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CFR Recording Suggests Creating False Scarcity To Drive Up Demand For H1N1 Vaccine

[People have been bombarding me with emails to put this up on The Ice Blog… I can’t fathom why because it is already “out there” on the net. So here it is for ya’ll… edited just a bit. See the full article HERE.]

Steve Watson
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

Laughter as dignitaries discuss making vaccine mandatory, tricking public into taking it.

A recording of a recent Council On Foreign Relations symposium reveals attendees discussing ways and means of getting the public to take the H1N1 flu vaccine in spite of the mass resistance that has arisen due to questions over it’s safety.

The recording dates from October 16 when the CFR held a Symposium in New York entitled Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy.

During part of the discussion (see transcript) on whether or not the vaccine should be made mandatory for health workers and school children, Lone Simonsen, Research Professor and Research Director at the Department of Global Health, George Washington University, suggests creating an artificial scarcity in order to ramp up demand for the vaccine.

“I think what would work better would be to say that there was a shortage and people tend to buy more of something that’s in demand. (Laughter.) We saw that — there was one season where, really, people lined up all night to get a flu shot.” Simonsen says, much to the amusement of the other attendees at the symposium.

The entire recording is on the CFR website here, but an edited version appears in the following short video:


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  1. BEIJING – The A/H1N1 influenza virus is responsible for nearly 80 percent of China’s total flu infections and most of the mass cases occurred in schools, according to a senior official with the Ministry of Health (MOH).

    A/H1N1 accounts for 80% total flu cases Flu Pandemic Outbreak

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    “As the weather keeps getting colder, many regions are entering the traditional period of possible flu outbreak, and prevention and control work is becoming tougher,” Liang Wannian, vice director of the health emergency office under the MOH, said Thursday during an online interview with the official website of the Chinese government.

    According to Liang, as of Wednesday, a total of 1,502 mass cases were reported in 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions of the Chinese mainland and 96.4 percent occurred in schools.

    Liang said the country would act faster in providing vaccines for more people as it was still the most effective way to protect vulnerable groups and keep patients’ illness situation from deteriorating.

    On Wednesday Beijing reported an A/H1N1 death case of a university student, also the fourth on the Chinese mainland.

    Liang revealed that, based on clinical experiments, at least 85 percent of people receiving the vaccine would get protection from the virus and the effectiveness duration would last till this winter or next spring.

    So far the side effects of the vaccine had been mostly slight, such as temporary fever and exhaustion, and the benefits from receiving the vaccine were “far greater” than harms.

    Statistics from the ministry show that the Chinese mainland had reported 42,009 confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

    A total of 30,854 patients had recovered. Twenty-two of 66 patients in serious conditions had been cured, the ministry said.


    Comment by 迷你倉 | November 5, 2009 | Reply

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