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.