Lucija Tomljenovic

Lucija Tomljenovic
University of British Columbia - Vancouver | UBC · Ophtalmology and Visual sciences

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Introduction A recent study from our laboratory demonstrated a number of neurobehavioural abnormalities in mice colony injected with a mouse-weight equivalent dose of all vaccines that are administered to infants in their first 18 months of life according to the U. S. pediatric vaccination schedule. Cytokines have been studied extensively as blood...
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This updated addendum to “HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World” (published October 28, 2017 by OALibJ) addresses arguments claiming to discredit it from John Broughall, a retired microbiologist, and from an unnamed person (or persons) going by the pseudonym “The Original Skeptical Raptor” (hereafter, “Rap...
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The present study was designed to evaluate the possible effects of the paediatric vaccination schedule in the United States on the central nervous system in a murine model. We compared the impact of treatment with the whole vaccines versus true placebo control. Seventy-six pups were divided into three groups: two vaccinated groups and unvaccinated...
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This addendum to “HCG found in WHO tetanus vaccine in Kenya raises concern in the developing world” (published October 28, 2017 by OALibJ) addresses arguments claiming to discredit it from John Broughall, a retired microbiologist, and from an unnamed person (or persons) going by the pseudonym “The Original Skeptical Raptor” (hereafter, “Raptor”). O...
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In 1993, WHO announced a “birth-control vaccine” for “family planning”. Published research shows that by 1976 WHO researchers had conjugated tetanus toxoid (TT) with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) producing a “birth-control” vaccine. Conjugating TT with hCG causes pregnancy hormones to be attacked by the immune system. Expected results are abor...
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This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal). This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief and Authors, due to evidence of incorrect data. The data of gel images in several figures (Fig. 2A and C and Fig. 4 A, B,...
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Vaccine adjuvants and vaccines may induce autoimmune and inflammatory manifestations in susceptible individuals. To date most human vaccine trials utilize aluminum (Al) adjuvants as placebos despite much evidence showing that Al in vaccine-relevant exposures can be toxic to humans and animals. We sought to evaluate the effects of Al adjuvant and th...
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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a heterogeneous disorder of the autonomic nervous system in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate or tachycardia (30 bpm within 10 min of standing or head-up tilt). This response is accompanied by a decrease in blood flow t...
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Introduction: With the safety of human papilloma virus vaccine (HPVv) being questioned, this article aims to assess the risks and benefits of the commercially available HPVv. Within the last decade, two vaccines (Gardasil and Cervarix) have been put on the market to prevent infection with the most oncogenic HPV subtypes. Both vaccines contain alum...
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This chapter presents answers to the most common misconceptions regarding the safety of aluminium (Al) compounds in vaccines by providing an overview of what is currently known about Al adjuvants, in particular, and their modes of action and mechanisms of potential toxicity. It gives a brief overview of the crucial role of Al in a variety of neurol...
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This chapter reviews the data from numerous reports substantiating the link between adverse immune reactions and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. It discusses the results from safety clinical trials on HPV vaccines. In their 2008 pre-licensure analysis of ADRs of potential autoimmune etiology in a large integrated safety database of ASO4 adjuva...
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Because of the abundance of aluminum in the Earth’s crust, it was regarded as harmless before its use in products became prevalent. Humans are exposed to aluminum from food, water, medicinals, vaccines, cosmetics, and industrial exposure. However, Al is toxic to living systems and has no physiological role in biological systems. Beginning with the...
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Over the last 200 years, mining, smelting, and refining of aluminum (Al) in various forms have increasingly exposed living species to this naturally abundant metal. Because of its prevalence in the earth's crust, prior to its recent uses it was regarded as inert and therefore harmless. However, Al is invariably toxic to living systems and has no kn...
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In spite of a common view that aluminum (Al) salts are inert and therefore harmless as vaccine adjuvants or in immunotherapy, the reality is quite different. In the following article we briefly review the literature on Al neurotoxicity and the use of Al salts as vaccine adjuvants and consider not only direct toxic actions on the nervous system, but...
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Over the last 200 years, mining, smelting, and refining of aluminum (Al) in various forms have increasingly exposed living species to this naturally abundant metal. Because of its prevalence in the earth’s crust, prior to its recent uses it was regarded as inert and therefore harmless. However, Al is invariably toxic to living systems and has no kn...
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We report the case of a 14-year-old girl who developed postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) with chronic fatigue 2 months following Gardasil vaccination. The patient suffered from persistent headaches, dizziness, recurrent syncope, poor motor coordination, weakness, fatigue, myalgias, numbness, tachycardia, dyspnea, visual disturbances,...
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Impaired brain function, excessive inflammation, and autoimmune manifestations are common in autism. Aluminum (Al), the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant, is a demonstrated neurotoxin and a strong immune stimulator. Hence, adjuvant Al has the necessary properties to induce neuroimmune disorders. Because peripheral immune stimuli in the postnatal...
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Post-vaccination autoimmune phenomena are a major facet of the autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) and different vaccines, including HPV, have been identified as possible causes. The medical history of three young women who presented with secondary amenorrhea following HPV vaccination was collected. Data regarding type of v...
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We have examined the neurotoxicity of aluminum in humans and animals under various conditions, following different routes of administration, and provide an overview of the various associated disease states. The literature demonstrates clearly negative impacts of aluminum on the nervous system across the age span. In adults, aluminum exposure can le...
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The rationale behind current worldwide human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programs starts from two basic premises, 1) that HPV vaccines will prevent cervical cancers and save lives and, 2) have no risk of serious side effects. Therefore, efforts should be made to get as many pre-adolescent girls vaccinated in order to decrease the burden of ce...
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We carried out a systematic review of HPV vaccine pre- and post-licensure trials to assess the evidence of their effectiveness and safety. We find that HPV vaccine clinical trials design, and data interpretation of both efficacy and safety outcomes, were largely inadequate. Additionally, we note evidence of selective reporting of results from clini...
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There are not many public health issues where views are as extremely polarized as those concerning vaccines, and Merck's HPV vaccine Gardasil is a case in point. Ever since gaining the FDA's approval in 2006, Merck has been heavily criticized for their overly aggressive marketing strategies and lobbying campaigns aimed at promoting Gardasil as a ma...
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We read with great interest the analysis by Mello et al.(1) on how Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) influenced state human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination policymaking. The exclusive reliance on Merck for scientific information on behalf of the legislators is unfortunate, especially in the light of independent research which has repeatedly warned that dr...
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Immune challenges during early development, including those vaccine-induced, can lead to permanent detrimental alterations of the brain and immune function. Experimental evidence also shows that simultaneous administration of as little as two to three immune adjuvants can overcome genetic resistance to autoimmunity. In some developed countries, by...
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To the Editor: Mr Gostin made an important point in his Commentary on mandatory HPV vaccination: “Above all, health policy must be driven by science.”1 However, the author's recommendation that “if voluntary vaccination proves unsuccessful, states should seriously consider compulsory vaccination laws without generous exemptions” appears premature....
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All drugs are associated with some risks of adverse reactions. Because vaccines represent a special category of drugs, generally given to healthy individuals, uncertain benefits mean that only a small level of risk for adverse reactions is acceptable. Furthermore, medical ethics demand that vaccination should be carried out with the participant's f...
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Enlargement of the EU with 10 Central and Eastern European Countries is a major item on the EU’s policy agenda. Assessing the economic consequences of the accession to the internal market is not obvious. This paper provides a new method to quantify the impact of the accession. The assessment is based on a gravity equation, estimated for 16 industri...
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are serious multisystem developmental disorders and an urgent global public health concern. Dysfunctional immunity and impaired brain function are core deficits in ASD. Aluminum (Al), the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant, is a demonstrated neurotoxin and a strong immune stimulator. Hence, adjuvant Al has the poten...
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Aluminum is an experimentally demonstrated neurotoxin and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant. Despite almost 90 years of widespread use of aluminum adjuvants, medical science's understanding about their mechanisms of action is still remarkably poor. There is also a concerning scarcity of data on toxicology and pharmacokinetics of these compoun...
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The brain is a highly compartmentalized organ exceptionally susceptible to accumulation of metabolic errors. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease of the elderly and is characterized by regional specificity of neural aberrations associated with higher cognitive functions. Aluminum (Al) is the most abundant neuroto...
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Résumé : L'aluminium est une neurotoxine, ce qui est démontré expérimentalement, et c'est l'adjuvant de vaccin le plus fréquemment utilisé. Alors que les adjuvants d'aluminium sont largement utilisés depuis près de 90 ans, le corps médical comprend encore très mal leurs mécanismes de fonctionnement. On remarque aussi une pénurie préoccupante de don...

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