Friday, June 4, 2010

H1N1 vs Conspiracy Buffs

Reports accuse WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat, possible ties to drug makers
European criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond.

The WHO's response caused widespread, unnecessary fear and prompted countries around the world to waste millions of dollars, according to one report. At the same time, the Geneva-based arm of the United Nations relied on advice from experts with ties to drug makers in developing the guidelines it used to encourage countries to stockpile millions of doses of antiviral medications, according to the second report.

Comments: This is unlikely to be mainstream news anytime soon. But to conspiracy buffs, it is vindication. They were blowing the whistle on H1N1 hype all along. I say score one for the Buffs. Actually not only the Buff community was sounding the alarm. But no one in the "main stream" was listening. Why? Because "science" was speaking. Science was being bought off, more like it, or just not daring to stray from the stampeding herd.

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