Are you ready for this? China is getting into the vaccine making business. Holy cow! There goes the vaccine industry, in my opinion. Why do I say that? Well, as a whole, anything to come out of China in the past few years has either been declared toxic or recalled for various reasons. Remember baby formula with melamine in it? Back in 2008, the U.S. FDA confirmed traces of melamine in baby formula. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/25/fda-finds-traces-of-melam_n_146536.html
In my last book, Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA (Dec. 2009) available on Amazon.com here, I devoted the entire chapter 13 to The China Trade Debacle: Toxic and “Made in China,” which told the pathetically sad and outrageous lack of oversight regarding contamination in the production of food and the manufacture of consumer goods that included a shopping list of commodities, e.g., eggs, dumplings and meat products, toothpaste, pharmaceuticals, milk and dairy products, chickens, aquaculture and seafood, pesticide production, defective drywall that caused respiratory problems, tires, and poisoned pet food that did in our pets back in the winter of 2006-07.
Remember that? At the end of that chapter I listed two pages of “Dangerous, Faulty, or Toxic Products,” and now China is going to be manufacturing and shipping vaccines around the globe. OMG!
If anything, that alone—not knowing where vaccines were manufactured—ought to be the absolute reason why parents should reject vaccinations for their darling infants, toddlers, teens, and themselves. The death knell of vaccines—maybe? It gets scarier by the moment, I’d say.
No one knows what could or will be found in vaccines made in a country where manufacturing standards apparently are lacking greatly than those in countries where vaccines currently are manufactured, and still are causing dreadful health problems for those receiving them. Take Australia for instance: “Australia’s CSL recalls child flu vaccine” http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/06/03/csl-australia-idUSSGE65200H20100603.
The rabies vaccine recall in Ireland http://www.hpsc.ie/hpsc/A-Z/Zoonotic/Rabies/News/File,879,en.pdf. Severe reactions trigger vaccine recall in Canada http://topnews.us/content/28565-severe-reactions-trigger-vaccine-recall-canada, and 800,000 doses of swine flu for children recalled by the U.S. FDA in December 2009 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/15/swine-flu-vaccine-recall-_n_392692.html, just to name a few. What can parents expect from a place like China where product safety apparently is lacking.
One thing I’d like to make absolutely clear is this: Before rolling up either your child’s or your sleeve from here on out, roll out your tongue and ask to know in what country the vaccine was made, if you are so inclined to get vaccinations either for your child or yourself. Be forewarned, you may be getting more than you bargained for.
Apparently I’m not the only one to question China’s track record. Gillian Wong of the Associated Press in her article “China prepares for big entry into vaccine market” says
China’s food and drug safety record in recent years hardly inspires confidence: in 2007, Chinese cough syrup killed 93 people in Central America; one year later, contaminated blood thinner led to dozens of deaths in the United States while tainted milk powder poisoned hundreds of thousands of Chinese babies and killed six. ….
Last year, a Chinese newspaper report linked improperly stored vaccines to four children’s deaths in northern Shanxi province, raising nationwide concern. The Health Ministry said the vaccines did not cause the deaths, but some remained skeptical.
I encourage you to read her entire article at http://portal.tds.net/news/read.php?rip_id=%3CD9RA8HL81%40news.ap.org%3E&%3Bps=1018&%3Bpage=1&page=2
Remember I warned you. If you don’t believe what I say, please visit this website for a reality check on China’s toxic exports http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=57069. How does this taken from that web site sit with you?
China consistently has topped the list of countries whose products were refused by the FDA – and that list includes many countries, including Mexico and Canada, who export far more food products to the U.S. than China.
While less than half of Asia has access to sewage treatment plants, aquaculture – the raising of seafood products – has become big business on the continent, especially in China.
In China, No. 1 in aquaculture in the world, 3.7 billion tons of sewage is discharged into rivers, lakes and coastal water – some of which are used by the industry. Only 45 percent of China has any sewage-treatment facilities, putting the country behind the rest of Asia.
Seafood for dinner, anyone?
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