Jedrek Stepien


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We were supposed to die two years ago. Does anyone remember the Swine Flu paranoia?

In the spring of 2009 the world's population seemed to be on the verge of extinction due to a strange virus from Mexico. The World Health Organisation announced a pandemia, which made many governments to spend billions on Tamiflu and other vaccinations.

In the summer of 2009 the threat seemed to be over. The swine flu virus reportedly killed about 19,000 people worlwide, which was far less than regular flu does every year.

The large number of drugs bought by the governments were later supposedly shipped to Africa, where they served as a remedy for less serious diseases. Some studies, moreover, revealed that Tamiflu was nothing but a placebo.

What is the aftermath of that worldwide paranoia today? Who is the winner and who is the loser?

The media seem to have forgotten about the case.

Are there any similar cases to this one?

Are we being duped?


  • Nov 27 2011: My research led me to the startling finding that the only reason bird flu is not a pandemic is the shape of sugar molecules called glycans. If a mutation occurs that can accomodate the shape of sugar molecules then bird flu could become human flu with a pandemic capable of killing millions of people.
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    Nov 27 2011: GDP is the winner... Humanity is the loser.
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    Nov 27 2011: Well yes the media loves to spin a good yarn, but I would be a bit easy on the good people at WHO. Swine flu is the related to the Spanish flu which killed somewhere between 50 and 100 million people. Any new virus we are unfamiliar with should not be underestimated. That said we as a species fare well against most diseases so maybe its their job to warn us, and our job not to panic.
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    Nov 26 2011: yes,once again it raises this question in my mind; how reliable is the media?.Lol,I guess we were given an extra 3 years because we are going to die in 2012 anyway,by then if we are still alive than we must be immortal ;)
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    Nov 26 2011: Yes. remember still.
    Need to find out how much of it was media propaganda , how much politics of government !!!
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      Nov 26 2011: The topic sprung out today at the breakfast with my parents. We only remembered that Roche was the producer of the drug, and that there was supposed to be an investigation as to the corruption in WHO, but the whole subject has been diluted! It's strange!