The PharmaTimes reported Jan.4 that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is to hold an emergency debate and inquiry into the “influence” exerted by the pharmaceutical industry on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global H1N1 flu campaign. Was the swine flu epidemic, predicted in many quarters as a”pandemic” a fake from round one? Did WHO cave in to pressure from the drug industry? Nothing new about that-see my newsletter referring to the 1980’s when the organization expanded its attention to include noncommunicable diseases.Today WHO takes in more than $500 million a year, …money coming primarily from drug companies whose fortunes are intimately connected to its donations.” Along with others, Dr. Paul Rosch in his excellent Newsletter of the American Institute of Stress warned about pandemic flu hysteria early last spring.
The text of the resolution approved by the Assembly calling for the inquiry states that: “In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies influenced scientists and official agencies responsible for public health standards to alarm governments worldwide and make them squander tight health resources for inefficient vaccine strategies, and needlessly expose millions of healthy people to the risk of an unknown amount of side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.”
The WHO’s “false pandemic” flu campaign is “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,” according to Dr Wolfgang Wodarg, chairman of the PACE Health Committee, who introduced the parliamentary motion. “The definition of an alarming pandemic must not be under the influence of drug-sellers,” he added.
Read the rest of this excellent summary by Lynne Taylor who summarizes how the “false pandemic” campaign began last May in Mexico City when inaccurate or false reporting of normal influenza cases helped WHO “in cooperation with some big pharmaceutical companies redefine 100 or so cases and thus declared them to represent the onset of a threatening new pandemic, although there was little scientific evidence for this.
“These new standards forced politicians in most states to react immediately and sign marketing commitments for additional and new vaccines against swine flu, through ‘sealed contracts’ under which orders are secured in advance and governments take almost all responsibility. In this way, the producers of vaccines are sure of enormous gains without having any financial risks.”
Before the end of this month, Jan.2010, an emergency debate was promised to assess the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on WHO. Wodarg announced that 47 parliaments all over Europe are going to be informed, adding that,”Following this, we will initiate an investigation and hearings involving those responsible for the pandemic emergency. The aim is that none of the pharmaceutical companies under any circumstances must be allowed to make their influence felt on pandemic emergencies.”