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The pandemic that never was: Drug firms 'encouraged world health body to exaggerate swine flu threat'

By FIONA MACRAE
Last updated at 11:49 PM on 4th June 2010

Declaring a swine flu pandemic was a 'monumental error', driven by profit-hungry drug companies spreading fear, an influential report has concluded.

It led to huge amounts of taxpayers' money being wasted in stockpiling vaccines, it added.

Paul Flynn, the Labour MP charged with investigating the handling of the swine flu outbreak for the Council of Europe, described it as 'a pandemic that never really was'.

The report accuses the World Health Organisation of grave shortcomings in the transparency of the process that led to its warning last year.

The MP said that the world relied on the WHO, but after 'crying wolf', its reputation was in jeopardy.
The report questions whether the pandemic was driven by drug companies seeking a profit. Mr Flynn said predictions of a 'plague' that would wipe out up to 7.5million people proved to be 'an exaggeration', with fewer than 20,000 deaths worldwide.

Britain braced itself for up to 65,000 deaths and signed vaccine contracts worth £540million.

The actual number of deaths was fewer than 500 and the country is now desperately trying to unpick the contracts and unload millions of unused jabs.

The focus on swine flu also led to other health services suffering and widespread public fear.
Pharmaceutical companies, however, profited to the tune of £4.6billion from the sale of vaccines alone.
Mr Flynn said: 'There is not much doubt that this was an exaggeration on stilts. They vastly over-stated the danger on bad science and the national governments were in a position where they had to take action.

'In Britain, we have spent at least £1billion on preparations, to the detriment of other parts of the health system. This is a monumental failure on the WHO's part.'

The Council of Europe inquiry heard allegations that the WHO had downgraded its definition for declaring a pandemic last spring - just weeks before announcing there was a worldwide outbreak.

Critics said the decision to remove any need to consider the deadliness of the disease was driven by drug companies desperate to recoup the billions of pounds they had invested in developing pandemic vaccines after the bird flu scares.

But the WHO said its basic definition of a pandemic never changed.
Mr Flynn said: 'It doesn't make any sense as to why they should have changed the definition a month before declaring an outbreak.

'In this case, it might not just be a conspiracy theory, it might be a very profitable conspiracy.'
A Daily Mail investigation earlier this year revealed more than half of the swine flu taskforce advising the Government on its strategy had ties to drug companies.

Eleven of the 20 members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies had done work for the pharmaceutical industry or are linked to it through their universities.

Concerns about drug companies' influence are also highlighted by a separate investigation by the British Medical Journal and the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

It found that key scientists behind the WHO's advice on stockpiling pandemic flu pills such as Tamiflu had financial ties with the drug companies that stood to profit. The WHO last night firmly rejected all the criticism.
Spokesman Gregory Hartl said: 'There is no question of this being a fake pandemic. If fits the criteria for a pandemic, which is a new virus to which human beings have little or no immunity and which has spread around the world.
'It spread from zero to 74 countries in the space of 9 weeks - that's a pandemic.'
He said that not all ties to drug companies were necessarily conflicts of interest.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1284133/The-pandemic-Drug-firms-...

Was Swine Flu Manufactured in a Lab?

The longer we have to observe the FAUX-Pandemic the more convinced I am that this was a virus, genetically engineered and dropped in Mexico City. The likelihood is that it was released in a busy mall, arena, or station somewhere where there were a LOT of people. It was fanned through ventilation systems, where people breathed it in over a period of time and then left and went home to there communities in Mexico.

Why do I think that? It’s simle really. There have been a large number of people, mostly young adults, sick and/or dying. Certainly all of the severe cases have been in Mexico, and the large numbers and sickest patients all quite close to one another.

The center of the drop is where you would find the most and the sickest.

Then there is the second group.. the people who get sick from someone else who was sick. The virus is ALREADY showing signs of dropping off. This to me indicates that swine flu is WEAKENED by transmission from person to person.

This website reports that the Spanish Flu of 1918 and this Influenza A H1N1 Swine WHO Flu are "strikingly similar"

Swine Flu Eerily Similar to Spanish Influenza

Swine flu continues to affect Mexico, the United States and other countries around the world. The outbreak has confounded experts who wonder how the flu is spreading and what it will do next.

One possibility is that the flu could behave like the 1918 Spanish influenza—a terrifying prospect as estimates put the death toll from that flu strain at anywhere from 20 to 50 million, or more.

There are striking similarities between the two outbreaks. Swine flu, like the 1918 pandemic, began in the spring. Both outbreaks have also mostly been reported in healthy adults; the elderly and the very young, usually the hardest hit by the flu, have not been significantly affected.

OK well that doesn’t seem so "EERIE" to me. They are both viruses and they both seemed to start quickly. THAT is where the similarity ended. The Spanis Flu pandemic of 1918 started spreading and picked up steam, killing more and more people as it moved.

The Swine WHO Flu of 2009 started in Mexico, killed a bunch of people and seems to not be able to sustain itself in a human host long enough to be more that a sniffle and a sore throat.

Historical Context - The Spanish Flu

In 1918, the flu did not immediately incite hysteria. According to PBS, a Spanish wire service announced late that spring that "A strange form of disease of epidemic character has appeared in Madrid," but that "The epidemic is of a mild nature, no deaths having been reported."

But the Spanish flu didn’t remain mild, to say the least. As summer became fall, the flu—which had at first seemed “benign as the common cold,” according to a Stanford University report—changed. People began to die around the world in huge numbers, most likely due to a mutation in its makeup, making it more virulent.

Compare that to what is happening now. A virulent flu which at first seemed like it was going to kill everyone in sight, has fizzled out to nothing.

To me all signs point to this being a designer virus made in a lab somewhere and dropped in Mexico either as a test for something bigger and better to come, or simply as a weapon of mass deception and confusion. Panic on top of economic hardship. Manipulation at it’s finest.

Do you find that strange?

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