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Flu Vaccine Pusher Greg Poland says "Anything Goes"

Posted Jan 06 2013 9:53pm

One person has been instrumental in creating flu vaccine mandates in the US, and he continues to push them overseas as well:  Mayo's Greg Poland, MD.

Poland is a scoundrel.  He enjoys throwing punches below the belt, and brags about it.  He placed on his Mayo website :  "In Dr. Poland's war, there are no rules of engagement; anything goes."

He helps write position papers and then cites them, without mentioning his role in creating them.   Here is one from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America which he coauthored and then cited to support mandatory vaccinations.  He was key in writing the Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines here .  [These guidelines are brazen in demanding money ("Significant and sustainable funding for long-term planning and action") from Congress, state and local governments for a variety of flu-related activities and procurements.  See page 19.]  Follow the money and understand how Poland benefits personally from the policies he pushes.
Poland claims to be an expert in medical ethics and law, as well as public policy, all to aid the forced administration of more and more vaccine.  One recent example:
 2011 Feb;101(2):212-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.190751.
Vaccinating health care workers against influenza: the ethical and legal rationale for a mandate.
Ottenberg ALWu JTPoland GAJacobson RMKoenig BATilburt JC .

Bioethics Research Program, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. ottenberg.abigale@mayo.edu 
Abstract
Despite improvements in clinician education, symptom awareness, and respiratory precautions, influenza vaccination rates for health care workers have remained unacceptably low for more than three decades, adversely affecting patient safety. When public health is jeopardized, and a safe, low-cost, and effective method to achieve patient safety exists, health care organizations and public health authorities have a responsibility to take action and change the status quo. Mandatory influenza vaccination for health care workers is supported not only by scientific data but also by ethical principles and legal precedent. The recent influenza pandemic provides an opportunity for policymakers to reconsider the benefits of mandating influenza vaccination for health care workers, including building public trust, enhancing patient safety, and strengthening the health care workforce. 
Acknowledgments
Abigale L. Ottenberg, Joel T. Wu, Barbara A. Koenig, and Jon C. Tilburt have no disclosures. Gregory A. Poland has offered consultative advice on novel influenza vaccine development to Merck & Co., Inc., Avianax, Theraclone Sciences (formally Spaltudaq Corporation), MedImmune LLC, Liquidia Technologies, Inc., Novavax, Sanofi Pasteur, and PAXVAX, Inc. Robert M. Jacobson serves as the Principal Investigator on a Pfizer-funded study ex- amining PCV 13 in adults, which involves, in part, adult receipt of the influenza vaccine.
In 2007 he disclosed serving as a consultant to these vaccine companies:  

Dynavax, 
Novavax, 
Merck, 
Protein Sciences, 
GlaxoSmithKline, 
Novartis Vaccines, 
CSL Biotherapies, and 
Avianax. 

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