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16 Jul, 2009 08:40

Swine flu virus began life in a lab?

The number of confirmed cases of swine flu has topped over a hundred thousand, with the World Health Organization calling the pandemic 'unstoppable', and suggesting mass vaccination.

Investigative journalist and RT contributor, Wayne Madsen from Washington, says that the world is actually fighting a man-made tragedy. He says the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was involved in the development of the swine flu virus.

“The 1918 Spanish flu was extracted from the corpse of a dead Aleut woman, who died of the disease in a small village of Alaska, and it was combined with other forms of flu to create this particular H1N1 that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.”

Madsen points out that, “A company called FluGen, which is associated with this research at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, is now developing a vaccine. I think what we see with Baxter International, FluGen and other companies developing a vaccine when some of these companies were involved in the research of this particular form of flu, so people are a little bit skeptical about the profit motivation here.”