Fw: [APMW] Avian flu: Don't place all the blame onwild birds

Subject: Fw: [APMW] Avian flu: Don't place all the blame onwild birds
From: "Mark Gafney" <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 12:34:35 +0200
Bird Flu----what they didnt tell us....

        Do you know that 'bird flu' was discovered in Vietnam 9 years ago?

        Do you know that barely 100 people have died in the whole world in
       that time?

        Do you know that it was the Americans who alerted us to the
       of the human antiviral TAMIFLU as a preventative.

        Do you know that TAMIFLU barely alleviates some symptoms of the

        Do you know that its efficacy against the common flu is questioned
        a great part of the scientific community?

        Do you know that against a SUPPOSED mutant virus such as H5N1,
        will not work?

        Do you know that to date Avian Flu affects birds only?

        Do you know who markets TAMIFLU?


        Do you know who bought the patent for TAMIFLU from ROCHE
        in 1996?


        Do you know who was the then president of GILEAD SCIENCES INC. and
        remains a major shareholder?

        DONALD RUMSFELD, the present Secretary of Defence of the USA .

        Do you know that the base of TAMIFLU is crushed aniseed?

       Do you know who controls 90% of the world's production of this tree?


       Do you know that sales of TAMIFLU were over $254 million in 2004 and
       more than $1000 million in 2005?

       Do you know how many more millions ROCHE can earn in the coming
       if the business of fear continues?

        So the summary of the story is as follows:

       Bush's friends decide that the medicine TAMIFLU is the solution for
       pandemic that has not yet occurred and that has caused only a
hundred deaths
       worldwide in 9 years.

       This medicine doesn't so much as cure the common flu.

        In normal conditions the virus does not affect humans.

        Rumsfeld sells the patent for TAMIFLU to ROCHE for which they pay
        a fortune.
        Roche acquires 90% of  the global production of crushed aniseed,
        base for the antivirus.

       The governments of the entire world threaten a pandemic and then buy
        industrial quantities of the product from Roche.

       So we end up paying for medicine while Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush do
       the business.

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