Researcher in Developmental & Behavioral Neuroanatomy
November 17, 2009
Prelude: Nothing in this essay is intended to provide medical advice.
Indeed, the purpose here is to report two findings that have appeared
in peer-reviewed journals and to place those findings in their societal context. One article is free online; the other isn't.
Thimerosal is present in many influenza vaccines and in many H1N1
vaccines. Although the ethylmercury in vaccinal thimerosal enters the
brain of primates (1) and is associated with autism and with the need
for special education services (2-3), many spokespersons for vaccine
orthodoxy proclaim thimerosal injections to be harmless (eg, 4).
As a result of findings linking thimerosal with autism (eg, 2), some
parents turn away from vaccines that may contain thimerosal. Such individuals may not appreciate the role of transsubstantiation (5),
whereby (regarding thimerosal) injected ethylmercury is converted into
a harmless substance via a physician's or nurse's handling
of the fully loaded vaccine-injection device.
Be that as it may, two findings regarding H1N1 merit attention amid
encouragement to be injected with thimerosal. First, Roschek and
colleagues reported that "
Elderberry flavonoids bind to and prevent H1N1 infection in vitro" (6).
Second and more recently, Pleschka et al
offered: "Human H1N1-type IV..., as well as swine origin IV (S-OIV, H1N1), were all
inactivated in cell culture assays by the EF preparation at
concentrations ranging from the recommended dose for oral consumption
to several orders of magnitude lower." (7)
a) Far be it from me to suggest that the physician- and nurse-induced
transsubstantiation of mercury into something harmless does not occur
(despite ethylmercury's entry into the brain, persistence therein, and
association with autism).
b) Despite increasing evidence of thimerosal's adverse effects, the CDC and FDA
want Americans to accept influenza- and H1N1-vaccinations and, while so
doing, to accept the injecting of mythically transsubstantiated
c) The CDC and FDA would prefer that we ignore findings regarding
Elderberry and Echinacea.
d) The lucrativity of media-hyped pandemics helps us place into
perspective lamentations rooted in hope that science someday will trump the
orthodoxy of vaccinationism (eg, 8-10, see also 11-13).
1. Comparison of blood and brain mercury
levels in infant monkeys exposed to methylmercury or vaccines
Burbacher TM et al. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Aug;113(8):1015-21.
2. Hepatitis B vaccination of male
neonates and autism
[conference abstract as published]
CM Gallagher, MS Goodman, Graduate Program in Public
Health, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
Annals of Epidemiology, p659
Vol. 19, No. 9 Abstracts (ACE) September 2009: 651–680.
3. Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and
developmental disability in US
children aged 1-9 years
Gallagher C, Goodman M. Toxicol Environ Chem 2008 90(5):997-1008.
NIAID's Anthony Fauci commit fraud or did US News & World Report
misquote Dr. Fauci?
Teresa Binstock, Aug
6. Elderberry flavonoids bind to and
prevent H1N1 infection in vitro
Roschek B Jr, Fink RC, McMichael MD, Li D, Alberte RS.
Phytochemistry. 2009 Jul;70(10):1255-61.
A ionization technique in mass spectrometry called Direct Analysis in
Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART TOF-MS) coupled with a Direct Binding
Assay was used to identify and characterize anti-viral components of an
elderberry fruit (Sambucus nigra L.) extract without either
derivatization or separation by standard chromatographic techniques.
The elderberry extract inhibited Human Influenza A (H1N1) infection in
vitro with an IC(50) value of 252+/-34 microg/mL. The Direct Binding
Assay established that flavonoids from the elderberry extract bind to
H1N1 virions and, when bound, block the ability of the viruses to
infect host cells. Two compounds were identified,
5,7,3',4'-tetra-O-methylquercetin (1) and
(2), as H1N1-bound chemical species. Compound 1 and dihydromyricetin
(3), the corresponding 3-hydroxyflavonone of 2, were synthesized and
shown to inhibit H1N1 infection in vitro by binding to H1N1 virions,
blocking host cell entry and/or recognition. Compound 1 gave an IC(50)
of 0.13 microg/mL (0.36 microM) for H1N1 infection inhibition, while
dihydromyricetin (3) achieved an IC(50) of 2.8 microg/mL (8.7 microM).
The H1N1 inhibition activities of the elderberry flavonoids compare
favorably to the known anti-influenza activities of Oseltamivir
(Tamiflu; 0.32 microM) and Amantadine (27 microM).
7. Anti-viral properties and mode of
action of standardized Echinacea purpurea extract against highly
pathogenic avian Influenza virus (H5N1, H7N7) and swine-origin H1N1
Stein M, Schoop R, Hudson JB
Virology Journal 2009, 6:197 (13 November 2009)
Pediatrician Exposes Vaccine Myths
11. Federal Health Agencies Continue to
Deceive Americans on a
Vaccine-Autism Link: Congressional Report Ignored for Six Years
Richard Gale and Gary Null, Ph.D
Progressive Radio Network, November 12, 2009
12. How Wired Magazine’s Amy Wallace
Endangers Our Kids
13. Drug Giant Merck – “Destroy” Critical Doctors “Where They Live”
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