Why is big pharma being investigated for its role in the swine flu vaccine scandal?

In this season’s pandemic scare, Congress has responded to Bush’s call by passing a bill that allows the government to confer blanket immunity from liability on makers of vaccines. As the wages of fear accrue to pharmaceutical companies, Americans are made into a captive market for vaccines of questionable worth.

Big Pharma…

Why Did Baxter Patent Hybrid Flu Vaccine a Year Ahead of Outbreak?

Interestingly, despite the fact that health authorities around the world were “shocked” at the emergence of this never-before-seen hybrid flu strain, Baxter had patented a flu vaccine covering these now infamous strains on August 28, 2008.

Baxter’s patent # US2009 0060950 A1 includes “more than one antigen… such as influenza A and influenza B in particular selected from of one or more of the human H1N1, H2N2, H3N2, H5N1, H7N7, H1N2, H9N2, H7N2, H7N3, H10N7 subtypes, of the pig flu H1N1, H1N2, H3N1 and H3N2 subtypes, of the dog or horse flu H7N7, H3N8 subtypes, or of the avian H5N1, H7N2, H1N7, H7N3, H13N6, H5N9, H11N6, H3N8, H9N2, H5N2, H4N8, H10N7, H2N2, H8N4, H14N5, H6N5, H12N5 subtypes.”

First swine flu case in Mexico didn’t emerge until mid-March, 2009, and the mixture of human-avian-swine viruses was considered to be quite an anomaly and not likely to occur through natural mutation…

Three months later, Austrian investigative journalist Jane Burgermeister filed criminal charges against Baxter AG and Avir Green Hills Biotechnology of Austria, for producing and releasing live H5N1 bird flu virus in Feb 2009 in a vaccine alleging it was a deliberate act to cause and profit from a pandemic. Baxter insists it was an accident, most scientists think that such an accident impossible. If it was an accident why the media quiet, why no regulatory investigation or even criminal proceedings given the potential damage from such negligence.

Swine flu pandemic…what actually happened

The WHO changed the criteria for pandemic status and contracts were awarded to pharmaceutical companies with the patents to provide these vaccines with no damage liability.

Governments spent billions of dollars stock piling vaccines and antivirals for a disease that did in fact turn out to be unusually mild, millions of doses of vaccines were unused and many governments were unable to halt pre-ordered vaccines that were not needed.

But now the European Council is holding an investigation into the role of the WHO and the pharmaceutical industry in promoting undue fear in what was effectively the sales and marketing of patented pharmaceutical products.

Dr Wolfgang Wodard, Chair of the Health Committee in The European Council:

We have had a mild flu – and a false pandemic…one of the greatest medical scandals of the century…In January, we will arrange an emergency debate about the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the WHO, and 47 parliaments all over Europe are going to be informed. Following this, we will initiate an investigation and hearings involving those responsible for the pandemic emergency.

Paul Flynn Vice chair Council of Europe health comittee:

The world has been subjected to a stunt, for the own greedy interests of the pharmaceutical companies.

European Council investigates swine flu pandemic hoax

And the result of The Council of Europe Investigation, presented to The UK House of Commons by Paul Flynn on 5th April 2011?

The swine flu pandemic that never was is an extraordinary story of bad science, fortunes made, public money wasted and fear-mongering on a mass scale.