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Should WHO be financially responsible for wasted H1N1 expenses?

According to two new reports out of Europe, the World Health Organization greatly exaggerated the the threat posed by the virus and failed to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond.

As a result, a number of nations spent millions of dollars to stockpile millions of doses of antiviral medication, funds which the new reports claim were wasted.

Should the WHO be held financially accountable for their imprudent influence? Weigh in below.

By Cameron Smith  |  June 4, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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This is a sick society we live in when we are looking to sue someone because a flu pandemic did not strike our country and the world and wipe out a large portion of our population. How about we just be thankful instead of looking for someone to blame for our good fortune?

Posted by: mawheelz | June 5, 2010 5:15 AM

WHO's other choice was to wait until hundreds of thousands of people died of H1N1 and they try catch up. It is inevitable that a horrible flu will come as it has before. We must be prepared to bring force to bear on any pandemic. Please remember that H1N1 is still being transmitted and has the potential to kill large numbers of people.

Posted by: lswonder | June 5, 2010 11:59 AM

Anything connected to the UN is suspect and WHO (World Health Org) is their love child.

Do your research on all the UN agencies which include WHO, IMF (International Monetary Fund) which funds all the UN enterprises worldwide (take from rich countries and 'redistributes' to poor countries, WBG (World Banking Group)), WTO. UNIDO. Research for yourself and note how much the USA provides financially to this group. We are broke and we still must underwrite, on borrowed funds, the UN and the world.

Posted by: imaginemore | June 5, 2010 5:46 PM

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