H5N1...SARS...WNV...AIDS...so many deadly acronyms to be worried about these days. Pestilence, that famous allegorical horseman of the Apocalypse, may
well be checking his saddle and spinning his spurs even as you read this, and his three terrible companions may not be far behind. But as we, the
masses, tremble at the prospect of an unprecedented global pandemic, with projected deaths ranging in the hundreds of millions, there is one group
that is rubbing their hands together in glee at such a prospect, and that is pharmaceutical companies and vaccine manufacturers. True to historical
form - sorrow, misery and death are the dividend reports of huge corporations, and Western governments, of course, are right there to protect their
buddies, and to make sure you have no recourse for justice. Read on...
If you're unaware of the disaster that is threatening the world at the moment, in the form of a highly pathogenic strain of Avian Influenza,
affectionately named H5N1, then I'd like to welcome you back from your stint in that remote Siberian coal mine you've called home for the last year
or more. For those of you who haven't been drilling through the permafrost of the former SU, I'll skip the unpleasantries of describing the already
well-known potential fall-out from this pandemic and cut right to the other unpleasantries.
DISEASE PREVENTION...AND CORPORATE PROTECTION
With such a frightening prospect for global disaster looming over our heads, the natural reaction is to look to government to do something, to protect
us, and ultimately to show us that all that tax money pumped into national and international health programs is well-spent. Well, governments are
ensuring that the protection is there, but not for who you think.
In the United States, Republican Senator Richard Burr
is doing his best to
ensure that Americans will get lots of forced vaccinations in the event of a federally declared public health emergency, and he's also ensuring that
if any American citizen experiences any debilitating effects, is injured, or dies from any viral cocktail that the government injects them with, they
will have no legal recourse to sue the government, or the pharmaceutical companies that produced the vaccine.
The U.S. Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2005 (S. 1873), of which version was due to be finalized yesterday Oct 20,
establishes the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, or BARDA, ("I can't believe it's not BARDA") as the over-riding authority for
development of "biodefense" drugs and vaccines in the United States, denies American citizens the right to obtain information in regards to those
vaccines under the FOIA, and furthermore denies them the right to sue the government if they are harmed in any way by drugs or vaccines distributed or
administered by the government.
The draft version of the Act can be downloaded here:
S. 1873 - pdf (163KB)
The bill is rather long and complex, but I'll cut to the juicy parts:
SEC. 319F-3. LIABILITY PROTECTIONS FOR PANDEMIC AND EPIDEMIC PRODUCTS AND SECURITY COUNTERMEASURES.
(a) AUTHORITY. -- As provided in subsection (b), and subject to subsection (b)(1)(C), a manufacturer, distributor, or administrator of a security
countermeasure, or a qualified pandemic and epidemic product, described in subsection (b)(1)(A) or a health care provider shall be immune from suit or
liability caused by or arising out of the design, development, clinical testing and investigation, manufacture, labeling, distribution, sale,
purchase, donation, dispensing, prescribing, administration, or use of a security countermeasure, or a qualified pandemic and epidemic product,
described in subsection (b)(1)(A).
But don't fret, there is still one path of recourse to sue the government, and that is if the Secretary of DHHS decides that he, the US government,
and their vaccine-maker buddies WANT to be sued.
(C) POTENTIAL LIABILITY ON DETERMINATION.--
(i) IN GENERAL.-- A manufacturer, distributor, administrator, or health care provider shall not be immune under subsection (a) or exempted from a
cause of action under subparagraph (A) if the Secretary makes a determination as provided for in subparagraph (D).
(ii) INVESTIGATION BY SECRETARY.-- A party seeking a determination under subparagraph (D) may petition the Secretary to investigate allegations
against a manufacturer, ...
So there you have it. H5N1 threatens the USA, you and your kids are herded to clinics for mandatory vaccinations, one of your kids dies a day later
from the faulty vaccine, and you have to beg the Secretary of DHHS to let you sue him and/or his friends. What a charming prospect! But I'm sure we
can all agree that, "in these troubled times", government and pharmaceutical corporations must be allowed to cook up their soup in their
bio-kitchens without fear of anyone getting upset because they died or something.
But Richard Burr has no time for these petty concerns. In fact, he speaks of the legislation and how it will benefit corporate America in absolutely
glowing terms on his website:
Specifically, the legislation would:
• Establish the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, or BARDA, as the single point of authority within the Federal Government for
the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures, including drugs and vaccines, in response to bioterrorism and natural disease
• Encourage potential researchers, manufacturers, and health care delivery partners to commit substantial resources to bring innovative new and
better products to the market more quickly.
• Provide incentives for the domestic manufacturing of medical countermeasures for pandemic and epidemic diseases.
“We need to improve our ability to prepare for, and respond to, bioterrorism attacks and natural outbreaks with a comprehensive approach,” said
Senator Richard Burr. “I believe we need to make sure someone in the Federal Government is partnering with the private sector [...]
"Encourage"...?"Incentive"...? Well I'm sure freedom from liability and the ability to act completely in secret is a wonderfully encouraging
incentive. Nice one, Dick.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Tony Blair is doing his part to ensure the preparations are made, with plans for the government to buy 120 million
doses of H5N1 mutant strain vaccine once a pandemic emerges, enough to inject every man, woman and child in the UK twice over, just to make sure. And
as expected, the pharmaceutical fat-cats are already slobbering at the prospecti
of huge, lucrative government contracts to supply the
soup. Whether or not any Brits who kick the bucket from their concoction will be able to in turn kick the suppliers is unclear and, knowing Tony's
penchant for following Washington's lead, increasingly doubtful at this stage. Of course, Johnny Howard will do whatever Washington does, so I don't
even need to touch on that one.
NEWS: Britain To Give Bird Flu Shots To Entire Population - ATSNN
ONE FOR THE CONSIPOLOGISTS
So as the microscopic creepy-crawlies make there way around Asia and Eastern Europe, and around the global MSM psyop network, many are asking , "Can
the feds be trusted?" And the answer from many who see the workings of the world in a slightly different light is: "Probably not."
The United Nations is famous for its vocal advocacy of population control, using such flowery terms as "sustainable development" and "family
planning", and constantly rabbiting on about the effects of over-population such as the threat to the environment, global poverty increase, disease,
famine and all those other nasties that crop up when you get too many of we homo-breedus-like-rabbituses walking around the Earth, elbows clashing at
the crowded dinner table. In the late 1970's and early 80's, the health arm of the UN, the World Health Organization, carried out extensive
immunization programs in Africa to eradicate small pox and polio. At around the same time, a free Hepatitis B vaccination program for young,
promiscuous gay men in Lower Manhattan was instituted. And a few years later, whaddyaknow, the "immune deficiency syndrome" was identified in
Africa, and the "gay-related
[sic] immune deficiency syndrome, " was identified in Manhattan. The rest, of course, is history.
As the H5N1 fear is turned up a notch with each passing week, and governments are already putting plans into place to deal with it, and to protect
themselves from any public backlash as a result of any "unfortunate" side-effects of vaccines, some with a conspiratorial view of history are
wondering if we aren't being set up. But the question is, exactly how...
Congress Set to Pass Law Eliminating Liability for Vaccine Injuries - National Vaccine
Bird Flu News - ATSNN
H5N1 Avian Flu Issues - ATS Forum
H5N1 - wikipedia
[edit on 2005-10-21 by wecomeinpeace]