February 4, 2010
Alex talks with German physician and politician for SPD, Wolfgang Wodarg.
Public hearing on handling of H1N1 pandemic – A public parliamentary hearing “The handling of the H1N1 pandemic: more transparency needed?” was held during the session on 26 January. The hearing brought together representatives of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and of European vaccine manufacturers, as well as independent medical experts, to discuss this topic with parliamentarians. The hearing was initiated by the outgoing Chair of PACEs Sub-committee on Health Wolfgang Wodarg, who together with some other members of the Assembly of the Council of Europe requested in a motion in December that the Assembly look into this question. The hearing was open to the press. Both hearing and press conference were webcast live. Here the statement presented by Dr. Wodarg: