Senate Democrats call for $1B to develop a universal flu vaccine

In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. The U.S. government's Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, flu report showed the flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as intense as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Senate Democrats urged Congress Thursday to approve $1 billion over five years to develop a universal flu vaccine, saying the U.S. spends billions per year, anyway, to combat various strains that kill thousands of people each year.

This year’s season has been particularly brutal. The H3N2 strain, in particular, has been resistant to this year’s vaccine.

“The flu is a formidable foe,” Sen. Ed Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, said. “This year, all signs are pointing to the most severe flu season since the 2009 pandemic.

Mr. Markey and cosponsors of his bill want to funnel $200 million per year to the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a vaccine that shields recipients against all strains of the vaccine.

Senators said the current vaccine in any given year covers only a few strains and is about 10-60 percent effective.

With the right support, they say, American scientists can do better.

“It’s just something that we don’t accept in a country that has had so many medical developments,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota Democrat, said.

Mr. Markey said that on average, the flu costs the nation $10.4 billion in direct medical costs annually and $87 billion to the economy overall, so a front-end investment is worthwhile.

More than 60 children have died so far this flu season, and one in 10 deaths in the U.S. during the week ending Jan. 20 was related to influenza or pneumonia, which can be sparked by complications from the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says they’re not sure if the season has even peaked yet, underscoring the danger.

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They don't force enough damn chemicals into our bodies through food, water, vaccinations, chemtrails, flouride, polyvinyl chlorides, E290, 80methyl-N-vannillyl-6-nonenamide, denatured protein, DHMO, NaCl, uranium and more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more, more and damn more.

They have nothing else to do apparently?!

This is NOT their job!!!!

IF they were doing their jobs, they would be monitoring each govt. agency and protecting our freedoms, instead of destroying our lives, our fortunes, our health, our safety.




Rush Limbaugh Explains How Robert Mueller
Will Attempt To Financially Destroy President Trump

 Special Counsel Robert Mueller has crossed President Trump’s “red line” after issuing a subpoena for documents related to the Trump Organization’s business dealings with Russia.

New York Times reports:

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known time that the special counsel demanded documents directly related to President Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to the president. […] The Trump Organization has said that it never had real estate holdings in Russia, but witnesses recently interviewed by Mr. Mueller have been asked about a possible real estate deal in Moscow. In 2015, a longtime business associate of Mr. Trump’s emailed Mr. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen at his Trump Organization account claiming he had ties to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and said that building a Trump Tower in Moscow would help Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh theorized on his program Friday that one of Mueller’s true objectives is to financially destroy President Trump.

Partial transcript via Breitbart News:

And these requests, the subpoena for documents from the Trump Organization, I ask you again, what has that to do with the campaign and with collusion and with the Russians? They’ve already been looking into Trump business in Russia with the Miss, what is it, USA, whatever his pageant is.

Do you all remember during the early days of the campaign there was news that Trump, in a tax return something like 20 years ago, took a $900 million deduction that was granted and survived an audit by the IRS? Now, I forget the details. It had to do with losses that he had incurred in that year in building things. It was around 900 or $920 million deduction. I’ll never forget when it was reported because most people will never come close to ever having that in a lifetime, and to have a guy personally write that much off?

Anyway, I think Mueller wants that $920 million back. I think Mueller wants to prove that that was a faulty deduction. I think that they want to go back, they want to get Trump’s tax returns because they want to nullify that $900 million deduction, and then they want to collect 20 years of interest and penalties and wipe Trump out.

In the meantime, President Trump’s lawyers are in the process of negotiating with special counsel Robert Mueller to bring the Russia probe to an end, reports Rebecca Ballhaus and Peter Nicholas of the Wall Street Journal.

Mueller’s tentacles continue to reach further and further.

CNN reported that investigators are attempting to determine whether former Blackwater chief Erik Prince misled the  House Intelligence Committee about a meeting he had in Seychelles in January of 2017.

Prince is accused of using the meeting as an opportunity to establish a secret back channel with Russia.

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge spoke with one of President Trump’s personal lawyers about the new subpoena request by Special Counsel Mueller.

According to Herridge, Trump’s lawyer was unaware of the subpoena and said it may be a ‘wrap up’ subpoena or ‘clean up’ subpoena which may signal the end of the investigation.


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