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Influenza (FLU)

Index of articles from the Science in Society Archive on Flu. For articles in other categories, please see the SiS archive menu.

Tamiflu: A Colossal Waste of Money
A pharmaceutical giant exposed for pushing an ineffective and costly drug defends its interests by funding a ‘multiparty’ science advice group
Prof Peter Saunders 14th May 2014

Swine Flu a “Faked Pandemic”
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe agree to launch enquiry amid revelations of gross conflicts of interest among experts advising the WHO to declare the swine flu pandemic
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 27th January 2010

Cardiovascular Risks from Swine Flu Vaccines
Overstimulation of the immune system may trigger acute heart disease and sudden deaths in the increasing number of people with atherosclerosis; this hidden risk of mass vaccination programmes against swine flu could far outweigh the benefits
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 10th November 2009

Vaccines: Prevention or Curse?
Dr. Shiv Chopra, Health Canada whistle blower and author of Corrupt to the Core
Dr. Shiv Chopra 21st October 2009

Flu Vaccines and the Risk of Cancer
Flu vaccines are increasingly manufactured in cell lines that are actually or potentially oncogenic, and FDA guidelines allow high levels of contamination and no spot checks are carried out
Dr. Sherri J Tenpenny 7th October 2009

CSL Pandemic Swine Flu Vaccine Safety in Question
New vaccine formulation contains thimerosal and beta-propiolactone a potent cancer causing chemical
Prof. Joe Cummins 21st September 2009

Swine Flu Virus Created from Pig Vaccine?
The swine flu virus had three parents from two continents and appeared suddenly without warning, evading all routine flu surveillance and quarantine; sequence data suggest it may have been created from a faulty vaccine given to pigs in North America
Prof. Adrian Gibbs and Dr. Jean Downie 16th September 2009

Swine Flu Pandemic - To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate?
The 2009 pandemic strain is milder than the seasonal flu; the most authoritative evidence on flu vaccines is that they are ineffective, and could have a range of adverse side-effects arising from production contaminants and adjuvants; the live attenuated vaccine intended as a nasal spray for children is genetically unstable and risk generating a more dangerous pandemic virus if mass vaccinations are to proceed
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof Joe Cummins 14th September 2009

Live Attenuated Swine Influenza Vaccine for Children Safety in Question
The live attenuated swine flu vaccine intended for millions of children has dangerous side effects and is genetically unstable, risking generation of new pandemic strains should mass vaccinations go ahead.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof Joe Cummins 17th August 2009

Fast-tracked Swine Flu Vaccine under Fire
The vaccines far more deadly than the swine flu; mass vaccinations a recipe for disaster
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins 27th July 2009

Whose Bird Flu Virus is It Anyways?
A battle over the rights to bird flu viruses at the recent World Health Assembly raises important issues on access to health and medicines for people in the world’s poorest countries and presents a strong case for banning patents on disease agents and their genes and genome sequences.
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 2nd July 2007

How to Stop Bird Flu Instead
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho explains why the vaccine-antiviral model doesn't work and why a new paradigm is needed to provide health for all
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 14th May 2007

What's Really Behind the Bird Flu Outbreaks?
Wild birds, farmyard chickens and people are the victims of bird flu not the perpetrators. Intensive poultry farming and globalised poultry trade are to blame for creating and spreading the virus; but what really causes bird flu outbreaks?
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny 19th September 2006

What Can You Believe About Bird Flu?
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho looks behind the propaganda and expert pronouncements that frighten you and give false reassurance in turn
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 18th May 2006

Where's the Bird Flu Pandemic?
The hype over bird flu pandemic has greatly profited the drug industry with little sign of an effective vaccine or cure
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 11th May 2006

Fowl Play in Bird Flu
There is no evidence that wild migrating birds mixing with backyard flocks spreads bird flu Transnational factory farms and the globalised trade in poultry products are to blame
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho 5th May 2006