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GMO flu vaccine

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FDA approves first GMO flu vaccine containing reprogrammed insect virus

A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells. According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as baculovirus that is purported to help facilitate the more rapid production of vaccines.

According to Flublok's package insert, the vaccine is trivalent, which means it contains GM proteins from three different flu strains. The vaccine's manufacturer, Protein Sciences Corporation (PSC), explains that Flublok is produced by extracting cells from the fall armyworm, a type of caterpillar, and genetically altering them to produce large amounts of hemagglutinin, a flu virus protein that enables the flu virus itself to enter the body quickly.

So rather than have to produce vaccines the "traditional" way using egg cultures, vaccine manufacturers will now have the ability to rapidly produce large batches of flu virus protein using GMOs, which is sure to increase profits for the vaccine industry. But it is also sure to lead to all sorts of serious side effects, including the deadly nerve disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GSB), which is listed on the shot as a potential side effect.

"If Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) has occurred within six weeks of receipt of a prior influenza vaccine, the decision to give Flublock should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks," explains a section of the vaccine's literature entitled "Warnings and Precautions." Other potential side effects include allergic reactions, respiratory infections, headaches, fatigue, altered immunocompetence, rhinorrhea, and myalgia.

According to clinical data provided by PSC in Flublok's package insert, two study participants actually died during trials of the vaccine. But the company still insists Flublok is safe and effective, and that it is about 45 percent effective against all strains of influenza in circulation, rather than just one or two strains.

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Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 11:54 AM

 Yuck. Won't see me getting that vax.

by Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM

we don't vax for the flu anyway.

by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM
After this year I think Im going to avoid the flu vax all together.
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by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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Proteins, soy, trans fats, HFCS- they are killing us in the US with all these additives both in meds and the food supply- allergies, metabolism changes, cancers...

by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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You couldn't pay me enough to take ANY flu vaccine - never mind this one.  Didn't vax my kids, and our immune systems are totally intact and working well.  never been comprimised, and we are all very healthy.  There are so many people who allow themselves to be injected with stuff like this.  Basically, anyone who does are just lab rats in an experiment.

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