The Infection Deception:
Deep politics, global health policy, and the swine flu debacle
By Byron Belitsos and Dr. Len Saputo/Rock Creek Free Press
“In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.” — Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1988
Yes, the good Prince Philip did say he wants to come back as a deadly virus.
It’s one of many such on-the-record statements alluding to the “elite” objective of global depopulation — the oft-alleged covert plan to reduce the world’s population by two to four billion people through war, famine, disease, plunder, and any other means necessary. Of course, it’s a grotesque charge lacking compelling proof, but one that provides the emotional backdrop for the great swine-flu debacle of 2009 and the vivid popular fears and confusion it aroused all over the world.
Conspiracists also charge that this “deep black” depopulation project has “white world” correlates, including Pharma-dominated lackey agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who translate these policies into action on the world stage, mostly unaware of their diabolical source.
Impossible to prove such a monstrosity, you say?
But then, how do we address the many unanswered questions swirling around the H1N1 swine flu controversy? These include: Why would these health authorities, throughout the summer and autumn of 2009, obsessively track and issue dire warnings about an illness — 2009 H1N1 swine flu — that is not much more severe than an ordinary cold, and certainly far less lethal than the annual seasonal flu? And why pursue such folly while virtually neglecting deadly global epidemics like hunger, cancer, and heart disease? And why maintain H1N1’s status as a dire global health emergency when it only displayed a death toll of 16,000 worldwide in six months, while 24,000 people die daily from hunger or hunger-related causes? Why keep up the façade that H1N1 is a pandemic threat with its record of about 3000 deaths per month, when at least 30,000 die each winter month in an ordinary flu season? Why did health-policy officials omit the fact — well known to specialists — that the science supporting flu-vaccine safety and efficacy is questionable or at least controversial? For what reason are natural methods of prevention and treatment of flu infections almost never presented to the public — and, as we will see, even overtly suppressed? And why, in the face of these incriminating realities — and in the midst of a great global recession — would the WHO mount the largest and most costly vaccine program since the era of the polio vaccinations in the 1950s? And finally, why did the H1N1 pandemic establishment continue to press their failing campaign throughout the 2009-2010 winter, only to evoke a challenge by the European Parliament which finally launched an “urgent” inquiry into the debacle in January?
Welcome to the mysteries of the deep politics of the swine-flu controversy, the great health policy disaster of 2009, and the source of many strange explanations — from all sides — that border on science fiction.
But could it happen by human design?
Aside from Philip’s fantasy of reincarnation, is a depopulation program using lethal germs even feasible?
The growing worldwide infrastructure for bioweapons engineering makes this notion plausible, at least as an accident; and we do know that huge population crashes that were naturally caused by microbes have happened many times in the past: In the fourteen century, bubonic plague wiped out a third of Europe’s crowded cities. Smallpox and measles carried by Europeans to the new world decimated the Native Americans.
So again, could Prince Phillip’s fantasy happen by human design?
We can’t rule this out in a world in which the threat of bioterrorism by disaffected groups is an ever-present reality. And we can’t entirely eliminate conspiracist scenarios about “shadow elites” with dark agendas. There are indeed many cases of vaccine-induced diseases (VIDs); one need only invent a pretext for vaccinating the population in order to carry out such an attack. We will soon see that documented cases of such crimes exist. Lab-invented viruses can and have caused havoc with populations.
According to one allegation that gained currency during last year’s H1N1 crisis (see labvirus.com or fluscam.com, for example), an intentional “lab mistake” released an unstoppable lethal germ into the global population. This lab-created flu was surreptitiously planted in a vulnerable location, Mexico, so that it could easily spread. To slowly draw the public in, this lab virus was designed to express high transmissibility but a low death rate in its first wave (as was the case with 2009 H1N1) only to mutate into a lethal second or third wave — which has not yet happened, of course. (However, it should be noted that the naturally occurring 1918 Spanish flu was mild in its first appearance in 1917, but devastating in its second wave, causing over 50 million deaths.)
In a slightly more plausible set-up, a bug need not be programmed to morph into something worse; it need only be transmissible enough to scare the world’s health authorities into ordering widespread vaccinations (as was the case with 2009 H1N1), which would in turn poison the world’s population—while turning a profit for the vaccine industry.
But our own research — backed by two leading virologists, Vincent Racaniello, PhD, a professor at Columbia University, and Henry Niman, PhD, president and founder of Recombinomics, Inc. — shows that though some of these outlying stories may be plausible on the surface, their supporting evidence and attempts at scientific explanation are manifestly false. According to these virologists, scientists don’t yet know how to program a mildly virulent virus so that it mutates on cue to become high lethal. And they certainly don’t know how to program a lethal virus like avian flu to make it transmissible. (Bird flu infections — based on the H5H1 virus — guarantee a terrifying death rate, but are very poorly transmissible between humans.) The results of our inquiry into the science of virology in relation to popular swine-flu conspiracy theories appears at our blog (AReturnToHealing.com/blog).
But then, one must ask, what can mainstream scientists know about classified biowarfare research—especially if they, like most, are hopelessly naïve about the intersections of deep politics and health policy? There is no way a typical “white world” scientist can penetrate the biotechnology capacities of a deep-black Level 4 bioweapons lab in the US — or in China or Russia for that matter.
Indeed, what the public and even mainstream science knows about top-secret bioweapons research always comes too late. We’ll learn about it when a bioweaponized specimen accidently escapes from a lab (likely the case with Lyme’s disease), or through an intentional release, as in the October 2001 anthrax attacks that revealed a terrifying degree of weaponization heretofore unknown to scientists.
But are the vaccines themselves bioweaponized?
Turning things on their head, could the vaccines themselves be the agent of debility and death, as suggested by activist-physicians such as Dr. Len Horowitz, Dr. True Ott, Dr. William Deagle, and their numerous followers? In this equally gruesome school of thought, a lab virus may indeed be manipulated for release according to a devious plan. But it’s not this flu bug itself that will cause the pandemic; it’s the vaccine’s side effects and hidden ingredients. Some believe that introducing weaponized vaccines are the criminal motivation behind last year’s ludicrous propaganda program for vaccinating — that is, intentionally poisoning or impairing the immune systems of — the world’s population. And it is here that one begins to realize that tracking down these issues virtually requires the mind of a criminologist or a psychiatrist.
As stated, few know that this very phenomenon actually has a track record; below we cite a few salient cases of vaccine-induced disease among the many in past history, not all of which were intentional.
A case in point is the 1918 Spanish flu, the greatest pandemic in recorded world history. Most mainstream accounts omit the fact that this calamity was actually caused by vaccines given to WWI soldiers to guard against typhoid. Viruses as a species were as yet unknown, and the vaccines being used were later found to be contaminated with what turned out to be the a lethal version of H1N1 swine flu.1
The earliest case of intentional VID occurred in Kansas City and then in Pittsburgh in the early 1920s. In each city, hundreds of thousands of innocent citizens were convinced by scary campaigns to get vaccinated against non-existent threats of smallpox, leading to hundreds of deaths and thousands of cases of debilitating smallpox among these manipulated populations. The conspirators were convicted for this crime, but the story is not widely known.2
In the second case, history records that the initial batches of Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, and even Dr. Sabin’s improved vaccine with “attenuated” live viruses, produced thousands of cases of poliomyelitis in vaccinated individuals in the 1950s.
Worse still is the fact that the new Sabin vaccines (which replaced Salk’s version) were contaminated with a mutated monkey virus called SV- 40. This is purported to have caused untold millions of cancers worldwide.3
Then there’s the more widely known 1976-1977 outbreak of swine flu in the US, which shares features of the 2009 H1N1 disaster with respect to its frenzy of media propaganda. This hurriedly produced campaign led to perhaps the greatest US public health disaster of the century — 40 million Americans took a vaccine that was devastating in its side effects to a significant percentage; President Gerald Ford was forced to quickly suspend the vaccination drive. Amazingly, this swine flu outbreak has been widely acknowledged by top officials, including Dr. David Sencer, then head of the CDC, to have been “laboratory sourced.” 4
CBS Reveals that Swine Flu Cases Seriously Overestimated
Finally, in one of the most important investigative pieces ever written on the vaccination industry, Robert Kennedy, Jr., has recently published suppressed information — much of it obtained by FOIA requests —showing that America’s public-health authorities knowingly conspired with the pharmaceutical industry to suppress the link between thimerosol, a mercury-laced additive approved for use in vaccines until 2001, and childhood autism. Kennedy recounts the story of the steps by which, with the CDC in the lead, this de facto criminal operation conspired to systematically ignore, suppress, or distort incriminating data supporting what thousands of parents of autistic kids already believe about thimerosol from their own experience.
This is what we call a conspiracy, right?
The actions of the conspirators, Kennedy concludes, “arguably constitute one of the biggest scandals in the annals of American medicine.” 5
Fraudulent claims of vaccine safety and efficacy
In an earlier investigative piece, “The Infection Deception-I” (see our blog at AReturnToHealing.com) we made a number of preliminary discoveries about the veracity of the official swine-flu story. First, we noted the conclusion arising from the most systematic review of the published research ever carried out, which shows that vaccines have little or no effect on influenza. Almost without exception, the studies are either junk science, or are riddled with conflict of interest; as with most studies of pharmaceutical products, vaccine studies are funded by those who manufacture them. (See Chapter 5 of our book, A Return to Healing, for additional documentation of this sad fact.) We also examined the very strong indications of both anticipated and unforeseeable safety problems, especially with a vaccine that was rushed into production with minimal oversight by the FDA.
Indeed, vaccines used in the US are not safe or at least not safety tested — not only for adults, but especially for at-risk groups such as infants, small children, pregnant mothers, the elderly, and those with asthma and compromised immune systems. 6
Dr. Tom Jefferson, one of the world’s most knowledgeable experts in vaccine research and head of the Vaccine Field Group at the Cochrane Database Collaboration, an independent think tank that does not accept corporate funds, bluntly told the Financial Times that “there is no knowledge whatsoever that these vaccines are safe.”7 Also damning to the flu-vaccine establishment’s claims of efficacy was an astonishing article in the November 2009 issue of The Atlantic — a rare case of mainstream attention.8
Given this track record, government agencies have little choice but to collude with vaccine manufacturers to obscure the truth.
For example, the studies on H1N1 vaccine performed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, are being done in collaboration with two of the manufacturers themselves, Novartis and Sanofi Pasteur. “There is no indication of any independent research entities participating in the trials without financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry,” assert Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null.9
Finally, there is the bizarre fact that President Obama declared swine flu a national health emergency on October 23, even as the rate of infection by this relatively benign virus began to decline. Just two days previous to Obama’s surprise announcement, CBS News broadcasted findings from a major investigation of the CDC’s that entirely refuted the need for such an emergency declaration; the CDC’s swine-flu incidence data was shown to likely be fraudulent. 10
What’s the problem with Geneva?
From the outset, WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan seemed almost eager for a pandemic to call her very own, when she declared on April 29 — with very scanty evidence in hand—that a “global outbreak is imminent.” Chan’s initial declaration was based on the alleged fact that, as she said, “So far, 176 people have been killed in Mexico.” Unfortunately, this crucial number turned out to be highly misleading. Soon after her announcement, only 19 deaths were shown by lab analysis to result from the H1N1 swine flu strain—a sketchy way to launch a global pandemic!
The mild, new strain was certainly communicable, as it did manage to travel around the world to numerous countries. So by June 11 Chan and the WHO raised the level of influenza pandemic alert to Phase 6, the highest possible — making it the first flu pandemic declaration in 41 years. Under enforceable United Nations and World Trade Organization rules, this gave the WHO extraordinary powers to override the health policy regulations of any member nation; it could now dictate national policy from the global level — including the right to coerce a nation’s populations to get vaccinated — at any time it deemed necessary during the Level 6 classification.
By the way, the Phase 6 declaration was also good for business: WHO member nations were compelled by treaty rules to implement pandemic plans and also to purchase swine flu vaccines whenever this class of pandemic is declared.
Later in June the WHO claimed that “as many as 2 billion people could become infected over the next two years — nearly one-third of the world population.” It also asserted that at least 4.9 billion doses would be needed to inoculate the planet, representing an estimated $400 billion in revenue to vaccine manufacturers.
But how, you may ask, was the WHO able to utilize this highest-possible classification for the first time since 1968, when all the data pointed to a mild virus? Easy: They just eased up significantly on the definition of the word “pandemic.”
Spiegel Online explored this disturbing aspect of the 2009 swine-flu scandal with Dr. Tom Jefferson, and Wolfgang Wodarg, the chair of the Health Committee in The European Council, a German parliamentarian who is also an epidemiologist, also found it “suspicious” that WHO changed its definition of a pandemic “on it’s homepage at the end of May.” 11, 12
Since last June, the global vaccine industry has filled orders in the range of three billion doses during the course of the 2009-2010 flu season; the US alone spent over $7 billion to stockpile the nation with upwards of 250 million doses and for other related expenses, and 60 million were vaccinated.
But what exactly caused the overreaction in Geneva that led to such efforts and expenditures?
One clue comes from a close look at where the WHO gets its funding. Its annual budget for 2010 was $5 billion; $4 billion or eighty percent of this comes from voluntary contributions from pharmaceutical companies, foundations, and other donors.13
European investigators have now concluded that WHO’s behavior was directly compromised by its institutional links to Big Pharma. 14,15 Der Spiegel reported that members of the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza (ESWI), which claims to be an independent scientific advisory body advising EU member governments on policies regarding H1N1 influenza, is directly financed by Big Pharma. “ESWI claims it brings together scientific ‘key opinion leaders in influenza.’ However, the sole financial backers are ten leading pharmaceutical companies.” 16
The coup de gras came on January 2, 2010, when it was announced that the Council of Europe Parliament member states will launch an immediate inquiry into “the influence of the pharmaceutical companies on the global swine flu campaign.” The parliamentary motion was introduced by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, who said he considers the current pandemic campaign of the WHO to be “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century.” The text of Wodarg’s resolution states: “In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards to alarm governments worldwide and make them squander tight health resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly expose millions of healthy people to the risk of an unknown amount of side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.” 17
Deep Politics, H1N1, and the Future of Medicine
H1N1 may or may not be a hi-tech lab virus or an excuse for injecting poisonous vaccines, but there is one conspiracy that we can substantiate—one that alone places this aspect of modern medicine in the domain of criminalized politics.
In “Infection Deception I” we explained in detail how — in the very midst of an alleged flu pandemic — the federal government has been actively suppressing purveyors of antiviral herbs and other immune-boosting natural substances in the form of intimidating legal notices sent to numerous companies, most of them small herb retailers.
One of these letters was sent to high-profile, bestselling physician Dr. Andrew Weil. As with each of the vendors of these natural substances; Weil was ordered by the FDA to “cease and desist” from selling an astragalus herbal formula.
Our own investigation discovered that the FDA sent such warning letters to a total of 70 companies. The banned methods of preventing or treating H1N1 swine flu include the use of well-known herbs such as echinacea and elderberry, pinecone extract, oil-leaf extract, devices such as air filters, and even vitamin D.
It has long been known that a principal cause of seasonal flu is the wintertime lack of exposure to sunlight, which triggers the production of vitamin D in the skin. Because vitamin D deficiency is common in the winter, a proven method to keep oneself from catching an infectious disease is vitamin D supplementation; the science on this issue is settled.18 The systematic suppression of such well-understood natural substances as astragalus and vitamin D lends itself to the charge of gross criminal neglect. Millions of Americans who believe they need the H1N1 vaccine are not being told to boost their immunity as a preventive measure. Our health officials are not even telling them to engage in exercise, another scientifically proven prophylaxis against infections. With occasional exceptions, ordinary Americans only hear reference to the politically approved products of the pharmaceutical-industrial complex.
Worldwide, there are no well-controlled human clinical studies backing the efficacy of flu vaccines. They simply don’t exist. On the other side — taking the simple example of the herb astragalus — one can cite two millennia of clinical use in China, an impeccable safety record, and controlled modern scientific studies. The situation is epitomized by a recent statement by Luc Montagnier, MD, 2008 Nobel Laureate: “The drug industry pushes ineffective drugs and vaccines because they cannot profit from good nutrition or clean water.”
And thus, in the end, the issue is not really science, then, is it? Rather it’s a matter of naked political power organized to guarantee profit and social control.
We’ve highlighted the swine flu case in this essay, but it’s just one small feature of a much larger battlefront: modern medicine’s war against common sense and good science — which in turn translates into a war on the world’s population and on nature itself. This, at a bare minimum, is the depopulation agenda that we can prove. As for other indications of criminal intent, the jury awaits more research to provide better evidence — along with global activism backed by the improved organization of the political and spiritual power of the peoples of the world.
Byron Belitsos is a widely published journalist and author, and the coauthor of “A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine” (Origin Press, 2009). Belitsos is also board member of Voice of the Environment (voiceoftheenvironment.org), which funded this study.
Dr. Len Saputo is the principal author of “A Return to Healing” (AReturnToHealing.com), and is a board-certified internal medicine physician who has practiced for over 40 years. He is the founder of the Health Medicine Center and is the author of numerous other articles and books on natural health.