The 2009 ‘Swine Flu’ Hoax as a Case Study in FAKE NEWS, by J. Rappoport

Original here: https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/ten-basic-forms-of-fake-news-used-by-major-media-2/

Ten basic forms of fake news used by major media

by Jon Rappoport, June 28, 2017

EXCERPT: 

Here’s an example of a big story that deployed all ten forms of fake news: the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009.

In the spring of 2009, the World Health Organization (elevated authority whose pronouncements are beyond challenge) announced that Swine Flu was a level-6 pandemic—its highest category of “danger.” In fact, there were only 20 confirmed cases at the time (direct lying about “danger”). And W.H.O. quietly changed the definition of “level-6” so widespread death and damage were no longer required (another aspect of direct lying). 

The story was, of course, picked up by major media outlets all over the world (echo chamber effect, fake consensus, never connected dots re W.H.O. lies), and quite soon, Swine Flu case numbers rose into the thousands (direct lying, as we’ll soon see).

Medical experts were brought in to bolster the claims of danger (biased experts; important dissenters never given space to comment).

In the early fall of 2009, Sharyl Attkisson, then a star investigative reporter for CBS News, published a story on the CBS News website. She indicated that the CDC had secretly stopped counting the number of Swine Flu cases in America. No other major news outlet reported this fact (omitting vital information).

Attkisson discovered the reason the CDC had stopped counting: the overwhelming number of blood samples taken from the most likely Swine Flu patients were coming back from labs with: no trace of Swine Flu or any other kind of flu. Therefore, a gigantic hoax was revealed. The pandemic was a dud, a fake.

Despite Attkisson’s efforts, CBS never followed up on her story (shutting down the truth after exposing it). Never probed the lying by the CDC (failure to connect dots). In a sense, CBS turned Attkisson’s story into a limited hangout—a further investigation would have uncovered acres of criminal behavior by both the CDC and the World Health Organization, to say nothing of the governments and media outlets that supported these lying agencies. The mainstream press essentially censored Attkisson’s revelations.

Then, about three weeks after CBS published Attkisson’s story, WebMD published a piece in which the CDC claimed that its own (lying) estimate of 10,000 or so cases of Swine Flu in the US was a gross understatement. Truly, there were 22 MILLION cases of Swine Flu in the US (doubling-down on lying).

And that was that.

And these mainstream sources are currently shouting and bloviating about independent media spreading fake news. I guess you could call that number 11: accusing their opponents of committing the crimes they are, in fact, committing.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/ten-basic-forms-of-fake-news-used-by-major-media-2/

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Drug Deception [This also applies to vaccine Package Inserts!] – TAKE ACTION

Original here: http://www.anh-usa.org/drug-deception/

Bill Sardi has an excellent piece in lewrockwell.com that needs to be read by every consumer and lawmaker. The article explains how drug inserts deceive and thereby deny every American the right to know the truth about what they are putting in their body. Action Alert!

While drug companies are required to warn of certain side effects, there’s a whole slew of information that is withheld from consumers. Other information appears to be intentionally distorted. 

For example, if a drug helps three people out of one hundred while a placebo helps two, that might be presented as 50% better, which is very misleading. When side effects are discussed, it reverts to being one person in a hundred rather than 50% more. There is no conceivable justification for presenting benefits one way and side effects another way.

This is not the only deception in drug marketing. We reported recently that, of the top ten blockbuster drugs, the most effective ones work for only one in four patients. The performance of others is far worse. Crestor (a statin) is effective for only one in eighteen patients, and Nexium (an acid blocker) helps only one in twenty-five (actually we think it injures far more than it helps). As Sardi points out, when effectiveness is reported honestly, the chance of adverse side effects is often greater than the chance of getting any benefit from the drug.

Drug inserts also hide the fact that drugs deplete key nutrients. Acid blockers, for instance, interfere with the body’s absorption of key minerals as well as vitamin D. Cox-2 inhibitors reduce levels of vitamin B6. Antibiotics deplete magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin K, and more. Do federal regulators think this information is not relevant to consumers?

In addition, package inserts do not disclose that the FDA relies on industry studies to evaluate safety and effectiveness. These are often short-term studies, meaning drugs are approved without knowing the potential long-term consequences. This is why the FDA is often forced to backtrack after approval and issue black box warning or post-market safety communications.

The FDA is responsible for inserts which legally are considered part of the label. It has issued loose rules about package inserts and medication guides, but they are pretty flimsy and largely voluntary. Some medications are required to be issued with medication guides only when the agency determines that such information is necessary to avoid “serious adverse events” or that specific instructions for taking the medicine are required for safety. But as noted above, the information is often both incomplete and distorted.

The FTC is also complicit in this deception, since that agency is responsible for protecting consumers from deceptive advertising. Big drug companies seem to get a pass on their deceptive advertising. Meanwhile both agencies are relentlessly hostile toward any natural product that tries to share valid scientific information with consumers. For example, look at the crusade against POM Wonderful or cherry or walnut growers.

Action Alert! Send a message to the FDA , FTC, and Congress asking them to take action to stop deceptive drug package inserts. Please send your message immediately.

TAKE ACTION HERE: http://www.anh-usa.org/action-alert-deceptive-drug-inserts/

Vaccine Freedom Marches Across Italy Highlight Global Vaccination Agenda

Original here: http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2017/06/vaccine-freedom-marches-across-italy-highlight-global-vaccination-agenda/

By Barbara Loe Fisher

June 2017 saw the biggest public demonstrations against forced vaccination held in Europe since the Victorian era,1 as tens of thousands of Italians of all ages marched for vaccine freedom of choice in Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Turin, Cagliani and other cities.2 They marched in opposition to a May 19 decree endorsed by the government’s Health Minister and President mandating that school children receive multiple doses of 12 vaccines or be prohibited from attending school with fines of up to $7500 euro (about $9,700) assessed to non-compliant parents.3 4 5

They are questioning the safety of vaccine ingredients and one-size-fits-all vaccine policies that fail to acknowledge biological differences among children and place some children at greater risk for vaccine reactions, injury and death.

Wearing white t-shirts and chanting “Libera” (“Freedom”), they held up signs that said “Libera scelta” (“freedom of choice“) and “We are not anti-vax but freedom of choice” and “I decide if and how.” The marchers also pointed out that the government’s decree is a violation of Article 32 in the Italian Constitution, which  states, “No one may be obliged to undergo any health treatment except under the provisions of the law. The law may not under any circumstances violate the limits imposed by respect for the human person.”6

Watch a video from the marches here and here.

According to the Financial Times, a doctor and epidemiologist member of the ruling political party introduced the bill in parliament because vaccination coverage for measles declined from 90 to 85 percent among children between 2011 and 2015.7 The Health Minister said that the new mandate was necessary to address measles outbreaks and falling vaccination rates that she described as “an emergency generated by fake news.” She said that Italy must meet a World Health Organization (WHO) objective that achieves a “level of immunization equal to 95% of the population.”8 9

The new mandate increased the numbers of vaccines required for school entry from four (polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B) to 12 (adding pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, HIB, meningococcal C and B).10

Grassroots pro-education, pro-choice organizations in Italy that helped organize the marches, such as COMILVA (Coordination of the Italian Movement for the Freedom of Vaccinations) founded in 1993, have adopted a pro-vaccine safety, pro-vaccine choice position similar to one in the U.S. created by parent founders of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) in 1982. They are questioning the safety of vaccine ingredients and one-size-fits-all vaccine policies that fail to acknowledge biological differences among children and place some children at greater risk for vaccine reactions, injury and death.

Several regional governments in northern Italy are challenging the expanded forced vaccination law in Italy’s Constitutional Court, calling for an end to “coercive measures.” One regional governor was quoted in the media: “Let’s be clear: We are not against vaccines, we are against making them obligatory….no to sanctions, yes to informed decisions by mums and dads!” Another regional official said, “Children’s health comes before the interest of some pharmaceutical company….freedom of choice works, threats and fines don’t.”11

Continues here:  http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2017/06/vaccine-freedom-marches-across-italy-highlight-global-vaccination-agenda/

Zika, HIV: the abstract vs. the concrete in the pursuit of logic

Original here:  https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/zika-hiv-the-abstract-vs-the-concrete-in-the-pursuit-of-logic/

Zika, HIV: the abstract vs. the concrete in the pursuit of logic

By Jon Rappoport

EXCERPT:

Here’s a quick contemporary analysis of causation: the Zika virus. In a nutshell, Brazilian researchers, working at “ground zero of the purported microcephaly (birth defect) outbreak,” declared Zika to be the cause. However, they admitted—before they cut off all communication on the subject—that traces of Zika could only be found in roughly 15% of babies with microcephaly. This correlation was astonishingly weak.

No matter what version of cause and effect you might favor, there is no way under the sun you can conclude that Zika causes microcephaly, when it can’t be found in 85% of cases.

Any honest researcher will tell you this is a reason to reject Zika as the cause and go back to the drawing board.

But that hasn’t happened. In fact, several groups are conducting studies on a Zika vaccine. They’re plunging forward.

One of these candidate-vaccines delivers synthesized genes into the body…where the genes…permanently alter the recipient’s DNA.

In this case, lying about causation leads to unbridled tinkering with populations’ genetic structure.

But why should academic philosophers care about that? They’re in their safe world, apart from, what shall we call it, LIFE.

Full article here: https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/zika-hiv-the-abstract-vs-the-concrete-in-the-pursuit-of-logic/