Stossel & Fumento on the swine flu hysteria

John Stossel has an article on Swine Flu Hysteria which points out what Michael Fumento has been saying all along:

Michael Fumento writes that the facts on swine flu hardly live up to the months of hype

What Michael has been saying is,

Hidden within the latest edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s
FluView was this sentence: “The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza was below the epidemic threshold”…

You may recall all those additional deaths we were supposed to suffer as a result of swine flu – 30,000 to 90,000, according to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (a number I previously disputed)…

But like New Zealand and Australia, the United States can actually expect considerably fewer overall flu deaths because of the swine flu…

Only 161 new infections were reported to CDC-monitored labs last week, compared to 11,470 at the epidemic’s mid-October peak.

Michael adds,

in addition to the usual bureaucratic desire for growth in power and budget, the WHO was seeking to cover its tracks for an earlier hysteria – that of avian flu. Moreover, it has been remarkably open (Even if I’m the only one to report on it) about seeking to exploit swine flu to engineer hard-left political change including the redistribution of wealth between countries and instituting “social justice.”

That‘s what the fuss is really about.

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2 Responses to “Stossel & Fumento on the swine flu hysteria”

  1. O Bloody Hell Says:

    The really bad problem here is the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” syndrome — sooner or later, there actually MAY be a problem with a serious flu epidemic… but after 3 or 4 rounds of being told the sky was falling, while it’s really only a couple of thunderheads, they’re going to ignore the warnings and thus make the Real Thing a lot worse.

    We should lynch some of these people *now* so as to save a few hundred thousand lives later.

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