Political Lies and Media Disinformation regarding the Swine Flu Pandemic

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    by Michel Chossudovsky
    Global Research, May 1, 2009

    LINK: Political Lies and Media Disinformation regarding the Swine Flu Pandemic

    What is the flu? Influenza (the flu) is a serious contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Millions of people in the United States get the flu each year. Most people are sick for about a week. Some people (especially young children, pregnant women, older people, and people with chronic health problems) can get very sick and may die from the flu. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)



    The World Health Organization (WHO) raised its pandemic alert level to Phase 5 on a 6 point scale.

    The WHO's Phase 5 alert means "there is sustained human-to-human spread in at least two countries and that global outbreak of the disease is imminent... It also signals an increased effort to produce a vaccine... Human cases have been confirmed in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Britain, Israel, New Zealand and Spain." (emphasis added)

    According to reports, the WHO took this decision after " a 23-month-old [child] died [from the swine flu] in Texas after travelling there from Mexico for medical treatment."

    The swine flu was, according to reports, confirmed in 11 states in the US. Health officials at the WHO in Geneva and Washington are quoted as saying that the "spread of the virus is unlikely to stop".

    The media has gone into full gear with little analysis and review of the evidence, focussing their attention on the more than 2400 cases of non-specific influenza in Mexico.

    "the global outbreak is imminent...

    all countries should activate preparedness plans",

    The worst health crisis facing the world in 90 years..."


    On the day following the WHO's Phase 5 Pandemic Alert, a scientist attached to the European Union's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention hinted, without evidence, that the epidemic could potentially affect 40% to 50% of the EU population "in a mild way". (See europeanvoice.com, April 30, 2009).

    Professor Neil Ferguson, a member of the World Health Organisation task force on swine flu, stated that "40 per cent of people in the UK could be infected within the next six months if the country was hit by a pandemic."

    “We don’t really know what size epidemic we will get over the next couple of months... It is almost certain that, even if it does fade away in the next few weeks – which it might – we will get a seasonal epidemic in the autumn."

    “We might expect up to 30 to 40 per cent of the population to become ill in the next six months if this truly turns into a pandemic. “We could get substantial numbers infected in the next few weeks but, if I was to be a betting man, I would say it would be slightly longer because we are moving into summer.” Prof. Ferguson said the 152 deaths in Mexico probably made up a relatively small proportion of the total number infected, which might run into tens or hundreds of thousands." (Daily Express, May 1, 2009)

    The media reports are twisted. Realities are turned up side down. Policy statements are not backed by medical and scientific evidence. Professor Ferguson's statements are unfounded. He has not bothered to check the number of "laboratory confirmed" swine flu cases in Mexico.

    30 to 40 % of the British population? Up to 50 % of the population of the European Union's 500 million population?

    On what basis are these statements being made?

    On April 27, there was, according to reports, only one case of swine flu in the entire European Union: "Europe's first confirmed case of swine flu has been diagnosed in Spain. The country's health ministry confirmed the news on Monday morning, after tests on a man who had recently returned from a trip to Mexico." (BBC, April 27, 2009)

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    The media is always good for the doom and gloom. I remember the Killer Bees hype, I remember the Fire Ants hype. Then we get to the SARS, West Nile, Avian Flu, etc. I'm not even going to talk about "global warming", that's another can of worms. They always have to keep the uneducated worried about something.
    This isn't a super variety of flu, it's just one that nobodt expected. It is your garden variety of flu virus. Now, they're talking about that it might be stabalizing.

    Swine Flu: Experts Say Outbreak Could Be Stabilizing In Mexico - KCPQ

    I'm just wondering what the next hype is going to be. maybe we should take a poll on that.
     
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    Of course the 1918 pandemic of Swine Flu did not kill at least 40,000,000 people worldwide. That is just liberal propaganda, put in all the history books of the world by the vast One World Order conspiracy. And the primary victums of that pandemic were not healthy adults between 20 and 40. Just another liberal lie to scare all of us.

    Sheesh, will you silly asses ever grow up?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    grow up and do what?
     
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    We aren't living in 1918 Old Rocks. We know a lot more about the the flu virus than in 1918. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't we have meds that fend off the virus, and the main killer from the virus was the fever? I don't think anyone was talking about liberals...but, it didn't take much for a numpskull to bring it to this thread..huh?
    I'm waiting for your sorry ass to grow up, Old Rocks.

    PS Next time try reading the link...just sayin
     
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    A little research before you prove your mental incompetance.
     
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    you mean like the scientists:lol:
     
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    Really, you should grow up ... or at least educate yourself. Comparing 1918 with modern day is like comparing a TRS-80 with a Compaq Presario.
     
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    Sure, and when another disease such as AIDS comes along, we will once again pay the price of hubris.
     

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