What's Behind the False
Flag Flu Emergency?
On Friday I stood
before an audience in Phoenix, Arizona and attempted to shock
them with something similar to a repeat of Orson Welles' War Of
The Worlds radio broadcast, a 1938 Halloween night radio announcement
that said, in a series of news bulletins, Martians had landed
on the earth. The public cowered in fear then, even when Welles
announced it was just a radio drama, not reality.
The contrived crisis I created was the President of the United
States had just announced a national emergency because of a massive
number of deaths attributed to a fast-spreading strain of flu
virus that had combined with a mortal form of flu virus. My hand
was shaking as I read the announcement. People in the audience
thought it was real. The audience began to squirm and wonder,
before I finished my melodrama, just how they were going to return
home without having to undergo forced vaccination at the airport.
They were relieved when I told them this crisis was purely fictional.
I added the announcement for just such a contrived crisis was
probably already programmed into the President's teleprompter.
Little did I know how true these words were to become.
To my surprise, on the afternoon of the following day (Saturday),
the President of the United States had indeed declared a national
emergency due to 1000 reported flu deaths, 100 of them among children.
These deaths had occurred over the past eight months.
But 1000 accumulated deaths would be far fewer than the mortality
figures the Centers for Disease Control distributes estimated
at 36,000 annual flu deaths. Federal health authorities lump pneumonia
deaths among the elderly with flu-related deaths to falsely inflate
flu mortality figures. My own guesstimate is that only about 6000
flu-related deaths actually occur each year, but even using this
figure for comparison, this year's flu outbreak appears weak.
An estimated 20,000 hospitalizations have been reported since
this pandemic flu strain began in March of 2009, which amounts
to only about 625 hospitalizations per week spread among more
than 5 thousand hospitals.
Earlier in the week CBS News reported that, five months after
this unique strain of the flu had begun to spread in Mexico in
March of 2009, the H1N1 pandemic flu strain only comprised 12%
of the flu viruses in circulation by July. Yet there were massive
preparations being made for a major flu pandemic without sufficient
justification. Today the Centers for Disease Control says the
H1N1 pandemic flu strain represents 99% of the flu cases that
are typed laboratory confirmed. Just exactly which numbers are
correct, if any, now come into question.
According to CBS News, only 11 million doses of flu have been
administered, with millions more to arrive late, sometime in mid-November.
Time Magazine reports about 30 million available doses, so that
could mean up to two-thirds of the currently available vaccine
is going unused.
A reimbursement crisis, not a health crisis
A follow-up report, published in the Sunday edition of the San
Francisco Chronicle, says the emergency declaration issued by
The White House has more to do with Medicare and Medicaid regulations
dealing with hospitals. With the national emergency declared,
hospitals have more flexibility to set up separate or even outdoor
The emergency appears to deal more with hospitals and their ability
to get paid by federal health authorities. An article in the New
York Times confirms that federal rules do not allow hospitals
to establish treatment areas more than 250 yards from emergency
rooms. "Tents are 300 yards or more away, typically federal
dollars won't go to pay for treatment."
So the emergency appears to be financial making sure hospitals
meet federal requirements so they can get paid by Medicaid or
Medicare, rather than any true health crisis.
The San Francisco Chronicle article said "White House officials
were quick to note that the emergency declaration does not signify
an increase in severity of the national H1N1 outbreak." But
the article kept referring to all the deaths, when there appear
to be fewer mortal cases of the flu in the past 8 months than
prior flu seasons.
Journalists and health officials sound more duplicitous as they
attempt to explain the need for the emergency declaration. Here
is how the San Francisco Chronicle described it:
"Art Reingold, head of epidemiology at UC Berkeley, said
the declaration doesn't mean that the national outbreak is 'any
worse than it was yesterday or last week'."
"It's difficult to get the right message across to people,"
Reingold said. "There's this balance between the flu is important
and people should be vaccinated, but you don't want an overreaction."
But once again, according to federal officials, there is little
or no vaccine available.
Civil liberties threatened?
An article in the Christian Science Monitor (ASM) was more concerned
that such a contrived emergency could be a veiled way to overrun
civil liberties. The ASM article quoted Harold Relyea, a specialist
in national government with the Congressional Research Service,
"When the President formally declares a national emergency,
he may seize property, organize and control the means of production,
seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute martial
law, seize and control all transportation and communication, regulate
the operation of private enterprise, restrict travel and, in a
variety of ways, control the lives of United States citizens."
Few news sources were critical of the declared emergency, but
expect more reporters to express skepticism over its need and
to question its intent.
An article in the New Hampshire Union Leader said: "But
the way the U.S. government has been handling the new flu strain,
technically named H1N1, has been less than reassuring."
What to do now?
Misdirection, overreaction and lack of preparedness by public
health officials is a clear indication to the public that they
cannot totally rely upon potentially problematic vaccines or anti-viral
drugs to defend themselves against the flu.
An ignored approach to controlling infectious disease is to address
the immune status of the population. The public should utilize
bona fide immune boosters such as vitamin D and vitamin C, and
take nutrients that are documented to reduce the duration and
severity of the disease which include vitamin E, the trace mineral
selenium, the sulfur compound NAC, and elderberry.
In 2005 researchers in Rome, Italy wondered what backup treatment
could be used in the event vaccines were unavailable or were ineffective
against a fast mutating flu virus that had developed resistance
to vaccines or anti-viral drugs like Tamiflu or Relenza.
Flu viruses require a host cell to replicate. The Italian researchers
report that resveratrol, known as a red wine molecule, completely
blocks entry of flu viruses into the cell nucleus in animals at
a human equivalent dose of ~70 milligrams. [Journal Infectious
Disease 2005 May 15; 191(10):171929] So the virus would
enter the lungs, antibodies would still be generated to produce
long-term immunity, but the virus could not duplicate into millions
of daughter virions as it normally does. Resveratrol works on
closing the cellular doorway rather than destroying the virus
itself. Therefore it is a totally non-toxic approach to control
of influenza viruses. Furthermore, resveratrol does not provoke
In contrast, anti-viral drugs like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) allow
viruses to enter cellular machinery to produce copies of the flu
virus and then inhibits their exit from the cell via inhibition
of the enzyme neuraminidase. So host cells are flooded with copies
of the virus. This approach is not ideal as it can lead to drug-induced
side effects which have been widely reported.
Bill Sardi is a frequent writer on health and political topics.
His health writings can be found at www.naturalhealthlibrarian.com.
He is the author of You Dont Have To Be Afraid Of Cancer
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October 27, 2009