- Do you believe in the fraud that is the swine flu vaccine? It is all about the money. You don’t need the flu vaccine. Try sunshine, Vitamin D!
Vaccines may have increased swine flu risk (empasis mine)
By Annie Guest
There is renewed controversy surrounding influenza vaccines, with some studies showing people immunised against the seasonal flu might have been at greater risk during the swine flu outbreak.
Infectious diseases expert Professor Peter Collignon has called for a review of Australia’s flu vaccine policy in light of the new research, but the Federal Government has defended its vaccination program. Immunisation can be a sensitive issue, particularly when it comes to adverse effects in children.
Professor Collignon from the Australian National University (ANU) says the new research will only heighten sensitivities. “What was a bit surprising when we looked at some of the data from Canada and Hong Kong in the last year is that people who have been vaccinated in 2008 with the seasonal or ordinary vaccine seemed to have twice the risk of getting swine flu compared to the people who hadn’t received that vaccine,” he said.
ANU microbiologists say it is the opposite of what vaccines should do. Professor Collignon says the findings of the study also highlight the benefits for healthy people who are exposed to some illnesses.
“Some interesting data has become available which suggests that if you get immunised with the seasonal vaccine, you get less broad protection than if you get a natural infection,” he said.
“It is particularly relevant for children because it is a condition they call original antigenic sin, which basically means if you get infected with a natural virus, that gives you not only protection against that virus but similar viruses or even in fact quite different flu viruses in the next year.
“We may be perversely setting ourselves up that if something really new and nasty comes along, that people who have been vaccinated may in fact be more susceptible compared to getting this natural infection.”
The Government’s National Immunisation Program (NIP) targets those most likely to have a poor outcome from flu, with the seasonal flu vaccine recommended for anyone over six months old.
Professor Collignon says that in light of the study, the Australian Government and health policy makers need to look at whether vaccines actually do more harm than good, particularly in people who otherwise have not got risk factors.
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- Silver is heading alot higher than most people think possible!
Sprotts on silver – three digit price ahead
Sprott Money executives Eric Sprott (chairman) and Larisa Sprott (president), sing the praises of “poor man’s gold” in this Gold Report interview seeing a three digit silver price ahead. Author: Karen Roche.
The Gold Report: Your Markets at a Glance commentary last November said it seemed unlikely that silver would stay under $30 for long. Four months later, the spot price is about $35. Are you surprised by how quickly your prediction came true?
Eric Sprott: Not really. Based on fundamental evidence, technical evidence and other things going on in the markets, I thought silver would be explosive this year. I’ve probably fallen a little short of my targets, but I think it’s going higher. Silver doesn’t have to hit $50 for everyone who’s involved with it to make outsized returns, but I thought it could reach $50 within the first half of this year. All the data supports the thesis that silver is undervalued.
TGR: Are you seeing $50 as a top price, or a new baseline?
ES: Lots of things may happen in the short term that have no bearing on the long term. Silver now trades at a price ratio of about 40:1 to gold. In other words, it takes 40 ounces of silver price to equal one ounce of gold. The historical ratio is more like 16:1. My view is that we will go back to 16:1 within two to five years. To put that in perspective, a $1,600 gold price would imply $100 for silver. I happen to believe that gold will go much higher than $1,600; therefore, given time and letting this ratio play out, I think we’ll certainly see a three-digit price for silver.
TGR: So, $50 may even become the floor.
ES: It’s a step on the way. It may come faster or it may take a little longer; but when it happens, silver will outperform gold 3:1. That’s a shockingly large difference and good reason to get a little more involved in silver.
TGR: You’ve said that silver will be this decade’s gold.
ES: We assembled the gold articles we wrote over the last decade into a compendium called Gold the Investment of the Decade and these are also archived and available on our website. Now that we’re in the second year of another decade, I’d say silver will be the investment of this decade. Gold essentially blew everything away in the last decade. There was no contest whatsoever with any currency or stock market. I think we’ll all look back 10 years from now and say silver was the investment of this decade, because it might triple the performance of gold-and I think gold will continue to outperform all other currencies and stock markets. So I think silver’s really an area where people should focus very heavily.
TGR: This performance you’re describing can’t be based primarily on manufacturing demand. How much do you anticipate in the way of investment demand?
ES: There are two parts to the silver story. One is industrial demand and one is investment demand. Industrial demand has been quite strong, but the thing that’s been very unusual in the last year or two has been the marked increase in investment demand. There are many ways of viewing investment demand, and it’s obvious we’re going to experience some serious growth here. Judging from the data points that we look at, and as Larisa would mention, when we look at our sales of gold and silver bullion, we’re actually selling about five times more dollars of silver than we are dollars of gold. That means we’re selling 200 times more silver bullion than gold bullion. The U.S. Mint is selling as many dollars of silver coins as dollars of gold coins. GoldMoney.com, an online precious metals bank, also has sales of silver and gold that are about equal.
I want to emphasize that we’re dealing with the flow of money here. The price difference is 40:1; but with that kind of money flowing into this commodity versus that commodity, you also have to look at the availability of one versus the other. In this case, believe it or not, that’s 1:87-there’s $1 of silver available in the world for every $87 worth of gold. The number of coins is explosively larger than the dollar figure. Something has to give when you have the same amount of money going into two products that are priced 40:1.
TGR: Perhaps Larisa could tell us a little bit about what’s happening with Sprott Money, including a comparison to other precious metal investment alternatives.
Larisa Sprott: Sprott Money buys and sells gold and silver bullion, which includes coins, bars and wafers. We either physically deliver it or store it. Our storage depository is located in the State of Delaware. Within the next 6-12 months, we will be opening a facility in Canada.
Precious metal investment alternatives include exchange traded funds (ETFs), certificates and trusts; for instance, iShares is listed on an exchange-you get a piece of paper saying you own the commodity, but you don’t have access to it. As my father mentioned, GoldMoney offers gold holdings, whereas Sprott Money allows you product choice and physical delivery of the gold and silver.
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- Things look pretty bad for the Japanese people. The degree of problem they face just from the earthquake and tsunami is bad enough. Now a nuclear meltdown looms and there is no easy solution for them. Getting sea water to cool a nuclear core when radiation is high is almost an impossible task especially when the cooling system is busted! My prayers are with the Japanese people!
Third Reactor Explodes, Full Scale Nuclear Catastrophe Imminent
Kurt Nimmo, www.infowars.com
A third reactor has exploded at the number 2 reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. The blast follows an explosion Monday morning at the number 3 reactor and one on Saturday in the number 1 unit.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company had tried a last ditch effort to cool and reduce pressure in the over-heated reactors in units one and three by injecting seawater earlier today and over the weekend.
On Monday, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano officially announced the cooling system on the third reactor had failed. The water level inside the reactor fell and exposed the fuel rods at its core for more than two hours despite efforts to pump seawater into the reactor, he said.
Government officials have finally admitted to the public that the fuel rods in all three separate reactors have started to melt despite repeated efforts to cool them with sea water. Safety officials are now saying they cannot rule out a full meltdown and the inevitability of a nuclear catastrophe of a magnitude never before experienced.