Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Of Interest

Do you know that 'bird flu' was discovered in Vietnam 9 years ago? That barely 100 people have died in the whole world in all that time? That TAMIFLU is supposed to be a preventative? That TAMIFLU barely alleviates symptoms of the common flu? That its efficacy against flu is questioned by a great part of the scientific community? That against a supposed mutant virus such as H5N1, TAMIFLU barely alleviates the illness? That to date Avian Flu affects ONLY birds?

Do you know who markets TAMIFLU? Roche Laboratories.
Who bought the patent for TAMIFLU from Roche the year bird flu was discovered? Gilead Sciences.
Who was the president of Gilead and remains a major shareholder? DONALD RUMSFELD, Secretary of Defence of the USA.
Do you know that sales of TAMIFLU were over $254 million in 2004 and more than $1000 million in 2005?

Urban legends site snopes.com
The Tamiflu story

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