Outbreak: the search for answers

Statement by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

27 April 2009: The Northeast Intelligence Network has been carefully monitoring the threat posed to the U.S. by the recent flu outbreak and are sorting through the many layers of confusion associated with this evolving health crisis. Investigators and researchers are attempting to isolate fact from fiction and provide our readers with the most accurate and honest information possible. As noted in an article written by contributing analyst Randy Taylor yesterday, the U.S. declared a “public health emergency,” but at the same time took no action to contain its spread within the U.S. from Mexico.

The federal declaration of a public health emergency does, however, serve a legitimate purpose: it provides state authorities the ability to expedite the increased distribution of antiviral medications and related medical equipment from regional locations to specific health centers to accommodate the anticipated increase in the number of patients. At the same time, however, there appears to be a number of oddities associated with this “potential pandemic” that cannot be overlooked.

As investigators, we don’t believe in coincidences, and there have been far too many such coincidences with this and other issues of late that deserve special attention - with a high degree of investigative diligence but without the hyperbole. It is in that spirit that we are searching for answers, using all of our resources so we can issue authoritative reports on threats to YOUR security, whether the threat stems from the flu itself or perhaps from something else…

There are indeed many oddities associated with this emerging crisis. We are living in perilous times. As such, we urge everyone NOT to believe everything you hear or read. We also urge everyone to look beyond the obvious and watch what is taking place behind the scenes. Meanwhile, as we engage in our investigation, follow the sensible recommendations provided by Randy Taylor - and check back here often for our investigative findings as they are developed. (You can also follow us via RSS feed or Twitter).