Skip to comments.Was the H1N1 Scare a 'False Pandemic'
Posted on 01/11/2010 12:10:43 PM PST by Indy Pendance
The head of health at the Council of Europe, Wolfgang Wodarg, called the swine flu scare a false pandemic orchestrated by drug companies looking pull in large profits from the vaccines.
Saying it was one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century, Wodark said, [Swine flu] is just a normal kind of flu. It does not cause a tenth of deaths caused by the classic seasonal flu. The great campaign of panic we have seen provided a golden opportunity for representatives from labs who knew they would hit the jackpot in the case of a pandemic being declared.
The WHO recently reaffirmed its position, saying that the pandemic is not over despite the number of swine flu deaths being dramatically lower than expected.
We must make sure people can rely on the analysis and expertise of national and international public institutions, said Wodark, The latter are not discredited, because million of people have been vaccinated with products with inherent possible health risks.
No they just changed the definition of pandemic.
I thought that H1N1 was a new Russian helicopter .....
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The facts are in. My opinion no longer matters.
I am waiting for folks who trashed me for predicting this to stop on by and say they’re sorry.
I don’t really expect it, and don’t really want it. I’m just sayin’...
What I want is for folks to dial it down 70 or 80 notches the next idiotic public health scare that comes along.
Absolute panic and fear-mongering is no substitute for being level headed and sticking to the known facts.
I came with an inch of dying from it in October
Scandal of the century? Maybe one of them...
H1N1 ranks right up there with Global Warming
And let’s not forget Bird flu from 2-3 years back...
It’s kinda strange that I just happen to know people who died from it and some who nearly died. That’s usually not true of communicable diseases.
It wasn’t the pharmaceutical industry pushing this thing.
If anybody had an interest in perpetrating a scare, it was the Obama administration, but I don’t see this either. They did their bit, but mostly it was public/media getting too excited in the way of madness of crowds.
I think it’s one of those situations where if you weren’t affected, it was no big deal. If you were, it was very serious. Sad that children died from it (or anyone really). That being said, a few weeks ago my daughter and I went to the mall and there was a line of people going all the way through the mall and back down half way. We didn’t know at the time, but we found it was for free swine flu shots. All ages. There had to be close to 2,000 people there. I said I’d take my chances. I did have the regular flu shot but that was quick and easy. Glad you recovered, though.
DoughtyOne, I’ve been with you, been sayin’ the same thing.
It’s a “false” pandemic okay, but one with a very real purpose. They’re scrambling for the next crisis to establish martial law so that they can suspend elections and seal the deal once for all as supreme power over the citizens.
Very simple and I’m no conspiracy nut but we see how they’re moving—they are not hiding anything.
Sorry you experienced this. Not to minimize your illness, but was it any worse than a ‘normal’ flu where 50k+ people die every year? Granted, you were dealt the bad card, but didn’t the gov hype it? Standing lines in bad weather, doling out vaccines to the ‘privileged’ classes and all that. I’m really glad you’re here.
Scandal of the century? That would be Globull warming. Got a book?
I think so!
Now, here in WNY, there are signs: “There will be a third wave of H1N1. Get your shot!” or something like that.
NOW, they have so much vaccine left over, they don’t want it to go to waste...
Level headed, that’s what’s needed around the country. Americans are not buying into all the liberal crap that everything is bad, and nothing we can do unless we embrace government will fix anything. We’re not buying the MSM’s force fed crap anymore. The American people see what government is doing, and we DON’T WANT IT. And we’ll remove from office, or engage in civil disobedience. It’s us or them, and US will win.
The new official definition of “pandemic” now is “a communicable disease that the government wants the population to be scared of.”
I am a perfectly healthy person who eats organic and keeps on top of health issues, works out, etc.
The H1N1 in December nearly killed me in 4 days. I had terrible pneumonia. Still do not feel completely well ever. Thank G-d for heavy antibiotics or I would be dead today.
I’ve had flus before but nothing like this.
So NO, I do not think it was only hype. They hyped up the vaccine, true, but we lost a lot of healthy people so far to this flu. It is BULLPOOP that this flu can only seriously hurt those who had pre-existing conditions. It can be a killer for the healthy as well.
Absolutely, it was the flu, regular old everyday flu. If H1N1 was a legit pandemic then every flu season is a pandemic and now the word has no meaning.
I agree that it was a man made pandemic ... not a viral one
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