The World Health Organization (The WHO) is Accused of Hyping Swine Flu, Favoring Drug Firms and Costing European Governments Millions

WHAT? I can’t believe it. Corporations, in this case, Big Pharma, gave advice to governmental bodies that wasn’t in the best interest of the public, it was more about making money. Listen up World Health Organization (WHO) — you have one of the best acronyms EVER to describe what we, as a public need to do, We … “WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN!” Rob Stein writes in the Washington Post:

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European criticism of the World Health Organization’s handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond.

The WHO’s response caused widespread, unnecessary fear and prompted countries around the world to waste millions of dollars, according to one report.

At the same time, the Geneva-based arm of the United Nations relied on advice from experts with ties to drug makers in developing the guidelines it used to encourage countries to stockpile millions of doses of antiviral medications, according to the second report.

The reports outlined the drumbeat of criticism that has arisen, primarily in Europe, of how the world’s leading health organization responded to the first influenza pandemic in more than four decades.

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  • oman28

    The WHO doing dirty work for big pharma ?
    Shock horror.

  • ES

    I think the people in WHO seriously thought H1N1 would be a problem. I KNOW FOR A FACT that people at CDC thought so (I know someone who works there). Still, maybe it's a good idea to have an article like that in the Washington Post every once in a while, to reinforce the idea that “the public is watching!''.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Neat! It only took a year for them to come around to what I said was going on. The Alex Jones Brigade was swigging their Kool Aid and screaming that the END WAS NIGH!, and per usual, graft and hype were the only real crimes underfoot. Here we are a year later…still not dead… but I loved the scuttlebutt rumors that the first shots were to combine with as yet unknown future shots that will kill us later. Sure, boys…just take the lithium the doctor gave you and the green men won’t tell you to make tinfoil hats either.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Neat! It only took a year for them to come around to what I said was going on. The Alex Jones Brigade was swigging their Kool Aid and screaming that the END WAS NIGH!, and per usual, graft and hype were the only real crimes underfoot. Here we are a year later…still not dead… but I loved the scuttlebutt rumors that the first shots were to combine with as yet unknown future shots that will kill us later. Sure, boys…just take the lithium the doctor gave you and the green men won't tell you to make tinfoil hats either.

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