Planned Distraction? — Timing of Flu-Threat Report Comes A Day Before FDIC Report Revealing Dire State of American Banks
By Bill Sardi
A day before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is due to release a report on the dire condition of American banks and likely depletion of its own reserve fund, Federal officials have chosen to release a report claiming the upcoming H1N1 swine flu poses a “serious health threat” – even though the summer version of the swine flu is dissipating.
Issuance of the Federal report, dated August 7, 2009, appears to have been delayed till Monday, August 24.
The H1N1 swine flu now in circulation is not gaining momentum. According to published records by the Centers for Disease Control, the summer H1N1 swine flu peaked in the last week of May 2009 and affects about 1/4th the number in late August as it did at the end of May.
The report appears to cause undue alarm, estimating 30,000-90,000 deaths as the summer version of the swine flu becomes more virulent in upcoming winter months. But this death forecast is wide ranging. Federal officials frequently cite 36,000 annual deaths from the seasonal flu, so it may be no deadlier than any other flu season. Why all the alarm bells?
Federal officials couched the grim predictions in their report by saying it was a “possible” scenario, not a “predictable” one. The report says the 2009-H1N1 flu is unlikely to resemble the deadly flu pandemic of 1918-19, but nearly $9 billion has been spent to prepare for a flu season that may fizzle in its severity as last year’s did.
Reuters quotes Federal officials that the winter H1N1 swine flu will be a “new strain against which few people have immunity,” yet no evidence is provided that the summer version of the H1N1 swine flu has mutated into a different strain, at least not yet.
Nor do health officials fully reveal how vaccines being rushed into production now will accurately match the flu strain in circulation this October when the first doses of the flu vaccine become available.
This is the first year mock vaccines are being put into production – a new practice to approve the method of manufacturing the flu vaccine and then inserting the prevalent virus in circulation just days before the vaccine becomes available. Europe will fully rely upon an H1N1 swine flu vaccine made under this mock manufacturing model. The U.S. is exercising more caution.
The UK-based newspaper Guardian reports that up to 60% of British doctors may refuse swine flu vaccination over concerns that safety trials are being rushed.
Health officials say it would take considerable time for the current H1N1 swine flu to have become the triple reassortment flu strain it is today. They claim it must have been in circulation for some time prior to the March 2009 outbreak in Mexico. But just exactly how it escaped earlier detection by the many flu surveillance stations across the globe goes unexplained.
The idea of a man-made flu virus is strongly denied. Yet somehow the outbreak of the H1N1 summer swine flu coincided with the announcement that a French company intends to establish a vaccine manufacturing plant in Mexico. French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited with Mexican President Felipe Calderon just days prior to the flu outbreak there.
Worldwide concern grew over the possibility vaccine makers are purposefully introducing new strains of flu into the population, or lacing vaccines with more virulent and deadly strains, when one manufacturer was caught inserting a more deadly but poorly transmitted form of the H5N1 flu strain into a faster spreading but less lethal H1N1 flu vaccine. Fortunately a vaccine distributor in Europe pre-tested the vaccine in ferrets and found it killed all of the animals. The vaccine was destroyed.
Also unexplained is why a Texas branch of the Federal Emergency Management Agency began flu vaccination exercises prior to the March announcement of the flu outbreak in Mexico.
The FDIC faces a spiraling number of bank failures and it may have already tapped into its line of credit at the US Treasury, which is also out of funds, facing $1.8 trillion in over-spending this year. Asian bankers are not likely to loan that much money to the U.S. this year in fear of fanning inflation. So the US Treasury and Federal Reserve must resort to printing the money, a practice that will surely diminish the purchasing power of the US dollar. Federal tax revenues are rapidly declining as more and more tax payers face job layoffs and home foreclosures.
Governments are known to distract their citizens from the realities of a collapsing economy by issuing declarations of war or other contrived emergencies. A flu pandemic would serve as a perfect cover for the sour economy, brought on by loose lending practices and other excesses that were not opposed or detected by regulators.2:59 pm on August 25, 2009 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.