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  • Swine Flu News Concentrator (October 2009 - Part 2) 88 comments
    Oct 21, 2009 10:13 AM | about stocks: NVAX, VICL
    Explanation:
    Due to size, the October Swine Flu Concentrator had to be split into three parts. This is the second of three parts.

    I will post Swine-Flu and related articles under this heading.  The top of the instablog will contain my current months links  preceded with a one or two liner that explains the link.  A more complete summary of the link will be in the comments area.  At the bottom of the Instablog we have definition of terms, a summary of Swine Flu / vaccine investment plays, the Google 2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak Map, Red Cross Tips For Dealing With The Flu, and Memory Alpha which contains links to previous news concentrators and authors articles on the subject.

    I will be backing this up frequently as well.
    Last backup:

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    Update History:
    Added Overview of H1N1 / Categories of Vaccine Investment Plays Added Memory Alpha
    Added Link to Google's Swine Flu Infection Map
    Added Red Cross Tips for Dealing With The Flu
    Added definition of EUA and PREP act
    Broke Swine Flu Concentrator into two parts
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    October Links:

    Major development for NVAX that will significantly advance their timeline to production of commercial scale quantities of their H1N1 vaccine.
    (October 21) Novavax and Xcellerex Inc. announce collaboration to develop large-scale manufacturing process for 2009 H1N1 Influenza VLP Vaccine. - H.T. Love
    xcellerex.com/news-xcellerex.htm

    (October 21) Aethlon Medical (OTCQB:AEMD) Releases Medical Device Data Against The H1N1 Swine Flu Virus
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/168085.php

    October 21 - Swine Flu Concentrator (October Part 1)
    Contains detail Swine Flu News and Comments from the first part of October (1 - 20)
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/283977-user-2...

    (October 16) - FDA issues emergency use authorization [EUA] for commercial H1N1 flu test to Focus Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) - User 283977
    finance.yahoo.com/marketupdate/inplay#sva

    Asthma Is Most Prevalent Underlying Illness Among Most Serious H1N1 Cases - User 283977
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/167579.php

    (October 16, 2009) Red Cross Offers Important Tips For Caring For Someone With The Flu - User 283977
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/167553.php

    (October 16) - Tamiflu-resistant new flu detected in patient with no record of Tamiflu use - doubleguns
    ttp://japantoday.com/category/national/view/ta...

    (October 15, 2009) - Tightening young visitor access to H1N1 patients in the hospital - User 283977
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/167491.php

    October 9, 2009 Scientists Awaiting The Mutation Of H1N1 - User 283977
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/166825.php

    October 9 - Chinese Health Experts Look To Control Spread Of H1N1 In Country's Remote Regions - User 283977
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/166869.php

    October 9, 2009 - H1N1 flu taking off in U.S., officials say. But you can take H1N1 and seasonal shots at the same time. - User 283977
    www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5...

    October 10, 2009 - Swine Flu Partys, Mix with the Infected, see if you can be Infected too - Freya
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/166990.php

    October 11, 2009 - U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services And The Ad Council Launch National Campaign To Help Prevent The Spread Of The H1N1 Flu Virus. - User 283977
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/166935.php

    (October 12) -  A Mixed Bag for Traders and Investors in Healthcare - M. E. Garza
    India is rumoured to be one of the countries interested in Novavax's (NASDAQ:NVAX) flu vaccine technology platform.
    seekingalpha.com/article/166076-a-mixed-...

    (October 13) Novavax (NVAX) Awarded NIH Grant for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine Program - H. T. Love
    www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idU...

    (October 13) Sinovac Receives Certificate of Approval to Distribute Panflu (H5N1) Vaccine in Hong Kong. Its good for 5 years - User 283977
    www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/6407270...

    (October 14) CT Scans Show Patients With Severe Cases Of H1N1 Are At Risk For Developing Acute Pulmonary Emboli. Demonstrates superiority of CT scans over chest radiographs in identifying serious complications as a possible result of the H1N1 virus - User 283977
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/167378.php

    (October 14) Rapid Vaccine Rollout Effective In Reducing Infection Rates, Shown By H1N1 Simulation Modeling. Underscores vital importance of the new rapid production methods (e.g., NVAX) (NASDAQ:VICL) to manufacturer vaccines. - User283977
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/167324.php

    (25 September 2009) Optimizing Influenza Vaccine Distributions
    To minimize deaths, infections, years  of life lost, contingent valuation and economic costs optimal vaccination policy is achieved by prioritization of schoolchildren and adults aged 30 to 39 years. - User283977
    www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/...

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    Some Definitions:

    Swine Flu - Novel H1N1 flu, popularly known as swine flu, is a respiratory infection caused by an influenza virus first recognized in spring 2009. The new virus, which is officially called swine influenza A (H1N1), contains genetic material from human, swine and avian flu viruses. (By Mayo Clinic staff)

    Pandemic - The word "pandemic" comes from the Greek "pan-", "all" + "demos", "people or population" = "pandemos" = "all the people." A pandemic affects all (nearly all) of the people.

    A World Health Organization phase 6 pandemic indicates that influenza due to the novel H1N1 swine flu is occurring in multiple countries around the world and that human infection is widespread. The classification does not reflect the severity of individual infections.

    Pulmonary Embolism - Occurs when a blood clot forms in an arm or leg breaks free and enters the lungs where it is too large to pass through the small vessels of the lungs and forms a blockage. This stops blood from flowing into an area of the lung, and the part of the lung dies because it does not receive oxygen.
    www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/153796.php

    What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?
    An EUA may be issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow either the use of an unapproved medical product or an unapproved use of an approved medical product during certain types of emergencies with specified agents.

    What is the PREP Act? 
    The PREP Act authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (“Secretary”) to issue a declaration (“PREP Act declaration”) that provides immunity from tort liability (except for willfull misconduct) for claims of loss caused, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from administration or use of countermeasures to diseases, threats and conditions determined by the Secretary to constitute a present, or credible risk of a future public health emergency to entities and individuals involved in the development, manufacture, testing, distribution, administration, and use of such countermeasures. 

    The PREP Act also authorizes an emergency fund in the United States Treasury to provide compensation for injuries directly caused by administration or use of a countermeasure covered by the Secretary’s declaration. While no funds have been appropriated for this purpose, if funds are appropriated, compensation may then be available for medical benefits, lost wages and death benefits to individuals for specified injuries.
    www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/eua/qa.htm


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    Brief Overview of Categories of H1N1/ Vaccine Investment Plays:

    I - Vaccines / Prevention
    1) Production Method / Capacity plays (NVAX) (VICL) (OTC:MDCGF)
    2) Nationalistic / Population Size Play
    3) Injection / Vaccine support services (syringes etc.) (NYSE:BAX) (NYSE:BDX)
    4) Outsourced production plays
    5) Bio -Defence (OTC:MDCGF)

    II - Treatment After Infection Occurs:
    1) Dealing with severe lung infections (Fludase® (DAS181)) (NYSE:CBM) (OTCQB:AEMD)
    III - Population Avoidance:
    1) masks/ disinfectants… Surgical masks are good enough (NYSEMKT:APT) (NYSE:MMM) (NYSE:CLX) (NYSE:ECL)

    IV - Testing (do you have it?)
    1) Test kits - (DGX)

    V - Merger / Acquisitions

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    Google 2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak Map
    This is a map depicting confirmed and probable cases of the 2009 Influenza A/H1N1 outbreak. Google has international collaborators with a diverse set of expertise (healthcare, emergency management, and technology).
    maps.google.com/maps/m...


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    Red Cross Tips For Dealing With The Flu:

    IF YOU ARE ILL -
    * Stay in a room separate from common areas of the home and avoid contact with others as much as possible.

    * Stay at home for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone without using medicine to reduce the fever.

    * Get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids.

    * Consider wearing a facemask, if available and tolerable, when sharing common spaces with household members. (ed - surgical masks ok).

    * Check with your healthcare provider about whether to take antiviral medication, or if fever persists, whether antibiotics are needed.

    WHEN CARING FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS THE FLU
    -
    *Disinfect door knobs, switches, handles, toys and other surfaces that everyone touches.

    * Use detergent and very hot water to do dishes and wash clothes. It's okay to wash everyone's dishes and clothes together. Wash your hands after handling dirty laundry.

    * Designate only one adult as the caregiver. People at increased risk of severe illness from the flu should not be caregivers.

    * Although not mentioned by the Red Cross, the caregiver should probably ware a surgical mask as well when entering the sick room.

    * Deal with crisis situations calmly and confidently to give the best support to the person being cared for.

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    MEMORY ALPHA:
    Identifies key writers and comment streams / instablog's that regularly discuss the subject area. This will be updated monthly. The latest articles are at the top of the list.

    (October 5 - October 9) - Swine Flu fast forward - Freya
    * H1N1 vaccine does not substitute for Pneumonia shot. H1N1 infection dangerous for Pregnant Women. Getting H1N1 through blood banks
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/393700-freya/...


    September 20 - October 5) - Swine flu Updates - Freya
    * Freya was re-instated by SA - First discussion of hospital bed limited capacity issue. Freya identifies a new player in the VLP play - Medicago (OTC:MDCGF). Surgical masks are found to provide adequate protection against H1N1.
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/393700-freya/...


    (September 16 - September 27) - med-stocks + 17 - one eye
    * List of med stocks. WHO up-dates vaccine does from 2 billion to 3 billion.
    seekingalpha.com/user/406793/instablog


    (September 12 - September 23) - Swine Flu-a scary little article - one eye.
    * optionsgirl reports $70.9 million contract for syringes and needles, sharps collectors and alcohol swabs to  Retractable Technologies (NYSEMKT:RVP), and another player in the Injection / Vaccine support services (syringes etc.) play (BDX). Quite a few companies mentioned here with respect to the Injection / Vaccine support services play. Discussion of NVAX's capital raising.
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/406793-one-ey...


    (September 11 - September 16) - More from Swine Flu Country - one eye.
    * Mention that US vaccine supply may miss H1N1 peak and that cause of deaths from H1N1 re different from seasonal flu.
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/406793-one-ey...


    (September 2 - September 25 Novavax's VLP Flu Vaccine Is A Game Changer - M.E. Garza - A great author for news on Biotech stocks.
    * Discusses the importance of new fast vaccine production methods
    seekingalpha.com/article/159622-novavax-...


    (September 8 - September 11) - SW Flu - one eye.
    *Review of Special Report in the 3 September 2009 issue of Nature, pages 20 - 21 on H1N1. Reports that public health-care system may be overwhelmed.
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/406793-one-ey...


    (September 4 - September 8 ) - Swine Flu 2 - one eye.
    * Mayascribe's list of H1N1 stocks. User283977 reports revised categories of investment plays. Mayascribe adds (NYSEMKT:TPI) to the stock list.
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/406793-one-ey...


    (August 29 - September 7) - The Swine Flu daily  - one eye -
    *Took over Freya's H1N1 news concentrator. Contains estimates of US GDP reductions - First categories of H1N1 investment plays - Mayascribe's list of H1N1 stocks
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/406793-one-ey...


    (August 27) - Swine Flu Part 3 - Freya
    *All valuable comments are lost
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/393700-freya/...

    (August 16) Swineflu updates part 2 - Freya
    *All valuable comments are lost
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/393700-freya/...

    (July 31, 2009) Swine Flu News-Daily- Freya
    * The person that started the H1N1 news research concentrator using the Instablog tool - Unfortunately, ALL of the valuable comments were erased because Freya was suspended by SA. However, her links to articles are still their.
    seekingalpha.com/instablog/393700-freya/...

    ***
    Themes: Swine Flu Stocks: NVAX, VICL
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  • H. T. Love
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    Holy mackerel! You are doing an *outstanding* job of concentrating and making available all this stuff.

     

    I'm sure all of us say "Thank you so much".

     

    HardToLove
    21 Oct 2009, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Thank you so much HT! I really appreciate that.

     

    For newcomers, the team's idea was to build an information repository where everyone could go to access Swine Flu related information.

     

    The top part of the repository is where the information concentration and full links live, Useful definitions are provided, Memory Alpha Swine Flu serves as our past collective memory, and we work the information in the individual comments section.

     

    The backups have been challenging. For some reason if you copy a link in the comments section, it's truncated. So links in the comments section don't back up correctly. That is why I mirror key comments in the top of the concentrator with their author.

     

    The structure works to the degree that people find it useful. When the topic is no longer useful, it becomes an archive.
    21 Oct 2009, 11:00 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    USER: I HATE WHEN PEOPLE WRITE IN ALL CAPS. BUT, IN THIS CASE IT IS DESERVED. OUTSTANDING JOB YOU ARE DOING. I'M ENORMOUSLY GREATFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

     

    (I ALSO HATE WHEN PEEPS USE MORE THAN ONE EXCLAMATION MARK.)

     

    e.e. cummings would bitch slap me.

     

    TOM WOLFE WOULD APPLAUD ME.

     

    But I'm just me. Great job, pal!
    21 Oct 2009, 11:13 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » New Stock here....
    (October 21) Aethlon Medical Releases Medical Device Data Against The H1N1 Swine Flu Virus

     

    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (ed. AEMD last trade .33) announced that research studies have documented the Aethlon Hemopurifier® is effective in capturing the current pandemic strain of the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus. The Hemopurifier® is the first-in-class medical device able to selectively remove infectious viruses and immunosuppressive proteins from the bloodstream.

     

    During invitro studies, the Hemopurifier® removed 68% of H1N1 virus from blood plasma in 30 minutes, 80% of the virus in two hours, and a 96% reduction of H1N1 was observed at six hours. The studies were performed by third party researchers approved by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to house and conduct research on the current pandemic strains of H1N1 virus.

     

    "The confirmation of the same Hemopurifier® we are advancing in Hepatitis-C (HCV) care, having significant activity against H1N1 virus is quite timely when considering the evolving rate of the pandemic," stated Aethlon Chairman & CEO, Jim Joyce. At present, the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus is the predominant influenza virus in circulation in most countries worldwide. Previous studies of the Hemopurifier® also demonstrated the ability of the device to capture both the reconstructed Spanish flu of 1918 virus (1918rv) and the H5N1 avian influenza virus (Bird Flu).

     

    As an adjunct therapy, the Hemopurifier® offers to improve the benefit of antiviral drugs against highly virulent strains of influenza and provides a therapeutic option against emerging strains of influenza that are resistant to drug and vaccine therapies.

     

    www.medicalnewstoday.c...
    21 Oct 2009, 11:13 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » This is very significant....

     

    (October 21) Novavax and Xcellerex Inc. announce collaboration to develop large-scale manufacturing process for 2009 H1N1 Influenza VLP Vaccine. - H.T. Love

     

    Novavax, Inc (NVAX) has entered into a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of Novavax's vaccine manufacturing process to commercial scale. Earlier this week, Novavax launched a two-stage patient clinical study of its H1N1 flu vaccine in Mexico to support registration in that country.

     

    The two companies will utilize Novavx's unique virus-like-particle [VLP] vaccine technology to produce initial commercial quantities of H1N1 vaccine with Xcellerex's FlexFactory bio-manufacturing platform.

     

    "This strategic partnership represents a major step forward for Novavax and will allow us to increase the scale of our VLP vaccine manufacturing process…. This alliance will also enable us to… significantly advance our timeline for full scale manufacturing" said Rahul Singhvi, Novavax's President and Chief Executive Officer.

     

    xcellerex.com/news-xce...
    21 Oct 2009, 04:40 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Great Job HT.
    21 Oct 2009, 04:43 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Expansion of SVA's H1N1 Vaccine into Mexico.
    (October 22) Sinovac Receives Certificate of Approval to Distribute PANFLU.1 (H1N1) in Mexico

     

    Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (SVA), announced that it has received a Certificate of Approval from the Secretaria de Salud to distribute PANFLU.1, its H1N1 pandemic influenza (swine flu) vaccine, in Mexico. The certificate is valid through October 13, 2014. Laboratorios Imperiales S.A. de C.V., a biopharmaceutical company with operations in Mexico since 1935, is the exclusive distributor of Sinovac's vaccine products in the Mexican market, pursuant to a prior distribution agreement signed in 2005 with its affiliate.

     

    PANFLU.1 is the first China-developed vaccine approved for human use in Mexico and the first H1N1 vaccine to be registered in Mexico. Sinovac will need to obtain permission from the Chinese government prior to exporting its H1N1 vaccine to Mexico. Sinovac is in the process of fulfilling existing orders for a total of 6.3 million doses of PANFLU.1 for the Chinese central government. As previously announced, Sinovac expects to complete the delivery of 4.5 million doses to the Chinese central government by the end of October.

     

    Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, commented, "Receiving the certificate of approval to distribute PANFLU.1 in Mexico is a significant milestone for Sinovac. Importantly, this approval is a continuation of our corporate strategy to register and distribute our vaccines in international markets through strategic collaborations. We appreciate the ongoing efforts of our distribution partner, Laboratorios Imperiales, who has worked closely with the Mexican authorities to obtain this certificate of approval."
    22 Oct 2009, 10:05 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » (October 22) Health Canada Approves Pandemic H1N1 Flu Vaccine For Canadians

     

    Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq today announced that Health Canada has approved AREPANRIX, a vaccine against the pandemic H1N1 flu virus. This means that the adjuvanted vaccine has been judged safe and effective for use in Canada by both the Canadian manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), as well as by the Health Canada regulator.
    www.medicalnewstoday.c...
    22 Oct 2009, 10:11 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Rocks ain't gonna like that.
    22 Oct 2009, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Because its adjuvanted?
    22 Oct 2009, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Yea, didn't he say earlier that Canada had not authorized Adjuvanted products in Canada before?
    22 Oct 2009, 10:18 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    if they are short vaccine everywhere,how can they not use adjuvant if that means they need less product?
    22 Oct 2009, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » They bought 1.8 million doses of non Adjuvanted vaccine as well, but that won't be available until early November. So I suspect it was a rock and a hard place kind of decision… not enough non Adjuvanted vaccine available now, so they went with the Adjuvanted stretched version. A hell of a lot of people are not going to be happy.

     

    BioSante makes adjuvant's… with the new fast production techniques I would think the need for Adjuvanted vaccines would dramatically drop…
    22 Oct 2009, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Throw this upon the heap of H1N1 news. Biosante (BPAX) is down about 35 cents the last three trading sessions. No news yet on a filing for a secondary, nor their progress with their adjuvant. But the other testosterone product shows this company has a pipeline.

     

    finance.yahoo.com/news...
    22 Oct 2009, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Exactly OG, I don't think they had a choice.... I wonder what proportion of business the manufacturing of adjuvant's accounts for in companies like BioSante? If its large, the new fast production techniques could not only trim their primary slow chicken egg production, it could also trim the the adjuvant's revenue stream.
    22 Oct 2009, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Did you get my heads up Maya?
    22 Oct 2009, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    USER: Yes. Thanks. Last I looked the stock was up 3 cents. Didn't like the chart, though. Put (AEMD) on my watch list.

     

    Also, at the bell I sold off (AMLM). That stock is getting hammered today. Nailed a terrific two week gain. Glad that you made some coin, too.

     

    Last night's Phillies win has my motor running a little slow today. What fun it was last night. Eff the Yankees.
    22 Oct 2009, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » There you go again reading my mind Maya! BioVant™ H1N1 adjuvant is made by BioSante (BPAX). How do you do that?
    22 Oct 2009, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » What about MDCGF.... did you see the web site and presentation?
    22 Oct 2009, 11:00 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Part of the collective consciousness?

     

    Haven't yet checked out (MDCGF).

     

    Have to plug something into OG's chat. Then I'll take a gander.

     

    22 Oct 2009, 11:05 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    I'm loving this VLP technology. Major game changer. Novavax, Medicago, and Vical are stocks for the future.

     

    www.medicago.com/Engli...
    22 Oct 2009, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    NVAX: some thoughts.

     

    It's had a nice run. If you're long, like me, you may want to get a littl cash while you wait.

     

    Presuming no new catalyst announcements for a little while now, I suspect it will drop back into the $3.80+ range. Although chart technicals indicate still on the rise, it's had a nice little run from about $3.40 or so.

     

    I sold some Jan $6 covered calls yesterday for $0.50. Expected retrace and time decay should let me close them later at a net profit. Jan exp is 1/16/10. I expect to close before announcement of the results of the Mexico trial.

     

    The implied volatility is such that you get a better rate of return on the premium selling Jan than the near-month.

     

    Concerns: earlier announcements re the India/China activities could pop it earlier than expected? So I'll be keeping an eye on it and close early if indicated.

     

    Even if it runs up, the strike+premium gives a *very* nice little APY if your shares get called away.

     

    I'm also looking for retrace to buy some more at a little lower cost.

     

    Right now, bid/ask on NBU AE (NVAX Jan. $6 calls) are $0.35/$0.50.

     

    HardToLove
    22 Oct 2009, 11:38 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Aethlon (AEMD) surfaced on our swine flu radar screen yesterday… Here is a new revenue stream identified by the company not related to Swine Flu. The stock is up 37% today.

     

    (October 22) Aethlon Medical Establishes Exosome Sciences, Inc.

     

    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (AEMD) announced today that it has established Exosome Sciences, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Exosome Sciences will seek to leverage the recent discovery that the Hemopurifier(R), a medical device developed by Aethlon Medical as a broad-spectrum therapy against infectious viral pathogens, is effective in capturing exosomes that are secreted by solid tumors, lymphomas, and leukemia to suppress the immune response in cancer patients. Aethlon Medical, Inc. will contribute into Exosome Sciences all exosome-related patents and patents pending.

     

    Jim Joyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aethlon Medical, Inc. said, "The ability to reduce circulating exosomes would likely reverse immune suppression and increase patient responsiveness to both immunotherapy and chemotherapy, thus positioning Exosome Sciences to participate in the $43 billion cancer therapy market. Exosome Sciences also plans to advance exosome diagnostic and research services, and explore recently discovered opportunities to address exosomes in disease conditions beyond cancer."

     

    www.reuters.com/articl...
    22 Oct 2009, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Wow! WTG User! Hopefully it'll still go up from here. Up 40%.
    22 Oct 2009, 02:25 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    HTL- Don't you love covered calls? I do! I look at it two ways, if the stock goes down, you've taken in the .50 to weather that move down. If it goes up and you are called away, you did it right. I am almost never called away. I go out at least three months. Sometimes as long as a year, depending upon the stock. NVAX is much harder to work with because the options are thinly traded. That's why there is such a wide gap between bid and offer.
    Welcome to the world of profitably hedging your bet.
    22 Oct 2009, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    On Oct 22 02:49 PM optionsgirl wrote:

     

    > HTL- Don't you love covered calls?

     

    Yes indeedy!

     

    > I do! I look at it two ways, if
    > the stock goes down, you've taken in the .50 to weather that move
    > down. If it goes up and you are called away, you did it right. I
    > am almost never called away. I go out at least three months. Sometimes
    > as long as a year, depending upon the stock.

     

    I tend to prefer shorter durations because the APY equivalent is usually higher and my $ is not tied up as long. Plus most stocks I own are for long-term and I don't want them called away and a shorter duration call gives me opportunity to close positions at a profit (or small loss) with less risk I'll have to agonize about letting it run or closing out if I guessed wrong on magnitude of movement.

     

    > NVAX is much harder
    > to work with because the options are thinly traded. That's why there
    > is such a wide gap between bid and offer.

     

    Yep. I've ben trying to sell a second batch at the same price for two days now - no luck. But technicals stll indicating some upside left, although volume is down today so it may reverse soon. If it makes one more jump into the $4.25 range, I believe I have a shot at selling that second batch.

     

    > Welcome to the world of profitably hedging your bet.

     

    Yep. On the gold miner I just sold out, I got a very nice return since Feb, even though I had to lay out a big chunk of change to close the short calls out first. I had sold covered calls for a profit so many times since I entered it that I still had a good profit even though the last batch of calls were at a big loss. Of course, this was the only time I missed direction *and* magnitude big-time on it.

     

    It took some real muttering to myself to convince myself it was the right move to take profit.

     

    So far the miner stock price is looking like I did the right thing. If it goes low enough for re-entry, I'll know I was right. With the dollar *trying* to do a rebound, I might make it.

     

    HardToLove
    22 Oct 2009, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » (October 22) Production Problems Plague Delivery of Swine Flu Vaccine.
    As reports of swine flu infections continue to pour in from across the United States, health experts labored Thursday to explain why delivery of stocks of the long-awaited H1N1 vaccine are falling behind schedule. Federal officials had projected that 40 million doses would be on hand by Oct. 15, but not even 13 million doses had arrived by Tuesday (ed: 67% shortage).

     

    The resulting shortage has forced the delay of many mass vaccinations, and harried doctors are dealing with worried parents anxious to get their children inoculated. While the swine flu continues to produce mild-to-moderate disease in most people, children and young adults seem most vulnerable to the virus. During the six-week period ending Oct. 10, 27 states had reported 4,958 people hospitalized with H1N1 swine flu, and more than half -- 53 percent -- of those people were under the age of 25.
    healthday.com/Article....
    23 Oct 2009, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    (AEMD) up another 21% today.
    23 Oct 2009, 11:32 AM Reply Like
  • SAS70
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    My three year daughter got her first H1N1 shot on Wednesday. My wife called about setting up an appointment to get her the booster required for little people and was informed they were probably not going to have it.

     

    My wife gave birth on Tuesday and we learned none of the nurses had been able to get the shot. One of the nurses visibly had a cold, normally I wouldn't thought much about it. Thankfully she wasn't in the room much. But you would think hospital employees with a very visible cold flu whatever would have been asked to stay home. ESPECIALLY those who work with newborns.

     

    Anyways my little guy seems just fine.
    23 Oct 2009, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    NVAX: "Fred W. Driscoll, VP and CFO,
    will be presenting at the 8th Annual BIO Investor Forum 2009 at 11:00 am local time on October 29, 2009 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California."

     

    "A link to the live presentation can be accessed via the Company website at novavax.com under the Investors tab."

     

    HardToLove
    23 Oct 2009, 12:12 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Here is a summary of key points with respect to NVAX followed by my interpretation.

     

    One, the occurrence of a significant the delay in the manufacturing of the H1N1 vaccine by the traditional chicken egg production method. The selling of 'vapour vaccine' appears to be a common practice in the vaccine production business.
    healthday.com/Article....

     

    Two, we know that Mexico wants to make a large purchase of SVA's H1N1 vaccine. However, we also know that the export is contingent on China's approval. See the following:
    www.medicalnewstoday.c...

     

    Its also doubtful that even if such an export was approved, that SVA has sufficient production capacity to totally fulfil Mexico's vaccine needs.

     

    Three, we have news that NVAX has entered into a strategic collaboration to accelerate the development of Novavax's vaccine manufacturing process to commercial scale. You don’t start building commercial scale production facilities on a poor bet.

     

    Four, we know that NVAX launched a two-stage patient clinical study of its H1N1 flu vaccine in Mexico to support registration in that country. This is expected to be completed sometime in the fourth quarter.
    www.medicalnewstoday.c...

     

    Interpretation:
    Clearly, NVAX's management is aware of the slowness of the traditional production techniques for H1N1. On seeing this, and on awareness of Mexico's needs, they fast tracked the Mexico clinical study, and entered into an agreement that will allow them to fast track the building of manufacturing facilities to produce H1N1 on a commercial scale.

     

    Even if China allows SVA to export its H1N1 vaccine to Mexico, I doubt SVA has the production capacity needed for Mexico's needs.

     

    By the way here is a little aside that looks at that issue in a bit more depth
    seekingalpha.com/insta...

     

    Based on earlier research we also know that India is very interested in NVAX 's H1N1 vaccine, and clinical testing is being performed in India now.
    seekingalpha.com/artic....

     

    A lot of investors are looking at NVAX and they should be seeing the same chain of events/ evidence. The market anticipates based on evidence. As a consequence, I expect to see a slow ramp up in NVAX's stock price starting in early November. When the Mexico clinical trial results are released, I expect to see an explosive increase in NVAX's stock price. This will be followed by a second wave explosive increase after India's clinical trials are completed opening the way for massive sales in India. I would not be surprised to see NVAX open up a production line in India.

     

    Is it a sure thing? Information is the key here. The chain of evidence I just went through came out of the Swine Flu Concentrator Tool. Having all that information collected and discussed by knowledgeable investors in a central location makes it a lot easier to see the investment plays develop.
    23 Oct 2009, 12:44 PM Reply Like
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    USER: What Chinese company makes the eggs?

     

    SAS: I just called my mom's doc's office, wondering if the nurse could come outside the office and down to the parking lot to admister a common flu shot. "Can't," was the answer. So if we go into that office and a patient is there who has H1N1....

     

    Glad to hear the little guy is doing well.

     

    23 Oct 2009, 01:13 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Yup, a lot of people catch things by going into the doctors waiting room that is filled with sick people. Maby you could ask your doctor to make a house call.

     

    On the egg question I could not find any info on that Maya, but I would think they would have multiple farm suppliers for chicken eggs.

     

    However, you can't ramp up a chicken egg production line by just adding more chicken eggs, or trying to run the line faster. Each batch takes a set amount of time to process. For example there is an incubation period after the eggs are injected, and the eggs have to be in a controlled storage environment during the incubation period. In addition, the yield of usable vaccine is apparently much lower than expected. To increase production they would have to build more lines which would require more space and more trained workers.

     

    These new fast production techniques can be set up quicker and cheaper, and will out produce a chicken egg production line by orders of magnitude. Once the first one of these rapid production procedures is set up at a commercial scale, the economics and ramp-up time required for vaccine production will change forever. The difference will be similar to what happened when mass production took over the manufacturing of things that were formally hand crafted. Companies dependent on the older technology must adopt or die. And its not like the information required is in the public domain. There are a lot of patients involved. That is why I think some of these new technology vaccine production companies are merger/ acquisition prospects. To continue to play, the old school companies with in place chicken egg production facilities are going to have to pay to develop their own lines, or out-source the production with associated lower profitability, or be driven out of the vaccine production business.
    23 Oct 2009, 02:17 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Just off the phone with my mother's doctor. He said that more common flu shots will not be available to his office until well into November, due to the increase of pharms making the H1N1 shots. He said he recieved 300 shots and they were gone in only days. The grocery store I visited today said they cancelled tomorrow's common flu shot offering. He's seeing a rapid increase here in the Philly area of H1N1. (Could be a bad year to have the Phillies in the World Series.)

     

    To paraphrase: H1N1 is behaving as if it's the common flu, starting so early in the flu season. He expects the common flu to kick up speed in January, when at that time he MAY get some H1N1 vaccinations. January!
    23 Oct 2009, 07:57 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Here in Atlanta the story is much the same. HMO's have some of both vaccines, and I had no trouble getting the regular flu shot from Kaiser, but at that time (last week) they had not yet received any for H1N1. I have a heart condition, so I am on their call list to summon me when they do get another supply (I was NOT on their initial list, which was very small).

     

    I checked, and most of their nurses have NOT had the H1N1 shots as of yesterday.

     

    I bought AMLM at $2.20 yesterday. I hope the new lady running the show can pull their act together. Lithium demand is about to get interesting...
    23 Oct 2009, 08:38 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    I picked up 500 more shares of NVAX today. $4.09 I believe. Note is at work. Back to the egg production companies, it will be like during the period that cigarettes went from being hand rolled to mass produced and rolled by machines. Hand rolling went by the wayside really fast.

     

    Seems there is no point in getting the H1N1 shot. It will be to late and has risks. Do you want to chance Guillain-Barré syndrome. NO CURE.

     

    H1N1 can usually be cured but might kill you if you have other health problems. Everyone has to decide for themselves.

     

    However it seems pointless to argue if the vaccine is going to get here too late anyway.
    23 Oct 2009, 08:53 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » We have all heard that virus yields are lower for the H1N1 vaccine than for seasonal flu vaccines. But how much lower? How many chicken eggs are required for one dose of H1N1 Vaccine?

     

    (October 22) … One dose of swine flu vaccine for every two eggs, compared with two doses of seasonal flu vaccine per egg.
    www.boston.com/busines.../
    24 Oct 2009, 11:41 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » HT and Rocks and anyone else...

     

    Could you guys provide current upper and lower trading bounds, and the breakout prices (high / low) for NVAX, SVA? I think that information will be particularly useful in this last quarter.
    24 Oct 2009, 11:57 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Thanks for raising a very important issue Guns. Why is the vaccine delay issue important for investors?

     

    I see the importance of vaccine availability delays more in terms of a business change stimulus. I figure the greater the delay in the arrival of the H1N1 vaccine, the greater the degree of public concern. Higher levels of public concern should serve as a catalyst for companies to switch to faster (non-chicken egg) production methods. The reason I think such a switch will be necessary is because governments that are ordering vast quantities of these public health vaccines are going to insist on rapid fulfilment in the future. In the past, there was no choice. But now that new faster and cheaper production methods have surfaced I don't think government units could even consider ordering from a company using the older, slower, more expensive production methods.

     

    I think the business as usual model for vaccine production is about to abruptly change. Capital should flow to the rapid production method companies. Public concern should hit a maximum during peak flu season, so that is the time when peak pressure to change from the old to the new production methods should occur.

     

    This is why I am cautious about selling NVAX at the current time. If something pops, individual investors are usually the last to hear the news, or the majority of a move takes place when the market is closed. The delay issue combined with the moves NVAX is making in Mexico and India provide timing information. Right now I suspect a move will take place sometime (any time) in the next three months.

     

    Successful Mexico clinical trials will trigger an avalanche of buying. My guess is that we will see NVAX's stock price ramping up as those in the know slowly move in.
    24 Oct 2009, 12:54 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Here we go...

     

    www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3...
    24 Oct 2009, 02:17 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Another new stock related to Swine Flu (BCRX).

     

    (October 23) FDA approves emergency use of intravenous Peramivir against swine flu.

     

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in response to a request from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational anti-viral drug intravenous (i.v.) Peramivir in certain adult and pediatric patients with confirmed or suspected 2009 H1N1 influenza infection who are admitted to a hospital.

     

    To prepare for Peramivir orders that BioCryst may receive from the U.S. or other governments during this pandemic emergency, BioCryst is completing production of approximately 130,000 courses of i.v. peramivir and is prepared to make more, if required.

     

    Peramivir is still in Phase 2 clinical trials.

     

    finance.yahoo.com/news...
    24 Oct 2009, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » (October 24) Barack Obama: Swine flu a national emergency - (Maya)
    President Obama declared the fast-spreading swine flu a national emergency Friday night, a move that authorizes federal officials to waive some requirements in dealing with the virus, such as letting hospitals set up separate facilities to keep patients with the virus from infecting others.

     

    www.politico.com/news/...
    24 Oct 2009, 02:36 PM Reply Like
  • Albertarocks
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    On Oct 24 02:17 PM Mayascribe wrote:

     

    > Here we go...
    >
    > www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3...;

     

    Please... don't be pressured by the media guys. I beg you to be open minded and suspicious. It's the media arm of the dark lords at work. I have in my possession and use colloidal silver. I don't need "any" vaccination against "any" virus.

     

    www.rense.com/CS/cs1.htm

     

    24 Oct 2009, 02:36 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Some very interesting implications here.... declaring a national emergency provides what powers to the federal government?

     

    Is this also a political ploy to help pass a healthcare plan? Should the implications be disused here, or should one of our group open up a new insta?
    24 Oct 2009, 02:44 PM Reply Like
  • Albertarocks
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    On Oct 24 02:44 PM User 283977 wrote:

     

    > Some very interesting implications here.... declaring a national
    > emergency provides what powers to the federal government?<

     

    As I understand it, it endorses martial law. I could be wrong, but that's what Alex Jones says, and he's uber informed. I don't know, but it's not good.
    24 Oct 2009, 02:54 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » That's what I thought Rocks... It provides unlimited powers... Isn't there some other less draconian way to ease legal restrictions... Its like killing a fly with a nuke.
    24 Oct 2009, 03:04 PM Reply Like
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    Rocks, whats your take on this article. I have always been a fan of silver and its antimicrobe abilities. So much info for and against. I am interested to get your take and any feedback.

     

    www.quackwatch.com/01Q...

     

    On Oct 24 02:36 PM Albertarocks wrote:

     

    > On Oct 24 02:17 PM Mayascribe wrote:
    24 Oct 2009, 03:13 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    You sure you wanna to ask a n00b? Are you aware of the added risk this imparts to those who may read and heed these words?

     

    YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

     

    NVAX: Since April, volumes and gaps have been all over the place. So I'm not trying to guage strength using volume.

     

    Close 10/23: $4.04

     

    Current outlook: Wed 10/21 seems to have started consolidating with lower highs and higher lows. Volume low Thu/Fri. But just two days with $ acting up doesn't really establish a pattern yet. Prior to Wed, announcements kept any solid pattern formation at bay.

     

    I think it will stay below $4.40 for now as the volume is not near as large as the last time it breached this level. This assumes no "catalyst". I expect lows to be around $3.80 although $3.65 is possible. I don't believe this will be seen soon, as a "little stability" seems to have found a home here.

     

    I think another day, maybe two consolidating - at most - and I believe a local trend will begin to appear.

     

    Current 200 day chart techinacal indicators, except two, favor mild uptrend. MFI, MACD, Stochastic showing upward bias. Sitting right on 100 day SMA, above 20, below 50. 200 is $2.69

     

    RSI is neutral. Accum/Distr is heavily in distribution mode, down -98.7. Turned that way after the *huge* bump to $6.29 on 8/31. Heading down since then. Maybe tailings from that huge volume increase, 49.93MM on 9/1.

     

    Recent high: Wed 10/21 $4.33, recent low

     

    Near support ~ $3.65 weak, untested on recent leg so far.
    Next support ~ $3.35 strong, est. 10/2 end of prior down leg,
    tested 10/9 b4 beg of cur up leg,
    as resist. tested 6/11, 6/30, 7/22, brk 7/24
    Next support ~ $2.50 - $2.40

     

    Resistance ~ $4.40 established 9/24, tested 9/29, 9/30. Previous
    encounters 7/27-7/28 as resistamce,
    7/29- 8/4 brk resistance, est & test support
    successfully tested again 8/17
    Nxt Resist. ~ $5.20 (best guess)
    24 Oct 2009, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • Albertarocks
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    On Oct 24 03:13 PM doubleguns wrote:

     

    > Rocks, whats your take on this article. I have always been a fan
    > of silver and its antimicrobe abilities. So much info for and against.
    > I am interested to get your take and any feedback.
    >
    > www.quackwatch.com/01Q...;

     

    Well Top Guns, my first question would be to ask who does Stephen Barrett, M.D. work for. My guess would be the FDA. I haven't read the article yet and I have to go out for perhaps the remainder of the weekend because my son had surgery yesterday in which the doctors removed ligaments from his right knee in order to repair a catastrophic destruction of his left knee's ACL.

     

    His girlfriend is in Thailand for now, so he needs a little help. His mom (she and I are divorced and have been best friends ever since) is there now, and I'll go to my son's home to spell her off momentarily.

     

    I've been so reluctant to place any comments on this insta in spite of the fact that my friends (you guys) are here. That's because I'm so infuriated and emotional about the entire subject. This morning I searched the internet for articles that I'd read only 2 months ago and have found that they've been "taken down". For example one of them was about how the FDA is making efforts to get a law passed that would put colloidal silver into the category of "pesticide" so that it could in that way be banned from use by humans. Pure insanity gone berserk.

     

    So when I get more time, I'll try to find more links including those by very well renowned scientists (including Americans) who strongly promote the use of silver and the total ban of vaccines. In the meantime, if you have time you or anybody else could Gooble it. There's tons of valid information about it.

     

    I'll admit, my views are somewhat controversial, but I'm not an idiot. Some (not many) accuse me of wearing a tinfoil hat, but at least I have a damned good brain underneath it. But I don't want to lose you people as friends, so I've kept out of this conversation until now.

     

    Having said that, I agree that there are undoubtedly going to be some great money making investments in the pharma sector because of all this farce. There's nothing wrong with capitalizing on that... why should the criminals get all the profits?
    24 Oct 2009, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    HTL: This is the kind of impact news that may, and I repeat, may make the charts irrelevant.

     

    User: Do you remember my posting about the Massechuesettes H1N1 bill? It was in one of Freya's lost columns. I don't know if the bill was enacted or not, but basically that was Marshall Law. The bill contained language that allowed the government to break down your front door and force you to take a shot in the arm. Further, it also stated that if you knew anyone who was sick and did not report it, you could be fined or incarcerated. Even worse was that the state government could redirect or control all traffic. And lastly, from what I recall, is that if you bore witness to anyone who "appeared" sick, you could be fined or incarcerated.

     

    I remember writing something like: Just great, now all the smokers are going to jail.

     

    Here's some more links:

     

    www.ctemploymentlawblo.../

     

    AND...I JUST FOUND THIS! (Scroll down to the video.)

     

    www.youtube.com/watch?...

     

    24 Oct 2009, 04:35 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Rocks, trade in the tin foil for a copper colander, I have found that it works better and holds up much better. I got tired of having to make new hats on a weekly basis.

     

    That said if you have an opinion that is controversial we are here to learn. If we can not be your friends as a result you are too far gone or we were not that good of a friend anyway. I see no evidence of either, eh. I am interested in learning about this because I have an interest in, not against it. That should tell you where I am leaning.

     

    I do know that there are a lot of products that claim to be colloidal but are just tonics. One has to be careful where you get the stuff from. Talk more later when you get the chance.

     

    BTW I saw the mention of silver dollars in milk and it reminded me of during the days of the wagon trains they put silver dollars in the water barrels to keep the water clean.
    24 Oct 2009, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Un-effing-believable!
    24 Oct 2009, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Here is a site/company where you can buy calloidal products. I just did.

     

    www.iact1.com/colloida...

     

    Still freaking out over the above video.
    24 Oct 2009, 05:37 PM Reply Like
  • Albertarocks
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    Popped back home for a few minutes, gotta go again. But here's some very, very enlightening information from the same fellow, Dr. Len Horowitz.

     

    A print article:
    www.theflucase.com/ind...

     

    and a video:
    www.youtube.com/watch?...
    24 Oct 2009, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Thank you very much HT! That was exactly what I was looking for.
    24 Oct 2009, 06:14 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    I'm stumbling into all kinds of stuff today: Here's an article about the toxicity of the H1N1 vaccine:

     

    swineflu.mercola.com/s...
    24 Oct 2009, 07:21 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    Where do you think the swine flu stocks will go on Monday, up or down?
    (up because they will sell out whatever they can produce, or down because they are way behind in deliveries and quite possibly already booked these orders?) Does any of this matter?

     

    Interesting observation about the articles being pulled, Albertarocks. I have experienced that more lately, too.
    24 Oct 2009, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    p.s.- hope your son feels better soon, AR.
    24 Oct 2009, 07:40 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    OG: I'm adding to my Novavax position (even if it's true that they're behind all of this; what a whopper conspiracy theory that is! Genocide? Best/worst one yet.). Probably at least a few thousand shares.

     

    Thing is, with Obamacare getting lots of press right after the market closed Friday, and the formation of "Batman's ears," (double top), it looks like the Mr. Market will have some bears visiting. All a guess, but that's why I trimmed postions late Friday, some of which I'm using to buy NVAX. If it rockets, I'm buying more than a few thousand shares.

     

    Learned a lot today about flu shots and decided that not only am I not getting the H1N1 shot, I may never have another common flu shot either. Learned the mercury is in tetanus and hepatitis shots, too.

     

    The coloidal silver talk here intrigued me enough to order a 100 bucks worth from this company:

     

    iact1.com/colloidalsil...

     

    Book time.

     

    Did you watch the trailer-for movie vid about the DC March I parked in Guns' stream on the same subject?
    24 Oct 2009, 08:42 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Sorry to learn about your son, Rocks.
    24 Oct 2009, 08:43 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    "CBS Reveals Swine Flu Cases Are Over Estimated": Two videos,
    more BS governmental disinformation, more evidence that there is a huge conspriacy going on between big pharma, Uncle Sammy and billionaires.

     

    Both videos very revealing.

     

    articles.mercola.com/s...

     

    Never going to get any book work done tonight!
    24 Oct 2009, 09:17 PM Reply Like
  • Speedspirit
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    Companies with Potential Treatments for Swine Flu

     

    CEL-SCI Corporation (Amex: CVM)
    Product: LEAPS-H1N1
    Currently Under Special
    Fast Track Trials Authorized by FDA
    24 Oct 2009, 09:18 PM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    I herewith transfer 100 shares of pure, good karma to your son, Rocks. This is some of the pure quill, I have been hoarding it for years.

     

    As for the silver, my wife is a sliversmith, and we handle the stuff ALL the time, every day, and particularly when making and selling her jewelry at the art shows we attend (just got back from one)...

     

    If we aren't getting significant silver into our systems, (and to a lesser extent, gold) it will shock me. She is grinding, melting, sanding, pounding and handling it constantly.

     

    The idea of the argyria (sp?) disease caused by too much silver doesn't sound like much fun...
    24 Oct 2009, 09:35 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Rocks, your son in sports. Hope all goes well. I suspect it will be a few days of physical therapy to go with that. I remember my knee surgery, not as significant as you son's however. I hated the physical therapy but believe it or not it worked.

     

    Try walking backwards on a treadmill. Turn around and walk backwards. You all will see what I am talking about. That is just one of the things I thought was a joke at first. hahahahahhahaha, It was no joke.
    24 Oct 2009, 09:49 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Triple, does you wife have a website. I would be interested in seeing some of that work. Really!!
    24 Oct 2009, 09:50 PM Reply Like
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    Maya---I'm trying to follow the flow of this Insta regarding the swine flu. It's my first trip to this Insta since I've never had much interest in pharma companies and have remained ignorant of that field. My question to you: Is there any kind of consensus among the people traveling this Insta as to just WTF is going on regarding the entire swine flu situation? I can't seem to get a pulse on where the thinking is now or where it is headed on this matter. Thank-you.
    24 Oct 2009, 10:15 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    My vote is against the shot. Adjuvant and Guillain-Barré syndrome. No cure. Now mercury. I am concerned. A lot of reports of virus and schools closed but so far I do not personally know ANYONE that has had it. That's weird.
    24 Oct 2009, 10:29 PM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Forgot to knock on wood. knock, knock.
    24 Oct 2009, 10:31 PM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    DG - My father had GuilainpBarre' and it was the death of him. However, they did cleanse his system of the disease by filtering his blood multiple times. Once they had finished, he tested clean. Only problem was he didn't go in soon enough and had deteriorated so badly by then he had given up on the will to live. He was on oxygen because he couldn't breath on his own. Therefore, he couldn't smoke. Since he had been a smoker for more than 60 years, he didn't want to live without it. He wouldn't do the therapy and lasted a little over a year after treatment.

     

    I'm sorry for the long story to make this simple point: The disease can be cured if diagnosed early enough, but not by pharma.

     

    On Oct 24 10:29 PM doubleguns wrote:

     

    > My vote is against the shot. Adjuvant and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
    > No cure. Now mercury. I am concerned. A lot of reports of virus and
    > schools closed but so far I do not personally know ANYONE that has
    > had it. That's weird.
    25 Oct 2009, 01:13 AM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    Maya - I enjoyed the video on the Massachusetts legislation. So, if I understand the situation, BO has declared a national emergency which give health officials (and others in the government) extra power. Would this include the ability to quarantine individuals suspected of having the swine flu? If so, won't they just quarantine a few Republican Senators and Representatives during the Health Care Bill vote coming up? What a power play that would be! After the bill passes, they can let them out and make a public apology for the inconvenience. It's not what I want to happen by any means. It's just that I wouldn't consider such a move as out of the question for our current Pres.
    25 Oct 2009, 01:19 AM Reply Like
  • Mark Bern, CFA
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    I think I'll be watching the action on NVAX very closely at the open on Monday, too. I'd like to get some a little cheaper that the current price, but, hey, Maya makes a good point: if the stock starts to pop why not ride it?
    25 Oct 2009, 01:20 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Mark, you are right, there is treatment but no cure, but complete recovery is possible. That sounds like a cure to me but I did not write the website. Plasmapheresis must be what your father went through. I found the below site with this information. Swine flu vaccine and rabies vaccines are listed as possible causes.

     

    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlin...

     

    Mark I am terribly sorry to hear about your father. I hope this is not making it worse. Take care buddy.
    25 Oct 2009, 01:51 AM Reply Like
  • Albertarocks
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    On Oct 24 03:13 PM doubleguns wrote:

     

    > Rocks, whats your take on this article. I have always been a fan
    > of silver and its antimicrobe abilities. So much info for and against.
    > I am interested to get your take and any feedback.
    >
    > www.quackwatch.com/01Q...;

     

    Top Gun, I'm home from my son's place. He's gonna be just fine, a great big strappin' athletic type. It's going to take a few months but it's really no problem other than that he's laid up for a while.

     

    I glanced at the article and noticed that this was the author's second sentence:

     

    "Long-term use of silver preparations can lead to argyria, a condition in which silver salts deposit in the skin, eyes, and internal organs, and the skin turns ashen-gray."

     

    Instantly, it becomes obvious that this is an article with an agenda to scare readers away from the truth. It's pure bunk. It's a dis-info piece and nothing more. Pure garbage.

     

    I say that with all the conficence in the world, because there is so much more research that proves otherwise. The doctor who wrote that article has his head up Donald Rumsfeld's ass.

     

    "Argyria" That sounds like something scary. It probably IS something nasty, but in order to get it you'd have to drink about 50 times more colloidal silver solution than you drink beer. Ain't gonna happen. "Argyria" is simply a word that's derived from the Latin word for silver "argentum".

     

    I take a teaspoon of silver solution about once a week just for the hell of it. It tastes exactly like pure water. I might take two teaspoons one day then none for a week. It's not like a prescription. Hell, take a teaspoon every time a football game comes on or take a teaspoon every time you wash your car. If you don't take it for a month.... no problem. But at this time of year, when flu is supposedly killing people, I'd take two teaspoons a day just to be on the safe side. But I'd sure as hell never let the enemy inject live viruses and mercury and adjuvants into my sacred body. Why in hell would any clear thinking human allow that? They'd allow that only if they were tricked into it by fear mongering.

     

    So to answer your question.... I don't like that article because it's bullshit. LOL
    25 Oct 2009, 02:10 AM Reply Like
  • Albertarocks
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    I can't tell you folks how proud I am of you. I say that because every one of you have proven that you have open minds. 12 hours ago, I urged you to at least look into the possibility that this flu bullshit is all a scam. And now, 12 hours later you're onto them. You've been busy and I'm happy. I watched the videos that Maya is coming up with and I hope none of you fail to click on those links. Make sure you watch 'em.

     

    I get my silver in Canada but it's manufacture in Scottsdale AZ by International Health:
    ihsite.com/

     

    tripleblack, Top Guns, OG and Maya.... thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts about my son. It's absolutely no big problem. He's a big strappin' healthy athletic type. I was mistaken though, they had to harvest 2 ligaments from his right hamstring in order to make the new ligaments for his left knee. All went very well. Geez, the ligaments they removed from his hamstring went all the way from his knee to his groin. Ouch! But the incredible technology they use allowed them to pull the ligaments out like a long piece of spaghetti. They're in a kind of sheath, so they slide right out. Very interesting high tech times we live in, eh?

     

    Anyway, I'm just beaming about you people. And god damn those government whores, you go for it and make a ton of money off their scare mongering and hype bullshit.
    25 Oct 2009, 02:41 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Mark: More important than anything going on this thread is your pop.

     

    Sometime, I hope/pray not soon, I will have to deal with mom. So much so, that my eldest sis, whom is going through radiation treatment for breast cancer, is going to come from Ohio here to Philly for a "surprise" visit next week. Lifting of the spirits toward mom.... Short visit as these a-hole insurance companies will not allow interstate hospital radiation treatments. Sad times here in the household. Yet, mom will get it, and allow her life to go on; severe shakes, lost memory, appetite, continuing shingles pain, and overall desire to be with deceased pop, will continue; she gets it. Yet, a week long crying spree had me contact her doc, who gave her a presciption for anti-depresant meds. I read the script sheet and determined that it will only give her more "shakes." Catch 22.

     

    Otherwise, I'm trying to digest, assimilate, what is going on in/with this H1N1 thread. What I learned today, what I posted here for you pals, by challenging the Internet with random word searches has my noggin in some kind of insanity vortex.
    25 Oct 2009, 02:49 AM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Swash: To answer your question as to WTF is going on, I can only answer your question as to WTF is going on? The amazing aspect of us as researchers and investors is that I believe we will sort or suss this out. What's going on is some kind of unsortable mania of information. What's true, what's not. I am not in any way comfortable with what I'm thinking, what I'm learning.

     

    However, I'm totally comfortable in playing the game, morbid as that might be.
    25 Oct 2009, 03:09 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    On Oct 24 04:37 PM doubleguns wrote:

     

    > Rocks, trade in the tin foil for a copper colander, I have found
    > that it works better and holds up much better. I got tired of having
    > to make new hats on a weekly basis.
    > <snip>

     

    Did you know that copper, like silver, is also a *very* strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial agent? So you might be protecting your hair follicles and brain.

     

    It's been claimed that all hospitals and doctors offices should replace all their chrome widgets with copper widgets. This would almost totally eliminate infections acquired from touching things at these places.

     

    HardToLove
    25 Oct 2009, 05:37 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    We both do. My link is on my SA profile, and my wife's business is fireraine.etsy.com . I wish I could tell you it has ALL her work, but she is much better at making one-off pieces than building the site. Even so, it has a good sample of her stuff. If you need something special, contact us, she can make just about anything. IMO her silver and gold wire pieces are her finest work, though she is also adept with stone, particularly pearls. We also sell our work at renaissance festivals, so the silver and gold chain mail jewelry (we make it from scratch, using ancient methods in over 400 different historic patterns) is a specialty.

     

    On Oct 24 09:50 PM doubleguns wrote:

     

    > Triple, does you wife have a website. I would be interested in seeing
    > some of that work. Really!!
    25 Oct 2009, 08:09 AM Reply Like
  • optionsgirl
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    I read HTL's post about copper. Then I read this (don't know anything about the source) www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic...
    25 Oct 2009, 08:11 AM Reply Like
  • tripleblack
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    Exactly what I was referring to earlier, HT. I have a close friend who is starting to look into making countertops for labs, hospitals and doctors. I believe the market is potentially huge, and the benefits of such a simple, passive, non-toxic alternative (which also looks, feels and works great) is one of those rare great ideas.

     

    LOL, we also make chain mail bracelets out of copper, and we use pure "soft" jewlery grade copper without any coatings that block the contact with a person's skin. I have arthritis, and I can say that as a lifelong and confirmed skeptic, I HAVE found that when I wear my copper chain mail bracelet, it helps, it really does. When I SELL it (which I do frequently, smart customers see it and correctly assume that a bracelet made by my wife for her husband represents her best work), I usually forget to replace it, and within a few days I wake up and say "ouch".

     

    On Oct 25 05:37 AM H. T. Love wrote:

     

    > On Oct 24 04:37 PM doubleguns wrote:
    25 Oct 2009, 08:25 AM Reply Like
  • Swashbuckler
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    Maya---Thanks for the expla. This particular game is light years beyond me, but I will enjoy observing you and the others.

     

    On Oct 25 03:09 AM Mayascribe wrote:

     

    > Swash: To answer your question as to WTF is going on, I can only
    > answer your question as to WTF is going on? The amazing aspect of
    > us as researchers and investors is that I believe we will sort or
    > suss this out. What's going on is some kind of unsortable mania of
    > information. What's true, what's not. I am not in any way comfortable
    > with what I'm thinking, what I'm learning.
    >
    > However, I'm totally comfortable in playing the game, morbid as that
    > might be.
    25 Oct 2009, 09:39 AM Reply Like
  • Swashbuckler
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    Maya---I had not looked at this Insta until you asked me last night if I had been following it. So I'm unaware of your thoughts regarding the validity of the flu. If you are now reaching the point that you think it may be mostly a fraud, you may want to read Quinn's article on TBP that I mentioned last night in your $995 Insta, regarding the subject.
    25 Oct 2009, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • doubleguns
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    Triple you and your wife are both VERY talented.

     

    Noticed yall are in Ga. I graduated HS in Albany Ga. My fathers last duty station. I was down there a short while back. 30th class reunion. God I'm getting old.
    25 Oct 2009, 10:15 AM Reply Like
  • FocalPoint Analytics
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    Author’s reply » Wow - this filled up quickly...
    Please switch to the Swine Flu News Concentrator (October 2009 - Part 3)

     

    Swine Flu News Concentrator (October 2009 - Part 2) Comments backed up
    as of October 25, 9:36 am Pacific.
    25 Oct 2009, 12:39 PM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    I forget the exact mechanism - I think I recall it being a "free electron" thing. Various electron "shells" in an atom can hold x number of electrons. When the outer shell is not "complete" it is always "trying" to get complete. That electron may migrate to various shells and back.

     

    That's why it combines so readily with other elements and makes an excellent protective material. When the copper combines with oxygen to make that "patina", it is a very strong bond and prevents further corrosion.

     

    That's also one of the reasons it is also the best algaecide for the spa/pool. Any microscopic sized living organizims that contact it in the water are "zapped".

     

    What the mechanism is with a large body I could only guess is the minute migration of electrons back and forth.

     

    For the counter tops, a sheet of copper would do the job. But over time it will oxidize. Need some cleaning process that breaks the bond and exposes the "naked" copper atoms again.

     

    There's probably a solution already known that would do the job. Polishing compound or citric or acetic acid solution maybe?

     

    HardToLove

     

    On Oct 25 08:25 AM tripleblack wrote:

     

    > Exactly what I was referring to earlier, HT. I have a close friend
    > who is starting to look into making countertops for labs, hospitals
    > and doctors. I believe the market is potentially huge, and the benefits
    > of such a simple, passive, non-toxic alternative (which also looks,
    > feels and works great) is one of those rare great ideas.
    >
    > LOL, we also make chain mail bracelets out of copper, and we use
    > pure "soft" jewlery grade copper without any coatings that block
    > the contact with a person's skin. I have arthritis, and I can say
    > that as a lifelong and confirmed skeptic, I HAVE found that when
    > I wear my copper chain mail bracelet, it helps, it really does.
    > When I SELL it (which I do frequently, smart customers see it and
    > correctly assume that a bracelet made by my wife for her husband
    > represents her best work), I usually forget to replace it, and within
    > a few days I wake up and say "ouch".
    26 Oct 2009, 02:04 PM Reply Like
  • Mayascribe
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    Okay, now we call swine flu, swine flu.

     

    Freya, thanks for the heads up.

     

    www.postchronicle.com/...
    30 Oct 2009, 10:00 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    VICL: 10/28/2009

     

    ... the company will report financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2009, before the opening of trading on Wednesday, November 4, and conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss the financial results and provide a company update at noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 4. The call is open on a listen-only basis to any
    interested parties. The company will provide details on independent and partnered development programs in the conference call and webcast.

     

    ... dial in approximately ten minutes before the scheduled call to (888) 505-4347, or (719) 325-2457 for international participants, and reference confirmation code 8500540. A replay of the call
    will be available for 48 hours beginning about two hours after the call. To listen to the replay, dial (888) 203-1112, or (719) 457-0820 for international participants, and enter replay passcode 8500540. The call also will be available live and archived through the events page at vical.com.

     

    HardToLove
    30 Oct 2009, 11:17 AM Reply Like
  • H. T. Love
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    NVAX: 10/30 12:33:39

     

    ... announced that it will report its 2009 third quarter financial results in a press release to be issued after 8:00 am local time on Friday, November 6, 2009. The Company will hold an investor conference call to discuss its financial results at 10:00 a.m. local time on Friday, November 6, 2009. The call will be hosted by Novavax President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rahul Singhvi and other members of senior management. A question and answer session will follow the financial results overview. The dial-in number for the conference call is 1 (866) 814-8448 (International: 1 (703) 639-1367).

     

    A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at novavax.com under Investors/Events. Please connect to this website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to hear the webcast. A replay of the webcast will be available on the website for 90 days after the call and a replay of the conference call will also be available by telephone beginning November 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm through November 8, 2009 at 11:59 pm. To access the replay, dial 1 (888) 266 2081 and enter pass code 1394584

     

    HardToLove
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