October 22, 2010 Leave a comment
September 15, 2010 Leave a comment
The World Health Organization is at it again trying to push mass vaccinations, this time on the people of China. Read more of this post
August 12, 2010 Leave a comment
A third of the experts advising the World Health Organisation about the swine flu pandemic had ties to drugs firms, it has emerged. Read more of this post
June 8, 2010 Leave a comment
A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. Read more of this post
April 16, 2010 Leave a comment
No counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs have officially been found in Barbados, in recent years. Read more of this post
February 9, 2010 Leave a comment
The discovery has punched a 170-ton hole in China’s promises to overhaul its food safety system. Read more of this post
November 27, 2009 Leave a comment
Danish journalists who expertly examined the links between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, who gained wealth by selling drugs to counter the disease have reached the conclusion that the Swine Flu Pandemic may be the most ambitious scam and corruption of our time.
In any case, the enormous commercial aspect of the “swine flu scare” is already evident. It turns out, for example, that many scientists who sit on various committees of WHO, carefully concealed the fact that they receive money from the giant pharmaceutical companies of the world. Read more of this post
October 10, 2009 1 Comment
It could take years for the World Health Organisation to downgrade the H1N1 flu from a pandemic to seasonal-like virus, the U.N. agency said on Friday.
The WHO moved its six-point pandemic alert level to the top rung in June [ID:nLC321991] in response to the spread of the new virus widely known as swine flu, which has killed at least 4,500 people, especially in North America.
WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said that health warning would stay in place until people can better fend off infection from the H1N1 strain.
“At some point in the future, there would be a recognition of the fact that if it’s no longer circulating on a sustainable basis in communities. Then you would lower the pandemic level,” he said, while stressing: “There is absolutely no indication yet of that happening.” Read more of this post
September 12, 2009 Leave a comment
Kenyan AIDS authorities are struggling to restore public confidence in condoms after an alarming news report recently showed locally stocked brands to be defective.
KTN, a local TV station, showed the condoms, purchased from vendors in the capital, Nairobi, being tested by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). Subjected to an electronic “freedom from holes” test, which involves filling them with water, the condoms sprung leaks.
“This will seriously affect the confidence of those who have always been consistent in using them – how do members of the public know what brand is safe and which is not?” asked Hilary Okoth, a 30-year-old Nairobi resident. Read more of this post
July 14, 2009 Leave a comment
Swine flu resistant to Roche Holding AG’s antiviral drug Tamiflu has been detected in at least three world regions, raising concern the pandemic virus is developing immunity to the medicine, health officials said.
The drug-resistant cases “need to be watched,” though recommended use of Tamiflu hasn’t changed, said Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.The H1N1 virus is infecting a younger population than seasonal flu and causing potentially fatal complications in otherwise healthy people ages 30 to 50, pregnant women and those with asthma, diabetes and obesity, the World Health Organization said.
“The possibility of an anti-viral resistant strain emerging is a serious consideration,” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said at the conference. “To date, anti-viral medications have proven effective against the disease in most cases.” Read more of this post
June 30, 2009 Leave a comment
As the anticipated July release date for Baxter’s A/H1N1 flu pandemic vaccine approaches, an Austrian investigative journalist is warning the world that the greatest crime in the history of humanity is underway.
Jane Burgermeister has recently filed criminal charges with the FBI against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and several of the highest ranking government and corporate officials concerning bioterrorism and attempts to commit mass murder. She has also prepared an injunction against forced vaccination which is being filed in America. These actions follow her charges filed in April against Baxter AG and Avir Green Hills Biotechnology of Austria for producing contaminated bird flu vaccine, alleging this was a deliberate act to cause and profit from a pandemic.
Summary of claims and allegations filed with FBI in Austria on June 10, 2009 Read more of this post
June 17, 2009 Leave a comment
The Roman Catholic Church has banned handshakes among its worshipers as a means of preventing the spread of the deadly influenza A (HINI) virus after Dominica recorded its first case last week.
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June 12, 2009 3 Comments
In the race to cash in on the rapidly-growing market for swine flu treatments, Novartis has emerged as the surprise front runner for a vaccine. The Swiss drugmaker said Friday that it had produced a first batch of experimental vaccines to fight the H1N1 flu outbreak, and expected to ramp up manufacturing quickly thanks to a newly-discovered manufacturing method.
The breakthrough comes a day after the World Health Organization declared a swine flu pandemic, increasing its alert to the maximum level.
All major drugmakers received the H1N1 wild-type strain from the WHO two weeks ago to enable them to develop the vaccine, but Novartis is the first one to have said it will have the vaccines ready but this fall. Novartis said its research showed that it was quicker to make the vaccine through cell-based production, rather than traditional egg-based manufacturing. Read more of this post
June 11, 2009 1 Comment
The World Health Organization held an emergency swine flu meeting Thursday and was likely to declare the first flu pandemic in 41 years as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.
Health officials from Scotland, Indonesia and Thailand said the agency would declare a swine flu pandemic – a global epidemic – on Thursday after a teleconference with leading flu experts. Officials at U.N. missions in Geneva also said they expected the imminent announcement of a pandemic.
WHO spokesman Thomas Abraham said only that the emergency meeting began at noon (1000 GMT, 6 a.m. EDT) in Geneva and WHO member nations would then be informed of the result. Read more of this post
May 1, 2009 1 Comment
A member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dismissed claims that more than 150 people have died from swine flu, saying it has officially recorded only seven deaths around the world.
Vivienne Allan, from WHO’s patient safety program, said the body had confirmed that worldwide there had been just seven deaths – all in Mexico – and 79 confirmed cases of the disease.
Unfortunately that [150-plus deaths] is incorrect information and it does happen, but that’s not information that’s come from the World Health Organisation,” Ms Allan told ABC Radio today. Read more of this post
April 30, 2009 4 Comments
Deerfield-based medical product giant Baxter International Inc. is working with the World Health Organization on a potential vaccine to curb the spread of the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, the company confirmed today.
Baxter, which has a growing vaccine business, has worked with foreign countries in the past to develop vaccines for the H5N1 virus commonly known as bird flu. Baxter has a cell-based technology that allows the company to more rapidly produce vaccines in the event of a pandemic than a decades-old method that uses eggs to process vaccines and can take weeks or even months longer.
“Upon learning about the swine flu outbreak in Mexico yesterday, Baxter requested a virus sample from WHO to do laboratory testing for potentially developing an experimental vaccine,” company spokesman Christopher Bona told the Tribune this afternoon. “Baxter has research and development and manufacturing pandemic planning expertise to rapidly develop candidate vaccines against potentially emerging influenza viruses.” Read more of this post
April 29, 2009 Leave a comment
The influenza strain linked to 152 deaths in Mexico should be called “swine flu,” the World Health Organization said, rejecting calls from pork producers and an animal-health group to rename the virus.
The flu strain that has sickened people in Mexico, the U.S., Canada, Spain, New Zealand and Scotland hasn’t been observed in pigs and appears to advance through human-to-human transmission, Bernard Vallat, the head of the World Organization for Animal Health, said in an interview yesterday.
The nominal link to pigs has prompted Russia and China to ban pork imports from Mexico and parts of the U.S., while Indonesia plans to destroy imported pork and other swine products. Thailand has told officials to call the strain “Mexican flu.” At the World Health Organization, the malady is called “swine flu” because the virus is of the type that affects pigs, said Keiji Fukuda, the WHO’s assistant director general for health security and environment. Read more of this post
April 29, 2009 2 Comments
Health authorities announced the implementation of a national action plan to mitigate the deadly virus that has claimed several lives in Mexico and spread to other countries including two of Barbados’ key tourist markets – the United States and Canada.
Officials were also monitoring the situation with two local sports teams – football and polo – who are set to return from Mexico “in the near future”, indicating they would have to report to port health officials on their arrival back home.
The island’s heightened state of action was announced by Minister of Health, Donville Inniss, and Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Joy St. John, following an emergency meeting of all major public sector agencies and some private bodies at the Pan-American Health Organisation’s Dayrell’s Road, Christ Church headquarters.
Key provisions of the national plan, influenced by the World Health Organisation’s decision to deem the current swine flu outbreak “a public health emergency of international concern” included: Read more of this post