We’re fighting the wrong pandemic
By Dr. Barry Sears
May 11, 2009
We have been deluged with reports of the coming swine flu pandemic and the potential deaths of thousands, if not millions. Like any good bureaucratic action, the response has been “shoot, ready, aim”.
So what are the real facts about swine flu? First, at least half the Mexicans who died from the “swine flu” never had the swine flu. Second, more than 12,000 Americans die from the flu every year. That’s more than 1,000 per month even after considering flu shots. [Total swine flu deaths in the entire world to this day: 63. Total swine flu deaths in the US: 3.] Yikes!!! Pandemic!!!
With this as a backdrop, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a costly mobilization against this coming epidemic. The U.S. government has committed $1.5 billion (about 5 percent of the total annual money spent on medical research) to combat this “pandemic” and also to make millions of doses of a specific vaccine (that will take at least six months to make and that will go to market without any testing) all in the fear that another 1918 flu pandemic that took millions of lives is on the way.
Unfortunately, no one seems to have read an article in last year’s Journal of Infectious Diseases (2008 Oct. 1;198(7):962-70) that indicated that the millions of deaths in the 1918 flu pandemic were not due to the flu but caused by bacterial pneumonia.
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Dr. Sears has got that right. In the normal course of developing a new pharmaceutical, it must be rigorously tested on rats, monkeys and people first before the FDA will approve it for general public use. This process usually takes 10 years. While it is not long enough to detect negative side effects 20 or 50 years down the road, it is generally enough to exclude drugs which kill or debilitate in just a few years. Even so, some drugs like Vioxx manage to slip through...
And then there are vaccines. The Gardasil vaccine was fast-tracked and approved in only 5 years. Look how many people have died. And now the swine flu vaccine will be available in 6 months? Hahaha. Is this a response to the dropping sales of flu vaccines after they have been linked to causing Alzheimer's? Create fear of "pandemics" so people will blindly buy, buy, buy?
Unleashing untested pharmaceuticals on the public indeed. Hands up who wants to be the first guinea pig?
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