By Dr. Mercola
The UK Government is seeking to rid itself of a billion pounds worth of unwanted swine flu vaccine -- because the “deadly” H1N1 epidemic never materialized. Major drug companies may have pushed the World Health Organization (WHO) to warn that swine flu could be a worldwide 'pandemic' killing tens of millions.
But even more shocking is the fact that the scandalous waste of public money, and the wild overreaction which gave rise to it, were both entirely predictable. It has long been clear that governments all over the world, led by the WHO, were in the grip of a hysterical panic over swine flu.
In the early days of the panic, the BBC Today program brought in a WHO 'expert' to predict that 40 percent of Britons would catch swine flu, while citing another unnamed 'expert' as predicting that up to 1.2 million could die.
Yet eight months later it was being reported by scientists that swine flue is only a tenth as virulent as ordinary flu, and only one 100th as virulent as that Spanish flu at the end of World War I.
In other words, swine flu -- just like the bird flu which a senior WHO official said in 2005 was going to kill 150 million people worldwide (the true death toll turned out to be barely 200) -- has predictably turned out to be yet another example of that all-too-familiar and very dangerous disease of our time, the 'scare phenomenon.'
These scares consistently follow an identifiable pattern.
They invariably begin with some misreading of the scientific evidence, which then gets picked up and inflated into some major threat to human health or well being. But the tipping point of any scare, the moment when it begins to create serious damage, is when politicians and governments get involved, buying the exaggerated threat wholesale and responding with a deluge of measures which end up costing billions.
Sources: The Daily Mail January 12, 2010
Dr. Mercola's Comments:
The world has been subjected to a stunt for the greedy interests of the drug companies. Tens of billions of dollars were WASTED on the H1N1 vaccines, but the actual cost of the vaccines is almost a moot issue in light of the TRILLIONS of dollars that are being mismanaged on the financial crisis.
The more significant, and I believe the real, issue at hand here is not the money lost, but the damage that is being done to the population by injection of these vaccines. And now the precedent has been set for the government to institute vaccines for future fake or manufactured pandemics.
A ‘Fraudulent' Pandemic
As you can see in this report I wrote in December, from Europe to Australia, to Canada to Asia, as well as in the US, the story was the same: people were reporting adverse events to the H1N1 vaccine in growing numbers.
Then, on January 4, 14 members from 10 countries in the Council of Europe stunned the world by calling H1N1 a FAKED pandemic!
In this motion asking the council to investigate the declaration of H1N1 as a pandemic, these members accused pharmaceutical companies of faking the pandemic and farming it out to the world, so they could fill their pockets with the proceeds:
In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies have influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards, to alarm governments worldwide.
They have made them squander tight health care resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly exposed millions of healthy people to the risk of unknown side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.”
The motion, spear-headed by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), goes on to say:
The "bird-flu“-campaign (2005/06) combined with the ‘swine-flu’-campaign seem to have caused a great deal of damage not only to some vaccinated patients and to public health budgets, but also to the credibility and accountability of important international health agencies. The definition of an alarming pandemic must not be under the influence of drug-sellers.
The member states of the Council of Europe should ask for immediate investigations on the consequences at national as well as European level.”
As this intelligently written article in the Daily Mail has pointed out:
Swine flu -- just like the bird flu which we were told by a senior WHO official in 2005 was going to kill 150 million people worldwide (the true death toll turned out to be barely 200) -- has predictably turned out to be yet another example of that all-too-familiar and very dangerous disease of our time, the 'scare phenomenon.'”
Yes, the scare phenomenon … the scare machine … the fear mongering that took hold of much of the world last year as government officials spread panic in the form of inaccurate swine flu statistics and worst-case scenarios has turned out to be a major scam.
The panic spread not only through the United States, but also much of Europe. In the UK, chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson estimated that 65,000 could die, a prediction that sent the media into a frenzy. Wrote journalist Simon Jenkins in The Guardian:
If anyone dared question this drivel, they were dismissed by Donaldson as "extremists". When people started reporting swine flu to be even milder than ordinary flu, he accused them of complacency and told them to "wait for next winter"... It was pure, systematic government-induced panic – in which I accept that the media played its joyful part.”
When all was said and done as of January 2010, 360 people died from swine flu, while that is tragic - it's a far cry from the 65,000 originally projected.
Paul Flyn, Vice Chairman, Council of Europe Health Authority even said in news report reported by American Chronicle that “the world has been subjected to a stunt, for the own greedy interests of the pharmaceutical companies.”
Writes journalist Christina England in the same American Chronicle article:
He [Paul Flyn] feels that this has caused mass panic and the stocking up of a vast quantities of needless vaccines. It is now believed that the drug companies have deliberately mislead Governments to the seriousness of Swine flu, to make them stock pile vaccines, this has caused them to buy billions of dollars worth of vaccines from pharmaceutical companies including Baxter, Glaxo Smith Kline and Sanofi Pasteur.”
Why Did WHO Change the Definition of a Pandemic?
As I have said from the very beginning, this so-called pandemic was never a genuine pandemic in the true sense. It only became a “pandemic” because the WHO decided to change the definition in May last year to make it no longer necessary for an enormous amount of people to have contracted an illness or died before a pandemic could be called.
Instead, under the new definition, it doesn’t matter how many, or how few, people are affected. All a disease has to do to be labeled a pandemic is move beyond a few countries’ borders.
By changing the definition, nations were compelled to implement pandemic plans and to purchase H1N1 flu vaccines, enabling drug companies to pocket billions of dollars on fast-tracked, untested vaccines.
Millions of Needlessly Vaccinated People
This pandemic not only is NOT a pandemic, but is causing a great deal of damage to some vaccinated people, as well as to the credibility of our worldwide, public health officials.
Angry that the World Health Organization could allow itself to be influenced into declaring a pandemic that wasn’t, Dr. Wodarg is lashing out in interviews, and promising a full probe into the cozy relationships that appear to exist between drug companies and the WHO.
On his website and in this interview in PharmaTimes, Dr. Wodarg speaks out against the WHO, accusing the agency of causing panic about the non-pandemic, and of forcing nations to waste money on needlessly vaccinating millions of people:
The WHO’s ‘false pandemic’ flu campaign is one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,” Wodarg said. “The definition of a pandemic must not be under the influence of drug sellers.
The ‘false pandemic’ campaign began last May in Mexico City, when a hundred or so ‘normal’ reported influenza cases were declared to be the beginning of a threatening new pandemic… (when) WHO, in cooperation with some big pharmaceutical companies and their scientists redefined pandemics.
These new standards forced politicians in most states to react immediately and sign marketing commitments for additional and new vaccines against swine flu. … In January we will arrange an emergency debate about the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the WHO.”
According to an article in Bloomberg, these plans are moving forward. The WHO is planning to conduct a review of its response to the swine flu, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has confirmed that “false pandemics, a threat to health” will be a major theme of its next plenary session, with a debate slated for January 28.
Here in the US, Iowa state Senator Chuck Grassley issued a letter on January 12 to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in which he too is demanding answers about the H1N1 vaccines.
In my mind, there’s only one more question to ask: If they faked this pandemic, and the rules were changed just to satisfy drug companies, would that set aside the companies’ immunity to litigation under the national Vaccine Injury Compensation Act, and allow lawsuits and possible prosecution for deaths or injuries because of this vaccine?
Government Reported Side Effects Data Through the Roof
Around the world, people who believe that they, or someone they know, have been injured by the H1N1 vaccine are forming support groups and posting blogs like this one in an effort to share their stories and have their voices heard about what happened to them.
Their stories include everything from miscarriages to tumors to fainting spells and neurological problems.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports are now beginning to show the disturbing truth about the 2009 H1N1 vaccines, which health officials swore were safe, or at least as safe as any other seasonal flu vaccine.
Or, you can go here, to medalerts.org, where Steven Rubin, who has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, has charted the numbers in an understandable graph comparing flu vaccine adverse events for 20 years and highlighting the months of September, October and November.
According to the CDC and FDA, an adverse event is a health problem that is reported after a person gets a vaccine or medicine. As of January 24, 2010, the VAERS database showed 5,400 adverse event reports in connection with the H1N1 vaccine.
Any Way You Look at it, Vaccine Side Effects are Extraordinarily High
“You will see that November's numbers aren't very high, but that is because this graph shows the month in which the vaccination was given, and many of the people injured by vaccinations given in November have not yet filed a report," Dr. Rubin says.
“Since not everybody reports their injuries right away, and because the posting is always behind, the numbers for November will continue to grow through the coming weeks. But any way you look at it, the numbers are huge. They’re through the roof.”
When you look at Dr. Rubin’s graph below, keep in mind that the numbers are fluid – meaning they are constantly changing. Since the government updates ALL of its data weekly, going back to the beginning of when it started keeping adverse events records in 1990, Dr. Rubin re-calculates the events each week, too.
“I have been tracking seasonal flu reports (not H1N1) since August, and they show a flu season that started early and did more damage (in adverse event reports) than ever before,” Dr. Rubin said. “The November results confirm this.”
“There is an alarming red line on the right side that shows a terrible month in September 2009,” Dr. Rubin said. “This bar is nearly six times higher than it has ever been during September (2,203 events this year, as opposed to the previous high of 356 last year).”
To create the graph, Dr. Rubin combined the reports from both seasonal and H1N1 flu shots. That is because of the way the seasonal and H1N1 shots were offered this year, with the CDC advising not to get both at the same time. Also, it was impossible to compare H1N1 to anything because this was the first year for it.
“It is likely that many people stopped getting seasonal flu shots in October (when H1N1 became available) and switched to H1N1 vaccinations,” Dr. Rubin said. “So the right thing to do is to combine H1N1 and seasonal flu reports into a single graph.”
Doing this, Dr. Rubin showed that the damage from any kind of flu vaccines is through the roof, dwarfing all previous years.
“Critics will find two fallacies with my doing this,” Dr. Rubin noted. “One is that more people than ever before got one or both of the shots. The other is that, of course, combining the two will produce higher numbers.”
The point is, according to Dr. Rubin, that flu vaccines are represented here in total, regardless of whether they were H1N1 or seasonal. And I agree – after all, the CDC in August announced that it wasn’t keeping track of which flu was which, anymore, when it ordered medical providers to count every influenza-like illness as H1N1.
So it makes sense to combine the adverse events, as well. And those numbers are massive.
Reactions reported shortly after receiving the H1N1 vaccine range from a lung infection and swelling to miscarriages in pregnant women, along with at least one case of meningitis.
Ron Paul Eloquently Addresses the REAL Issues Here
The more significant, and I believe the real issue at hand here, is the damage that is being done to the population by injection of these vaccines and the precedent that has been set for the government to institute vaccines for future fake or manufactured pandemics.
Is this a dream or a nightmare? Is it my imagination or have we lost our minds? It is surreal. It is just not believable. A grand absurdity. A great deception. A delusion of momentous proportions based on preposterous notions and ideas whose time should never have come …
Insanity passed off as logic.…Evil described as virtue. Ignorance pawned off as wisdom. Slavery sold as liberty. The philosophy that destroys us is not even defined. We have broken from reality, a psychotic nation. Ignorance with a pretense of knowledge replacing wisdom.
Money does not grow on trees, nor does prosperity come from a government printing press that escalates deficit that are being spent on a failed warfare and welfare system. A central bank that deliberately destroys the value of the currency in secrecy without restraint.”
The GOOD NEWS!!!
The reversal is achievable through peaceful and intellectual means, and fortunately the number of those who care is growing exponentially.
Finally, leaders of entire nations are recognizing how insidious Big Pharma’s influence is on the world’s policy makers, and are joining together to demand an accounting!
Until the umbilical cord between Big Pharma and the government is cut, healthcare/health policy reform will remain a dream. Until then, take what your government and your physician tell you with a grain of salt, and always read between the lines to find out the true motives behind any public health recommendations … especially those that are built upon fear.