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The WHO was accused of misleading the public about transmissibility of Covid-19 with its January 14 tweet that there was “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission” despite Taiwan alerting the WHO otherwise on December 31, 2019.
Being the top donor at 15% of annual WHO budget followed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at second place, many people criticized this decision in midst of a pandemic.
However, this is not the first time the WHO has been accused of misrepresentation and cover-up. In 2010, the EU investigated the WHO for creating a ‘fake pandemic’ during the 2009 swine flu outbreak in order to create a lucrative international vaccine market for Big Pharma.
In January 2009, there was a small outbreak of the swine flu in Mexico City. The flu gained attention in April when it appeared in California, and by June the WHO had declared a ‘pandemic’ despite the small number of cases worldwide. When the pandemic officially ended in August 2010, there were 491,382 confirmed cases and 18,449 deaths. In comparison, the annual seasonal flu death is around 250,000 to half a million globally according to the WHO.
In January 2010, one year after the pandemic when the world still had a low number of cases, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) launched an investigation into the undue influence of Big Pharma and WHO for falsifying a pandemic in order to create a global vaccine market.
Change definition to more easily declare a pandemic
Spearheaded by Dr Wolfgang Wodarg, chairman of the Health Committee in PACE, the inquiry stated that “in order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies influenced scientists and official agencies responsible for public health standards to alarm governments worldwide and make them squander tight health resources for inefficient vaccines strategies, and needlessly expose millions of healthy people to the risk of an unknown amount of side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.”
According to a Forbes article in February 2010 entitled “Why the WHO Faked A Pandemic”, Wodarg had declared that the false pandemic is “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century”, and even Dr. Ulrich Kiel, director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Epidemiology in Munster, Germany, labeled the pandemic a hoax and that “we are witnessing a gigantic misallocation of resources in terms of public health.”
During the hearing Wodarg testified the WHO, then under China’s director-general Margaret Chan (2007-2017), deliberately changed the definition for a pandemic and downgraded its criteria in order to make it easier to declare one.
The old definition used as an international standard was: “An influenza pandemic is a worldwide epidemic caused by a new strain of virus which leads to infection rates and mortality rates which exceed seasonal but similarly heavy waves of influenza by several orders of magnitude. A precondition for an influenza pandemic is the appearance of a viral subtype which had not yet circulated amongst the human population or which had occurred so long ago that no residual immunity remains amongst the population, and which is capable of provoking severe illness and of disseminating effectively from one human to another.”
PETITION/PLEDGE UPDATE (5/13/2021) -
The 2021 Canadian National March for Life took place yesterday in Ottawa with hundreds in attendance.
Please take time to READ LifeSiteNews' latest article on the Canadian March for Life.
And, please remember that registration for the March for Life's online youth conference - taking place TODAY (5/14), starting at 3pm EDT - is STILL OPEN.
The 2021 Canadian National March for Life, organized by Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), will forge ahead this year in a "hybrid" format with a week-long series of online pro-life events, as well as a "scaled-down" in-person rally followed by a march in Ottawa on May 13th for local grassroots organizers.**
Then, please SIGN and SHARE this pledge to support Canada's National March for Life pro-life activities this week!
Due to the COVID crisis, the March organizers are emphasizing the need for people to spend the week leading up to the March to "raise [pro-life] awareness in their families and communities."
Some of the suggested activities include: putting up pro-life signs in one's home or one's car; wearing pro-life clothing; spreading the pro-life message - and, the theme of this year's march, 'You are not alone' - on social media, on the airwaves, and even by pro-life chalking on the sidewalks; and, devoting time praying for an end to abortion and euthanasia in Canada.
As Josie Luetke, Youth Coordinator for CLC, said to LifeSiteNews: the "pandemic doesn’t change the fact that human life is not protected in Canada."
And, that is why everyone must continue to advocate for the protection of life, from conception till natural death.
Luetke said the 2021 events will be "even better" than last year’s.
"If you enjoyed the Virtual National March for Life last year, I assure you that you’ll find our 2021 events even better, as we’ve been working very diligently over the past few months to bring you an extremely engaging and powerful schedule, with elements that will appeal to everyone," said Luetke.
Luetke said she is hoping there will be a good turnout for the online youth conference, noting that registration for the youth conference — which is free of charge — is still open.
"The youth conference was indispensable in my own development as a pro-life activist, and the virtual one we have planned is every bit as educational and inspirational," said Luetke.
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National March For Life 2021 Website - https://marchforlife.ca/
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**CLC also advises all who wish to attend in-person to be aware of the potential legal and health risks involved. If you are thinking about attending in-person, please CLICK HERE to read CLC's important advice about the necessity to comply with their directives while at the march.
***Photo Credit: CLC YouTube video screen shot
The new definition downgraded the criteria to stating simply that there had to be a virus that spread beyond borders to which people had no immunity. As such a pandemic no longer has to exceed seasonal and heavy waves of influenza by several orders of magnitude, and can be much milder than the seasonal flu—which again has the mortality burden of up to half a million annually.
As Dr. Ulrich Keil testified, the severity of the disease was no longer relevant to declare a pandemic. When he asked Dr. Krause from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin “What might happen if WHO next year defined sneezing as a pandemic. Would you also start a vaccination campaign?” Dr. Krause “responded with a clear YES!”
So, why would WHO change the definition of a pandemic?
WHO declaration triggers national purchase of vaccines
According to European health chiefs, it was in Big Pharma and WHO’s interest to declare a pandemic in order to trigger national preparedness plans including purchasing vaccines. Governments have sealed contracts with vaccine producers where they secure orders in advance and assume all responsibility for vaccine safety, and once the WHO declares a pandemic they activate these lucrative contracts.
However, in the 2009 pandemic, given the substantially fewer cases than projected, the governments ended up with vast stockpiles of vaccines. Britain alone had more than 20 million doses of surplus vaccines from GlaskoSmithKline and Baxter, which the European Council blamed on the undue influence of Big Pharma with ties to WHO scientists.
Because the vaccines were rushed and not fully tested for safety, many individuals also suffered brain damage. According to the American Medical Association, the swine flu (H1N1) vaccine was associated with Guillian-Barre syndrome, a neurological disorder wherein a body’s immune system attack the nerves often resulting in paralysis.
Now, with the Covid-19 pandemic and the rush towards another ‘panacea’, history risks repeating itself. Given the EU has called for an investigation to understand the origins of Covid-19, it would likely include another investigation of WHO conduct of the current pandemic.
Dr. Christina Lin is a US-based foreign policy analyst specializing in China-Mediterranean relations. She has extensive US government experience working on national security issues and was a CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) research consultant for Jane's Information Group.
Reprinted with permission by Times of Israel