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A polio vaccine regularly used to inoculate children and travellers was today ordered to be recalled amid fears over
Mad Cow disease. Oct. 20, 2000
|Reputable studies show correlations between the pertussis vaccine and asthma. In fact, children
vaccinated with pertussis were shown to be 5 times more likely to become afflicted with this serious
Michael R. Odent, et al., "Pertussis Vaccination and Asthma: Is There a Link?," Journal of American
Medical Association (August 24/31, 1994).
article reports on measles and HIV vaccines in lettuce and potatoes:
"... promising research has also been conducted into food-delivered oral vaccines against hepatitis B, e. coli, and
diarrheal illnesses, primarily through a genetically engineered potato. Institute spokesman Dwayne Kirk said that, over time, bananas, tomatoes, or
a host of other foods might be used to deliver vaccines."
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