APPENDED: background on the Tamiflu vaccine and Rumsfeld’s connection to it.
Sometimes I don’t want to circulate information like the following: we know the theme. More detail seems like unnecessary repetition.
Boot myself! I don’t think we CAN stop. It is dangerous NOT to arm people, when we’re talking Big Pharma. Earlier postings document the drive to mandatory vaccination schedules, without which a child is banned from attending school. There is a large effort in the US and in Canada to ensure CHOICE in the several questions regarding vaccination (whether to vaccinate? which vaccinations? how many at a time? at what age?).
RELATED: 2018-02-06 Indian Study Reveals Birth Dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine Unnecessary
In the United States, since 1991 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that all infants receive the hepatitis B vaccine on the first day of birth before leaving the newborn nursery. . . . (a well-written article.)
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Recommend: listen to the video. This paragraph is not the full text:
In October 2002, 22 scientists, nine WHO Secretariat members, and two drug industry representatives met in Geneva to draw up draft guidelines on the use of antivirals and vaccines for influenza. These form the basis of advice issued to the world two years later. Included in this were three annexes—each drawn up by an eminent scientist present at the original meeting. The WHO would be expected to examine any financial link these three scientists and any others advising it would have with pharmaceutical companies. It said it did but it’s refusing to make public the details. In 2004, this guidance was distributed to nations as the definitive thinking on on pandemic planning. It was a stamp of approval that helped spark a worldwide rush for the drugs.
Around $10 billion has since been spent on Roche’s Tamiflu and another $2 billion on rival Relenza made by GSK. (GSK is Glaxo Smith Kline.)
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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TAMIFLU?
If you have the flu, there are several prescription medications available including: oral oseltamivir (Tamiflu), inhaled zanamivir (Relenza), or the intravenous drug peramivir (Rapivab). However, studies show that these medications only help you recover one day faster from the flu. Rather than going to the doctor’s office to get examined and get a prescription, you might prefer to stay home and rest and drink plenty of fluids.
Over the counter (OTC) medications don’t cure the flu but they can help you feel better by treating symptoms such as aches, coughs, and sore throats. Antibiotics do NOT work against the flu because it is caused by a virus and not by bacteria.
Tamiflu is heavily advertised, but many doctors believe that Tamiflu does not work well enough to justify the high cost of the drug, or the CDC recommendation that all patients take it. These doctors point out that there is very little high quality evidence that Tamiflu reduces the rate of serious complications from the flu.