Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rumsfeld to profit from Avian Flu hoax

Dishonest Government? Who ever heard of such a thing!

From Mercola.com, a natural health site:
(See the links below for further required reading...)
Finally, the pieces of the puzzle start to add up. Not long ago, President Bush sought to instill panic in this country by telling us a minimum of 200,000 people will die from the avian flu pandemic, but it could be as bad as 2 million deaths in this country alone.

This hoax is then used to justify the immediate purchase of 80 million doses of Tamiflu, a worthless drug that in no way shape or form treats the avian flu, but only decreases the amount of days one is sick and can actually contribute to the virus having more lethal mutations. [Ed's note: I don't even think it does that much.]

So the U.S. placed an order for 20 million doses of this worthless drug at a price of $100 per dose. That comes to a staggering $2 billion.

We are being told that Roche manufactures Tamiflu and, in a recent New York Times article, they were battling whether or not they would allow generic drug companies to help increase their production.
But if you dig further you will find that a drug was actually developed by a company called Gilead that 10 years ago gave Roche the exclusive rights to market and sell Tamiflu.

Ahh, The Plot Thickens...

If you read the link below from Gilead, you'll discover Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was made the chairman of Gilead in 1997.

Since Rumsfeld holds major portions of stock in Gilead, he will handsomely profit from the scare tactics of the government that is being used to justify the purchase of $2 billion of Tamiflu.
For more on the nonsense of the avian flu hoax, you'll want to review today's other post on the subject.

Gilead Sciences Inc.

Another story: CNN Money.

Related Articles:

Super Flu Pandemic is a Hoax
Universal Flu Vaccine For Everyone?
Nursing Home Residents Get Flu Despite Getting Flu Shot

Once again, your honest, upstanding, small-government Republicans are caught with their hand in your pocket. I want so bad for this to hit the mainstream press, but it won't.

What we need is a good old fashioned housecleaning...