EU Health Committee Chair calls Swine Flu Handling a "Scandal"


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"Wolfgang Wodarg, Germany - "We have had a mild flu - and a false pandemic," says Wolfgang Wodarg, the chair of the Health Committee in The European Council. The German parliamentarian is also an epidemiologist and former health director in Flensburg. For that reason he has followed the H1N1-pandemic closely since June 11 and up to the present. He calls the pandemic "one of the greatest medical scandals of the century", and for that reason he has decided to take the case to the European Council


'The governments have sealed contracts with vaccine producers where they secure orders in advance and take upon themselves almost all the responsibility. In this way the producers of vaccines are sure of enormous gains without having any financial risks. So they just wait, until WHO says "pandemic" and activate the contracts.'


For that reason, Wolfgang Wodarg also finds it suspicious that WHO changed it's definition of a pandemic on it's homepage at the end of May this year:

"From June 2009 it is no longer necessary, that "an enormous amount of people have contracted the illness or died" - there simply have to be a virus, spreading beyond borders, and one that people have no immunity towards," he says."

He is calling for a large investigation on what type of influence the pharmaceutical companies had on WHO. It will be interesting to see what comes out of the investigation.


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I'm willing to bet that if they follow the money (checks, stocks, investments, consulting fees etc., etc), they will discover some chummy ties between the pharmaceutical corporations and WHO staff.

Probably conflict of interest and ethics breaches all over the place...

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He is not a member of the European Council. He is a member of the Council of Europe which is quite different.

This "mild" flu that he is talking about has killed 5 times more kids than seasonal flu and far, far too many pregnant women as well. I have no respect for anyone that could disregard these facts.

This is the same guy who has also said some seriously crazy stuff such as suggesting that the flu vaccine could cause cancer.