Eminent doctors are now coming out openly with comments on the alleged "Swine-Flu-pandemic conspiracy". Dr Wolfgang Wodarg, an epidemiologist, claims the WHO was persuaded to change the definition of 'pandemic' by scientists linked to pharmaceutical companies in order to trigger lucrative 'sleeping' vaccination contracts. The accusations are to be investigated by the Council of Europe after Dr Wodarg, the chairman of the body's health committee, tabled a damning resolution. Dr Wodarg claims the WHO "in cooperation with some big pharmaceutical companies and their scientists re-defined pandemics and lowered the alarm threshold" so that governments would begin to order vaccines. In fact, at one time , the WHO warned against preventive anti-virals thus leaving a free field for Vaccines.
GlaxoSmithKlein is estimated to have made $1.7 billion from sales of H1N1 vaccine sales in the fourth quarter of 2009 alone. Lower than expected uptake of the vaccine has led to a huge oversupply, to the extent that France, Britain, Germany and the Netherlands are all attempting to sell or give away surplus shots - or cancel orders, where possible.
Quite apart from the cost implications to already stretched national health budgets, if Dr Wodarg is right, then millions of healthy people have been, as he puts it, "unnecessarily" exposed to "the risk of poorly tested vaccines" for a flu strain that is "vastly less harmful" than all previous flu epidemics.