If the label "pandemic" is a cover for a major tuberculosis outbreak, as is discussed in this piece, Ukraine, WHO and the Geopolitics of Swine Flu Panic, there may well be a connection.
The latest news out of the Ukraine has the country reforming their entire 2010 budget to get even more money from the IMF. This certainly means more hardship for the Ukranian people.
But how is it that the IMF and Tuberculosis are connected?
Read this- Rise in TB Is Linked to Loans From I.M.F. The rapid rise in tuberculosis cases in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union is strongly associated with the receipt of loans from the International Monetary Fund
Critics of the fund have suggested that its financial requirements lead governments to reduce spending on health care to qualify for loans. This, the authors say, helps explain the connection.
Here is a link to the study
And here is the conclusion of the study
"IMF economic reform programs are associated with significantly worsened tuberculosis incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates in post-communist Eastern European and former Soviet countries, independent of other political, socioeconomic, demographic, and health changes in these countries. Future research should attempt to examine how IMF programs may have related to other non-tuberculosis–related health outcomes."
As lead author David Stuckler, research associate at Cambridge University, says with regards to the results of the studies correlation between IMF loans and tuberculosis increase.
“When you have one correlation, you raise an eyebrow,” Mr. Stuckler said. “But when you have more than 20 correlations pointing in the same direction, you start building a strong case for causality.”