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WHO Gambled Away Public Confidence By Injecting The Swine Flu Scare Story With Added Fear

by | 29th, March 2010

SWINE Flu update: How ironic it is that The Guardian , of all newspapers, should be picking up on the “flu pandemic” scare which afflicted the nation last year.

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We touched on this in late January but now this newspaper is reporting the findings of a draft report to the Council of Europe. It asserts that the World Health Organisation and other public health bodies have gambled away public confidence by overstating the dangers.

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Says Labour MP Paul Flynn, vice chair of the council’s health committee, the loss of credibility could endanger lives.
As to the report, it declares that:

This decline in confidence could be risky in the future. When the next pandemic arises many persons may not give full credibility to recommendations put forward by WHO and other bodies. They may refuse to be vaccinated and may put their own health and lives at risk.”

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As we now know, the discrepancy between the estimate of the numbers of people who would die from flu and the reality was dramatic. In the United Kingdom, the Department of Health initially announced that around 65,000 deaths were to be expected.

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By the start of 2010, this estimate was downgraded to only 1,000 fatalities. By January 2010, fewer than 5,000 persons had been registered as having caught the disease and about 360 deaths had been noted.

It cannot be stated often enough, or with sufficient emphasis, that we have been there before. This is exactly a parallel with the salmonella and BSE scares the latter with the 500,000 deaths a year forecast, with senior medical officers and “scientists” solemnly pronouncing that we were all in mortal peril.

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And, of course, the media lapped

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