Bird Flu Hoax Makes Donald Rumsfeld $1 Million Richer
by Rufina James
Bird flu fears have spurred the US purchase of billions of
dollars of a drugs to treat this suspected pandemic. Dr.
Mercola, a leader in the wellness movement in the U.S. has
uncovered that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will directly
benefit from this purchase.
(PRWEB) November 1, 2005 Last month President Bush stated
that a minimum of 200,000 to a worst case scenario of 2 million
deaths would occur in the US alone from the bird flu epidemic.
This belief was used to justify the immediate purchase of 20
million doses of Tamiflu at $100 per dose which comes to a
staggering $2 billion. more info: rumsfeldfix.jpg
While administration officials believe drug therapy will help
decrease the deaths in a bird flu pandemic, Dr. Mercola who is
the founder of mercola.com the second most visited non-
government health site after WebMD, states that, "Simple
lifestyle changes can enhance your immune system to provide a
virtual guarantee that you will not get the flu."
Unfortunately, lawmakers have already given Bush money to begin
bird flu preparations. Last Thursday $8 billion in emergency
funding was passed by the Senate which an amount considered
close to what federal health officials believe they will need
to apply a drug based solution to the projected bird flu
Part of that money will be used to purchase a supply of the
drug Tamiflu. Roche is the company that manufactures Tamiflu,
but further investigations will show that the drug was actually
developed by a company called Gilead which 10 years ago gave
Roche the exclusive rights to market and sell Tamiflu.
The Rumsfeld Connection to Gilead If you read Gilead?s website,
you'll learn that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was named
the chairman of Gilead in 1997.
According to CNN yesterday, he still holds a Gilead stake
valued at between $5 million and $25 million and will
handsomely profit from the scare tactics the government is
currently using to justify the purchase of $2 billion of
Tamiflu. Disclosure forms don't reveal the exact number of
shares Rumsfeld owns, but in the past six months fears of a
bird flu pandemic and the ensuing scramble for Tamiflu have
sent Gilead's stock from $35 to $47. That's made the Pentagon
chief, already one of the wealthiest members of the Bush
cabinet, at least $1 million richer.
British Medical Journal Admits the Truth about Bird Flu Last
week's British Medical Journal has an editorial on the bird flu
in which they state the following:
"The lack of sustained human-to-human transmission suggests
that this AH5N1 avian virus does not currently have the
capacity to cause a human pandemic"
Dr. Mercola, a New York Times best selling author and founder
of the most visited wellness health site in the world
?While it is possible the virus could mutate with the influenza
A virus and to acquire the means for rapid human to human
transmission, the bird flu virus clearly does NOT have this
ability now. All the preparation and fear being created in the
media is about a theoretical speculation.?
Fortunately there are simple and highly effective lifestyle
changes that can radically reduce your risk of becoming
infected with the bird flu. To receive your free report please
go to www.mercola.com/birdflu.
Copyright 2005 Rufina James
If you would like to reprint this article you may do so as long
as it is reprinted in its entirety and NOTHING is added or