Implications, Vaccination, Virus

European Parliament to Investigate WHO and “Pandemic” Scandal

The Parliamentary inquiry will look into the issue of „falsified
pandemic“ that was declared by WHO in June 2009 on the advice of its
group of academic experts, SAGE, many of whose members have been
documented to have intense financial ties to the same pharmaceutical
giants such as GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Novartis, who benefit from the
production of drugs and untested H1N1 vaccines. …

Education, Vaccination, Virus

WHO Issues Guidelines for Antiviral Treatment of H1N1 and Other Influenza (From Medscape Medical News CME)

Cases of pandemic H1N1 virus infection have now been confirmed in more than 100
countries in all 6 WHO regions, mandating updated recommendations on the use of
antivirals for infections caused by new strains of pandemic (A)H1N1 virus. The
present WHO guidelines also address antiviral use in seasonal influenza and in
infections caused by other novel influenza A viruses, but they do not change
existing guidelines on pharmacological management of humans infected with H5N1
virus. …

Bureaucracy, Virus

H1N1 prompts action on FDA nominee (FiercePharma)

Hamburg, not-so-coincidentally, is an expert on pandemics as well as
bioterrorism, the Wall Street Journal
reports. A spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Kennedy, who chairs the committee,
told the paper that it’s a “high priority” to get Dr. Hamburg confirmed,
stat–at least in part because her expertise “will be an invaluable resource” in
handling the H1N1 outbreak. …