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

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posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 04:47 PM
reply to post by alchemist2012

There are 20 confirmed cases of the newer Swine Flu in the U.S.

None of them so far have been fatal, and so far almost all of them are reported as mild.

Mexico on the other hand is reporting imbetween 86 deaths, and 1000 illnesses. Some are claiming that Mexico's reporting is innaccurate...

There is a case in Texas, but the family has been quarentined.
I do not think that traveling would be a good thing to do right now.
If you have a home, stay put...that is my opinion.

Stay out of the public square, and crowds...only go out if you need to.

Check back here often, many updates avaliable...

Google Map on Swine Flu

Another Google Maps Swine Flu Locator

Many Google Maps on one Website

biosurveillance Veratect

Veratect on Twitter

Twitter Breaking News

BioSurveillance Typepad Chart/List

CDC Swine Flu World Health Organization

CDC Press Breifing

Baxter to Work on Creation of Novel Flu Vaccine

Is this the Big One? Too Soon to Tell

[edit on 26-4-2009 by burntheships]

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 04:52 PM
Here is a link to a page by country, Confirmed laboratory cases, Other possible cases & Deaths from all cases. H1N1 2009

United States
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Total 1563+ possible cases
86 dead

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:15 PM
im in indiana would it be cool to go to school

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:39 PM
reply to post by dreaken1993

I am in Missouri and am planning to keep my little ones home for at least a few days to wait this out and see just how fast it is going to surface in my area. Listen, my children are bright and wonderful and I am simply taking no chances with them getting this if I can help it.

Lots of high strangeness, so we have gone into lockdown mode for a bit.

I will take it one day at a time, but for now this is the preparedness that comes as no surprise to me, this site has been an incredible base of information and support and i am so greatful to be part of such an informed discussion board.

This would have to be a personal call, but if everyone just stayed bunkered down for 10 days, the virus would run its course and we would divert any potential global pandemic.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:43 PM
reply to post by burntheships

Saw that vertect tweet or twit or whatever...

US: Sacramento Health Department orders school closed until no influenza-like illness detected for one week. #swineflu

Sacramento schools closed. Summer break comes early.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 05:47 PM
we just need to do this in evey city

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:11 PM
I think schools everywhere should be closed,only 14 in Texas near San Antonio are officially.

"Medical staff has been dispatched to Auckland Airport and all passengers from the Americas are being screened before entry into the country"

From Twitter,I guess some countries ARE taking it more seriously and I'm starting to be a bit disgusted about the way it's "being handled" or not in the US.

They'll wait until all hell breaks loose or kids start dying.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:14 PM
reply to post by irishchic

But... It's not killing "kids" it's killing workforce aged people 20-40

TPTB have NO PROBLEM with a reduction in UE payouts


Wait until this comes back again in the fall, even stronger, then the Social Security & Medicare crowd with be culled too

ETA: How many "pneumonia" deaths have already happened, but will never be tied to the Swine Flu because the US was so slow in even being aware of it?

[edit on 4/26/09 by redhatty]

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:14 PM

Originally posted by antar

This would have to be a personal call, but if everyone just stayed bunkered down for 10 days, the virus would run its course and we would divert any potential global pandemic.

Exactly. We have been led to believe that doing the right thing means
going to school, work, church, socializing - no matter what.
We have been led wrong. Use common sense and do what your gut tells
you. It will likely say to hunker down... for as long as it take -
and protect yourself and others.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:17 PM
reply to post by redhatty

Gotcha' hatty! When I say "kids",I usually mean anyone 10 years younger than I am,LOL!
I agree that if in fact it comes in "waves" such as some have described that the possibility of an extended situation will be the case.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:26 PM

"The Sacramento County Health Department has notified us that one of our students may have this virus. The Health Department is currently testing to confirm the nature of this virus," the e-mail states. "We are recommended to use abundance of caution and they have requested that we close the school at least until Thursday to stop the spread. You may receive a telephone call from a Health Department employee today, asking if anyone in your household has an influenza-like illness ... The Health Department has also recommended that the school remain closed until there is no incidence of new cases of respiratory illness for a week."

I live about 30 miles south of Sacramento. I was already planning on keeping my kids home but this reinforces my decision.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:31 PM
reply to post by pluckynoonez

Yikes! I just cancelled my shopping trip to Whole Foods!

I live in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, just 1000 feet above Sacramento!
A mere 20 minutes on I 80. Way to close to home for my comfort!

Thanks Plucky! I would not have checked!

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:38 PM
"JUST IN -- Local authorities say that 6 more people have died from suspected swine flu in Mexico, which would raise the death toll to 92"

From Twitter.

F -Me Runnin' would appear that it's starting to kill more people in Mexico.

I'm not good doing averages and all that but I'd venture to guess the mortality rate is increasing?

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 06:58 PM
More forward thinking...

How swine flu could be a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear warfare

When a new animal virus emerges in some crowded corner of the Third World and the experts start talking gravely about pandemics, the inevitable question is: How much should we worry?

Well, it probably isn't time, quite yet, to be heading for the hills but the emergence of a new and deadly strain of swine flu in Mexico is a matter of serious concern.

If we are lucky, we will see something like a rerun of the SARS or bird flu scares seen earlier this decade - scary but containable outbreaks of disease which have (so far) killed a few dozen to a few hundred people.
More at Link...

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 07:08 PM
I think fighting the Swine Flu effectively will lose to globalism.

Their choice is clear:
People's health and well being

They will choose Globalism.

The fact is, the health of people is constantly losing out to the "machine" and will continue to. We follow the news and wonder why they are making the decisions they are. Look at what those decisions affect.

Ban travel to Mexico------------won't happen ----can't hurt tourism more
Screen entrants from Mexico--won't happen-----costs too much
Discourage public events------won't happen-----alot of money in sports!
Minimize time in public--------won't happen-----the malls/retailers need you

This is poor timing for a Pandemic. You can't tell people to minimize contact with people when you want them to go out and spend. A Flu Pandemic could send an already weak economy spiralling to disaster. Their Fear of worsening the economy will cloud otherwise easy decisions.

They talk about all the positive of "Globalism".

What about the negative

Spreading a virus around the world like wildfire. To some countries which are ill equiped to deal with it.

Containment is out the window. Why? Because they don't want to restrict travel. Why? Money.

Sounds like their pushing Tamiflu, when it's ineffective.......Money

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 07:22 PM

Mexico Asks Bars, Churches in Capital to Close; Won't Order Offices Shut

April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Mexico requested the closure of bars, movie theaters and churches in the capital to fight an outbreak of deadly swine flu, while stopping short of ordering workplaces shut on concern about the economic impact.

The effort to fight the virus has a “high potential for disruption,” Finance Minister Agustin Carstens said today while speaking to reporters at the International Monetary Fund’s spring meetings. It’s too early to gauge the economic impact, he said.

The epidemic, which has claimed as many as 81 lives, threatens to deepen the country’s economic decline after U.S. demand for Mexican exports including cars and home appliances plummeted. The Mexican economy shrank 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter and probably contracted another 4.2 percent in the first three months of this year, according to a central bank survey of 32 economists published April 1.
More at Links...

BC: a baby with symptoms of the new virus of influenza passes away

Mexicali, BC. A girl of seven months died in the city of Tecate and their parents are in observation with a picture of influenza in a hospitable center of the Mexican Institute of Seguro Social (IMSS), of that border municipality with the United States.

The government of Baja California confirmed the decease of the junior, once Servicio Médico Forense (SEMEFO), employee of the Judicial Power of the State, established that the victim presented/displayed symptoms of the new virus of influenza.

The local sanitary authorities transferred viral samples that the corpse presented/displayed so that the Secretariat of Health of the federal government realises the laboratory tests in the city of Mexico to determine the causes of the death.

World flu epidemic fear rises, Mexicans take refuge

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Fears of a global swine flu pandemic grew with new infections in the United States and Canada on Sunday, and millions of Mexicans hid indoors to avoid a virus that has already killed up to 81 people.

While the only deaths have been in Mexico, the flu is spreading with 20 cases in the United States and six in Canada, and possible cases as far afield as Europe, Israel and New Zealand.

Offering a glimmer of hope in Mexico, President Felipe Calderon said most of the roughly 1,300 people in the country suspected of having the flu have been given a clean bill of health.

[edit on 4/26/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 08:37 PM

U.S. tries get a handle on flu outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States declared a public health emergency on Sunday because of an outbreak of swine flu that has infected 20 people across the country and is suspected of killing up to 81 people in Mexico.

Health and security officials announced steps to release some of the U.S. stockpiles of the anti-flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza. They recommended that local authorities plan for possible school closures and that anyone with symptoms stay at home to reduce the possibility of spreading the illness.

The outbreak is yet another distraction for President Barack Obama as he focuses on rescuing the economy from its worst crisis in decades. His administration will also be mindful of the damage to former President George W. Bush over his government's inept handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 08:38 PM
So a baby has died now... If the results are positive, will that be enough to convince the government to close down more places and prevent this virus being spread even more? Government permission or not, I bet this will convince even more parents to keep their children home tomorrow.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 08:54 PM
reply to post by janon

Just Great!

I am in Sacramento.

Oddly enough, I was a student at St. Mel's back in the Sixties.

One thing they didn't mention in the news snippet I read was that there is a church attached to the school.

If this flu strain is proven to be transmissable human-to-human, daily services will have provided an ample opportunity for the contagion to have spread throughout the northeast end of the county; a county with well over 1 million inhabitants.

I clearly remember, that perhaps a year or so ago, there was a meeting held in one of our conference rooms at which the implications and plans for a pandemic was the topic.

Monday should be a very interesting day at work.
Think I'll pack my N-95 mask in my briefcase...just in case.

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