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Cartoon10 With Sleight of DNA, Pneumonia Bacterium Dodges Vaccines
By SINDYA N. BHANOO
NYT HERE

Researchers from seven countries have collaborated to analyze how a single strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria has morphed over 30 years and spread across the world, in an attempt to overcome the development of antibiotics and vaccines....

In looking at more than 240 samples, they found that since 1984, when the strain was first identified in Spain, it has turned over about three-quarters of its genome.

Over time, the bacteria mutated to better resist antibiotics and vaccines. The researchers found that it underwent both recombination, in which the DNA shuffles around, and base substitutions, in which individual nucleic acids in a DNA sequence change....

From the study:

Rapid Pneumococcal Evolution in Response to Clinical Interventions
Nicholas J. Croucher et al.
Science 28 January 2011:
Vol. 331 no. 6016 pp. 430-434
  
Abstract

Epidemiological studies of the naturally transformable bacterial pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae have previously been confounded by high rates of recombination. Sequencing 240 isolates of the PMEN1 (Spain23F-1) multidrug-resistant lineage enabled base substitutions to be distinguished from polymorphisms arising through horizontal sequence transfer. More than 700 recombinations were detected, with genes encoding major antigens frequently affected. Among these were 10 capsule-switching events, one of which accompanied a population shift as vaccine-escape serotype 19A isolates emerged in the USA after the introduction of the conjugate polysaccharide vaccine. The evolution of resistance to fluoroquinolones, rifampicin, and macrolides was observed to occur on multiple occasions. This study details how genomic plasticity within lineages of recombinogenic bacteria can permit adaptation to clinical interventions over remarkably short time scales."

Additional excerpts from the paper itself:

“Following the introduction of a heptavalent conjugate polysaccharide vaccine [Prevnar] in many countries since 2000, which includes capsule type 23F as one of its seven antigens, a decrease in the frequency of serotype 23F invasive disease and carriage has been observed. However, this has been accompanied by a rise in disease caused by nonvaccine-serotype pneumococci, such as the multidrug-resistant serotype 19A strains now common in the USA.”

“The final non-European group consists of serotype 19A U.S. isolates. These all date from between 2005 and 2007 and are distinct from all other U.S. PMEN1 isolates, which have capsular types included in [the original Prevnar vaccine]. This is evidence of a shift in the PMEN1 population in the USA: Rather than a change in capsule type occurring among the resident population, it seems that it has been eliminated by the vaccine and replaced by a different subpopulation within the lineage that has expanded to fill the vacated niche….Hence, it appears that these changes in serotype after vaccine introduction result from an expansion of preexisting capsular variants, which were relatively uncommon and not part of the predominant population, and would have therefore been difficult to detect before the existence of the selection pressure exerted by the vaccine.”

“Over a few decades, this single pneumococcal lineage has acquired drug resistance and the ability to evade vaccine pressure multiple times, demonstrating the remarkable adaptability of recombinogenic bacteria such as the pneumococcus.”

Comments

patrons99

“Doctors, Nurses and Scientists on Protecting Your Child and Yourself”, A VaccinationCouncil.org Special Report, released by NaturalNews.

http://www.naturalnews.com/Vaccines_Get_the_Full_Story.html

http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/about/

http://www.naturalnews.com/SpecialReports/VaccinesFullStory/v1/VaccineReport-EN.pdf

patrons99

Are routine vaccines dangerous for children? Dr Suzanne Humphries, a practicing nephrologist (kidney physician) says the vaccine industry isn't giving people both sides of the story, and parents need to get informed before subjecting their children to vaccines that can potentially cause serious harm or even death.

http://www.naturalnews.com/z031184_Suzanne_Humphries_vaccines.html

It's all being revealed in a one-hour NaturalNews interview with Dr Suzanne Humphries. You can view the entire interview on NaturalNews.TV at:

http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=BAE7F6323813CFAFB8338173FB11D429

Erika

No wonder PANDAS is such a big issue with our kids...

So sad and frustrating...

Why is so difficult to the medical community to understand that respecting the biological systems of the body is the only way to go?


patrons99

Wow! From the NY Times, no less! How close are we to the day in which the mainstream media cover the much bigger issues - the wisdom of global vaccine policy and the myth of “vaccine-preventable diseases”?

This article goes to the heart of the myth of so-called “vaccine-preventable diseases”. Vaccines have never been proven to prevent, immunize, or protect from diseases. Articles of this type clearly show that it is unethical not to conduct a fully-vaccinated versus completely unvaccination comparison. It is arrogant and the height of folly to think that a Johnny-On-Spot, designer jab, can predictably and safely prevent, protect, and immunize from each and every “germ”, both current and future.

Global vaccine policy, a.k.a. vaccine “madness”, is potentially much worse than the lack of any gain. The vaccine schedules and mandated jabs may be resulting in a profound, measurable, net-sum loss to public health, globally. All that needs to be done to prove this point, is to measure all-cause mortality and disease-free survival in a prospective comparison between fully-vaccinated and completely unvaccinated populations.

See page 27 of Dr Obomsawin’s Immunization graphs, titled “Under Age 5 Influenza Deaths Before and After U.S. CDC Mandates Flu Vaccines in Early Childhood”.

See also page 30, titled “Average Incidence First Five (5) years of Life” and page 31, titled “Absolute Incidence N=543".

http://www.theoneclickgroup.co.uk/documents/vaccines/Immunization%20Graphs%20PPT%20-%20RO%202009.pdf

http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/pneumovax_23/pneumovax_pi.pdf
http://www.pfizerpro.com/content/showlabeling.asp?id=134
http://www.pfizerpro.com/content/showlabeling.asp?id=501

Jeff C.

And their solution is to just keep adding more and more strains, and giving more and more shots. My NT son was fully vaccinated with PCV-7 back when we were still trusting, uninformed parents. At his 3 year-old checkup, the ped insisted he receive a booster of the new PCV-13 as the shortcoming of the old vaccine were becoming apparent. We declined.

It reminded me of an incident a few years back when shopping for a used car. The salesman was pushing an extended warranty hard, claiming the model was notorious for mechanical problems. I told him if that was the case, cancel the whole deal as I had no intention of buying a lemon in the first place. He quickly backed off, claiming the car was fine and his bosses were pushing him to move the warranties. We walked away from the deal.

So, is the PCV vaccine a lemon or are they just trying to move more shots? Either way, it makes sense to walk away.

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