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This text was first published in 2010 following the investigation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe into the H1N1 swine flu pandemic.
“We were told this was a ‘flu which would threaten humanity, and millions would fall ill”
“With H1N1, did the WHO, once again, frighten the world without any substantial evidence?”
“Millions Vaccinated for No Good Reason”
Paul Flynn (United Kingdom, SOC), appointed to prepare a PACE report on this subject, for possible debate in June 2010:
The world has been frightened by a serious of health scares – SARS, Avian ‘Flu and now Swine ‘Flu. We now know, in hindsight, that the fears that were aroused do not appear to be justified. So we want to know how decisions on pandemics are taken – are they taken on the best scientific, epidemiological evidence, or are they influenced by other interests? That is the basis of this complaint. With H1N1, did the WHO, once again, frighten the world without any substantial evidence?
Dr Wolfgang Wodarg, medical expert specialising in epidemiology and former Chair of the PACE Sub-committee on Health:
We were told this was a ‘flu which would threaten humanity, and millions would fall ill. This is why millions of dollars of medications were bought. The WHO basically held the trigger for the pandemic preparedness plans, they had a key role to play in deciding on the pandemic. Around 18 billion dollars was spent on this pandemic worldwide.
“. It was only this change of definition which made it possible to transform a run-of-the-mill ‘flu into a worldwide pandemic – and made it possible for the pharmaceutical industry to transform this opportunity into cash, under contracts which were mainly secret.
Millions were vaccinated for no good reason. It is not even clear that the vaccine had a positive effect, because it was not clinically tested.
In my view, the WHO undertook an incomprehensible action, which cannot be justified by the scientific evidence.