New Development: The German President of the Health Committee of the Council of Europe, Wolfgang Wodarg, is issuing accusations against the pharmaceutical lobbies and the governments. He has intitiated the start of an investigation by that body concerning the role played by the pharmaceutical in the campaign of panic about the virus.
A straight forward interview.
Ex-member of the SPD, Wolfgang Wodarg is a doctor and epidemiologist. His request for a commission of inquiry into the role of pharmaceutical companies in the management of swine flu outbreak by WHO and the nation states was granted unanimously by the members of the Health Committee of the Council of Europe…
What made you suspicious about the influence of pharmaceutical companies had on the decisions being taken in respect of swine flu?
Wolfgang Wodarg. We are facing a major failure of national institutions responsible for warning about risks and responding in case a pandemic occurs. In April when the first alarm came from Mexico I was very surprised at the figures furnished by the World Health Organization (WHO) to justify the declaration of a pandemic. I was immediately suspicious: the numbers were very low and the alarm level very high. There were not even in a thousand patients when there was already talk of the pandemic of the century. And the alert was decreed extreme based on the fact that the virus was new. But the characteristic of influenza disease is to develop very quickly with viruses which take on new forms each time, by dwelling in new hosts, animal, human etc.
There was nothing new in itself to that. Each year a new virus of this "flu"type appears. In reality there was no reason to sound the alarm at this level. This was only possible because in early May the WHO changed its definition of a pandemic. Before that date there had to be not only a disease which had broke out in several countries at once but also one that had very serious consequences with the number of deaths above the usual average. This aspect was removed from the new definition, to retain the rate of spread of disease as the only criteria. And they claimed that the virus was dangerous because people had not been able to develop immunity against it. Which was false for this virus. Because it was observed that people aged over 60 years already had antibodies. That is to say they had already been in contact with similar viruses. That is why also there are virtually no people aged over 60 who have developed the disease. Yet those were the people who were recommended to be vaccinated quickly.
Among the things that aroused my suspicions there was therefore on one side this determination to sound the alarm. And on the other side, some curious facts. Such as, for example, the recommendation by WHO to carry out two injections for vaccines. That had never been done before. There was no scientific justification for this. There was also the recommendation to use only special patented vaccines. There was however no reason for not adding, as it is done every year, specific antiviral particles of this new H1N1 virus, "completing" the vaccine used for seasonal influenza. This was not done because they preferred to use patented vaccine materials that major laboratories had designed and manufactured to be ready in case of a pandemic developing. And by proceeding in this way they did not hesitate to endanger the persons vaccinated.
Wolfgang Wodarg. To provide products rapidly, adjuvants were used in some vaccines, whose effects have not been adequately tested. In other words, they wanted absolutely to use these new patented products instead of developing vaccines according to traditional methods of production which are much simpler, more reliable and less costly. There was no medical reason for this. It was only for marketing purposes.
How could anyone justify that?
Wolfgang Wodarg. To understand we must return to the episode of avian influenza from 2005 to 2006. It was then that new international plans were defined for dealing with a pandemic alarm. These plans were officially developed to ensure rapid manufacturing of vaccines in case of an alert. This led to negotiations between pharmaceutical companies and governments. On the one hand the labs committed themselves to keep ready to develop the preparations, on the other hand, states assured them they would buy them all. After this strange deal the pharmaceutical industry took no economic risk by engaging in new fabrications. And it was sure to touch the jack pot in the case of a pandemic outbreak.
Do you disagree with the diagnoses and even the potential severity of influenza A?
Wolfgang Wodarg. Yes, it’s just a normal kind of flu. It does not cause a tenth of deaths caused by the classic seasonal flu. All that mattered and that led to the great campaign of panic which we have seen was that it was a golden opportunity for representatives from labs who knew they would hit the jackpot in the case of a pandemic being declared.
Those are very serious accusations you're making. How was such a process made possible within the WHO?
Wolfgang Wodarg. A group of people in the WHO is associated very closely with the pharmaceutical industry.
Will the investigation by the Council of Europe also work in this direction?
Wolfgang Wodarg. We want to clarify everything that brought about this massive operation of disinformation. We want to know who made decisions, on the basis of what evidence and precisely how the influence of the pharmaceutical industry came to bear on the decision-making. And the time has come at last for us to make demands on governments. The purpose of the inquiry is so that there are no more false alarms of this type in the future. So that the people may rely on the analysis and the expertise of national and international public institutions. The latter are now discredited, because millions of people have been vaccinated with products with inherent possible health risks. This was not necessary. It has also led to a considerable mismanagement of public money.
Do you have any concrete figures on the extent of this mismanagement?
Wolfgang Wodarg. In Germany it comes to 700 million euros. But it is very difficult to know the exact figures because we are talking on one side about vaccines resold to foreign countries and most firms do not communicate due to the principle of respect for "business secret" regarding the amounts in contracts concluded with States and any indemnification clauses contained therein.
Will the work of "lobbying" by pharma companies on the National Institutes of Health also be dealt with by the investigation of the Council of Europe?
Wolfgang Wodarg. Yes we will examine the attitude of institutions like the Robert Koch Institute in Germany or Pasteur in France who should in fact have advised their governments from a critical standpoint. In some countries certain institutions have done so. In Finland and Poland, for example, critical voices were raised to say: "we do not need that."
Has the tremendous global operation of disinformation also been possible because the pharmaceutical industry had "representatives" even within the governments of the most powerful countries?
Wolfgang Wodarg. As regards the ministries, that seems to me to be obvious. I can not explain how specialists, very smart people who know the problems of the influenza disease by heart, did not notice what was happening.
So what happened?
Wolfgang Wodarg. Without going as far as saying direct corruption, which I am certain does exist, there were many ways for labs to exercise their influence over decisions. A very concrete example, is how Klaus Stöhr, who was the head of the epidemiological department of the WHO at the time of bird flu, and who therefore prepared the plans to cope with a pandemic that I mentioned above, in the meantime had become a top executive of the company Novartis. And similar links between Glaxo and Baxter, etc. and influential members of the WHO. These large firms have "their people" in the cogs and then they pull strings so that the right policy decisions are taken. That is to say, the ones that will allow them to pump as much money from taxpayers.
But if your survey succeeds, will it not be a support for citizens to insist their governments demand accountability from these large groups?
Wolfgang Wodarg. Yes, you're right, this is one of the major issues related to this investigation. States could indeed take advantage of this to contest contracts drawn up in, let us say, improper conditions. If it can be shown that it was under the influence of firms that the process was initiated then they will have to be push to ask for reimbursement. But that's just the financial side, there is also the human side, persons who were vaccinated with products that were inadequately tested.
So what kind of risk have these healthy people unknowingly taken by getting vaccinated?
Wolfgang Wodarg. Again, the vaccines were developed too quickly, some adjuvants were insufficiently tested. But there is worse to come. The vaccine developed by Novartis was produced in a bioreactor from cancerous cells. A technique that had never been used until now.
Why, I'm obviously not an expert, but how can one claim to make a vaccine from diseased cells?
Wolfgang Wodarg. Normally one uses chicken eggs on which viruses are grown. We need in fact to work on living cells. Because viruses can only multiply in this way and so do, by definition, the virus preparations that go with it. But this process has a big flaw, it is slow and it takes a lot of eggs. And it is long and complex technically. Another potentially excellent technique is to grow the virus in living cells in bioreactors. This requires cells which grow and divide very quickly. It's a bit like the method used to culture yogurt, which is also produced in a bio-reactor. but in this context the cell was so upset in its environment and its growth that it grows like a cancer cell. And it is on these rapidly multiplying cells that they grow the virus. But to manufacture the vaccine the virus must be re-extracted from these cells on which they were implanted. And it can therefore happen that during the manufacturing process of the vaccine, residue of cancerous cells remain in the preparation. In the same way as it happens in conventional manufacturing with eggs. Thus we know that in the case of a classic influenza vaccination, side effects can occur in people who are allergic to egg albumin found in egg white. It can not be excluded that proteins, remains of a cancer cell present in a vaccine produced by bio-reactor, may generate a tumour on the person vaccinated. According to a true principle of precaution, before such a product is allowed on the market, there should therefore be 100% certainty that such effects are actually excluded.
And wasn’t this done?
Wolfgang Wodarg. It was not. The EMEA (European Medicines Agency), an institution under the responsibility of the European Commissioner for Economic Affairs, based in London, which gives permission to release vaccines on the market in Europe, gave the green light for commercializing this product arguing, namely, that this mode of manufacture was not a "significant" risk. This was very differently appreciated by many experts here in Germany and by an independent drug institution, which instead sounded the alert and voiced their objections. I took these warnings seriously. I studied the case and intervened in the context of the Bundestag health committee of which I was a member so that the vaccine would not be used in Germany. I made it known that I was certainly not opposed to the development of vaccines with this technique. But first it had to have a total guarantee of innocuousness. The product has therefore not been used in Germany where the government terminated the contract with Novartis.
What is the name of this vaccine?
Wolfgang Wodarg. Obta flu.
But that means that in other European countries like France the product can be marketed without any problem?
Wolfgang Wodarg. Yes, it obtained permission from EMEA and can be used anywhere in the EU.
What alternative do you intend to propose so that further scandals of this type are avoided?
Wolfgang Wodarg. The WHO should be more transparent, so we know clearly who decides and what type of relationship exists between participants in the organization. It should also be flanked by at least one elected chamber, which should be able to react very critically and where everyone can express themselves. This enhanced public scrutiny is essential.
Isn’t the question of another system capable of handling a matter which is in fact a common good for citizens across the planet coming to the surface?
Wolfgang Wodarg. Can we go on allowing the production of vaccines and the conduct of these productions to organizations whose goal is to win as much money as possible? Or is the production of vaccines not something that States must absolutely monitor and implement themselves? That's why I think we should abandon the system of patents on vaccines. That is to say, the possibility of monopolization of vaccine production by a large group. For this option requires that we sacrifice thousands of lives, simply in the name of respect for these monopoly rights. You're right, that particular claim has become evident for me.
(NaturalNews) The great swine flu hoax of 2009 is now falling apart at the seams as one country after another unloads hundreds of millions of doses of unused swine flu vaccines. No informed person wants the injection anymore, and the entire fear-based campaign to promote the vaccines has now been exposed as outright quackery and propaganda.
Even doctors are now calling the pandemic a complete hoax. As reported on FoxNews, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a leading health authority in Europe, says that drug companies "organized a 'campaign of panic' to put pressure on the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic. He believes it is 'one of the greatest medicinescandals of the century,' and he has called for an inquiry." (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933...)
H1N1 swine flu was never dangerous, and it never should have been escalated to a level-six pandemic in the first place. It was all a big marketing scamwhose purpose was to simply sell vaccines. (And the CDC and WHO were in on it...)
And it worked! Big Pharma made out with billions of dollars in profits for a useless vaccine that's now being dumped by the truck load. These vaccines were, of course, paid for with taxpayer dollars, making the Great Swine Flu Hoax of 2009 nothing more than an elaborate financial scam whose goal was to transfer wealth from the People to the shareholders of Big Pharma.
In just the fourth quarter of 2009, GlaxoSmithKline shipped $1.4 billion worth of vaccines. (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS...)
That's $1.4 billion worth of taxpayer dollars, by the way. Dollars that could have been spent on nutrition or real health education. $1.4 billion worth of free vitamin D supplements would have done far more to protect public health than vaccines could ever hope to accomplish.
A bailout for Big Pharma
Wall Street hucksters have nothing on Big Pharma, the CDC and the WHO, all of which conspired to mislead the public and generate irrational fear in order to make money selling people vaccine shots they never needed in the first place.
The drug companies raked in billions of dollars in revenues while providing a product that offered absolutely no net reduction in mortality. In fact, as the long-term side effects of the vaccines remain unknown, it could turn out that the vaccines actually result in a net increasein mortality.
Meanwhile, countless people were harmed by the swine flu vaccine frenzy (it's "countless" because nobody's counting). In addition to those who were nearly paralyzed after receiving the vaccine shots, grade school students in Massachusetts who lined up to receive swine flu vaccine shots were instead injected with insulin. (Insulin injections can put you into a coma.) (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...)
The school sent a letter home to students blaming the mishap on the school nurse. But if they weren't injecting these kids with a useless vaccine for a non-pandemic, none of this would have happened in the first place.
Total swine flu deaths for 2009 were far lower than the number of deaths from regular seasonal flu. And yet it turns out that thousands of Americans who died from the swine flu had been previously injected with the vaccines (http://www.naturalnews.com/027956_H...). In fact, according to calculations derived from official CDC estimates, thousands of vaccinated Americans died from swine flu anyway. The vaccines, it seems, don't really work after all. You're just as safe doing nothing.
Actually, getting the vaccine may harm your health. Outspoken Dr. Wodarg even says that the full extent of the damage from the insufficiently-tested vaccines may not be known for years. "The vaccine developed by Novartis was produced in a bioreactor from cancerous cells, a technique that had never been used until now," he says.
Just what we need, huh? Cancer cells being injected into the population as part of a vaccine campaign.
Cancelling vaccine orders
The Swine Flu hoax has fizzled out, and countries like Greece, France and the UK have cancelled orders for vaccines that they now realize won't be needed (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS...) (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8...). But even the fizzling of this hoax doesn't mean it was a failure from the point of view of Big Pharma.
The swine flu hoax was a huge success not only for drug company profits, but also for certain influential individuals including Dr Julie Gerberding, former head of the CDC who has now accepted a high-paying job
as the president of Merck's global vaccine operations. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027789_D...)
One minute you're running the CDC, warning the country about a pandemic while urging everybody to get vaccinated, and the next minute you're running the for-profit vaccine division of the world's largest drug company. Amazing how that works, huh?
We called it right
I called much of this months ago in my popular hip-hop song, "Don't Inject Me" which you can listen to here:
As I stated in the song lyrics, which were written in early August, 2009:
The truth is outrageous Don't you know the drug companies made this flu Don't you know the swine flu is made by man Pharmaceutical scam It's all part of the Big Brother population plan They don't want you to see the remedies you can stop influenza with vitamin D for free Herbal medicine is all that you need But they can't charge a fifty dollar fee Unless They inject you The big drug companies are makin' a killing Collectin' the billions and gettin' away like a James Bond villain Cuz' they're willin' to do almost anything Just to make money with the flu vaccine
Many clueless critics thought this song was some sort of outrageous conspiracy rant at the time. Turns out it was a spot-on prediction of the truth behind The Great Swine Flu hoax of 2009.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2010 1:51:43 GMT -5 by Wayne Hall
Poland praised for anti-swine flu strategy 31.03.2010 06:37
The Council of Europe has praised Poland’s Health Minister Ewa Kopacz for her strategy against the swine flu virus.
The council’s Committee on Social, Health and Family Affairs said that the Health Ministry’s decision not to order any A/H1N1 vaccines, in spite of pressure from pharmaceutical companies and health organizations, was correct.
Ewa Kopacz (right) who went to Paris to explain her government’s response to the flu virus - which the World Health Organisation was wrongly predicting would turn into a full blown pandemic across Europe - said that Poland had considered buying an anti-flu vaccine but terms proposed by pharmaceutical companies were unacceptable.
Poland’s Health Minister said that thanks to the anti-swine flu strategy adopted in Poland fewer fatal cases of the virus were reported and the virus was less virulent than in other countries.
Paul Flynn, who wrote the Council of Europe report, called the decision “an act of courage” and stressed that other countries spent millions of euro on vaccines.
Former head of the French Red Cross Prof. Marc Gentilini said that Poland can serve as an example of how to handle the threat of an A/H1N1 pandemic.
The Health Ministry’s decision not to buy anti-flu vaccines was fiercely criticized in Poland during the outbreak. Ombudsman Janusz Kochanowski even threatened to sue Ewa Kopacz over the government’s policy. (mg/pg)
Why I will try to reopen the Baxter case and take more legal action in Austria
When I filed criminal charges against Baxter in Vienna, Austria, in April 2009, I was the only one to initiate an investigation into an incident that could have triggered a global bird flu pandemic with devastating consequences for people around the globe – and I did it in an act of desperation after none of the media, the local NGOs or the political parties responded to my request for them to investigate or publicize the incident.
A Vienna state prosecutor opened an investigation into the Baxter incident as a result of those charges but the investigation was dropped in September 2009. I have never been allowed to see the file or an explanation why.
I plan now to reopen the case– and also to have the justice officials responsible for lying so flagrantly to place me under a court guardianship this summer and for locking me out of my own father’s house finally held to account for the way they have so flagrantly broken the law.
The breakdown of the justice system and of law and order in Austria is not just a local concern.
The Baxter incident was of a magnitude to change the course of history, devastating populations, ruining economies and weakening nation states according to the WHO’s and government’s own predictions. It was a crime against humanity. The pandemic vaccine contained squalene, which was banned in the USA by a Federal Judge because of the evidence it caused so much damage in US veterans who were given the anthrax injection for the Gulf War.
Under special international health regulations drawn up by the UN health body WHO in 2005, people can be forced to take an untested vaccine or to go into quarantine in the event of a pandemic emergency level six being declared. Meticulous plans were even drawn up to dispose the bodies of victims in mass graves and crematoriums.
Supercomputers in the WHO pandemic control room in Geneva to track the spread of the virus were linked to UN security forces. As soon as WHO declared a pandemic level six emergency in June 2009, the world switched to de facto state of martial law.
Billions of people would have been affected by an outbreak of the deadly bird flu.
The World Health Organization (WHO) – which also supplied Baxter with the deadly bird flu virus — predicted staggering numbers of deaths in the event of such a pandemic.
Vaccination plans were put in place by WHO in 2005 to cover six billion people, that is, almost the entire population of the world.
And yet the Austrian government opened no investigation into the contamination of 72 kilos of seasonal flu vaccines with the bird flu virus in Baxter’s facilities in Orth an der Donau in February 2009. It did nothing to investigate this case of a pharmaceutical company attempting to trigger a pandemic. Baxter facilities have appeared on a top secret list of key US government sites abroad published by Wikileaks. It is clearly a dual purpose bioweapons plant.
As mentioned, I only filed the charges in a last-ditch effort to prevent a repeat of the contamination of vaccine material in Baxter’s labs. Just ten days later, the swine flu pandemic broke out close to another Baxter facility in Mexico City.
From the start, I said the swine flu pandemic was hyped by the media and governments, especially the supranational government body, the UN’s health watchdog, WHO. I was proved right by subsequent events and investigations.
However, the reality is that no one has been called to account.
And far from being rewarded for my efforts, I was fired from my job after doing some radio shows in the USA to spread the word about the fake pandemic, defamed by the mainstream media that played a large role in hyping the pandemic and persecuted by the very justice officials in Austria that allowed Baxter off the hook and almost stripped of all my civic rights and imprisoned on the basis of a lie by a judge this summer.
My experience shows that Europe is no longer a free society. We no longer have anything like honest or accountable government. Our governments are as corrupt as any regime in Egypt or Algeria and the time has come for us to take action to restore good government and justice.
The victory of the Egyptians is precarious – and they know it. The same sinister forces that propped Mubarak up – including the US and EU governments – will seek to undermine their revolution. There is still a long way to go before they set up the kind of government that brings real freedom and prosperity. There will be no point in looking to Europe for inspiration. Switzerland is about the only country left with a functioning democracy: people there still control their local governments through oversight of their budgets and spending plans.
But even in Switzerland, more and more powers have been annexed by an unaccountable bureaucracy. Plans were also in place in many cantons in Switzerland to force people to take the pandemic vaccine at special vaccine centres.
What kind of freedom do we have when we can be forced under national pandemic plans to take a vaccine with adjuvants known to cause autoimmune diseases?
How far have we come? How can long can we continue to tolerate such a flagrant abuse of power by our governments?
The neurological damage to young people due to the pandemic vaccine adjuvant that is now being reported in Finland was entirely predictable – and it is just the tip of the iceberg.
The Finnish health authorities reporting these cases themselves recommended the pandemic vaccine with adjuvants and they also have close financial ties to the manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline. The Finnish Ministry of Justice has even opened an investigation into whether bribes were given to officials. Some of the Finnish scientists were caught trying to hide the evidence of damage.
An immunity clause was so important to pharmaceutical companies that they refused to renegotiate it with the Polish Health Minister Ewa Kopacz. A family doctor, Kopacz recognized that the vaccines were not adequately tested and she insisted on the pharamceutical companies taking responsibility for any damage, arguing that if the vaccines were that safe, the pharma companies would have no problem with this. But the pharma companies preferred no contracts to contracts where they were held responsible for the damage.
It was because the pharmaceutical companies knew all about the damage their vaccines would cause that they insisted on the immunity clause.
The governments knew all about the damage the vaccines would cause. The adjuvants had been banned in the US and UK for that very reason.
The then French Health Minister Roselyne Batchelot had to go to a court in Paris to answer the charge of mass poisoning of the French people by vaccine in January 2010. She – or rather her lawyers – could not give answers to the charges put to her as part of a civil process and the next day, she announced the end of the vaccine campaign.
All across Europe with the exception of Poland, governments marched in lockstep to hype the pandemic and give their populations the toxic pandemic vaccine. All across Europe, governments have tried to bury the evidence of what was actually a deliberate attempt at mass poisoning of the population.
How long can we tolerate a situation where our own governments, the health ministers and justice ministers, and the regulators act in concert with pharmaceutical to give toxic vaccines to their people? Yes, even force them on people?
How long can we tolerate a situation where it is left to ordinary citizens to scramble to warn others of the dangers while the corporate and state media systematically misinform the public of the facts?
It is a great testimony to the sense of responsibility of so many people that the information spread so fast in so many countries. As a result only 1% of the Spanish and Italians took the jab, only 4% of the Austrians and 6% of the French and Germans.
Still, far too many people took this vaccine. Far too many people have suffered damage such as the young people in Finland. Much more damage will emerge with time.
This year, the flu vaccine contained three separate viruses that seemed to have promoted a more lethal mutation.
A report in the Daily Mail in December admitted that 5 of the ten people in the UK who died from the more lethal mutation had gotten the flu vaccine.
This year even fewer people have taken the flu vaccine, showing that the recognition that these jabs are potentially dangerous is growing. Only 36,000 people in Vienna have taken the jab so far, a tiny percent of the total population.
Information is spreading on the alternative media and the internet is increasingly under attack from governments in the USA and Europe, afraid of losing their control over the information we receive that they have had through their grip on the mainstream media.
What kind of freedom of the media do we enjoy in Europe after all when a science journalist like myself who has written for Nature, The Scientist and the BMJ, cannot get the Baxter story printed anywhere – and has to resort to going onto the alternative media to spread information?
What kind of freedom and protection of human rights do we still have when someone like me who takes this initiative is then fired from their job, defamed by the mainstream media and harassed by the same justice officials that failed to investigate the Baxter incident?
When kind of justice system do we have when an Austrian judge, Judge Michael Lauer was found to have flagrantly lied in order to have me put under a court guardianship in the summer which would have seen me stripped of all my civil rights and pyschiatrised? What action has Bandion Ortner taken against Lauer? None.
Even today the same Judge Lauer continues the same flagrant lies and with the help of the curator Dr Philipp Nierlich has locked me out of my father’s house against the law and these two dare tell me it is legal when it is plainly not legal.
From next week I am going to start legal action to bring Baxter and justice officials like Bandion Ortner, Lauer and Nierlich to justice.
It is time that they are held to account for the way they have undermined justice in Austria.
I will begin by asking for the Baxter case to be reopened and also I will allege I am being persecuted by the Justice officials in Hietzing with the full knowledge of Bandion Ortner because I filed charges against Baxter. The curator Philipp Nierlich even said he knew her personally.
It is actually quite shocking to think that the criminal charges of a science journalist, who happens to be based in Austria, were the closest thing to an investigation into this extraordinary event that there was in spite of the tremendous impact it could have had on all people in the EU and the globe by unleasing a global bird pandemic as stated by the Times of India in March.
It is even more shocking that the Austrian government, and specifically, the Justice Minister Claudia Bandion-Ortner allowed the investigation to be stopped in September 2009.
If the Justice Minister was not informed by April 8th, 2009, at the latest, about the evidence that Baxter had deliberately triggered a pandemic endangering the people of Austria, Europe and the world, then the state prosecutor would have informed her under Austrian laws that oblige prosecutors to inform the Justice Ministry about so called “sensitive” cases.
Thirty-six people had to be treated preventatively for the bird flu in hospitals in Austria – the Otto Wagner Spital in Vienna — and in the Czech Republic, underlining the danger to human beings.
Far from investigating the incident, the Austrian government has consistently downplayed the risks to people, stating the contaminated material — much of which was later returned to Baxter — was “experimental material” and only a danger for animals.
The charge that Baxter attempted to start a pandemic deliberately is based on an examination of the facts.
The bird flu virus, an organism that can damage humans, has to be kept in a lab that adheres to strict biosafety level 3 or 4 like all other such viruses, according to EU directives.
It is not at all clear why Baxter had this bird flu virus at its regular flu production facilities in Orth an der Donua in the first place. An examination of patents shows that Baxter has actually modified this virus artifically.
When it comes to biosecurity level 3 or 4, we are talking about a separate lab with extra security precautions such as double doors, electronic access codes, special clothing for lab technicians who manipulate the virus in a cabinet and so on.
These rigorous safety conditions make an accidental contamination of 72 kilos of seasonal flu virtually impossible. The contamination of 72 kilos of seasonal flu vaccine in such a lab implies a plan and intent at the highest levels to subvert all existing safety procedures and spark a worldwide pandemic.
Contaminating 72 kilos of seasonal flu vaccine with the bird flu virus and sending it to 16 labs in four countries inside the EU, including Austria, Slovakia, Germany and the Czech Republic, for injection as an experimental flu vaccine material was an action that threatened humanity.
It was only the quick thinking of a technician at the Czech lab of BioTest, which stopped a bird flu pandemic in February 2009. The technician tested the Baxter material on ferrets who became sick and had to be put down. It later emerged that material sent to all 16 labs by Baxter via a company that Baxter has since bought up, namely Avir in Vienna, was contaminated.
So close did the world come to a bird flu pandemic that Sony issued a special order to staff to return families to Japan immediately on the alert being raised.
It is clear who is set to profit from triggering such a pandemic: the pharmaceutical companies. Baxter, the very company that nearly triggered the bird flu pandemic in February 2009, had sealed contracts with the Austrian government in 2005, among other governments, to supply the vaccines in the event of a pandemic outbreak.
These lucrative contracts for gigantic quantities of pandemic vaccine material to cover everyone in the country had no break clauses, guaranteeing Baxter and other pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis and GSK and CSL undreamt of profits. These profits have since become the focus of scrutiny by various invesigations including the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly investigation.
It was these very same contracts that were activated shortly after the near bird flu outbreak by the “swine flu” pandemic declaration by WHO on the advice of experts, many of whom have turned out to have links to pharmaceutical companies as is documented by inquiries that have taken place such as the report by UK MP Paul Flynn.
Few people in Austria or other countries around the world were aware that the national pandemic plan from 2005, like other such national plans in Europe implementing WHO’s International Health Regulations, also contained provisions for forced vaccination and quarantine.
The pandemic plan actually makes being potentially infected by the swine flu a criminal offence. Police are allowed to use deadly force against criminal suspects.
Given the impact such a pandemic could have had on people’s civil rights throughout Europe, the Austrian government should have conducted a thorough investigation into what happened at Baxter’s facilities.
WHO, which supplied Baxter with the deadly bird flu virus, which is bioengineered in a US weapons lab according to a report in Der Spiegel, also failed to conduct a proper investigation into this extraordinary incident in spite of announcing one such investigation.
As mentioned, the very existence of the strict biosafety rules offer the strongest proof that this incredible event was a deliberate attempt to spark a worldwide pandemic with the potential to kill millions, devastate economies and even destroy the remnants of the sovereignty of nations.
The Austrian government along with other governments and the EU hyped the dangers of the swine flu virus, which appeared mysteriously in Mexico just a couple of weeks after the Baxter incident. The government also hyped the need for people to take the inadequately tested swine flu vaccine with officials appearing on TV to give large estimates of the number of dead expected.
Is it not acceptable in my view that more than one year later, there has still been no investigation into the Baxter incident in Austria or in Europe even though it could have triggered a far worse pandemic than the swine flu, and resulted in mass deaths, economies collapsing, social upheaval in many nations in different continents, and even in the introduction of martial law.
It is not acceptable that people like me are so flagrantly persecuted.
If justice officials can persecute me like this so flagrantly and get away with it, we do not live in a free and functioning society. We live in a dictatorship. We live under a regime like the Mubarak regime in Egypt where corrupt officials do as they please with impunity.
Almost every day, there is a new justice scandal in the media: the forging of wills by judges in Voralberg: the apparent murder of a police man investigating the Natasha Kampusch paedophile ring and a cover up by state prosecutors; the persecution of animal rights activists; the obstructions to investigations into the crimes of Hypo Alpe Adria banks and corporations.
No one is safe in this country with this corrupt justice system. Yes, Austria’s corruption poses a danger to the whole world as the Baxter case shows.
I am going to do my bit by devoting the next few weeks to legal action against Baxter, Bandion Ortner, Lauer and Nierlich.
If justice is not done, then we, like the people of Egypt, have to recognize the truth about the extent of corruption of our governments – and insist on a restoration of democracy, freedom and justice like the people of Egypt.