A virtual press conference held on November 12, 2009 is adding to the speculation that the World Health Organization (WHO) is misleading the world and purposely withholding evidence of changes that may have occurred on the H1N1 virus.
A transcript of the conference shows that the Medical Officer of the Global Influenza Programme, Dr. Nikki Shindo, is pushing antivirals while providing multiple levels of disinformation and failing to provide specific information relating to sequencing data which could expose even small changes of a mutated H1N1 strain.
For clarity, reporter's questions and Dr. Nikki Shido's responses are in bold emphasis below:
Dr Shindo: In a country where the virus is circulating, we have 3 updated recommendations.
1. Firstly, people in at-risk groups need to be treated with antivirals as soon as possible when they have flu symptoms. This includes pregnant women, children under 2 years old, and people with “underlying conditions” such as respiratory problems.
2. Secondly, people who are not from the at-risk group but who have persistent or rapidly worsening symptoms should also be treated with antivirals. These symptoms include difficulty breathing and a high fever that lasts beyond 3 days.
3. Thirdly, people who have already developed pneumonia should be given both antivirals and antibiotics, as we have seen that, in many severe cases of H1N1-caused illness, bacterial infection develops. These medicines, antivirals and antibiotics, if used in a timely manner, can help save lives.
Tamiflu and other antivirals lower body temperatures. They make people (who can still transmit the virus) asymptomatic for longer periods and can therefore be expected to facilitate and contribute to the spread of the pandemic. If populations begin taking Tamiflu as a preventive measure, it could potentially cause the reverse of the intended effect, causing an explosion of viral transmission.
Emerging evidence in mammals is suggesting that the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in children may not be fully developed until 18 to 24 months of age. Due to the uncertainty in predicting exposure until the BBB is fully developed, Tamiflu SHOULD NOT be given to children under two years of age, directly contradicting Dr. Shindo's comments in the first update recommendation.
Tamilfu has not been studied at all in children under 1 year of age. Even the Tamiflu website itself does not give dosage recommendations for children under 1 year of age.
Just as the WHO, some public health associations such as the Canadian Public Health Association (an independent voice for public health in Canada), are attempting to mislead government health agencies into a false perception that Tamiflu is now safe for children under 1. Health Canada has concluded that the known and potential benefits of Tamiflu outweigh the known and potential risks for children under 1 year of age.
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) alerted Physicians that Tamiflu can put some people at greater risk of suffering a stroke, a condition that is often fatal or far worse prognosis than any flu symptom.
Numerous reports and studies have already linked Tamiflu to dozens of deaths worldwide in apparently very health children. The British Medical Journal reported that children with seasonal flu should not be given Tamiflu because harmful side effects may outweigh relatively meager benefits.
The WHO stated on their own website that they have reported a high rate of resistance to Tamiflu. A total of 30 countries from all WHO regions reported Tamiflu (oseltamivir) resistance for H1N1.
Despite the adverse reactions of antivirals such as Tamiflu consistently reporting Pneumonia and Respiratory Failure, the WHO and Dr. Nikki Shido 's recommendation is to administer antivirals to people who have already developed pneumonia, an endorsement that could potentially promote millions of fatalities. The statement that "the medicine needs to be administered before the virus destroys the lungs," is not based on any medical literature or evidence from any scientific studies completed on Tamiflu in humans.
Dr Shindo: ...the risk factors for the previously healthy people to have the progressive or severe disease it is incompletely understood. It was pointed out that perhaps obesity especially morbid obesity could
play a role.
If the progress of the disease and its severity are not completely understood, then why are recommendations being made for antivirals when their adverse reactions are well-documented?
By stating that obesity and morbid obesity are playing roles in the disease, the WHO is psychologically conditioning the media and medical establishments that the populations who have a higher percentage of obesity and morbid obesity (specifically the U.S.) will have an increased severity of infections and deaths attributed to this cause.
Assistant Surgeon General, Anne Schuchat, has made several references in the past regarding this supposed phenomenon and link between H1N1 and obesity. She is also one of the primary myth propagators who has publicized H1N1 vaccine facts as myths and myths as facts, and was an instrumental figure in Fox News' biased reporting which urged all pregnant women to submit to the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine during the pandemic.
Dr Shindo: ...The virus is quite stable. It hasn't changed - the disease pattern did not change either.....Amazingly this virus is very stable and part of the reason, virologists (are saying) is because of the lack of pre-existing immunity in population so that virus doesn't have to mutate to escape from people's immunity. So it's quite stable.
If the virus is so stable and unchanged:
How did 1 million people in the Ukraine become infected in less than a week? The H1N1 viral transmission rates were a snail's pace compared to the situation in the Ukraine where infections doubled every day for 4 days straight.
Why have virologists concluded that this combination of infections may produce an even more aggressive new virus as a result of mutation?
Why are there news agencies reporting that flu viruses have mutated into a single pneumonic plague?
Why were infectious disease specialists such as Dr. Donald Lau quoted saying that "the high viral transmission rates are extremely unusual for H1N1 and there is almost certainly some type of new virus, or a lethal recombination that has occurred..." ???
Aline Gobel, CBC: Could you provide us with information on the risk factors. Who gets sick and who dies from the virus. A few months ago we were told that young people were the most target of this new virus, and now it seems that the Lancet for instance is talking about old people dying of the virus more than young people. On the same line, in Canada, we have a debate in Quebec especially on the priority for vaccination. For people with underlying medical conditions, in Quebec the vaccination is given in priority to people under 65. Does WHO recommend that all people with underlying conditions get the vaccine in priority whether they are over 65 or under 65.
Dr Shindo: ....If you look at hospitalization rate, it is highest in the age group younger than 2 years of age. This information has been compiled from the experiences in countries in the southern hemisphere who just finished their winter. This is one group that you can expect high hospitalization. Also the second group is the pregnant women. The pregnant women is about 4-5 fold at risk of hospitalization and in severe cases it comprises about 7-10% of ICU hospitalizations. So this is the second biggest at-risk group. And the third one is the chronic medical condition, first comes the chronic lung disease group, especially chronic obstructive lung disease including asthma. So they have high probability of developing severe disease and as we collect more date from countries especially from southern
hemisphere countries the risk factors become very similar to the risk factors for seasonal influenza but we still don't have many reports of severe cases in a higher or older age groups, namely over 60 years
old or older. But it is true that severity shifts to the older age groups. If we talk about the case count then the highest is very young adults and children. But if you look at hospitalization, the median age is about 20-35 and then the more severe cases 35-45 so almost 10 years age shift towards the more severe cases. So that is true...
Notice how the WHO provides long winding responses when asked about age demographics relating to the pandemic. They make ridiculous attempts to fabricate data in every age group and constantly contradict themselves as the months pass, as noted by the reporter.
To date, there are NO well-documented case studies in any country that established pregnant women as having an increased risk for pandemic flu. Globally, the effects of the H1N1 swine flu virus have been relatively mild and it has behaved no differently than any other influenza virus, specifically in the southern hemisphere as noted in this report on the CDC website.
"No significant differences were observed between the groups of patients that were admitted versus outpatients in terms of age, sex, number of days from initiation of fever to first hospital visit, and history of influenza vaccination. A total of 163 (98%) of 166 patients admitted to the hospital during the observation period were discharged with no further complications."
Notice how heath officials in Argentina make no reference in this report to higher hospitalizations in children or pregnant women as Dr. Shindo suggests. Any information Dr. Shindo refers to are statistical anomalies which have been falsified by the WHO to suit their objectives.
Terry Rees: Is there any merit to doing things to boost the immune system.
Dr Shindo: We have been asking our clinical network to evaluate but so far we have zero product included in the current recommendation.
Asking the WHO about products to boost the immune system is equivalent to asking the owner of a successful fishery to teach you how to catch fish so you can compete against him. Promoters of disease, such as the WHO, are not interested in natural effective solutions to prevent disease. They never have and never will be precisely because they are so effective.
To reduce the probability of infection and death, It is extremely important for people to adopt an opposing view to the specifics in Dr. Shindo's key message which was "we would like to focus on prevention of severe disease with early treatment."
To boost and optimize your immune system, stick to Natural Protection, immune strengthening herbs and nutrients such as vitamins A, C, D, E and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc. There are also many other important antioxidant nutrients that support immune functioning. These include the carotenes, flavonoids and other polyphenols such as those found in green tea, grape seed, pine bark and various berry extracts. The best food sources of immune-enhancing nutrients are fresh fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms.
Immune Strengthening Herbs and Nutrients
Immune stimulant herbs can boost immune functioning in the short term. They may also be used to treat infections in progress. Some of the most versatile immune stimulants include the various species of purple coneflower root and herb (Echinacea spp.), plantain herb (Plantago spp.), elecampane root (Inula helenium), pot marigold flowers (Calendula officinalis), boneset herb (Eupatorium perfoliatum), black elder flower (Sambucus nigra), stinging nettle herb (Urtica dioica) and goldenrod herb (Solidago spp.). To support immune function, combine three or four of these herbs and take them three to four times per day for one to two week intervals. For best results, this should be repeated once or twice, each time after a one to two week break. This protocol can be used to help boost your immune response, which can prevent illness or lessen the severity if you do get sick.
There are many herbs that attack viruses directly, which can be used together with immune stimulants by anyone who contracts the ‘flu or some other viral infection. Some of the immune stimulants mentioned above are also antiviral, including purple coneflower, pot marigold and black elder. Other important antiviral herbs include yarrow herb (Achillea millefolium), hyssop herb (Hyssopus officinalis), lemon balm herb (Melissa officinalis), St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum) marjoram herb (Origanum majorana), oregano herb (Origanum vulgare), heal-all herb (Prunella vulgaris), rosemary herb (Rosmarinus officinalis) and blue vervain herb (Verbena hastata).
If you think you might have influenza, combine two to three herbs from among the immune stimulants with two to three herbs from the antivirals. It is important to begin taking the herbs as soon as you think you are getting sick. Take your formulation four to six times per day until you are better.
Deep Acting Immune Tonics
Another group of herbs that help to improve and optimize immune function are the immune tonics. These herbs are deeper acting than immune stimulants, but take longer to work. They include North American ginseng root (Panax quinquefolius), lacquered polypore or reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), artist’s conk (Ganoderma applanatum), Chinese milkvetch root (Astragalus membranaceus) and Siberian ginseng root (Eleutherococcus senticosus). Combine two or three immune tonics and take them three to four times per day for two to three months. Immune tonics are not suitable for treating infections in progress. They are used for preventive purposes or to optimize immune function and work best after first doing several cycles of immune stimulants.
Silver hydrosols, in general, are superior powerful broad spectrum anti-microbials. They have been scientifically proven safe, effective, and life-saving in hospitals and health clinics when used sparingly according to health and environmentally-conscious recommendations. These powerful health guards provide a wide range of practical applications as alternatives to humanly toxic and environmental destructive chemical disinfectants, poisonous antibiotics, and risky vaccinations.
You cannot prevent this disease with antiviral treatments. Once this virus hits North America, any attempts to resort to conventional medicine, including antivirals and vaccines will dramatically increase the incidence of infection and death.
Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment.
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