The charge (reported here
) is that major drug companies conspired to create panic over the Swine Flu. By convincing WHO (World Health Organization) to declare a pandemic and as a consequence make the drug companies billions.
Wolfgang Wodarg, As chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Health Committee Wodarg co-signed a proposed resolution on December 18, 2009, which will be discussed in January in an emergency debate and he has called for an inquiry into alleged undue influence exerted by pharmaceutical companies on the World Health Organization's global H1N1 flu campaign.
“Wodarg ... says the swine flu scare was a "false pandemic" led by drug companies that stood to make billions from vaccines. ..claims major firms organized a "campaign of panic" to put pressure on the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic. ..[snip].. He added:"A group of people in the WHO is associated very closely with the pharmaceutical industry."
The WHO has recently reaffirmed its stance that the pandemic is not over. However, the number of swine flu deaths is dramatically lower than expected.
He believes it is "one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century" — and has called for an inquiry.”
I have somewhat conflicting feelings on this issue. On the one hand, if true I want to see the scum in jail (unlikely as that would be) but on the other, it gives ammunition to the anti-vac mob to howl their nonsence ("we told you so – nah!, nah!")
Lending more ammunition to the anti-vac crowd is this report concerning one of the “companies of interest”.
“The vaccine developed by Novartis was produced in a bio-reactor from cancerous cells, a technique that had never been used until now.”
I don't know how the bio-reactor is concerned (refers to any device or system that supports a biologically active environment, used for batch processing biological reactions, growth or bi-products) nor do I know how cancerous cells are used in the process. However, it appears to be an untried process and that coupled with CANCER
… [scary, scary - woo woo – shake fists ] .. I can imagine the protest signs the Woowoovillage people will be scribbling on cardboard..