SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: The men who made a killing out of swine flue while we wasted £1bn and were exposed to harmful drugs | Mail Online
Is there a good reason to feel conned? When it comes to the swine flu pandemic then I have to say yes. From the outset I felt my BS meter ticking over very rapidly. The predictions did not eventuate even though in Australia, like in Britain and the USA there were in fact very few recorded deaths.
The thing is that with the Welfare State, Govt feels obliged to “do something” which is translated to mean that taxpayer money was being spent upon vaccinations as well as Tamiflu as a means of dealing with the virus. In the U.K. the government spent more than $1 billion in relation to the swine flu “pandemic”. The pharma companies are laughing all the way to the bank thanks to this form of panic and unnecessary purchasing.
I think what is worse, is that the govt also set up “help lines” that were staffed by people who were clueless in terms of medical situations. It led to a lot of misdiagnoses. The girl in the picture is one extreme tale where she had flu like symptoms and her doctor told her to call the help line. An untrained person said she had the symptoms for swine flu, her mother obtained the Tamiflu and the girl had an allergic reaction to the drug.
In a country that is running such a very huge deficit, arranging for free vaccinations for the populace only adds to the budgetary deficit. It was not necessary, and in my view it is further evidence of the irresponsibility that seems to go hand in hand with the welfare state.