A great philosopher once said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Those words are worth keeping in mind as the media barrages us with yet another round of swine flu panic.
The swine flu “outbreak” of 2009, which many now consider to have been little more than a hoax, may still be fresh on some people’s minds – especially those who suffer from conditions caused by tainted vaccines.
But to gain an even clearer picture of how these scares are invented and perpetuated over and over again, let’s take a look at what happened in 1976. That’s when 45 million Americans were duped into receiving contaminated flu shots that caused more than 500 people to contract Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder that can cause paralysis.
From an article written by Dr. J. Anthony Morris, and posted by Abodia.com:
“In what is now known as ‘the Great Swine Flu Massacre,’ the President of the United States, Gerald Ford, was enlisted to persuade the public to undergo a national vaccination campaign. The moving force behind the scheme was a $135 million windfall profit for the major drug manufacturers. They had a ‘swine flu’ vaccine which suspicious pig raisers had refused to touch, fearful it might wipe out their crop. The manufacturers had only tried to get $80 million from the swine breeders; balked in this sale, they turned to the other market, humans …
“Hardly had the swine flu campaign been completed than the reports of the casualties began to pour in. Within a few months, claims totaling $1.3 billion had been filed by victims who had suffered paralysis from the swine flu vaccine.”
In 1979, 60 Minutes broadcast a story revealing the sordid details of the Centers for Disease Control’s role in the hoax. Here is the original 60 Minutes segment in its entirety
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