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Originally published May 2 2009

What's Missing From Every Media Story about H1N1 Influenza

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) If you read the stories on H1N1 influenza written by the mainstream media, you might incorrectly think there's only one anti-viral drug in the world. It's name is Tamiflu and it's in short supply.

That's astonishing to hear because the world is full of anti-viral medicine found in tens of thousands of different plants. Culinary herbs like thyme, sage and rosemary are anti-viral. Berries and sprouts are anti-viral. Garlic, ginger and onions are anti-viral. You can't walk through a grocery store without walking past a hundred or more anti-viral medicines made by Mother Nature.

And yet how many does the mainstream media mention? Zero.

The totality of influenza preparedness is defined by the mainstream media as the number of doses of Tamiflu a nation has stockpiled. You see it in stories like this one at the Wall Street Journal:

Tamiflu comes from an herb

To live in a world that's saturated with natural anti-viral medicine and then not even acknowledge it in the media is beyond bizarre. It's Twilight Zone-like. It's like we've been teleported to an alternate universe where anti-viral plants have disappeared... or at least everyone is pretending they have.

Where do you think Tamiflu comes from, by the way?

It's extracted from the Traditional Chinese Medicine herb called Star Anise. It's one of hundreds of different anti-viral herbs found in Chinese Medicine, not to even mention anti-viral herbs from South America, North America, Australia, Africa and other regions.

I find it downright comedic that Big Pharma and the world's health authorities extract their "champion" anti-viral drug Tamiflu from a Chinese Medicine herb, and then they go out of their way to announce to people that herbs and natural remedies are useless against influenza. If that's the case then why are they using herbs to make their own medicine?

How many stories have you read that bother to tell you Tamiflu is made from the star anise herb that's been used for over 5,000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine? Virtually none. The powers that be don't want anybody to know they could actually grow their own medicine in a garden or a windowsill. If you can grow cilantro, you can grow medicine. If everybody figured that out, Big Pharma wouldn't be reaping the enormous profits it's making right now from Tamiflu sales, and the governments of the world wouldn't be able to scare and control people by promising to distribute Tamiflu (but only if you behave).

The Tamiflu scam is global

H1N1 influenza is not a hoax. But the way it's being reported by health authorities and the mainstream media certainly is. The scam in all this is what they leave out of the stories -- the fact that human beings live among a huge natural medicine chest of anti-viral drugs found in every city park, every forest, every swamp and every open field.

You cannot walk across any patch of natural land in America and NOT find anti-viral medicine. It's everywhere! It's in the weeds growing in the cracks in the sidewalks; it's in weeds on the side of the stream; and it's growing in the small patch of dirt left remaining in the median between highway lanes.

In the deserts of the American Southwest, you can't even drive to work without passing mile after mile of abundant anti-viral medicine grown by Mother Nature and just waiting for humans to wake up and be smart enough to recognize it.

I have a sobering prediction about H1N1 influenza (formerly "swine flu"): If it does become a global pandemic, many of those people who refuse to recognize the anti-viral medicine provided by Mother Nature will die. Their misplaced faith in Big Pharma will literally cost them their lives. In contrast, those who have the wisdom to get their medicine from Mother Nature will not only survive the pandemic, they'll thrive even as others around them are dying. It is those who embrace Mother Nature's powerful, synergistic and living medicines who will weather any pandemic storm, and they will emerge as the DNA holders of the future of human civilization.

Chemical worshippers, in other words, have no future on our planet. But those who seek the wisdom of nature have healthy potential for long-term survival.

How the masses are de-educated

If aliens could see us now, and if they could witness the mass-brainwashing of the world's consumers who have been drained of knowledge and implanted with the stupid idea that there's only one anti-viral medicine in the world, they'd laugh their little gray heads off. "How can people who are OF the Earth have been so easily brainwashed to DISMISS the Earth?" they might ask.

The answer, of course, is the mainstream media. With journalists who are painfully ignorant about the natural world around them, the media has managed to de-educate the people on numerous topics, draining away knowledge, wisdom and common sense like a blood-sucking corporate vampire bat. Those consumers who plug in to the media lose intelligence by the week, it seems. And before long, they are left as little more than reactive, do-as-you're-told sheeple who believe anything they're told, even if it violates the laws of the natural world from which they emerged at birth.

Mainstream news reporting on H1N1 influenza (or any pandemic) isn't about educating people; it's about stripping away their knowledge. It's about eliminating complexity and simplifying all actions to a single, reactive element that just happens to be controlled by powerful corporations or bloated governments. It's about stripping away your options, eliminating free choice and framing it all in the false context of "caring for you."

This is how freedoms are ultimately stolen away from the People. They aren't always taken at gunpoint or by force. They're stolen through campaigns of seductive disinformation that teach people to surrender their own freedoms in exchange for the illusion of security or safety. In the middle of a pandemic outbreak, will people submit to Martial Law if it means they get some Tamiflu?

Of course they will. That's the whole point.

God forbid what might happen if people actually began to think for themselves, or grow their own medicine, or treat viral infections using plants rather than prescriptions. What might happen if people learned there are not simply one or two anti-viral medicines in the world, but thousands! (And they don't need a prescription.)

Imagine the economic chaos if people realized they could cure cancer, eliminate heart disease, reverse diabetes and beat influenza using herbs and plants they could grow themselves!

Such explosions of freedom simply cannot be allowed in our corporate-controlled world. Thus, the whole system reminds you to disown any knowledge of herbal medicine and worship only Tamiflu, your chemical savior. Do not question the authorities on these matters, my friends. Chemicals are the true answer to protecting life on our planet. Can't you tell? We've been using chemicals for nearly a hundred years and the population is larger than ever! Who can argue with that?

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