Tamiflu is an antiviral medication used to treat influenza. It will be the prime medication sold to protect citizens from “swine flu” (H1N1) as it was for the swine flu (also known as the avian flu) of 1976. All healthcare workers, military and essential service workers will need a dose available and it will be bought with your tax dollars. Tamiflu is made and patented by Gilead Sciences and Donald Rumsfeld was the chairman of this company before he joined the Bush administration.
When the Avian Flu scare flashed across the television sets of Americans, Gilead Sciences stock went through the roof. Rumsfeld refused to sell his stock when he joined the Bush administration and the increase in stock value made him the richest man in the Bush administration. Moreover, Gilead Sciences successfully lobbied a billion dollar contract with the U.S. military during the avian flu scare, giving each soldier access to the drug. Now, with the swine flu scare, the same players are about to make an even bigger fortune. The actual flu may be real, but the panic surrounding it is a media constructed, influenza hoax and the product of those who waited for another opportunity to knock, or sneeze.
As we sit on the eve of a new influenza scare, the question is: will anybody pay attention to the fact that the last influenza scare didn’t become a pandemic, but it sure made neoconservatives rich. The
regular run-of-the-mill strains of influenza kill more than 36,000 Americans every year and hospitalize another 200,000. Eighty people dying of disease in one of the dirtiest cities on earth is tragic, but it should not be used as an excuse to fill the coffers of a conservative faction that has already ripped off America of every penny it could during its time in office. The only hands that need washing are America’s; washed of the filthy agenda of neoconservatives willing to exploit anything to make a buck.
“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!”