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Finally Medical Journal Admits the Truth About Bird Flu


Avian FluThe British Medical Journal recently featured an editorial on the bird flu in which they state the following:

The lack of sustained human-to-human transmission suggests that this AH5N1 avian virus does not currently have the capacity to cause a human pandemic.

Theoretical Speculation

While they do go on to say the virus could mutate with a influenza A virus and has the potential to acquire the means for rapid human to human transmission, it does not have this ability now; the preparation and warnings are entirely about a theoretical speculation.

No Lawsuits or Compensation Allowed

Meanwhile, the Bush administration's proposed $7.1-billion pandemic flu plan seeks broad restrictions on lawsuits against producers of vaccines and antiviral drugs, and makes no mention of how those injured or killed by adverse reactions could be compensated.

Yesterday's Wired magazine does an excellent review of detailing why this plan will fail. They conclude:

" will take at least five years to create enough manufacturing capacity to reach that goal. Then it will take another eight months to create a new vaccine that combats the specific strain that would be killing people. In other words, it would be 2011 at the earliest before every American could be vaccinated against a bird flu pandemic."

The other, even more serious shortcoming of the plan is that it would protect vacine producers and distributors except in cases of "willful misconduct," a term to be defined later.

Lawsuits Not An Undue Burden

Bush has called "the growing burden of litigation" one of the greatest obstacles to vaccine production. But critics have pointed out that lawsuits against vaccines are relatively rare; a recent study of the subject found only ten lawsuits related to flu vaccine over the past 20 years.

British Medical Journal October 29, 2005; 331(7523): 975-976

Los Angeles Times November 4, 2005

Dr. Mercola's Comment:

Many enjoyed my breaking story on the connection of Donald Rumsfeld and the Bird Flu Hoax last month. It was one of the most  read stories I have ever run. In fact it was widely passed around the internet and was posted by more than 100,000 websites.  It even prompted CNN to pick up the story.

This is an update to the continuing bird flu saga. The drug companies got a multi-billion dollar pile of cash, and with the new legislation that was recently passed, they can't be sued no matter what they do, except for "willful misconduct", whatever that means.

This effectively allows them to collect a barrel of cash from this hoax and avoid any responsibility for the inevitable harm and damage that will result from their solution for this created villain.

Remember this is all for a pandemic that will likely never materialize.  I am a former Boy Scout and fully believe in being prepared, however this is not even close to the recommendations made by experts to New Orleans prior to Hurricane Katrina, that if implemented would have saved 1,000 lives, 500,000 homes and well over $100 billion.

No, this is all about creating fear and panic to benefit the drug companies. Now, I am still not opposed to being prepared for this potential bird flu pandemic. It is POSSIBLE it just might materialize, highly unlikely, but certainly possible.

But if bird flu did develop as projected, there is no way that the flu vaccine or Tamiflu will mitigate its damage. No way!

If you want to know how to truly strengthen your immune system so you will laugh when the flu bug or nearly any other infectious agent seeks to infect you, then start following the Total Health Program or read the quick tips I posted last year:

First, start focusing on eating properly. That means avoiding:

  • Fast foods
  • Sugars
  • Grains
  • Trans-fats

Additionally you can increase the healthy and essential fats like the omega-3 fats found in fish and cod liver oil: Those of you who read the newsletter regularly know I'm a fan of the Carlson's brand of fish oil and cod liver oil, as I have seen clear and often substantial improvements in my patients who use it. Plus, Carlson's fish and cod liver oil is one of the few brands that put the extra vitamin E in it for you straight from the get-go, so you don't have to take extra vitamin E if you don't want to.

You can find Carlson's fish or cod liver oil at your local health food store, or, for your convenience, on my Recommended Products page section.

Also, be sure to increase the good carbohydrates like those in vegetables, and the healthy proteins like those in clean, naturally raised meats (i.e., NOT the kind you typically find in grocery stores). That means learn your metabolic type as soon as possible so you know what proportion of fats, carbs and proteins are ideal to build your immune system.

Additionally, if you are to successfully prevent the flu, it is also important to:

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