Day 1 :
French Society of Immunology, France
Time : 10:00-10:45
French Medical professional specialised in infectious and Tropical (Neglected) diseases, Internal medicine, certified in Immunology, Podiatry and Global health and diplomacy in Switzerland (IHEID), MBA vaccines and years of clinical practise.
Lived multi-country medical “field “experience in Southeast Asia (India in particular), West/Central/East Europe and Middle East.
Over 15 years of experience as consultant and as senior medical lead in pharmaceutical research and development for European and USA companies covering complex international projects.
Member of administrative board of World alliance against antibiotic resistance and French immunology society (SFI) administrative board and several international academic societies.
Bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that are resistant to drug cause 700,000 death each year. By 2050 superbugs inured to treatments could cause up to 10 million deaths annually and costs the global economy US$100 trillion. (1)
AMR (antimicrobial) resistance is regarded nowadays as a major threat to global public health. The issue is receiving high-level political attention (G7 and G20). Pandemics, drug resistance and neglected diseases framing health as a “global security issue”. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of WHO’s efforts for AMR as part of sustanaible goals and global emergency
Tuberculosis (MDR/XDR) and latent tuberculosis represent a major issue to tackle attracts global attention as witnessed by recent WHO and inter-ministerial meeting in November 2017 in preparation of high level UN meeting in 2018.
Problem of resistance get worsened due declining number of new antibiotics and limited number of new classes (2). Multifaceted strategy to promote and prioritize highly potential alternatives to tackle AMR like vaccines development is required. Vaccines like diphtheria and tetanus did not prompt resistance. In 1980 the smallpox vaccine had eradicated the naturally circulating virus worldwide without generating resistance.
Additionally, introduction of live vaccines like measles and BCG has been associated with much larger reduction of morality than can be explained by the prevention of the targeted infections and recent research like LATV pertussis (3) highlights importance of “off target” effects to be evaluated in depth.
Thoughtful and innovative vaccines development taking into account host microbiota “superorganism” and immune crosstalk - Immune system training linked with several inflammatory/autoimmune diseases open large avenue for future development. (4)
Accurate diagnostic and surveillance with better understanding of genetic and immunologic background of host specific response and pathogen evolution drives successful country adapted vaccine research.
Vaccines, as highly potent tool and valuable alternative from long term perspective being clearly recognized as a major tool for public health already.
Futher strong support to promote them as highly potential tool to tackle antibiotic resistance need joint endorsement including regulatory and economic stakeholders along with necessary partnership at Global level.
Rod Cook has completed a Bacheolor of Biomedical Sciences, before completing a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences through James Cook University, Auustralia. He has published multiple posters on The Pseudoscience of Anti-Vaxxers, and has publically spoken on Anti-Vax science, has a YouTube channel dedicated to the topic.
The WHO has listed vaccine hesitancy as one of the 2019 top ten threats to global health, alongside antimicrobial resistance, HIV and Ebola and other high-threat pathogens. Social media has played an immense role in allowing the spread of misinformation and pseudoscience. Celebrities and public figures also spearhead the Anti-Vax movement, and pump funds into their campaigns. Based on often retracted or peer-reviewed article Abstracts, the Anti-Vax movement manipulates on an emotional level, with the guise of a science-based message. This message then meets healthcare professionals at the coal-face and more often than not, with many claims that sound like valid science hypothesis. Doctors, Nurses, Clinicians, health care workers and reception staff often cop the brunt at the front line.
This oral presentation will look at some of those pseudoscience claims, aimed at doctors, pediatricians and the medical science community, including: Vaccine injection into the bloodstream, Thiomersal included Autism, Aluminium adjuvants travelling to the brain and causing Autism, Vaccine inserts and their Side Effects/Adverse Events/Adverse Reactions,
Other vaccine “ingredients” including:MF59, Formaldehyde, Human and Animal parts, Neomycin, Polysorbate 80 (and 20),EDTA,E. coli
This session will help give you an overview of the types of arguments presented by Anti-Vaxxers, and some thought provoking ways that we can approach this topic from a professional medical science stand, to at least understand the basics of their flawed hypothesis.