Haitians have suffered the worst cholera outbreak in the world as a direct result of fouled water. The originating cause is well documented, even specifying the UN peacekeeping troups whose sanitation was so poor that water was widely polluted. The obvious cure is to stop the pollution of drinking water.
So, what does the United Nations want to do? Vaccinate! Haiti is a country that had absolutely no cholera until struck by a devastating earthquake that disrupted the people’s usual ready access to clean water and basic sanitation. So, rather than trying to resolve the real problem, lack of clean water, which would return people to health—or at least stop the cholera—the UN wants to press vaccinations on them.
Dr. Paul Farmer, a UN Special Envoy to Haiti, acknowledges that the outbreak was sudden. He stated, ”It’s freakin’ incredible! In 365 days, you go from no cases to the largest number in the world.” He even suggests that cholera is likely to become endemic, that it will be part of daily life for Haitians. The cause, he says, is water insecurity, that Haiti is the ”most water insecure” country in the world.
Farmer doesn’t seem to remember why that is. Haiti is not a dry country. It has rainfall levels varying from a minimum of 20 inches (508 mm) per year in the west to 77-273 inches (1,956-6,934 mm) in the interior and mountainous areas. The capital, Port au Prince, gets about 45 inches (1,143 mm) a year. Haiti is loaded with water, yet Farmer calls it the “most water insecure” country in the world!
What happened in Haiti was a massive earthquake, after which the obvious needs of the people were largely—and are still—ignored. The World Health Organization’s first focus was on vaccinations! Instead of trying to secure adequate clean water for people—lack of which is one of the most significant causes of infectious diseases, including meningitis and polio—the WHO opted to spend vast sums of money on vaccinating against childhood diseases.
Right now, it’s estimated that more than 12,000 latrines are needed in Haiti. The WHO could be helping resolve this, but the WHO says that sanitation and water supplies are not their concern! That’s right, one of the most basic requirements for health is not even a topic of consideration by the UN’s health agency.
The UN’s own Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that only about a third of that needed latrines were functional in August, and that was down from July’[s 5,800 latrines. And the WHO doesn’t consider supplying latrines within their purview.
And now they want to exacerbate their initial error by adding cholera to the vaccine cocktail!
The push to vaccinate is not an attempt to create health. It’s an attempt to suppress the effects of lack of health. Health does not come in a needle or drops of vaccine in the mouth or sprayed in the nose or forced through or pricked into the skin. Health is possible only when adequate and good quality food, adequate and clean water, and good sanitation are available. Without those basics, there is no health. There may be the absence of obvious disease symptoms, but that is not the same thing as health.
The UN is not interested in bringing health to the people of Haiti. If they were, they’d finance the basic requirements for it, not throw massive amounts of money into the Big Pharma pot.
The focus on vaccination instead of health becomes a never-ending cycle. If there is little effort put into resolving the underlying cause of the cholera outbreak, then Haitians’ health will continue to deteriorate, while vaccinations continue to be given…on and on and on.
If you’re a pharmaceutical company, that sounds like a mighty fine deal. For the people of Haiti? It’s yet another disaster added to the existing one, with the resources that might be used to alleviate the misery permanently diverted to Big Pharma’s profit machine.
Addendum: Farmer does acknowledge that Haiti’s cholera epidemic can be ended by improvements in the water and sanitation systems. Nonetheless, he continues to insist, “To eradicate cholera we’re going to have to vaccinate huge numbers of people. It’s going to require a massive campaign like polio.”
Truly, one must wonder whether he’s directly on Big Pharma’s payroll, or simply ordered to spout this nonsense.