Wolfgang Wodarg , former SPD member of parliament, and chairman of the European parliament’s health committee, initiated the inquiry. The motion was passed unanimously by his colleagues in the European parliament‘s health committee.
Wodarg has criticised the measures taken against the swine flu as "one of the biggest medical scandals of the century.“
He said the influence of the the pharmaceutical industry on scientists and government officials has resulted in "millions of healthy people being exposed unnecessarily to the risks of an inadequately tested vaccine.“ That even though the swine flu virus is "much less harmful“ than last year’s seasonal flu, causing "not even a tenth of the usual deaths associated with flu.“
Wodarg has also criticised the way pharmaceutical companies have made gigantic profits at the expense of taxpayers.
He accused vaccine manufacturers of being willing even to inflict bodily harm in their pursuit of profits, noting that the adjuvants in the swine flu jab have hardly been tested. In addtion,the vaccine‘s side effects including dangerous paralysis have not been adequately recorded.
Wodarg has said that the role of the WHO and its pandemic emergency declaration in June needs to be the special focus of a European parliamentary inquiry. For the first time the criteria for a pandemic was made not the actual risk of a disease, but the number of cases of the disease.
By classifying the swine flu as pandemic, nations were compelled to implement pandemic plans and also to purchase swine flu vaccines.
Because WHO is not subject to any parliamentary control, Wodarg argued it is necessary for governments to insist on accountability.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thanks to website "The Flu Case" we have a story in English derived from reports in two German newspapers, Zeit and Tages Spiegel:
Posted by Meryl Nass, M.D. at 12:42 PM