OT: A perspective on the H1N1 vaccine affair

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by richvank, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. richvank

    richvank New Member

    WHO scandal exposed: Advisors received kickbacks from H1N1 vaccine manufacturers

    by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

    (NaturalNews) A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.

    Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions.

    All the kickbacks, in other words, were swept under the table and kept silent, and WHO somehow didn't think it was important to let the world know that it was receiving policy advice from individuals who stood to make millions of dollars when a pandemic was declared.

    WHO credibility destroyed
    The report was authored by Deborah Cohen (BMJ features editor), and Philip Carter, a journalist who works for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London . In their report, Cohen states, "...our investigation has revealed damaging issues. If these are not addressed, H1N1 may yet claim its biggest victim -- the credibility of the WHO and the trust in the global public health system."

    In response to the report, WHO secretary-general Dr Margaret Chan defended the secrecy, saying that WHO intentionally kept the financial ties a secret in order to "...protect the integrity and independence of the members while doing this critical work... [and] also to ensure transparency."

    Dr Chan apparently does not understand the meaning of the word "transparency." Then again, WHO has always twisted reality in order to serve its corporate masters, the pharmaceutical giants who profit from disease. To say that they are keeping the financial ties a secret in order to "protect the integrity" of the members is like saying we're all serving alcohol at tonight's AA meeting in order to keep everybody off the bottle.

    It just flat out makes no sense.

    But since when did making sense have anything to do with WHO's decision process anyway?

    Even Fiona Godlee, editor of the BMJ, had harsh words for the WHO, saying, "...its credibility has been badly damaged. WHO must act now to restore its credibility."

    Yet more criticism for WHO
    The BMJ isn't the only medical publication criticizing WHO for its poor handling of conflicts of interest. Another report from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly also criticized WHO, saying: "Parliamentary Assembly is alarmed about the way in which the H1N1 influenza pandemic has been handled, not only by the World Health Organization (WHO), but also by the competent health authorities at the level of the European Union and at national level." It went on to explain that WHO's actions led to "a waste of large sums of public money, and also unjustified scares and fears about health risks faced by the European public at large."

    The funny thing is, NaturalNews and other natural health advocates told you all the same thing a year ago, and we didn't have to spend millions of dollars on a study to arrive at this conclusion. It was obvious to anyone who knows just how corrupt the sick-care industry really is. They'll do practically anything to make more money, including bribing WHO scientific advisors and paying them kickbacks once the vaccine sales surge.

    The vaccine industry and all its drug pushers are, of course, criticizing this investigative report. They say WHO "had no choice" but to declare a pandemic and recommend vaccines, since vaccines are the only treatment option for influenza. That's a lie, of course: Vitamin D has been scientifically proven to be five times more effective than vaccines at preventing influenza infections, but WHO never recommended vitamin D to anyone.

    The entire focus was on pushing more high-profit vaccines, not recommending the things that would actually help people the most. And now we know why: The more vulnerable people were to the pandemic, the more would be killed by H1N1, thereby "proving" the importance of vaccination programs.

    People were kept ignorant of natural remedies, in other words, to make sure more people died and a more urgent call for mass vaccination programs could be carried out. (A few lives never gets in the way of Big Pharma profits, does it?)

    How the scam really worked
    Here's a summary of how the WHO vaccine scam worked:

    Step 1) Exaggerate the risk: WHO hypes up the pandemic risk by declaring a phase 6 pandemic even when the mortality rate of the virus was so low that it could be halted with simple vitamin D supplements.

    Step 2) Urge countries to stockpile: WHO urged nations around the world to stockpile H1N1 vaccines, calling it a "public health emergency."

    Step 3) Collect the cash: Countries spend billions of dollars buying and stockpiling H1N1 vaccines while Big Pharma pockets the cash.

    Step 4) Get your kickbacks: WHO advisors, meanwhile, collected their kickbacks from the vaccine manufacturers. Those kickbacks were intentionally kept secret.

    Step 5) Keep people afraid: In order to keep demand for the vaccines as high as possible, WHO continued to flame the fears by warning that H1N1 was extremely dangerous and everybody should continue to get vaccinated. (The CDC echoed the same message in the USA .)

    This is how WHO pulled off one of the greatest vaccine pandemic scams in the last century, and it worked like gangbusters. WHO advisors walked away with loads of cash, the drug companies stockpiled huge profits, and the taxpayers of nations around the world were left saddled with useless vaccines rotting on the shelves that will soon have to be destroyed (at additional taxpayer cost, no doubt) or dumped down the drain (where they will contaminate the waterways).

    Meanwhile, nobody dared tell the public the truth about vitamin D, thereby ensuring that the next pandemic will give them another opportunity to repeat the exact same scam (for yet more profit).

    The criminality of the vaccine industry
    The bottom line is all this is a frightening picture of just how pathetic the vaccine industry has become and how corrupt the WHO and the CDC really are. What took place here is called corruption and bribery, folks. Kickbacks were paid, lies were told and governments were swindled out of billions of dollars. These are felony crimes being committed by our global health leaders.

    The real question is: Why do governments continue to allow public health organizations to be so easily corrupted by the vaccine industry? And who will stand up to this profit conspiracy that exploits members of the public as if they were profit-generating guinea pigs?

    The next time you hear the WHO say anything, just remember: Their advisors are on the take from the drug companies, and just about anything you're likely to hear from the World Health Organization originates with a profit motive rather than a commitment to public health.

    Oh, and by the way... for the record, there has never been a single scientific study ever published showing that H1N1 vaccines worked. Not only was the H1N1 pandemic a fraud to begin with, but the medicine they claimed treated it was also based on fraud. And now we know the rest of the story of why it was all done: Kickbacks from Big Pharma, paid to advisors who told WHO to declare a pandemic.
  2. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    I would have to consider the source on this one. Lots of conspiracy theories on this site.

    I would say tell this to the parents of one toddler and two students who died of H1N1 in my town.

    If it is indeed true that there are no studies on H1N1 not being effective it may be because the plausibility is based on the science of other vacines.

    The level of woo in your recent posts is disturbing. To me, maybe not others.

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  3. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    A more balanced perspective. There were no kickbacks AND the article is not without criticism of WHO on this issue.



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  4. richvank

    richvank New Member

    List of withdrawn drugs
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Some drugs have been withdrawn from the market because of risks to the patients. Usually this has been prompted by unexpected adverse effects that were not detected during Phase III clinical trials and were only apparent from postmarketing surveillance data from the wider patient community.

    This list is not limited to drugs that were ever approved by the FDA. Some of them (Lumiracoxib, Rimonabant, Tolrestat, Ximelagatran and Zimelidine, for example) were approved to be marketed in Europe but had not yet been approved for marketing in the U.S., when side effects became clear and their developers pulled them from the market. Likewise LSD was never approved for marketing in the U.S.

    Significant withdrawals
    Drug name Withdrawn Remarks

    Thalidomide 1950s–1960s Withdrawn because of risk of teratogenicity; returned to market for use in leprosy and multiple myeloma under FDA orphan drug rules
    Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) 1950s–1960s Marketed as a psychiatric cure-all; withdrawn after it became widely used recreationally
    Diethylstilbestrol 1970s Withdrawn because of risk of teratogenicity
    Phenformin and Buformin 1978 Withdrawn because of risk of lactic acidosis
    Ticrynafen 1982 Withdrawn because of risk of hepatitis
    Zimelidine 1983 Withdrawn worldwide because of risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome
    Phenacetin 1983 An ingredient in "A.P.C." tablet; withdrawn because of risk of cancer and kidney disease
    Methaqualone 1984 Withdrawn because of risk of addiction and overdose
    Nomifensine (Merital) 1986 Withdrawn because of risk of hemolytic anemia
    Triazolam 1991 Withdrawn in the United Kingdom because of risk of psychiatric adverse drug reactions. This drug continues to be available in the U.S.
    Temafloxacin 1992 Withdrawn in the United States because of allergic reactions and cases of hemolytic anemia, leading to three patient deaths.[1]
    Flosequinan (Manoplax) 1993 Withdrawn in the United States because of an increased risk of hospitalization or death
    Alpidem (Ananxyl) 1996 Withdrawn because of rare but serious hepatotoxicity.
    Fen-phen (popular combination of fenfluramine and phentermine) 1997 Phentermine remains on the market, dexfenfluramine and fenfluramine – later withdrawn as caused heart valve disorder
    Tolrestat (Alredase) 1997 Withdrawn because of risk of severe hepatotoxicity
    Terfenadine (Seldane) 1998 Withdrawn because of risk of cardiac arrhythmias; superseded by fexofenadine
    Mibefradil (Posicor) 1998 Withdrawn because of dangerous interactions with other drugs
    Etretinate 1990s Risk of birth defects; narrow therapeutic index
    Temazepam (Restoril, Euhypnos, Normison, Remestan, Tenox, Norkotral) 1999 Withdrawn in Sweden and Norway because of diversion, abuse, and a relatively high rate of overdose deaths in comparison to other drugs of its group. This drug continues to be available in most of the world including the U.S., but under strict controls.
    Astemizole (Hismanal) 1999 Arrhythmias because of interactions with other drugs
    Troglitazone (Rezulin) 2000 Withdrawn because of risk of hepatotoxicity; superseded by pioglitazone and rosiglitazone
    Alosetron (Lotronex) 2000 Withdrawn because of risk of fatal complications of constipation; reintroduced 2002 on a restricted basis
    Cisapride (Propulsid) 2000s Withdrawn in many countries because of risk of cardiac arrhythmias
    Amineptine (Survector) 2000 Withdrawn because of hepatotoxicity, dermatological side effects, and abuse potential.
    Phenylpropanolamine (Propagest, Dexatrim) 2000 Withdrawn because of risk of stroke in women under 50 years of age when taken at high doses (75mg twice daily) for weight loss.
    Trovafloxacin (Trovan) 2001 Withdrawn because of risk of liver failure
    cerivastatin (Baycol, Lipobay) 2001 Withdrawn because of risk of rhabdomyolysis
    Rapacuronium (Raplon) 2001 Withdrawn in many countries because of risk of fatal bronchospasm
    Rofecoxib (Vioxx) 2004 Withdrawn because of risk of myocardial infarction
    mixed amphetamine salts (Adderall XR) 2005 Withdrawn in Canada because of risk of stroke. See Health Canada press release. The ban was later lifted because the death rate among those taking Adderall XR was determined to be no greater than those not taking Adderall.
    hydromorphone extended-release (Palladone) 2005 Withdrawn because of a high risk of accidental overdose when administered with alcohol
    Pemoline (Cylert) 2005 Withdrawn from U.S. market because of hepatotoxicity
    Natalizumab (Tysabri) 2005-2006 Voluntarily withdrawn from U.S. market because of risk of Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). Returned to market July, 2006.
    Ximelagatran (Exanta) 2006 Withdrawn because of risk of hepatotoxicity (liver damage).
    Pergolide (Permax) 2007 Voluntarily withdrawn in the U.S. because of the risk of heart valve damage. Still available elsewhere.
    Tegaserod (Zelnorm) 2007 Withdrawn because of imbalance of cardiovascular ischemic events, including heart attack and stroke. Was available through a restricted access program until April 2008.
    Aprotinin (Trasylol) 2007 Withdrawn because of increased risk of complications or death; permanently withdrawn in 2008 except for research use
    Lumiracoxib 2007-2008 Progressively withdrawn around the world because of serious side effects, mainly liver damage
    Rimonabant (Accomplia) 2008 Withdrawn around the world because of risk of severe depression and suicide
    Efalizumab (Raptiva) 2009 Withdrawn because of increased risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy; to be completely withdrawn from market by June 2009
    Sibutramine (Reductil) 2010 Withdrawn in Europe because of increased cardiovascular risk
  5. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    I don't understand how a listing of drugs has anything to do with the original article?

    Care to explain?

    Taking some recreational drugs? :>)

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  6. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    Natural News might not always be the best source for information, however, are we to assume then that the British Medical Journal is also NOT a reliable source for information?


    Thanks for posting the article, Rich. Ignore the usual naysayers. This is how they entertain themselves :)
  7. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    Wait Aussie, were you talking about me, LOL!!! :>)

    Should we start a "mock" fight?

    Kina, I have no idea why people would think this is entertainment though I have to admit I have had a chuckle or two. It's about treatments that can be medically harmful.

    Bottom line.

  8. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Hey, some people have been hospitalized due to contaminated supplements. Look at Gary Null. But, the the side effects nor dangers of many supplements are never known as they don't have to be reported or the side effects are chalked up to something else.

    Pharmaceutical drugs and supplements are like comparing apples and oranges. They are not on the same level field as far as regulation goes which taints. the number of side effects known.

    While sorry to see someone sick but really Jam,what does that have to do with this topic? Anecdotal reports are not evidence and will not convince most people. You are diverting the thread, on what the real topic is about.

    And what is the statement "you 3 have each other to rally around each other.". Does that have anything to do with this topic?

    Do you believe everything you read?

    Not logical. Not logical at all.

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  9. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    I added to the last post after your last response.

    Read the article. The man and others were poisoned by a bad bunch of supplements.

    What does the fact that you do not like this guy have to do with him being poisoned. Maybe I will repost my original response since I took so long to write it other people replied.

    "but you 3 members stick together with your thinking and slinging....aussie the most.

    You just go on and on with an issue and just can't let things go. We are all adults here and know to do our research on what we need to take, etc. for our health. The way you and some others tore into Thea was just unbelievable."

    The above is negative and could be perceived as stirring up things.

    Now I am going out and enjoy the nice day.


  10. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Your experience may or may not be typical. Look beyond your world. I am just providing information as I think the above could be dangerous medical information and showing another view. What is wrong with that?

    I think a lot of people would not perceive another view as being negative even if they do not agree.The above is very different than being negative. You are the one perceiving it is negative and there is nothing I can do about that. Why do you think that I am specifically replying to you everytime. Sometimes, but not all the time. Don't you want to see all sides of a topic?BR>
    Guess not.
    Gary Null was poisoned by a bad batch of supplements. Others were poisoned. He did not knowingly take too much vitamin D.



    A controversial alternative health guru is suing after a taste of his own medicine nearly killed him.

    Gary Null - described on quackwatch.org as "one of the nation's leading promoters of dubious treatment for serious disease" - claims the manufacturer of Gary Null's Ultimate Power Meal overloaded the supplements with Vitamin D.

    The buff "Joy of Juicing" author, whose products include Red Stuff Powder and Gary Null's Heavenly Hair Cleaner, claims he suffered kidney damage and was left bloodied and in intense pain from two daily servings of the supplement.

    "Null continued to take the Ultimate Power Meal, all the while thinking that it would help him, and relieve his condition; instead, it made him worse," the suit says.

    The suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court accuses Triarco Industries of causing Null's "near-death experience" by botching the testing and manufacturing of the supplement.

    Null, who also owns an eponymous food shop on the upper West Side, contends he was hit last December with "excruciating fatigue" that left him unable to walk and forced him to fly back to New York and cancel lectures, counseling and filming.

    "Null would later be told that if he had not flown back to New York and seen his doctor, then he could have died within a short period of time," the suit says.

    "Null then sequestered himself and fasted, only consuming massive amounts of water as he was told there was no medical treatment to lower the amount of Vitamin D in his system."

    The suit accuses Triarco of inadequate safety testing that led to six consumers being hospitalized with severe kidney damage. A company representative did not return calls.

    "Null, in the midst of all this, while he was suffering in bed, had dozens of his customers calling him, along with condemning and threatening him," the suit says. "In fact, they threatened that they would never buy any product of his ever again."

    A lawyer for Null declined to comment, but did say the tainted supplies of the Ultimate Power Meal have been pulled from store shelves.
    Big Pharma, drug side effects, crooked doctors, etc. etc.. So you sling as much negativity as you come up with. Pretty immature in my mind.

    I'm talking about you here.

    The suit says Null, 65, is still suffering the effects of too much Vitamin D.

    "Even now, Null's condition is questionable as he continues to occasionally urinate blood," the suit says. "Unfortunately, there is no medical treatment for this as it is a matter of waiting, watching and observing what develops next."

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/04/28/2010-04-28_my_health_mix_almost_killed_me_supplement_nearly_fatal_sez_suit_vs_manufacturer.html#ixzz0qlCc3wZ3
  11. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    The 3 Muskateers?? Adults?? Those kids aren't happy unless they hijack every post around here and turn it into an arguement.
  12. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    Yes Rich, it's all a bunch of hype. My husband, myself, my 2 college kids do not get vaccines (anymore). I haven't had one since 1970 and have not contracted any of the dreaded diseases. Husband works in an office has never come down with anything. Two kids who have (soon to be) 5 degrees between them, and living in dorms, have never come down with any of the dreaded diseases. Not one of us has ever even had the flu, let alone the H1N1.

    My rather mainstream, PCP won't even see drug reps. He will accept their samples but won't give them face time. He's not real aggressive treatment-wise but he's not a drug pusher and that suits me.

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  13. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    You don't have to explain yourself to Aussie, or anyone else. She doesn't know what she is talking about. I, for the life of me, can't understand why PH hasn't banned her and continues to let her extremely insulting and rude posts continue. At least she had the decency to edit her message before she offended the many Christians on this board.

    Ignore her. As much as you want to slap that woman, she isn't worth it.

    (Editing to add that Lorazepam is used by some doctors for insomnia.)
    [This Message was Edited on 06/13/2010]
  14. Misfit101

    Misfit101 New Member

    I had the swine flu and there wasnt anything mild about it. Same for the other ppl i knew who had it. And it sure wasnt mild for the ppl who died. Id have gotten the vaccine had i been allowed. Short supply. My 9yo son was one of the 1st to get vaccinated. He has asthma and i wasnt taking any chances. At one point our school was about to suspend classes bc so many teachers AND students were out sick. Other schools in the state did cancel classes. TG my son didnt get sick. My dh got the vaccine as well...he didnt get sick. So many of his coworkers did. I cant attest to any stats...all i have is what happened. And i cant be accused of being pro anything since i use both.