August 17, 2009
It’s a slick propaganda tool aimed at the kids — “The Great Flu,” an online game sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, the folks who have started testing their pandemic H1N1 swine flu vaccine on hapless and dim-witted human guinea pigs.
It will be lucrative windfall, so propaganda is essential. “British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is set to reap billions as fear of the swine flu pandemic grows. The world’s second-largest drug company has secured orders from 16 countries for 195 million doses of the vaccine it is developing against the H1N1 virus, which has killed more than 740 people worldwide,” reports BusinessWeek.
“The U. S. government has paid pharmaceutical companies $7.9 billion since 2004 to develop the capacity to mass vaccine the entire U.S. population by 2011,” writes Herb Werborg. “Under the perceived threat of H1N1, these plans have been accelerated to include the use of a non FDA approved chemical adjuvant suspected of causing Gulf War Syndrome, circumventing the FDA approval process for this potentially life threatening chemical.”
In Britain, the Health Protection Agency has warned that the profitable vaccine may increase Guillain-Barré syndrome. The UK’s medicines watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, is already monitoring reported side effects from Tamiflu and Relenza and it is set to extend that surveillance to the vaccine, according to the Telegraph.
Ranji Serious Games — and the toxic and deadly H1N1 vaccine certainly is serious — and GlaxoSmithKline may want to send this “game” (propaganda device) back to the developers to work the rest of the story into the equation.