Next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column out Tues Aug 4 on discrimination due to Swine Flu


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Hi Blog.  Just a quick update today to let you know that my next JUST BE CAUSE column in the Japan Times will be coming out tomorrow, Tuesday August 4 (Weds in the provinces), on how the Swine Flu Pandemic (like the SARS Panic some years ago), if handled badly, might cause more damage than the flu might.  I offer lessons from the last scare a couple of months ago on how to avoid discriminating against the sick.  Get a copy!  Arudou Debito in Sapporo

UPDATE:  Here’s a link to the JT site with the article:

I’ll have the text up here on tomorrow for comments.  Have a read for now.  D

One comment on “Next Japan Times JUST BE CAUSE Column out Tues Aug 4 on discrimination due to Swine Flu

  • Debito,
    I’m writing this on CET time-zone, without benefit of your article. I have some links, below, one from Wayne Madsen who, in my opinion, is one of the least flaky and one of the most informed journalists inside the DC beltway, saying that this virus seems to have been deliberately concocted. The good GOP member from Texas, Mr. Paul, would seem to provide support for this. And then, yet another group of folks would have us believe that the vaccine is worse than the disease itself. (1) (2) (3) Their sources are not too hard to trace back, despite the conspiracy theory fronts which bring them to the fore. My key point is two fold: (a) This flu is bogus (as in: invented for our fear) and (b) Someone is making money out of it, and it isn’t individuals like you and me. Remember, Donald Rumsfeld in on the Board of Directors of the company making and licensing Tamiflu (R). So, no, the Spanish sun has not rotted my brain. I just wanted to share what I believe is a deadly scam, pure and simple, perpetrated on uninformed and unsuspecting people. Question is: Cui Bono?


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