Tuesday, April 28, 2009
PROBE: Swine flu virus.
Kirst, had talked about it. Our print and mass media had covered it. News about it flowed non-stop.
But behind the loud noise, speculation is ripe that this virus come about because of the use of a synthetic peptide pig vaccine field trial in central Mexico which could have spawned the quadruply swine flu virus outbreak. Read more of the article here.
There is indeed something odd about the virus thought to be behind the current H1N1 swine flu outbreak. Is there a conspiracy to provoke pandemic?
We all thought that because of laboratory protocols that are routine for vaccine makers, mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible.
No, it's not, if there was an intent to breach that protocol.
I have read that Baxter laboratory claimed to have "accidentally" mixed the deadly H5N1 virus with a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu virus. The H5N1 virus on its own has killed hundreds of people, but it is less airborne. However, when combined with seasonal flu viruses, which are more easily spread, the effect was a potent, airborne, deadly biological weapon.
But is “mistake” really an accurate term to describe this? What if there’s the issue of motive? Would Baxter have had any reason to carry out such a malicious and deadly scheme?
Well, if a bird flu pandemic did break out, the demand for bird flu vaccines would certainly skyrocket … and the profits from such a mass vaccination program would be astronomical. So while it is unthinkable that a drug company would knowingly contaminate flu vaccines with a deadly bird flu virus, it is certainly not impossible.
So, here we are once again faced with “the impending pandemic of the Swine Flu” which could well become a fictional mini-series.
What is really going on is a scenario filled with greed and political corruption. By igniting fear in the public and massaging some key statistics, the powers-that-be will be able to justify the expense for a massive vaccine stockpile to ward off the swine flu.
We also know that the US military plays with these viruses all the time and it is not unknown for strains of virus to be actually released at convenient political times.
The fact that the properties of the strain are completely new, that the virus is spreading from people to people, and that the young and healthy are being hit worst, has disturbing parallels to the deadly 1918 pandemic that killed millions.
It is unclear as to why, if the virus is a brand new strain, that public health officials are so confident programs of mass vaccination, which are already being prepared, would necessarily be effective.
It certainly wouldn't be the first time that deadly flu viruses have been concocted in labs and then dispatched with the intention of creating a pandemic.
Is it such a convenient time now ?