Thursday, April 30th, 2009

 

WHO to stop using swine flu name, H1N1 influenza A, World Health Organization announcement, April 30, 2009, confusion over the danger posed by pigs, Egypt slaughter of pigs, UN food agency concerns

From the Chicago Tribune April 30, 2009. “WHO to stop using ‘swine flu’ name to avoid confusion over risk from pigs” “The World Health Organization announced Thursday it will would stop using the term “swine flu” to avoid confusion over the danger posed by pigs. The policy shift came a day after Egypt began slaughtering thousands of pigs in a misguided effort to prevent swine flu. WHO spokesman Dick Thompson said the agriculture industry and the U.N. food agency had expressed concerns that the term “swine flu” was misleading consumersRead More


Flu, avian flu, Baxter International, Indonesia avian flu, H5N1 virus, World Health Organization, WHO, Indonesia signed a memorandum of agreement with Baxter, February 7, 2007

Here is an interesting¬† tidbit about Baxter International, a company enmeshed in the controversy surrounding the swine flu pandemic. This news is from the NY Times dated February 7, 2007 and is another¬†connection in common with Obama, Indonesia. “Indonesia May Sell, Not Give, Bird Flu Virus to Scientists Published: February 7, 2007” “Indonesia, which has had more human cases of avian flu than any other country, has stopped sending samples of the virus to the World Health Organization, apparently because it is negotiating a contract to sell the samples toRead More