If you have been viewing the media you must have heard
or seen the scare recently orchestrated on the bird or avian
flu to the public. According to a draft of the US government's
plan to fight a potentially cataclysmic pandemic this new
avian super-flu could kill millions. However, some experts
are stating it is nothing more than a hoax.
Then the insistence of posting the frightening picture
from the 1918 flu epidemic to heighten the fear. It's amazing
how they can get away with this type of reporting that is
so obviously manipulated by the government and drug companies
to scare you into taking the flu vaccine.
The popular media continues to reinforce this unbased fear.
In the editorial section of the October 17, 2005 issue of
the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Henry Miller, former director
of the Office of Biotechnology at the FDA, seeks to frighten
the public by telling us that the avian flu virus can jump
from birds to humans and produce a fatal illness in 50%
of those infected.
What Dr. Miller and the other experts fail to explain is
how these numbers were derived. Did they examine everyone
who contracted the avian flu and use those numbers or did
they examine the sickest of the sick who had come down with
the avian flu and determine the mortality from there?
Of course it was the latter, and from the 60 people who
have died from this in third world countries, the public
is being told that anywhere from 200,000 at best to two
million people at worst will die from the avian flu.
This is shody science at best and beyond belief that any
reputable scientist could get away with such nonsense.
What Happened to Common Sense?
The avian flu epidemic hoax reminds me just how uncommon
"common sense" is. How do they make the giant
leap of faith that 60 deaths will translate to 2 million
or even 200,00 deaths in the US from a virus that does not
readily spread from birds to humans or humans to humans?
Most of the people who acquired this infection were bird
handlers who were in continuous contact with these sick
birds. Does anyone in their right mind envision similar
circumstances in the US?
Research like this would typically be thrown in the trash
if it did not strongly support some ulterior purpose.
What might the purpose of these scare tactics?
Well how about the US purchasing huge quantities of antiviral
drugs and an increase in flu vaccine production along with
purchasing 20 million doses of the highly questionably effective
Tamiflu. About $100.
So those 20 million doses the government has authorized
will cost US Taxpayers 2 billion dollars.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will likely profit handsomely
from the announcement the government is purchasing $2 billion
of Tamiflu, the drug developed by Gilead Sciences when Rumsfeld
was president of the company. He is reported to hold major
portions of stock in Gilead
Not very different from his previous experience with aspartame
where he was president of Searle and was able to get asparatame
approved after being blocked by the FDA for more than a
Very few people would mind if this drug actually worked
and prevented many from dying. But does it do that? Not
really. About all anyone can expect from this drug is that
it might make the symptoms a bit less severe. On the downside
(aside from setting you back $100) Dr. Tenpenny explained
in her Flu Tele Clinic last week Tamiflu can actually cause
the virus to mutate into a more dangerous and potent viral
Yesterday US Congress asked Roche, the maker of Tamiflu
to suspend its patent and have others make it because they
could not likely keep up with the demand, but of course
Roche refused saying Tamiflu is hard to make and it would
take another company three years to "get up to speed".
What they were really saying is they could care less about
the public, what their primary focus on was to not share
their windfall profits mandated by the US Congress.
Worthless Flu Shots
Of course let us not forget the flu shots which many will
use get when they confuse avian flu with the regular flu.
If you even believe the flu shots work, the flu shot you
can now purchase is in no way shape or form designed to
protect you against the flu. They are completely different
strains. (Avian flu is H5N1 strain).
But rest assured the makers of flu vaccines will not lose
this unusal opportunity to rape the public of even more
profits. Today we learned that those getting the flu shots
may see a 25% increase in prices at clinics, doctors' offices
and medical centers because of increases in the wholesale
cost of the vaccines.
History Repeats Itself
Investigative journalist Ida Honorof for decades published
a consumer newsletter and broadcast a regular radio program.
Honor of received a first prize award from Associated Press
for investigative journalism. The Los Angeles Times and
other publications credited her with breaking some of the
biggest horror stories of our time.
Ida Honorof wrote, "the most brazen, obscene electioneering
ploy" ever and added that it was proposed by the President
"and his coterie of scientific hacks, fabricated to
cause pure unadulterated panic and guarantee political capital,
rammed through without consideration of people's health
and lives and approved by a band-wagon Congress" eager
to make the nation's "health" a bipartisan concern.
The above quote was not written about the avian flu epidemic
but the 5 million swine-flu vaccine program of 30 years
ago. The hastily contrived program for swine flu resulted
in hundreds of Guillain Barre Syndrome paralysis victims
as well as countless deaths for a flu pandemic that never
The pocketbook purloining proposed by the Senate is more
than 3,000 percent greater than that of 30 years ago. Has
your paycheck increased 3,000 per cent in the last 30 years?
First step for anyone caught up in this avian flu hype
nonsense is to take a deep breath and relax and realize
the truth. Unless you are full time bird handler in a third
world country that has a seriously challenged immune system,
you probably have a much better chance of wining the lottery
than dying from the proposed avian flu epidemic.
Opt for simple lifestyle measures that will serve to boost
your immune system to not only address any form of the flu
but also other infectious illness like the cold. When you
have a healthy
lifestyle, for the most part you just don't get sick.
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