posted on Mar, 18 2006 @ 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Vis Mega
The MSM is telling US citizens to start prepping for Bird Flu by buying food and nessesities. However, this is not the type of prepping one would do
in case of an epidemic. You can argue this if you'd like, but since I'm trying to keep this post short I'm not going to get in to why this is very
suspicious. In fact, if you went to the GOV site they are also telling you to get things such as matches and batteries which are not the materials one
would need in a case of pandemic.
Originally posted by Testrun
I agree with the above post, why would the USA administration ask it's people to stock up on supplies for a pandemic of bird flu, I believe it's a
ruse as they know something else is coming their way that could be far more destructive.
I would like to comment on these questions I found this at the CDC website:
Transmission of Influenza A Viruses Between Animals and People
Avian influenza A viruses may be transmitted from animals to humans in two main ways:
- Directly from birds or from avian virus-contaminated environments to people.
- Through an intermediate host, such as a pig.
Influenza A viruses have eight separate gene segments. The segmented genome allows influenza A viruses from different species to mix and create a new
influenza A virus if viruses from two different species infect the same person or animal. For example, if a pig were infected with a human influenza A
virus and an avian influenza A virus at the same time, the new replicating viruses could mix existing genetic information (reassortment) and produce a
new virus that had most of the genes from the human virus, but a hemagglutinin and/or neuraminidase from the avian virus. The resulting new virus
might then be able to infect humans and spread from person to person, but it would have surface proteins (hemagglutinin and/or neuraminidase) not
previously seen in influenza viruses that infect humans.
Ready or Not, Bird Flu Is Coming to America
Can It Be Stopped?
Even on a model farm, ABC News saw a pond just outside the protected barns attracting wild geese.
It is the droppings of infected waterfowl that carry the virus.
According to the article above, it pretty much explains that this flu can be transmitted by the droppings of these infected birds to other animals
then on to you. Therefore, this does not just affect the poultry in a worst-case scenario but a rather larger chunk of the food supply. They are
basically telling you here that this could similarly affect Beef and pork as well as your pet dog or cat. The other animals do not even have to come
into direct contact with the infected birds, simply their droppings that they scatter all over the countryside including water foul being in water
sources used by other animals.
Now if the worse case scenario did occur and you had even a city sized outbreak of this disease, then those that were stuck in the city's safest
route would be to basically isolate themselves, and live off of supplies to minimize those you come into contact with for as long as possible. Would
you really want to eat food that had been handled by another person in the city at some point, at any level? If folks in the city started becoming
ill, how long would it be before many of your basic city services would begin to break down (including power as there would be no one to run the
generators nor fuel supply to run them), or supplies would be allowed to come into the area to restock gas stations or food stores? You don’t
honestly think that they would let truckers bring in food with the possibility that they might contract the virus and carry it around the country, do
you? Even then would you want to risk going to the store or a re-supply point to get those supplies knowing you might bring the virus home to your
family with you?
I am not arguing the rest of the post, but I think they are being upfront with us about the reasons for storing supplies. You will always see this
brought up with any disaster prep situation, as they are the most important things to have on hand, and the first to fly from the shelves in an
emergency. Living in Hurricane land I have witnessed last minute panic supply hording first hand, and once that has started its too late to go get
your supplies. Personally, I am surprised they did not bring up storing of water as well, as this is the single most important survival factor in any
If they were truly worried about WWIII starting, they would have told you to make sure you had as much sealed stored water supply as you could hold
and filtration/purification gear for when that ran out. Fallout has this tendency to get into water and can only be removed by filtration, virus’s
can be removed from water by purification through boiling or bleaching which requires no special gear beyond what you have in your kitchen/laundry
So, the fact that they are not bringing up water is pretty telling to me.