How flu shot manufacturing forces influenza to mutate

Public Release: 30-Oct-2017   Egg-based production causes virus to target bird cells, making vaccine less effective Scripps Research Institute   IMAGE: The L194P egg-adaptive mutation dramatically increases the motility of the major epitope on the hemagglutinin of influenza H3 viruses. Red: high motility; white: medium motility; blue: low motility. Credit: Wilson Lab LA JOLLA, Calif.…

Mystery surrounds the missing ingredients of the smallpox vaccine

Public Release: 18-Aug-2017 Seeking the secret ingredient in the original smallpox vaccine Publicase Comunicação Científica Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by variola virus that has killed millions of people over the centuries. The disease is characterized by the growth of innumerable bumps that cover the entire body of the patient. The disease is fatal…

Rotavirus vaccine increases the risk of the intestines folding, there is a better way to vaccinate

Public Release: 22-May-2017 Rotavirus vaccination in infants and young children Slightly increased risk of intussusception Deutsches Aerzteblatt International COLOGNE. Rotaviruses (RV) are the commonest cause of diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. To protect against rotavirus infection, in 2013 the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO, Ständige Impfkommission) in Germany recommended rotavirus vaccination for all…

Europe the most skeptical in the world on vaccine safety, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia the least

Key country and regional data Regions ranked by confidence in the safety of vaccines Southeast Asian Region (4.4% of people disagree that vaccines are safe) – most confident African Region (7.4%) American Region (8.3%) Eastern Mediterranean Region (9.4%) Western Pacific Region (15.0%) European Region (15.8%) – least confident Countries most confident in the safety of…

Vaccinating against Vaccine-derived Polio-viruses, stuck in a global catch 22 (OPV 1, 2, and 3)

Vaccinating against Vaccine-derived Polio-viruses, stuck in a global catch 22 (OPV 1, 2, and 3) We review the provocative study “Estimating the Extent of Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Infection “Edited by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and funded by the Polio Eradication Initiative of the World Health Organization. PLoS ONE 3(10): e3433. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003433

No Jab, No Pay! Vaccination Rates Skyrocket in Australia

Australian vaccination rates are at an all-time high after government removes anti-vaxxers’ benefits Who would’ve thought? BEC CREW 3 AUG 2016   Since the Australian government launched its ‘No jab no pay’ campaign on 1 January 2016, thousands of children have been vaccinated for the first time, as parents who previously refused to immunise their…

Vaccines may harm the obese, as well as offer absolutely no protection (Animal Study)

Public Release: 2-Aug-2016 “Following vaccination, the obese mice had lower antibody levels, including lower levels of neutralizing antibodies, and higher levels of the virus. In addition, lean mice who received vaccines with adjuvants were protected from severe flu infections. Obese mice were not.” Vaccines fail to protect obese mice from severe influenza infections Researchers led…

Currently approved TB vaccine is now only about 20% effective at best, researchers examining new candidates

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016 Toward an effective TB vaccine: Analysis of the immune response to a promising candidate PLOS IMAGE: This is a scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, which cause tuberculosis. Credit: NIAID BCG, the only currently approved TB vaccine, has been around for almost a century and is only partially effective. When given…

Adverse events 42 days after HPV vaccination, at about 10% (Full Study HTML)

Adverse events following HPV vaccination, Alberta 2006–2014 Editor’s Note: (Ralph Turchiano) Clicking on Links will bring you to the site of the original study. Other Study Highlights, are points of interest that need further clarification.  A vast majority of reactions resolved, and the study needs further peer review. Editor’s Study Highlights: 1. Among the 195,270…