Flu, avian flu, Baxter International, Indonesia avian flu, H5N1 virus, World Health Organization, WHO, Indonesia signed a memorandum of agreement with Baxter, February 7, 2007

Here is an interesting  tidbit about Baxter International, a company enmeshed in the controversy surrounding the swine flu pandemic. This news is from the NY Times dated February 7, 2007 and is another connection in common with Obama, Indonesia.

“Indonesia May Sell, Not Give, Bird Flu Virus to Scientists

Published: February 7, 2007”

“Indonesia, which has had more human cases of avian flu than any other country, has stopped sending samples of the virus to the World Health Organization, apparently because it is negotiating a contract to sell the samples to an American vaccine company, a W.H.O. official said yesterday.

The strains of the H5N1 virus circulating in Indonesia are considered crucial to developing up-to-date vaccines and following mutations in the virus. The official, Dr. David L. Heymann, said the agency was “clearly concerned” about the development and was in talks with Indonesia.

Dr. Heymann, the agency’s chief of communicable diseases, said he was not blaming the company involved, Baxter Healthcare of Deerfield, Ill. “But now that this has happened,” he said, “we have to sit down and figure out how to rectify it.”

Indonesia signed a memorandum of agreement with Baxter today.

A Baxter spokeswoman said the company had not asked Indonesia to stop cooperating with the W.H.O. She added that the agreement under negotiation would not give it exclusive access to Indonesian strains.

The virus has not yet mutated into a strain easily transmitted among humans. But it has infected 81 people in Indonesia, 63 of them fatally. It killed more people in 2006 than in any previous year and is out of control in poultry in Indonesia, Egypt and West Africa, so experts fear it as much as ever.”

““The W.H.O. should be their biggest friend. Indonesia has a virus with a 70 percent case fatality, and we don’t know why. If they want to work with the best laboratories in the world, they should make sure that virus samples can get out.”

With human cases breaking out in Egypt, Nigeria and elsewhere, new pandemic flu vaccines could be produced from other strains, Dr. Monto added. Indonesia’s Asian neighbors are the most threatened by its outbreak and may press it to back down, he said.”

“The strains are usually rendered harmless by laboratories that consult with the W.H.O., and the genes responsible for the ability of the virus’s outer coat to invade cells are spliced to older, well-known strains. Then this “seed virus” is given free to private companies that produce millions of doses. ”

“The release of sequences — not the virus itself, but the pattern of nucleotides in its genes, which shows what mutations it has made — is a touchy subject because some scientists try to keep the data secret until they can publish scientific papers.”

Read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/07/world/asia/07birdflu.html?ref=world

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15 responses to “Flu, avian flu, Baxter International, Indonesia avian flu, H5N1 virus, World Health Organization, WHO, Indonesia signed a memorandum of agreement with Baxter, February 7, 2007

  1. More information on Baxter from a Polish news source on Februrary 18, 2009:

    http://zpravy.idnes.cz/unik-viru-je-obchodni-tajemstvi-odmita-firma-komentovat-unik-smrtelne-vakciny-19i-/domaci.asp?c=A090217_224441_domaci_anv

    Interpretation from Rense:

    ======== Professional Czech Translations ========

    February 18, 2009

    It is a business secret – company refuses to comment on mistake in safeguarding deadly vaccination

    European Medicines Agency (EMEA) is investigating Austrian branch of American pharmaceutical company Baxter. It is after pharmacists from Austrian Ortha sent vaccination preventing flu to the Czech Rep for testing and this vaccination found to be infected with a deadly virus of the bird flue (H5N1).

    Czech newspaper MF DNES brought attention to this case and consequently, related laws might get changed.

    Michael Vit, a chief hygienist and advisor from Ministry of Health, says: “Our goal is to obtain a prior documentation for each and every vaccination or drug coming for testing here, proving to us that these materials are not contaminated. Or, we need to be able to pre-test them in our national laboratory. So far, it is not the case.”

    Czech research company Biotest (in Konarovice town), testing this critical vaccination on lab ferrets, was forced to end the testing process after a week and to kill the infected animals. Researchers (13) working with this vaccine got immediately a shot of anti-virus Tamiflu and are under the supervision of hygienists. Luckily, the researchers are not infected, says Michael Vit.

    The testing was permitted by Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, yet this Ministry does not have any real control over it. In the future, these circumstances should change. Newly, Ministry of Health and National Drug Control Committee should supervise all the medical testing and research. Austrian workers will have to explain to these Czech agencies how could such a serious mistake possibly happen and who is responsible for it.

    Spokesman of American Baxter, Richard Tischler, revealed to MF Dnes newspaper only limited amount of information. He said that the mistake happened in the Austrian branch and that it was a procedural mistake. Other than that, it is our business secret and I can’t talk about it. However, I can assure you that we made steps to prevent similar mistake from happening again in the future.

    According to Tischler, this mistake happened only in a batch shipped to Czech Biotest. Baxter is one of the six international companies entitled to develop vaccination preventing flu. In Baxter labs, a deadly virus of the bird flu is stored as well as vaccination, made by the company, which should prevent the flu.

    Biotest was supposed to test anti-flu vaccination that should serve Europeans during the next flu season. The researchers admit that a situation like this never happened in the Czech Rep yet. It is an extraordinary situation which showed a gap in our legislature and we were not ready for it, says Roman Prymula, chairman of Czech vaccination society. We can’t pretend that nothing happen; it is a major mistake. Some 60 years ago in the US, children have paid for the similar mistake by getting polio. And later on, in Germany, researchers had mishandled TBC vaccination, said Jiri Beran from Center for vaccination and travel medicine.

    http://zpravy.idnes.cz/unik-viru-je-obchodni-tajemstvi-odmita-firma-komentovat-unik-
    smrtelne-vakciny-19i-/domaci.asp?c=A090217_224441_domaci_anv

    Austrian Bird Flu Came To The Czech Republic And Germany

    March 4, 2009

    Deadly virus of the bird flu suddenly appeared on several places in Europe. According to MF Dnes newspaper, people from Austrian branch of Baxter were testing “contaminated vaccine material” not only in a Czech lab, but also in labs of two neighboring countries.

    Vaccine material contaminated with the bird flu was tested not only in Austria, but also in the Czech Rep, Germany and Slovenia. Everywhere, the same problem was observed, said Michael Vit.

    Not one laboratory had a clue about this. Last day in January, Austrian pharmacists sent “by an accident” a virus for testing to four different labs and this virus, for its dangerous character, is actually listed as a possible biological weapon.

    The Czech lab is actually under an investigation by National institute for nuclear safety now. Neither the Czech, nor Austrian labs informed the Institute about the incident. Baxter comp. itself had learned about this contamination incident about six days later when infected ferrets started to behave strangely.

    We should be definitely informed; it is against the law, said Dana Drabova, a chairperson of National institute for nuclear safety, especially, if the virus of bird flue H5N1 belongs on a list of dangerous materials. Biotest might face a penalty as high as five millions of CZK if we prove that this mistake is on a Biotest’s side.

    European medicine agency (EMEA) is tracking this incident as well.

    Baxter refused accusations that company would be conducting testing on people: “We were intended to send a clear virus of common flu for testing to Czech Biotest; by an accident, we sent the virus of bird flue. The testing material got mixed up, said Tischler. According to him, the risk of the bird flu getting out of the labs was very low. Specific process that was used during the production of this testing material will be never used again.

    http://zpravy.idnes.cz/rakouska-ptaci-chripka-sla-do-ceska-i-
    nemecka-fmn-/domaci.asp?c=A090303_214331_domaci_abr

    Contaminated Vaccination Was Tested Not Only In The Czech Rep

    PRAGUE — Vaccine material contaminated with the bird flu was tested not only in Austria, but also in the Czech Rep, Germany and Slovenia. Everywhere, the same problem was observed, said Michael Vit. None of the labs had a clue about it.

    Tischler, rep from Baxter, emphasized for Czech Press Agency, that the material was produced solely for a research and never meant to be used for any other purposes or used on human beings. According to Tichler, this testing material was not sent by American Baxter, but by Austrian AVIR Greenhills which also hired Czech Biotest.

    Contamination itself happened during this one specific research project for AVIR Greenhills in labs of Baxter company. And this certain process will not be performed ever again, said Tischler. Austrian institutions dealing with public health and safety approved Baxter’s safety and prevention steps taken afterward, describing them as adequate to this kind of situation.

    According to Tischler, designated people did work with this experimental material in isolated labs. Also, reps from Biotest said that “this project was conducted under standard conditions – with a high level of work safety, in isolated labs and with use of appropriate protection tools. No researcher was infected”.

    In the Austrian branch, representatives from EMEA started their investigation.

    http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy/kontaminovana-vakcina-se-testovala-nejen-v-cr/363674

  2. Okay….I know this is off the flu subject….which I am very concerned over…..but you all HAVE to see this political cartoon from 1934 out of Chicago……UNBELIEVABLE….history repeats itself

    http://www.thepolitic.com/archives/2009/04/29/1934-chicago-tribune-political-cartoon-how-things-stay-the-same/

  3. truthbetold11

    obama is walking nightmare because he would be more dangerous out of office because of his radical ties and cult like following, people don’t care. they listen to anyone who sounds good and take leadership whether good or bad. we the people have a long road ahead with this evil regime. keep praying!!

  4. sandy,

    History does indeed. This time, Americans are wiser to the deeds in Washington because of readily available research tools such as the Internet. That is why we are able to sniff out the bad things going with Baxter.

  5. venice,

    The GOP is dead. If you would like to join a Constitutional party, join the Constitution Party.

  6. Jacqlyn Smith

    #

    JeffM // April 30, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    venice,

    The GOP is dead. If you would like to join a Constitutional party, join the Constitution Party.
    ****************************************************

    If the GOP is dead then we are looking at a one party system….in order to win the next election we will all have to support one party against the Democrats or we are done for….dividing the parties into Constitutional Party….Libertarian Party….Republican Party…..will only guarantee the Democrats another win……the GOP is our only hope and it looks like they are becoming serious once again to lead us back to center right…and fiscal responsibility which is what will win the next election….it will be all about people’s pocketbooks!!!!

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  8. J. S., you are the perfect example of a brainwashed American voter. The internationalists control both major parties, and you are only worried about the Democrats getting into power again.

    Wake up and smell the coffee: All the Republican Congressment voted to approve the Electoral College votes for Obama even though it was known that he was not a Natural Born Citizen, as per the Senate Resolution 611 of the same year!

    The conspiracy is complete…the small pro-Christian parties are the only hope, humanly speaking, left for liberty in the USA

  9. I agree with Jacqlyn. This is not a time to fracture the opposition.

  10. http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/04/obama-press-conference-draws-288-million-viewers.html

    These are the (poll) numbers that really tell you what is going on, not the fabricated numbers that are looped through the news repeatedly.

  11. Jacqlyn Smith

    #

    Minuteman // May 1, 2009 at 4:45 am

    J. S., you are the perfect example of a brainwashed American voter. The internationalists control both major parties, and you are only worried about the Democrats getting into power again.

    Wake up and smell the coffee: All the Republican Congressment voted to approve the Electoral College votes for Obama even though it was known that he was not a Natural Born Citizen, as per the Senate Resolution 611 of the same year!

    The conspiracy is complete…the small pro-Christian parties are the only hope, humanly speaking, left for liberty in the USA
    __________________________________
    Minuteman—–We had more than one party on the ballot last year and the Republican opposition is the only party that came even remotely close to challenging the Democrats…..I am not brainwashed as you say and I am being practical here….if you want to waste your vote go ahead but if we don’t ban together to defeat the Democrats we will continue to be hijacked into Communism!!!! The strongest party to challenge the Democrats at this time is the Republican party and we are seeing them working now to get back to their roots after getting beat so badly the last few times around!!! If we split up into all of these groups and parties….then it is evident that we will be done for! At least the GOP is the lesser of the two evils and if we work to get the right candidates elected in the GOP we can start to work our way back to the values and principles of our founding fathers!!! I believe the new GOP wants the same.

  12. J.S. you write ” I believe the new GOP wants the same.”

    As I said, you are completely out of touch with reality. The Republic Party receives funding from the same internationalist-socialists as the Dems. Do an analysis of their funding and you will see it is the same. Their canditates belong to the same internationalist masonic groups. Their silence on Obama’s usurpation is near complete. Even Ron Paul is a willy nilly nanny, wall flower.

    Get real!

  13. Citizen, this is off topic, but…

    A CALL FOR CHRISTIAN CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE — THE TIME IS NOW!

    Look, Obama is not a blip on the political radar, which if he is removed, will solve the problem. He is the necessasry consequence of the political diseases in our country. If we do not want godless dictators like him in the future, we need to radically change a few things in the country.

    And we Christians need to do it, because the radical problem in this country is that Christ is excluded from public life.

    In the name of religious liberty we Christians have let ourselves be hoodwinked and outmaneuvered by the Masonic Lodge, which basically has penned us in and made us politically ineffective.

    Our Churches are granted non profit status, for example, on the condition that their rights to express themselves in public and in the political forum are restricted and severely limited.

    We are told that the public forum is for all faiths, therefore all faiths should make it a secular place! — Talk about a non-sequitur.

    Then don’t be suprised when you hear Obama say this Country was never a Christian Nation: that is what the Masons have always held (read Jefferson), though it aint the truth.

    So we have let ourselves be ideologically outmaneuvered.

    We need to remember our roots, for example, the 3 Supreme Court Decisions which declared that it was the founders intention to established a Christian Republic.

    But we need to do more.

    We Christians need to, as a united front, break out of the cattle pen the secularists have put us in.

    We need a united massive civil disobedience movement against limiting our rights to put Christ in the public forum.

    We need all the Christian Churches to give the government and the IRS notice that we will no longer accept the restrictions on our civil liberties and will as Churches engage in political activity of all kinds, just as any other person before the law is allowed to. Due process and equality before the law for all persons before the law, and that includes religious non profits.

    We need to take back the public square and establish Christian monuments, which alone have the right to public forum, since they represent the historical heritage of the nation, and the history of the nation has a pre-eminent right to the public forum.

    We need to outlaw secret societies, outlaw anti-christian organizations and groups, because they violate the civil liberties which we Christians have a righth to.

    We need to do this as a united movement, because in unity there is victory and strength.

    We need to stop allowing the enemies of Christ in our country, which are in both major parties, of nit picking our rights away.

    We need to stand up and say no to the enemies of Christ!

    But we need to act soon, before it will no longer be legal to be a Christian.

    Wake up folks, I say to those who disagree with me: the thought control bills this administration, and the restrictions of the IRS amply show that we have an anti-christian government and laws, and it is OUR DUTY BEFORE JESUS CHRIST to overturn these laws and refuse the false obedience that they claim.

    It is not just a question of being in favor of marriage as it was always defined, or in favor of human personhood from conception — these are naturally known. We need to be in favor of these AND those rights and truths and laws and morals which believers in Christ hold and practice.

    Let us not fear the gentle yoke of Christ, for if we do we will surely bear the bitter and heavy yoke of the Devil’s allies: Communists, Marxists, Sodomites, Socialists, Dictators, and the NWO folk….

  14. Jacqlyn Smith

    #

    Minuteman // May 1, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    J.S. you write ” I believe the new GOP wants the same.”

    As I said, you are completely out of touch with reality. The Republic Party receives funding from the same internationalist-socialists as the Dems. Do an analysis of their funding and you will see it is the same. Their canditates belong to the same internationalist masonic groups. Their silence on Obama’s usurpation is near complete. Even Ron Paul is a willy nilly nanny, wall flower.

    Get real!
    ———————————————————————-

    You need to GET REAL if you think you are going to defeat the Democrats with NO funding at all or with very little…..Like I said….we will have to get the right candidates in the GOP running for office if we are to have a chance…..good luck with a new party though…..that will be the death of us all….it already has been since dividing the INDEPENDENT voters into the various parties!!! You have to find a way to unite the INDEPENDENTS of which I am one and maybe some %40 more are
    INDEPENDENTS……another new party is not the way!!! I have a lot of family that are registered INDEPENDENTS as well……they usually vote Republican but many either didn’t vote or voted for BO based on his promises this last time around or Alan Keyes based on values and principles(like his belief in the Constitution)..others voted for McCain….they don’t care where the money comes from and neither does the FEC…..look at how they investigated all of the IMPOSTER’S illegal donations..NOT!!!……we only have a chance to put the Democrats out of office with the right Candidates in the GOP and using their financial backing along with whatever we can get from other sources…..Also, did you know most of the founding fathers of our Constitution were masons??? Everyone except Alan Keys has been silent on the USURPATION of the office of President…..he is who I voted for……why not get behind him if you are concerned that even Ron Paul is willy, nilly, nanny……Ron Paul is a JOKE….he doesn’t stand up for the country either!!! I have done my research and I think we need to get Alan Keys to run on the Republican ticket…..It may be hard to do though since he is a man of principles!!!

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