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Bioterrorism

WHO is looking?

Swine Flu: A Deadly $100 $600 billion Scam

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17 Responses to “Bioterrorism”

  1. Angela said

    [Thanks! Your concern is noted. Moderator]

  2. feww said

    WHO denies drugs firms swayed its flu decisions
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE60P0PA20100126
    WHO denies drug companies influenced H1N1 decisions
    WHO says its response to flu might have been better

    STRASBOURG, France, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) denied on Tuesday that it was unduly influenced by drugs companies to exaggerate the dangers of the H1N1 flu virus.

    Pharmaceutical firms picked up multi-million dollar vaccination contracts when the United Nations health agency declared the flu a pandemic last June.

    Although many millions around the world have been infected with H1N1, and many thousands have died, the pandemic proved milder than health experts had originally feared.

    Accusations from some politicians and media that the WHO relied too much on advice from experts in the pay of the pharmaceutical industry — who could have a vested interest in dramatising the crisis — have triggered an internal review by the WHO and an inquiry by the Council of Europe, a European Union human rights watchdog. [ID:nLDE60B16L]

    The WHO’s top flu expert, Keiji Fukuda, told a hearing at the Council of Europe that although the organisation’s response to the virus was not perfect, it had not been bounced into the wrong decisions by the drugs giants.

    “Let me state clearly for the record. The influenza pandemic policies and responses recommended and taken by WHO were not improperly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry,” Fukuda told the Strasbourg-based body.

    The Council, which groups together most European countries, called on the WHO to address concerns over the handling of the pandemic.

    Many countries ordered tens of millions of doses of vaccines against H1N1 in a bid to protect their populations against H1N1 and are now trying to cut the orders or sell off surpluses of unused stock. [ID:nLDE6070ML]

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L), Novartis (NOVN.VX) and Sanofi-Aventis (SASY.PA) are among H1N1 vaccine producers.

    SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE

    Fukuda said the WHO consulted a range of experts, including scientists working in the private sector, when drawing up its health advice and had safeguards in place to protect against conflicts of interest.

    “We are under no illusions that this response was the perfect response,” Fukuda told the hearing.

    “But we do not wait until (these global virus outbreaks) have developed and we see that lots of people are dying. What we try and do is take preventive actions. If we are successful no one will die, no one will notice anything,” he added.

    “We feel we should move quickly. Our purpose is to try to provide guidance, to try to reduce harm,” he said.

    Accusations began circulating in British and French media in November that the H1N1 pandemic may have been “hyped” by health experts and medical researchers keen to boost study grants and line the pockets of drug companies. [ID:nLB209221]

    At that time, France’s Le Parisien newspaper ran a headline saying: “Swine flu: why the French distrust the vaccine” and noted a gap between the predicted impact of H1N1 and the less dramatic reality, while Britain’s independent newspaper asked “Pandemic? What Pandemic?”.

    The WHO said earlier this month that it would review the way it dealt with the flu outbreak, calling in independent outsiders to look at its workings. [ID:nLDE60B16L]

    Fukuda said the review would include scrutinising the way it classified virus outbreaks following widespread confusion over what the definition of “pandemic” actually meant.

    “We will consider whether we can define things better, whether we can measure and report severity better,” he said. (Writing by Crispian Balmer in Paris and Kate Kelland in London; Editing by Charles Dick)

  3. [...] A (H1N1) Virus [...]

  4. [...] of key articles on the epidemic, which looked at the scam from different angles, and are posted at (H1N1) Virus:  [Swine Flu: A Deadly $100 $600 [...]

  5. [...]  WHO is looking?    [Links page for H1N1 virus] [...]

  6. Dean said

    As with the 1918 outbreak this is killing off the least healthy or those that have a serious medical condition.

  7. feww said

    How very predictable!!! Now WHO says the new flu “unstoppable,” AND calls for vaccine

    New flu “unstoppable”, WHO says, calls for vaccine
    Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:06pm EDT
    By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saying the new H1N1 virus is “unstoppable”, the World Health Organization gave drug makers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the pandemic influenza strain on Monday and said healthcare workers should be the first to get one.

    Every country will need to vaccinate citizens against the swine flu virus and must choose who else would get priority after nurses, doctors and technicians, said Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO director of the Initiative for Vaccine Research.

    Several reports showed the new virus attacks people differently than seasonal flu — affecting younger people, the severely obese and seemingly healthy adults, and causing disease deep in the lungs.

    Kieny briefed reporters on the findings of the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, or SAGE. “The committee recognized that the H1N1 pandemic … is unstoppable and therefore that all countries need access to vaccine,” Kieney said.

    “The SAGE recognized first that healthcare workers should be immunized in all countries in order to retain a functional health system as the virus evolves,” she added.

    After that, each country should decide who is next in line, based on the virus’s unusual behavior.

    Seasonal influenza is deadly enough — each year it is involved in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths globally. But most are the elderly or those with some kind of chronic disease that makes them more vulnerable to flu, such as asthma.

    ELDERLY ADVANTAGE

    The elderly seem to have some extra immunity to this new H1N1, which is a mixture of two swine viruses, one of which also contains genetic material from birds and humans. It is a very distant cousin of the H1N1 virus that caused the 1918 pandemic that killed 50 million to 100 million people.

    A study published in the journal Nature on Monday confirmed that the blood of people born before 1920 carries antibodies to the 1918 strain, suggesting their immune systems remember a childhood infection.

    The work by Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka also supports other studies that this new H1N1 strain does not stay in the nose and throat, as do most seasonal viruses.

    “The H1N1 virus replicates significantly better in the lungs,” Kawaoka said. Other studies have also shown it can cause gastrointestinal effects, and that it targets people not usually thought of as being at high risk.

    “Obesity has been observed to be one of the risk factors for more severe reaction to H1N1″ — something never before seen, Kieny added. It is not clear if obese people may have undiagnosed health problems that make them susceptible, or if obesity in and of itself is a risk.

    On Friday, a team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Michigan reported that nine out of 10 patients treated in an intensive care unit there were obese. They also had unusual symptoms such as blood clots in the lungs and multiple organ failure.

    None have recovered and three died.

    The CDC estimates at least a million people are infected in the United States alone and clinics everywhere are advised not to test each and every patient, so keeping an accurate count of cases will be impossible. The United States has documented 211 deaths and WHO counted 429 early last week. [Thou shalt not leave any paper trail behind!]

    Kieny said WHO would also work to get better viruses for companies from which to make vaccines. She said the strains that had been distributed did not grow very well in chicken eggs — used to make all flu vaccines.

    One exception — AstraZeneca’s MedImmune unit makes a live virus vaccine that is squirted up the nose and it is easier to produce, Kieny said.

    WHO said countries should continue with their normal vaccination programs against seasonal flu. Kieny said the seasonal H3N2 strain was also very active now in the southern hemisphere’s winter.

    Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis, Baxter, Schering-Plough’s Nobilon, GlaxoSmithKline, Solvay, CSL and AstraZeneca’s MedImmune are among those working on flu vaccines. (Editing by Philip Barbara) – © Thomson Reuters 2009 All rights reserved

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  9. hipeter924 said

    Rule Britannia!
    Britannia rule the waves
    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.
    We’ve the Irish!

  10. [...] A (H1N1) Virus [...]

  11. [...] A (H1N1) Virus [...]

  12. anonymiss said

    It’s alarming to hear lives taken of H1N1 virus. A misconception of h1n1 is that it is directly obtained from pork. Have you read this post about Lechon houses in Philippines? Read it here [link removed to prevent possible malicious software attack. Moderator.] Pork is as good as ever despite flu scare.

  13. [...] A (H1N1) Virus [...]

  14. feww said

    ‘Swine Flu’ Double Psychology

    Pharmaceuticals Brand of Viral ‘Bait and Switch’ Courtesy of WHO

    If what you are saying is even remotely true, and the threat of a new [more powerful than the seasonal] flu pandemic is imminent, then governments must discharge their responsibility to the people by taking at least the following two steps:

    1. Dismantle WHO and replace it with an honest, professional and competent organization.

    2. Nationalize pharmaceuticals to eliminate the threat of flu and other disease pandemics caused by designer viral mutations, which are laboratory-engineered for commercial exploitation.

    http://feww.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/swine-flu-double-psychology/

  15. [...] A (H1N1) Virus [...]

  16. [...] A (H1N1) Virus [...]

  17. …and if you need some cheering up after all this swine flu reading, check this out:

    http://paralleldivergence.com/2009/04/30/uh-oh-i-think-i-have-swine-flu

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