Squalene: The Swine Flu Vaccine’s Dirty Little
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
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,"
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 quantities.”[v]
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 countries..
Per Dr. Nass, there are only three vaccines in existence using an
approved squalene adjuvant. None of the three are approved for use in
What Squalene Does to Rats
Oil-based vaccination adjuvants like squalene have been proved to
generate concentrated, unremitting immune responses over long periods
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
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
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
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
A study conducted at Tulane Medical School and published in the February
2000 issue of Experimental Molecular Pathology included these stunning
“ … 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
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 squalene.”[xi]
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 low-grade fevers.”[xii]
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
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 vaccination
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
* Eliminate sugar and processed foods from your diet. Sugar consumption
has an immediate, debilitating effect on your immune system.
* Take a high quality source of animal-based omega 3 fats like Krill
* 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 infection.
* Wash your hands. But not with an antibacterial soap. Use a pure,
[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
[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,