Swine Flu A Dud—Unless You’re Big Pharma
March 15, 2010 by Bob Livingston
The great swine flu hoax is finally fizzling out.
Aside from an occasional public service announcement there is almost no mention of swine flu—or H1N1—in the media today. No more Kathleen Sebelius telling you to cough into your bent arm, no more government hucksters urging you get vaccinated.
And curiously, in the mainstream media there is no reflection on the “pandemic” as we approach the one-year anniversary of the first reports coming out of Mexico. Or maybe it’s not so curious after all.
It was last April that the outbreak began in Veracruz, Mexico. The mainstream media went nuts, providing daily tallies of infections and deaths from around the globe as it followed the spread of the so-called deadly disease. There were quarantines in Hong Kong and people wearing surgical masks in South America, China and Japan.
It wasn’t long before the World Health Organization (WHO) was proclaiming it a crisis in the making and predicting deaths in the millions worldwide—2 million in the United States alone.
Billions of tax dollars were sent to the largest drug manufacturers—GlaxoSmithKline, Roche and Novartis—to develop a vaccine. Governments quickly passed legislation absolving Big Pharma from any liability if people were harmed in the taking of the vaccines. And then Big Pharma foisted a harmful vaccine on the public.
Officials from all levels of government went to the media first encouraging, the suggesting and, finally, threatening to order people to take the vaccines. Early on people lined up hoping to get vaccinated but became frustrated when manufacturers failed to meet their quotas. Later, people stayed away in droves. In the end, more people stayed away than were vaccinated.
If you invested in GlaxoSmithKline, Roche or Novartis a year ago, pat yourself on the back. Either you were lucky, prescient or in on the scheme. You and your companies have made a killing. The stock prices of these companies were in a precipitous slide at the end of March 2009, and have each almost—or even more than—doubled since, thanks to the multi-billion dollar injections they received from government.
If you were one of the gullible public that subjected yourself to the harmful vaccine and came away unscathed, thank your lucky stars. Some weren’t so lucky and contracted Guillain-Barré syndrome and other afflictions. Many who had the vaccine saw no deleterious effects, but contracted swine flu anyway. However, the consequences of the harmful materials contained in the vaccines may not be known for years.
Here’s what we do know. The total number of swine flu-related deaths worldwide is around 14,000. And the number is only this high because WHO and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed the way the deaths were classified. To put that in perspective, about 36,000 die in the U.S. each year from seasonal flu. And about 100,000 a year die in this country from the effects of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs.
And here’s something else to consider—and something the U.S. mainstream media isn’t telling you. In January 2010, Professor Ulrich Keil, the director of the WHO’s Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology told the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) “governments wasted huge amounts of money by investing in pandemic scenarios whose evidence base is weak.”
PACE’s Health Committee Chairman, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a former German lawmaker, medical doctor and epidemiologist, called the swine flu pandemic one of the greatest medical scandals of the century. Speaking on the Alex Jones radio program, Wodarg called it a hoax manufactured by the pharmaceutical companies in league with the WHO to make vast profits while endangering the public health. (prisonplanet.com)
And Wodarg told the U.K Daily Mail, “The governments have sealed contracts with vaccine producers where they secure orders in advance and take upon themselves almost all the responsibility. In this way the producers of vaccines are sure of enormous gains without having any financial risks. So they just wait until WHO says ‘pandemic’ and activate the contracts.”
Wodarg also told the Daily Mail that to further push their interests, leading drug companies placed “their people” in the “cogs” of the WHO and other influential organizations.
To its credit, Time magazine ran an article in January 2010, that touched on Wodarg’s comments. So its couple of thousand subscribers—and a few thousand more patients in doctor and dentist offices—had access to the truth. But the magazine also included the typical government propaganda that people should still be vaccinated and a third wave of the “pandemic” could be in the offing.
The Time article also contains this curious tidbit:
“The current glut of vaccines in rich nations may at least prove useful to the 95 countries in the developing world that have no access to vaccines, 86 of which have written to the WHO requesting help obtaining supplies. The WHO already has 200 million doses for such countries, and the first doses of that stockpile arrived in Mongolia and Azerbaijan this month. These doses will be supplemented by bilateral deals: France, for example, plans to sell 2 million vaccine doses at cost to Egypt and 300,000 to Qatar, according to a report in the Parisien newspaper.
It appears that even in developing nations, however, the need for vaccines is not overwhelming. Despite fears that H1N1 would hit developing nations hardest, the pandemic is unfolding in those countries “in a similar pattern” to that in the developed world, says (WHO’s special advisor on pandemic influenza Dr. Keiji) Fukuda—which is to say with relatively few deaths. In fact, some developing countries, particularly in West Africa, are reporting lower rates of infection than in the developed world.
Which begs the question: why would developing countries waste what little money they have on a useless vaccine to treat a disease that’s not infecting or killing people as predicted?
The scam has been a boon to at least one British official and one CDC official. The Daily Mail reports that Sir Roy Anderson, a scientist that advises the British government on swine flu, holds a well-paying job on the board of GlaxoSmithKline.
Dr. Julie Gerberding, the former head of the CDC, recently left that organization for a lucrative job as president of Merck’s global vaccine operations. With that in mind, watch for the announcement of the next pandemic and, when it comes, consider jumping on Merck stock. That company obviously doesn’t want to get caught out of the loop again.
Just don’t take the vaccine next time. As we’ve told you before, vaccines are useless, inefficient and dangerous.
And if you don’t believe me, maybe the words of Dr. Shiv Chopra will convince you. Chopra has worked for European drug companies and served for 20 years as an advisor to the Canadian equivalent of the FDA. He recently told Dr. Joseph Mercola (mercola.com):
“No flu vaccine has ever worked. Swine flu, we don’t even know there is such a thing. It’s a misnomer. Avian [bird] flu, these are all made-up things. The whole thing is a hoax. It has been for the last 10 years. First they started with the avian flu, and then swine flu.”
“Who is the Directorate General of the WHO to say that ‘I’m raising it to pandemic level No. 6?’ Based on what? At the same time, from the same sources, we’re receiving information that we think sooner or later, the virus is going to mutate. We don’t know when but it is going to. How did they know that? How do they come to that conclusion?
“Then we hear the new virus H1N1 has components: the bird flu, H5N1, or the other way around. When you use these kinds of numbers and technical words, it frightens people because they don’t understand what H or N stands for. They take people’s words for it and the media picks it up and then starts to say, ‘This is very different. This is entirely different. This has components of the 1918 flu and the bird flu. It also has the swine flu.’
“And you go around in Mexico and you get H1N1 in the swine right now. So you make six, eight or 10 different drugs, different vaccines as many as the companies, and then you say, ‘Some will be live and they’ll be given in the nose, some will be killed, some will have adjuvants like squalene oils.’
“…And some people are being given nasal vaccine, so that means a live virus. If you’re putting a drop in the nose like you put the drop of polio in the mouth, then those are the portals of entry that obviously mean this is a live virus. If it’s a live virus, then you actually may be creating a pandemic with whatever you manufactured in the laboratory. If it’s a live virus then that’s what could happen.”
How is that for government incompetence? They predicted a pandemic, they hyped it in order to scare people into taking an untested vaccine, they enlisted government hacks, celebrities and a willing media to spread their propaganda, they deliberately infected people with a live virus and still they couldn’t make their pandemic meet their goals.