The US government has been shown to seriously misrepresent the extent
and spread of the H1N1 epidemic.


Dr. Mercola Interviews Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center



The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states on their main flu Web site
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
that flu activity is increasing in the United States, with most states reporting
"widespread influenza activity."


Where is the CDC Getting Their Data?

Given CBS News' findings that most cases of flu-like illnesses are neither H1N1 nor the flu,
it begs the question:
Why is the CDC reporting that most flu in the United States is in fact H1N1?

Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center who I spoke with
in the interview above, was a consumer representative on the FDA Vaccines and
Related Biological Products Advisory Committee in 2003, and she asked the head of the
influenza branch of the CDC how much of the flu-like illness that occurs in America every year
is actually due to the flu.

The answer was about 20 percent, which corresponds more closely
with the CBS News data from 2009.

According to the CBS News study, when you come down with chills, fever, cough, runny nose,
malaise and all those other "flu-like" symptoms, the illness is likely caused by influenza at most
17 percent of the time and as little as 3 percent!
The other 83 to 97 percent of the time it's caused by other viruses or bacteria.

So remember that not every illness that appears to be the flu actually is the flu.
In fact, most of the time it's not.

Curiously, the CDC still advises those who were told they had 2009 H1N1
(and therefore should be immune to getting it again) to get vaccinated unless
they had lab confirmation.

Is the CDC Purposely Misinforming the Public to Sell More Flu and H1N1 Vaccines?

Conflicts of interest are rampant in the vaccination infrastructure.
The same people who are regulating and promoting vaccines are
also evaluating vaccine safety.

For instance, Dr. Paul Offit of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia earned at least
$29 million as part of a $182-million sale by the hospital of its worldwide royalty interest
in the Merck Rotateq vaccine. He also formerly sat on the CDC's Advisory Committee
on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to help create the market for rotavirus vaccine

This type of conflict of interest has been going on for some time.

In August 1999, the Committee on Government Reform initiated an investigation
into Federal vaccine policy. During the investigation the Committee extensively
reviewed financial disclosure forms and related documents and interviewed key officials
from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC.

It was revealed that many individuals on two key advisory committees had financial
ties to pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines.
These individuals were even granted waivers allowing them to fully participate
in discussions about vaccine licensing and recommendations for children,
despite the fact that federal law states members of advisory committees are required
to disclose such ties and recuse themselves from such discussions and decisions.

Further, the investigation revealed that the FDA's and CDC's conflict of interest rules
were not strongly enforced while the rules themselves were weak.
Specific problems noted by the Committee included:

The CDC routinely granted waivers from conflict of interest rules to many
members of its advisory committee.
Those CDC advisory committee members who were not allowed to vote on certain
recommendations due to financial conflicts of interest were still allowed to actively
participate in committee deliberations and advocate specific positions.
The Chairman of the CDC's advisory committee owned 600 shares of stock in Merck,
a pharmaceutical company with an active vaccine division.
Members of the CDC's advisory committee often left key details out of their
financial disclosure statements, and were not required to provide the missing
information by CDC ethics officials.
And, when the FDA and CDC approved the controversial rotavirus vaccine in 1998 and 1999, the Committee's report said:

3 out of the 5 FDA advisory committee members who voted to approve the rotavirus vaccine
in December 1997 had financial ties to the pharmaceutical companies that were developing
different versions of the vaccine.
4 out of the 8 CDC advisory committee members who voted to approve guidelines
for the rotavirus vaccine in June 1998 had financial ties to pharmaceutical companies
that were developing different versions of the vaccine.


The rotavirus vaccine was pulled from the market one year after approval,
after it was found to cause severe bowel obstructions.

Given their sordid history, can the CDC really be trusted, even today?
Do you think that much has changed in just one decade?



The CDC goes on to say, and I quote:

"So far, most flu is 2009 H1N1 flu (sometimes called "swine flu")."

But wait stop the presses.

A three-month-long investigation by CBS News, released earlier this week that included state-by-state test results, revealed some very different facts. The CBS study found that H1N1 flu cases are NOT as prevalent as feared. A CBS article even states:

"If you've been diagnosed "probable" or "presumed" 2009 H1N1 or "swine flu" in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn't have H1N1 flu. In fact, you probably didn't have flu at all."

Obviously CBS News and the CDC are completely contradicting each other. So who is right?

Well, CBS reports that in late July 2009 the CDC advised states to STOP testing for H1N1 flu, and they also stopped counting individual cases.

Their rationale for this, according to CBS News, was that it was a waste of resources to test for H1N1 flu because it was already confirmed as an epidemic.

So just like that virtually every person who visited their physician with flu-like symptoms since late July was assumed to have H1N1, with no testing necessary because, after all, there's an epidemic.

It's interesting to note that at the same time as the CDC decided the H1N1 epidemic warranted no further testing for cases due to its epidemic status, Finnish health authorities actually downgraded the threat of swine flu.

In late July the health ministry and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland actually removed swine flu from a list of diseases considered dangerous to the public because the majority of cases recovered without medication or hospital care!

And, as the CDC continues to use fear to motivate and control Americans with their worst-case swine flu scenarios, they say nothing of the experience of those in the southern hemisphere, which just finished their flu season and found it was not as bad as expected.

CBS News Finds H1N1 Tests "Overwhelmingly Negative"

Before beginning their investigation, CBS News asked the CDC for state-by-state test results prior to their halting of testing and tracking. The CDC did not initially respond so CBS went to all 50 states directly, asking for their statistics on state lab-confirmed H1N1 prior to the halt of individual testing and counting in July.

What did they find? CBS reported:

"The results reveal a pattern that surprised a number of health care professionals we consulted. The vast majority of cases were negative for H1N1 as well as seasonal flu, despite the fact that many states were specifically testing patients deemed to be most likely to have H1N1 flu, based on symptoms and risk factors, such as travel to Mexico."

As you can see from this CBS News graphic, not only are most cases of suspected flu-like illnesses not H1N1, they're not even the flu but more likely some type of cold or upper respiratory infection!

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CBS?????? I thought they were on the BO side!!!!!!!
Scare tactics work!!!!!
Wow...I knew that it was just a overblown scare...but WOW.....I'm glad that it's being debunked by a network that is usually bias against the truth...could this be an answer to our prayers?

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