Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hogging The Headlines #4: Making More Money!

A leaked UN report says the H1N1 pandemic may result in anarchy, unless the West coughs up for antiviral drugs and vaccines! The headlines scream:
Swine flu 'could kill millions unless rich nations give £900m'.This report will fuel concerns that health officials are unable to stop the pandemic in developing countries. It claims if the virus takes hold in poor nations, millions could die and the economies of fragile countries could be destroyed.
Health ministers around the globe were warned last week about the costs of averting a humanitarian disaster in the next few months. It comes as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN's public health body, said it would not be able to raise half that amount because of the global downturn.
Yet Britain has just announced a dramatic decline in Swine Flu cases, bringing the country – according to its chief medical officer - "tantalisingly close" to winning its battle against the pandemic. WHO itself has said H1N1 is in decline in the Sthrn.Hemisphere, admitting the impact here was not as severe as first estimated.
The Northern Hemisphere – approaching winter – is readying for a second wave of Swine Flu. But remember that many cases, presented as the dreaded pandemic, have been everyday common-or-garden influenza...
Is this leaked WHO report a desperate attempt to solicit major funding for its work in poorer countries, by punching the panic And now let's all play the fun family game: Death By Vaccine!button before Swine Flu begins its nosedive?
And what of the stunning affidavit currently being investigated by the FBI, alleging an international conglomerate of drugs manufacturers and distributors is behind the H1N1 fright-and-fight preparations (as I alluded to on 14 June 2009)? Have we all been played?

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