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WHO Still thinks it’s a Pandemic

Monday, June 7th, 2010

According to the AMA Morning Rounds, World Health Organization (WHO) official still insist that the swine flu, H1N1 continues to be a “pandemic,” even though the period of most intense activity appears to have passed. The June 3 announcement came two days after a virtual meeting of international flu experts who advise Director-General Margaret Chan “on setting the global body’s pandemic alert level.”

This was surprising to many observers, because they “had expected the 15-member committee of experts, whose members are anonymous, to declare that the pandemic was in its ‘post-peak’ phase, or even in its ‘post-pandemic’ phase, which would mean that the pandemic was over.” But, Dr. Chan quickly pointed out that while “‘the period of most intense pandemic appears likely to have passed for many parts of the world,’ activity is continuing in some areas (Cuba, Central America) and many people remain vulnerable.”See my blog of Jan.26  and comments by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Health Committee, cited previously, whom I quoted, “The WHO’s “false pandemic” flu campaign is “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century.” Dr. Wodarg introduced the parliamentary motion 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.  “The definition of an alarming pandemic must not be under the influence of drug-sellers,” he added.