Gulf war syndrome anyone?
Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little Secret Exposed
By Dr. Mercola
According to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, your children should be the first target
for mass swine flu vaccinations when school starts this fall.[i]
This is a ridiculous assumption for many reasons, not to mention
extremely high risk.
In Australia, where the winter season has begun, Federal Health
Minister Nicola Roxon is reassuring parents the swine flu is no more
dangerous than regular seasonal flu. “Most people, including
children, will experience very mild symptoms and recover without any
medical intervention,” she said.[ii]
Sydney-based immunization specialist Robert Booy predicts swine flu
might be fatal to about twice as many children in the coming year as
regular influenza. Booy estimates 10-12 children could die from the
H1N1 virus, compared with the five or six regular flu deaths seen
among children in an average year in Australia.[iii]
“Cure the Disease, Kill the Patient”
Less than 100 children in the U.S. die each year from seasonal flu
viruses.[iv] If we use Australia’s math, a very rough estimate
would be another 100 children could potentially die of swine flu in
the United States in the coming year.
If children are the first target group in the U.S. per Sebelius,
that means we’re about to inject around 75 million children with a
fast tracked vaccine containing novel adjuvants, including dangerous
squalene, to prevent perhaps 100 deaths.
I’m not overlooking the tragedy of the loss of even one child to an
illness like the H1N1 flu virus. But there can be no argument that
unnecessary mass injection of millions of children with a vaccine
containing an adjuvant known to cause a host of debilitating
autoimmune diseases is a reckless, dangerous plan.
Why are Vaccinations Dangerous?
The presumed intent of a vaccination is to help you build immunity
to potentially harmful organisms that cause illness and disease.
However, your body’s immune system is already designed to do this in
response to organisms which invade your body naturally.
Most disease-causing organisms enter your body through the mucous
membranes of your nose, mouth, pulmonary system or your digestive
tract – not through an injection.
These mucous membranes have their own immune system, called the IgA
immune system. It is a different system from the one activated when
a vaccine is injected into your body.
Your IgA immune system is your body’s first line of defense. Its job
is to fight off invading organisms at their entry points, reducing
or even eliminating the need for activation of your body’s immune
When a virus is injected into your body in a vaccine, and especially
when combined with an immune adjuvant like squalene, your IgA immune
system is bypassed and your body’s immune system kicks into high
gear in response to the vaccination.
Injecting organisms into your body to provoke immunity is contrary
to nature, and vaccination carries enormous potential to do
serious damage to your health.
And as if Vaccines Weren’t Dangerous Enough on Their Own …
… imagine them turbocharged.
The main ingredient in a vaccine is either killed viruses or live
ones that have been attenuated (weakened and made less harmful).
Flu vaccines can also contain a number of chemical toxins,
including ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenol
(carbolic acid) and even antibiotics like Neomycin and streptomycin.
In addition to the viruses and other additives, many vaccines also
contain immune adjuvants like aluminum and squalene.
The purpose of an immune adjuvant added to a vaccine is to enhance
(turbo charge) your immune response to the vaccination. Adjuvants
cause your immune system to overreact to the introduction of the
organism you’re being vaccinated against.
Adjuvants are supposed to get the job done faster (but certainly not
more safely), which reduces the amount of vaccine required per dose,
and the number of doses given per individual.
Less vaccine required per person means more individual doses
available for mass vaccination campaigns. Coincidentally, this is
exactly the goal of government and the pharmaceutical companies who
stand to make millions from their vaccines.
Will There Be Immune Adjuvants in Swine Flu Vaccines?
The U.S. government has contracts with several drug companies to
develop and produce swine flu vaccines. At least two of those
companies, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, are using an
adjuvant in their H1N1 vaccines.
The adjuvant? Squalene.
According to Meryl Nass, M.D., an authority on the anthrax vaccine,
“A novel feature of the two H1N1 vaccines being developed by
companies Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline is the addition of
squalene-containing adjuvants to boost immunogenicity and
dramatically reduce the amount of viral antigen needed. This
translates to much faster production of desired vaccine
Novartis’s proprietary squalene adjuvant for their H1N1 vaccine is
MF59. Glaxo’s is ASO3. MF59 has yet to be approved by the FDA for
use in any U.S. vaccine, despite its history of use in other
Per Dr. Nass, there are only three vaccines in existence using an
approved squalene adjuvant. None of the three are approved for use
in the U.S.
What Squalene Does to Rats
Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to
generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long
periods of time.[vi]
A 2000 study published in the American Journal of Pathology
demonstrated a single injection of the adjuvant squalene into rats
triggered “chronic, immune-mediated joint-specific inflammation,”
also known as rheumatoid arthritis.[vii]
The researchers concluded the study raised questions about the role
of adjuvants in chronic inflammatory diseases.
What Squalene Does to Humans
Your immune system recognizes squalene as an oil molecule native to
your body. It is found throughout your nervous system and brain. In
fact, you can consume squalene in olive oil and not only will
your immune system recognize it, you will also reap the benefits of
its antioxidant properties.
The difference between “good” and “bad” squalene is the route by
which it enters your body. Injection is an abnormal route of entry
which incites your immune system to attack all the squalene in your
body, not just the vaccine adjuvant.
Your immune system will attempt to destroy the molecule wherever it
finds it, including in places where it occurs naturally, and where
it is vital to the health of your nervous system.[viii]
Gulf War veterans with Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) received anthrax
vaccines which contained squalene.[ix] MF59 (the Novartis
squalene adjuvant) was an unapproved ingredient in experimental
anthrax vaccines and has since been linked to the devastating
autoimmune diseases suffered by countless Gulf War vets.[x]
The Department of Defense made every attempt to deny that squalene
was indeed an added contaminant in the anthrax vaccine administered
to Persian Gulf war military personnel – deployed and non-deployed –
as well as participants in the more recent Anthrax Vaccine
Immunization Program (AVIP).
However, the FDA discovered the presence of squalene in certain lots
of AVIP product. A test was developed to detect anti-squalene
antibodies in GWS patients, and a clear link was established between
the contaminated product and all the GWS sufferers who had been
injected with the vaccine containing squalene.
A study conducted at Tulane Medical School and published in the
February 2000 issue of Experimental Molecular Pathology included
these stunning statistics:
” … the substantial majority (95%) of overtly ill deployed GWS
patients had antibodies to squalene. All (100%) GWS patients
immunized for service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm who did not
deploy, but had the same signs and symptoms as those who did deploy,
had antibodies to squalene.
In contrast, none (0%) of the deployed Persian Gulf veterans not
showing signs and symptoms of GWS have antibodies to squalene.
Neither patients with idiopathic autoimmune disease nor healthy
controls had detectable serum antibodies to squalene. The majority
of symptomatic GWS patients had serum antibodies to
According to Dr. Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., a former principle research
scientist for the government of Australia:
“… this adjuvant [squalene] contributed to the cascade of
reactions called “Gulf War Syndrome,” documented in the soldiers
involved in the Gulf War.
The symptoms they developed included arthritis, fibromyalgia,
lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes,
chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss,
non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness,
memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems,
anti-thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte
sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple
sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Raynaud’s
phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhoea, night sweats and
Post Vaccination Follow-Up Might as Well Be Non-Existent
There is virtually no science to support the safety of vaccine
injections on your long-term health or the health of your children.
Follow-up studies last on average about two weeks, and look only for
glaring injuries and illnesses.
Autoimmune disorders like those seen in Gulf War Syndrome frequently
take years to diagnose due to the vagueness of early symptoms.
Complaints like headaches, fatigue and chronic aches and pains are
symptoms of many different illnesses and diseases.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for vaccine purveyors and proponents
to look seriously at the long-term health consequences of their
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Family
Visit the National Vaccination Information Center (NVIC) site
and join in the fight against mandatory swine flu vaccinations.
Educate yourself about influenza strains, vaccination risks, and the
public health laws in your state that may require you or your
children to undergo either mandatory vaccination or quarantine.
Take care of your health to reduce or eliminate your risk of
contracting the flu. The key is to keep your immune system strong by
following these guidelines:
* Eliminate sugar and processed foods from your diet. Sugar
consumption has an immediate, debilitating effect on your immune
* Take a high quality source of animal-based omega 3 fats like
* Exercise. Your immune system needs good circulation in order to
perform at its best for you.
* Optimize your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D deficiency is the
likely cause of seasonal flu viruses. Getting an optimal level of
vitamin D will help you fight infections of all kinds.
* Get plenty of good quality sleep.
* Deal with stress effectively. If you feel overwhelmed by
stress, your body will not have the reserves it needs to fight
* Wash your hands. But not with an antibacterial soap. Use a
pure, chemical-free soap.
[i] USAToday.com, Swine flu shots may go to kids first, Sebelius
says, June 16, 2009
[ii] ABC.net.au, Health minister reassures parents over swine flu,
July 2, 2009
[iii] Google News, AFP, Australia urges calm after child flu death,
July 2, 2009,
[iv] Meryl Nass, M.D., July 4, 2009
[v] Meryl Nass, M.D., July 3, 2009
[vi] Rense.com, Vaccines, Autism, and Gulf War Syndrome, August 15,
[vii] The American Journal of Pathology, The Endogenous Adjuvant
Squalene Can Induce a Chronic T-Cell-Mediated Arthritis in Rats, 2000
[viii] Vaccination Liberation, Adjuvant Index Page
[ix] Autoimmune Technologies, News Release: SQUALENE FOUND IN
ANTHRAX VACCINE, http://www.autoimmune.com/SqualeneInVaccine.html
[x] Autoimmune Technologies, Gulf War Syndrome: ANTI-SQUALENE
ANTIBODIES LINK GULF WAR SYNDROME TO ANTHRAX VACCINE
[xi] ScienceDirect.com, Experimental and Molecular Pathology,
Volume 68, Issue 1, February 2000, Pages 55-64
[xii] Adverse Effects of Adjuvants in Vaccines, by Viera Scheibner,
Ph.D., 2000 http://www.whale.to/vaccine/adjuvants.html