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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Bird Flu Facts

"Bird Flu"
Do you know that 'bird flu' was discovered in Vietnam 9 years ago?
Do you know that barely 100 people have died in the whole world in all that time?
Do you know that it was the Americans who alerted us to the efficacy of the
human antiviral TAMIFLU as a preventative?
Do you know that TAMIFLU barely alleviates some symptoms of the common flu?
Do you know that its efficacy against the common flu is questioned by a
great part of the scientific community?
Do you know that against a SUPPOSED mutant virus such as H5N1, TAMIFLU
barely alleviates the illness?
Do you know that to date Avian Flu affects birds only?
Do you know who markets TAMIFLU?
Do you know who bought the patent for TAMIFLU from ROCHE LABORATORIES in
Do you know who was the then president of GILEAD SCIENCES INC. and remains a
major shareholder?
DONALD RUMSFELD, the present Secretary of Defence of the USA.
Do you know that the base of TAMIFLU is crushed aniseed?
Do you know who controls 90% of the world's production of this tree?
Do you know that sales of TAMIFLU were over $254 million in 2004 and more
than $1000 million in 2005?
Do you know how many more millions ROCHE can earn in the coming months if
the business of fear continues?
So the summary of the story is as follows:
Bush's friends decide that the medicine TAMIFLU is the solution for a
pandemic that has not yet occurred and that has caused a hundred deaths
worldwide in 9 years.
This medicine doesn't so much as cure the common flu. In normal conditions
the virus does not affect humans.
Rumsfeld sells the patent for TAMIFLU to ROCHE for which they pay him a
Roche acquires 90% of the global production of crushed aniseed, the base for
the antivirus.
The governments of the entire world threaten a pandemic and then buy
industrial quantities of the product from Roche.
So we end up paying for medicine while Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush do the

1 comment:

Gina said...

Great summary of the scam known as Bird Flu. I don't know if you caught the CBS (?) movie a few days ago (I seriously debated not watching it simply because I didn't want to support the media's role in spreading this fear, but found myself compelled to watch, and sneer and laugh and cry at the insane plot). The movie will probably increase fear simply because people are too lazy to look up the details like these you have provided. My sister, a nurse!, argued with me over whether a mutated form had been discovered. I finally told her I would look it up (even though I already knew no present day mutations exist and the chance of a mutated strain is very, very remote). It's really sad that it has come to this, don't you think?