Swine Flu - It's A Conspiracy I Tells Ya!

Postby crazychris on Thu 7/May/09 9:25am

Thoughts shuffling through my head last night and this morning...

Roche makes Tamiflu, and during the birdflu scare a few years ago, governments all over the world bought up huge stocks of it to stockpile for when a pandemic struck. It must have made Roche pretty bloody rich, and by now their champagne and caviar stocks will be running low, so they need another sales drive.

So, pick an unregulated, pretty poor, mostly lawless country (say... Mexico!) and create a new flu strain, then introduce to the public. Sit back and wait...

A second thread to this theory is that the stockpiles that the governments have currently are coming close to their use-by date, so it needs to be used, or biffed. The population would be aghast at seeing their leaders binning all those drugs and replacing with shiny new ones, at significant cost to the taxpayers, so it's a win-win situation for government and Roche. They get to use their stockpiles in a 'real' emergency, and a case is made for always having them on hand and in great quantities, so the purchase order is written and faxed.

And another nail in Roche's coffin is that "The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that Tamiflu is active against the new swine flu virus, dubbed A(H1N1)" - how convenient, a brand new flu that our very old drug works on already! $$!!
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Re: It's A Conspiracy I Tells Ya!

Postby Tama on Thu 7/May/09 9:30am

We've already been here :)
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Re: Swine Flu - It's A Conspiracy I Tells Ya!

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 7/May/09 9:37am

It wont let me add a 'crazy' channel :(
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Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Thu 7/May/09 9:42am

One thing that the whole episode did show is the credulity of the media and their lack of due scepticism when it comes to exciting news stories. Fuck swine flu. :)
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Re: Swine Flu - It's A Conspiracy I Tells Ya!

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 7/May/09 9:45am

Did show? Is showing! CBC is all over it like white on rice :(
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Re: Swine Flu - It's A Conspiracy I Tells Ya!

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Thu 7/May/09 9:51am

I get the impression that it's calming down here, and that a number of journalists have realised they jizzed in their pants.
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Re: Swine Flu - It's A Conspiracy I Tells Ya!

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 7/May/09 10:03am

We have more of an snoutbreak up here :(
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