WHO list reveals flu advisors with industry ties
Nancy Cox, from the US Centers for Disease Control, disclosed financial support from a drugs industry group, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) for flu vaccine research and work on viruses in her unit.
US professor Arnold Monto declared current and past consultancies on pandemic or seasonal influenza research for GSK, Novartis, Roche, Baxter and Sanofi Pasteur.
He also declared a grant from Sanofi for a clinical trial in 2007-2008 related to influenza vaccines.
John Wood's research unit at Britain's National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), had undertaken research for Sanofi Pasteur, CSL, IFPMA, Novartis and Powdermed on influenza vaccine.
Professor Maria Zambon's laboratory at the UK Health Protection Agency Centre for Infection received funding from several vaccine makers, including Sanofi, Novartis, CSL, Baxter and GSK.
British professor Neil Ferguson, an advisor to the committee, had acted as a consultant for Roche and GSK Biologicals until 2007, according to the list.
The WHO said those interests "do not give rise to a conflict of interest such that the experts concerned should be partially or totally excluded from participation in the Emergency Committee."
The panel provided expert advice to the WHO Director General Margaret Chan about the new swine flu virus, allowing her to raise the alert when it was first uncovered in Mexico and the United States in April 2009.
It was also instrumental in the declaration of a pandemic with global spread of the disease in June 2009, triggering a chain of public health precautions including development and production of an influenza vaccine....
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So the truth is out yet WHO is still trying to cover their collective asses by denying that these advisers were in direct conflict of interest, considering their deep pockets were lined with Big Pharma's gold. Even sadder is the fact that none of these people will be held accountable for their obvious bamboozling of the worlds government health agencies, costing us tax payers millions and millions of our hard earned cash in unused vaccines.
For a very clear look calculated look at the history of the flu vaccine production within the business sector of Big Pharma, read my article "How Vaccines became Big Business". Many of us have known all along: The drug companies were motivated by money and profits in pushing the "Swine Flu Pandemic" scare. Billions of Dollars/Pounds/Euros have been squandered to order massive quantities of vaccines and flu drugs as governments got prepared for the massive death toll and riots that were suppose to be caused by the H1N1 Virus.... Now governments are left with stock piles of vaccines that are completely useless, and gaping holes in their health budgets to pay for actual medical emergencies and routine services.
Who wants to bet on what the next "Pandemic" scare will be, and whose pockets will be lined this time?