SWINE FLU:
GLOBAL PANDEMIC OR JUST MAKIN’ BACON?

– Tim O’Shea

 

 

 

NEW! – Nov 09: “Swine Flu: A Dangerous Experiment on Children” Radio Interview with Dr Tim O’Shea — (Also available on CD.)

So predictable, within the context of smallpox, anthrax, SARS, avian flu. As predicted 4 months ago in new 13th ed. of the vaccine book, we knew the next orchestrated health crisis was coming [4] – we just didn’t know what it would be called. Disappointing really that they lacked the imagination to come up with a brand new global panic; so all we got is a re-run of the 1970s swine flu fiasco.

Unlike the media, let’s define our terms first, instead of pretending everyone knows historically what swine flu really was.

HISTORY OF SWINE FLU

In January of 1976, a soldier at Fort Dix NJ collapsed during a training exercise. He was hospitalized, diagnosed with flu, and developed pneumonia.  In a few days he was dead.  On autopsy, a virus was reportedly isolated from his body which was immediately identified as having possibly originated in swine.

Prior to that date swine flu had never been seen in humans.  And for the record, after that date, there was not one other case of swine flu, until the spring of 2009.

Influenza had first been observed in a few swine many years before, following the mass inoculation program for  the so-called Asian Flu in 1918.  At the same time when  thousands of Americans were coming down with the flu, it was noticed that a few pigs across the country had a respiratory illness similar human flu. [NEJM, 16 Jul 09]  Since the new flu vaccine program already had a name – Asian flu – there was no need to look for another cause of that current epidemic.  Looking at NEJM‘s original sources from 1935, we learn a most critical fact:  prior to 1976 the connections between humans and swine flu took place only in the laboratory, never in nature. [Swope, Laidlaw]  So it cannot be disputed that prior to the 1976 incident with the Fort Dix soldier, there was no evidence whatsoever that humans had ever caught the flu from pigs.

Notwithstanding those facts, the National Institutes of Health took up the gauntlet, and massive media coverage hawking the beginning of a global pandemic was conjured up out of nothing. Although there was only a suspicion that the virus isolated in the soldier had been found also in pigs, and although no other human swine flu cases were ever found before or after that time, and although it is likely the soldier died from a combination of exhaustion and hospital care rather from any viral disease, and although there had never been a previous case of pig flu being transmitted to humans – despite all this,  during the next several months a swine flu vaccine was quickly created.

The vaccine was never tested in any large setting. Abundant data were available however documenting the dangers and unpredictability of this untested new vaccine. Little wonder: the new vaccine wasn’t even made from the original mild swine flu pathogen.

Because they were under the gun in trying to get the vaccine out ASAP, the vaccine makers merged the natural H1N1 swine flu virus with an extremely virulent manmade strain in order to make the vaccine more reactive in people. [3] Though the dangers of the powerful new vaccine were well known, the next sequence of events showed how human health is always subordinate to the agendas of political immunology.

CDC had been poised to launch a global vaccine program, and the unexpected appearance of swine flu showed promise as a poster child for that cause.

The only holdup in mandating swine flu vaccine was that no one was willing to step forward and be responsible for damages in the event of death or injury from the new vaccine, especially not Congress.  So it looked like the swine flu vaccine program was going to be scrapped.

LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE

Then CDC got the break they needed: the so-called Legionnnaire’s Disease.  34 people in a Philadelphia hotel suddenly died from a mysterious disease, which had been characterized before and wasn’t really new.  But with the media raising the spectre of a possible new swine flu pandemic spreading from the one death at Fort Dix, the suspicion was introduced that perhaps the Legionnaire’s cases were actually the same disease.

There was a very intelligent eye-witness expert at that time who was too well informed to be taken in by media misdirection.  His name: Jim Turner, a Washington DC lawyer who had been assigned for the previous several years to investigate the decision- making process in the area of vaccines within the FDA, CDC, and Public Health Service.

In a lecture Turner gave on 20 Jun 01 at a Washington convention [protectmedicalfreedom.com] Turner recalls the politics and media actions in 1976  surrounding the decision to mandate swine flu vaccines.

Suddenly the Legionnaires cases were in the media day after day, and the buzz increased that maybe the Legionnaires cases were also swine flu.  Turner states how deliberately inaccurate that assumption was, since Legionnaires Disease had been seen before and swine flu had not and the experts all knew they were 2 distinct entities.

Eerily similar to the autumn 2009 stories, each day the pandemic furor grew, fueled largely by government officials, like HEW Secretary F. David Matthews:

“The projections are that this virus will kill one million Americans in 1976.”
(Feb., 1976)

Notice that he didn’t say that 1 million people would get the flu – he said 1 million would die from it.

Matthews was just one example of inflammatory exaggerations.  After a week of unrelenting media panic, Congress was cornered.  They were forced to back off on their refusal to compensate for injuries, and at the end of the week CDC made 3 new announcements:

1. The Legionnaires Disease cases were definitely not swine flu

2. Congress decided the government would accept responsibility for any deaths or      damages from a swine flu vaccine program

3. The next day the mass swine flu vaccine program was adopted.

Everybody was happy with this solution because:

* no more worry about the possibility of 2 epidemics
* everyone would be protected from swine flu by the vaccine
* the vaccine manufacturers got to make several hundred million dollars
* the FDA and NIH had once again saved the American people from disaster

But as we know now, the vaccine program was already a runaway train.  Being rushed into a commitment to come up with millions of doses of a brand new vaccine in just a few weeks, manufacturers justified major shortcuts, from a clinical standpoint.  Normally it takes at least a year for a vaccine to go through clinical trials and be shown to be safe and effective against a new pathogen.  Average cost: $150 million.

Again from Turner, in their rush to bring a vaccine to the people, the US Public Health Service mixed the wild strain of the presumed swine flu virus with another completely separate extremely virulent strain of flu virus in order to trigger a much stronger immune response, in their words to “get the immunity out” faster.  Rushed through the manufacturing process in this irresponsible way in just a few short weeks, the vaccine ultimately had little to do with the original pathogen – which had never even been shown to be the cause of the one soldier’s death in the first place, let alone a global threat.

The result of this bad judgment and egregious departure from established scientific protocol is too well known: 565 of the newly vaccinated people became paralyzed from a nerve disorder called Guillain Barre syndrome, 25 of whom died. So the swine flu vaccine program was halted in just 10 weeks, after over 50 million people had received it. Their stated  goal had been to vaccinate the entire population. No one but that one soldier ever died, and there was no epidemic of swine flu, even though the media at the time estimated that up to 60 million Americans could become infected unless they vaccinated, 1 million of whom would die. [6]

Let us note well: after the money was spent, the threat disappeared.

Not one other case was ever reported.

Eventually the government paid out almost $400 million in claims. [3]

To recap, the enormous swine flu vaccine program of 1976 – the worst vaccine disaster in US history – was set into motion before swine flu had ever been validated as a serious disease for humans, let alone proven capable of causing an epidemic.

UP TO SPEED: APRIL 2009

The next mention of swine flu was not until 30 years later, in April 2009.   It began with conflicting reports of several hundred Mexicans ‘infected’ with swine flu, 150 of whom are ‘believed to have’ died from it.

Even in the first 4 days, the word pandemic was present in all media stories.  How was such an inference possible?

In the next few weeks we began to see reports each day of more and more people in the US having come down with the illness, supposedly 70 cases at first, then dozens more. And then the first US death, the teacher who died as if on cue – with her unspecified “underlying chronic health conditions.” [24]

At that point, the game was afoot.

From these slim initial allegations, endless unsubstantiated inferences and predictions were immediately spun:

* A global pandemic is in the offing
* Thousands of Mexicans will die first
* Americans are now dying
* A vaccine is in the wings, which may just save us all
* Tamiflu is batting cleanup

With a set-up like that, there could be no stopping such political momentum.

WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE NEW SWINE FLU?

There is precious little reliable information available to us about swine flu. The first and most important question that must be addressed has to do with the newly reported numbers. Thousands of people get the flu each day and recover from it, and some people who are already sick may die from it.  Of the 80,000 people who die every year in the US of hospital infections that are completely resistant to all known antibiotics, a large percentage of these are flu deaths.

But suddenly in April 2009 we have media alleging that a novel flu virus causing a brand new disease is afoot.  In order to substantiate such a claim – that this new group of stricken people had anything in common, it is necessary to know: were the patients cultured for the new disease?

And secondly, cultured for what?

Here is the first jumping off point – the departure from scientific method:  within just one week of the ‘outbreak’ the media had begun its daily tally sheet of numbers infected and numbers dead, which established the scorecard pattern we’re so familiar with in tracking any disaster. Again, at that point what were they counting?  There was no screening test for the disease.

How could there be?  No specific pathogen has been identified. Without a specific pathogen, there is no new disease – no pandemic.  Until a pathogen is identified, there are

* No culture protocols,
* no titer amounts,
* no incubation periods set

and what is most important, no specific pathogen has been identified. Without a specific pathogen, there is no epidemic.

ENTER H1N1

For the first 2 months, H1N1 was not even mentioned. The cases were just called swine flu – some weird new strain of pig virus.  Remember?  It was only when the bacon industry began to complain to Obama in late May 2009, that the H1N1 characterization was introduced.

Without a screening test,  cases were being diagnosed by symptoms only. This is precisely what happened with the nonexistent Avian flu of 4 years ago. [5] If we’re diagnosing by symptoms only, then any case of any flu can be counted. And that’s exactly what has been happening here all along with swine flu.  Artificial re-categorization of some ordinary flu cases.

No media piece has ever mentioned this most fundamental oversight.

Did anyone think it curious that the first cases of swine flu were coming from Third World areas where even basic medical services are often lacking, let alone a sophisticated screening test for a brand new disease, a procedure which would take months to create, even in the most modern of clinical settings?

So once again we ask, without a screening procedure, exactly what were they counting, in Mexico, in Texas, wherever? And just what distinguishes these new cases that were being hourly hawked by every single media service in the known world, what set these cases apart from ordinary flu cases?

The other question no one was asking: what was the incidence of regular flu in these Mexican towns the same time last year?  How about last month?   Why cannot the entire swine flu epidemic can be explained merely as artificial categorization of ordinary flu cases?

H1N1 – A CATEGORY OF VIRUSES

Let’s start at the beginning. In classical pathology, influenza is a disease that is associated with a type of viruses known as orthomyxoviruses. Within this group we have

Influenza A

Influenza B

and Influenza C viruses.

What separates viruses into these 3 groups is the type of antigen present in the virus. [7]

Now, within the Influenza A category there is a smaller grouping called the H1N1 viruses. According to the FDA, there are over 700 strains of H1N1.  The CDC claims it has tested over 50 different strains of H1N1. [9]

Let’s just stop there. According to classical pathology, for an infectious disease to be identified and characterized, it must be proven to be caused by a specific single pathogen.

Now in the recent 2009 outbreak, they soon realized that they shot themselves in the foot by calling it swine flu in the first week. Since there was no epidemic in 1976, and since obviously no pathogen was ever correctly identified, in light of the ensuing vaccine debacle, it’s quite clear that swine flu never existed.

So where does that leave us today?  To suddenly switch names and start calling the new disease H1N1 flu is also meaningless, for 2 reasons

– the original Mexican cases, nor any of the thousands of cases in the first two months, were not cultured at all

– there are over 700 strains of H1N1

So what are we left with?  What is a reasonable hypothesis explaining what all these people were coming down with and dying from? Simple: the flu.  Regular flu.  There is no proof otherwise of any novel pathogen, H1N1 or whatever, introducing any new disease. It’s all allegation, conjecture, and ultimately marketing. The new cases have nothing in common except diagnosis – and that’s being done by symptoms, not by testing.

These facts make transparent the ludicrous CDC statement of 3 Oct 09 in which they printed the absolutely unknowable, radically insupportable, market-driven pronouncement that “a total of 99% of circulating influenza viruses in the United States were 2009 H1N1 influenza.” [!]    [www.cdc.gov]

THE ELUSIVE SCREENING TEST

By the end of May 2009 the CDC finally claimed they had a test for swine flu, which was described both on the CDC website, as well as by calling them on the phone. The criterion for a positive diagnosis for swine flu was simple:  a positive test for Influenza A. That’s it.  Any type of Influenza A, out of hundreds and hundreds of strains. The current screening test does not even require the patient to be positive for  H1N1, of which there are only 700 strains.  After July 2009  anyone testing positive for any Influenza A is being enumerated as having swine flu. [cdc.gov (quote)]

Any time we have an unverifiable claim for a purportedly new disease, the logical sequela is the marketing of vaccines and drugs. Since early spring, organized media has mounted an unrelenting, concerted effort to prepare people for the importance of getting the next flu shots in the Fall of 2009. Indeed, on 20 May 09, Associated Press actually admitted as much: there would be a combo vax by the end of the year that would be good for

* Swine flu
* Avian flu
* Regular flu.

A hollow prediction, considering that two of the three vaccines didn’t even exist, and also that the flu vaccine we have been using for the last 5 years has had absolutely no effect on the numbers of people who are getting the flu or dying from flu in this country. (www.cdc.gov)

THE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECT – AUGUST 2009

Fueled by the global vaccine industry and its mouthpieces at the WHO and the CDC, what happened next was an unprecedented incursion into the field of mass propaganda techniques described in our chapter The Doors of Perception. [26]

In August of 2009, the CDC held public meetings in 10 trials states in which they paid attendees $50 apiece to sit through the full day presentation. The full name of the meeting was

The Public Engagement Project for the Novel H1N1 Influenza Vaccination Program

This program marked the introduction of that new phrase: Novel H1N1.   This title tries to suggest that all the thousands of cases of swine flu which had occurred since the start of the “outbreak” had all been caused by a particular brand new strain of H1N1 virus, cultured in all cases, and proven to be the cause of the new global epidemic.

This is a flagrant misrepresentation of scientific reality:  there was no concurrent announcement of this grand discovery in any scientific venue. The first anyone ever heard about a supposed novel H1N1 virus was through a series of public meetings, presented by professional lecturers from CDC.  This single event more than anything else showed who was behind the orchestration of the 2009 swine flu epidemic:  not scientists, but professional public relations people,  specialists in media saturation.

Attendees at the meeting reported hearing a very slick and carefully scripted account of the new disease, no longer called swine flu, but now the correct name is to be the Novel H1N1 Influenza, a preposterously presumptuous monicker. Throughout the entire day, the term vaccination was never mentioned; the new term is now to be “protection.” Classic Edward L Bernays doctrine, straight out of the NIH think tanks by the Potomac. [25]

HIGH RISK GROUPS

Even though the entire population is the eventual goal of the Fall 2009 vaccination program, pregnant women and young healthy children are to be the preferred targets, as those at highest risk of the new disease.  Reasoning?  None, no clinical trials, no new tests comparing demographics.  CDC just made a pronouncement one day that these were the high risk groups and has never looked back, or found the need to validate the claim.

Attendees at the Program reported that the moderators were not trying to create a panic in the sensational fashion that the media is prone to. In fact the idea of mandatory vaccination was clearly downplayed. In addition, the moderators admitted that the majority of cases of the new flu were mild and uncomplicated. Which is actually true, since the vast majority of these cases were probably nothing more than regular flu, which is generally mild and self limiting.

But other areas were stretched the imagination far beyond the confines of physical reality.

One of these was the nonsensical recommendation that the new HIN1 vaccines should be given to people who had already recovered from, or presently had the swine flu!  This recommendation was clearly made by the presenters, according to first-hand reports from attendees.  Such a claim was unprecedented and oversteps all accepted limitations of mainstream immunological science, and even common sense.  No scientist since the time of Jenner has ever been foolish enough to claim curative value for vaccines.  Once someone has any disease, no vaccine can cure them.  How in the world could getting more of the same pathogen that supposedly caused a disease now cure it?  Traditional immunological science has always maintained that the best that vaccines can possibly have is a prophylactic effect: to create some kind of immune memory that will supposedly protect the patient in the event of being exposed again in the future to the actual infectious agent.

With this new claim, the CDC have trodden far afield of legitimate science and lost all credibility in doing so, intruding on the realm of superstition and insupportable self-promotion.

SAME OLD GERM THEORY

Until we do a little reading and finally come to grips with the unreliability of the Germ Theory as a tenable scientific premise for disease processes, we will continue to be misled by whatever new media-conceived threats  are served up for mass consumption. Germs don’t cause disease. Sick people with chronically toxic internal milieu provide hospitable environments for disease processes to gain a foothold, some of which culturing situations may then involve propagation of pathogenic microbes, true.

But that’s a far cry from the simplistic, reductionist popular version that we were perfectly healthy until this pig virus came along out of nowhere and made us sick by taking over our normal immune systems, and killed us. That just doesn’t happen.

What happened to SARS? Where is it? What happened to anthrax, smallpox, Avian flu, mad cow— they’re gone. And they won’t be back. They served their purpose – terrorize and distract – spend billions for new research, new pharmaceuticals, unproven and ultimately unnecessary. Afterwards the threats always vanish, like the dew off the new grass in the morning sun — gone. Why would swine flu be an different?

It’s already happening — by late summer, then autumn  2009, where is the pandemic? Where are the new cases of a new disease, worldwide?

With SARS we had coronavirus. With Avian flu we had H5N1 virus. Now with swine flu we have H1N1 virus. With respect to the indefensibility of germs as the cause of SARS and Avian flu, recall how both these threats, despite months of apocalyptic media predictions did not ever devastate their way through the American population.  What happened to those pandemics?   They disappeared before the vaccines were even created. [chapters at www.thedoctorwithin.com]

THE TWO MARKET SOLUTIONS: VACCINES AND DRUGS

In the same pattern as SARS, Avian flu, and smallpox, the current media hysteria hyping swine flu has two very obvious goals: selling vaccines and drugs. All exaggeration, misdirection, hyperbole, inaccuracy, inflammatory rhetoric, dire predictions seen in today’s communications are representing that the current biological threat can only be defended against by the mass administration of vaccines and drugs.

First, vaccines.

For any new vaccine to be formulated, tested as safe and effective, and approved would take at least a year, usually more. So the immediate references to vaccines as our only salvation, within the first week of the new ‘crisis’ would indicate that the FDA is considering using the old swine flu vaccines, that have been stockpiled since the mid 70s. Maybe they’ll tweak them a little for re-packaging as new and improved, but stockpiled vaccines are never discarded.  By June, The New York Times was talking about a vaccine ‘within a month.’   The only possibility of a solution that quick would be to re-deploy the stockpiled swine flu vaccine from the worst vaccine disaster in US history in 1976, as detailed above. Given the virulence and toxicity of that concoction makes one wonder how even the US media could make that turkey fly.

The likelihood of re-using old vaccine stockpiles is not without precedent. CDC tried the same tack in 2001 with the post 9/11 smallpox vaccine hoax. Aventis Pasteur trotted out old smallpox vaccine stockpiles that had been on the shelves since 1971 and prepared to re-deploy them into the population to protect Americans from the never-to-materialize post- 9/11 smallpox threat. [Washington Post 27 Mar 02].  The FDA approved them! We might recall that the program was cancelled as soon as the money was spent, and mercifully we were spared those vaccines. [Sanctity of Human Blood 13th ed. 2009]

It’s a preposterous claim to even be suggesting we could come up with a vaccine for mass administration in such a short period of time as a month. Precipitous action driven by politics instead of science is exactly what led to the 1976 disaster. Are we willing to reprise that catastrophe?

One other option might be to try and modify a current flu vaccine and claim that it would be effective for the current epidemic.  But this type of marketing would face the challenge of disguising how ineffective yearly flu shots have always been.  In the past 20 years, flu shots have had no effect either on the numbers of people getting the flu, nor on the number of people supposedly dying from influenza. [4] On the CDC website, during the past decade the magic figure of 36,000 deaths annually from influenza in the US has never changed. [8]

THE EVANESCENT THREAT OF SWINE FLU

There are literally hundreds of strains of influenza virus present at any given time across the US. These viruses have the ability to mutate very quickly:   during any given season, the flu virus mutates several times, not only in any given locale, but within any given individual.  This simple fact explains why the flu vaccine has never been effective at reducing either deaths or incidence of influenza in this country during the past 20 years,  since everyone gets the same vaccine in any flu season.

But here with swine flu, they’re referring presumably to a version of the 1976 virus which had supposedly crossed the species barrier from pigs to humans and killed the one soldier.

That single incident then occasioned a sequence of political events mandating the premature release of a dangerous and untested vaccine that killed 21 people and paralyzed another 565.  But the primary issue in all this that no ever mentions is that after the vaccine was cancelled, the disease disappeared. The imaginary epidemic never happened.

In the 13th edition of The Sanctity of Human Blood this phenomenon is called
THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING THREAT It has happened the same way every time, with anthrax, SARS, smallpox, and avian flu:

* A disease is named
* Media panic predicts a global threat
* The disease is loosely correlated with a microbe
* With insufficient testing, a vaccine and drug are ordered and deployed, costing billions
* Soon after, the threat disappears and is never heard from again

There is no reason to expect that swine flu would escape this pattern.  It has qualified in each of these requisite stages.  Following precisely the recipe for such a successful working model in the field of immunological emergencies, the swine flu program is virtually certain to live outs its predictably finite shelf life as a global issue.

TAMIFLU: THE MYTH OF THE ANTIVIRALS

In the chapter on Avian Flu at www.thedoctorwithin.com [5] we looked closely at the ‘antiviral’ drug Tamiflu, which was marketed as a cure for the nonexistent Avian flu furor of 2005.

It will save time to review some of those ideas, since the selfsame promotional techniques are in play today.

In 1996 two drug giants – Hoffman LaRoche and Gilead Sciences – made an agreement. Gilead had invented a new type of flu drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors, which included Tamiflu. [10]

The deal was that LaRoche could research and market the drug worldwide, and Gilead would be paid residuals.

From 1997 until the time he was sworn in as Secretary of Defense in 2001, the Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences was Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld continues to receive stock and benefits from Gilead, and is a major shareholder. [11]

The financial future of Gilead, with sales of Tamiflu?  Best estimates were between $1 – 1.8 billion. And that’s just for the US market. [12, 13]  Such a figure was to double Gilead’s total income for 2004. Just for one drug.

Taking the global market into consideration, sales revenue from Tamiflu was described as virtually “unlimited.” [13]

In the Avian flu commotion of 2005, the US Senate approved $3.9 billion for Tamiflu purchase with virtually no discussion. [13]

From a concurrent WHO FAQ sheet: “At present manufacturing capacity, which has recently quadrupled, it will take a decade to produce enough oseltamivir to treat 20% of the world’s population.” [14]

Oseltamivir – that’s Tamiflu.

Who would benefit from the threat of pandemic?

ALEXANDER FLEMING: VOICE FROM THE GRAVE

Drugs that kill viruses have been the Holy Grail of modern medicine ever since Fleming’s invention of penicillin in the mid 1940s. Penicillin initially saved so many lives because for the first time we had a drug that could kill a broad spectrum of bacteria in the human body. But for all these years since, they could never pull the virus rabbit out of the same hat. No matter what the scientists in PR name their drugs, there have never been drugs that take care of viruses the way antibiotics originally could kill bacteria. [15]

And that’s always been the problem with colds and flu. Most of them are viral, as everyone knows. Antibiotics don’t work with flu.  The individuals who take antibiotics every time they get the flu,  are building the body’s resistance to antibiotics. So if those people ever have a life-threatening infection, antibiotics won’t work well. Fleming warned us that epidemic antibiotics resistance would be the result of irresponsible cavalier overprescription.  But we didn’t listen – the rise of the Superbugs.

Which explains why 80,000 people die every year in the US of infections that are completely resistant to all known antibiotics, according to CDC.  Now there is a true epidemic, that is virtually never mentioned in media.

So is there really such a thing as a drug that kills viruses? Can Tamiflu really do what they claim it does?

PROBLEMS WITH TAMIFLU

Tamiflu was approved by the FDA on 20 Nov 2000. [16] The manufacturer made extravagant claims about its effectiveness from the outset:

“The results of several clinical studies show that Tamiflu is up to 92% effective in preventing influenza illness in adolescents, adults and the elderly when taken once daily.” [16]

Gilead also claimed that Tamiflu

“is the first antiviral pill, effective against all common strains of flu, that can safely protect people who are in close contact with someone who has the flu.”

No actual studies are cited by the manufacturer proving either of these claims.

SCIENCE VS PROMO

As the case with all pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies, and government regulating agencies, Gilead has two departments: the R&D department and the public relations department. The two departments operate separately from each other, with no crossover fact-checking system in place for consistency.

Much of what appears on their website about Tamiflu as well as what they claim it can do is the work of Gilead’s marketing department. To find out what the actual scientists say about Gilead’s Tamiflu, we have to look at the Physician’s Desk Reference, the technical manual of the drug industry. It can be found in the reference section of any library, and is the bane of most medical practitioners, as well as journalists. Few cite it, probably because they never read it.

From that resource we find a little different story.  We find that the claimed action of Tamiflu is that it is assumed to prevent flu viruses from collecting on cells by specifically inhibiting a certain enzyme that helps viruses to bind to cells. The enzyme is called a neuraminidase. [27]

The first problem is that the scientists never knew for certain if that was the true action of the drug, and always refer to it as the “proposed” mechanism of activity. But more pertinently, the scientists state that even though this seems to be how the drug works in culture,

“the relationship between the activity in a culture and the inhibition of influenza    virus replications in humans has not been established.” (p PDR 2927)

In other words the scientists who formulated Tamiflu are stating that they don’t know whether or not it even works in humans! And this is the drug that all of American media is lauding to the skies as the savior that must be stockpiled against the coming plague of swine flu, the only hope for the survival of our species.

NO DRUG CAN MUTATE

Even if Tamiflu could inhibit virus proliferation in humans, it wouldn’t work for very long in our entire population. Why not?  Mutation.  Influenza viruses are one of the fastest mutating of all known human viruses, mutating several times in one flu season, not just in a given locale, but even within the same person.  At any one time across the country there are literally hundreds of strains of influenza in people.  And this is precisely why flu shots have never worked and have had virtually no effect on the incidence of flu in this country, ever. ( [6] p 89)

Furthermore, the scientists readily admit that

“Insufficient information is available to fully characterize the risk of emergence of Tamiflu resistance in clinical use.” [27]

Resistance means tolerance, or the ability of viruses to mutate so as to be unaffected by the drug.  We see this same phenomenon every year with the creation of many new infections of which 80,000 people die, because the organisms become completely resistant to all known antibiotics.  This is the result predicted by Alexander Fleming. [2]

His accuracy at predicting the future owed to his profound knowledge of the life interrelations which his new discovery had the power to influence.

TAMIFLU NO GOOD AFTER 2 DAYS

Always omitted in media, another shocking limitation of Tamiflu is the short window of opportunity for its claimed effectiveness. Again from the 2005 PDR:

“Tamiflu is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated influenza infection in   patients 1 year and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 2 days.” [27]

For no more than 2 days. In other words, the manufacturers are saying Tamiflu doesn’t work if the patient has had the flu for more than 2 days.  No FDA or CDC officials ever seem to mention that scientific fact.

Reading on in the PDR selection, the manufacturer is not claiming that Tamiflu can help any patients who were already sick when they got the flu. (p 2928) They further state that they don’t know if multiple courses of Tamiflu are safe, because they never tested for more than one course.

NO TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANCY

The manufacturers then state they cannot guarantee safety for the fetus if a pregnant woman takes Tamiflu. [27] Therefore they don’t recommend Tamiflu for pregnancy.

So why in 2009 is the CDC on their own website ignoring this original limitation warned by the scientists who developed Tamiflu :

2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu: What You Should Know About Flu Antiviral Drugs

October 8, 2009, http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/antivirals/geninfo.htm

“Can pregnant women take antiviral drugs?

Yes. At this time, there are no studies suggesting harm to a pregnant woman or her unborn baby if she takes antiviral medicine.  The flu can cause severe illness and even death in pregnant women. Taking antiviral medicine can help prevent these complications. At this time, Tamiflu® is the best medicine to treat pregnant women who have 2009 H1N1 flu.”

Of course there are no studies suggesting harm from Tamiflu.  Pregnant women were never tested with Tamiflu, either in 2000, 2005 or in 2009.

Here is a sterling example of standard drug recommendation right here:  in modern medicine, “no studies suggesting harm” now takes the place of  “we have thoroughly tested Tamiflu in pregnant women and found it to be safe.”  It is hoped the reader can discern the inequality of the two statements.

SIDE EFFECTS OF TAMIFLU

Here’s what the  Physicians Desk Reference lists:

rash
swelling of face
epidermal necrolysis
hepatitis
cardiac arrhythmia
aggravation of diabetes
seizures ([27] p 2929)

Are those risks we should be willing to take for a drug that has never been proven to work in humans?

TAMIFLU: NOTHING NEW

Again, Tamiflu has been around since 2000. The above facts from the most current science known about Tamiflu shows the absence of progress that has been made with this drug after 9 years.  Tamiflu had no effect on any flu incidence during the past 9 years, neither with regular flu, avian flu, swine flu, or any other.  There is no evidence at all, let alone any conclusive evidence,  that it is now suddenly being glorified as the Magic Bullet for the “2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.”

Back in 2008 the CDC had tested more than 50 strains of H1N1 and found that 98% of them are resistant to Tamiflu! [9]

COST OF VACCINES FOR SMALLPOX, SARS AND AVIAN FLU?

The Bush administration has funded a Swiss drug company, Sanofi Pasteur, $100 million to develop a vaccine for Avian flu. [18]

Bush made it clear that there was plenty more where that $100 mil came from when he announced that $7.1 billion was being allocated to combat avian flu with drugs and vaccines. [20]

Director of HHS, Mike Leavitt, parroted his predecessor Tommy Thompson almost verbatim when he said:

“we need to have the capacity to produce 300 million courses of a vaccine for any strain of a pandemic flu.” [20] 1 Nov 05

Those were Tommy Thompson’s same words exactly three years before, but he was talking about smallpox vaccine for the pandemic du jour. And after 2 years of hysteria and $3 billion we all know what happened to that program. [21] [22] It was scrapped before the vaccine manufacturers even met their production quotas. We’ll never hear about smallpox again.

With SARS, it was slightly more money: $40 billion, with 800 deaths alleged worldwide. [20] Just like today, almost all the deaths were diagnosed by symptoms only. No lab tests.

With the new swine flu Obama fell right in line with his predecessors, letting everyone know that he would not be counted as a laggard in the game of political immunology: in the first week he was pledging $1.5 billion for a disease that had not yet been proven to exist.

Who stands to benefit from any faux epidemic?

* media selling hysteria
* research funding
* pharmaceutical /security/law enforcement
* new vaccines

THE DISAPPEARING THREAT OF SWINE FLU

There are literally hundreds of strains of influenza virus present at any given time across the US. These viruses have the ability to mutate very quickly, which explains why the flu vaccine has never been effective, since everyone gets the same vaccine. But here with swine flu, they’re referring presumably to a version of the 1976 virus which had supposedly crossed the species barrier from pigs to humans and killed the one soldier.

That single incident then occasioned a sequence of political events mandating the release of a dangerous and untested vaccine that killed 21 people and paralyzed another 565. But the primary issue in all this that no ever mentions is that after the vaccine was cancelled, the disease disappeared. The imaginary epidemic never happened.

In the 13th edition of The Sanctity of Human Blood we refer to this phenomenon as The Case of the Disappearing Threat. It happened the same way every time, with anthrax, SARS, smallpox, and avian flu:

* A disease is named
* Mass hysteria is created: global threat
* The disease is loosely correlated with a microbe
* With insufficient testing, a vaccine and drug are ordered, costing billion$
* Soon after, the threat disappears and is never heard from again

That’s exactly what will happen with swine flu. It’s a tried and true pattern perfected by the dictates of

POLITICAL IMMUNOLOGY

Before we get completely sick of swine flu media bytes, and automatically switch off any channel talking about it, we should notice the political pattern occasioned by an event this compelling. Look at the omniscient and confident way each government official speaks about this unproven new disease they know nothing about. Each government office who doesn’t come out and support the daily version of the Prevailing Myth fears that they may be accused of not doing its job.  So no one has the wherewithal to state the obvious: we really don’t know what’s causing the phenomenon, and we don’t have the situation under control and it’s unlikely that Tamiflu and a new swine flu vaccine will solve the problem, given their lack of success in the past, on every single occasion. So it’s just about TV theatre: all form, no substance.  And each official will repeat the same bland platitudes with the same conviction, and billions will be spent and soon the ‘epidemic’ will fade without most people knowing it was never here at all.

SO WHAT’S THE SOLUTION?

With no swine flu and no epidemic, the solution is stop watching the nonsense coming out of your TV, stop reading internet stories and stop reading newspaper and magazine articles about swine flu. Be assured it will be over just as soon as all the money for the vaccine and the antiviral drugs gets spent. Live your life; with all the real problems we have today, we don’t need any imaginary ones.

Swine flu or H1N1 or whatever they decide to call it next week will soon be fading off into the boneyard of plague hysteria memorabilia, along with smallpox, anthrax, SARS and Avian flu. The sales team did a phenomenal job, getting maximum mileage out of the ol’ global pandemic spectre by applying the term to regular flu. We must applaud genius, and learn to recognize it. This certainly won’t be the last faux pandemic – there’s an inexhaustible supply.

We can learn from this experience how difficult it is to get verifiable information about important health issues. The irresponsible media has proven once again beyond a doubt whose agenda they represent. Vaccines are a serious decision for everyone. To get sound information from scientific sources not dependent on drug companies requires some amount of diligence. The new 13th ed. of the vaccine book [4] offers many such resources.  Reading referenced material is the only way we can make a truly informed decision on such an important issue as what medicines and drugs we will allow into the bloodstream of our children.

The vaccine industry seems to be trying to imitate the music industry these days. Within our devolving species, as people’s brains become more and more saturated with hydrogenateds, they become easier to fool. Today any loud noise is music, in media any loud story is true, and with vaccines, any vaccine is scientific and effective. Doesn’t matter that it’s impossible to create immunity with a vaccine that is choosing 2 or 3 strains from hundreds, and pretending to confer specific immunity. Doesn’t matter that the disease the vaccine is for has never been shown to actually exist. The media says it exists and that the vaccine will work — that’s as discriminating as the American public gets. They’ve lost the ability for abstract thought, rational discourse, and they don’t read.

At the end of the new vaccine text, 13th ed., there’s a section titled Social Darwinism. Here’s the idea: if it really is true that all today’s vaccines are collectively immunosuppressive, then the children with the greatest chance of longterm survival and replication will be the unvaccinated. The others are more likely to be selected out:

“The human species is subject to the same laws of natural selection as all other life on the earth. Those with the weakest immune systems drop out. The immuno-suppressive effect of the immense viral load being continually forced onto the young through vaccines over long periods of time will cause their line to have the least chance of survival. It will dilute the DNA of their progeny forever. In the US during the past 50 years, where the vaccine load has been increased by more than 2500%, look at what is already clearly observable in the health and intelligence of our children during that time. Play that pattern forward another 50 years, 100, 200.

“Nature will always take its course. …The uneducated, and the militantly uneducated will always, always vaccinate their children. And thereby over time may be selected out of the species. It’s neither good nor bad: just simple genetics.

“Apocalyptically speaking, this may well be the best we can hope for by way of a silver lining, in the dark and murky world of vaccines we have conjured up today.” [4]

CLICK HERE to buy Dr. O’Shea’s current vaccine textbook, The Sanctity of Human Blood, 13th Edition.

UPDATE: Listen to the swine flu vaccination radio interview on Audio CD.

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References

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2. Kugler, S (AP) Officials say US deaths expected from swine flu 28 Apr 09

3. Turner, J Esq lecture Protect Medical Freedom conference Washington DC 20 Jun 01

4. O’Shea T The sanctity of human blood: vaccination is not immunization 13th ed.

5. O’Shea T Avian flu the pandemic that can never be www.thedoctorwithin.com

6. Roan, S Swine flu debacle is recalled Los Angeles Times 27 Apr 09

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11. Wetherell, D Center for Public Integrity: The Bush 100 Center Releases Report on Bush’s Top Appointees 14 Jan 02 http://www.publicintegrity.org/projects/

12. Armitage, T US talks on Roche flu drug deal continue Boston Globe September 19, 2005

13. Smith, A Roche: Tamiflu stays in-house Swiss drug giant vows to increase production by 8-10 times for bird flu anti-viral. CNN October 12, 2005

14. WHO FAQ sheet What is avian influenza? www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/avian_faqs/

15. The post antibiotic age www.thedoctorwithin.com

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17. Tamiflu Physicians Desk Reference 2005 Medical Economics p 2927 ff.

18. Kaufman, M Swiss Firm May Cede Bird Flu Drug Rights Washington Post October 19, 2005

19. NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine NIH News 23 Mar 2005

20. Branigin, W Bush Outlines $7.1B Flu Preparations Washington Post November 1, 2005

21. Smallpox: bringing a dead disease back to life 2004 www.thedoctorwithin.com

22. Manning, A Smallpox vaccination ceased USA Today 15 Oct 03

23. Interview with Andrew Moulden MD PhD 29 Apr 09

24. Sherman, C First swine flu death of US resident – Huffington Post 5 May 2009.

25. O’Shea T The doors of perception www.thedoctorwithin.com

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