Agri-biz at root of swine flu? + DHS Guidelines For Possible Swine Flu Quarantines

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Evidence points to industrial pig farm as source of outbreak, if so, Bernice Wuethrich tried to warn us.

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The “NAFTA Flu”

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Democracy Now!
April 29, 2009

The “NAFTA Flu”: Critics Say Swine Flu Has Roots in Forcing Poor Countries to Accept Western Agribusiness

As the US reports its first known death from the global swine flu, the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic threat level. Several countries around the world have banned the import of US and Mexican pork products. We speak to professor and author Robert Wallace, who says the swine flu is partly the outcome of neoliberal policies that forced poorer countries to open their markets to poorly regulated Western agribusiness giants. [includes rush transcript]

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Indonesian minister says swine flu could be man-made

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Agence France-Presse | 04/28/2009 3:22 PM

JAKARTA – Indonesian Heath Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said Tuesday the deadly swine flu virus could have been man-made, as she urged calm over its spread around the world.

The controversial minister did not elaborate but in the past she has said Western governments could be making and spreading viruses in the developing world to boost pharmaceutical companies’ profits.

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Mexico City on lockdown to slow swine flu spread

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Officials in Mexico City, home to about 20 million people, have declared a state of high alert.

Restaurants have been partially closed, with only takeaway food being allowed to be sold.

Gyms, sports clubs, swimming pools and billiard halls have been suspended as part of the government’s strategy to slow the spread of the virus.

Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports from Mexico.

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, April 28, 2009

The Swine Flu scare has boosted the stock market values of Big Pharma. Following initial reports from Mexico on the influenza outbreak, the demand for anti-flu drugs has skyrocketed.

Supported by media disinformation, an atmosphere of fear and intimidation has unfolded. Health “emergencies” have been declared in various parts of the US.

The most sought after influenza drugs are Tamiflu and Relenza. Treatment courses by the US government have been released from the national stockpile “to make sure health care providers are ready for any escalation in cases.”

Tamiflu is produced by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-La Roche on behalf of a US based biotech company Gilead Sciences, Inc. While the drug is produced by Roche, it was developed by Gilead Sciences Inc. which owns the intellectual property rights.

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