World Health Organization: No swine flu epidemic this year
Commenting on the PACE health commission's accusations of inflating panic over the flu he said that the swine flu pandemic did exist last year.
The pandemic certainly existed. The last year virus was a virus found for the first time and very few, if any, were immune against it. It spread across the world literally within weeks. This is why it had all the hallmarks of a pandemic virus, the WHO official said.
PACE experts also said earlier that the panic caused by the WHO led to hospitals being overloaded and wasteful spending from state budgets, while the British Medical Journal directly accused the WHO of corruption and financial connections with pharmaceuticals.
The WHO dismissed accusations of colluding with pharmaceutical companies and recalled that vaccination is still the most efficient method of protection from flu viruses.
There was no collusion with any organization. And those who believe that there was such a collusion were simply misinformed, he said.
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