European Parliament To Investigate
World Health Organization In January 2010
The Council of Europe member states are to launch an inquiry in
January 2010 on the influence of the pharmaceutical companies on
the global swine flu campaign, focusing especially on extent of
the pharmas industrys influence on WHO, according to
reports in the German media.
Wolfgang Wodarg , former SPD member of parliament, and chairman
of the European parliaments health committee, initiated
the inquiry. The motion was passed unanimously by his colleagues
in the European parliaments health committee.
Wodarg has criticised the measures taken against the swine flu
as one of the biggest medical scandals of the century.
He said the influence of the the pharamaceutical industry on
scientists and government officials has resulted in millions
of healthy people being exposed unnecessarily to the risks of
an inadequately tested vaccine.
That even though, the swine flu virus is much less harmful
than last years seasonal flu causing not even a tenth
of the usual deaths associated with flu.
Wodarg has also criticised the way pharemceutical companies have
made gigantic profits at the expense of tax payers.
He accused vaccine manufacturers of being willing even to inflict
bodily harm in their pursuit of profits, noting that the
adjuvants in the swine flu jab have hardly been tested.
In addtion,the vaccines side effects including dangerous
paralysis have not been adequately recorded.
Wodarg has said that the role of the WHO and its the pandemic
emergency declaration in June needs to be the especial focus of
a European parliamtary inquiry. For the first time the criteria
for a pandemic was made not the actual risk of a diseases but
the number of cases of the disease.
By classifying the swine flu as pandemic, nations were compelled
to implement pandemic plans and also the purchase swine flu vaccines.
Because WHO is not subject to any parliamentary control, Wodarg
argued it is necessary for governments to insist on accountability.
What is a pandemic should not be allowed to be defined by an
organisation that is clearly under the influence of the pharmaceutical
companies that profit from the sales of vaccines accompanying
such a pandemic. Many of the decision-makers in WHO have worked
for the pharma industry and go back to work in the pharma industry.
The inquiry is also to look at the role of the Paul-Ehrlich and
the Robert-KochInstitute in Germany.
Reference Sources 134, zeit.de
December 21, 2009