I’ve been meaning to write something on Swine Flu for a while.  But I’ve been trying to avoid it due to all the conspiracy theories and anti-NWO bumph that is out there.  My main reasons for writing this is something that I remember reading in January of this year.

On the 27th of January in the Times there was a report regarding Gordon Brown and how he was planning a “tonic” for the pharmaceutical industry.  Please follow this link .  The UK Government had already stockpiled something along the lines of £150 million worth of Tamiflu.  (see link) .  This was towards the end of 2007.  The report in January of this year states:

The Government has placed the pharmaceuticals industry at the heart of its economic agenda with the appointment of Lord Mandelson and Alan Johnson to a key health sector group that will report to the Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown has summoned senior industry figures, such as Andrew Witty, chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline, and David Brennan, his opposite number at AstraZeneca, to a meeting at No10 to discuss ways of protecting pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies, their revenues and their jobs, as the economy deteriorates rapidly.

So – there is a report that is claiming that Gordon Brown and the government are looking at ways of helping the pharmaceutical industry.  The best way to do that is to buy more drugs from them.  An even better way is to create a scare to make people want to use such drugs.

The new vaccine for Swine Flu has been rapidly developed.  The Government has already stated that pharmaceutical companies will not be liable for any adverse side effects that might occur from the vaccine.  Today there are reports that the Government is planning to roll out a vaccination programme for around 11 million people in the UK.  That’s a lot of vaccine, and a lot of money to the pharmaceutical companies.

This might all sound cynical, but when you hear a  report at the start of the year regarding how the government is planning on aiding one industry, and then towards the middle / end of the year a huge media frenzy occurs that is indicative of a massive vaccination programme that will directly benefit that said industry, then your mind has to wonder.

My partner had swine flu.  She was ill for 5 days.  It wasn’t pleasant, but she said it was not that much different from seasonal flu.  The number of people who have died of swine flu is comparable to those who die of seasonal flu.  Tamiflu has been dished out to people – even though it seems to do very little, and the side effects are pretty bad.  And now the vaccine will be rapidly developed and rolled out.  The next big question is – will it be a forced vaccination? or is this voluntary?

I’ll take off my tin foil hat now… but seriously, this isn’t a conspiracy theory, it’s just an indication on how capitalism works.  To finish off I’ll leave you with the lyrics to the Dead Kennedy’s “Government Flu”

“Government Flu”

We got a drug
We’re gonna try it out on you
Won’t make you die
It’ll getcha just a little bit sick

[Chorus]
Got a head cold
Got a chest cold
And it’s three days old
(Goin’ on forever)
Make you hazy
Make you lazy
Drive you crazy
For days and days and days and days and days
And years

Barely got the time now
To stay on the job
Double up the dosage in your water supply
Make you even sicker ’til you’re slippin’ away

Getting all depressed
It’s getting all your friends
You can’t get it up
For nothing that’ll rock the boat

The government flu
The government flu
The government flu

Slip it abroad
Keep a-slowin’ down the USSR
But meanwhile
We’ll keep an eye
On what it’s doin’ to you

[Chorus]
Got a head cold
Got a chest cold
And it’s three days old
(Goin’ on forever)
Make you hazy
Make you lazy
Drive you crazy
For days and days and days and days and days
And days and days and days and days and days
And days and days and days and days and days
And years

The government flu
The government flu
The government flu
Flew
Through
You

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