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Without Vaccine, Australia Shrugs Off Swine Flu.

Kangaroo By David M. Burd

With no vaccine available for H1N1 flu, Australia recently ended its 2009 "Flu Season" (their Winter in our Summer), with 186 flu-associated fatalities of 36,991 Aussies confirmed having H1N1.
The Australia 2009 stats for regular 'seasonal flu' are not final yet, but their Health Dept literature cites annual flu-associated mortality historically has been between 2,500 and 3,000  in spite of universal  vaccination programs for regular flu long being established.  A logical review of these results strongly suggests next year Australia should initiate a "flu vaccination holiday," promote vitamin D supplements, long known to be effective for preventing Wintertime flu disease, and then compare the outcomes.  
Pertinently, experts have also stated that H1N1 was probably already in Australia for their 2008 flu season, but not tested for (which is the nature of the testing world; a great percentage of "flu" cases being presumptive, never tested).  In light of Australia clearly showing the pussycat nature of H1N1, can somebody explain why America's media willfully ignores the news from Australia?  However, despite the derelict media, I would think U.S. Health Generals would certainly be up on Flu news from Down Under, and certainly from Canada right next door.
Canadian front page news on flu vaccinations has transfixed Canada health authorities, prompting official suspension of regular flu vaccination programs until further notice.  This comes from a sweeping study of Canada by research Doctors Danuta Skowronski of the British Columbia Centre of Disease Control and Gaston De Serres of Laval University in Quebec concluding Canadians receiving flu vaccinations have twice the risk of coming down with the flu, compared to those who do not take the shot.

In a bizarre five-hour worldwide teleconference held by the World Health Organization October 4 on the Skowronski/De Serres Study, U.S. doctors offered the opinion that the Canadian doctors' flu vaccination study was certainly wrong and must have used flawed study parameters, though the U.S. doctors admittedly could not identify anything specific.  To paraphrase the U.S. attitude: 'Damn the vaccination studies, flu speed ahead!'
In view of all this, America wakes up Sunday, Oct. 25 to headlines of President Obama proclaiming Saturday that H1N1 Flu is now under a National Health Emergency.  Perhaps, Obama's rhetoric is no coincidence as it is well known most Americans have been rejecting their invitations to show up for their shots.  And maybe, American mothers and fathers realize there are indeed catastrophic risks associated with vaccinations, particularly since CDC says their kids should be marched in for shots, regardless of CDC admitting the shots contain full amounts of mercury preservative.  And, I am not making this up: CDC astonishingly insists that the mercury in vaccines brings no risk whatsoever to kids.
Three related conclusions come to mind:
(1) My hat is off to the public, thinking for themselves.  Huraah!!
(2) Obama's health advisor Harry Varmus, NIAID chief Tony Fauci, HHS Secretary Sebelius, CDC Director Thomas Frieden, CDC Commander Anne Schuchat are so zealously dedicated to Herd Control of Americans they willfully ignore the honest, financially independent, most available information on Planet Earth: Australia's just ended Flu Season, and the study in Canada by Doctors Skowronski and De Serres (and other studies that reinforce their conclusion). U.S. health officials promoting unwarranted epidemic fears and manipulation of H1N1 flu deserve permanent mail room duty on the international space station - at best.
(3) President Obama illustrates perfectly the medically-ignorant political animal, craving to be seen as a Medical Hero in the national spotlight, while willfully ignoring abundant proof of brain damage and other permanent disabilities to millions of children by vaccines' mercury and other toxic ingredients cavalierly injected in such as the H1N1 vaccine.
David Burd  began his career as the first generation of "rocket scientists," from Northwestern University in 1965, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Astronautical Sciences, with mankind soon bound for the moon.  His most recent work includes fifteen years consulting in patent related surgical application of energy, springing from being a patent examiner at the US Patent Office in Surgery Art.


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That's terrible new for the Aussie Shurug, I think Health department should take some step for stop this kind dangerous disease.


Various people in every country take the personal loans in different creditors, because that is simple.

Henry Frank Youens

Inject a live flu virus suspended in a mercurary solution into my body? Have you lost your mind?


Dear David and Friends,
There's something more sinister than adding mercury, squalene, formaldehyde, or other toxic substances to the vaccine mix. How about human DNA?


john Leigh

Swine flu vaccine is most definately available in Australia,each time I go to the doctors(once a week) they persist in giving me a leaflet urging me to get injected, even after I made it very very clear what I thought the vaccine was,and what they could do with it.Cheers John Leigh.


yes, the hep b shots will be a tough sell up here (Canada). They are introducing it now in B.C.(infantarix?) but it doesn't pass the common sense test. For me, the addition of chicken pox vaccine completely tipped me to not believing "them."
I wonder how the Canadian public will fare with being given the adjuvanted shot for h1n1 now. I can't believe we went for that. Really disappointing. I don't wish ill on anyone but I hope surveillance of any problems is fair and swift. By all accounts the line ups at the malls for the adjuvanted h1n1 seems very high so far. A few child deaths have no doubt motivated this.


In regard to Jack's comment on the Australian newspapers, there was a small article on P.14 of "The Daily Telegraph" on October 27, 2009. see "Swine flu's impact on hospitals is starting to emerge with pateient data showing that 'acute respiratory illness' cases almost doubled over winter. People in need of hospital treatment for flu-like illness in the three months to August jumped to 2378 cases across 35 hospitals in northern NSW this year. The figure was up from 1267 cases last year and 1736 cases in 2007, across the Hunter New England Area Health Service. Cases peaked in July this year, a month earlier than they did in last year's mild ordinary flu season." Anyway, if it was a major increase, etc, then it would be on the front page (unless, of course, it coincided with Melbourne Cup Day :) ).

david burd

jen, Thanks for your comment and that you decided against Hep B vaccination for your son.

The three (3) Hep B shots starting on the day of birth to American babies should be nominated, and win, the Josef Mengele Medical Experiment Prize every year.

It is so awful and so dangerous; an outrageous onslaught by the medical society in the U.S. that has allowed this to happen.

The Hep B vaccination series, by itself, shows the dogmatic attitude of a medical system gone mad.

Kevin Barry

Excellent article David!

The Canadian data seems to indicate that inviting LIVE H1N1 VIRUS into your nose increases your chance of getting H1N1 FLU?

I suppose that could be filed under Duh. Thankfully, the Canadians tested for H1N1 so they have data that says 1 + 1 = 2.

However, tTe USA is not testing for H1N1, so the causation issue here will be clouded.


Even Dr. Oz won't give the vaccine to his kids. Check out the 5:03 mark.


I live in Texas where the H1N1 is supposed to have already hit. I haven't seen anyone complain about being sick. There are some runny noses, and some parents taking their kids to get tested every time their kids get a runny nose, so we do have panic going on. This year is pretty mild in illness complaints as compared to other years.


I keep thinking that vaccines are the "Mark of the Beast" that is talked about in the Book of Revelation. Soon, if we don't have "the mark" we won't be able to work or go to school or me crazy but the world feels pretty crazy right about now!!
(For those other Aspies out there....this is meant to be satirical in nature).

david burd

Shwartz, Thank you for the Canada media links. Let's take a look at the Great Depression.

I've read a bit about it, and heard directly from my parents and grandparents, yet 'epidemic disease' was non-existent, and without vaccines yet to be invented.

If the influenza virus was THAT dangerous, mortality would have skyrocketed in the 1930's. But, no hint of this


I'm in agreement with the skepticism about effectiveness being over-sold and side effects (or adverse effects) being under-played.

One thing I haven't seen stated often if at all, among folks I share these criticisms with, is this:

Politicians are between a rock and a hard place in that they are afraid that IF there turns out to be a huge outbreak then they will be lynched by the public opinion, and by the media, and by their political opponents. The opportinistic opponents (of all parties and backgrounds) will suggest the government was 'asleep' etc no matter what the evidence was (that the vaccine might not have helped anyway, etc). Same thing with health officials.

Sisters and brothers: it does NO GOOD to just wring our hands and just say "well, the politicians should be above that..." we want to SUCCEED? Do we? If we really want to succeed (rather than just pat ourselves on the back and feel good for condemning politicians and health officials)? If so, we have to at least TRY to reduce this "danger of being politically destroyed or career-destroyed" ...this can be a win-win if we have educate-the-public alliances that both advance the truth, and also give some "cover" to health professionals and politicians, some breathing space for them to give more accurate rather than over-simplified "Everyone should take the vacc" messages.



An article outlining the provincial agencies and their approach to the data:

Article outlining details known about the study:


Schwarz, thanks for that interesting link. My God, the tricks that they can play yet they dare to be all righteous about any study that would question vacccine efficacy/safety.
Julie, I for one do find this plandemic flu a bit scary. I had a serious case of pneumonia this past spring (for all I know it could have been H1N1) and 3 of us in our household were very ill. Some young kids have died recently. It REALLY pisses me off that as a consumer, I can no more trust what they say about this vaccine than fly to the moon. I have elected not to vaccinate against hep b, and many of the other recommended shots for my son and am not a vaccine-happy person. It really fries my ass, though, that when and if I do think protection might be a good idea, I cannot trust the pharmaceutical companies to come up with a safe, well-researched product/vaccine.


Ever since President Obama (Senator at the time) made the statement to the effect that he did not believe in choice on vaccination, and on learning that their daughter has asthma or immune issues, I’ve wondered if the Obamas know that vaccine ingredients are one cause of asthma.

I learned of George W. Bush’s statement to the effect that thimerosal should be removed from vaccines years after it was made and wondered why everything the Bush administration seemed to have done on this issue only propped up its continued use, and then… it was very disillusioning to watch Bush get on a press conference platform with Gerberding and essentially announce that he had just gotten his flu shot (I wondered if his version contained 25 mcg Hg), we should too, and because of the impending potential for a global pandemic (the bird flu) and because so “few” drug companies were willing to make vaccinations because of “frivolous” lawsuits, we needed new, stronger legislation (the “plan-demic” laws we are beginning to see used now). Meanwhile, parents were simultaneously demonstrating nearby at the AAP convention for the removal of Hg from vaccines among other things, because the most vaccinated group of children on the face of the earth is already suffering damage in epidemic proportions, but that was hardly even a blip on the media screen, and big pHarma got what they wanted. This was not just propping, this was more like two branches of our government acting like industry pawns.

If the health of the candidates’ children in this past presidential election wasn’t an indicator of the need for significant environmental change…

But now it looks like we have more of the same not just propping-up, but carrying-out of huge industrial agendas…are they going to announce the 1998 birth cohort count of autism diagnoses during the next “plan-demic” a couple of years down the line, when they hope most people are too busy panicking to notice that we are already living with a pandemic/epidemic/man-made disaster, or will the over-blown staging of all this make some people stop and think that maybe they aren’t getting the straight story when other “official” statements about vaccination are made?


Here is a link from NPR about the Canadian flu vaccine policy:">">


Yes, I too heard that Obama's kids were not going to be vaccinated.

But it was put in a nice slant, that they were getting in line and waiting till enough was made like every one else..

I don't know, maybe they are.

It seems like we have to really hurt our kids before we believe we really did hurt them with vaccines.

david burd

Anonymous with his sarcasm puts great faith in the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and their site on what they say are the Myths of Vaccinations.

Of course, PHAC will say exactly what our CDC and NIAID say: they are two peas in a pod, and endorse without question all the U.S. vaccines.

You always have to go to the source to get perspective on a person's or agency's agenda.

david burd

david burd

For those wanting to follow the Canadian story of most of their Provinces currently suspending flu vaccinations, just google: "helen branswell canadian press skowronski de serres flu vaccination" or an abbreviated combination of the these keywords.

What's so terrible about CDC and NIH/NIAID is they are so arrogant they refuse to care about, or acknowledge, the success elsewhere in the world, and just next door in Canada.

I contend this is because they would also be forced to confront their own incompetence and dogmatic, dishonest, political-motivated techniques such as literally fabricating the Swine Flu "epidemic" here in the U.S.

david burd

Kathy Blanco

Hearing rumours that major players, rumsefeld and cheney making seven dollars off of each vaccine (rumsfeld ceo giliad).

So, I think this is all to hype sells. Sanofi-Aventis also refused to give details on what it stand to make off of this swine flu vaccine, that had not been published by governments, adding, “we see H1N1 vaccine production as a public health challenge, not as a business opportunity, although it will boost our revenues this year and next”. Baxter, the US group that along with GSK is supplying the UK with vaccine, simply says it refuses to discuss pricing. Yeah, they refuse...because it would show the motive behind the operation.

If it's more wicked than profit, then we truly have a sick in culling the population, priming the next mandmade virus to be more virulent sort of thing. Me thinks so.

I for one swear by VIT D3, Sambucol if sick, larix, virastop, Selenium (viral silencer), glutathione IV's, VIT C IV's, UVBI, and the list goes on with many different immune boosters known to kill flu viruses. Washing hands, eating right, sleep (if you can get it with an autistic child), and even getting an Hbot or going in one once in a while (higher pressure kills pathogens). So, yeah. There are alternatives to this...

What I am more worried aobut now, is the propogation of the virus by flumist which sheds for twenty eight days. I should think most of our kids should boycott schools for a time when they know it is being adminstered. Let alone going to an ER, or a doctor who also did the same thing. Perhaps this is time to reflec ton our own personal survival kits, and have a month or two of food supply, medicines, etc? Me thinks so again...

If the world only knew what our autism population knew, we wouldn't support this manmade genocide.


Obama's kids HAVE NOT been vaccinated.

He is claiming they are not in the high risk group. But Malia IS in the high risk group. She has asthma.


gandolph, what exactly is that link trying to say? More important than the number of people 'estimated' to have swine flu is the actual number of confirmed deaths - which right now for the US since Aug 30 is 411. go here to the CDC website
if as many people in the US have had swine flu as you estimate (1 in 100)!!-with only 411 deaths, then we are looking at the least deadly flu in the history of mankind!


I have lost all respect for Mr. Obama over this H1N1 "plandemic". National emergency? I guess that's why none of my co-workers are sick, none of my son's schoolmates are sick, and in the hospital where I work (a major regional center) there has been one rumoured case-- the ER and ICU are no busier than usual. Gosh, what a horrible plague.

I wonder if pushing the H1N1 and regular flu vaccines with this fake "national emergency" was part of the deal Obma made during his closed-door negotiations with the drug companies earlier this fall? The whole thing reminds me of the bogus red yellow terror alerts during the Bush administration. The more things change...


For about the last three months I checked the Australian newspapers on an almost daily basis waiting to see what the future held for us.

And it turned out to be nothing. I saw no stories related to swine flu on the front page. NONE. Meanwhile, almost daily we had one.

By the way, their news doesn't look better than ours. Rugby player in sex scandal, parliment member caught on film giving the bird to someone, and lots of Paris Hilton news. Same crap as us, but without the swine flu stories in a vaccine-less country that we'd expect to be absolutely crippled by the flu.

With one tenth the population they should have had 9,000 deaths per Sebelius, not 186.


Other data being ignored. It seems the same authors of the Canadian paper found numerous issues with the Mexican study showing a protective effect of influenza vaccination.

Of course the methodological problems are consistent with what Dr. Jefferson of the Cochrane group has been saying since 2006.


David,it worked! Also, go to Opinion along the top and find "letters"- they put in one that's very anti-vaccine. Jen


David: try:
I'll try again later. A recent poll suggests half of Canadians will get the shot. Our shot has adjuvant and thim but they are apparently buying some from Australia that's adjuvant-free to give to pregnant mothers more quickly (I guess now I know why)


Stranger than fiction, isn't it? Our country is run by a bunch of hypochondricrats.


For a look at the number of confirmed swine flu cases (as reported by the CDC & WHO), in the US & the world, check out:


has Obama's kids been vaccinated? Can he prove it? Has Harpers?


Is there any links to the Canada news? This seems to be pretty big news.


The media is making plenty of the higher ICU cases in Australia during their flu season, but is silent on the lower than usual death toll. Maybe our inflated numbers in the US have to do with the CDC changing the rules mid-game for tallying flu cases. Apparently, anyone with a stuffy nose dying of anything can be counted as a swine flu-related death. Whatever the doc 'guesses' is deemed 'official' this year. NO testing required at all! We will have no idea at the end of our flu season what the swine flu burden really was - looks to me like the CDC wants it that way.



We began rolling out H1N1 vaccines early October.

CSL is the manufacturer. It has mercury but no squalene or other adjuvants, allegedly.

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