June 5, 2010


The British Medical Journal, with some (a lot) of help from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (yes, some people actually still do the hard work and don't rub one out over whether Kate Hudson has gotten a tit job or not, and call that investigation)... have now revealed that several key scientists who were responsible for the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring swine flu the worst thing since... oh, I don't know, AIDS, Ebola and the common cold combined... were actually on the payroll of those pharma companies that were to make billions and billion of profits on such a decision.

That decision triggered literally numerous billions of Euros and Dollars spent on what could only be called the biggest buy-in into state-sponsored vaccines in decades. To quote that famous Senator from Naboo, "Yousa people gonna die?"

Never mind that the swine flu lethal rate – as everybody could see at the time – was lower than that of your average flu. Never mind that the vaccines – sold to the public (but not bought) as "if you don't take it, it can mutate and then you will die" (no, not really. If a virus mutates, the probability of it being stopped by a vaccine developed for a different strain drops faster than Angela Merkel's popularity ratings) – were somewhat ineffective. Never mind that the vaccines for the general public were laced with quicksilver, and the good stuff only went to politicians, the military and key "state personnel".

People who were key to that decision were on the payroll of those who were to profit from it. And, gosh, doesn't that sound familiar? Like, oh, I don't know, like the ones in the regulatory agencies being very cozy with BP and just waving through whatever BP told them to?
The investigation by the BMJ/The Bureau reveals a system struggling to manage the inherent conflict between the pharmaceutical industry, WHO, and the global public health system, which all draw on the same pool of scientific experts. Our investigation has identified key scientists involved in WHO pandemic planning who had declarable interests, some of whom are or have been funded by pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the guidance they were drafting. Yet these interests have never been publicly disclosed by WHO and, despite repeated requests from the BMJ/The Bureau, WHO has failed to provide any details about whether such conflicts were declared by the relevant experts and what, if anything, was done about them.
Now, who were the swine here? What was the trough? Oh, whatever! Let's just all close our eyes, count to ten and return to our regularly scheduled program of "What? Kate Hudson has bigger tits now?"