What is a ‘pandemic’? From Wikipedia we find:
A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" + δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics exclude seasonal flu, unless the flu of the season is a pandemic. Throughout history there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis.
What is a WHO pandemic?
The 2009 outbreak of a new strain of Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 created concerns that a new pandemic was occurring. In the latter half of April 2009, the World Health Organization’s pandemic alert level was sequentially increased from three to five until the announcement on 11 June 2009 that the pandemic level had been raised to its highest level, level six. This was the first pandemic on this level since 1968. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), gave a statement on 11 June 2009 confirming that the H1N1 strain was indeed a pandemic, having nearly 30,000 confirmed cases worldwide.
What is a REAL pandemic? Here are some examples":
- Antonine Plague, 165–180. Possibly smallpox brought to the Italian peninsula by soldiers returning from the Near East; it killed a quarter of those infected, and up to five million in all.
- Plague of Justinian, from 541 to 750, was the first recorded outbreak of the bubonic plague. It started in Egypt, and reached Constantinople the following spring, killing (according to the Byzantine chronicler Procopius) 10,000 a day at its height, and perhaps 40% of the city’s inhabitants. The plague went on to eliminate a quarter to a half of the human population that it struck throughout the known world. It caused Europe’s population to drop by around 50% between 550 and 700
- Black Death, started 1300s. The total number of deaths worldwide is estimated at 75 million people.
- The "Asian Flu", 1957–58. An H2N2 virus caused about 70,000 deaths in the United States. First identified in China in late February 1957, the Asian flu spread to the United States by June 1957. It caused about 2 million deaths globally.
- The "Hong Kong Flu", 1968–69. An H3N2 caused about 34,000 deaths in the United States. This virus was first detected in Hong Kong in early 1968, and spread to the United States later that year. This pandemic of 1968 and 1969 killed approximately one million people worldwide.
These are REAL pandemics. A REAL pandemic KILLS millions of people.
Let’s look at the so-called H1N1 ‘pandemic’ of 2009. What did it do? It had a whopping 30,000 confirmed cases worldwide. That’s CASES (i.e. people getting sick), not deaths.
The H1N1 so-called ‘pandemic’ was nothing of the sort. It was merely a modestly expansive infection of a miniscule portion of the world population.
However, it served a larger purpose. That purpose was to terrify the world population in a blatant attempt by the WHO and national governments worldwide to frighten people into blind obedience to the dictates of said governments and the imposition of new laws and regulations that would further tighten the controls of said governments over their own citizens.
Increasing government power and decreasing individual freedom was the goal, not saving lives of preventing a ‘pandemic’. This episode represents just another, increasingly frequent use of terror by governments to diminish personal liberty and increase government control.
As Ben Franklin wrote in 1755 (Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor, Tue, Nov 11, 1755), "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
Well, we are certainly living down to his prediction.