Improperly contained, contaminated, and otherwise problematic vaccines have caused a difficult to quantify wave of health problems and death in China, in an ongoing scandal now hitting the Western media.
An issue warped by news coverage and officials on all sides, it seems like a wave of reality is starting to get through a crack in the wall when it comes to vaccine scandals in China.
According to the Guardian:
Police in eastern China have arrested 37 people for illegal sales of vaccines in a widening scandal that again has raised questions about product safety in China and a possible government cover-up.
As news of an illegal vaccine distribution scandal in China continues to emerge, outraged citizens are demanding to know why the government waited so long to inform the public that their children were at risk.
According to the government, an illegal vaccine ring in operation since 2011, distributed $88 million worth of vaccines that had expired or been improperly refrigerated. This placed all children who got the shots at risk of disability or death. It is not known how many children were harmed by the illegal vaccines.
The World Health Organization (WHO) responded sheepishly, managing to get a little bit of belittling attitude into their statement responding to the crisis:
WHO is aware of reports of vaccines being purchased by a private family and resold to hospitals and clinics. Chinese authorities are currently investigating the case and will make the results public in coming days. WHO awaits the investigation results and stands ready to provide support to national health authorities.
Vaccines need to be stored and managed properly or they can lose potency and become less effective. It is important to note, however, that improperly stored or expired vaccine seldom if ever causes a toxic reaction – therefore there is likely to be minimal safety risk in this particular situation. Rather, the risk to children from administering expired or improperly stored vaccine is lack of protection from the disease for which the vaccine was intended.
Additionally this WHO webpage can be found, entitled “Questions and answers on the vaccine incident in China.”
This is a screencap of it, if you need more you can find it at this link.
Evidence contrary to the WHO’s assertion that “improperly stored or expired vaccine seldom if ever causes a toxic reaction” is plentiful.
One should also have to call into question the content of the vaccines in the first place, with regard to the negligence and corruption already displayed by these vaccine producers and their counterparts.
The WHO immediately points the blame toward “a private family,” but past incidents show this is a systemic issue involving some of the largest vaccine manufacturers in China (namely Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products).
This is not an isolated incident, and the truth behind how bad it is requires some investigation to thoroughly uncover.
Perhaps it is best explained by the parents themselves.
A dose of perspective is found in this report from RFA (Radio Free Asia):
The parents of nearly 400 children in the central Chinese province of Henan say they have suffered severe health problems and two deaths in recent months after the children were given out-of-date vaccines, parents told RFA on Monday.
The 360 children, who are all residents of Shenqiu county near Henan’s Zhoukou city, started to have adverse reactions after being vaccinated last year.
Local satellite station Henan TV said in a report last week that a three-month-old infant was among the victims, suffering from a persistent high fever and breathing difficulties after being given a whooping cough vaccine.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the child, who was in critical condition for two weeks and who still suffers from health problems, had been given a vaccine in June 2014 that was supposed to have been used by December 2013, the report said.
Since the reports of sick children emerged, the Shenqiu county center for disease control and prevention (CDC) has published the results of a report, which concluded that the diseases weren’t linked to vaccinations.
Yu Tong’an, a parent of a child whose health was also damaged by a vaccine product in the southern province of Guangdong, said the problem of out-of-date or substandard vaccines is endemic in China’s healthcare system, which has scant provision for independent safety checks.
“Since this rather large group of victims was affected in Zhoukou, the government’s response has been to say that this has nothing to do with vaccinations,” Yu told RFA on Monday.
“[The problem is that] there is no third party that can play a supervisory role once these problems occur.”
“It’s a huge fallacy for them to say they can supervise and manage these things themselves,” Yu added.
Reverse effect feared
He said vaccines in particular need careful monitoring for contaminants, because they initiate an immune response in those who receive them.
“The thing we fear most is that the vaccine has the reverse effect … and affects the child’s own immune system and general health,” he said.
A local resident surnamed Gao said some of the children in her extended family won’t be getting vaccinated at all as a result of the scare.
“On my mother’s side of the family, they don’t dare to vaccinate my brother’s kid any more,” Gao said. “If it was me, I don’t think I’d want my kid vaccinated either.”
“They can get very seriously ill after these injections.”
Calls to the Shenqiu county CDC rang unanswered during office hours on Monday.
The Henan reports are the latest in a string of public health scandals to hit China’s healthcare profession in recent years.
In January 2014, the authorities claimed that the deaths of 17 infants who died after receiving hepatitis B vaccine were unrelated to the inoculation, amid strong vocal opposition from the children’s parents.
And in September 2011, parents from across China converged on Beijing this week to call for compensation for the death of at least one child and severe illness in others linked to compulsory measles vaccinations rolled out nationwide in 2010.
China’s pharmaceutical industry is highly lucrative but poorly regulated, resulting in a string of fatalities blamed on counterfeit or shoddy medications in recent years.
An investigative report in the China Economic Times last year said that improperly stored vaccines administered by Shanxi health officials for encephalitis, hepatitis B, and rabies between 2006 and 2008 had killed four children and sickened more than 70 others, with tainted vaccines being used as late as March 2009.
The RFA article above predates the WHO statement by about half a year, going to show that independent investigations and citizen media is more reliable and effective than “official sources,” provided that evidence is presented for the claims made.
However, RFA is widely understood to be a mouthpiece of the US Government, funded by the US themselves. According to Wikipedia: “North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency has referred to Radio Free Asia as ‘reptile broadcasting services.’”
The story of RFA and China’s rocky relationship is an enigma unto its own, as further documented by simple Wikipedia: “official state-controlled newspapers in China have run editorials claiming Radio Free Asia is a CIA broadcast operation, as was the case with the first Radio Free Asia.”
In 2013, one of China’s largest producers of (mandatory) vaccines, Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products, was found to be responsible for a difficult to quantify amount of death surrounding “millions of doses of a hepatitis B vaccine.”
A December 2013 New York Times article reports:
Health authorities in China are investigating one of the nation’s biggest vaccine makers after eight infants died in the past two months following injections that were meant to immunize them against hepatitis B.
The article continues to assert that Beijing Tiantan Biological Products was responsible for 2 deaths, while Shenzhen Kangtai bore responsibility for 6. With regard to how tightly filtered this information is, is this anywhere near close to the real number of deaths?
A notch above the New York Times, in 2014 Mercola reported “17 Children Die After Receiving Hepatitis B Vaccine.”
Mercola’s article said:
Over a period of two months, eight infants in China died within hours, and in some cases minutes, of receiving hepatitis B vaccines. In all, 17 deaths among Chinese children aged 5 and younger have been reported following hepatitis B vaccines administered in late 2013.
Victim’s Father Speaks Out, Calls Official Report ‘Absolute Rubbish’
In a report by Radio Free Asia,2 the father of one of the 17 children who died after receiving a hepatitis B vaccine called Chinese health officials’ claims that the deaths had nothing to do with the vaccine “absolute rubbish.”
Bear in mind this is likely only the tip of the iceberg. Chinese officials hardly accepted that infants who died within moments of receiving vaccines were in fact killed by them: who knows how many newborns were affected.
In reality, we have to listen to the actual people of China and the well-documented reality brought to the table by alternative media: media not sanctioned by the Chinese government or a coercive pen, but real accounts from the people. We have to listen to real people presenting real accounts, facts, and documented evidence.
As authorities incentivized to legitimize a system would do anywhere, Chinese authorities vehemently denied the vaccines were linked to the deaths.
China, like seemingly all large nations in our modern era, is rife with (generally corrupt) coordination between corporations and government. A law mandating that all Chinese citizens have no choice but to consume a product, ostensibly opens the door to collaborated between corporations producing the product (vaccine) and government.
Throughout history, one could recall dozens of events where large corporate entities and government collaborated to influence entire classes of people, to change the course of human history, even.
The tentacles of power dug under the skin of American academia and medicine in the early 20th Century, and from about that point (in its seamless complexity) the entire world has struggled to deal with a pharmaceutical octopus paradigm that renders true medicinal advances difficult to distinguish from corporate scams.
The paradigm itself renders true medicinal advances difficult to distinguish from an ineffective medical practice, or even a lethal medical scam that is perpetuated as normal, or necessary.
If there’s something valuable to be taken away from this, it’s the fact that it takes a sharp sense of discernment on a detailed background of wisdom to really get to the root of an issue like this.
Unfortunately this issue is systemic, not isolated, and these things will continue until the people of China manage to find sovereignty from their government: the same condition as basically all common people of the world.
On the bright side, however, there are surely well-informed people in China who find sovereignty that we just don’t know about: such is the nature of freedom and humanity, it creates pockets and finds a way. There likely exist conscious Chinese citizens who warily avoid vaccinating their children.
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