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Premium Vaccines — Only for the Elite

Posted by Henry Bauer on 2009/10/19

Headline: Government officials receive a better tolerated vaccine than the general population

Complaint: Medicine for swine flu according to social class

The German Ministry of the Interior has confirmed a report in the news magazine, Der Spiegel, that 200,000 doses of swine-flu vaccine free of adjuvants have been ordered from Baxter International, for government officials. According to experts, the absence of adjuvants means fewer “side”-effects, albeit this vaccine has not been tested as much as the competing GlaxoSmithKline vaccine.
(Free translation from German source dated 18 October 2009)

An English story about this, dated 19 October, is on the Spiegel International site:
“Damage control is the name of the game in Berlin on Monday as politicians rush to deny that they are receiving a better, safer swine flu vaccine than ordinary Germans. . . . top government officials in Berlin will be injected with an alternative vaccine — one widely seen as safer . . . . Chancellor Angela Merkel, a number of her ministers and other government officials would receive a vaccine manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Baxter — the same vaccine that the German military opted for . . . . Baxter vaccine had been ordered for all ministries and other agencies as well as for the employees of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, the authority responsible for approving vaccines. . . . The Paul Ehrlich Institute has repeatedly defended its decision to provide the population with the GlaxoSmithKline version, known as Pandemrix. . . . The weekend scandal has drowned out a second debate which has been raging in recent weeks in the US and which has also found resonance here in Germany: whether such a massive vaccination program is necessary in the first place. Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, chairman of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association, has called the planned vaccination campaign a “scandal.” “The health authorities have fallen for a campaign from the pharmaceutical companies, who simply want to earn money with an alleged threat,” he told SPIEGEL.”

7 Responses to “Premium Vaccines — Only for the Elite”

  1. Philip said

    Pandemrix… or Pandemic? And I’m not referring to the Whine flu itself but the panic surrounding it.

  2. MacDonald said

    My favourite piece of unabashed swine-lu shilling; a true classic:

    Even John Stewart’s The Daily Show (which being “left-leaning” traditionally swallows all this crap raw) couldn’t resist hinting at the staged character of the exchange.

    Note the contradictory and improbable nature of the unbelievably dumb and dumbed-down statements made in between the badly acted lingering cough attacks.

    Note also that Gupta gives the game away in the end by directly telling Cooper he shouldn’t get tested since H1N1 is merely the same “flu” with a different name.

  3. Martin said

    Hi Dr. Bauer, Monday’s New York Times Op Ed: “Have Faith in an AIDS Vaccine” by Seth Berkley. I guess they’re praying for a miracle that won’t happen and there really aren’t any miracles in science.

  4. dog said

    It is well known amongst immunologists that adjuvants are always required (with few exceptions)to elicit an immune response to vaccines. Absence of the adjuvant component in this “ministers flu vaccine” will likely reduce adverse reactions to the vaccine, but will also result in a poor or absent immune responses to the vaccine in question.

    Since this vaccine is unlikely to be effective for at least this reason alone, one may be forgiven for concluding that this formulation is being used in a bait and switch to prime for wide acceptance of the vaccine.

    • Henry Bauer said

      dog: Most adjuvants are entirely non-specific, and perhaps that’s what makes some of them, like squalene, potentially dangerous. The use of adjuvants doesn’t fit with the popular understanding that every vaccine is specific for a particular disease-causing agent.

  5. Sabine Kalitzkus said


    Adjuvants are added to trigger a response of the Th1-arm, because vaccines seem to be unable to do this on their own. Yes, they are non-specific — they have to be if they are added to enhance Th1. Th1 is an entirely non-specific part of the immune system. It works by producing NO-gas inside the cells to kill whatever may enter the cell and shouldn’t be there, like for example fungi, bacteria, or some viruses. NO kills microbes inside a cell by gasing them to death.

    To produce NO-gas, glutathione is mandatory. Very many things cause glutathione-deficiency, like for example drugs, including of course all pharmaceutical drugs and especially all “HIV”-drugs. When there’s no glutathion, there’s no NO, thus there are plenty of so-called opportunistic infections, because microbes are free to enter the cells without experiencing any harm.

    Vaccines are known to be a huge burden for the immune system, possibly because they cause glutathion-deficiency, the effects of which are called “side-effects” of the vaccine.

    It is free of any logic to add something to a vaccine to trigger a non-specific Th1-response, when the vaccine is designed to trigger a very specific response against a very specific microbe like H1N1 in this case.

    If the Th1-arm needs to be enhanced, this could easily been done by reducing all glutathione-deficiency causing agents and by giving the body enough glutathione, which is essential for life anyway, and it is cheap and free of any “side-effects”.

    As to the special treatment of the German government and other fine soldiers, this has at least led to some 70+% of Germans who are now unwilling or somehow next to unwilling to become vaccinated against this not yet properly isolated H1N1.

    There is a TV-station called “arte” serving France and Germany simultaneously in both languages, in French there and in German here. This week they had a 50-minute amazingly honest documentary on swine flu. They even mentioned this guy from UK who’s in charge of advising his fellow Britons on vaccination while receiving 160k British Pounds a year from Glaxo, or the totally corrupt standing vaccination committee of the German Robert Koch Institute, or the former job with a pharmaceutical company of the French Minister of Health. I hope this documentary, which they repeated two days later in the morning programme, will increase the number of unwilling citizens.

  6. Lilyana said

    There is a lot of information in the media about swine flu. To the point of overwhelming. Although not necessarily untrue, it is limited in facts and worst of all – it’s presented grossly out of context. Harks of propaganda = presenting facts selectively, and using a loaded message to produce an emotional rather than rational response.

    There are now two vaccines available on the market: GSK’s Pandemrix and Baxter’s Celvapan, even though clinical trials are still ongoing.

    Unfortunately, the biggest casualty of this corporate driven, politically supported media-manufactured hysteria is common sense.

    Some basic facts for your consideration at my blog,

    My intention for this blog was always to pull the facts together to paint a broader context. You draw your own conclusions.

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