Archive for the ‘Swine Flu H1N1’ Category

£27,000 swine flu bonus for GPs (who already earn £107,000) Read more:

August 4, 2009

Family doctors could see their salaries soar by £27,000 once a swine flu vaccination programme is in place, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Yesterday they were trying to thrash out a deal which could see GPs paid £7.51 for every jab they give to patients.


Drug groups to reap swine-flu billions

July 21, 2009

Some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are reaping billions of dollars in extra revenue amid global concern about the spread of swine flu.

Analysts expect to see a boost in sales from GlaxoSmithKline, Roche and Sanofi-Aventis when the companies report first-half earnings lifted by government contracts for flu vaccines and antiviral medicines.

The fresh sales – on top of strong results from Novartis of Switzerland and Baxter of the US, which both also produce vaccines – come as the latest tallies show that more than 740 people have died from the H1N1 virus, and millions have been affected around the world.

Swine flu parties ‘a bad idea’

June 30, 2009

Throwing “swine flu parties” in an attempt to get immunity against the virus while it is a fairly mild form is not a good idea, doctors say.

Reports have emerged of people intentionally mixing with friends who have flu.

Their reasoning is that it is best to be infected before the winter when the virus could become more deadly.

But public health expert Dr Richard Jarvis said such behaviour could undermine the fight against swine flu.

Swine Flu Hysteria to Be Launched Again

June 1, 2009

The day that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared a national emergency due to a few swine flu outbreaks almost seems like a front-page story from The Onion. Since this “national emergency” lost traction and the swine flu hysteria became nothing more than pesky chattiness, the agents of hysteria have been frustrated at the result of their plans for mass hysteria. But Big Government ain’t giving up on this one just yet.

There’s still hysteria to be spread for the purpose of 1) grabbing more powers for government due to the appearance of an extraordinary crisis that is sweeping America and the world, and, even more so, 2) there is still billions to be made for the vaccine producers in the Big Government-Big Pharma corporate state. Hence this story in the Wall Street Journal:

Flu Doctor: WHO To Declare Phase 6 On Swine Flu

May 15, 2009

The website of a US based influenza expert has suggested that the World Health Organisation will soon declare a level six swine flu alert, following new and unlinked cases of transmission in Scotland.

Tamiflu Developer: Swine Flu May Have Been Released From A Lab

May 13, 2009

One of the first scientists to properly analyze the genetic makeup of the so-called swine flu virus that emerged three weeks ago in Mexico and led to fears of a global pandemic states that the virus may have escaped from a laboratory.

Media Censoring Lethal Side Effects Of Flu Remedies

May 12, 2009

Donald Rumsfeld’s Tamiflu pushers (just as they were in 2006) are set to be the big winners in the GSFS (great swine flu scare of 2009) lottery. Shares of Swiss drug-maker Roche Holding had fallen sharply after their latest cancer drug failure—but the GSFS came just in time to give their falling stocks a boost—just as the great bird flu scare of 2006 did.

China Forces Dozens of Mexican Travelers Into Quarantine

May 5, 2009

The A/H1N1 flu outbreak is leading to a potential diplomatic row between China and Mexico, as Chinese health authorities round up and quarantine scores of Mexicans — only one of whom is thus far reported to be sick — as they fly in on business and holiday trips.

Mexico’s foreign minister said Mexican citizens with no signs of infection had been isolated in “unacceptable conditions” in China. Patricia Espinosa told a news conference Saturday that such measures were “discriminatory and ungrounded” and that the government is advising Mexicans to stay away from China.

She also criticized four Latin American countries — Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Cuba — for suspending flights coming from Mexico against the recommendation of the World Health Organization.

Mexico breathes easier in flu epidemic

May 4, 2009

Mexico breathed easier on Monday in its fight against a deadly flu epidemic that may be retreating after a 10-day scare that has brought much of public life to a standstill.

But new cases of the H1N1 virus, which mixes swine, avian and human flu strains, still appeared across the world, keeping alive fears of a possible pandemic.

The Mexican health ministry announced on Sunday the flu epidemic had passed the worst and experts said the virus might be no more severe than normal flu, although it could still have an impact on world health.

Media Hype Causes Panic to Spread Faster Than the Virus Itself

May 4, 2009

WHO Says Virus Will Return With “Vengeance” in Months Ahead

May 4, 2009

The head of the World Health Organisation hit back at critics who have accused it of over-reaction to the swine flu crisis, warning it may return “with a vengeance” in the months ahead.

In her first extensive media interview since alerting the world to a potential flu pandemic nine days ago, Margaret Chan, the agency’s director-general, told the Financial Times that the end of the flu season in the northern hemisphere meant an initial outbreak could be milder but then a second wave more lethal, as happened in 1918.

Fresh data from Mexico suggested the impact of the flu could be less than initially thought. José Angel Cordova, health minister said the flu virus epidemic had passed its peak and was declining. “The evolution of the epidemic is now in its phase of descent,” he said.

Ron Paul on H1N1 Hoax: “Scare the People to Death”

May 4, 2009

Fears early drug use could cause flu resistance

May 1, 2009

As the government moves to increase its stockpiles of Tamiflu to combat a potential flu pandemic, Susan Watts reports on anxieties that early and incorrect use of the drug could lead to resistant viruses.

What scientists know about swine flu

May 1, 2009

Preliminary analysis of the swine flu virus suggests it is a fairly mild strain, scientists say.

It is believed that a further mutation would be needed in order for the H1N1 virus to cause the mass deaths that have been estimated by some.

But at this point, it is impossible to predict with any accuracy how the virus will continue to evolve.

Swine Flu Is Bad PR For Pigs

May 1, 2009

May 1, 2009

Biden: Stay Off Subways During Swine Flu Panic

May 1, 2009

Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. and implied schools should be shuttered as the swine flu outbreak spread to 11 states and forced school closures amid confirmation of the first U.S. death.

Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

May 1, 2009

As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid strain of influenza — at least in its current form — isn’t shaping up to be as fatal as the strains that caused some previous pandemics.

In fact, the current outbreak of the H1N1 virus, which emerged in San Diego and southern Mexico late last month, may not even do as much damage as the run-of-the-mill flu outbreaks that occur each winter without much fanfare.

WHO Expected to Declare Level 6 “Within Days”

May 1, 2009

Swine flu will carry the name “pandemic” even if the new virus turns out to cause mainly mild symptoms as it sweeps the world, raising questions about how serious the global alert actually is.

Although it has been deadly in the disease epicenter, Mexico, and caused the death of one Mexican infant in the United States, in other countries people infected with swine flu have fared well, with diarrhea the biggest complaint.

The World Health Organization is expected to move quickly to designate a full pandemic — at level 6 of its 6-point scale — within days to reflect the continuing spread of swine flu among people who have not been to Mexico, including in Europe.

Texas Doctor Claims Swine Flu Cases Far Worse Than Reported

May 1, 2009

Dr. Marcus Gitterle, an emergency medicine physician based out of New Braunfels, Texas, sent out an e mail alert to his patients which contains several stunning claims about swine flu that, if true, officials have presumably sought to keep from the public.

“After I returned from a public health meeting yesterday with community leaders and school officials in Comal County and Hays County, (name removed) suggested I send an update to my patients in the area, because what we are hearing privately from the CDC and Health Department is different from what you are hearing in the media,” writes Gitterle.

Fox News: Martial Law If It’s a Pandemic?

May 1, 2009


May 1, 2009

BRITAIN’S small band of pork flu survivors can look forward to a hot, dry summer, the Met Office confirmed last night.

After the densely populated wash-outs of the last two years, experts said Britain’s thinned-out herd will enjoy the ‘perfect combination’ of great weather and very short queues.

Swine Flu Martial Law Bill Clears Massachusetts Senate

April 30, 2009

It took corporate media swine flu hysteria to ram through a martial law bill in Massachusetts. S18 gives the Governor the power to authorize the deployment and use of force to distribute supplies and materials and local authorities will be allowed to enter private residences for investigation and to quarantine individuals.

Scientist predicted swine flu in 2004

April 30, 2009

In 2004, Professor Dmitry Lvov, head of D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology and an academic of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, made an important prognosis at a press conference in Moscow. At the time he spoke of not only how a deadly virus would infect the planet, but he also gave a precise description for the mechanism of how it would possibly generate.

This time, Professor Lvov has provided RT with further explanations and a possible prediction for the current situation.

Ron Paul Puts Swine Flu into Perspective

April 30, 2009