Who profits from a pandemic?

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The World Health Organisation’s biggest donors are private entities, and much of its funding comes from pharmaceutical interests. This surely presents an enormous conflict of interest for a body that has so much influence over global health policies, especially during a pandemic.

This could also be a reason why some important natural treatments are being overlooked or even suppressed.

Sweden’s no-lockdown policy has come in for a lot of criticism this week, as its death rates are significantly higher than those of its neighbours. But with most of its fatalities being in Stockholm, where most of the country’s non-European immigrants live, and with this group being particularly badly affected by the disease, could vitamin D deficiency be the real reason for the relatively high number of fatalities?

SHOW NOTES

Guardian on Iran
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/01/iran-rapid-rise-in-covid-19-cases-stokes-fears-of-second-wave

My video about neighbouring countries having very different experiences with Covid-19
http://imaginingfreedom.co.uk/videos/why-do-neighbouring-countries-have-such-different-experiences-with-covid-19/

Wired: “Sweden’s coronavirus experiment has well and truly failed”
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/sweden-coronavirus-herd-immunity

Finland’s coronavirus policy
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-finland/finland-to-lift-lockdown-in-region-around-helsinki-idUKKCN21X0R6

BBC – YouTube bans info that directly contradicts WHO advice
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52388586

Guardian: UK refuses to participate in WHO solidarity call to action
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/02/coronavirus-vaccine-uk-big-pharma

WHO solidarity call to action – making the response to Covid-19 a public common good
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/global-research-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov/covid-19-technology-access-pool/solidarity-call-to-action/

Foreign Policy: “The Hidden Flaw in Sweden’s Anti-Lockdown Strategy”
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/04/21/sweden-coronavirus-anti-lockdown-immigrants/

My video: Are Black People Really More Likely To Die from Covid-19?
http://imaginingfreedom.co.uk/videos/are-black-people-really-more-likely-to-die-from-covid-19/

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