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    From the CDC:
    CDC cracks down on communications with reporters - Axios

    And this:
    Flu Vaccination & Possible Safety Signal <B>Error processing SSI file</B><BR>

    Frank DeStefano? He was one of the CDC scientists who destroyed data on the 2004 MMR/autism link.

    There's something odd going on here.

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    Unless you realize that everyone with the flu is given antivirals & antivirals make people nauseous.

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    Ponder this. The CDC owns a patent on this variant of Ebola, and any other viral variant within 30% of this specific genomic sequence.

    Patent holders for intellectual property waltz from industry to regulatory agency then back to industry unimpeded, a practice I find deplorable. For all practical intents & purposes they are married.

    The vaccine currently in clinical trial is being “fast tracked” by the FDA, meaning industry PAID the FDA under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) to get this off the ground, sans standard safety protocols.
    (In fact, half of the FDA’s budget comes from fees paid by manufacturers to facilitate accelerated approval for new drugs and medical devices).

    It’s worth noting, the virus in the before mentioned patent is not the same variant currently believed to be circulating in West Africa and that may very well be why American Ebola victims have been brought to the United States in the first place.

    From the patent description on the EboBun virus, we know that the U.S. government:

    1) Extracts Ebola viruses from patients.
    2) Claims to have “invented” that virus.
    3) Files for monopoly patent protection on the virus.

    To understand why this is happening, you have to first understand what a patent really is and why it exists. A patent is a government-enforced monopoly that is exclusively granted to persons or organizations. It allows that person or organization to exclusively profit from the “invention” or deny others the ability to exploit the invention for their own profit.

    On one hand, it’s worth pointing out that the CDC’s patent on Ebola is at least partially focused on methods for screening for Ebola and treating Ebola victims with drugs or vaccines. This seems like a worthwhile precaution against an infectious disease that clearly threatens lives.

    On the other hand, why the patent? Patenting Ebola seems as odd as trying to patent cancer or diabetes. Why would a government organization claim to have “invented” this infectious disease and then claim a monopoly over its exploitation for commercial use?

    Make no mistake that billions of dollars in profits (and zero liability) are at stake in all this. Vaccines are the ONLY product with this unique marketing advantage.

    1. The patent for this sub-variant of Ebola was acquired in 2007 for a vaccine that has proven disastrously elusive for decades.
    Long Quest for Ebola Vaccine Slowed by Science, Ethics, Politics

    "Slowed by ethics" Yes, ethics got in the way.

    2. Safety steps are abandoned because the virus, which has never posed a threat beyond isolated outbreaks in Africa, is suddenly a possible pandemic of epic proportions.

    3. Bring patients to America & show the world we have this under control, “see, we saved those heroic doctors”…

    4. Sell us a scantly tested vaccine during a “crisis” (remember, you can't sue the manufacturer for a vaccine injury).

    5. Nurses & 1st. responders will be the first to see the pointy end of the syringe.

    There are 5 individuals listed on the patent, where are they now?

    This is how Ebola is seen in the eyes of the investor.
    Because all pharma companies are publicly traded, their 1st. bound legal duty is to the investor.

    Fiduciary obligation, look it up.

    Ebola stocks: 2 to sell, and 5 to consider buying - MarketWatch

    Why Ebola Vaccine Makers' Stocks Soared (NLNK, TKMR)

    This blog is usually on the money when it comes to news in the development end of vaccines.

    Vaccine News | Vaccine Market | Vaccine Research | Fierce Vaccines

    I laughed at the swine flu panic, and was suitably horrified at the number of narcolepsy cases following vaccination in certain genetic phenotypes.

    Bringing Ebola patients to our shores?
    Well, either SKB is closer to an answer than thought, or we're in deep doo.

    My money on the former, literally.

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    Quote from mrr5745
    I had the opportunity many years ago to meet one of the scientists who helped develop the vaccine. When the vaccine was released, it was only approved for women up to age 26. The reason for this is because that is who Merck included in their clinical trial. When I left my job as an STD nurse (2009) they were currently holding clinical trials for men and older women.

    Part of the argument against vaccinating is that by vaccinating women, the population will develop "herd immunity." Obviously, the major flaw here is men who have sex with men would have no protection, but some politicians seem to be okay with that.

    Anyway, HPV strains 16 and 18 are known to cause cervical, oral, esophageal, and anal cancer. Women and men should receive the vaccine regardless of their prior sexual activity. Even if the pt is already infected with one strain of HPV, the vaccine will still protect them from other strains. Even people who are not sexually active should be vaccinated - obviously it's more effective when given before the pt has been exposed to HPV. Even though sexual contact is the most common form of transmission, there have been cases of babies being exposed d/t improper hand washing of their caregiver before diaper changes.

    In the original VRBPAC Background Document Gardasi HPV Quadrivalent Vaccine- May 18, 2006 VRBPAC Meeting
    Mecrk reports an increase risk of carcinoma in situ of 44.6% in women who were given the vaccine while currently infected with strains 16 & 18, yet practitioners are not serotyping these women prior to giving the vaccine. This does not bode well for the non sexual naive individual.

    If California politicians have their way, parents will lose their right to informed consent for their minor children, who may, or may not be sexually active. Since 12 year olds aren't known for reading FDA briefings, I doubt they will be informed about the risk associated with current HPV status & increased risk of cancer.
    Will they be warned of the increased risk of cancer in sexually active populations?
    I doubt it.
    Would a 12 year old lie about her status of sexual activity in order to get a vaccine she thinks will protect her?
    I mean heck, mom & dad will never know, right?

    A previous push to require all California girls entering sixth grade to be vaccinated with the HPV Vaccine was withdrawn from the state legislature in 2007. The current bill would circumvent the state’s parental consent laws and “allow a minor who is 12 years of age or older to consent to medical care related to the prevention of a sexually transmitted disease.” The bill states: “The minor’s parents or guardian are not liable for payment for medical care provided pursuant to this section.” So, who is?

    This begs the question.
    After the child is given the vaccine without parental consent, should there be an adverse reaction, who's on the hook for the child's medical bills?
    Well, the parents who were never consulted in the first place, that's who.

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    Quote from happyloser
    I just adore people who site sources, yet have never taken a course in the subject. I believe before we read something from a website and twist what it has to say to fit our personal beliefs we should educate ourselves on the subject matter.

    I encourage everyone who believes that viruses are bad and have not in fact helped humanity to take courses in immunology and virology.

    There is a problem with the logic that somehow vaccines and autism are related and that problem is that NO STUDY HAS BEEN ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE ORIGINAL.
    In science we follow the scientific method and if a study is done correctly the results should be duplicated and that has not been the case, yet we have people blindly believing that which has been proven false. That which has been forcibly retracted from the original journal and if I am not mistake the man was stripped of his medical license for unethical behavior.

    While I agree that autism is a serious condition that has been a failure of modern medicine, vaccines are not the evil, instead they are saviors that help fight disease in an era of close human interaction that could lead to massive pandemics.

    *off my soap box*
    The study has been duplicated at Wake Forest.

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina are examining 275 children with regressive autism and bowel disease - and of the 82 tested so far, 70 prove positive for the measles virus.

    Last year, Dr Stephen Walker, said: 'Of the handful of results we have in so far, all are vaccine strain and none are wild measles.

    'This research proves that in the gastrointestinal tract of a number of children who have been diagnosed with regressive autism, there is evidence of measles virus.

    'What it means is that the study done earlier by Dr Wakefield and published in 1998 is correct. That study didn’t draw any conclusions about specifically what it means to find measles virus in the gut, but the implication is it may be coming from the MMR vaccine. If that’s the case, and this live virus is residing in the gastrointestinal tract of some children, and then they have GI inflammation and other problems, it may be related to the MMR.'

    Read more:

    Now that Wakefield has been hung out to dry, Dr. Walker is seeing the err of backing up this study.

    "Walker says the new research does not support the connection, and he notes that the results have not even been published in a peer-reviewed journal. “Even if we showed association (between measles virus and bowel disease) and we published it in a peer-reviewed journal, the conclusion will be simply that there is measles virus in the gut of a large number of children who have regressive autism and bowel disease. End of story.

    “We haven’t done anything to demonstrate that the measles virus is causing autism or even causing bowel disease.”

    Walker explains that exploring the causes of chronic bowel disease in autistic children is the major impetus for his research. “There are lots of viruses in the gut, and any one of them could be causing inflammation. If it truly is from a vaccine and this virus causes inflammation and a chronic bowel condition in some susceptible children, then that’s something that needs to be known.”

    Which is exactly what Wakefield need further investigation, and we all know how that turned out.

    Poor Dr. Walker, he can see his lab being de-funded as we speak.....

    The parents of the children in Wakefields study supported him throughout the GMC investigation and support him to this day. Their children got better under his care.

    They have posted their story online,

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    One case-control study of patients with end-stage renal disease suggested that long term consumption of acetaminophen may significantly increase the risk of ESRD particularly in patients taking more than two pills per day.

    This research was conducted on 1,700 women, and spanned 11 years. Overall, it showed that 10% of the women experienced a decline in their kidney function, indicating that their kidneys were being harmed by acetaminophen .
    Women who took between 1,500 and 9,000 tablets over their lifetimes raised their risk of kidney impairment by 64%, and women who took more than 9,000 tablets increased their risk even further.
    It is estimated that over-the-counter painkillers are responsible for killing over 40,000 Americans each year -- that includes aspirin, acetaminophen, and other painkillers.

    Chronic pain patients, especially the elderly with RA are prescribed vicoden for years on end are finding themselves in chronic renal failure.
    Codeine itself has a weak binding affinity to mu-opioid receptors, 5% to 10% of codeine is converted into morphine, which has a high binding affinity to mu-opioid receptors. Conversion of codeine to morphine occurs in the liver via cytochrome P450, some drugs may interfere with the effectiveness of codeine (ie) certain SSRIs (also converted via cytochrome P450) decrease the analgesic effect of codeine.

    While codeine alone is not as effective, especially went taken with SSRI's, combining acetaminophen with codeine appears to have long term detrimental effects which, in part, could be avoided by removing acetaminophen from the equation.

    Though the folks at Johnson & Johnson don't want to hear that....

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    I don't think most individuals appreciate the advances which have been made in pathogen detection by the use of advanced micro-arrays.

    As an example I pointed out the finding (in a previous post) made about a year ago of an unexpected pig circovirus found in the rotarix vaccine. The levels of this unexpected virus were more than ten times the level of the target virus for which the vaccine had been developed. While the decision to certify that virus as "safe" was in my opinion unconscionable, the fact remains that detection of the unexpected virus was made and its amount quantified with amazing accuracy.

    I believe that scientific advances are proceeding at a rate which will allow us to ask and answer some very disturbing questions about vaccine safety.
    The idea that there's "data" about which we should all agree, but that some of the biggest fights are over "interpretation" and the meaning of that data. For example, the finding of an unexpected pig virus in a vaccine at a rate ten times higher than that of the target virus is something which all parties seem to agree upon, yet it's glossed over & the vaccine remains on the shelf.

    If the health care provider holding that syringe told you, the parent of a new born, about that virus, the one we know little of nothing about, that may be cancer causing, & so on...... being in concentration 10X that of the target virus....about to be injected into your baby, how would you respond?

    A vaccine with this level of contamination would probably never receive initial approval. This finding begs the question, why do we allow an already approved vaccine to have this level of contamination, just because we've only recently developed the tools to test its composition? Even to the average person who doesn't think much about vaccine safety this reasoning is a little bit like saying you'll continue to allow your teenage son to drink and drive because he's done it before and he never got into an accident.

    In the document Investigating Viruses in Cells Used to make Vaccines; and Evaluating the Potential Threat Posed by Transmission of Viruses to Humans. XMRV is prominently featured as a virus about which they are concerned. Please feel free to read the entire document at

    For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the question of XMRV and autism, please allow me to give a brief recap. The xenotropic murine leukemia related virus (XMRV) was discovered in 2006 by scientists working for the University of California at San Francisco and the Cleveland Clinic.

    The retrovirus was originally found in the tumors of men with an aggressive form of prostate cancer, in 2009 the virus was found in high numbers in people with chronic fatigue syndrome, and there have been some preliminary findings of its presence in children with autism.

    Chronic fatigue syndrome & autism share many common clinical features including immune dysregulation, increased expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, mitochondrial abnormalities, and chronic active microbial infections. In my own investigations I've been surprised how many of the mothers of children with autism say they have either been formally diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, or believe they have subclinical indications of the disorder.

    Onto the FDA release of July 24, 2011. After first describing the need for new vaccines and that the virus-based vaccines require the use of living cells for a substrate, there's this paragraph.

    "In some cases the cell lines that are used might be tumorigenic, that it, they form tumors when injected into rodents. Some of these tumor-forming cell lines may contain cancer-causing viruses that are not actively reproducing. Such viruses are hard to detect using standard methods. These latent or "quiet" viruses pose a potential threat, since they might become active under vaccine manufacturing conditions. Therefore, to ensure the safety of vaccines, our laboratory is investigating ways to activate latent viruses in cell lines and to detect the activated viruses, as well as other unknown viruses, using new technologies. We are also trying to identify specific biological processes that reflect virus activity."

    Translation for the average reader - Hey, the cell lines in which we grow the viruses we want in vaccines, may contain some viruses we don't want, as in the case of Rotarix & RotaTeq, including those which may cause cancer.

    Further on in the article was this paragraph:

    "Similarly, we are investigating the transmission and infectious processes of a new human retrovirus, xenotropuic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV). We are pursuing this work both in vitro ("test tube studies) as well as in the monkey model, in order to assess potential safety concerns in vaccine cell substrates and in blood products."

    Translation - We're really worried about XMRV. We're so worried that we're going to test in both test tubes, and in monkeys (very expensive!) We are spending major dollars on this question.

    The article ends with the following paragraph, which makes me think it's XMRV (XMRVs/HGRVs) that has the scientists at the FDA worried.

    "Xentoropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) is a recently discovered human retrovirus that has been found in both chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer patients. Although the findings need further confrimation, there is a potential safety concern regarding XMRV in cell substrates used in vaccines and in transmission by blood transfusion and blood products. We are developing sensitive detection assays for XMRV to evaluate cell substrates and investigate virus transmission by blood transfusion in a monkey model."

    In the mean time, we are still going to inject your kid with it....ok?

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    Quote from needshaldol
    I have seen docs write discharge notes and the patient has not been discharged and are to be the next day. I have seen docs go into a room and spend about 30 seconds, and write up a two page history/physical and assessment all info from the other docs who have assessed the patient.!!
    They must be related to Sylvia Brown.

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    Quote from chuckster
    "And in other striking news, it was reported today that gravity has been identified as the force keeping everything on earth from flying off into space . . . "
    .....cause if earth didn't suck, where would we be?

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    4hana9, ObtundedRN, needshaldol, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from Flo.
    I have never see an MD read my notes. I watch them round in the morning. They just look at labs, vitals and test reports after that they are off to see the pt. I have also never seen them read pt/ot notes either.
    I've seen doctors write their progress note before ever even setting foot in the patients room.
    Read our notes? yea right....

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    Quote from JROregon
    I'm not sure I understand your point ozone. So have vaccinations been a bad idea throughout the years? Which diseases are worth vaccinating against and which are not?
    It does make you wonder. Vaccines bypass our first line defenses, mucous membranes & the lymphatic system. What is the long term outcome of circumventing defenses our bodies have spent thousands of years developing?
    Well, we don't know.

    Take polio, when the vaccine was developed, microscopes weren't able to differentiate between viruses. We now know that there were several other pathogens in play which were, no doubt, causing paralysis at that time, aseptic meningitis, GBS, Epstein Barr, just to name a few. Though they were all lumped in as polio.

    The vaccine industry has made some serious blunders in the past, yet are protected from all liability resulting from injury or death. The injured parties are relegated to vaccine court, where the rules of court don't apply. Government witnesses are allowed to present evidence in one case, stating this evidence proves there is no connection between the vaccine & the injury, then turn around & use the same testimony in another case citing it as proof of causation.

    Someone is being protected here, but it ain't us.

    My point in posting is to provoke thought, enlighten those who believe that vaccines are harmless & open a dialogue between professionals regarding any role we might, as patient advocates, make the process of protecting children from disease as well as preventing them from being chalked up as "an acceptable loss" for heard immunity.

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    Quote from MunoRN
    Any time hosts build up an immunity to a viral strain they then become more susceptible to other strains. Whether you become immune to one strain of flu virus by contracting the virus or immunization, you are now a more susceptible host to variations of the flu virus.

    You seem intent on proving there are potential adverse affects to immunizations. I don't think anyone denies that is the case. Are you suggesting that the potential adverse effects outweigh the benefits of immunization? If you can show me that more people are injured, hospitalized, or killed by vaccinations than the disease they prevent then I'll take your side.

    Would you feel the same way if your child had died from a vaccine adverse reaction?

    It's not really about taking sides, it's about taking a stand.
    Technology is advancing to the point where those individuals with pre-existing conditions could be screened to prevent injury. Our own government & vested industry are doing everything they possibly can to squelch this information from being made available to the public.

    Hannah Poling's parents wanted to talk about their child's case. They wanted to make their child's medical records public in order to help other children.

    The government opposed that motion for transparency and has done everything that they possibly can to prevent her records from being used as evidence.

    What are they so afraid of? They dropped the case before trial to keep her records sealed.

    Relationships between the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry have led to a “revolving door,” in which pharmaceutical executives go to work for the FDA, making regulatory decisions on matters affecting their industry and sometimes even their own former companies. When their time at the FDA is over, they go back to higher-paying jobs in the industry.

    Bruesewitz vs Wyeth is an important victory for vaccine manufacturers, as now the only court to hear injury claims is VICP, as the door to recourse in a civil court is no longer a possibility.

    Only by ensuring that vaccine designs are as safe as possible and by ensuring access to justice in the event of injury will parents and individuals comply with vaccine mandates.

    Migration studies, in my opinion, would be very interesting.

    In Somalia there is no word for autism, but move them to Minnesota, or Sweden, or the UK the rate is 1 in 28.
    Perhaps it related to sunlight exposure & T cell function.
    Or perhaps it relates to the use of the single measles vaccine used in Somalia opposed to the mmr used in the US, Sweden & the UK.

    Yet these obvious problematic issues remain unaddressed by government & industry.

    While compulsory vaccine mandates without corporate accountability may be an appealing business model to industry, the risks to the public are unacceptable.

    This knife cuts both ways, we all know this. vaccine....but when an industry refers to lives lost to vaccine injury as "an acceptable loss" (and remember, they have zero liability)... wear that shoe & see just how "acceptable" it feels.

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    Quote from MunoRN
    The effects of giving immunizations in combination has been very well studied. Immunizations have been given in combination for decades, the CDC tracks adverse reactions to all immunizations, that's a huge sample group for any data gathering project, so it's hardly accurate to say there's no evidence on the topic.
    Then you should have no trouble citing these studies.
    Where are they?

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    Quote from MunoRN
    I think you've mis-read that. There have been outbreaks of pertussis variations that are different from the pertussis targeted by the standard vaccination, but I don't see that anyone has suggested these strains are a result of vaccinations. Vaccinations aren't antiobiotics, they don't present the virus with something to kill it that the virus could then adapt to, vaccines present the body with the virus itself.

    Polymorphism in the Bordetella pertussis virulence factors P.69/pertactin and pertussis toxin in The Netherlands: temporal trends and evidence for vaccine-driven evolution.

    Sequence analysis of the genes for P.69 and the pertussis toxin S1 subunit, using strains collected from Dutch patients in the period 1949 to 1996, revealed three P.69 and three S1 variants which show differences in amino acid sequence. Polymorphism in P.69 was confined to a region comprised of repeats and located proximal to the RGD motif involved in adherence to host tissues. Variation in S1 was observed in two regions previously identified as T-cell epitopes. P.69 and S1 variants, identical to those included in the Dutch whole-cell pertussis vaccine (WCV), were found in 100% of the strains from the 1950s, the period when the WCV was introduced in The Netherlands. However, nonvaccine types of P.69 and S1 gradually replaced the vaccine types in later years and were found in approximately 90% strains from 1990 to 1996. These results suggest that vaccination has selected for strains which are antigenically distinct from vaccine strains.

    Bordetella pertussis Strains with Increased Toxin Production Associated with Pertussis Resurgence

    An important issue is whether vaccination has selected for the ptxP3 strains. Several lines of evidence support this contention. First, ptxP3 strains were not found in the prevaccination era. Furthermore, although ptxP3 strains were found in high frequencies in vaccinated populations in the 1990s, they were not detected in Senegal, where vaccination was introduced in 1987. Several studies have provided evidence that increased host immunity may select for higher virulence. Vaccination against 2 avian viruses, the Marek disease virus, and the infectious bursal disease virus, were associated with the emergence of more virulent strains

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    Quote from MunoRN
    The effects of giving immunizations in combination has been very well studied. Immunizations have been given in combination for decades, the CDC tracks adverse reactions to all immunizations, that's a huge sample group for any data gathering project, so it's hardly accurate to say there's no evidence on the topic.

    Please cite the studies where MMR + DPaT + Polio + Hep B + pick one... have been studied concomitantly.

    Here is a study of the MMRV (ProQuad)

    Results -
    After vaccination with all measles-containing vaccines, seizure incidence peaked during days 7 to 10; the most prominent peak was recorded after MMRV vaccination. During days 7 to 10, unadjusted rates for seizures were 84.6 seizures per 1000 person-years after MMRV vaccination, 42.2 seizures per 1000 person-years after MMR + varicella vaccination, and 26.4 seizures per 1000 person-years after MMR vaccination alone. Unadjusted rates during days 7 to 10 were nearly 8 times higher for MMRV and 4 and 3.5 times higher for MMR varicella and MMR vaccination alone, as compared to Varicella vaccine alone.

    Why would the delivery of the MMR + the varicella ... vs.... ProQuad have different outcomes?
    Could it be the fact that when you combine the measles vaccine with the varicella vaccine they behave differently?
    Could it be that ProQuad contains about ten times more chickenpox vaccine than the Varivax brand of varicella?

    Talk to the parents in Olympia Washington who's children had adverse reactions during the clinical trials.

    Our Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System is a passive system which depends upon doctors actually reporting adverse events.
    The system allows anyone to report an adverse event. You, me...anybody. Do you actually believe this is any way to track adverse events?

    As I posted before....

    "DPT investigation was featured on the March 2 NBC News' "Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric" show. At the end of February, NVIC/DPT also conducted a survey of 159 doctors' offices in seven states, including Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Texas. When asked the question "In case of an adverse event after vaccination, does the doctor report it and, if yes, to whom?" only 28 out of 159 or 18 percent said they make a report to the FDA, CDC or state health department. In New York, only one out of 40 doctor's offices confirmed that they report a death or injury following vaccination."

    Migration studies would be interesting, in Somalia there is no word for autism, but move them to Minnesota, or Sweden, or the UK & the rate is 1 in 28.
    Perhaps it's related to sunlight exposure & T cell function.
    Or perhaps it relates to the use of the single measles vaccine used in Somalia opposed to the mmr used in the US, Sweden & the UK.
    Why? well, we don’t want to look at that, the IOM made that clear.