The Vitamin C Conspiracy Meningitis
[Load of old propaganda, study done by the vaccine companies no doubt using the discredited antibody yardstick. The Great Big Elephant that no one can see is Vitamin C--if they really gave a rat's ass about saving lives they would be using that, wouldn't they? See: [2010 Aug] Swine flu and meningococcal amputations are needless--Hilary Butler [2010 Aug Video] Swine Flu Cure using Vitamin C Therapy As for the 'successful' Meningitis C vaccine, it was only successful at injuring children, see Meningitis C vaccine damage (media stories UK) The 'Holy Grail' was found 50 years ago--Vitamin C.]
Last updated at 8:17 AM on 13th September 2010
A meningitis B vaccine that would save the lives of thousands of children is one step closer after a successful trial.
Doctors last night hailed the results of a widespread study which found that a large majority of infants given a test drug built up significant levels of immunity against strains of the deadly disease.
Charity Meningitis UK said the results could eventually lead to a nationwide vaccination programme.
Meningitis B is the most common form of the disease, causing up to 80 per cent of cases in the UK.
It is also one of the most deadly, and can kill within 24 to 48 hours of onset.
But due to its complex nature, it has been the hardest to immunise against and no widespread vaccines exist.
As part of an ongoing trial, scientists gave injections of the drug to 3,600 infants.
They found that most displayed a robust immune response against three strains of bacteria which cause meningitis B.
And the drug did not cause a bad reaction when given in conjunction with other infant vaccines.
This suggests it could be used as a vaccine in the first year of life, when it is most needed.
The results of the trial of pharmaceutical giant Novartis's Multicomponent Meninbococal Serogroup B Vaccine (4CMenB) were presented yesterday at a conference in Banff, Canada.
Paul Langford, chair of Meningitis UK's Scientific Advisory Panel, said finding a vaccine for meningitis B was the ' holy grail' for researchers and drug companies.
'The latest results from this study are very encouraging and we hope these promising developments will ultimately lead to a meningitis B vaccine that will be given to children in this country,' he said.
'The considerable challenge of producing an effective vaccine against meningococcal group B has always been the holy grail of researchers and vaccine companies.
'The results from this study do not allow a definitive answer to show whether this has finally been met but suggest that the goal may be within reach.
'This is obviously an exciting development.
'However, the study has only reported data on three strains of meningococcal serogroup B bacteria. 'We look forward to finding out about the protection it provides against other strains.'
He added: 'If the promise shown by this vaccine can be translated to the clinic, and is as successful as the meningococcal group C vaccine introduced in 1999, there is the prospect of elimination of most meningococcal disease from the UK and saving thousands of lives in the future.'
Dr Andrew Pollard, professor of paediatric infection and immunity at Oxford University, said: ' Meningitis B can be devastating for affected families and is a major concern for paediatricians who care for children with this serious illness.
'The disease can strike healthy children without warning and, in some countries, is the leading infectious cause of death in early life.
'Many cases of meningitis are prevented today by the vaccines we give to our children, but the more complex meningitis B remains as a major threat to public health.
'The encouraging data presented on 4CMenB indicate the potential for additional protection to be provided by this new vaccine.'
"The matron was convinced that the diagnosis was meningitis so she prepared a lumbar puncture. I had however, seen this problem before. Lumbar punctures performed by me had been negative and the infants died....the trauma of inserting a needle..might result in a haemorrage that might cause spinal cord paralysis. So I decided to give an injection of vitamin C..I probably gave as many as 6 injections, each 100mg. After half an hour Mary was normal. It was hard to believe, but I had performed a miracle!...I found that any viral infection, including measles and hepatitis, could be dramatically 'cured' by administering Vitamin C intravenously in big doses--provided that treatment was commenced early."---Dr Kalokerinos MD (Medical Pioneer of the 20th century p175)