Sunday, May 23, 2010

Swine Flu Virus & Vaccines (Part 3)

The Phony Flu: Just the Facts, M’am; Just the Facts
The predictions and the government alarms didn't quite match up to reality
By Michael Fumento
Monday, June 7, 2010
Flu season has just ended, and if you’re reading this you’re most likely still alive. But don’t buy that t-shirt just yet, the one proudly proclaiming “Survivor: Great Swine Flu Pandemic.” Here are some phony flu fast facts you should know.
The predictions and the government alarms didn’t quite match up to reality.
”Plausible scenario” of swine flu deaths in report from President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report: 30,000 -90,000.
Flu book author John Barry prediction of U.S. swine flu deaths: 89,000 - 207,000.
Number of swine flu “national emergencies” called by Obama Administration: 2.
Number of flu deaths in average season: 36,000.
Official estimate of flu deaths that actually occurred this season: 12,500.
Countries with estimated flu deaths per capita that make even that 12,500 appear to be too high: France, Japan, Great Britain, others.)
Yet all along the evidence was that swine flu was remarkably mild.
New York City data from spring: Seasonal flu is 10 to 40 times deadlier than swine flu.
How long the H1N1 virus, of which swine flu is a variety, has been circulating and providing partial immunity: Since 1977.
Date of this writer’s first article labeling swine flu an hysteria: May 1, 2009.
Health authorities say the swine flu vaccine made a difference, but:
Date swine flu peaked in U.S.: Mid-October.
Date swine flu vaccine became broadly available in U.S.: Late October.
Countries with incredibly mild flu seasons that had no vaccine: Australia, New Zealand, others.
Amount of U.S. swine flu vaccine headed for landfills: 71 million doses.
Health authorities terrified parents, telling them swine flu was cutting a swathe through our youth, in an effort to get them to vaccinate their kids with vaccine that wasn’t even available. But:
Percentage of U.S. childhood deaths caused by swine flu: 0.63 percent.
Worldwide, it was the same nonsense.
Potential worldwide swine flu death estimate published in Washington Post Opinions section: 9 million.
World death tolls in previous (that is, real) flu pandemics: 1 million (1968-69), 2 million (1957-58), 50 million (“Spanish flu” of 1918-19).
World Health Organization (WHO) estimate of annual seasonal flu deaths: 250,000 - 500,000.
Actual WHO confirmed swine flu deaths: 18,036. (Though clearly a major undercount.)
So how could swine flu possibly qualify as a “pandemic?” It didn’t! The WHO rewrote the definition after the initial outbreak. It desperately wanted a pandemic so it made one. The evidence is all over the WHO’s own Web site. But with people catching on to the hoax, the WHO is boldly claiming it was never changed!
WHO definition of “pandemic” during initial swine flu outbreak: “enormous numbers of deaths and illness.”
New WHO definition written to qualify swine flu as a pandemic: Severity eliminated as factor; now possible to have a pandemic with zero deaths.
Among reasons WHO Secretary-General Margaret Chan publicly declared swine flu should be exploited: To fight for “changes in the functioning of the global economy,” and “distribute wealth on the basis of” values “like community, solidarity, equity and social justice.”
Minimum number of occasions the WHO has denied it changed the definition: 3.
Top health officials warned us swine flu could become another Spanish flu, which extrapolated to current populations would men 175 million deaths globally and 2 million Americans. Yet:
Number of worldwide swine flu deaths when both WHO and UN first made Spanish flu comparison: 8.
Sole reason given by both agencies for comparison: Both began as mild. (Seriously!)
Number of years of medical advances since Spanish flu: 91.
Specific medical advances since Spanish flu: Flu vaccines, antivirals, pneumonia vaccines, antibiotics, others.
Not incidentally, the WHO also compared avian flu and SARs to Spanish flu and exaggerated worldwide HIV infections by 12-fold. But now that that the allegedly raging razorback has proved to be a pork cutlet:
Date WHO declared end to pandemic: It hasn’t.
Increase in WHO budget resulting from panic mongering: As yet undetermined, but no doubt huge.
Number of health officials who have apologized for hyping swine flu: What are you smoking?
Number of major U.S. news outlets that have apologized for hyping swine flu: Whatever it is, stop smoking it.
And finally:
Number of people who, because of repeated cries of “Wolf!” will ignore warnings if there’s real health emergency: Anybody’s guess.
Pig virus contaminates rotavirus vaccines, but FDA says no problem
Mike Adams
May 20, 2010
(NaturalNews) Rotavirus vaccines are commonly given to children, and this year's batch of vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline and Merck are contaminated with a pig virus, the FDA recently discovered. So the FDA called a meeting to determine whether injecting a pig virus into the bodies of young children might be some sort of problem requiring a recall of the vaccines.
Can you guess what conclusion the agency reached? As reported by Reuters, the FDA concluded " was safe for doctors to resume giving patients Glaxo's Rotarix and continue using Merck's Rotateq. The agency said there was no evidence the contamination caused any harm..."
In other words, as long as they can bury the evidence and deny any link between vaccines and health problems -- which has been the standard excuse of the FDA for decades -- they can continue to claim the vaccines are safe enough to inject into little children.
Never mind the fact that the pig virus found in the vaccines actually causes a wasting disease in baby pigs, giving them intense diarrhea and causing them to rapidly lose weight. DNA from these viruses was detected in the "master cells" used to make the vaccines.
Suppressing the evidence of harm
An FDA advisory panel said the risk to human health from the viral contamination was only "theoretical." But of course it's easy to claim anything is "theoretical" if you suppress the evidence that it's real. By simply ignoring any reports of neurological side effects from the vaccine, the FDA can always claim there is "no evidence" of harm. Well, no evidence they're willing to accept as real, anyway.
And that's how vaccine science works these days: Suppress any evidence of harm, deny any links between vaccines and neurological problems, then okay practically any viral contamination from any animal and declare it's all safe to be injected directly into the bodies of infants and children.
So much for science, huh? The vaccine industry operates more like a cult than a scientific organization, and anyone who questions the beliefs of their cult is immediately branded a heretic and publicly condemned.
By the way, even though these rotavirus vaccines are contaminated with a pig virus, the companies that make them claim there is "no manufacturing or safety issue" with the vaccines. In other words, this is normal!
Think about that for a moment: The discovery that a vaccine being injected into children is contaminated with a virus from a pig doesn't even result in a product recall! It doesn't raise any red flags! It's just business as usual in the vaccine industry, where DNA from any number of diseased animals is often used in the vaccine formulas.
Last year, rotavirus vaccines earned nearly a billion dollars in revenues for Big Pharma. The risk of a child in the United States actually dying from a rotavirus infection is ridiculously small. What these kids need is good nutrition and vitamin D, not an injection of a questionable vaccine made with pig virus DNA.
Swine Flu Virus & Vaccines
(Part 2)
19 December 2009
Swine Flu Virus & Vaccines
(Part 1)
25 July 2009