Friday, 09 October 2009

Health Freedom Attorney to File Lawsuit Against FDA Over Swine Flu Vaccine in New York

Written by  Steven Yates

gavelHealth freedom attorney Jim Turner, of Citizens for Health, is filing a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., today, hoping to halt the distribution of the swine flu vaccine in America. What prompted his civil action is the ruling that licensed healthcare workers in New York State must receive the vaccine or lose their jobs.

Turner’s lawsuit, the plaintiffs for which are Dr. Gary Null and other healthcare workers of New York State, will seek an injunction against the Food and Drug Administration from approving the vaccine for general distribution. “And the core of the argument,” Turner told the Natural News Talk Hour Thursday evening, “is that they have not done the proper safety and efficacy tests on the vaccine to allow it to be released at this time.”

He explained further, “The FDA is required by law to establish that a vaccine is safe and effective before it can be given to the public. We are arguing that they did not establish that the vaccine was effective, and did not establish that it was safe. They are trying to get it on the market by a waiver.”

Turner further alleged that the swine flu vaccine/adjuvant combination has not been properly tested. In immunology, an adjuvant is an agent that may stimulate the immune system and increase the response to a vaccine without having any specific antigenic effect in itself. One of Turner’s charges is that in many cases the vaccine and the adjuvant has been sent to clinics, pharmacies, and other medical and healthcare facilities in separate packages. Local vaccine retailers are then left to mix the vaccine and the adjuvant properly, creating a huge danger of improper mixing and dosages resulting from leaving the matter to chance.

Turner also accuses the FDA of having approved the four swine flu vaccines without producing any scientific data documenting that they are safe even when mixed properly. He says there are no records of clinical trials or peer-reviewed studies demonstrating safety testing. No medical professional has gone on record declaring decisively that H1N1 vaccines are safe for the public.

Why, then, are these vaccines being pushed onto a very reluctant public? According to Turner, it is the profit motive pure and simple. According to Turner, “They’re charging $24.95 to get a vaccine. Multiplied by 100 million people, that’s a lot of money. If you do the whole society, you’re talking about several billion dollars.” In fact, a successful push to vaccinate some 200 million Americans would generate $5 billion in profits for the multibillion dollar pharmaceutical industry.

In 1976, a poorly-tested swine flu vaccine killed or paralyzed thousands of Americans. Turner was involved in the halting of that vaccine, and now reminds us that “somewhere between 40 and 50 million people were vaccinated. What ultimately brought it down is that a substantial number of people got ‘French Polio’ [Guillain-Barre Syndrome], a paralysis that goes … through the body, and if it goes far enough, you die.”

Turner’s legal action thus has two goals: ask the court to reject FDA approval of four H1N1 flu vaccines on the grounds that in the absence of a paper trail documenting testing and demonstrated safety, the FDA broke the law by approving them, and also on these grounds petition the court on behalf of Dr. Null and numerous other plaintiffs who have signed onboard to halt the mandatory vaccination requirements for healthcare workers in New York State.

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