"Baxter International Inc. in Austria 'unintentionally contaminated samples with the bird flu virus that were used in laboratories in 3 neighboring countries, raising concern about the potential spread of the deadly disease'. Austria, Germany, Slovenia and the Czech Republic - these are the countries in which labs were hit with dangerous viruses. Not by bioterrorist commandos, but by Baxter. In other words: One of the major global pharmaceutical players seems to have lost control over a virus which is considered by many virologists to be one of the components leading some day to a new pandemic."
Or, put another way, Baxter is acting a whole lot like a biological terrorism organization these days, sending deadly viral samples around the world. If you mail an envelope full of anthrax to your Senator, you get arrested as a terrorist. So why is Baxter -- which mailed samples of a far more deadly viral strain to labs around the world -- getting away with saying, essentially, "Oops?"
But there's a bigger question in all this: How could this company have accidentally mixed LIVE avian flu viruses (both H5N1 and H3N2, the human form) in this vaccine material?
"The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses," reports the Canadian Press. (This page has been taken down... as of 03-06-09... .??) But fortunately for ALL OF US...Some Very Astute Blogger's Copied the Article before it was removed from the Canadian Site.. ask yourself why would the Article have been removed unless of Course...Baxter Pharmaceutical Has Something to Hide...!!!
The Canadian Press
TORONTO -- The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses. And an official of the World Health Organization's European operation said the body is closely monitoring the investigation into the events that took place at Baxter International's research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria.
"At this juncture we are confident in saying that public health and occupational risk is minimal at present," medical officer Roberta Andraghetti said from Copenhagen, Denmark. he continued "But what remains unanswered are the circumstances surrounding the incident in the Baxter facility in Orth-Donau."
The contaminated product, a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses and unlabelled H5N1 viruses, was supplied to an Austrian research company. The Austrian firm, Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, then sent portions of it to sub-contractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany.
The contamination "INCIDENT", which is being investigated by the four European countries, (BUT OF COURSE AMERICAN OFFICIALS REMAiN SILENT>>!!!) came to light when the subcontractor in the Czech Republic inoculated ferrets with the product and they died. Ferrets shouldn't die from exposure to human H3N2 flu viruses. Public health authorities concerned about what has been described as a "serious error" on Baxter's part have assumed the death of the ferrets meant the H5N1 virus in the product was live. But the company, Baxter International Inc., has been parsimonious about the amount of information it has released about the event.
On Friday 02-27-09, the company's director of global bioscience communications confirmed what scientists have suspected.
"It was live," Christopher Bona said in an email.
The contaminated product, which Baxter calls "experimental virus material," was made at the Orth-Donau research facility. Baxter makes its flu vaccine -- including a human H5N1 vaccine for which a licence is expected shortly -- at a facility in the Czech Republic. People familiar with biosecurity rules are dismayed by evidence that human H3N2 and avian H5N1 viruses somehow co-mingled in the Orth-Donau facility. That is a dangerous practice that should not be allowed to happen, a number of experts insisted. Accidental release of a mixture of live H5N1 and H3N2 viruses could have resulted in dire consequences.
While H5N1 doesn't easily infect people, H3N2 viruses do. If someone exposed to a mixture of the two had been simultaneously infected with both strains, he or she could have served as an incubator for a hybrid virus able to transmit easily to and among people. That mixing process, called reassortment, is one of two ways pandemic viruses are created. There is no suggestion that happened because of this accident, however.
"We have no evidence of any reassortment, that any reassortment may have occurred," said Andraghetti.
"And we have no evidence of any increased transmissibility of the viruses that were involved in the experiment with the ferrets in the Czech Republic."
Baxter hasn't shed much light -- at least not publicly -- on how the accident happened. Earlier this week Bona called the mistake the result of a combination of "just the process itself, (and) technical and human error in this procedure." He said he couldn't reveal more information because it would give away proprietary information about Baxter's production process.
"We are in very close contact with Austrian authorities to understand what the circumstances of the incident in their laboratory were," she said.
Initially, Baxter has attempted and succeeded to stonewall questions (TOTAL NEWS BLACKOUT in U.S., U.K. and E.U. MEDIA) by invoking "trade secrets" and refused to reveal how the vaccines were contaminated with H5N1. After increased pressure they then claimed that pure H5N1 batches were sent by accident. This was seemingly an attempt to quickly change the story and hide the fact that the accidental contamination of a vaccine with a deadly biological agent like avian flu is virtually impossible and the only way it could have happened was by willful gross criminal negligence.
"Was this just a criminal negligence or it was an attempt to provoke pandemonium using vaccination against flu to spread the disease - as happened with the anti-B hepatitis vaccination with vaccines containing the HIV virus in US? - and then cash for the vaccines against H5N1 which Baxter develops? How could on Earth a virus as H5N1 come to the ordinary flu vaccines? Don't they follow even basic precautions in the American Pharmaceutical companies?" states the translation. (TOTAL NEWS BLACKOUT in U.S., U.K. and E.U. MEDIA)
There can be little doubt therefore that this was a deliberate attempt to weaponize the H5N1 virus to its most potent extreme and distribute it via conventional flu vaccines to the unknowing population who would then infect others to a devastating degree ( 60% KILL RATIO) as the disease went airborne.
There is no excuse. According to the scientific network PROMED, Baxter International Inc. in Austria "unintentionally contaminated samples with the bird flu virus that were used in laboratories in 3 neighboring countries, raising concern about the potential spread of the deadly disease". Austria, Germany, Slovenia and the Czech Republic - these are the countries in which labs were hit with dangerous viruses. Was it H5N1, or the even more risky H3N2? And what about the BSL3-Standards Baxter is operating when handling the viruses? What happened? And who failed?" states Vlad Georgescu of PROMED
These questions MUST be answered not only by Baxter itself, But the US, UK, and EU NEWS communities for their total negligence in the Reporting and Coverage of this "INCIDENT"... It looks possible that viral and potentially lethal samples can cross the US border, pass the Atlantic, arrive the European Union and get into three countries without any or adequate control and WE the People would never even know...!!!! UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE..!!!.. While every tourist has to present his fingerprints and electronic registered passports entering the United States, institutions like the US Homeland Security should stay alert: Lacks in pharmaceutical companies may be the deadly door to future bioterrorist attacks.
The anthrax mailings from 2001 still are in mind of the FBI – Baxter shows that 8 years after that disaster there is no efficient control, at no level. To pronounce it this way is legitimated by the facts. H5N1 never should get on unknown travel routes with unwanted destinations. And H3N2 is no "sorry, it's an error" substance. It can be deadly for birds and humans, as virologists know.
HACKED LINK TO CANADIAN PAPER:
LIFEGEN NEWS LINK:
EDMONTON NEWS LINK:
INDIA ACCUSES U.S. OF BIRD FLU PLOT:
(P.S.... I ACCUSE THEM TO...)
HORRIFYING LINK ... WAS THIS PLANNED ALL ALONG.???
Swiss drug company Novartis won a $486M, from the U.S. government to produce a stockpile of bird flu vaccine
(look at the date of this article...hmmm ...it has got to be related)
NO REALLY BAXTER IS SAFE:
( AGAIN ...look at the date of this article..THE TIMING IS INCREDIBLE)
HOMELESS AFTER AVIAN VACCINE TEST:
1918 Flu Pandemic - Killed ONLY those Who RECEIVED Flu Shots - Not those who refused:
BAXTER HAS DONE THIS BEFORE..WITH NO PUNISHMENT OR INVESTIGATION SINCE 2000
GO VIRAL OR GET VIRUS....
EMAIL COPIES OF THIS ARTICLE WITH LINKS TO ALL YOUR STATE REPS...
WHY IS THE U.S MEDIA BLOCKING THIS STORY...???????