pipedreams Posted August 22, 2021 Share Posted August 22, 2021 "The word “pandemic” is an epidemiological term and traditionally had nothing to do with politics or virulence. Then the WHO changed the definition and set the stage for politicalization and weaponization against global populations. Apparently members of the United Nations don’t like the fact that WHO has been using ‘pandemic’ to describe the global spread of the new H1N1 influenza strains. They feel that the word pandemic implies that the virus is lethal and capable of causing many deaths – like the 1918 strain of influenza. Problem is, the new H1N1 strain isn’t any more lethal than seasonal strains of the virus. Apparently using the p-word gets everyone frightened as pandemic preparedness plans shift into gear. WHO redefining pandemic is absurd. Pandemic is an epidemiological definition that has nothing to do with virulence. A pandemic of influenza occurs when a new viral strain emerges to which the population has little or no immunity. Although pandemic is most frequently associated with influenza virus, other infectious agents may cause worldwide epidemics." https://www.virology.ws/2009/05/23/who-will-redefine-pandemic/ https://www.technocracy.news/flashback-2009-when-who-was-pressured-to-redefine-pandemic/ "WHO should leave textbook writing to others. To paraphrase Andre Lwoff, a pandemic is a pandemic. The word implies nothing about virulence – and has little to do with politics." "It is obvious that ever since the US Salmonella outbreak, whose origins were obvious from the get go, the CDC has become a political arm for whatever administration happens to be in power. And in many ways, WHO also operates in a similar politically charged atmosphere." 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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