You may say "Penny, let it go"
To which my response is "I can't".
The swin(e)dle flu, was a swindle! A swindle of taxpayers dollars.
Dollars that could have and should have been spent in a wiser manner then this.....
The Canadian government and their big pharma friends colluded to waste tax dollars to enrich themselves and other cronies.
Including the the media! I alluded to this way back...way back.
At a time when the main stream media was in desperate need of advertising revenue the Canadian government came along, with taxpayer dollars, and subsidized the media outlets!
So here is the latest- Governments wasted millions on H1N1 advertising
-The Canadian government spent $37 million on advertising and other communication about last year's flu outbreak.
-Public Health Agency of Canada spent $322 million on pandemic campaign. Hundreds of millions more were spent by provinces and their health units on vaccine and advertising, the report said, putting the total federal and provincial H1N1 spending at a minimum of $1 billion.
That is 1 Billion taxpayer dollars- you may say, well this was a deadly virus, and blah,blah,blah.
I would say bullshit! Read on-
- H1N1 outbreak in Canada and Ontario and certainly Hastings and Prince Edward Counties reached its peak in the last week in October and by the middle of November there was really no value in immunization
-"But the provincial government and the federal government persisted promoting immunization long after the danger had passed and spent a great deal of money doing that."
-H1N1 as was KNOWN- would not cause significant illness and related problems
"The lesson is look at the evidence and base your decisions on the evidence, not on pre-existing plans. If you have a plan that you wrote years ago and you just stick to that regardless of changing circumstances you're going to end up frightening people unnecessarily, disrupting people's lives and wasting money."
Look at the evidence, do not waste taxpayers money needlessly, do not cause fear to justify wasting taxpayer dollars...
Oh, and I can't help but notice the complete lack of media coverage on this story. Just 6 articles, yup, that's all I could find 6 articles. Of course, since the main stream media benefited so nicely, from the advertising revenue, increased viewership etc., why bite the hand that feeds it?
And expose themselves in this sham, for never once asking a hard question, or even bother trying to be rational or factual....
And there is more. What is being called the "Canadian problem"
A recent study, finally published last week, that demonstrated a link between people who had received previous flu vaccines being more likely to have contracted swine flu.
So, why is this a "canadian problem" when it seems it may be a world wide problem?
Since seasonal flu vaccines are distributed world wide and may be making people more susceptible to catching swine flu?
That is what you call something when you want to dismiss it. Someone else's problem.
In this case, Canada's problem.
That story was covered here prior to the early April publishing.
" A Canadian study has concluded that people under the age of 50 vaccinated for seasonal flu are twice as likely to catch swine flu."
But, that didn't stop Canada and other countries from going ahead with their massive waste of money.
Here is some more on the "Canadian problem"
" The traditional seasonal flu vaccine may have increased the risk of infection with pandemic H1N1 swine flu, according to the results of four new studies by Canadian researchers.
In one study, the researchers used an ongoing sentinel monitoring system to assess the frequency of prior vaccination with the seasonal flu vaccine in people diagnosed with H1N1 swine flu in 2009 compared to people without swine flu. The researchers found that seasonal flu vaccination was associated with a 68 percent increased risk of getting swine flu.
The other three studies included additional case-control investigations in Ontario and Quebec, as well as a transmission study in 47 Quebec households that were hit with swine flu. In these studies, the researchers found that seasonal flu vaccination was associated with a 1.4- to 5.0-times greater risk of having swine flu."
Disgusting, all of it.