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Mass burials are being considered by the Home Office as part of contingency plans for a possible avian flu pandemic.
A "prudent worst case" assessment suggested that 320,000 could die in Britain if the H5N1 virus mutated into a form contagious between humans, according to a confidential report.
The paper - said to have been discussed by a Cabinet committee - said that the huge number of deaths would lead to delays of up to 17 weeks in burying or cremating victims. It warned that the prospect of "common burial" would stir up images of the mass pits used to bury victims of the Great Plague in 1665.
Mass graves planned if bird flu pandemic reaches Britain
By now you've probably already heard some of the world's top scientists whispering that Avian flu is a giant hoax. This while other scientists are predicting that "200 million people could die in the U.S. with 200,000 dying for sure from a cataclysmic bird flu pandemic that will bring Western civilization to its knees." As usual the media are willing dupes on the scare story--big-time. But when I witnessed the President's plans for preparing for the disaster, I had to shudder--this is going to be the greatest pharmaceutical rip-off of all time.
It's all about the money. Imagine--guaranteed purchases, guaranteed new contracts, tax incentives, no product viability needed, and total immunity from product liability! This is a pharmaceutical company's dream come true. And even better--it is the opportunity of a lifetime--a vaccine for EVERY PERSON ON EARTH!
The backbone of the plan starts with 20 million doses of the Tamiflu vaccine which is barely effective at treating regular flu, and will most likely be useless against the bird flu strain (H5N1). What it will do is garner about $100 a poke, or a $2 BILLION GIVEAWAY, paid for--you guessed it--by you and me. And the kicker is that thanks to our friends in the U.S. senate, senate bill S. 1873 is out of committee and ready to be voted into law.
The Bird Flu: Avian Epidemics--From the article: The Bird Flu Giant Money-Grab
Originally posted by byhiniur
Are mass burials a contingency plan or a consequence of the lack of contingancy plans?
For the vaccinations to be effective wouldn't they have to have been administered a while back? Also, why are we buying all this Tamiflu that isn't even a cure for bird flu...
Originally posted by SeekerofWhat the second article is asserting is that the H5N1 or Avian Flu is a hoax, created to put money in the pockets of pharmaceutical company's.
Donald Rumsfeld has made a killing out of bird flu. The US Defence Secretary has made more than $5m (£2.9m) in capital gains from selling shares in the biotechnology firm that discovered and developed Tamiflu, the drug being bought in massive amounts by Governments to treat a possible human pandemic of the disease.