Friday, January 29, 2010

So You Think H1N1 Was Not a Hoax?

A hoax is defined as "something intended to deceive or defraud". A pandemic is something that is "prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area". Pharmaceutical companies made enormous amounts of money by getting the World Health Organization to declare H1N1 a pandemic when it wasn't. That sounds like a hoax to me.

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It's not a pandemic. It never was. Across the entire world, just over 14,000 people have died as a result of having been infected with the H1N1 virus. In just the United States, in a year that saw fewer traffic deaths than in nearly any year since statistics have been kept on the subject, more than 36,000 people were killed on America's roads.

Was the WHO wrong to declare H1N1 a pandemic? Probably not. But it was grossly in error for perpetuating the falsehood once it became known that H1N1 is not even as virulent as the annual flu. 


Fox news visited with the head of health at the Council of Europe:

Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, claimed major firms organized a "campaign of panic" to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic.

He believes it is "one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century," and he has called for an inquiry.

Dr. Shiv Chopra, who worked as a consultant for pharmaceutical companies as well as for the Canadian equivalent of the FDA, had this to say:
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.

Ah, the bird flu, which was supposed to have killed 2 million Americans!! Another hoax. How quickly we forget. I don't recall that Americans got nearly as lathered up about that one as they did the 2009 Swine Flu scandal. Have we become conditioned to be more easily propagandized?

Russia Today is reporting that pharmaceutical companies profited greatly by the Swine Flu "stunt".



It was exaggerated.  It was a gargantuan waste of money.  So, was it a hoax? In a word, yes.

4 comments:

  1. Careful, Frank...you'll be labeled a 'lunatic conspiracy theorist' with the rest of us ignorant, brainless, conservatives. :)

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  2. Sorry I just got around to this post. But you are spot on Frank. None of my family got the vaccine. We had our own post on the same idea back a while ago but compared it to how Obama should have lost some serious credibility with the way he dealt with this issue. In utah only about 5 % of the population received the vaccination. This was not due to low demand, it was a low supply. So this failure tells me that there are two things at play here:
    1) If the swine is this great pandemic that could kill massive amounts of people, then 5% of the population being treated is a terrible response.

    or...
    2) It is NOT a great pandemic and Obama seriously over played a card that should now stand as a significant ding to his judgment. He is calling our national health care situation a serious problem too. Perhaps this is all just another medical scare hoax as well?

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  3. Frank, thanks for posting this. It should be clear to everyone that the whole flu thing was a huge wash, as predicted by anyone who was paying attention.

    I recently heard from a reader on my blog (Pure Mormonism) who, with his entire family, took the preventative advice I offered there on "How To Avoid The Swine Flu Panic" and of course, avoided even getting colds.

    Another refused to try the remedy because it contained juice from the coffee bean. Go figure. Anyway, there's always an easier way than falling for the hype, right?

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  4. So you're the first one who discover the hoax.

    Congratulations!

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