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How the Flu Vaccine Causes Narcolepsy

September 27, 2012 by admin in Featured, Politics, Vaccines with 9 Comments

You’ve heard that a swine flu vaccine causes narcolepsy, but do you know why? Here’s the explanation of what is causing it and why it’s happening. The worst part, though, is that narcolepsy is likely just the beginning.

by Heidi Stevenson

Syringe over matchstickRecent horrifying news has shown that influenza vaccinations in Sweden and Finland cause narcolepsy in children. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has done an in-depth and very cautious study of the outbreak and reports that it is, indeed, a result of the vaccine.

Baby, hypodermic & image reflected in eyesTwo factors are significant in explaining why these two countries had such serious outbreaks of narcolepsy. One is that their vaccination coverage in children was exceptionally high—significantly higher, in fact, than for any other European country. The other is that the brand used was Pandemrix, made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder. It’s caused when the immune system turns on hypothalamus cells that excrete the hormone hypocretin, which helps control wakefulness and sleep.

Pandemrix contains the adjuvant AS03. The active ingredient in AS03 is squalene. It is known to cause autoimmune disorders when injected.


Squalene sounds innocuous, and therein lies its danger. You can eat it with no harm resulting. You can slather it on your skin with good effect. It acts as an antioxidant and is a precursor to another critical substance, cholesterol. It may even help prevent cancer.

Squalene is found in many foods, including super-healthy olive and palm oils, amaranth, and shark liver oil. However, it is this friendliness that makes it so dangerous when injected.

That vaccines are injected is no accident. The act of injection is an injury, and the body responds to injuries rapidly, both to heal and to address foreign substances. The problem is that virtually anything injected can be seen as a foreign substance, including things that are normally found in the body.

The very fact that squalene is a normal body substance is the problem. By injecting it, the immune system sees it as an enemy and treats it as an antigen. Therefore, squalene can trigger a process that results in creating antibodies to it.

When the immune system creates antibodies to a substance that normally exists in the body, that substance will be attacked and destroyed. That is the definition of an autoimmune disease. Squalene is seen as the enemy, but this enemy exists throughout the body and is a critical component involved in many functions.

That the particular effect of narcolepsy in children would be the first autoimmune disorder noted as a result of its injection with the swine flu vaccine wasn’t predictable. However, the fact that there is an autoimmune disorder should not be a surprise. It was a virtual certainty. The only real question now is just how much more autoimmune disease will be seen.

A Macchiavellian Approach to Vaccines

In Gary Matsumoto’s book,Vaccine A, on the autoimmune diseases caused by injection of squalene with an experimental anthrax vaccine during the first Gulf War, a compelling tale is told of both the devastation wrought on unwitting soldiers and the Macchiavellian thinking that went into it.

The dangers of squalene are well known. In fact, they’ve been known for decades, ever since Freund’s adjuvant was developed.

An adjuvant’s purpose in a vaccine is to increase the activity of the immune system so that a strong enough response to a weak antigen can be developed, thus creating antibodies to the antigen. Freund’s adjuvant is highly effective at doing that. However, it’s also highly effective at causing antibodies to be created against itself. The problem is that the primary ingredient of Freund’s is an oil that’s also found in the human body. As a result, a large and terrible array of autoimmune disorders can result, including rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, allergic aspermatogenesis (blocking sperm formation, resulting in sterility), allergic neuritis, and allergic uveitis (resulting in blindness).

Therefore, it was quickly realized that Freund’s adjuvant had only one valid purpose: the creation of autoimmune disorders in animals so that they can be used in laboratory testing. This is, in fact, how autoimmune disorders are routinely created to study methods of treatment. However, the misery and suffering that animals undergo has also resulted in recognition that it’s unacceptable cruelty to put them through it—though it continues to happen.

The fact that it’s an oil like much of what’s found in the body is what makes Freund’s so devastating. Squalene is also an oil. In early testing, squalene was found, like Freund’s, to be exceptionally good at triggering an immune response. However, just as Freund’s also proved to trigger the development of antibodies to itself, so did squalene. In fact, it may even be more dangerous than Freund’s!

However, there is a significant problem in vaccine development, and this problem is overcome through the use of a strong adjuvant. Aluminum has been used for decades, but cannot compare with the action of squalene, or of Freund’s, for that matter. Until the last few years, all vaccinations were made from either killed bacteria or viruses, or from live attenuated (weakened) ones. Both approaches, though, are time consuming, expensive, and risky, making vaccines a less-than-effective method of making profits.

Recombinant DNA technology—genetic engineering—changed that picture dramatically. By using it, massive amounts of antigens could be created both quickly and cheaply. Instead of using entire viruses or bacteria as antigens, just bits of them could be used. The disadvantage, though, was that these vaccines tend to be ineffective. Therefore, they require strong adjuvants. But there aren’t many available. Freund’s is not allowed. Aluminum works, but not well enough for most of this technology. The only thing that works and is allowed is squalene.

Therefore, Big Pharma wants squalene. And that’s why it was used in the swine flu vaccines, GSK’s Pandemrix and Novatis’ Focetria. Pandemrix is the one that was used in Sweden and Finland. On top of that, those two countries had high rates of coverage among children—significantly more than other European nations.

Gulf War Syndrome

The result of squalene in Pandemrix is now known, an epidemic of the autoimmune disorder narcolepsy in children. However, we must ask whether this is merely the first round of autoimmune diseases that these children will be suffering. Autoimmune disorders can take time to manifest.

In the aftermath of the Gulf War, a new and devastating syndrome developed among huge numbers, possibly tens of thousands, of American and British soldiers, including those who deployed to Iraq and those who remained stateside. Many fell ill rapidly, but symptoms developed over years. As described in Vaccine A, these autoimmune disorders were devastating. Lupus erythematosus, which is a system-wide attack of connective tissues such as the skin, was a focus. In one case described by Matsumoto, the young man died because his own skin was seen as the enemy and attacked to the point that virtually none was left. Another young man’s cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls muscles was attacked by his autoimmune system, causing it to shrink drastically, with associated loss of his ability to function. These, though, were not the only problems or diagnoses, but they all had one thing in common: they were the result of the autoimmune system attacking squalene-like particles in the body.

Pandemrix contains squalene. We now know that it has caused an outbreak of narcolepsy in Sweden and Finland, the likes of which has never before been seen. Where will it end? What other disorders could develop? What will become of the children given this devasatingly poisonous substance?

We don’t know. The only thing that’s sure is that we will find out—just as we have learned with Gulf War Syndrome. Governments, Big Pharma, and Big Medicine will surely try to cover it up, just as they are still doing with Gulf War Syndrome. But the truth will eventually come out. The only questions are the exact form of autoimmune dysfunction and how many people’s lives will be devastated.


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  • VaccineRisks

    The vaccination coverage in Norway is extremely high. This is not
    because vaccines are mandated. It is due to the fact that the population is very
    conformative and has great confidence in
    the authorities.

    The authorities and media have “close connections” with the
    pharmaceutical industry.

    Another reason for the high vaccination
    coverage is that a large section of the Norwegian population does not read
    English and relies upon propaganda about vaccines from the health authorities
    and media.

    Pandemrix H1N1 vaccine was used in Norway. It contains the largest amount of
    the adjuvant squalene of all the vaccines on the market.

    It is routinely injected in lab animals to
    create autoimmune conditions.

    Because of the squalene content in Pandemrix increased risk of narcolepsy
    should have been expected.

    I managed to get a few very short,
    diplomatically formulated (!) articles published in the Norwegian
    newspapers warning against the choice of Pandemrix by the health authorities
    and giving reasons for the potentially increased risk of autoimmune conditions.
    I was ridiculed in the press and defined as a conspiration theorist.

    • Dagný Helgadottir Moore

      I also published an article on this matter in 2010. This was a widely covered subject here in Iceland. Yet here the head quarantine doctor has steadily denied these links even though they are thoroughly researched and published as in this latest case of settlement to sufferers of Narcolepsy in Sweden and Norway. He continues to deny this, as if it stops to be so just because he says it. I wonder how extensive the damage needs to become before he will admit that there is a link. In the meanwhile, people need to continue to make informed decisions, read researches and not believe everything that is said.

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  • Chasseurdarnaque

    The usual pseudo-scientific anti-medicine delusion. Heidi Stevenson, who is at least honest enough to wear her disdain of science on her sleeve, shows yet again how hypocritical she is. She refers to a single part of a single study as her only proof, disregarding the other studies that demonstrate the opposite as well as the other elements in the aforementioned study that clearly indicates the contrary (no correlation demonstrated in the rest of europe where similar vaccines are used). This study, being case-control, is inferior to double-blind trials (which Miss Stevenson seems to dislike, since they’ve proven homeopathy to be a quack again and again) and makes it almost unrelevant.

    This is the kind of stuff that makes me sick. Outright lies, manipulations of facts, demagogy, emotional manipulation (see the pictures), butchering of basic medical science, cherry picking of facts and a load of pseudo-science to coat it all together, all that to derive people from scientific medicine (which is responsible for a considerable part of the improvement in quality of life and longevity during the past century, vaccines having eradicated smallpox and soon to eradicate polio) so they end up feeding of Heidi’s quackery, homeopathy, the theory that water magically remembers what was in it and then magically cures the person (something only gullible people with paranoid delusions against medicine would fall for). You are a disgusting human being.

    And there you go, I’ll just wait that you censor my message, because I am well aware that your kind of people are not willing to hear or see any facts or opinions that go against your dogma and would diminish the profit you make off your homeopathy business.

    • HeidiStevenson

      This offers absolutely nothing of value. It’s a hate-filled diatribe completely lacking in facts and data.

      The comment is pure ad hominem attack, yet its author has the gall to name the post’s author a disgusting human being.

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