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Mysterious U.S. Swine Flu Probe Widens as Mexico Finds Swine Flu *updated*

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posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 10:00 PM
Seems like wikileaks is having a problem with there web site.

from tweetdeck

Major Internet chokes and some technical issues on our end. We are working on it.
about 4 hours ago from Tweetie

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 10:14 PM
I tried to start a thread about a document I came across regarding the way the New York City Courts and the local jail Rickers Island are dealing with the rapid spread of swine flu in the jail. The document is a PDF (Adobe)

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 10:22 PM

Cases of H1N1 Flu Virus in Canada

As of June 3rd 2009, a total of 1,795 laboratory-confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus have been reported in 9 provinces and 3 territories in Canada

That's a 265 increase of Canadian cases since Monday. Next PHAC update will be on Friday.

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 10:30 PM
Top End Health Minister quarantined

THE NORTHERN Territory's Health Minister was last night in self-imposed quarantine, with suspected swine flu.
The Northern Territory News reports Kon Vatskalis has met many leading members of the community since returning from Melbourne on Saturday, including Chief Minister Paul Henderson, six other Cabinet Ministers, rebel backbencher Marion Scrymgour, and CLP leader Terry Mills.
He has also dined with world leaders of the oil and gas industry, and met the Chinese Ambassador to Australia.
If Mr Vatskalis is found to have swine flu when his test results come back today, his contacts will be urged by health authorities to stay at home for a week.
Mr Vatskalis last night said he had a runny nose, fever and aches.

I wonder what will happen if they tell all those people to quarantine themselfs not to metion what other high ranking officals had secondary contact from them.

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 11:38 PM
Wow, does it seem like we are seeing a surge in deaths today.

A 20-year-old Chicago woman has died after giving birth


Two more people from New York City and another near Syracuse have died

Michigan officials say a 53-year-old suburban Detroit woman is the first in the state to die from swine flu

A New Haven County resident with swine flu has died, the first state death linked to the virus

New York officials say an adult in Onondaga County is the first person outside New York City to die of swine flu.

The US toll from swine flu hit 21 Wednesday as new deaths were reported in New York and Chicago.

A Chesapeake woman who had swine flu has died

Virginia Health Officials Report First Swine Flu Death

Chile Reports 1st Swine Flu Death in South America

A former mayor of Boys Town has died, apparently of swine flu. A paid obituary in the Lincoln Journal Star says 20-year-old Caitlin Anne Treat Huber died of swine flu a day after giving birth to her second daughter.

Three people critically ill in Scotland

There are more however too much to chase tonight. we'll see what the "official" count is in a few days.

I was thinking on this whole "create a false pandemic" idea with the WHO and thought well if I wanted to create panic I would reduce the number of tested cases while maintaining the death rate, that way the virus looks more dangerious than it really is. It builds a fear and motivates the purse strings.

I was toying with the idea after I read how they have limited testing to only the "very" sick. This would explaine their lack of fear of this "killer Virus.

With that said, I still believe that it is a serious event and it will only get worse in the comming months.

Note this fact:
The number of fatalities from swine flu in New York has reached seven, including for the first time an individual not suffering from any other condition, health officials said.

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[edit on 3-6-2009 by Absum!]

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 11:38 PM
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[edit on 3-6-2009 by Absum!]

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 12:22 AM
reply to post by Absum!
Hmmm...7 or 8 ?

Swine Flu Death Toll Up to 8 in New York

For all Ecoparity's foresight and "contacts" one wanted to give him credit for warning of the coming waves...

Expect more in coming days here in the US and UK, as they have multiple critical cases on the line there...

Read 'em and Disbelieve no more...

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 07:29 AM
There are 28 CONFIRMED Fatalities in USA now. See detailed list below:

01. TEXAS, 1st in State and Country

04/29/09 Houston, Texas -- 1st death in State and Country, Miguel Tejeda Vazquez of Mexico City, 23- month old toddler, male, died in Houston hospital while visiting family in Texas (Brownsville), pneumonia, suffered from congenital respiratory condition and heart defect.

02. TEXAS, 2nd in State

05/05/09 Cameron County, Harlingen, Texas, -- 2nd death in State, Judy Dominguez Trunnell, 33-year old pregnant female, school teacher, while in coma had cesarean section, suffered from pregnancy, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Had been hospitalized for 2 weeks, initially tested negative for swine flu.

03. WASHINGTON, 1st in State

05/09/09 reported; 05/06/09 died, Snohomish County, Seattle area, Washington -- male, 30’s, 1st fatality in State, viral pneumonia, underlying heart condition.

04. ARIZONA, 1st in State

05/14/09 reported, died the week before, Maricopa County (Phoenix Metro area), Arizona -- female, late 40’s, suffered from underlying lung condition.

05. TEXAS, 3rd in State

05/15/09 reported; 05/06/09 died, Neuces County, Corpus Christi, Texas -- 3rd in State, male, 33, Carlos Garnica, Viral Pneumonia, suffered from underlying health conditions: hypothyroidism, hypertension, enlarged heart, sleep apnea and morbid obesity

06. NEW YORK, 1st in State

05/17/09 New York City, Queens, New York -- 1st case in NYC, Mitchell Wiener, 55, male, Queens Assistant Principal, underlying medical condition (gout); family denies gout contributed or any other health problems. Was hospitalized, on ventilator, with organ failure and limited treatment options..

07. ARIZONA, 2nd in State

05/20/09 (reported, died a week prior), Gila River Reservation, Pinal County, Arizona -- 57 year old, female with underlying medical conditions.

08. MISSOURI, 1st in State

05/19/09, St. Louis County, Missouri -- 44-year old, male, hospitalized 9th, no entered hospital same day. no underlying health conditions noted.

09. ARIZONA, 3rd in State

05/21/09 reported; 05/15/09 died, Pima County, Tucson, Arizona -- 13-year old, male, hospitalized since May 10th, died Friday May 15; older sibling also hospitalized with swine flu

10. UTAH, 1st in State

05/20/09, Salt Lake City, Utah -- male, 21, Marcos Antonio Sanchez, illness lasted less than one week. Sat. in hospital vomiting blood and high fever. Lungs shut down Tuesday. Taken off life support Wed. May 20th. was overweight and had respiratory condition. Mother says she didn't know he was ill.

11. NEW YORK CITY, 2nd in State

05/24/09 reported (died sometime over last 2 days) New York City, Queens, NY -- 2nd NYC death, 50-something, female, underlying health conditions

12. ILLINOIS, 1st in State

05/25/09 Chicago, Illinois -- no details available other than underlying medical condition

13. NEW YORK, 3rd in State

05/26/09, Queens, 41-year old, female, underlying medical condition

14. NEW YORK, 4th in State

05/26/09, Brooklyn, 34-year old male, underlying medical condition

15. ILLINOIS, 2nd in state,.makes nationwide toll 15

Male resident of northwest Chicago suburb with "other significant medical conditions that "increased vulnerability to the virus." Death reported Wednesday, 5/27;date of death sometime "within the last couple of days".

16 Arizona — A fourth person in Arizona has died from complications of swine flu - nationwide toll 16

Arizona Department of Health Services spokeswoman Laura Oxley confirmed on Wednesday May 27th the death of a 10 year old girl from Pima County. She died May 17, local health officials confirmed today.

17 Illinois man dies from swine flu - 3rd death in Illinois- nationwide toll 17

A 42-year-old Illinois man has died from complications of swine flu.
Officials with the Kane County Health Department say the man died Thursday May 28th

18 Texas - Health officials in El Paso are reporting that a 24 year old pregnant woman died earlier this month from swine flu.

19 Texas - The El Paso Department of Public Health announced that laboratory tests confirmed the virus in 42-year-old man who died at a local hospital. El Paso County has been among the hardest hit in the state

20 California a middle-aged man from San Bernardino County...making him the first confirmed swine flu-related death in the state

21 California Los Angeles County public health officials have confirmed a swine flu-related death in the county. County Health Officer Dr. Jonathan Fielding said Monday the victim was a middle-aged woman who had health problems. She died in late May.

22 New York 5th in City, a child less than 2 years old — has died with swine flu, a spokeswoman for the city’s health department said on Monday.

23 Virginia on Tuesday June 22 confirmed the first death with A/H1N1 virus in the state- State Health Commissioner Dr. Karen Remley made the announcement late in the day, saying that a woman has died in the Chesapeake Health District as a result of the A/H1N1 flu.

24 New York - Few details about the 2 victims have been released. The latest 2 deaths were among the 25-64 age group.

25 New York - New York - Few details about the 2 victims have been released. The latest 2 deaths were among the 25-64 age group.

26 New York - Health officials say an adult in Onondaga County is the first person outside New York City to die of swine flu.

27 Michigan Macomb Woman Dies From H1N1 Virus 1st Person In Michigan To Die From New Virus The 53-year-old died at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren Tuesday evening.

28 Connecticut has recorded its first death linked to the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. The Department of Public Health says the death occurred in a resident of New Haven County who was over the age of 50 and had underlying risk factors that put this person at higher risk for complications of influenza.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 07:32 AM
Up to 29 now:

29 Illinois -A Chicago 20-year-old woman became the fourth person in the state to die Saturday May 30 of the H1N1 swine flu a day after she gave birth, officials said Wednesday.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 09:08 AM
Yesterday was a very busy day for reporting deaths. I have been keeping records as well and these are the totals of confirmed deaths to date:



The latest CDC update has US deaths at 17.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 09:35 AM
reply to post by Cameoii

Thanks for keeping track for us in such an organized way...there were a lot of reports yesterday.

What I'm finding very odd, is that no one seems to be mentioning (in the MSM or with officials) that this virus appears to be killing people outside the normal age ranges of those that usually die from the flu. I am no statistician or flu expert, but it seems to me the number of people dying in their 30s and 40s is much higher than is usually the case with the flu. As at least as many elderly people as people in that age group have "underlying conditions", the underlying conditions don't explain these figures at all, because if that was the reason, we'd be seeing lots of elderly die, and we have not seen even one elderly person die in the US.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 10:35 AM
reply to post by phoenixs1

They believe that older people may have some immunity due to the fact that they were around when similar strains came around years ago.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 10:44 AM
reply to post by phoenixs1

What we aren't hearing is WHAT exactly they are dying of. This is a critical piece of information about the virus, and it is truly the thing that is being suppressed behind the "underlying conditions" description.

Are they dying of SARS? Are they dying of sepsis? Are they dying of viral pneumonia? Are they dying of one or more of their organs shutting down? Are they having cytokine storms?

How far along are these people since they were infected? A week? Three Weeks?

No information. But truly, this is what is important about the virus.

This information was available before, and has become unavailable in the last couple of weeks.

About 1/3 of the elderly probably have some resistance to this virus from having been exposed to another virus that has given them "cross-reactive immunity."

See, they've started moving from telling SOME information, to telling us only pacifying pap.

Interviews. Blogs. We need to find interviews and blogs by the families of these people. These will mention some of this needed information.

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by nanbei

Thanks for providing us with such a comprehensive listing that includes specific demographics.

You might even want to consider starting a thread on this? because it would be nice to see it get picked up on more people will recognize H1N1 isn't the run-o-the-mill flu
They will at least realize that CDC is acting somewhat incompetently....

[edit on 4-6-2009 by sonjah1]

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 11:02 AM
U.S. gov't awards flu vaccine contract to MedImmune company

The U.S. government on Monday awarded a major flu vaccine contract to MedImmune, a Gaithersburg, Maryland-based pharmaceutical company.

The Department of Health and Human Services placed an initial 90-million-dollar order for the vaccine, intending to use it on high-risk populations in the event of a flu pandemic later in the year.

The contract comes less than two weeks after the department officials said they were setting aside about 1 billion dollars to test and purchase vaccines for the national stockpile to fight the unusual virus strain, called A/H1N1.

Under the deal, MedImmune will continue to make its seasonal flu vaccine, but will now also develop a vaccine targeted specifically at the A/H1N1 virus that has caused the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise the pandemic alert level to the fifth of six stages.

...Experts fear the virus, which has caused mostly mild flu cases so far, could become something more dangerous.

MedImmune's vaccine differs from traditional flu vaccines. It is a nasal spray instead of an injection. Another difference is that the vaccine is formulated using live -- but weakened – virus strains.

Experts believe that those differences present some potential advantages, including a more robust immune response since the vaccine is live and the ability to cross protect against other flu strains that may have drifted from the initial target.

*Note: not sure how credible this source or if this has been publicized in US MSM*

I'm eager to hear what those with experise in virology/pharms have to say about this. I'm not a vaccine-taker since childhood, so how common is vaccination via nasal spray rather than injection?

What do y'all think?

[edit on 4-6-2009 by sonjah1]

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 11:05 AM
CDC Telebriefing on Investigation of Human Cases of novel H1N1 Flu

CDC will host a telephone-only briefing to discuss an update in the investigation of cases of H1N1 Flu.
Media: 888-795-0855
Listen only: 800-593-8926
INTERNATIONAL: 1-212-287-1766

Important Instructions: If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

This press briefing media will also be available via listen-only audio web site at We strongly encourage non-media participants to use the webcast.

[edit on 4-6-2009 by JBA2848]

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 11:27 AM
reply to post by CINY8

I am aware of that. They suspected people born before 57 may have some immunity....but we've had many people born before that date die. But not elderly people. So in my opinion, the 1957 theory isn't really proven yet.

And, remember, the spanish flu killed people in that healthy age range, and you have to wonder if it may be acting in a similar way (or at least I do).

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 11:43 AM
reply to post by sonjah1

A live vaccine relies on the strain not being contagious. Removing the pathogenic parts of the virus, and leaving enough around to kick in the immune system.

How much testing is going to happen, when they want it by fall? Not damn much. Which begs the question - they know what parts are pathogenic, and which parts are causing death? Or are they going to take a real good guess, and hope it is mostly right?

Essentially - they want to give you the flu. Because you'll still "get the flu." Your body will still act like you've gotten a flu. Because you will have the flu. Just a less nasty created strain.

It looks like live viruses are generally not contagious. But they can possibly be contagious, particularly to immunosuppressed people and cause them the disease.

There have been nasal administered vaccines for a while. Flu-Mist for example. They aren't as effective in adults, but quite effective in children.

[edit on 2009/6/4 by Aeons]

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 11:54 AM

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 12:04 PM
Interesting that this wasn't made very obvious.
The toddler who first died in Texas - not some poor Mexican worker's family - but the child of a very well-to-do family.

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