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update 24 Feb 2914 Todays JAMA on-line- first prerelease article about the current resurgence of Critically Ill Patients With Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Virus Infection in 2014 laments its high deathrate from acute respiratory and multiorgan failure adults in young adults, and its guarded response to antiviral designer drugs like Tamiflu. But it fails to mention vitamins and minerals, although these have dramatic benefit in both preventing infections, and treating flu, AIDS and TB.
Flu season: Vitamin D versus H1N1 Flu , Hormones Matter and Vit C cures H1N1 highlight the safety and efficacy of vigorous vitamin D & C repletion, never mind when combined with other antimicrobial supplements like the other vitamins, and the minerals selenium, zinc, iron, iodine, and antimicrobial plant extracts like sutherlandia and galega officinalis etc.
Guess which Big Pharma is the biggest manufacturer of vitamins in the world? Roche. and guess which company makes Tamiflu? Roche– which refused to release the data from all of its trials, the adverse effects far exceeding its benefits.
But nutritional supplements are not patentable, so they are studiously ignored by the Disease Industry for whom only profit matters.
More about the lethal effect of deriding and suppressing good remedies under the-2014-virus-season-dawns-avoiding-the-semmelweis-reflex-natural-antibiotics-vitamins-c-d3-avoiding-vitamin-denialism – The Semmelweis Reflex.
update 16 Feb 2014: it’s taken 5 years, but at last the fraud of Big Pharma and the Regulators, Governments they support is being exposed in more depth:
the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009- set up by the Vaccine Industry paying vast bribes to world Regulators and Governments- to promote the useless if not risky flu vaccine and Tamiflu drugs, is being confirmed and investigated, as reported by www.NaturalNews.com email newsletter: Even the science journals are now investigating the total scam of the WHO’s flu pandemic fear mongering. Here’s what you need to know: http://www.naturalnews.com/043932_Big_Pharma_World_Health_Organization_flu_scam.html
and the wider Multiple Vaccine MMR fraud affecting especially infants and children (the gastroenteropathy- Autism link), that has been centre stage for 15 years, is analysed in detail by Dr Andrew Wakefield in his new book Callous Disregard.
Update 15 January 2010: current commentaries: Mary firstname.lastname@example.org is quoted as writing:
INQUIRIES GET UNDERWAY INTO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Governments heeded warnings from the United Nations that there would be millions of deaths unless nations promptly proceeded with the controversial vaccination plan promoted by the UN’s entity for health matters, the WHO. With billions of dollars of unneeded inventory now going to waste, government leaders turned angry and started to demand hard answers.
Articles in the European press have repeatedly called into question the myriad ties between vaccine manufacturers and decision makers in the WHO.
The French opposition Socialist Party described that country’s national campaign as an “extravagant fiasco” and demanded a parliamentary investigation.
In early January 2010, the Council of Europe member states announced they are launching an inquiry into the influence of the pharmaceutical companies on the global swine flu campaign, focusing especially on extent of the drug industry’s influence on WHO. The text of the resolution says, in part, “In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards, to alarm governments worldwide and make them squander tight health resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly expose millions of healthy people to the risk of an unknown amount of side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines. The ‘bird-flu’-campaign (2005/06) combined with the ‘swine-flu’-campaign seem to have caused a great deal of damage not only to some vaccinated patients and to public health-budgets, but to the credibility and accountability of important international health-agencies.”
The WHO’s “false pandemic” flu campaign is “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century,” according to Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. “The definition of an alarming pandemic must not be under the influence of drug-sellers,” he adds.
Wodarg, a doctor and former SPD member of the German Bundestag, says that the “false pandemic” campaign began last May in Mexico City, when a hundred or so “normal” reported influenza cases were declared to be the beginning of a threatening new pandemic, although there was little scientific evidence for this. Nevertheless the WHO, “in cooperation with some big pharmaceutical companies and their scientists, re-defined pandemics,” removing the statement that “an enormous amount of people have contracted the illness or died” from its existing definition and replacing it by stating simply that there has to be a virus, spreading beyond borders and to which people have no immunity.
These new standards forced politicians in most states to react immediately and sign marketing commitments for additional and new vaccines against swine flu, through “sealed contracts” under which orders are secured in advance and governments take almost all 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,” says Dr. Wodarg.
The Japanese health ministry announced it is launching an inquiry into deaths and side effects from the vaccine. Japan recorded 104 deaths, roughly 80 percent of whom are people aged 70 or older who had chronic diseases or disorders. Additionally, some 1,900 cases of side effects had been reported from medical institutions.
In the U.S., President Obama had decreed the H1N1 pandemic a national emergency, prompting some analysts to warn about increased governmental powers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had issued a “formal declaration of a Public Health Emergency” in April of 2009, even though there had only been 20 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus.
To date, the U.S. has not followed in the footsteps of the Council of Europe.
William Campbell Douglass II, M.D. writes:
How Big Pharma profits off fear With Big Pharma raking in billions off swine flu fears, the last thing they need is a government handout.
Yet Uncle Sam is busy playing Daddy Warbucks with YOUR lunch money, helping Swiss drugmaker Novartis open a new vaccine plant in North Carolina. You’ve generously contributed around $700 million to help Novartis build their shiny new drug factory — $220 million three years ago, and $486 million this year.
And I’ll bet you didn’t even get a thank-you card.
In return for this bad investment in a foreign company, the U.S. government gets the right to PURCHASE vaccine for 17 years. Not only that, but these vaccines will be created using a new and unproven biotech method that relies on dog kidneys instead of chicken eggs.
In other words, this plan really is a dog.
I’m a doctor, not an economist. But if this is someone’s idea of stimulus, you do the math: The plant now employs 191 people making an average of $50,000 per year. At that rate, it would take around 75 years for the government money put into this joint to make its way back into our own economy.
Slice off a few years if you believe them when they say they’ll ultimately employ 350 people when the plant is fully operational in 2013 — in any case, it’ll be decades before Americans ever see that cash again.
But don’t worry — I’m sure somewhere, a poor Swiss ski resort is hosting a group of free-spending Novartis executives.
Maybe they’ll be joined by their yodeling friends at the World Health Organization. A report at World Net Daily says at least three of the WHO’s top flu “experts” have financial ties to vaccine makers.
That sure explains a lot.
Meanwhile, anyone who doubts that money is the real driving force behind swine flu fears only needs to check out Business Week magazine.
A recent headline there tells whole story by itself: “How Big Pharma Profits from Swine Flu.”
Careful there, Business Week. That kind of thinking would have gotten you branded a radical conspiracy theorist just a few months ago!
Just check out these big paydays off swine flu vaccine sales:
• $1.7 billion for GlaxoSmithKline
• $700 million for Novartis
• $500 million for Sanofi-Aventis
Those figures are for the fourth quarter of 2009 alone — analysts expect them to grab similar piles of cash for the first quarter of 2010 as everyone from President Obama to Santa Claus push these needless vaccines on you and your children.
Business Week also notes that vaccine sales are booming just in time: Patents on prescription drugs worth a combined $135 billion in annual sales are about to expire… with no new meds ready to replace them.
And that means you can expect another phony swine flu scare any moment now.
Never feeding the flu fears”.
These need to be read in tandem with the other vaccine sagas:
Martin Walker’s ongoing expose of The Drug Industry-GMC-NHS vendetta against Dr Andrew Wakefield for daring to question the benefits of mass vaccination of infants;
about the risks versus benefit of vaccinating pubertal boys and girls against cervix cancer;
and the mad search for an HIV vaccine against a disease which is in fact a sociological problem of nutritional immunodeficiency upon which is superimposed sexual violence as in rape or voluntary recklessness usually against (usually) innocent partners – promiscuity in multiple concurrent sexual relationships as currently promoted by sexual predators like Tiger Woods and the illegitimate and corrupt South African “president” Jacob Zuma. .
UPDATE 16 December:
It is now 15 weeks since this column expressed grave doubt about the cost-benefit of the touted anti-virals Tamiflu and Relenza .
All hell has broken loose over drug company fraud- which could only have happened in collusion with big politicians:
not only has proven swine flu mercifully fallen far below pandemic deathrate and sickness predictions, while big batches of vaccine (GSK) have had to be pulled due to serious complications even in Canada- and GSK directors /promoters too are under scrutiny;
but predictions about the fraud of massive anti-influenza drug promotion have proven all too true. The BMJ today is full of doubts since a solitary Japanese author questioned the veracity of selectively published let alone unpublished Tamiflu studies orchestrated by Roche.
As some say, in marketing and disease-mongering, its like in love and war- anything goes – and provided it promotes American corporate interests, the FDA goes along.. ..
20091111 A This WW1 Armistice day : A new report quotes the CDC projection that “4000 rather than 1200 Americans have died of swine flu since April.. and that the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research thinks deaths are likely to be in the 30,000-to-40,000 range, and would have a long way to go to even get there… The vaccine should also cut the death rate.”.
Yesterday an appeal from the FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs went out to all to promote the swine flu vaccine. But Dr Hamburg does not quote one iota of evidence that the vaccine does or will do more good than harm- especially in those at highest risk, the pregnant, the old and ill and infants. She fails to address the cardinal issue: why have no trials so far assessed the benefit of the vaccine (on swine flu infectivity and morbidity) against placebo on a background of well-known anti-infective natural safe supplements?
It is perfectly obvious that with an apparent infectivity rate of swine flu well above 1:1000, but an apparent linked mortality rate of 2 per million of population per month through September-October- the USA- the FDA CDC and the other interlinked countries at highest risk- Canada, Australia, UK, Brazil, Argentine – had a duty to see that the vaccines were immediately tested in double-blind RCTs against placebo injection in volunteers– at least the apparently moderate risk ie the well young, but most of all in the high-risk groups ie the age extremes, pregnancy and those with serious chronic diseases.
From the already established spread-, fatality- and complication rate, it is obvious that, during the current upsurge reported by these countries, it would take no more than a few weeks – at a vaccination rate even in Sweden of 2million people in a few weeks, with spread rate of thousands of new tested cases a month, to produce the crucial answers- how far does the vaccine cut the infection rate, and the morbidity rate and degree.
Yet according to the NIH Clinical trials.gov registry, there is still no such trial listed. The FDA decided it doesnt require efficacy data on the vaccines.
So it appears that the Authorities in all pandemic countries are guilty of gross deception- at best that they know that the vaccine is pretty useless, or worse, that they dont know – and don’t want to know till the vaccine is all used up. Dastardly conspiracy theorizing, by sober scientists, but that’s what the Authorities’ declared deliberate omission (evasion of such a basic obvious efficacy trial) creates.
At least there is a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial of Tamiflu in progress in Hong Kong, in 300 patients with the swine flu, lasting a year. . The outcome is likely to be that, if tamiflu doesnt prove to be worse than the placebo, 300 is far too few subjects to show any significant benefit over placebo.
Bloombergs reports today that Norway has had 6300 confirmed cases by last week and 16 related deaths by Nov 9, but while Sweden had cases doubling weekly to the last week of October, there have still been only 3 related deaths reported . However on Nov 9th perhaps the 4th related death was reported in Sweden. . But Sweden has banned media reporting on swine flu vaccine deaths, which stood at 5 after 2million vaccinations.
It looks like the cumulative swine-flu related deathrate in Europe has reached 0.8 per million population.
20091109 The past week: only one new case has been reported in Southern Africa (Namibia) and no linked deaths in Africa; in Canada between 3-5 Nov there were 14 new linked deaths (14% increase); in Netherlands 7 people died in the week to 6 Nov, with the total there still only around 20 attributed to the swine flu.
The USA latest CDC report shows that in the 2 months to end October influenza-associated death rate was 2 per million of population per month; for comparison, in 2006 the monthly deathrate was 770 per million, of which influenza and pneumonia contributed only 2.3%, the 8th leading cause after cardiac-, stroke, malignant, lower respiratory, accident, diabetes and alzheimer causes. Since – accidents aside- all of these commonest fatal diseases are precisely the highrisk patients that die most of influenza anyway, it is unclear whether the present increase in ILS ( influenza-like syndrome) deaths has significantly increased overall mortality
SWINE FLU 1918: There is a graphic interview on November 5th with a living survivor of the 1918 genuine flu epidemic, which killed some 2.5-3% ie 25 000 of every million people (5% in India) by blue death- drowning- in at least America, France and Germany, far more in India. That H1N1 plague lasted at least 2 years, infecting perhaps 1/3 of the world population of 1.5billion, with 50% cross-infection rate and mortality rate of between 2% and 20% of those infected.
SWINE FLU 1976: that outbreak never spread beyond Fort Dix, where one victim died. But in the ensuing government panic, 22% of the population were given a hastily prepared vaccine, followed by 1098 cases of Guillaine-Barre syndrome, at least half of which were attributed to the H1N1 vaccine, with at least 25 deaths. A recent review puts this risk (of GBS after H1N1 vaccination) at about 1 in a million- far higher than there is now of healthy people dying of the current swine flu outside the Americas and Australia.
SWINE FLU 2009: it is cold comfort to see the current swine flu global picture on Wiki at the end of October- a true deathrate of probably <1 per million after at least 6 months. The big question is, will there be more waves of it or, worse, a deadlier mutation caused by hasty vaccination?
The biggest question, mystery, now is: if swine flu is indeed pandemic and spreading at least in America and Australia, why are there still no placebo-controlled trials published confirming that the vaccines and antiviral drugs reduce infectivity, severity and mortality of the 2009 H1N1 virus?
INCIDENCE: While bigger countries have stopped testing all but key or high-risk suspect cases for swine flu, the smaller countries’ figures of confirmed cases relative to population size are instructive:
closed communities like the Cook Islands, Hong Kong and Macau respectively found incidence of 0.9% – 0.47%;
but only 0.07 -0.25% in other “ islands” world wide – Caymans, New Zealand, Jersey, Bahrain, Iceland, Marshall, Australia, Malta.
Mainland countries that apparently continue screening all who report in with flu symptoms – like Portugal and Belgium -found respectively 0.24% and 0.08% of suspects positive for swine flu.
FATALITY: As regards death rates: Mexico and South Africa reported apparently related deaths among confirmed swine flu cases as approx 0.7%/1000 infections ; Australia & Japan approx 0.5%; Hong Kong 0.12%; and Germany and Portugal approx 0.02%.
Multiplying the incidence rate by the case fatality rate- or more simply dividing the number of deaths by the population- suggests that if you the reader are generally well, the odds of your dying of swine flu are far below 1 in a million; whereas infants, or the elderly, the chronically ill or the obese are at far higher risk of dying anyway. So far there have been some 1500 deaths in 308million Americans recorded in people testing positive for swine flu- that, is some 5 deaths per million- but by epidemiological reasoning by an international team, most of those deaths were already in pregnant or other (chronically) high risk patients and therefore not attributable primarily to the swine flu itself- they were already, knowingly or not, at high background risk..
1500 deaths in 6 months in America is ~0.8 deaths per million per month, but the background- all-cause death rate there averages about 68 per million per month by last CDC count.
Japan and India with the highest population density in the world for big developed populations are remarkable – since the first case in their spring 6 months ago, similar population deathrates so far of only 0.00004% or 0.4 per million.
whereas in USA the official attributed swine flu death rate so far is 12 fold higher ie about 0.0005% ie 5 per million. North America’s epidemic had only a month headstart on the rest of the world.
These fatality rates may be the maximum theoretically, since even in these first-world countries, the great majority of those who did have swine flu symptoms would not have reported in to be tested.
While most cases of swine flu would have been unrecorded- shrugged off- in both developed and poor countries it is likely that many deaths at the time of maximum scare may have been wrongly ascribed to swine flu. This is what the naysayers about deaths after vaccination (whether against eg HPV- cervix cancer or against swine flu) are arguing strongly- that with mass vaccination superimposed on normal deathrates, the deaths within a few hours of vaccination or within days of flu are simply co-incidence, they are unrelated to the co-incidental vaccination or the flu….
In Canada, “The majority of suspect swine flu patients— over 85% (in intensive care) — have some associated medical risk factors.”
The current NICD stats for South Africa show that 77% of those who died with swine flu had relevant co-morbidity – 50% had HIV, 28% were peripartum women, 21% were obese, 11% diabetic, and 9 to 11% had active TB and/or serious cardiac disease. 91deaths is 1.8deaths per million – surprisingly low in the most unequal and reckless population in the world with massive overweight and ischemic heart disease; the poor great majority having been increasingly deprived of jobs, education and quality health care, and suffering the highest AIDs, tuberculosis, infantile and maternal mortality rates, due to criminally negligent government since ‘independence’ 15years ago which has left the majority increasingly worse off.
So while the 2009 swine flu infectivity the world over is probably far above 1%, the fatality rates causally related to the flu virus in those who contracted the swine flu in developed prosperous northern countries (eg Europe, USA, Canada, Japan) was surely well below 0.03% ie <3:10 000; and in poor countries like RSA and Mexico and India, probably similar since the virus would have spread far more densely in crowded poor communities with higher malnutrition and underlying common diseases- but more protected by having already survived poverty-related infections but also having less robust immune response.
It remains a mystery of rational reasoning as to how the wildfire spread of the 2009 H1N1 virus, and the low linked case fatality rates, justify the promotion by first-world countries of ‘pandemic’ panic and mass treatment with untested vaccines and risky antivirals- especially when the vaccines contain notoriously risky adjuvants like mercury, aluminium and squalene, let alone extracts (and possibly prions) from species other than humans. These countries seem to have learned nothing from experience the past century with influenza, polio and HIV.
The reasons may be simply economic- Only Disease Pays, it’s a huge boost for healthcare providers, and manufacturers of “antiviral” drugs, test kits, anti-swine flu vaccines, masks, disinfectants etc.
Why are there such differences in reported swine flu deathrates in similar countries?
Examining regions in the ~ 6 months since the the pandemic hit them:
EUROPE: the biggest nation- Germany with 80million people has had 20 000 people test positive ie 1 in 40 000, with 9 deaths ie about 0.1 in a million of population.
AlpineSwitzerland with almost 8million people has tested all suspicious cases with only 1000 confirmed swine flu, and no suspected deaths – but it has banned the Glaxo vaccine Pandemrix from being used in pregnant women, children or young adults (below 18 years of age) or elderly (above 60 years of age).
Scandanavia: In Sweden this Glaxo vaccine has already been associated with 5 deaths in the first 2 weeks – 5 deaths per (2) million population vaccinated in a month -with only some 2000 flu cases documented. Yet so far in 6 months only 3 -4 deaths there – 0.3 -o.4 per million population- have been associated with swine flu itself . If 5 deaths there soon after the swine flu vaccine , out of (2) million people vaccinated in less than a month, are co-incidental- a vaccine-related death rate of 1:200 000. – one can equally argue that 4 deaths with the swine flu in a month in a population of 9.2 million is not a causal relationship but co-incidence of death from other causes and not from the passing mild swine flu.. Norway has had 15 deaths ie 3/million; but Finland only 0.4 and Denmark only 0.16 per million. These and Switzerland are all cold countries with some 33million total population, 22deaths representing a fatality rate of 0.66 per million- the same as the average for Europe. Can there be such significant difference in prosperity and social services accross the EU to explain the vastly different death rates? Or is it just statistical vagary, or the fault of sensationalist disease-mongering media?
A warmer but still cool country like Germany has a swine flu deathrate of only 0.1/million, whereas the warmer British Isles have a rate of 2.5/million. And the four Greko-Latin European nations vary from 0.5 in Portugal & Greece to 1.1 in Spain to 4/million in Italy. Why the 8 fold difference? they all take plenty of wine, olive products and a Mediterranean diet; and many citizens travel widely between these old countries and their migrant kith and kin at the fountainhead of swine flu in North America. .
The overall European swine flu deathrate is only 0.78/million, with France – stretching from the Alps to two warmer major oceans – similar, and the Low Countries only 0.5.. Why deathrates in three prosperous countries genetically so linked to the rest of Europe but climatically so diverse as Norway, Italy and UK are so much above the rest of Europe remains to be unraveled.
CONTINENTAL DIFFERENCES: in poor South America there are also wide differences with 1.5 / million in Argentine but 7 per million in Brazil and the whole continent, compared to 3 per million in the colder North America; 4/million in the warmer Caribbean; and 9/million in Australasia. Why should deathrates be the high in the Americas and Australasia, but 90% lower in Japan, India and most of Europe?
But presumably the bigger and poorer the population, the fewer swine flu deaths get reported, tested and attributed- this may apply equally in Southern Africa, as in India, China and Russia.
Despite the vastly different climate conditions under which the majority of their people lives, the American deathrate so far – 5/million- is 25% higher than in Canada and poor Mexico‘s 4/million. But the USA admits that most cases of virus-like pneumonia are no longer being tested for H1N1, there are assumed to be due to it. Yet some sources say that this assumption grossly overestimates the actual swine flu.
COMPARISON WITH AIDS: while the flu also knows no social barriers- it merely spreads faster and bites faster in denser and more vulnerable poor populations- AIDS remains largely a scourge of ignorance, violence (male) and recklessness(male)- especially amongst politicians, who are amongst the most promiscuous people globally, but eg in South Africa also the cruelest in deliberately depriving the population until very recently of both a semblance of social security and antiretrovirals, while spending the abundance of tax revenue on corrupt profligacy – in unneeded weaponry, and personal luxuries like mansions and (to this day) German limos.
Hence the prevalence rate of AIDS varies from above 15% in Southern Africa ( antenatal HIV prevalence of 30%) to between o.1 and 1% in the rest of the world; with mortality varying from 50% within a year of clinical presentation in the malnourished squatter millions without treatment, to 50% survival after 20years with decent living standard and ARVs etc. In South Africa this year AIDS is said to kill a thousand a day ie 20 per million of population every day ie 7200 per million (7.2% of the population) per year- against a crude birthrate of 2% giving a nett population decrease of 5.2% a year, reducing life expectancy at birth to only 49years .
THE VACCINE SAGA: MORE DECEPTION WITH MISLEADING TRIAL RESULTS :
HIV-AIDS VACCINE: after >30years there is still no proven safe relevant vaccine in sight against the HIV. But if rape and male reckless promiscuity were stopped, there would be no need for a vaccine since cross-infection is so easily avoided.
SWINE FLU VACCINE: Since there has been no trial published of the clinical benefit of the flu vaccine, no objective information whatsoever is available to judge it’s efficacy versus risk in swine flu prevention. No significant double-blind trial has been done offering the flu vaccine versus placebo injection. The first uncontrolled apparently open trial started in Australia 22 July, with results promised and delivered within 6 weeks ie 2 months ago. It is strange indeed that just 8 weeks after the start of that trial, the Australian govt approved the vaccination campaign. . A medical media report of 11 Sept says only 240 people were enrolled in the trial, age 18 to 64 years ie outside the peak risk agegroups at the extremes of life; and the only result released was that the subjects had a good antibody response.
Even the NEJM official trial report gives no clinical results as to protection- although the New York Times got it wrong in reporting that the “convincing trial showed robust protection” . This conclusion is hysterical nonsense since the only data reported was the antibody response, which does not mean there will necessarily be any clinical protection against the swine flu. There can be no conclusion as to whether the vaccine reduced the swine flu infection rate or severity because there was no placebo group, double blind or otherwise. Similarly, the Australian trial in children 10 to 17 years old, the Spanish trial in toddlers, the USA trial in pregnancy, and the Chinese trial, showed good antibody response by 10 days – but gave no result about clinical protection.
So all we need is a simple 2 x 2 RCT of flu vaccine versus placebo vaccine, with all cases independently covered by eg a supplement of zinc plus highdose vitamin betacarotene + C + D + K plus fish oil as baseline safety net, or placebo. The most important question remains: given the huge proven benefit of safe vigorous doses of these cheap freely available supplements against both flu and AIDS, do people need anything more than a multisupplement to reduce risk of all diseases? and does adding a costly hazardous H1N1 vaccine on top of that give worthwhile better protection against swine flu? The answer must be overwhelmingly NO, given the risk of at least GBS if not anaphylactic death after H1N1 vaccines. Why take a vaccine if it’s risk is far worse than that of the swine flu itself, let alone simple all-system multinutrient prevention that reduces all-cause mortality by at least a third?
But the last thing that vaccine manufacturers, marketeers and governments want is a negative answer, so they dont allow such a trial- is it because they lack courage, or that they already know the answer is negative, or worst of all, that the vaccine is worse than useless?
Some may argue that it is unethical to offer nothing ie double placebo in such an RCT with rare but arguably serious virus-related complications. So all could be covered by at least a simple standard multivite a day at below RDA levels- which by all accounts gives marginal if any benefits except in the malnourished.
Obviously the difficulty with such a virus trial is cost and invasiveness: in an RCT of the vaccine, one ideally needs to have both serological and culture screening for this hybrid H1N1 virus at baseline – as well as placebo-controlled evidence of reduction in disease. Since the swine flu is so far milder than seasonal flu, there is no other way of defining whether a specific swine flu vaccine is of significant overall benefit against this H1N1 virus.
Trumpeting “pandemic” and compulsory vaccination with an unproven vaccine is a great distraction and profiteering for governments- presidents and the Big Business that controls them and their agencies, beset with insoluble political and corruption scandals as are most. Recently an Australian anti-vaccination group published a damning cross-referenced litany of evidence against the trillion$ vaccination industry.
The current “pandemic” distraction with swine flu while they wage war on their peoples, effective martial law implemented or foreseen in the USA, China, and South Africa (predicted conversion of the police to a massive politicized paramilitary, nationalization of all major industry and business and provincial governments), is beyond the imagination of most fiction writers except masters like Margaret Atwood – ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’; Jose Saramago – ‘Blindness’ and ‘Seeing’; Gabriel Garcia Marquez ; Franz Kafka. .
We can only continue to pray, hope that sanity will prevail , that RCTs of both the swine flu vaccine and antiviral drugs are being done to prove that they are both useful, necessary and safe. There is no evidence on the internet of this, suggesting that conspiracy theory may prove correct – that the whole vaccination and antiviral drugs if not the severity of the ‘pandemic’ are simply the result of disease-mongering for profit, like ever-popular war-mongering on every continent..