posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:46 AM
Originally posted by Extralien
The World Health Organisation is expected to officially declare a swine flu pandemic after an emergency meeting in Geneva this morning.
The world is currently in phase five of the pandemic alert scale, and moving to six would trigger a large scale production of vaccines.
I think there's our answer.
The WHO has been poked and prodded enough by the multinational pharmaceutical corporations - they're giving in and calling it a global pandemic.
Which is convenient, as many governments around the world have promised to buy shedloads of vaccines if that happened.
I'm sure I read somewhere that the pharmacorps tax for 1 does of Tamiflu is nigh on $100.. if thats the case, and the UK buys enough to vaccinate
half its population (which I believe is the plan, 30 million doses or summat), then we're looking at $3,000,000,000 for whoever owns Tamiflu right
And thats just for ONE "more economically developed country", as a geography teacher would call it these days.
[edit on 11-6-2009 by selfisolated]