WHO Pushes Antivirals, Gives Contradictory
Evidence At A Virtual Press Conference
A virtual press conference held on November 12, 2009 is adding
to the speculation that the World Health Organization (WHO) is
misleading the world and purposely withholding evidence of changes
that may have occurred on the H1N1 virus.
transcript of the conference shows that the Medical Officer
of the Global Influenza Programme, Dr. Nikki Shindo, is pushing
antivirals while providing multiple levels of disinformation and
failing to provide specific information relating to sequencing
data which could expose even small changes of a mutated H1N1
For clarity, reporter's questions and Dr. Nikki Shido's responses
are in bold emphasis below:
In a country where the virus is circulating, we have 3 updated
1. Firstly, people in at-risk groups need to be treated with antivirals
as soon as possible when they have flu symptoms. This includes
pregnant women, children under 2 years old, and people with underlying
conditions such as respiratory problems.
2. Secondly, people who are not from the at-risk group but who
have persistent or rapidly worsening symptoms should also be treated
with antivirals. These symptoms include difficulty breathing and
a high fever that lasts beyond 3 days.
3. Thirdly, people who have already developed pneumonia should
be given both antivirals and antibiotics, as we have seen that,
in many severe cases of H1N1-caused illness, bacterial infection
develops. These medicines, antivirals and antibiotics, if used
in a timely manner, can help save lives.
Tamiflu and other antivirals lower body temperatures. They make
people (who can still transmit the virus) asymptomatic for longer
periods and can therefore be expected to facilitate and contribute
to the spread of the pandemic. If populations begin taking Tamiflu
as a preventive measure, it could potentially cause the reverse
of the intended effect, causing an explosion of viral transmission.
Emerging evidence in mammals is suggesting that the blood-brain
barrier (BBB) in children may not be fully developed until 18
to 24 months of age. Due to the uncertainty in predicting exposure
until the BBB is fully developed, Tamiflu SHOULD NOT be given
to children under two years of age, directly contradicting Dr.
Shindo's comments in the first update recommendation.
Tamilfu has not been studied at all in
children under 1 year of age. Even the Tamiflu
website itself does not give dosage recommendations for children
under 1 year of age.
Just as the WHO, some public health associations such as the Canadian
Public Health Association (an independent voice for public
health in Canada), are attempting to mislead government health
agencies into a false perception that Tamiflu is now safe for
children under 1. Health Canada has concluded that the known and
potential benefits of Tamiflu outweigh
the known and potential risks for children under 1 year of age.
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
alerted Physicians that Tamiflu can put some people at greater
risk of suffering a stroke, a condition that is often fatal or
far worse prognosis than any flu symptom.
Numerous reports and studies have already linked Tamiflu to dozens
of deaths worldwide in apparently very health children. The British
Medical Journal reported that children
with seasonal flu should not be given Tamiflu because harmful
side effects may outweigh relatively meager benefits.
The WHO stated on their own website that they have reported a
rate of resistance to Tamiflu. A total of 30 countries from
all WHO regions reported Tamiflu
(oseltamivir) resistance for H1N1.
Despite the adverse reactions of antivirals such as Tamiflu consistently
reporting Pneumonia and Respiratory Failure, the WHO and Dr.
Nikki Shido 's recommendation is to administer antivirals to
people who have already developed pneumonia, an endorsement that
could potentially promote millions of fatalities. The statement
that "the medicine needs to be administered before the virus
destroys the lungs," is not based on any medical literature
or evidence from any scientific studies completed on Tamiflu in
Dr Shindo: ...the
risk factors for the previously healthy people to have the progressive
or severe disease it is incompletely understood. It was pointed
out that perhaps obesity especially morbid obesity could
play a role.
If the progress of the disease and its severity are not completely
understood, then why are recommendations being made for antivirals
when their adverse reactions are well-documented?
By stating that obesity and morbid obesity are playing roles in
the disease, the WHO is psychologically conditioning the media
and medical establishments that the populations who have a higher
percentage of obesity and morbid obesity (specifically the U.S.)
will have an increased severity of infections and deaths attributed
to this cause.
Assistant Surgeon General, Anne Schuchat, has made several references
in the past regarding this supposed phenomenon and link
between H1N1 and obesity. She is also one of the primary myth
propagators who has publicized H1N1
vaccine facts as myths and myths as facts, and was an instrumental
figure in Fox News' biased reporting which urged all pregnant
women to submit to the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine
during the pandemic.
Dr Shindo: ...The
virus is quite stable. It hasn't changed - the disease pattern
did not change either.....Amazingly this virus is very stable
and part of the reason, virologists (are saying) is because of
the lack of pre-existing immunity in population so that virus
doesn't have to mutate to escape from people's immunity. So it's
If the virus is so stable and unchanged:
How did 1 million people in the Ukraine become infected in less
than a week? The H1N1 viral transmission rates were a snail's
pace compared to the situation
in the Ukraine where infections doubled every day for 4 days
Why have virologists concluded that this combination of infections
an even more aggressive new virus as a result of mutation?
Why are there news agencies reporting that flu
viruses have mutated into a single pneumonic plague?
Why were infectious disease specialists such as Dr.
Donald Lau quoted saying that "the high viral transmission
rates are extremely unusual for H1N1 and there is almost certainly
some type of new virus, or a lethal recombination that has occurred..."
Aline Gobel, CBC: Could
you provide us with information on the risk factors. Who gets
sick and who dies from the virus. A few months ago we were told
that young people were the most target of this new virus, and
now it seems that the Lancet for instance is talking about old
people dying of the virus more than young people. On the same
line, in Canada, we have a debate in Quebec especially on the
priority for vaccination. For people with underlying medical conditions,
in Quebec the vaccination is given in priority to people under
65. Does WHO recommend that all people with underlying conditions
get the vaccine in priority whether they are over 65 or under
Dr Shindo: ....If you look at
hospitalization rate, it is highest in the age group younger than
2 years of age. This information has been compiled from the experiences
in countries in the southern hemisphere who just finished their
winter. This is one group that you can expect high hospitalization.
Also the second group is the pregnant women. The pregnant women
is about 4-5 fold at risk of hospitalization and in severe cases
it comprises about 7-10% of ICU hospitalizations. So this is the
second biggest at-risk group. And the third one is the chronic
medical condition, first comes the chronic lung disease group,
especially chronic obstructive lung disease including asthma.
So they have high probability of developing severe disease and
as we collect more date from countries especially from southern
hemisphere countries the risk factors become very similar to the
risk factors for seasonal influenza but we still don't have many
reports of severe cases in a higher or older age groups, namely
over 60 years
old or older. But it is true that severity shifts to the older
age groups. If we talk about the case count then the highest is
very young adults and children. But if you look at hospitalization,
the median age is about 20-35 and then the more severe cases 35-45
so almost 10 years age shift towards the more severe cases. So
that is true...
Notice how the WHO provides long winding responses when asked
about age demographics relating to the pandemic. They make ridiculous
attempts to fabricate data in every age group and constantly contradict
themselves as the months pass, as noted by the reporter.
To date, there are NO well-documented case studies in any country
that established pregnant women as having an increased risk for
pandemic flu. Globally, the effects of the H1N1 swine flu virus
have been relatively mild and it has behaved no differently than
any other influenza virus, specifically in the southern hemisphere
noted in this report on the CDC website.
"No significant differences were observed between the
groups of patients that were admitted versus outpatients in terms
of age, sex, number of days from initiation of fever to first
hospital visit, and history of influenza vaccination. A total
of 163 (98%) of 166 patients admitted to the hospital during the
observation period were discharged with no further complications."
Notice how heath officials in Argentina make no reference in this
report to higher hospitalizations in children or pregnant women
as Dr. Shindo suggests. Any information Dr. Shindo refers to are
statistical anomalies which have been falsified by the WHO to
suit their objectives.
Terry Rees: Is
there any merit to doing things to boost the immune system.
Dr Shindo: We have been asking our
clinical network to evaluate but so far we have zero product included
in the current recommendation.
Asking the WHO about products to boost the immune system is equivalent
to asking the owner of a successful fishery to teach you how to
catch fish so you can compete against him. Promoters of disease,
such as the WHO, are not interested in natural effective solutions
to prevent disease. They never have and never will be precisely
because they are so effective.
To reduce the probability of
infection and death, It is extremely important for people to adopt
an opposing view to the specifics in Dr. Shindo's key message
which was "we would like to focus on prevention of severe
disease with early treatment."
To boost and optimize your immune system, stick to Natural
Protection, immune strengthening herbs and nutrients such
as vitamins A, C, D, E and minerals such as calcium, magnesium
and zinc. There are also many other important antioxidant nutrients
that support immune functioning. These include the carotenes,
flavonoids and other polyphenols such as those found in green
tea, grape seed, pine bark and various berry extracts. The best
food sources of immune-enhancing nutrients are fresh fruits, vegetables,
Immune Strengthening Herbs and Nutrients
Immune stimulant herbs can boost immune functioning in the short
term. They may also be used to treat infections in progress. Some
of the most versatile immune stimulants include the various species
of purple coneflower root and herb (Echinacea spp.), plantain
herb (Plantago spp.), elecampane root (Inula helenium), pot marigold
flowers (Calendula officinalis), boneset herb (Eupatorium perfoliatum),
black elder flower (Sambucus nigra), stinging nettle herb (Urtica
dioica) and goldenrod herb (Solidago spp.). To support immune
function, combine three or four of these herbs and take them three
to four times per day for one to two week intervals. For best
results, this should be repeated once or twice, each time after
a one to two week break. This protocol can be used to help boost
your immune response, which can prevent illness or lessen the
severity if you do get sick.
There are many herbs that attack viruses directly, which can be
used together with immune stimulants by anyone who contracts the
flu or some other viral infection. Some of the immune stimulants
mentioned above are also antiviral, including purple coneflower,
pot marigold and black elder. Other important antiviral herbs
include yarrow herb (Achillea millefolium), hyssop herb (Hyssopus
officinalis), lemon balm herb (Melissa officinalis), St. Johnswort
(Hypericum perforatum) marjoram herb (Origanum majorana), oregano
herb (Origanum vulgare), heal-all herb (Prunella vulgaris), rosemary
herb (Rosmarinus officinalis) and blue vervain herb (Verbena hastata).
If you think you might have influenza, combine two to three herbs
from among the immune stimulants with two to three herbs from
the antivirals. It is important to begin taking the herbs as soon
as you think you are getting sick. Take your formulation four
to six times per day until you are better.
Deep Acting Immune Tonics
Another group of herbs that help to improve and optimize immune
function are the immune tonics. These herbs are deeper acting
than immune stimulants, but take longer to work. They include
North American ginseng root (Panax quinquefolius), lacquered polypore
or reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), artists conk (Ganoderma
applanatum), Chinese milkvetch root (Astragalus membranaceus)
and Siberian ginseng root (Eleutherococcus senticosus). Combine
two or three immune tonics and take them three to four times per
day for two to three months. Immune tonics are not suitable for
treating infections in progress. They are used for preventive
purposes or to optimize immune function and work best after first
doing several cycles of immune stimulants.
general, are superior powerful broad spectrum anti-microbials.
They have been scientifically proven safe, effective, and life-saving
in hospitals and health clinics when used sparingly according
to health and environmentally-conscious recommendations. These
powerful health guards provide a wide range of practical applications
as alternatives to humanly toxic and environmental destructive
chemical disinfectants, poisonous antibiotics, and risky vaccinations.
You cannot prevent this disease with antiviral treatments. Once
this virus hits North America, any attempts to resort to conventional
medicine, including antivirals and vaccines will dramatically
increase the incidence of infection and death.
Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in
vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to
November 15, 2009