The World Health Organization (WHO) – the public health arm of the United Nations – is under scrutiny regarding its involvement in H1N1 being declared a pandemic.
The Council of Europe’s Health Committee Chairman Wolfgang Wodarg has charged WHO with manipulating the definition of a pandemic in the interests of increasing the demand for the swine flu vaccine. The widespread request for the injections generated vast amounts of revenue. Wodarg suggests that many politicians were quickly strong-armed into supporting the purchase of large amounts of the vaccine, lest they deal with an even more panicked public.
Additional concerns involve dissatisfaction with the degree of testing the vaccination underwent prior to the big marketing push, and the apparent partnership of drug companies to support such a scare-tactic campaign. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe provided unanimous support of an investigation, set to begin later this month.
The Council produced a resolution stating that the vaccinations “needlessly exposed millions of healthy people to the risk of unknown side-effects.” It also directly scolded the drug companies for their role in influencing top decision-makers to buy-in to the scare, thereby “squander[ing] tight healthcare resources for inefficient vaccine strategies.”
Wodarg points to WHO’s lowering of the alert requirements, which allowed a fairly mild wave of illness to be considered a pandemic. In fact, it’s alleged that many deaths that were attributed to swine-flu during the media scare were not properly diagnosed or reported. The public’s increased demand for immunizations then triggers big-dollar business from providers of the injections: namely, the health-care community and government.
Pharmaceutical companies and scientific labs are also in the hot seat for their role in the collaboration. It’s been intimated that these businesses have suspicious ties to the WHO. A comparison to businesses partnering together to create false global warming hype has even been drawn.
Beyond the shady business ties, the world has yet to discover the extent of any health concerns. It’s said that one of the vaccines was created using a brand-new technique involving cancerous cells and a bioreactor.
Previous pandemic qualifications involved evidence of an illness that:
•had an above-average death rate
•simultaneously was evidenced in multiple countries
•carried extremely serious consequences
WHO’s new definition of a pandemic, which was revised in May just prior to the H1N1 breakout, only required examining the concern of keeping a disease from spreading.
Observers note that the swine flu epidemic was receiving outrageous press (“pandemic of the century”) when relatively few patients – not even fatalities – had even been identified. There were other red flags, too, including the WHO’s suggestion to use specific manufacturers’ vaccines in a two-stage injection process.
Wodarg is calling for national and international investigations to resolve all suspicions, thereby restoring the people’s trust in their public health authorities.
Several alternative media outlets were skeptical of the pandemic all along; however, their opinion was largely uncirculated, as they lacked the powerful voice of the mainstream press.
Thus far, the swine flu has claimed only a small fraction of the fatalities as compared to a typical seasonal flu.