It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

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

page: 263
90
<< 260  261  262    264  265  266 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:25 PM
link   
The eventual impact of swine flu on the travel industry will be as unknown as the total number of people affected.

However, John Edmunds, professor of infectious disease modelling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said two things seem clear about H1N1 - how transmissible it is, and how pathogenic it is.

"It seems to be as transmissible as previous strains of influenza pandemics [in 1918 and 1968], but a lot milder," said Edmunds.

What is also confusing for the public, is that the last two global outbreaks of disease that hit the headlines were SARS and bird flu - both of which did not spread as readily as swine flu, but are much deadlier.

"The real nightmare scenario would be if swine flu infects someone who has bird flu." This could result in a virus as virulent as bird flu, and as transmissible as swine flu, Edmunds said.

"Shutting borders is pointless. It will be slamming the stable door long after the horse has bolted," said Edmunds.

United Nations World Tourism Organization assistant secretary-general Geoffrey Lipman agreed that advising against travel and closing borders would do nothing to stop the disease.

"The social and economic disruption would probably have a worse effect than the virus itself - especially in a recession."

Like ABTA chairman John McEwan, Lipman's advice for travel agents it to continue encouraging customers to go on holiday.

"It is okay to travel, unless you have flu symptoms. The best precaution is to wash your hands frequently, and be careful when you have contact with people.

"It is also important to stay informed. The virus could mutate, so follow advice before leaving, during the trip and after, by visiting sos.travel, which provides the best possible information." www.travelweekly.co.uk...




posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:31 PM
link   
Markus and Thomas of the Austrian documentary team www.grenz.tv are going to make a documentary on the Baxter incident, and they might come along on Wednesday and film the act of my handing in a new, more comprehensive set of criminal charges at the Vienna State Prosecutor’s Office.

This is a summary of the claims I will be making:

The defendants listed in the criminal charges, including the Austrian Health Minister, appear to be members of, or facilitating, an international corporate crime syndicate, and the pattern of these member’s activity across a spectrum of organisations strongly suggests the notion they are working in such a way as to sustain and move forward, in interaction with each other, systematically and deliberately, the crime syndicate’s agenda, specifically, of mass murder by means of the use of an artificial virus, deliberately developed and released, and also a toxic vaccine, offered under false misrepresentation as a prophylactic measure, with the intention of profiting financially and politically from the resulting mass murder in an act that violates laws on organised crime, bioterrorism and treason.

The international corporate crime organisation appears to use a number of agents and organisations to accomplish their goals in Austria, including Baxter’s Austrian subsidiary, specifically, for the development of the technical means to produce a deadly virus and toxic vaccines, as well as for the development of the technical means to make these toxic vaccines available in large enough quantities to inject into hundreds millions of people, using 1,200 bioreactor vats and a cell culture technology in Baxter’s production facilities in Bohumil in the Czech Republic that will allow contaminated vaccine material to be produced on a huge scale.

In general, Baxter and WHO scientists appear to have helped isolate viruses, bioengineered them to make the more lethal. Also, Baxter has tested and obtained licences well in advance of the so-called unexpected “pandemic” for the core vaccines for the allegedly “new” swine flu and bird flu.

In addtion, Baxter and other companies are planning to include toxic substances such as mercury and adjuvants know to cause damage in spite of Baxter’s own clinical studies testifying that, adjuvants have no beneficial effect.

[edit on 22-7-2009 by wizardwars]



posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:38 PM
link   
In addition, the crime syndicate appears to have positioned their agents into high government office and to have taken control of key decision making bodies such as the Health Ministry. These agents appear to be acting under the colour of their office to ensure public resources are available for companies like Baxter to produce the “swine flu” and “bird flu” vaccine and also to unblock political opposition to a mass vaccination “swine flu” campaign planned for autumn in Austria.

In spite of the ongoing criminal investigation by the police in Austria into Baxter, of which the Health Minister is fully aware as is shown by his own correspondence, the Health Minister has rushed ahead with giving Baxter the contract to provide the “swine flu” vaccines.

Furthermore, the Health Minister has revealed that the contract Baxter has with the government and the sum it will be paid for supplying every person in Austrian with two doses of this vaccine cannot be scrutinised by the general public, sparking concerns that the Health Minister is misusing his position to facilitate Baxter’s access to significant funds for reasons of personal profit.

In addtion, the Health Minister and his officials failed to issue a press release or notify the people of Austria that 72 kilos of vaccine material contaminated with live bird flu virus has been sent out by Baxter’s laboratory or to discuss the incident in the Council of Ministers even though the Health Minister is obliged by the Constitution to act in a way that is transparent. It was only in parliamentary questions that came in May, on the last day of the 8 week period allowed to the Health Minister, that he, however, revealed that 72 kilos of vaccine material had been sent out, a quantity that underscores the seriousness of the crime.

Furthermore, the Health Minister falsely claimed there was no danger to human life even though 18 staff employed by one lab in Vienna that had received the contaminated bird flu material had had to be immediately treated preventatively for bird flu in hospital as soon as BioTest in the Czech Republic issued an alert concerning the material.

In addtion, the Health Minister falsely claimed in his parliamentary answers that the correct legal basis for handling the Baxter incident was the vetinary code when the correct legal basis is, in fact, the biosafety regulations as well as bioterrorism laws and the criminal code.

The agents of this crime syndicate have also passed an act, specifically the Austrian Influenza Pandemic Plan of 2005, that allows for the forced mass vaccination of the population in the event of a pandemic emergency as well as also for the restriction of movement, quarantine etc.

The Austrian Pandemic Pan of 2005 establishes the policies, laws and regulations of the World Health Organisation and the EU as supreme over Austria law during a pandemic and sets the stage for militarizing the management of the country’s health emergencies.

The 2005 plan sets up a special crisis committee in the Ministery of Interior that will follow WHO and EU directives, so that WHO controls will be controlling over relevant Austrian statutes or authorities. Austrian law enforcement forces can be used during a domestic emergency involving a pandemic flu and will be answerable ultimately to WHO.

The Austrian agents of the syndicate appear to have conspired with WHO to develop and distribute a bioweapon, by helping to fund and licence the creation of dangerous viruses, by putting created diseases in into the public domain to trigger a pandemic.

Specifically, WHO supplied Baxter — by a Baxter spokesperson’s own admission — with the live bird flu virus that it then used to contaminate 72 kilos of material, in order to trigger a pandemic, and then use that pandemic as an excuse to issue lucrative contracts for vaccines to companies such as Baxter and without adequate safety controls.

Two memos from 1972 prove WHO has been preparing for a long time a 3 step approach to turning vaccines into killers.



posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 08:39 PM
link   
Members of this international crime gang appear to meet to discuss their plans in secretive establishments, such as freemason lodges, and also at the annual Bilderberg meeting, attended this year in Athens by Chancellor Werner Faymann and the CEO of Novartis, Daniel Vassella, where it appears that tactics and procedures for obtaining their goals for the mass murder of the people of Austria, and in other countries around the world, this autumn under the pretext of offering them a vaccine as a prophylactic measure, which is planned to be toxic.

The international crime syndicates appears to have undue influence on the highest State Prosecutor, who has failed to launch an investigation into Baxter and appears to have accepted Baxter’s act of filing charges against itself as a ploy to circumvent an investigation.

Furthermore, the President and the Head Constitutional Court appear to be unblocking avenues of illegal activitiy and allow the group to carry out their criminal activities with impunity.

It appears that these agents are working for the crime syndicate n return for bribes, kickbacks and offshore bank accounts. Novartis, for example, is reported to have paid a five figure sum for a buffet for the President.

Furthermore, there is credible evidence that the leader of the far right party, Heinz Christian Strache, put pressure on his health spokesperson, Dr Dagmar Belakowitsch-Jenewein not to ask in depth parliamentary questions about Baxter’s activities in relation to the contamination of the bird flu.

It is on record that Dr Belakowitsch-Jenewein in reckless disregard of her parliamentary duties and although she is a medical doctor and although she was fully aware of the criminal charges and the biosafety regulations, did not initiate a parliamentary or other inquiry into the Baxter incident when the parliamentary answers from the Health Minister revealed that 72 kils of vaccine material had been contaminated by the live bird flu virus by Baxter, sparking questions about whether there are financial or personal links between Baxter and Strache that motivate him to cover up Baxter’s activities.

From these facts, it appears Baxter and Novartis and other vaccine companies have formed an oligopoly that operates to maximise their profits together with WHO and their agents in the Austrian government. Baxter and Novartis executives participated in the vaccine advisory group that recommended mandatory vaccines to WHO in July.

As a result of the planned, deliberate and coordinated activities of the members of this organisation in Austria, the people of Austria are now in danger of being forced to take a toxic vaccine with heavy metals, adjuvants and a live whole virus this autumn to treat an influenza virus that appears to have been deliberately developed and released by the very same vaccine companies, and other allied organisations such as WHO.

There is a danger that the public will be given false information deliberately and systematically in order to encourage them to take this dangerous vaccine of their free will.

Specifically, the magazine Profil appears to have deliberately, systematically and wilfully misrepresented the Baxter incident and used languages, false sources and images to deceive the public in a report written by Emil Bobi in April 2009.

Profil’s founder Oscar Bronner is reported to have attended Bilderberg meetings regularly where he appears to have had person to person discussions with other key figures in the syndicate.

Profil and the Health Minister appear to be acting in coordination to control the flow of information reaching the Austrian general public in such a way as to hide the evidence of Baxter’s crimes and to incite fear over the “swine flu” to drive people to take a vaccine that will be dangerous to their health while ignoring other effective measures such as colloidal silver.

Furthermore, in a pandemic emergency being declared, the people of Austria will lose their sovereignty and their civic rights and could find themselves being forced to take the injections under WHO instructions.

For these allegations, I will present a range of evidence, including documents, letters and emails, building on my first set of charges.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:22 AM
link   
Authorities say 20 inmates in the Los Angeles County Jail system have contracted the swine flu.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Wednesday that the first confirmed case was reported about two weeks ago at the downtown Men's Central Jail.

He said most of the infected inmates are housed at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. At that facility, about 190 inmates were placed in two quarantine housing areas, where they will be tested and monitored over a seven-day period.

Two inmates were taken to outside hospitals for treatment.

About 20,000 inmates are in the county jail system. cbs2.com...



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:23 AM
link   
CANBERRA, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Australia's A/H1N1 flu death toll reached 45 on Thursday following the death of a 77 year-old Tasmanian woman.

Tasmania Health department spokesman Gershu Paul said a woman, suffering from a number of chronic conditions, became the state's second person to die with A/H1N1 flu.

Paul said that although influenza was not the primary cause of the woman's death on Wednesday, it may have been a contributing factor.

Tasmanians meanwhile are bracing themselves for a spike in A/H1N1 flu infections over the next four to eight weeks. news.xinhuanet.com...



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:33 AM
link   
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State health officials are reporting two more swine flu-related deaths in Utah.

The updated tally announced by the Utah Department of Health on Wednesday brings the number of deaths related to the H1N1 virus to 16. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State health officials are reporting two more swine flu-related deaths in Utah.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:34 AM
link   
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The A/H1N1 flu was suspected to have killed a 32-year-old Indonesian male student studying in Malaysia, a local daily reported here on Thursday. news.xinhuanet.com...



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:35 AM
link   
SANTIAGO, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Chilean Public Health Ministry said on Wednesday that some 700,000 people, or 5 percent of its population, will be infected with the A/H1N1 flu virus by the end of the influenza outbreak. news.xinhuanet.com...



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:45 AM
link   
Dr Bob Winter, president of the Intensive Care Society, said information from Australia and New Zealand, is that their intensive care beds are swamped as 15 per cent of swine flu patients in hospital require specialist intensive care.

Dr Winter said: "If that happened here we would be screwed. www.telegraph.co.uk...



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:48 AM
link   
Miami-based Opko Health has acquired a worldwide license to develop a vaccine that, if successful, could be the first product to protect humans from all strains of the flu. www.miamiherald.com...



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:50 AM
link   
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. pork supplies held in storage ballooned to the highest level ever for the month of June as consumers turned to other meats amid the spread in swine flu, the government and analysts said on Wednesday. www.reuters.com...



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:57 AM
link   
Desperate health leaders are to start rolling out the new swine flu vaccine before full human trials are carried out. www.mirror.co.uk...



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 10:37 AM
link   
Swine flu website grinds to a halt


A much-heralded government website designed to relieve the pressure from frontline NHS staff by providing online diagnosis of swine flu ground to a halt today within a few minutes of its launch.

The website - at www.direct.gov.uk/pandemicflu - was made live at 3pm to help support the National Pandemic Flu service's telephone helpline, which is designed to handle 200,000 calls a day.

Within three minutes the site was showing a message informing visitors and patients: "The Service is currently very busy and cannot deal with your request at this time. Please try again in a little while."

"It's having a few teething problems but it should be sorted pretty soon," a Department of Health spokesman said.




posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:09 PM
link   
Death toll of A/H1N1 flu in Canada rises to 55


OTTAWA, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of the A/H1N1 flu in Canada rose to 55 Thursday, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced.

That was five more than the number released on Tuesday.

Deaths have now occurred in seven provinces or territories. The French-speaking Quebec has the most deaths at 19, followed by Ontario province at 18.

The total confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu in the country have now surpassed 10,000.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:10 PM
link   
Local Child Dies From The Swine Flu, Second Death In King County


A King County female child died on July 18 from complications of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) and her underlying health conditions. This is the second reported H1N1 death in King County.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:12 PM
link   
First H1N1-related death in Malaysia


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded its first influenza A (H1N1)-related death in a 30-year-old Indonesian student who died of heart complications.

Tengku Abdullah Syahputra from Medan was a first-year student of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance in Kuala Lumpur.

His body has been claimed by his family and taken back to Medan.

He was on holiday in Indonesia and returned to Malaysia on July 5. He had fever and cough but the symptoms were mild.

On July 20, he started to have high fever and cough and was lethargic.

The next day, the student sought medical treatment at a private medical centre in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

While waiting for his medication, the student fainted and was given emergency medical treatment but he failed to respond.

He was declared dead at 11.50am.




posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:13 PM
link   
Two swine flu deaths in Hillsborough


The county health department announced the first two deaths from the H1N1 flu — two adult males.

The men, aged 44 and 49, had underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of complications from flu, according to health officials.

The county has about 140 lab-confirmed cases while the state reports about 2,915 cases of H1N1 with 25 deaths.
.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:14 PM
link   
Virginia woman with swine-flu virus dies


The Virginia Department of Health reported today the death of a woman from the Prince William Health District who was diagnosed with the H1N1 swine-flu virus.

The cause of death had not been confirmed, but the virus appears to have played a factor, officials said. The patient had an underlying health condition that put her at greater risk of complications from the flu.

At least three Virginians have died from the virus since early June.
.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:17 PM
link   
Neurologic Complications Seen with Swine Flu


LITTLE FALLS, N.J., July 23 -- Clinicians encountering children with flu-like symptoms accompanied by neurologic symptoms should consider infection with the pandemic H1N1 (swine flu) virus in the differential diagnosis, researchers said.
Action Points
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

■Explain to interested patients that this study described four cases in which children with confirmed infection with the pandemic H1N1 virus had neurological complications without a known etiology.
Since April, the Dallas County health department has detected four cases of neurological complications in children with confirmed H1N1 infection, Jane Siegel, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and colleagues reported in the July 24 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


When encountering children with flu-like symptoms and unexplained seizures or mental status changes, clinicians should begin antiviral treatment immediately -- especially in hospitalized patients -- and send specimens for viral testing, the researchers said.


Neurological complications, including seizures, encephalitis, encephalopathy, and Reye syndrome, had previously been associated with seasonal influenza viruses but had not yet been described in connection to the new pandemic strain.


The cases -- all boys -- were identified among 405 confirmed cases of infection and 44 hospitalizations in the Dallas area. The CDC was alerted on May 28.


All four boys, whose ages ranged from 7 to 17, recovered fully during hospitalization and were sent home without any remaining neurological symptoms.


All four had fever, three had encephalopathy, and two had seizures.


The onset of the neurological symptoms after the development of respiratory disease ranged from one to four days.


All received a five-day course of oseltamivir (Tamiflu); three also received rimantadine, which has proven to be ineffective against the pandemic H1N1 virus.


The researchers described the details of each patient's experience:


•Patient A was a previously healthy black male, age 17, who was initially sent home with a prescription for oseltamivir after seeking treatment at a community hospital emergency room. He was admitted the next day because of increased weakness. He was disoriented and confused and gave slow and intermittent responses to questions. His mental status returned to normal on day three.

•Patient B was a previously healthy Hispanic male, age 10, who presented with tonic-clonic seizure and a subsequent post-ictal mental state. He was transferred to the ICU after having a generalized seizure. During his hospitalization, he was confused and drowsy and had difficulty answering questions. Following another seizure on day four, his mental status returned slowly to normal by day seven.

•Patient C was a white male, age 7, with a history of simple febrile seizure. He presented at the hospital with a seizure following two days of cough, nasal congestion, and fatigue. He was discharged on day three and completed a five-day course of antiviral treatment.

•Patient D was a black male, age 11, with a history of asthma. A neurologic exam revealed ataxia and he had a seizure shortly after admission. He was disoriented and had visual hallucinations during the first two days of his hospitalization. He had difficulty responding to questions, slow speech, and decreased respiratory drive associated with encephalopathy. His mental status returned to normal on day four.



new topics

top topics



 
90
<< 260  261  262    264  265  266 >>

log in

join