The WHO and OIE have challenged the FAO in a major way - it's a HUGE story, involving global conflicts between government-corporate-agency agendas,
planned pandemics and vaccine profits, global food production interests, depopulation and our Global Corporate Government. This thread is about who
the major players are, their agendas - sorting out how the conspiracies work and intersect - and figuring out who's with us and who's against us. So I
think it belongs in Breaking News, but will defer to staff decisions.
Our world is facing major crises from new animal diseases that can infect humans, called zoonoses
There are 3 major organizations responsible for preventing, monitoring and responding to zoonotic threats:
1. United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),
2. World Health Organization (WHO), and
3. World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)
The FAO sounded the alarm about the new H1N1 Bird Flu strain a few days ago - the new strain is spreading in China and Vietnam - existent animal
vaccines do NOT protect domestic flocks - and the new mutation is closer to spreading human-to-human.
The FAO is pushing for prevention
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Warns of 'Possible Major Resurgence' of Avian Flu (H5N1) in Asia and a New
Vaccine-Evading Strain in Vietnam and China
The possible combination of influenza strains H1N1 (high infectivity) and H5N1 (high lethality) is a matter of global concern …the Replikin Counts
of the two virus strains have risen simultaneously …to their highest levels in 50 years (H1N1, 16.7; H5N1, 23.3) …clinical outbreaks of each
strain are now occurring. These simultaneous conditions may increase the risk that the two virus strains might come into contact with each other
more frequently, facilitating transfer of genomic material to form a hybrid.
See figures: www.ereleases.com...
- the kind that will interfere with corporate profits. It's worth noting that our
industrialized food production industry is controlled by a few multi-national
The WHO and OIE say there is NO danger to humans
, on the grounds that H1N1 Bird Flu's mutation and evolution is perfectly normal.
Who is protecting industry and the global corporate economy?
"Based on available information, this evolution of the H5N1 virus poses no increased risk to public health," the WHO statement said. "It is not
considered unusual because influenza viruses are constantly
Seems the WHO and the OIE are happy to let a pandemic evolve, to protect global food production industries, create a market for vaccines, anti-virals
and other health-related products - and preserve the global economy and our Global Corporate
Who is protecting people?
Seems the FAO wants to prevent the human
pandemic, and stop it before it starts by blocking the animal pandemic that's already spreading around
What's the problem?
* Pandemic prevention threatens global industries, the global corporate economy and our Global Corporate Government.
* The risk-benefit analysis says the consumer market actually may strengthen if a pandemic wipes out a chunk of the human population.
The pandemic threat is real - a result of industrialized factory farming. Scientists have seen the writing on the wall for a long while now. Along
with public health officials and others, they have been begging for prevention
years, most recently in mid-August:
World must invest equally in
bird flu prevention and response
The "reports during the past two weeks of two recent infections and another death" from H5N1 (avian) influenza "raised little concern except among
public health officials," ..."[t]he fact that bird flu in developing nations receives little public attention reveals that the world has become
complacent about this threat."
"Even more telling is how the focus of international giving has shifted from prevention to response strategies. … [but] the world cannot
afford to be complacent about prevention," he writes. "Each infection is a warning that the species barrier will not prevent human infections," Gatter
notes, concluding, "On the theory that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, all nations must recommit to the strategies that will prevent
infections in the first place. At the very least, we must invest just as heavily in prevention strategies as we do in response planning"
Ain't happenin. The focus has shifted from prevention to response strategies because prevention
would cut into corporate profits - pre- and
post-pandemic - and besides, TPTB are counting on the opportunity for a bit of population reduction.
On the profit side, if steps aren't taken to prevent zoonoses from evolving to spread human-to-human, the only option left is "response" - after TSHTF
- which in this case will be a highly profitable vaccine, funded with our tax dollars, and offered up with zero liability
for the manufacturer.
Not to mention anti-virals, viricides, masks and a host of other health-related products.
So if you're into profiting from disaster, look at "the heavyweights of vaccine manufacturing." Barry Cohen is long NVS and AZN. And don't forget -
disaster is just an opportunity to profit and prosper.
In Event of Bird Flu Pandemic, Vaccine Producers Likeliest
Given this week’s news that bird flu is showing signs of returning and a mutant strain of the deadly H5N1 virus could be spreading in Asia,
investors might want to keep their eyes some of the heavyweights of vaccine manufacturing.
They include Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE:SNY), Novartis (NYSE:NVS), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN), Baxter (NYSE:BAX), Novavax
(NASDAQ:NVAX) and China-based Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ:SVA).
The mutant strain could be spreading to previously virus-free countries by wild bird migrations, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture
Organization. It appears existing avian influenza vaccines aren’t effective against the new strain.
1. What do you think is worse for our planet's environment: a) global industries that pollute and contaminate our air, water and food; or b)
environmental stress from overpopulation?
2. Do you think it's smart to let animal diseases mutate in factory farms and create human pandemics to:
a) deal with "overpopulation";
b) protect global food production industries and the global economy;
c) preserve our Global Corporate Government;
d) create consumer markets for vaccines and new drugs;
e) all of the above; or
f) none of the above ?
(visit the link for the full news article)
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