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Reports accuse WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat, possible ties to drug makers

Posted on Jun 11, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, June 4, 2010; 1:52 PM European criticism of the World Health Organization’s handling of the H1N1 pandemic intensified Friday with the release of two reports that accused the agency of exaggerating the threat posed by the virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should respond. The WHO’s response caused widespread, unnecessary fear and prompted countries around the world to waste millions of dollars, according to one report. At the same time, the Geneva-based arm of...

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