The sky is falling! The sky is falling! When it comes to infectious disease pandemics, one thing you can always count on is that the World Health Organization will be sounding the alarm whether it's justified or not. Case in point? The WHO's new declaration that polio is a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" (PHEIC). (1)
The WHO officially describes this as "an extraordinary event which is determined to constitute a public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease and to potentially require a coordinated international response."
And just what is this "extraordinary event" of which we should all be so terrified that the entire mainstream media dutifully reports it as a "global health emergency?"
The answer is 68 cases of polio on the planet. (2) And of those 68 cases of polio, 59 of them were in Pakistan.
In other words, if you don't live in Pakistan -- and let's face it, most people don't -- your odds of having contracted polio so far this year are about one in a billion. If you live in the USA, your odds are exactly ZERO, as there haven't been any polio cases in the USA since 1979. (What, you didn't hear this medical fact on the evening news?)
So how does a one in a billion risk of polio translate into "an extraordinary event" which constitutes a global public health risk?
It doesn't, of course. Unless you are a quack science public health organization trying to use fear tactics to scare the entire planet into buying polio vaccines. That's what the WHO is best at, of course: declaring false pandemics to cajole governments into stockpiling vaccines they'll never use. Remember the swine flu pandemic of 2009 during which the WHO declared a phase six pandemic? It turns out most of the WHO's advisory board members had financial ties to vaccine manufacturers. Governments around the world purchased huge stockpiles of swine flu vaccines, then later had to pay even more to have them destroyed when they weren't needed. to read more: naturalnews.com
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