Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed

August 4th, 2009

(Dr.Mercola) – According to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, your children should be the first target for mass swine flu vaccinations when school starts this fall.[i]

This is a ridiculous assumption for many reasons, not to mention extremely high risk.

In Australia, where the winter season has begun, Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon is reassuring parents the swine flu is no more dangerous than regular seasonal flu. “Most people, including children, will experience very mild symptoms and recover without any medical intervention,” she said.[ii]

Sydney-based immunization specialist Robert Booy predicts swine flu might be fatal to about twice as many children in the coming year as regular influenza. Booy estimates 10-12 children could die from the H1N1 virus, compared with the five or six regular flu deaths seen among children in an average year in Australia.[iii]

“Cure the Disease, Kill the Patient”

Less than 100 children in the U.S. die each year from seasonal flu viruses.[iv] If we use Australia’s math, a very rough estimate would be another 100 children could potentially die of swine flu in the United States in the coming year.

If children are the first target group in the U.S. per Sebelius, that means we’re about to inject around 75 million children with a fast tracked vaccine containing novel adjuvants, including dangerous squalene, to prevent perhaps 100 deaths.

I’m not overlooking the tragedy of the loss of even one child to an illness like the H1N1 flu virus. But there can be no argument that unnecessary mass injection of millions of children with a vaccine containing an adjuvant known to cause a host of debilitating autoimmune diseases is a reckless, dangerous plan.

Why are Vaccinations Dangerous?

The presumed intent of a vaccination is to help you build immunity to potentially harmful organisms that cause illness and disease. However, your body’s immune system is already designed to do this in response to organisms which invade your body naturally.

Most disease-causing organisms enter your body through the mucous membranes of your nose, mouth, pulmonary system or your digestive tract – not through an injection.

These mucous membranes have their own immune system, called the IgA immune system. It is a different system from the one activated when a vaccine is injected into your body.

Your IgA immune system is your body’s first line of defense. Its job is to fight off invading organisms at their entry points, reducing or even eliminating the need for activation of your body’s immune system.

When a virus is injected into your body in a vaccine, and especially when combined with an immune adjuvant like squalene, your IgA immune system is bypassed and your body’s immune system kicks into high gear in response to the vaccination.

Injecting organisms into your body to provoke immunity is contrary to nature, and vaccination carries enormous potential to do serious damage to your health.

And as if Vaccines Weren’t Dangerous Enough on Their Own …

… imagine them turbocharged.

The main ingredient in a vaccine is either killed viruses or live ones that have been attenuated (weakened and made less harmful).

Flu vaccines can also contain a number of chemical toxins, including ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenol (carbolic acid) and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin.

In addition to the viruses and other additives, many vaccines also contain immune adjuvants like aluminum and squalene.

The purpose of an immune adjuvant added to a vaccine is to enhance (turbo charge) your immune response to the vaccination. Adjuvants cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the organism you’re being vaccinated against.

Adjuvants are supposed to get the job done faster (but certainly not more safely), which reduces the amount of vaccine required per dose, and the number of doses given per individual.

Less vaccine required per person means more individual doses available for mass vaccination campaigns. Coincidentally, this is exactly the goal of government and the pharmaceutical companies who stand to make millions from their vaccines.

Will There Be Immune Adjuvants in Swine Flu Vaccines?

The U.S. government has contracts with several drug companies to develop and produce swine flu vaccines. At least two of those companies, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are using an adjuvant in their H1N1 vaccines.

The adjuvant? Squalene.

According to Meryl Nass, M.D., an authority on the anthrax vaccine,

“A novel feature of the two H1N1 vaccines being developed by companies Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline is the addition of squalene-containing adjuvants to boost immunogenicity and dramatically reduce the amount of viral antigen needed. This translates to much faster production of desired vaccine quantities.”[v]

Novartis’s proprietary squalene adjuvant for their H1N1 vaccine is MF59. Glaxo’s is ASO3. MF59 has yet to be approved by the FDA for use in any U.S. vaccine, despite its history of use in other countries.

Per Dr. Nass, there are only three vaccines in existence using an approved squalene adjuvant. None of the three are approved for use in the U.S.

What Squalene Does to Rats

Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long periods of time.[vi]

A 2000 study published in the American Journal of Pathology demonstrated a single injection of the adjuvant squalene into rats triggered “chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation,” also known as rheumatoid arthritis.[vii]

The researchers concluded the study raised questions about the role of adjuvants in chronic inflammatory diseases.

What Squalene Does to Humans

Your immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil and not only will your immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of its antioxidant properties.

The difference between “good” and “bad” squalene is the route by which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.

Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where it is vital to the health of your nervous system.[viii]

Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) received anthrax vaccines which contained squalene.[ix] MF59 (the Novartis squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets.[x]

The Department of Defense made every attempt to deny that squalene was indeed an added contaminant in the anthrax vaccine administered to Persian Gulf war military personnel – deployed and non-deployed – as well as participants in the more recent Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program (AVIP).

However, the FDA discovered the presence of squalene in certain lots of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-squalene antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been injected with the vaccine containing squalene.

A study conducted at Tulane Medical School and published in the February 2000 issue of Experimental Molecular Pathology included these stunning statistics:

“ … the substantial majority (95%) of overtly ill deployed GWS patients had antibodies to squalene. All (100%) GWS patients immunized for service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm who did not deploy, but had the same signs and symptoms as those who did deploy, had antibodies to squalene.

In contrast, none (0%) of the deployed Persian Gulf veterans not showing signs and symptoms of GWS have antibodies to squalene. Neither patients with idiopathic autoimmune disease nor healthy controls had detectable serum antibodies to squalene. The majority of symptomatic GWS patients had serum antibodies to squalene.”[xi]

According to Dr. Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., a former principle research scientist for the government of Australia:

“… this adjuvant [squalene] contributed to the cascade of reactions called “Gulf War Syndrome,” documented in the soldiers involved in the Gulf War.

The symptoms they developed included arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhoea, night sweats and low-grade fevers.”[xii]

Post Vaccination Follow-Up Might as Well Be Non-Existent

There is virtually no science to support the safety of vaccine injections on your long-term health or the health of your children. Follow-up studies last on average about two weeks, and look only for glaring injuries and illnesses.

Autoimmune disorders like those seen in Gulf War Syndrome frequently take years to diagnose due to the vagueness of early symptoms. Complaints like headaches, fatigue and chronic aches and pains are symptoms of many different illnesses and diseases.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for vaccine purveyors and proponents to look seriously at the long-term health consequences of their vaccination campaigns.

Source: Mercola

3 Responses to “Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed”

  1. Andrew Malek Says:

    Its really awesome that Mercola is fighting for this, he is a culture crosser, so the word should go right out into the next level of the masses.

  2. Christopher-Peter Says:

    ADJUVANT – VACCINE booster or “nano-bomb”???

    They were intent on creating something Mother Nature had not. “Designer disease,” they would later call it.

    Dr. Sergei Popov was one of the Soviet Union’s best germ warriors, and running highly classified field research projects at The State Research Center of Applied Microbiology at Obolensk, and another laboratory in Siberia, specializing in viruses called VECTOR. While at Obolensk, Popov supervised a program codenamed “FACTOR”—as in “pathogenic factors” or “virulence factors”—where he helped engineer designer germs resistant to antibiotics. That is when he got interested in U.S. research with myelin basic protein.

    American molecular biologist had mapped out the entire amino acid sequence for myelin—one of the chief components of the insulation surrounding nerve endings. Now they were hard at work trying to identify the epitopes on viruses that would cross-react with a special site on the myelin molecule to which an antibody might react and, cause experimental allergic encephalomyelitis—the animal version of multiple sclerosis. As the California-based scientists Robert Fujinami and Michael Oldstone explained in a landmark paper in Science: “during the cross-reacting immune response, virus may be cleared, but the components of the immune attack continues to assault self elements. The autoimmune response leads to tissue injury that, in turn, releases more self antigen, and the cycle continues.” Fujinami and Oldstone called the initial infection a “hit and run event.” By this they meant the virus attacked, and though it didn’t stick around, it left behind lasting damage. That is because the immune system continues to attack the molecule in the body that resembles the one in the germ, long after the immune system has gotten rid of the germ. Once this self-destructive process begins, it never stops; our bodies continue making the molecule the immune system is now trained to attack. If this new target for the immune system happened to be myelin, for example, the body would continue making this protein in order to replenish and repair the sheath around it’s nerve endings. But in the act of doing so, the body immunizes itself against itself, administering over and over again what amounts to a booster dose of something that the immune system now wants to get rid of. This vital constituent of your own body is now the enemy, and the immune system is now programmed to obliterate it in an endless loop of self-destruction [italics mine]. Dr. Sergei Popov saw real potential here.

    He would not bother looking for a naturally occurring molecule that could trigger this process. He would make one. Popov spliced a fragment of myelin basic protein into legionella—the bacterium that causes Legionnaire’s Disease—creating a “chimera,” named for the mythical creature with a lion’s head, goat’s body and serpent’s tail. Inside Popov’s new constructed chimera was what amounted to a living “nano-bomb”—molecular contraband that could theoretically cause MS. When Popov infected guinea pigs with his chimera, the immune system cleared the legionella, and, just as he predicted, the myelin molecule smuggled into the guinea pigs inside of his microbial Trojan horse germ initiated a second wave of disease. This stealth germ caused experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, the animal version of MS. Popov felt as proud as a new parent. He could not wait to show “the client.”

    “The client” is what VECTOR scientists called the Soviet Army officers who commissioned their biological warfare research projects. “Their initial response was rather discouraging,” says Popov, “because they did not see the fast onset of symptoms.” What the generals were accustomed to seeing was a germ with an immediate and catastrophic effect, but when they came back a few weeks later and saw the guinea pigs crippled MS, they recognized Popov’s creation for what it was—a biological time bomb. Soviet scientists then constructed another one of these time bombs with a virus. They chose vaccinia, the non-lethal cousin of smallpox. Popov, who is now living in America, believes the “final construct” for this viral time bomb was not vaccinia, but smallpox itself. In any case, it worked. “The client” had seen enough. The generals were sold on the idea. “The Russian Ministry of Defense wanted us to construct these designer germs, using myelin basic protein from monkeys and humans,” says Popov. “That would create a human version of the disease.”

    Molecular mimicry, seen for its diabolical potential as a weapon by the Soviets as far back as the 1980s, also applies to SQUALENE [caps mine]. But the real problem with using squalene, of course, is not that it mimics a molecule found in the body; it is the same molecule. So what American scientists conceived as a vaccine booster was another “nano-bomb,” instigating chronic, unpredictable and debilitating disease [italics mine]. When the National Institutes of Health (NIH), argued that squalene would be safe because it is native to the body, just the opposite was true. Squalene’s natural presence in the body made it one of the most dangerous molecules injected into human beings [italics mine]. When UCLA Medical School’s Michael Whitehouse and Frances Beck injected squalene combined with other materials into rats and guinea pigs back in the 1970s, few oils were more effective at causing the animal versions of ARTHRITIS, and MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS [caps mine]. By the late 1990s, Sweden’s Karolinska Institute proved that injecting squalene all by itself could cause arthritis. The Polish Academy of Sciences proved that squalene alone could severe neurological damage. Now Tulane University Medical School and its ardent intellectual adversary—the Army’s Col. Carl Alving—have both shown that the immune system makes antibodies to squalene, but only after it is injected [italics mine].

    For Squalene’s proponents in the U.S. Army and the NIH, this has been a relentless march towards an unpalatable truth. By adding squalene to their new anthrax vaccine, they did not make a better vaccine; they made a biological weapon [italics mine]. The anti-squalene antibodies in sick U.S. and British military personnel are evidence that military experiments may have caused more casualties with its new anthrax vaccine than have been caused by anthrax weapons since they were first used by the Japanese Army in the 1940s.

    The above is an excerpt from Gary Matsumoto’s book (with modifications):

    The Covert Government Experiment
    That’s Killing Our Soldiers
    and Why GI’s Are Only the First Victims

    MP has H1N1 concerns.
    CBC News – September 14, 2009

    An NDP MP from Winnipeg: Judy Wasylycia-Leis wants to know what measures Elections Canada has in place to safeguard voters from the spread of swine flu, considering an election poses significant health risks with large public events and many people coming into contact during canvassing…hmmm

    $400M contract goes to GlaxoSmithKline factory in Quebec City.
    August 6, 2009 – CBC News.

    Canada to order 50.4 million H1N1 (SWINE FLU) vaccine doses – One dose should be enough, because: GlaxoSmithKline is using an additive (AS03 – SQUALENE based) known as ADJUVANT. Adjuvants are used to boost immune response from vaccines [italics, caps and info on AS03 mine].

    THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) recommends countries should use SWINE FLU vaccines with ADJUVANTS [caps mine] – to stretch the global supply of the vaccines.
    August 4, 2009 – THE CANADIAN PRESS

    Flu vaccines in Europe often contain adjuvants [italics and underline mine].

    The European Medicines Agency has previously said swine flu vaccines based on a pre-approved bird flu vaccine could be licensed within five days, even without extensive testing in humans.

    In the United States, there are no licensed flu vaccines with adjuvants – The U.S. has ordered $979 million worth of bulk vaccine and Novartis’ adjuvant (MF59®) [italics and underline mine].

    MF59; is a sub-micron oil-in-water emulsion of a squalene, polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate (TweenTM 80) and sorbitan trioleate. SQUALENE is a natural organic compound originally obtained from shark liver oil and a biochemical precursor to steroids. The “MF59” adjuvant was developed by Chiron Corp., a company acquired by Novartis. MF59 is approved in Europe and is found in several vaccines; such as an influenza vaccine manufactured by Novartis. It has also been licensed to other companies and is being actively tested in vaccine trials.

    Information compiled and provided by Christopher-Peter: Maingot; without prejudice, malice aforethought, ill will, vexation, or frivolity.

  3. Christopher-Peter Says:

    Received 11 February 2003;
    revised 12 April 2003;
    accepted 2 May 2003. ;
    Available online 11 June 2003.


    Exposure to the hydrocarbon oil pristane induces lupus specific autoantibodies in non-autoimmune mice. We investigated whether the capacity to induce lupus-like autoimmunity is a unique property of pristane or is shared by other adjuvant oils. Seven groups of 3-month-old female BALB/cJ mice received a single intraperitoneal injection of pristane, squalene (used in the adjuvant MF59), incomplete Freund’s adjuvant (IFA), three different medicinal mineral oils, or saline, respectively. Serum autoantibodies and peritoneal cytokine production were measured. In addition to pristane, the mineral oil Bayol F (IFA) and the endogenous hydrocarbon squalene both induced anti-nRNP/Sm and -Su autoantibodies (20% and 25% of mice, respectively). All of these hydrocarbons had prolonged effects on cytokine production by peritoneal APCs. However, high levels of IL-6, IL-12, and TNFα production 2–3 months after intraperitoneal injection appeared to be associated with the ability to induce lupus autoantibodies.

    The ability to induce lupus autoantibodies is shared by several hydrocarbons and is not unique to pristane. It correlates with stimulation of the production of IL-12 and other cytokines, suggesting a relationship with a hydrocarbon’s adjuvanticity. The potential to induce autoimmunity may complicate the use of oil adjuvants in human and veterinary vaccines.

    Information compiled and provided by Christopher-Peter: Maingot; without prejudice, malice aforethought, ill will, vexation, or frivolity.

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