by Joel Day
May 12, 2020
from Express Website

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A lot has been asked about the

WHO's handling of the N1H1 outbreak

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THE WHO's investigations

into the Swine Flu 'pandemic' of 2009

have since found that the virus

was largely overplayed, with many questioning

whether it was foul play to push H1N1

onto the global stage as a serious crisis...


The 2009 Swine Flu 'pandemic' (H1N1) swept the globe, lasting some 20 months.


It was the second of two 'pandemic's involving the H1N1 influenza strain - the first having hit during 1918-20 in what is now known as the Spanish Flu 'pandemic'.

In the years following the 'pandemic', the World Health Organization (WHO) faced fierce criticism over its handling of the situation.

Some medical experts doubted whether the H1N1 outbreak was really a 'pandemic' at all.

Dr Wolfgang Wodarg, a German doctor and former member of parliament, had been watching the spread of swine flu in Mexico City - where the virus was first recorded - and was puzzled at the reaction of the WHO.

In 2010, he said:

"What we experienced in Mexico City was a very mild flu which did not kill more than usual - which killed even fewer people than usual.


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"This was suddenly, a fast-spreading mild flu, a 'pandemic'.

"But this is not the definition of a 'pandemic' I learned, which has to be severe, with a much higher than usual death rate."

Dr Wodarg eventually launched an inquiry into the Swine Flu 'pandemic' and the WHO's dealings with the pharmaceutical industry in the lead up to the N1H1 'pandemic'.

At a council meeting, Mr Wodarg declared ,

"all the business deals that had been prepared between individual countries and the pharmaceutical companies were about to be triggered by the WHO".

He added:

"The relevant contracts were mostly confidential and the companies insist they should never be published."

In the months leading up to the WHO's declaration of the 'pandemic' as a "level 6" contagion - the highest possible level - many countries including Italy, Germany, France and the UK made secret agreements with pharmaceutical companies.

These contracts obliged the countries to buy Swine Flu vaccinations only if the WHO raised the 'pandemic' to a level 6.

During the 2018 documentary "TrustWHO", filmmaker Lillian Franck unearthed footage that showed WHO delegates six weeks before the level 6 'pandemic' was issued as having described Swine Flu as a "moderate" situation.


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This description was given six weeks before the WHO changed its criteria for a level 6 'pandemic',

deleting "severity of illness" from the requirement of a 'pandemic' phase....

It was thus made easier to enter the world into a serious global 'pandemic'.

Ms Franck spoke to German Velasquez, a former WHO Director in the Public Health Department, who served during the Swine Flu 'pandemic'.

He said:

"It was publicized around the world, that the criteria for declaring a 'pandemic' were changed and at the same time the old guidelines vanished from the WHO website."

Ms Franck asked:

"Could they have declared the 'pandemic' level 6 also with the old definition?"

Mr Velasquez:

"No, because the severity, the number of deaths, would have been a factor.

"Since that was no longer one of the criteria, it made it easier to declare a 'pandemic'."

As a result of the 'pandemic' entering a level 6 phase, the European Council later concluded that:

"According to analysts, the WHO initiated spending on health measures around $18billion (£14billion) worldwide."

Ms Franck also spoke to Mr Wodarg and he revealed how the WHO had grown into a culture of secrecy and "clandestine" operations.


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He said:

"The situation was evaluated correspondingly by the Council of Europe.

"Reprimand was issued.

"The lack of transparency, the role of the experts who were being paid by the pharmaceutical industry.

"Then changes were demanded but the WHO didn't respond to the Council of Europe - the WHO turned up for the first hearing and then didn't come again.

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"It didn't have to, it wasn't obliged to supply us with any information.

"We can't demand to confiscate the files, look through them; it is impossible, there isn't anybody who can do those things.

"And there's no investigating commission like in Parliament where the MPs can go and say something has to stop and then everybody has to turn up and show their files, there's nothing like that.

"The WHO can operate in a very clandestine fashion..."