I found this in my Google alerts this morning from Forbes. Michael Fumento asks 'Why WHO faked a swine flu pandemic?' I think you have to take a step back from that question what assumes that they did fake it and ask what the technical definition of a pandemic is and whether the technical definition has any real meaning for ordinary people. MedicineNet.com defines a pandemic as an epidemic (a sudden outbreak) that affects a wide geographical area such as whole countries or continents. In that case we did have a swine flu pandemic. The definition does not take into consideration the severity of the disease itself. A better question, and one that has much more relevance and doesn't call into question the motives of the administrators at WHO, is whether governments, the media and individuals overreacted.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Good Morning, everyone. It is a beautiful, sunny day here though the temps won't get out of the 20s. We were on the edge of the storm that Kay told me is supposed to dump a foot of snow on Ohio and points east and well north of the tail end of the system that socked in DC and the east coast. We got only a light dusting of snow but the weather people say that a more substantial system will come in Monday night into Tuesday morning. We'll see.