September 29, 2009
[efoods]Canada is furthering its flu hype agenda with the help of its largest populated province. Ontario’s 10,000 pharmacists are now distributing H1N1 propaganda kits which will help promote untested vaccines and dangerous antiviral drugs.
The Ontario government has asked Ontario’s Community Pharmacies to act as a distribution point for public information on the H1N1 flu. “The initiative is clearly an attempt to sway and control public opinion on the controversies that surround the H1N1 flu, vaccine and antiviral drugs,” said public health specialist Marco Torres.
“As health care providers in the community, pharmacists are accessible and well-equipped to answer questions about H1N1,” says Dr. Donald Low, Microbiologist-in-Chief, Department of Microbiology at Mount Sinai Hospital. “As we learned from the SARS experience, pharmacists play a vital role in addressing people’s questions and concerns.”
The Ontario Health Plan for an Influenza Pandemic 2008 was developed with input from a number of pharmacists, reflecting their role in Ontario’s pandemic response on behalf of big pharma. The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) supports the Chief Medical Officer of Health in preparing for and responding to the impact of the pandemic in the province.