases, discussing the need to mandate this shot.

Before we submit to yet another unnecessary and possibly deadly vaccine, there are several questions that need to be answered:

  1. Is there any possibility that the H1N1 virus occurred naturally? Being a combination of 2 types of swine flu, avian influenza and human flu, isn't it more likely that this was an accidental release from a vaccine laboratory?
  2. How many of the 'suspected' cases of H1N1 are actually confirmed by laboratory testing?
  3. How many deaths have been reported in Australia from this virus? Over the same period that we have been tracking H1N1, how many deaths have occurred from the naturally-circulating flu virus?
  4. Since reassortment (combining of viral strains from one species with viruses from other species to create newer and potentially more virulent strains) is a real possibility, why is it that the H1N1 vaccine is being prepared using chick embryos? Couldn't this sort of technology lead to even stronger strains of avian influenza?
In the US, the Obama administration is proposing a 3-vaccine schedule for the coming (Northern Hemisphere) winter flu season - 2 shots of H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine and 1 shot of human flu vaccine.

Australia's own CSL Labs has promised to complete development of the H1N1 vaccine by this time and has been talking up the fact that they may not be able to produce enough to cover worldwide demand so bidding for the 'honour' of supplying a country's population with these shots promises to be interesting.

What is the real risk?
As we saw in 1976, the real risk lies, not with the flu virus which, after all, will only be a problem for those whose immune systems are compromised, but with the attempts to prevent this disease using untested vaccines cultured on animal tissue and administered en masse regardless of the health status of the vaccinees.
 
Twice in the last few years, we were warned of deadly outbreaks (three times in the United States since they were told they faced a potentially life-threatening West Nile Virus epidemic). SARS and Avian Influenza turned out to be a storm in a teacup. It seems that governments and drug companies do not intend to allow the same thing to happen with H1N1.

We have a lot more to fear from the efforts to prevent this disease then we do from the disease itself. It is up to each one of us to be vigilant and to ensure that our government does not use this disease as an excuse to take away our rights to reject vaccination. While mandatory quarantine and dosing with Tamiflu is already taking place in Australia, the writing is on the wall for future efforts to restrict our rights even further.

Please forward this information to friends and family and ask them to write to their local and federal members of parliament (you can find their contact details on your state or federal government websites) to ask them to test our flu vaccines for H1N1 contamination and to ensure that those who choose not to vaccinate will not be used as scapegoats by the medical community and the media.

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Fatal Hepatitis B Vaccine Reaction
This is the story of a baby who was killed by a hepatitis B vaccination. http://iansvoice.org/default.aspx. There are some introductory photos, then there are a whole lot more in the 'Photo gallery', in 'Ian's journey'. Please be warned, these photos are quite distressing. 
 
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HPV Vaccine Questioned Internationally
UK health officials have wrongly assumed the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine can prevent 70 per cent of cases of cervical cancer and press reports show "German experts said the assumptions simply did not stand up to scrutiny, and that women remained at risk". Germany's Robert Koch Institute, which makes recommendations on the public funding of vaccines, is reviewing its programme after 13 experts called for a reassessment of its HPV vaccination programme and an end to "misleading information" about the effectiveness of the jab.  A spokeswoman said: "Because of the public discussion and some new reports and new statements from the 13 professors, the committee will publish a statement within the next few weeks."
 
Harvard Medical Students Rebel Against Big Pharma Ties
Two hundred Harvard Medical School students are confronting the school's administration, demanding an end to pharmaceutical industry influence in the classroom.

The students worry that pharmaceutical industry scandals in recent years, including criminal convictions, billions of dollars in fines, proof of bias in research and publishing and false marketing claims, have cast a bad light on the medical profession. The students have criticized Harvard as being less vigilant than other leading medical schools in monitoring potential financial conflicts by faculty members.
Click here to read more.
 
Measles vaccination destroys protection for babies 
Before the measles vaccine was introduced in 1968, very young babies had some temporary protection from antibodies passed from their mother in the late stages of pregnancy. But because most mothers now have vaccine-mediated immunity rather than natural immunity against measles, that protection in babies is less than it was, the HPA researchers wrote in Archives of Diseases in Childhood. By four to five months of age, only 25-45% of babies now have protective levels of measles antibody.
 
Children who receive flu vaccine at 3 times the risk of hospitalisation for flu
The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according to new research that will be presented on May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.
 
Flu not as bad as feared?
"The urgency seems to have waned now that we have a better picture of what the virus does," said Mary Rose Corrigan, public health specialist with the city of Dubuque. "Last week, the Iowa Department of Public Health resumed normal operations. They are still following the virus, but have incorporated it more into their regular communicable disease follow up." First detected in April, the virus has sickened 6,764 Americans, killing 10 - fewer than originally feared. "So far, it has been moderate to mild," said Jeff Kindrai, director of the Grant County Health Department.
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U.S. considering emergency use of booster in H1N1 vaccineThe United States could authorise emergency use of some currently unapproved immune system boosters called adjuvants to make a swine flu vaccine more effective, an official at the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.
 
Autism: study finds 12-fold rise in cases
The number of children with autism has risen 12-fold in the past 30 years and may be 50 per cent higher than previously suspected, the most detailed study of the condition yet has found. Up to 250,000 children have autism or a related condition on the autistic spectrum, but have not been diagnosed, researchers say. They are in addition to the 500,000 children who are known to be affected.
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Doctors warn - avoid GM foods
According to the World Health Organization, Genetically Modified Organisms(GMOs) are "organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in such a way that does not occur naturally. Natural breeding processes have been safely utilized for the past several thousand years. In contrast, "GE crop technology abrogates natural reproductive processes, selection occurs at the single cell level, the procedure is highly mutagenic and routinely breeches genera barriers, and the technique has only been used commercially for 10 years." ...There is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects. There is causation as defined by Hill's Criteria in the areas of strength of association, consistency, specificity, biological gradient, and biological plausibility. The strength of association and consistency between GM foods and disease is confirmed in several animal studies.
 
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AVN badges and bumper stickers! 
Support the Australian Vaccination Network and raise vaccine reaction awareness at the same time by proudly wearing a badge or by displaying a quality weather-proof bumper sticker on your vehicle.
 
We are expecting to receive stock by the end of this week and will be taking orders now for delivery upon receipt.
 
We have a limited quantity available so please get in early to avoid disappointment.

All badges and bumper stickers are $3.00 each with free postage. We also have a buy-2-for-$5.00 special (includes mixing products). Please ring the AVN office on 02 6687 1699 for this special discount.
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Badges:
35mm badge with Investigate before you vaccinate printed in white on an ocean blue background.
 
35mm badge with the vaccination reaction hotline number. React to vaccines? 1800 007 468 printed white onto a darkbadge pink background.
 
Bumper stickers:
50mm x 200mm weather-proof blue background bumper sticker with white text reading VACCINE REACTIONS the risk is real. With the AVN website and reaction report hotline phone number written in black on white.
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50mm x 200mm weather-proof dark pink background bumper sticker with white floral graphics and text reading Investigate before you vaccinate with the AVN website. A visually appealing yet informative addition to your vehicle.
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Naturally healthy children seminar 
Dr Rosemary Keating - Unlocking your child's potentialrosemary through chiropractic
Rosemary graduated as a chiropractor in 1989 and holds a Master's Degree in Paediatrics. She is passionate about informing and inspiring families to understand the influence they have on brain development in their children, and to actively engage in their family's wellness health care. Practicing on the Sunshine Coast, Rosemary travelsnationally teaching at paediatric seminars for the chiropractic profession.
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Cyndi O'Meara
- Changing Habits Creating Healthy Lives
Is a qualified Nutritionist, International Speaker, Author and founder of Changing Habits. Cyndi holds a Bachelors degree in Science with post graduate studies in human anatomy, diagnosis and health management. She is consistently called upon to share her health insights and has contributed to a host of National magazines, publications and newspaper articles. In addition Cyndi has also been featured on numerous TV Programs such as Today Tonight, 9am with David and Kim and Brisbane Extra Well regarded for her immense knowledge, entertaining and enthusiastic approach to well being, she is regularly interviewed on talkback Radio programs nationally as well as being the weekly Nutritional expert for the ABC. A fabulous role model for healthy living, Cyndi is not your typical nutritionist: she disagrees with the boring tasteless low-fat, low-calorie diets; she thinks chocolate can be good for you and coffee is not so bad; she loves butter; and is one out of ten nutritionists who does not recommend a certain breakfast cereal; She is passionate about children's health and has been focal in changing many families health outcomes with her unique approach to food.
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Dr Dzung Price - The Hidden Factors for Perpetuating Autism
Dr Dzung Price is a holistic integrated medical practitioner with qualifications in Nutritional and Environmental medicine, Herbal medicine, Acupuncture, Bio-energy Medicine, Homotoxicology and Biomesotherapy. She utilises the combined resources of her talented team, a comprehensive array of healing modalities, cutting edge medical technology, and self-empowerment solutions to address root causes and return optimal health and wellness in mind, body and spirit in her two clinics in Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Dzung is well known for her ground breaking work in the field of allergy medicine and nutrition. She is the author of Your Allergy Free Child and the Complete 7 Day Detox Guide. She is passionate about helping parents take charge of their family's own health and wellbeing. Her Fast Freedom from Allergies Self Treatment (FFAST) system is a step-by-step program which provides parents the knowledge, resources and self-empowering tools they need to identify and relieve their children's allergies and food sensitivities at home.

Dzung is the co-creator of the successful BIOFAST Allergy Relief System and the co-founder and director of Renew You Wellbeing and Longevity Centre and Newlife Marketing and Publishing companies. www.renewyoujourney.com.au
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Meryl Dorey - Vaccinations - do they promote healthy children?
Since 1994, Meryl Dorey has run the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN), a national health lobby group that supports everyone's rights to make free and informed health choices when it comes to the issues of vaccination and health. The AVN, via its nationwide support service and its magazine, Living Wisdom, has promoted the idea that good health comes from a loving environment, proper nutrition and healthcare from dedicated natural therapists working in conjunction with medical doctors.

Though Australia currently has the highest vaccination rate on record, it also has the highest ever reported incidence of some diseases such as whooping cough and a larger number of chronically ill children then we have ever seen before. What role does vaccination have to play in society today? Is it responsible - at least in part - for the increase in formerly rare chronic conditions such as diabetes, Autism, ADD, ADHD, asthma, eczema and cancer and how can we as parents ensure that we make the best possible informed choices to keep our children healthy?
 
Everyone who attends this talk will receive the following bonuses - absolutely FREE!
  • Vaccination Roulette - compiled by the AVN $24.95
  • Your Allergy Free Child E Book - by Dr Dzung Price $37.00
  • The 21 Day Weight Loss Get Healthy E Book - by Cyndi O'Meara $22.00
Total value $83.95

Date - Saturday, June 13
Venue - Phoenix Centrum - Buderim, QLD
Cost - Non-AVN Members - $37 Per Person - $57 a couple
           AVN Members - $27 per person - $40 per couple

(Please note - you can join the AVN when booking your tickets to access the discount)
Pre-booking essential.
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7000th Subscriber!
 
Congratulations to the winner of the 7000th Living Wisdom subscriber competition, Laura Bebendorf. You have won an extensive book pack.
 
AVN Library 
Information packs - Be informed
We offer many information packs on our website, here are just a few available. For a full list with all details please visit our online shop here.
 
These packs are updated on a regular basis and contain the most up-to-date information about vaccination and health. If you are a practitioner, you may want to consider getting one or two to have in your office library. If you are a parent, you cannot go past this information to help you make an informed choice.
 
Measles and the MMR info pack 
The measles and MMR vaccine have been used in Australia for many years. Before the introduction of the vaccine however, there had been a greater than 90% decline in mortality from measles. Find out the side effects and effectiveness of this vaccine.
$16.00 Buy here
 
Conscientious Objector info pack
Take this pack to your doctor and counsel them on the reasons why you are a conscientious objector to vaccination!
 
A pack that contains medical references, newspaper and magazine articles as well as newsletters and other vaccine information from around the world.
 
This pack has sections on:
Flu Vaccine
DPat and DPT
Meningitis
Chicken Pox
MMR vaccine
Polio
$27.50 Buy here
 
Flu Vaccine info pack
Aimed at both children and adults, whether or not to take the vaccine against influenza (flu) is an issue that just won't go away. Every winter, we hear stories of a huge pandemic of the flu and every year, doctors try and guess which strains of the virus will be circulating in order to produce a vaccine to prevent it.
 
This is a shot which has historically had a very low level of effectiveness. It has also been associated with a large number of side effects including but not limited to Guillaine Barre paralysis, Alzheiemer's disease, arthritis and the flu.
 
Don't make a decision one way or the other without reading this fantastic information pack which contains both historical and up-to-date information. Includes data on the new flumist vaccine.
$16.00 Buy here

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Online Canine Healthcare Lecture Series
In your own home, at your own convenience  
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Three content-rich lectures for only 29 (less than 10/$15 each lecture).

With an affiliate program - help share the good news for dogs whilst raising funds for yourself or your canine cause.
 
These lectures could seriously change your life, and the lives of your dogs. 
 
Catherine O'Driscoll is a highly respected pioneer of natural canine health. She is the author of two seminal best-selling books, What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines, and Shock to the System - as well as In Search of the Truth About Dogs, voted best DVD of 2008 by the Dog Writers' Association of America. 
 
Catherine is the founder of Canine Health Concern, which spearheads research and education by and for dog lovers to promote positive canine health.  She has played an instrumental role in promoting health-enhancing food for dogs worldwide, and is a world expert in canine vaccination issues.  She is a certified EFT practitioner and teacher, a healer, an animal communicator, and a regular contributor to the dog press. 
 
In this lecture series, Catherine shares vital information about what we are doing to make our dogs ill, and how we can raise healthy dogs.  If you love your dog and want the best for him or her, you may not want to miss this opportunity.  It's a chance to hear Catherine without even leaving home. 
 
When registering/booking please always quote your reference, which is: CO/AFF/