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Herd About It?

by Ana Grarian

It’s interesting to note the vast profits available to some because of the Swine Flu. Fast acting drug companies are set for massive vaccination clinics including schools. This vaccine has been linked to cases of paralysis and contains questionable additives like squalene which may have been responsible for Gulf War Syndrome. This for a disease that though very infectious can be treated responsibly with sanitation, sleep and the same advised precautions and home remedies as any flu. Of course for many of us trying to stay home while sick meets the same resistance it always did, even in a University town where one student has died.

Those with compromised health and complications are of course recommended to take more extensive measures to protect their health.

Those same pharmaceutical companies have also been making profits off the cause of the Swine Flu Pandemic. It seems likely that this virus which we have heard originated in Mexico (ooh-scary 3rd world country!), originated in American hogs shipped into a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) by Smithfield (a really scary conglomerate taking advantage of cheap 3rd world labor to decimate family farms in Mexico as well as America. Constant integration of pharmaceuticals into hog feed, neccesary in such high confinement systems, encourages the growth of drug resistant germs and viruses.

Here’s a link to an organization which can shed some more light on the situation.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_17661.cfm