It was basically made up to divert our attention away from things we should be more concerned about and it's a very convenient excuse for throwing billions of dollars in tax dollars at the pharmaceutical companies. Specifically, Baxter Incorporated stands to make billions of dollars off of this bogus pandemic.
For more information on how trustworthy Baxter is read this article.
It's emerged that virulent H5N1 bird flu was sent out by accident from an Austrian lab last year and given to ferrets in the Czech Republic
Last December, the Austrian branch of US vaccine company Baxter sent a batch of ordinary human H3N2 flu, altered so it couldn't replicate, to Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, also in Austria. In February, a lab in the Czech Republic working for Avir alerted Baxter that, unexpectedly, ferrets inoculated with the sample had died. It turned out the sample contained live H5N1, which Baxter uses to make vaccine. The two seem to have been mixed in error.
Markus Reinhard of Baxter says no one was infected because the H3N2 was handled at a high level of containment. But Ab Osterhaus of Erasmus University in the Netherlands says: "We need to go to great lengths to make sure this kind of thing doesn't happen."
Accidental release of a mixture of live H5N1 and H3N2 viruses could have resulted in dire consequences. While H5N1 doesn't easily infect people, H3N2 viruses do. If someone exposed to a mixture of the two had been simultaneously infected with both strains, he or she could have served as an incubator for a hybrid virus able to transmit easily to and among people
The Canadian mainstream news also covers the same story.
Now the Wall St Journal even reports it didn't start off in Mexican farms
Here's an article that describes, in passing, just why we'd have this fabricated "pandemic" in the first place.
"A corporation, say, some pharmaceutical corporation, is not particularly likely to want to fund research which is going to help everybody.by and large, its not going to want to fund, say basic biology, which may be a public good that anybody can use 10 or 20 years from now. Its going to want to fund things that it can make profit from and, furthermore, do it in the short term"