Belarus: Swine Flu Skeptics
Despite his country's proximity to Ukraine, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is, for now, a swine-flu skeptic. Speaking in Kyiv during a November 5 news conference with Viktor Yushchenko, the Belarusian leader accused pharmaceutical companies of fanning the flames of flu hysteria in order to drive up profits.
"I know very well what is going on in this super-corrupt, gangster circle of medicine producers," Lukashenka said.
Sales of swine-flu vaccinations and treatments have been brisk, the president speculated, adding that pharmaceutical companies "today squeal like swine. Tomorrow, perhaps, they'll purr like cats or moo like cows."
There are currently 128 confirmed cases of swine flu in Belarus. A handful of deaths have been attributed to pneumonia.
Lukasenko se ne plasi svinjskog gripa, kaze da farmakomafija namerno siri histeriju kako bi uvecala profit prodajom vakcina.
Slozio bih se sa njim samo delimicno, ipak je on samo jedan komunisticki aparatcik koji napipava istinu, ali nikako da mu se cela ukaze, kao ni rahmetli Slobi...