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Archive for May 6th, 2012

Chief Executive of GAVI Wants to ‘Immunize Every Kid on Earth’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 6, 2012

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-backed group Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) is on a mission to forcibly vaccinate every single child on the planet against every single known “preventable disease.” And the group’s CEO, Seth Berkley, believes he can actually make this happen with enough cash, political force, and distribution systems in place.

Cloaked in a veil of humanitarianism, GAVI’s vaccination agenda has been spreading across the globe like a virus, as hundreds of millions of children around the world have already been vaccinated, and many more are on the way. But the group’s vaccination push will not stop until every child in the world is vaccinated, even if it means having to use force.

This is what happened, after all, in Malawi back in 2011, where Malawian children were vaccinated at gunpoint. Reports at the time indicated that parents of unvaccinated children that had tried to escape a local vaccination mandate were tracked down and apprehended, and their children forced to receive the jabs as part of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

 

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Why Do ‘Black’ Pacific Populations of Melanesia Have Blond Hair?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 6, 2012


Blond hair is relatively common in the Solomon Islands, even though the skin pigmentation of Melanesian peoples is relatively dark.

Naturally blond hair is rare in humans and found almost exclusively in Europe and Oceania. Here, we identify an arginine-to-cysteine change at a highly conserved residue in tyrosinase-related protein 1 (TYRP1) as a major determinant of blond hair in Solomon Islanders. This missense mutation is predicted to affect catalytic activity of TYRP1 and causes blond hair through a recessive mode of inheritance. The mutation is at a frequency of 26% in the Solomon Islands, is absent outside of Oceania, represents a strong common genetic effect on a complex human phenotype, and highlights the importance of examining genetic associations worldwide.


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