Beware that Swine Flu Shot & watch this "60 Minutes" video on the 1976 scare
During the great Swine Flu scare of 1976 ~ 46 million Americans took the vaccine and 4000 ended up seeking damages which amounted to 3.5 Billion dollars. Most of the problems were neurological and death. Mike Wallace nailed the Center for Disease Control official in a 60 Minutes interview that was only shown once and is eerily similar to the current Swine Flu scare.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) ~ Recently saying the new H1N1 ( Swine Flu ) virus is “unstoppable”, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) gave drug makers a full go-ahead to manufacture vaccines against the pandemic influenza strain on Monday and said healthcare workers should be the first to get one.
60 MINUTES, Sunday Nov 4, 1979
MIKE WALLACE: The flu season is upon us. Which type will we worry about this year, and what kind of shots will we be told to take? Remember the swine flu scare of 1976? That was the year the U.S. government told us all that swine flu could turn out to be a killer that could spread across the nation, and Washington decided that every man, woman and child in the nation should get a shot to prevent a nation-wide outbreak, a pandemic.
Well 46 million of us obediently took the shot, and now 4,000 Americans are claiming damages from Uncle Sam amounting to three and a half billion dollars because of what happened when they took that shot. By far the greatest number of the claims - two thirds of them are for neurological damage, or even death, allegedly triggered by the flu shot.
We pick up the story back in 1976, when the threat posed by the swine flu virus seemed very real indeed.
" This virus continues to be an enigma for virologists. In the April 30, 2009 issue of Nature, a virologist was quoted as saying, "Where the hell it got all these genes from we don’t know."
The genetic make-up of this swine flu virus is unlike any that researchers have seen. It is an H1N1 strain that combines a triple assortment first identified in 1998 — including human, swine and avian influenza — with two new pig H3N2 virus genes from Eurasia, themselves of recent human origin.
In late April, experts predicted there would be 2,000 to 2,500 U.S. cases by the end of May. However, by May 15, 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that there were "upwards of 100,000" cases in the country, even though only 7,415 had been confirmed at that point. The CDC in late May stated that counting confirmed cases had become "largely irrelevant," and switched instead to its traditional surveillance systems for monitoring flu-like symptoms by looking for patterns, clusters and changes in flu activity nationwide.
So when the cases of swine flu don't add up to generate hysteria, just stop counting and rely on a tricked up model that you know will give out numbers in the pandemic range.