February 26, 2012
If you pay attention to the World Health
Organization (WHO) and most health agencies around the world, youíd be
under the impression that half the population is likely to die of
bird flu within the next few years if people arenít vaccinated.
cite a death toll of well over fifty percent.
A recent study published in the journal Science has found that the
hype is based on nothing better than smoke and mirrors. They found
that somewhere between one and two percent of the population has
the H5N1 strain of influenza - the
dreaded bird flu.
They all lived through it, and apparently without even realizing
theyíd suffered from an ailment the WHO says is deadly more than
half the time.
The WHO has claimed that only 586 people in the entire world have
had the disease, and that 346 - 59% - have died.
However, researchers of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York
analyzed blood samples of 12,500 people and found that a minimum of
1% and as many as 2% of them had antibodies to bird flu.
The Real Bird Flu Death Rate
In a world population of nearly 7 billion people, that means as many
as 140 million people have already had the dreaded bird flu. If the
lower estimate of 1% is used, it means that the danger of death from
H5N1 flu has been overstated a minimum of 238,866 times greater than
Hereís how that figure is calculated:
1% of 7 billion people: .01 x
7,000,000,000 = 140,000,000 million people
346 deaths out of 140,000,000 people: 346 ų 140,000,000 =
Deaths overrated by 59% ų .000247% = 238,866 times the real
rate of death
If the higher estimate is used, then 280
million people have had bird flu, which would make the death rate
overstated by twice as much, 477,732 times the actual death rate.
This is the real story behind bird flu scare mongering to stampede
people into having the vaccination.
Bird Flu Fear
Attempts to evade this reality are interesting.
One is to point the finger back at the
1918 Spanish flu pandemic, which killed millions. While itís true
that a pandemic did kill millions, the fact is that it wasnít
influenza. People died of
Health agencies are fully aware of that fact, as the indicated
reference clearly shows. Use of the 1918 pandemic to push people
into flu vaccines is clearly scare mongering.
There are claims that the meta study done by Mt. Sinai researchers
is flawed because it didnít take into account that the referenced
studies were of different varieties of bird flu. That, though, is
hardly relevant, since itís completely unknown what sort of bird flu
is likely to show up - and the fear mongers certainly make no
distinction between types of bird flu.
Because the authors didnít give an estimate of the actual bird flu
death rate, critics seem to feel free to pull numbers out of the
sky. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota, is a member
National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity.
Even if H5N1 had a 20-fold lower
mortality, it would still kill more people than the 1918
This is wrong not just in using a
mortality rate pulled from the sky, but also for neglecting that the
world population was 1.8 billion in 1918. Today itís 7 billion.
This is another attempt to justify fear
mongering to drive people to vaccinate.
How the WHO
Came to Its Faulty Death Rate Calculation
The World Health Organization used an obviously faulty - one might
even say fraudulent - method to calculate the death rate from bird
They only counted people who were ill
enough to go to hospitals. They presumed that the only people who
had contracted H5N1 influenza were those who had gone into a
hospital, and calculated the death rate from that.
In the entire
world, only 586 people have become ill enough to go to a hospital
for treatment. Of those, 59% died.
Did the WHO actually not realize what they were doing? If one wishes
to assume that the WHOís researchers are stupid and naive, it might
be possible to accept that they just missed the truth. That is,
though, a pretty far-fetched assumption. Itís difficult to believe
that this was a simple mistake.
Considering the influence of
on the WHO, itís quite obvious that they set out to promote
world-wide acceptance, and even institutionalization, of H5N1
vaccinations through fear mongering.
Even if my estimate of a .000247% (about 2Ĺ per million) death rate
from bird flu is low - even if itís insanely low - itís obvious that
bird flu is not a significantly dangerous disease to anyone who
isnít already seriously weakened by another disorder.
There is simply no question that the
entire bird flu fear mongering campaign has been driven by Big Pharmaís
wish to profit from a nearly useless, yet highly dangerous,